Powerball weekend jackpot climbs to $478 million

  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball players will have a shot at the nation’s eighth-largest lottery jackpot this weekend, but they’ll face long oddsRead More

‘Zika is now here’: Mosquitoes now spreading virus in U.S.

Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn in theRead More

Edible balloons, frozen treats: Ice Cream Museum is coolest

  NEW YORK (AP) — Move over Willy Wonka. A temporary museum dedicated to all things ice cream is treating visitors to edible balloons, aRead More

Bikini-clad Swedish cop makes arrest while sunbathing

  STOCKHOLM (AP) — She was off duty and wearing a bikini but that didn’t stop Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner from catching a suspectedRead More

Pope visits Auschwitz, prays at saint’s cell

  OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis paid a somber visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau Friday, becoming the third consecutive pontiffRead More

2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night stop to check outRead More

VP Biden to appear on episode of ‘Law & Order: SVU’

WASHINGTON (AP) — You have the right to remain starstruck: It’s Vice President Joe Biden on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Biden will beRead More

FDA: No Miami-area blood donations during Zika investigation

Federal authorities have told blood centers in two Florida counties to suspend collections amid investigations into four mysterious cases of Zika infection that may beRead More

Union chief says American pushing pilots to speed up flights

The pilots’ union president said Thursday that American Airlines is reducing its safety margin by “manipulating” flight plans with tactics that include faster speeds. TheRead More

Obama says he doesn’t actually count his almonds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants to set the record straight: He doesn’t really eat exactly seven almonds each night. Obama tells NBC’s “TodayRead More