The estimated $700 million Powerball jackpot on the line Saturday night is the 10th largest in U.S. lottery history. The last time someone beat the odds of one in 292.2 million and won the Powerball jackpot was Nov. 19, 2022.
The Chinese balloon would be brought down once it is above the Atlantic Ocean where the remnants could potentially be recovered, according to four U.S. officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive operation.
Southern California’s most popular puma gained fame as P-22 and cast a spotlight on the troubled population of California’s endangered mountain lions and their decreasing genetic diversity. After his death in December, biologists and conservationists want to retain samples of P-22′s body for scientific testing to aid in future wildlife research. But representatives of the Chumash, Tataviam and Gabrielino (Tongva) peoples say his body should be returned, untouched, to the ancestral lands where he spent his life so he can be honored with a traditional burial.
Eligible families need to apply to receive it. The state estimates it will pay about $230 million in refunds this year and $257 million next year as more people become aware of it.
The Pentagon says the balloon, which is carrying sensors and surveillance equipment, is maneuverable and has shown it can change course. It has loitered over sensitive areas of Montana where nuclear warheads are siloed.
The extreme cold curtailed some traditional winter activities. Ski areas scaled back operations, while in New Hampshire, organizers of an annual ice castle attraction shortened the evening visitor schedule for Friday and Saturday nights.
Minnesota guard Austin Rivers and Magic center Mo Bamba were the initial players involved.
Early reports were the caddie’s condition was improving.
The rescue swimmer — who was on his first rescue just after graduating from the Coast Guard’s rescue swimmer program — was lowered from the helicopter by a cable.
An internal police investigation showed the officer violated multiple department policies in the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols. Five other police officers were also fired and then charged with second-degree murder.