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Almost: Powerball ticket one number away from winning jackpot sold in Texas

Published: Sunday, January 10, 2016 @ 11:15 AM
Updated: Sunday, January 10, 2016 @ 11:15 AM

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No one won the soon-to-be largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history last night, but someone in Austin, Texas, came awfully close.

A Valero corner store sold a ticket that matched five of the six numbers needed to win the $900 million grand prize jackpot. The ticket did not have the winning Powerball number. The winning numbers were 16, 19, 32, 34, 57, and 13 as the Powerball.

So close, yet so far. Tickets that match five numbers except for the Powerball win their owners $1 million.

According to the Texas Lottery’s website, the store was one of three stores in Texas that sold big tickets for at least $1 million.

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The Powerball lottery contest has a special option to increase winnings called the Powerplay and the site shows two of the three tickets bought the Powerplay option. The two tickets with the Powerplay are now worth $2 million. All three tickets used the Quick Pick option, which allows for a lottery computer machine to pick numbers for the buyer.

The Powerball lottery numbers are drawn on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. An estimated $1.3 billion is on the line for the next drawing, with a cash value estimated at $806 million before federal and state taxes. 

The odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 292.2 million. Tickets sell for $2 each.

Will you buy a ticket for the next drawing?

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American Airlines plane with hydraulic fluid leak safely lands at Florida airport

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:12 PM

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An American Airlines plane flying from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Palm Beach International Airport developed a hydraulic leak Saturday afternoon. 

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Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to the airport after the plane landed safely at the gate at about 1:07 p.m, according to Capt. Albert Borroto.

The plane -- which was scheduled to land at PBI -- did not need to make an emergency landing, and there are no reports of injuries, Leonard Serratore of PBI said. 

It is unclear if the plane experienced the leak before or after the plane took off from Charlotte. 

In August 2016, a similar incident with an American Airlines plane occurred at PBI in which the plane developed a hydraulic leak on a taxiway. In that instance, 23 passengers and one flight attendant were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries, including burning eyes, itchy skin and difficulty breathing.

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Trump considers pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:04 PM

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FILE - This undated photo shows boxer Jack Johnson. President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships. Trump tweets that the actor Sylvester Stallone called him to share Johnson's story. Trump says Johnson's "trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial." The president adds: "Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!" (AP Photo/File(AP)

Prodded by actor Sylvester Stallone, President Donald Trump said he’s considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion, more than 100 years after he was convicted by an all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines.

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Jack Johnson, who died in 1946, was convicted in 1913 for violating the Mann Act, which made it illegal to transport women across state lines for "immoral" purposes.

"His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial," Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon from Mar-a-Lago. "Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!"

Johnson's family has tried to get a posthumous pardon for years. The tweet comes a week after Trump pardoned I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a top aide to former Vice President Dick Cheney.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:21 PM

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Verne Troyer, famous for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" comedies, died Saturday. He was 49. 

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‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor R. Lee Ermey dead at 74

Published: Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 7:09 PM

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Actor R. Lee Ermey, famous for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket” died Sunday. He was 74. 

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