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Mega Millions is played in Texas, 43 other states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The next Powerball drawing will be Saturday. By 3 p.m. At least 15 winning tickets were sold on Friday, though where and to whom has not been announced yet. Tickets cost $2 each, and players choose five numbers between one and 70 and an extra number between one and 25.
  • Mega Millions jackpot nears record

    Mega Millions jackpot nears record

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    Mega Millions Lottery forms are pictured at Ted's State Line Mobil in Methuen, Mass., July 24, 2018. The estimated $ 654 million jackpot refers to the annuity option, paid out over 29 years. The odds of winning Tuesday's drawing is more than 302 million to one. Tickets for both games are $2. Virginia Lottery says it expects to sell more than 1.1 million tickets on Tuesday for that day's drawing.
  • Turkey searches Saudi consulate as Trump speaks of ‘rogue killers’

    Turkey searches Saudi consulate as Trump speaks of ‘rogue killers’

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    President Donald Trump , who dispatched Pompeo to Riyadh amid strained ties with the key ally, has speculated that " rogue killers " may be responsible after speaking with King Salman. The Journal , like CNN , said the Saudi statement has not been finalised. Iran has lost some customers for its oil because of looming US sanctions , but high prices are making up for the lost sales, Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri has said.
  • Endeavor Considers Withdrawing From Saudi Arabia Deal

    Endeavor Considers Withdrawing From Saudi Arabia Deal

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    Saudi Arabia was preparing last night to admit that the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed accidentally in its custody, according to sources close to a joint inquiry with Turkey. Turkish officials say they fear a Saudi hit team killed Khashoggi, who has been missing almost two weeks. September 28: Khashoggi visits the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for the first time to pick up a permission document to marry Cengiz.
  • With No Winner Friday, Mega Millions Jackpot Soars To $654 Million

    With No Winner Friday, Mega Millions Jackpot Soars To $654 Million

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    The prize is the second-highest in the game's history and has a lump sum option of $372.6 million. Friday's drawing was the 23rd time no one matched all six numbers. Those winning tickets were sold in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The next Mega Millions drawing, scheduled for Tuesday, will be worth an estimated $654 million, officials said.
  • Trump warns there is 'a lot more' he can do to China

    Trump warns there is 'a lot more' he can do to China

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    Evans said he wasn't aware of "anything happening in the last couple of weeks that alter my basic take that financial stability conditions are reasonably moderate, and that we're in reasonable shape at the moment". Commenting on this week's plunge in stock markets, Mnuchin called it a "natural correction", CNBC reported. The Chinese currency has been falling in value against the dollar in recent months, raising concerns that Beijing is devaluing its currency to make Chinese goods more ...
  • HK equities to see more downside as yuan weakens

    HK equities to see more downside as yuan weakens

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    China's central bank will cut the reserve requirement ratios (RRR) by one per cent from October 15 which will inject a net Dollars 109.2 billion in cash into the banking system. To maintain a stable renminbi remains one of the key targets of the Chinese monetary policy, according to analysts, despite short-term fluctuations amid economic slowdown risks.
  • Australian share market tumbles 2 per cent on opening

    Australian share market tumbles 2 per cent on opening

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    Morgan Asset Management, said in a report . The Dow and other major US stock indexes fell more than 3%. All 30 of the Dow's stocks were in the red and it fell below 26,000 total points for the first time in a month, CNN reported . Trade-sensitive industrial stocks also fell as tensions between Washington and Beijing persisted. Technology and retail companies continued to stumble.
  • Turkey steps up pressure on Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

    Turkey steps up pressure on Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

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    Asked about a Washington Post report that USA intelligence intercepts outlined a Saudi plan to detain Khashoggi, Trump said, "It would be a very sad thing and we will probably know in the very short future". The reports did not cite a source and there was no official confirmation. Speaking with "Fox News @ Night" Wednesday night, Trump warned such a move "would be hurting us".
  • Facebook message about your account being cloned is a hoax

    Facebook message about your account being cloned is a hoax

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    You may just be sitting minding your own business when you receive a message from a friend or someone you didn't realise you were connected with. Users can also report any suspicious activity directly to Facebook by clicking on the question mark link in the top right corner of the home page.
  • Toyota announces new recall of 2.4 million hybrid cars

