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Mega Millions results for 12/26/17; did anyone win the $277M jackpot?

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The Powerball estimated jackpot is $337 million, and will be drawn on Wednesday night. The jackpot has been rolling since October 13. That player also played the Megaplier option which increased the winnings to $4 million. There are several factors for the lack of a victor, including fewer players. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 259 million. For Powerball , it's one in roughly 292 million. Read More »

JetBlue plane slides off runway in Boston

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When told that emergency personnel would be responding, the pilot said, "We just need a tow". "And, yeah, it started getting rough", passenger Steve Chisholm told ABC-affiliated WCVB news. Winter Storm Ethan dumped at least three inches of snow on Boston, which saw its first White Christmas in 14 years. Crews worked to clear the runway of snow and many flights were delayed. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Named Most Admired Woman, Again

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Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were the clear winners, though, in 2015. "What? Like it's hard?" Following a year in which he achieved new lows in approval ratings for a new president, Trump is now the first chief executive to not win Gallup's Most Admired Man poll in the first year of his presidency since, uh, ever . Read More »

Pennsylvania woman stunned by $284 billion electric bill

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She suspected that her family had put up their Christmas lights wrong. After a call from Horomanki's son, Penelec fixed the statement to show that the actual balance was $284.46, the paper reported . A Pennsylvania woman thought the electric bill she racked up might have something to do with her Christmas lights, but then she thought about the billions she owed and knew there must have been a mistake. Read More »

UN SC toughens sanctions against North Korea

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North Korea's crude oil imports will be capped at four million barrels a year, with refined oil products capped at 500,000 a year, representing a 90% ban on the products. Russian Federation and China, two of North Korea's closest allies, voted in favor of the resolution. 'There is no more fatal blunder than the miscalculation that the U.S. Read More »

Mega Millions winning numbers announced for $253 million jackpot

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The most recent Powerball jackpot win was in Louisiana on October 25. The Lucky for Life numbers for Thursday are 14-10-18-15-24 Lucky Ball 16. Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.in Atlanta. According to the game's official website, the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. Read More »

Trading halted on Coinbase - the largest USA crypto exchange - as bitcoin tanks

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The entire market for digital currencies was under intense pressure with bitcoin trading down 20% on Coinbase's GDAX exchange. However, as a result of technical slowdowns, the exchange was prompted to halt exchanges twice during the day. On Tuesday, for instance, bitcoin-services company Coinbase announced it would list and support Bitcoin Cash, which is an alternative version of bitcoin that launched on August 1. Read More »

We Will Win 135 Seats in 2022 Gujarat Assembly Elections: Rahul Gandhi

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Surjewala said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also referred to the challenges and the need to for the party to fulfill its responsibilities. On Saturday morning the Congress chief visited Ahmedabad and held zone-wise "introspection meetings" in Gujarat's Ahmedabad to ascertain reasons for the party's defeat. Read More »

Texas High School Kicker Joins Elite Group of Female Football Players

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That tied the score with Balmorhea at 8-8. Who knows what the future holds, but if there are girls out there as clutch as K-Lani, I think we will start seeing a lot more out there kicking around the pigskin. "All I anxious about was the ball getting on the tee and me making the right contact with it". "Miss it, and you're finished". "Strawn is a really close community", teammate Ivan Ruiz told TexasFootball.com. Read More »

Elon Musk is launching a Tesla Roadster to Mars orbit

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In a series of tweets on December 1, SpaceX founder and tech billionaire Elon Musk said he planned to launch a Tesla electric auto to Mars orbit in 2018. But, noticeably, the reusable rocket system is missing the clamshell top, or fairing, in the images. For example, Musk previously said he planned to launch the "s$3 illiest thing we can imagine" on Falcon Heavy's first test-flight. Read More »

Mexico bus crash kills tourists in Quintana Roo

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An ambulance sits parked next to an overturned bus in Mahahual, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Seven Americans and two citizens of Sweden are among the injured, according to Quintana Roo state Civil Defense spokesman Vicente Martin, who said authorities haven't yet established the nationalities of the dead. Read More »

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign coming to a close

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A statement from the organization says a 1-ounce Canadian coin worth around $1,320 was discovered Thursday night as staff counted donations in Louisville. "We were doing fine until about last week", Hughes said. The dinner will be held at The Salvation Army, 736 W. Main Street, Lexington, KY. The Christmas Kettle Campaign is actually $9 million behind its national fundraising goal of $21 million. Read More »

Facebook abandons flagging of fake news stories

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Changes Fake News Policy Facebook product designer Jeff Smith wrote on Medium that results from a test using disputed flags beginning in December 2016. Facebook will still use some other tactics it was testing: It will still use fact-checkers to determine the accuracy of articles, reduce the distribution of fake news, and send alerts to people who have shared disputed stories with extra context. Read More »

