A 50-year-old supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory is the winner of a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot.
Julie Leach of Three Rivers said she was having a "bad night" at her third-shift job when she took a lunch break. She checked the numbers while waiting in a McDonald's drive-thru.
"It’s crazy, unreal," Leach said during a press conference on Tuesday. "Never thought it would happen. I’m still in disbelief."
Leach said she "automatically" quit her "nasty, dirty" job of 20 years and plans to build houses in Michigan for her and her partner of 36 years, their three children and 11 grandchildren.
"I’m going to take care of my kids... Just want to make it a good life for them," she said.
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A woman wanted on identity theft charges has been arrested in Oregon after a construction worker lifted the lid of a portable toilet to find her hiding inside.
The Register-Guard reports that 27-year-old Treasure Dawn Shockey, who had two warrants for her arrest, ran when police in Eugene tried to talk to her Saturday morning.
The success of Microsoft's fall lineup of devices will ride on the company's ability to convince people who got free Windows 10 software upgrades this summer to spring for new devices — specifically, Windows devices.
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled a new laptop, a tablet, three phones and a fitness tracker meant to keep people tied to its array of online services. Many of the products have impressive hardware features, but they face heavy competition from Apple and Android products.
With the new lineup, Microsoft appears to be targeting professionals, people more likely to have Windows already in their office computers. The Redmond, Washington, company is hoping to build on a successful summer launch of Windows 10, which Microsoft says is now in more than 110 million devices.
A Montana bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animal's throat. Chase Dellwo, 26, was hunting with his brother northwest of the town of Choteau on Saturday when he came face-to-face with a 350- to 400-pound male grizzly, the Great Falls Tribune reported.
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Police in Daytona Beach, Florida, have arrested a 52-year-old convicted sex offender after a homeless pregnant woman was tied up and tortured in a recreational vehicle.
John Lytus remained in the Volusia County Jail on Tuesday after his arrest last week on charges that include sexual battery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and failure to register as a sex offender. It's not known whether he has a lawyer.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Lytus was convicted of first-degree rape in Rockland, New York, in 1982.
A food truck at the University of Connecticut is now serving up roasted crickets.
The Daily Campus reports that the school's dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly.
They also are high in protein, low in fat and a source of B vitamins, iron and zinc.
The school says the farm that supplies the crickets uses carbon dioxide to kill them and then roasts them.
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A Chicago man accused of fatally hitting a person on the Eisenhower Expressway over the weekend was pulled over after police spotted him driving with the victim’s body still on his car.
The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating the derailment in central Vermont of a Washington, D.C.-bound Amtrak train after it hit rocks that had fallen onto the tracks, sending two cars down an embankment and injuring seven people, the head of Amtrak said Tuesday.
In one of his signature Facebook Q&As Monday night, Ben Carson again weighed in on the Oregon school shooting, writing that he had operated on victims of gun violence "but I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away," NBC News reported.
Responding to a question on whether he changed his position on the Second Amendment, Carson suggested new gun-control laws wouldn't solve the problem and accused Democrats of "us[ing] these tragedies to advance a political agenda."
In a separate interview with USA Today released Tuesday, Carson suggested that, if he had a child in kindergarten, he would want school security guards - and even possibly that child's teacher - to be armed.
"If the teacher was trained in the use of that weapon and had access to it, I would be much more comfortable if they had one than if they didn't," he said.
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A 17-year-old West Texas boy is credited with saving his 13-year-old brother after a shark bit him in the back of his foot while he was wading along a Galveston beach. The Galveston Island Beach Patrol says the incident happened about 10 a.m. Monday as 17-year-old Bobby Anderson and his little brother Gregory, of Odessa, waded in waist-deep Gulf waters near the 37th Street jetty.
A mother and her toddler were found dead in Hollywood Monday night, leaving a 2-year-old to fend for himself by rummaging through lower cabinets for days, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The surviving child, who had been recently adopted with his brother, is now an orphan again, investigators said. The LAPD said the mother likely died of a pre-existing medical condition while feeding the 1-year-old boy. The toddler choked on the food and also died, police said.
A series of strong performances on the campaign trail and in the two debates as well as missteps by other candidates have helped improve Marco Rubio's presidential prospects, and some top party operatives say the Florida senator is for now the favorite to win the GOP presidential nomination, NBC News reported.
The withdrawal of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker eliminated one of the Republicans who, like Rubio, had the potential to appeal to both the establishment and conservative wings of the party. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has not overcome reluctance from the GOP to elect a third president from the same family and has made a number of gaffes on the campaign trail.
Senior Republicans say they still think it is unlikely the party will turn to Donald Trump or Ben Carson, who have led in many polls but have little political experience and have made a number of controversial statements that could hobble them in a general election.
Republicans say Rubio must now withstand media scrutiny of his years as member and eventually speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and as a U.S. senator.
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A 22-year-old woman will serve 40 years to life in prison for kidnapping a kindergartner from a West Philadelphia school, holding her captive and sexually assaulting her.
After a slew of delays in her sentencing, 22-year-old Christina Regusters learned her fate on Monday in front of Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart.
Regusters was sentenced to 20 years to life on the charge of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse causing serious bodily injury. For aggravated assault and kidnapping charges, she was sentenced to another 10 to 20 years on each charge, to be served consecutive to her other sentences.
Regusters was convicted last year of kidnapping the 5-year-old girl from Bryant Elementary School, in the city's Cobbs Creek section, Jan. 14, 2013, holding the little girl captive and raping her. Regusters, a day care worker at the time of the kidnapping, posed as the little girl's mother and signed her out of school that day, prosecutors contended.
Alerts were sent to dozens of employees of a pharmaceutical company after officials say a nurse reused a syringe while giving them flu shots at a New Jersey clinic. Officials with TotalWellness told NBC10 a nurse they contracted to administer flu vaccinations to 67 employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical “failed to follow proper medical procedures and safeguards.”
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An 11-year-old boy died in a two-alarm fire that engulfed a multi-family home in New Britain, Connecticut Tuesday morning that also injured a firefighter and forced a resident to jump from a window.
Police have identified the boy as Cade Townsend Jr., who lived on the third floor. He was unresponsive when firefighters found him and medics pronounced him dead at the scene.When firefighters arrived, they found the three-story home engulfed and the inside of the charred home was much worse than it was outside. The fire chief said fire burned through parts of the floor.
Steven Ayala lives nearby and said he saw the flames and heard the yells for help: "I was shocked, stunned you know, especially hearing screams that I've never heard in my life."