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Massachusetts hospital worker claims record lottery jackpot

BRAINTREE, Mass. — A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history — a $758.7...

1 winning ticket sold for $758.7M Powerball jackpot

BOSTON — A single winning ticket has been sold for the massive Powerball $758.7 million jackpot in Wednesday night’s drawing. The winning ticket was...

Trump revisits his Charlottesville comments in angry speech

PHOENIX — President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that "our movement is about love."...

House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t support censure of Trump

MADISON — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following a...

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman...

Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; reversing stance

WASHINGTON — Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring...

Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House

WASHINGTON — White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded...

Trump signs order to speed infrastructure construction

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he's signing a new executive order "streamlining" the federal permitting process to speed up construction of transportation, water...

How Robert E. Lee’s image transformed over time

Confederate Army Gen. Robert E. Lee was vilified in the North during the Civil War only to be transformed in the decades afterward into...

As North plans missile launch, US, S. Korea ready war games

SEOUL, South Korea — Military officials said Friday they plan to move ahead with large-scale U.S.-South Korea exercises later this month that North Korea,...

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