Ryanair says hopes to operate German flights as normal during strike

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Ryanair RYA.I has agreed to meet with German pilot union VC on January 5, a spokesman for the airline said on Thursday, hours after the union sent a memo to members telling them to keep their phones on for possible news on a strike. The union's Assistant General Secretary Ashley Connolly said they would be reviewing Ryanair's status surrounding cabin crew, saying it would seem likely that management will recognise them. Read More »

Shifting to crypto cash, NY iced tea maker sees shares triple

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As part of the company's pivot to blockchain , a previously filed offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission for up to US$10 million in stock was withdrawn. "Even when legitimate companies enter a hot, new sector, con artists nearly always follow suit", Gerri Walsh, FINRA's senior vice president for investor education, said in the statement. Read More »

Companies Celebrate Tax Reform w/$1000 Bonuses, Minimum Wage Hikes

AT&T said in a statement that once the Act is signed into law, it plans to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States during 2018. "Every billion dollars AT&T invests is 7,000 hard hat jobs". Congressional Republicans on Wednesday pushed sweeping tax reform legislation through both chambers, and it now heads to President Trump for his signature. Read More »

European labor wins battle, not war, against Uber

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And some other internet-based businesses fear it could pave the way for other new regulation, as European authorities look for ways to regulate companies that operate online and outside traditional sectors and don't fit in with existing laws. Read More »

Salvation Army hosts walk-in Christmas toy distribution

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There is only a few days left for donations and they are looking to the community for help. More than 150 toys and $250 in cash and gift cards will be donated. They range in age from a 1-year-old girl to a 12-year-old boy. "They'll tell us the value and then (we) sell it for whatever they tell us it is". Rep. Read More »

Woman charged $450 after leaving a negative hotel review

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The policy was posted on the hotel's website, but customers were not given a hard copy of the rule, and it was not posted in hotel common areas or rooms, according to the Attorney General. An Indiana woman who stayed at the Abbey Inn in Nashville, Indiana, was reportedly charged $350 and threatened with legal action for writing a negative review. Read More »

Ryanair to hold its first-ever meeting with union

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Asked about concerns of financial analysts that unionisation could increase the cost base of the airlines, Mr Harbor said trade unions were productive and constructive partners in negotiations, who represented pilots in every airline operating out of Ireland. Read More »

United States existing home sales, prices surge in November

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Existing-homes sales rose for the third consecutive month to hit a almost 11-year high mark in November, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported. The inventory was 9.7 percent lower than a year earlier and has fallen year over year for 30 consecutive months. The median indicates that half of the homes sold for more and half sold for less. Read More »

Oopsy: Elon Musk Tweeted His Personal Phone Number To 16 Million Followers

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Instead of sending a message directly to Carmack , Musk tweeted it out to all of his 16.7 million followers. Elon Musk committed a Twitter faux pas by accidentally tweeting his cell phone number to Oculus CTO John Carmack . "I spent over a decade building rockets, and founded the Commercial Spaceflight Federation alongside [Musk]", he said. You might, though probably not, find a friend in him. Read More »

Bitcoin cash deals frozen as Coinbase investigates possible insider trading

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Coinbase's Bitcoin Cash announcement on Tuesday seemed to steal the wind behind other cryptocurrencies, as values for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin dropped at around the same time. Trading in bitcoin cash will be suspended until 1200 ET on Wednesday, according to Coinbase's status page . Coinbase's Global Digital Asset Exchange ( GDAX ) also announced the suspension of Bitcoin Cash trading via its Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) account . Read More »

Spat Between Boeing and Bombardier Could Affect Trade Deals

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Boeing has blamed its Canadian opponent for profiting from government dies down, enabling it to offer its new C-Series planes to USA purchasers at beneath cost. It has not made a plane sized to Delta's needs for many years, since it stopped producing the 717 and 737-600. "Moreover, Boeing has acknowledged that it has oversold its 737 production capabilities and has a backlog of more than 4,300 aircraft orders". Read More »

European Regulators Open Investigation Into Ikea's Taxes

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European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: 'Countries can not just allow selected companies to pay less tax. The Commission's Ikea inquiry is focused on two tax agreements between the Netherlands and Inter Ikea which it alleges "have significantly reduced" the firm's taxable profits in the Netherlands. Read More »

Hyperloop One Beats Out Musk for New Hyperloop Speed Record

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Branson's company in September announced 10 finalist cities for its first installation, which it expects to build by 2021. This investment brings the total financing raised by Virgin Hyperloop One, the creator of a full-scale hyperloop system, to $295 mln since its founding in 2014. Read More »