Stores with past Powerball winners lure crowds

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ticketholders aren’t the only ones who benefit from a win like the one expected in the latest Powerball drawing, estimated at $425 million so far. Stores known for selling winning tickets also see…

Water truck driver dies in crash at SW Ore. fire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jesse Trader batted left and threw right, and when he decided to leave baseball behind, he didn’t look back. Schools recruited the 19-year-old from Albany, Ore., as an outfielder. He chose instead to join…

Write-in, sheriff move on in Detroit mayor race

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Duggan accomplished something in Detroit’s mayoral primary that may never have been done before: He won as a write-in. The last time a candidate ran for the mayor’s job as a write-in was in…

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0700 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

Ohio casino revenue up slightly from June to July

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Regulators say monthly revenue grew slightly at each of Ohio’s four, voter-approved casinos in July but came in below the totals from a yea……

Lady Mary copes with grief, suitors in ‘Downton’

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — Lady Mary will be mired in grief as season four of “Downton Abbey” begins, mourning the loss of her husband, Matthew. But a string of suitors awaits when she’s ready to live again,…

Thai lawmakers start debate on amnesty bill

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai lawmakers are debating an amnesty for political offenders, the latest test of strength between supporters and opponents of exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. A bill proposed by a member of the ruling Pheu…

ING 2Q profit dips on hedging; operations improve

AMSTERDAM (AP) — ING Groep NV, the Dutch banking and insurance group, says net profit was lower in the second quarter due to hedging losses on a U.S. retirement product. However the company said the operational picture at…

Cleveland house in kidnap, rape case is demolished

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland house where three women were held captive and raped over a decade has been demolished. The house was torn down as part of a plea deal that sp……

Jordan foils alleged Syrian arms smuggling attempt

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian security official says border police have arrested five Syrians trying to smuggle a large cache of arms into the kingdom. The official said Wednesday that anti-tank missiles, surface-to-air missiles and assault rifles…

Oil price wavers but remains above $105

BANGKOK (AP) — Crude prices vacillated between gains and losses Wednesday as traders waited for the U.S. Energy Department to release its latest oil supply data. Benchmark crude for September delivery was down 6 cents to $105.24 at…

Nikkei’s slide, Fed comments weigh on markets

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Wednesday, led by a tumble in Tokyo’s benchmark, as expectations mounted that the U.S. central bank will begin to phase out its monetary stimulus next month. Positive U.S. trade data and…

6 militants face charges for Philippines bombing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine military official says a roadside bomb has exploded and wounded seven soldiers aboard a passing army truck in the latest of a series of explosions that has set off a security alarm…

Dairy CEO: Infant formula botulism scare is over

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The chief executive of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra says the risk that people could contract botulism from infant formula made with the company’s whey concentrate has ended. Speaking at a press conference…

Inferno roars through E. Africa’s largest airport

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Firefighters are battling a large blaze raging at Kenya’s main international airport. The Kenya Airports Authority said Wednesday that the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been closed until further notice so that emergency teams…

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2013. There are 146 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 7, 1782, Gen. George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration…

Hurricane Henreitte moves west over Pacific

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Henriette (hen-ree-EHT’) is moving west-northwest in the Pacific far from land. Hurricane Henriette’s maximum sustained winds late Tuesday night are near 90 mph (150 kph) with additional strengthening possible into the night, followed by…

Witnesses tackle man who runs from bank with cash

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An Everett, Wash., police spokesman says people noticed when a man approached a Wells Fargo bank branch with a shirt covering the lower part of his face and paint on the upper part. And…