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Officials: No Powerball winner, jackpot swells to $650M

DES MOINES, Iowa — Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation's largest lottery jackpots will continue growing.

Officials: Slain officers didn't have chance to return fire

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A police officer in Florida died from his injuries Saturday, a day after his colleague was killed when a suspect fired at them during a scuffle while they were on patrol. The suspect was later arrested…

Massive counterprotest upstages Boston 'free speech rally'

BOSTON — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a "free speech rally" a week after a violent clash rocked Virginia and reverberated across the…

Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

WASHINGTON — Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes.

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

LOS ANGELES — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.

The Latest: About 20 protesters linger near Dallas cemetery

DALLAS — The Latest on a conservative rally and counterdemonstration in Boston and around the country :

Numbers drawn for Powerball jackpot, estimated at $535M

DES MOINES, Iowa — The numbers have been drawn for one of the nation's biggest lottery jackpots.

Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally

YUMA, Arizona — The White House says President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Marine Corps base in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border.

'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

BOSTON — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned "free speech rally" a week after a gathering…

Son of Dick Gregory says the black comedian and civil rights activist has died. He was 84

LOS ANGELES — Son of Dick Gregory says the black comedian and civil rights activist has died. He was 84.

Colin Meads, greatest All Black of 20th century, dies at 81

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Colin Meads, a famously tough All Blacks lock hailed as New Zealand's greatest rugby player of the 20th century, has died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 81.

Marshawn Lynch sits once again during national anthem

OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch once again sat during the national anthem.

Suspect in killings of 2 Fla. officers arrested at bar

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A police officer in Florida died from his injuries Saturday, a day after his colleague was killed when a suspect fired at them during a scuffle while they were on patrol. The suspect was later arrested…

USS Indianapolis discovered 18,000 feet below Pacific surface

It's been 72 years since the USS Indianapolis went missing after a Japanese submarine torpedoed it in the final days of World War II.

More delays for low-flying fighters over western Maine

PORTLAND, Maine — A National Guard proposal to expand airspace for fighter jet training low over the mountains of western Maine has dragged on for so long that many of the aircraft currently used for training could be retired…

2 dead in small plane crash near Oregon eclipse viewing site

MADRAS, Ore. — Authorities say two people died in a small plane crash near a central Oregon airport where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse.

Penn Jillette apologizes to Newfoundland for insult comedy

LOS ANGELES — Penn Jillette is apologizing profusely for his wisecracks insulting Newfoundland.

The Latest: Gov. takes case from non-death-penalty lawyer

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Latest on police officers shot in Florida :

Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority.

Omaha police purge DNA samples from controversial 2004 sweep

OMAHA, Neb. — Police have destroyed DNA samples collected years ago from several black men in a controversial 2004 sweep in Omaha now that a suspect in a series of rapes has been charged.

Arkansas' Broyles remembered as coach, mentor at celebration

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Frank Broyles was remembered as a championship coach, father, mentor, athletic director and guide for caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease during a memorial celebration Saturday at Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena.

MGM to match employee donations to civil rights groups

LAS VEGAS — One of the largest employers in Nevada is launching a donation match program benefiting civil rights organizations in light of the deadly Charlottesville protests.

Evacuation orders affect hundreds in California, Oregon

SISTERS, Ore. — Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse.

Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Acknowledging that he has become a "political distraction," President Donald Trump has decided to skip the festivities surrounding the annual Kennedy Center Honors arts awards later this year, the White House announced Saturday amid the continuing…

Utah teacher wants wedding gifts sent to homeless, not her

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month. But instead of registering for a blender or stemware, she's asking for shoes and backpacks to give homeless children at her school.

American Girl's first Native Hawaiian doll set to go on sale

HONOLULU — American Girl has made its first Native Hawaiian doll.

Polish-US writer Janusz Glowacki dies at 78

WARSAW, Poland — The wife of renowned Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter Janusz Glowacki says he has died at 78.

Funeral held for Virginia trooper killed in helicopter crash

RICHMOND, Va. — Mourners have gathered for the funeral of a Virginia state trooper who died in the fatal crash of a helicopter that had been monitoring a violent, white nationalist protest in Charlottesville.

Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A fourth-grade class at a suburban Kansas City school erupted in wonder when they tried on their solar eclipse glasses for the first time and turned toward the sun for an eclipse "practice."

Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville's temple

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — For Diane Gartner Hillman, the new reality of being Jewish in Charlottesville sank in when she had to leave Congregation Beth Israel through the back door.

After Charlottesville, students worry about safety on campus

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority.

The lore and lure of eclipses: Blood, sex and some snacking

WASHINGTON — For thousands of years, people have made up stories to explain why the sun suddenly disappears during the middle of the day.

Holocaust survivor: This is not the America I came to

When I came to the United States in 1949 after the Second World War, the world had just witnessed the horrific culmination of centuries of anti-Semitism: the indefensible murder of 6 million Jews.

Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — While much of the country gawks at the solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn.

The Latest: Counterprotesters arrive ahead of Boston rally

BOSTON — The Latest on a conservative rally and counter-demonstration in Boston and around the country :

Suspect arrested in killing, wounding of Fla. officers

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Florida and the grave wounding of a sergeant was arrested several hours after the attack in a bar, authorities said Saturday.

Nebraska state Sen. McCollister announces re-election bid

OMAHA, Neb. — A Nebraska state senator from Omaha has announced his plans to seek re-election next year.

Trump to skip Kennedy Center arts awards

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — In a break with tradition, President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors arts awards to "allow the honorees to celebrate without…

Border agents track drone from sky to drugs on the ground

SAN DIEGO — A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring…

2 Pennsylvania troopers shot, 1 person dead

FAIRCHANCE, Pa. — Authorities say two Pennsylvania state troopers have been shot and a suspect killed outside a small-town store, south of Pittsburgh.

Trump Phoenix rally to highlight feisty feud with senator

PHOENIX — When President Donald Trump takes the stage this week at a rally in Arizona, the state's junior senator will be nowhere to be seen. But Trump is likely to save some choice words for Sen. Jeff Flake.

The Latest: Suspect charged in Florida police shooting

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Latest on police officers shot in Florida :

Police chief: Suspect in killing of Florida police officer arrested, faces murder charge

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Police chief: Suspect in killing of Florida police officer arrested, faces murder charge.

Duke University removes statue of Confederate general

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University has removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee days after it was vandalized.

Duke University says it has removed statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee after it was vandalized

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University says it has removed statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee after it was vandalized.

Man arrested after 3 children found dead in Maryland home

CLINTON, Md. — Police say an arrest has been made in the slayings of three girls under the age of 10 who were found in a home in Clinton, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.

From Charlottesville rallies to a huge Powerball jackpot, here's what you missed this week

Ranging from politics to weird news to entertainment and beyond, here's a look at the biggest stories from the past week.

State funeral held for 'Pakistan's Mother Theresa'

KARACHI, Pakistan — Mourners on Saturday attended a state funeral for Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who earned international acclaim as "Pakistan's Mother Theresa" by devoting her life to the eradication of leprosy in the Muslim-majority nation.

The Latest: Jacksonville shooting leaves 2 officers injured

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Latest on police officers shot in Florida :

1 police officer killed, 3 injured in 2 shootings in Florida

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — One police officer was killed and three wounded in nighttime shootings in two Florida cities where the officers were responding to suspected drug activity and reports of a suicide attempt, police said Saturday.