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  • Powerball's jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing is $403 million, the tenth largest prize in the game's 25-year history.

    Here are the Powerball numbers for the $403 million jackpot

    ORLANDO –  The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 10-13-28-52-61 Powerball: 2 Power Play: 2 Powerball’s jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing was $403 million, the tenth largest prize in the game’s 25-year history. Five of the ten largest Powerball jackpots have come since the start of last year. The reason: Powerball changed up its formula in October 2015 so that players have more numbers to choose from. More numbers mean longer odds of a winner — […]

  • President Donald Trump gave a lengthy news conference Thursday, February 16, 2017, a last-minute addition to his schedule- photo via CNN

    President Trump to revoke transgender bathroom guidelines, official says

    WASHINGTON— A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity. The decision would be a reversal of an Obama-era directive issued in May. It required public schools to grant bathroom access even if student records differ or others are uncomfortable. The White House says President Donald Trump believes the issue is for the states to decide without federal involvement. A government […]

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    Tribe spring training: Encarnacion gives Indians a booming bat

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — As fans lining the chain-linked fence next to Cleveland’s main practice field jockeyed for better position to snatch an autograph or selfie with the team’s newest star, Edwin Encarnacion showed no emotion. With his glove balanced on his head, Encarnacion signed baseballs, bats, cards and whatever else was thrust in front of him. He didn’t seem to be enjoying himself and appeared disinterested, distant. That’s when one fan pleaded for a little more, saying “You know you […]

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    Ohio bill would require teaching cursive writing in schools

    COLUMBUS, Ohio– Some state lawmakers want to bring back cursive handwriting as a requirement in Ohio’s elementary schools. Republican Reps. Andrew Brenner and Marilyn Slaby have proposed legislation that would again make cursive instruction mandatory between kindergarten and fifth grade. Thirteen representatives have signed on as co-sponsors. The bill would require schools to make sure students can write legibly in standard print by third grade and in cursive by the end of fifth grade. The state doesn’t currently require that […]

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    ‘Today’ show anchor Hoda Kotb adopts baby girl

    NEW YORK — “Today” show host Hoda Kotb says she has adopted a baby girl. The co-anchor of the fourth hour of the NBC morning program said in an emotional phone interview Tuesday that she adopted a newborn and named her Haley Joy. The 52-year-old Kotb says the baby was born on Valentine’s Day. Kotb says the girl is “the love of my life.” A picture of Kotb holding the baby was shown on-air. “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer says […]

  • 405353 06: Singer David Cassidy poses during an in-store appearance to promote his new release "Then and Now" at Virgin Megastore May 15, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Sebastian Artz/Getty Images)

    David Cassidy fighting memory loss, wants to ‘enjoy life’

    NEW YORK — Former “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy says he’s struggling with memory loss. The 66-year-old actor-singer tells People magazine his family has a history of dementia – his grandfather and his mother both battled the disease – and he had sensed “this was coming.” He says for now he wants to stay focused and “enjoy life.” He has decided to stop performing and touring to concentrate on his health, especially after a recent performance where he struggled to […]

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    Cincinnati Zoo’s premature baby hippo Fiona gets lifesaving IV

    CINCINNATI  — The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo is recovering from dehydration with the help of staff from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The zoo said Monday that the 4-week-old female hippo, named Fiona, had received fluids through an IV catheter since Friday. Veterinary staff had trouble arranging a sustained IV, so they sought help from reached out to the Cincinnati Children’s nationally-renowned Vascular Access Team (VAT). The zoo says that team used ultrasound equipment to help place […]

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    President Trump picks military strategist as national security adviser

    PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago. He says McMaster is “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.” Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff. Trump had been looking for a replacement for retired Gen. Michael Flynn, […]

  • Astronaut Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Feb. 13, 1962. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)

    John Glenn still inspires 55 years after becoming first American to orbit Earth

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — John Glenn is continuing to inspire 55 years after becoming the first American to orbit Earth. Since Glenn’s death on Dec. 8 at the age of 95, devotees have visited an exhibit of his artifacts at Ohio State University, backers have begun fundraising for an observatory and astronomy park in Glenn’s name and work has begun on a 7-foot statue in his likeness. Glenn’s storied life included time as a military test pilot and U.S. senator, but […]

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    Ohio lawmaker seeks ban on suspending young students

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio lawmaker is considering legislation to ban suspensions and expulsions of students in the third grade or younger unless a student threatens to harm. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports state Sen. Peggy Lehner, a Republican who leads the Senate education committee, says a better alternative for suspensions is training teachers how to de-escalate misbehavior. Data shows there were more than 17,000 suspensions or expulsions in preschool through third grade for disobedient or disruptive behavior in Ohio during […]

  • LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks the ball in the first half of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center on February 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

    LeBron James scores 23 as East falls to West in All-Star Game

    NEW ORLEANS– Anthony Davis scored an All-Star game record 52 points in his home arena, and the Western Conference squad defeated the East 192-182 on Sunday night. Davis broke the record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. Russell Westbrook was gunning for his third straight All-Star MVP honors. He scored 41 points, including seven 3-pointers, but West coach Steve Kerr subbed Westbrook out of the game for the final minutes while leaving Davis in, and the Pelicans’ […]

  • LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers practices for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    NBA’s best meet in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS— The annual NBA All-Star game is being played tonight in New Orleans. This game was originally scheduled to be played in Charlotte, North Carolina, but state rules governing the use of bathrooms didn’t sit well with the NBA so the game was moved to the Crescent City. The Cleveland Cavaliers have two starters in the game: 13-time All-Star LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, who placed second in Saturday night’s 3-point contest. Forward Kevin Love was named an All-Star […]