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New Mega Millions jackpot of $1.35B is game’s 2nd highest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions prize has grown again to an estimated $1.35 billion after there was no winner of the lotteryís latest giant jackpot. The numbers drawn late Tuesday night were: 7, 13, 14, 15, 18 and gold Mega Ball 9. The new jackpot drawing on Friday night will ...

FAA lifts ground stop on flights following computer outage

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is lifting a ground stop on flights across the U.S. following a computer outage early Wednesday that resulted in thousands of delays and hundreds of cancellations quickly cascading through the system ...

Iguana invaders may be adapting to cold in Florida

By ALEX HARRIS, Miami Herald MIAMI (AP) — Alongside runs on hot chocolate and churros, cold-stunned iguanas dropping from trees are one of South Florida's most iconic winter traditions. When it gets cold, videos of the reptiles sprawled on the ground pop up all over social media, including ...

Woman dies after thrown from horse at  rodeo

BAKER (AP) — A woman died after she was thrown from a horse at a rodeo in the Florida panhandle, authorities said Sunday. The 56-year-old woman had just finished competing in a barrel race at the Baker Rodeo on Saturday when she was thrown from the galloping horse on an exit ramp and struck ...

Migrant repatriations continue as Florida steps up patrols

KEY WEST  (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 273 migrants to Matanzas, Cuba, over the weekend following interdictions off the Florida Keys. While more than 4,400 migrants from Cuba and Haiti have made their way by boat to the state since August, more than 700 migrants arrived in the ...

For Trump, Georgia election case just one of many legal woes

By The Associated Press A special grand jury investigating efforts by Donald Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia has finished its report, a major development in a case that's on a long list of legal problems for the former president. A hearing will be held ...

Iguana invaders may be adapting to cold in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Alongside runs on hot chocolate and churros, cold-stunned iguanas dropping from trees are one of South Florida's most iconic winter traditions. When it gets cold, videos of the reptiles sprawled on the ground pop up all over social media, including during the recent Christmas ...

Old NASA satellite falling from sky this weekend, low threat

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 38-year-old retired NASA satellite is about to fall from the sky. NASA said Friday the chance of wreckage falling on anybody is "very low." Most of the 5,400-pound (2,450-kilogram) satellite will burn up upon reentry, according to NASA. But some pieces are ...

Message from US asylum hopefuls: Financial sponsors needed

MIAMI (AP) — Migrants and asylum seekers fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries have increasingly found that protections in the United States are available to those with money or the savvy to find someone to vouch for them financially. President Joe Biden announced a ...

DeSantis activates state guard as migrants flow into Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday mobilized the state national guard to help local officials respond to a large influx of Cuban migrants landing in the Florida Keys. DeSantis, a Republican, activated the Florida National Guard and directed state law agencies to ...