    Toyota announces new recall of 2.4 million hybrid cars

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    In a statement, Toyota said: "The involved vehicles were created to enter a failsafe driving mode in response to certain hybrid system faults". When that happens, "the vehicle could lose power and stall". In November 2017, Toyota recalled the 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in for fuses that could similarly shut down the entire auto while driving. The company had received three reports in Japan related to the issue as of the end of September, but wasn't aware of any crashes in the country, Jault ...
  • Government Announces Relief On Fuel Prices By Reducing Excise Duty

    Government Announces Relief On Fuel Prices By Reducing Excise Duty

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    The reduction followed petrol and diesel prices touching new highs. Petrol and diesel prices on Saturday were also hiked by 20 paise and 30 paise, respectively. The state of Karnataka, who earlier slashed fuel prices by Rs 2, will not be announcing any more cuts. The Finance Minister said, the prices of crude oil and domestic developments in the U.S.
  • Mexican, Canadian steel lobbies urge fix to U.S. tariff dispute

    Mexican, Canadian steel lobbies urge fix to U.S. tariff dispute

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    In the environmental chapter, the three countries commit to maintain high levels of environmental protection, including obligations to combat illegal wildlife trade and illegal logging and fishing, conserve species at risk, and take measures to protect the ozone layer and address marine pollution.
  • Canada, US in last-minute NAFTA deal

    Canada, US in last-minute NAFTA deal

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    David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to Washington , said earlier that the US and Canada had made a lot of progress, but there was no deal yet. "Everybody's negotiating in good faith right now as we speak and the deadline is midnight tonight to get the text in to Congress in order to make sure this goes forward", said Navarro.
  • Iran says its missing barrels can not be compensated

    Iran says its missing barrels can not be compensated

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    Although he refrained from specifying how that could be done, Saudi Arabia is the only oil producer with significant spare capacity. Benchmark Brent oil reached $80 a barrel this month, prompting Trump to reiterate on Thursday his demand that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries lower prices.
  • Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, CTO Mike Krieger quit

    Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, CTO Mike Krieger quit

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    Indeed, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Jitendra Waral recently estimated that Instagram is now worth over $100 billion. Systrom's fortune is valued at $1.4 billion by Forbes. It comes after months of chaos and scandals for Facebook . Worst of all: Will it just become another Facebook? "In a sense, Facebook , which was once itself an upstart, has now become the establishment", said Stephen Allan, world-wide chairman and CEO of Mediacom, a media agency owned by ad giant WPP PLC.
  • Airplane passengers reportedly bleed from noses during flight

    Airplane passengers reportedly bleed from noses during flight

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    The Jet Airways flight to Jaipur had to turn back as the alarming symptoms became apparent, the airline said , with one traveller describing "panic" on board. This led to an imbalance in the cabin pressure and oxygen masks were deployed with which most passengers breathed. In January, two Jet Airways pilots were grounded for getting into a brawl and storming out of the cockpit briefly during a New Year's Day flight from London to Mumbai .
  • Oil hovers near $80, supply concern expected to underpin prices

    Oil hovers near $80, supply concern expected to underpin prices

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    Benchmark Brent crude already is nearing $80 a barrel and analysts believe it may go even higher as production remains low. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 94 cents, or 1.4%, at $69.85/Bbl, off a session high of $70.42/Bbl. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC producers meet on Sunday to discuss compliance with output policies.
  • President Trump Slaps China With Additional $200 Billion Tariffs

    President Trump Slaps China With Additional $200 Billion Tariffs

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    US tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods begin September 24 at 10 percent, then would rise to 25 percent on January 1. If Beijing retaliates against United States farmers and industry - as it has previously vowed - the U.S. Many US businesses have warned that a new rounds of tariffs would threaten to increase prices of everyday goods for Americans - goods as varied as baby seats and bikes.
  • Strawberries Have Now Been Recalled In South Australia

    Strawberries Have Now Been Recalled In South Australia

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    Police launched an investigation on Sunday after a Queensland man reported swallowing a contaminated berry. "It snapped in half, my knee-jerk reaction was to swallow, and I found the other half of the needle in the strawberry", he said.
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches a $2 billion philanthropic fund

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches a $2 billion philanthropic fund

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    What Trump "should say [of criticism] is, 'This is right, this is good". The so-called Day One Fund will be multi-billionaire businessman's most significant foray into philanthropy to date. "It's risky to demonise the media", Mr Bezos said. Amazon warehouse employees are known to have bad working conditions, pitiful wages , and have even been forced into homelessness after workplace injuries.