Happy new year — you’re a millionaire! That’s how some lucky winner is hoping to bring in the new year after the Mega Millions jackpot drawing came and went Friday without anyone claiming the prize. So the next drawing will be Tuesday, on New Year’s Day, with a prize of $415 million.
American Colin O’Brady became the first person to complete a solo journey across Antarctica, unaided and unsupported, after finishing a two-month expedition in frigid temperatures and winds of 30 mph on Wednesday. A day before reaching the Ross Ice Shelf, O’Brady wrote to his followers that he planned on pushing through the last 80 miles […]
Elon Musk has filed a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against him by the British cave rescuer who sued the billionaire entrepreneur for calling him a pedophile.
A week after President Trump’s surprising announcement that he was withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, the U.S. military is drafting a withdrawal plan that could have U.S. troops leaving over several months, according to U.S. officials, who stressed that no final decisions have been made about the planned pace of the withdrawal of U.S. troops […]
On day six of a partial government shutdown, negotiations among Democrats, Republicans and the White House appear to be going nowhere. The impasse has left about 420,000 federal workers working without pay and another 380,000 furloughed.
An Oregon man became the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance on Wednesday, trekking across the polar continent in an epic 54-day journey that was previously deemed impossible. Colin O’Brady, of Portland, finished the bone-chilling, 930-mile (1,500-kilometer) journey as friends, family and fans tracked the endurance athlete’s progress in real time online.
Police are searching for an 18-year-old University of Illinois at Chicago student who vanished two weeks ago. Shalyha Ahmad’s family said they dropped her off at a Chicago train station on Dec. 14, but they haven’t heard from her since. The family said they arrived to pick her up from UIC, where she studies liberal […]
Authorities are looking for the suspect in the killing of Newman police officer Ronil Singh, 33, Dec. 26, 2018. “If anyone has any information regarding the identity of the suspect, please contact law enforcement immediately so we can get this cop-killer off the streets,” Richardson said. The sheriff’s office described the car as a gray, […]
The fundraising website GoFundMe has fully refunded every one of about 14,000 people who donated more than $400,000 to a New Jersey trio now charged with concocting a cruel hoax involving a seemingly selfless homeless man, a gas can and a $20 bill.
President Donald Trump argued Tuesday that federal workers support his position in the fight with Democrats over billions of dollars in funding for the border wall, four days into a partial government shutdown with no clear end in sight.
U.S. air carriers expect 2.78 million passengers to fly on their planes on Wednesday, making it the third busiest travel day of the winter holiday stretch and the busiest post-Christmas, as a powerful storm sweeps through the Plains.
Amazon this morning said its Alexa devices were among the holiday season’s best-sellers, particularly the Echo and Echo Dot. But the influx of new users setting up their devices for the first time on Christmas Day appeared to be more than Alexa could handle. The service crashed briefly on Christmas, as thousands of new Alexa […]
The Chicago Bears head into their final regular-season game with a shot at an opening-round bye and some extra rest for their first playoff appearance in
The parents of the high school wrestler who was forced to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match say they’re overwhelmed by the support their son has received. Charles and Rosa Johnson released a statement through their lawyer, saying their son Andrew has been dealing with the aftermath of the controversial incident. “Wrestling has taught […]
Police in Wellington, Florida, hailed a police dog as a hero for saving the lives of officers in a shootout outside a shopping mall packed with last-minute shoppers on Christmas Eve. The dog, Cigo, was shot and killed by the suspect, police said. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said law enforcement learned a person […]
This was was undoubtedly the year of the electric scooter. Between massive fundraising rounds, lofty valuations and both Uber and Lyft’s entrance into the space, it’s clear these scooters are here for the long haul. But just because investors have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into these companies in the past year, the electric […]
An American court has ruled that the family of Otto Warmbier are owed in excess of $500 million by the North Korean government. The ruling, which was issued by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, comes more than a year and a half after Otto Warmbier died shortly after he was […]