Powerball estimated jackpot surges to $400M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Without a Powerball winner this weekend, the prize has climbed to $400 million — one of the largest in U.S. lottery history. Lottery officials said no one matched all six numbers for Saturday’s $330.8 million drawing. The next drawing...

Prisoners’ use of smuggled cellphones on the rise

This undated photo mprovided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows a cellphone and cigarettes that were found inside a camouflage package, January 25, 2014, near an undisclosed Florida state prison. Prison officials in Florida and nationwide are fighting a different type...

New England hit with another winter blast

Workers clears snow from the sidewalk outside a business Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in the Boston suburb of Hudson, Mass. Another round of snow made its way into the Northeast on the heels of a storm that brought snow and ice to the East Coast, caused at least 25 deaths and left...

Fla. man guilty of lesser counts in music shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder after an argument over loud music outside of a convenience store. A mistrial was declared Saturday on a first-degree murder charge after the jury couldn’t...

UAW drive falls short amid culture clash in Tenn.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker speaks to reporters in Chattanooga, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, about the defeat of the United Auto Workers in a three-day election at the Volkswagen plant in the city. The multiyear effort to organize Volkswagen’s only U.S. plant was defeated on a...

Another blast of snow makes its way into Northeast

BOSTON (AP) — Another round of snow has made its way into the Northeast as states continue to dig out from earlier storms. Snow began falling in Boston on Saturday afternoon, and New England is expected to be hardest hit by the latest blast. The National Weather Service...

Utah man found guilty of teen babysitter’s murder

Eric Millerberg, left, and his defense attorneys Haylee Mills, center, and Randall Marshall listen to opening statements by Deputy Weber County prosecuting attorney Chris Shaw, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Ogden, Utah. Millerberg has been charged with injecting his 16-year-old...

UAW falls 87 votes short of major victory in South

Frank Fischer, the chairman and CEO of the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, left, and Gary Casteel, a regional director for the United Auto Workers, hold a press conference at the Chattanooga, Tenn., facility on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, after an announcement that workers at the plant...

Federal guidance on pot business leaves banks wary

FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2013 file photo, marijuana is displayed at the River Rock dispensary in Denver. The federal government takes another step toward enabling a legalized marijuana industry to operate in the U.S., announcing that it will allow banks to do business with...