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No winner means Mega Millions rises to record $1.6B jackpot

(NEW YORK) -- If you're checking your numbers Saturday morning for the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, you're not a grand-prize winner. But neither was anyone else.The next Mega Millions jackpot will be an estimated $1.6 billion -- the highest total in U.S. lottery history. The cash payout is $904…... Read More

Mega Millions jackpot soars to a record $1 billion

(NEW YORK) -- The Mega Millions jackpot on Friday jumped to a record $1 billion.The drawing for the prize will be on Friday night. A single winner taking the cash lump sum would receive about $565.6 million."This is truly uncharted territory, and it's exciting to see people across the country…... Read More

A tech investor brought cell phone voting to West Virginia, igniting debate about access and security

(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) -- A few hundred West Virginians are poised to cast a federal election vote on their cell phones this November. And depending on the outcome, they’ll have Bradley Tusk to thank -- or to blame.Tusk, a 45-year-old former political operative and early Uber investor who once specialized in…... Read More

Nebraska's pitch to tourists: 'Honestly, it's not for everyone'

(Nebraska) -- Nebraska knows the state is "not for everyone" and it's proud of that in a new ad campaign."We're just simply not on people's shopping list for a vacation," said John Ricks, executive director of the Nebraska Tourism Commission, on ABC News' "Start Here" podcast.New Nebraska Tourism advertisements boast…... Read More

MoviePass under investigation by state of New York for misleading investors

(NEW YORK) -- The New York attorney general’s office has launched an investigation into whether the parent company of MoviePass, Helios and Matheson, misled investors about their finances, a source familiar with the investigation confirmed to ABC News.Attorney General Barbara Underwood opened the investigation under her authority to protect investors…... Read More

Twitter releases 'motherlode' of data on alleged Russian, Iranian influence operations

(NEW YORK) -- Twitter has released data on more than 10 million tweets from nearly 4,000 accounts it said were linked to Russia and Iran, which paint a more nuanced portrait of the nations’ purported online influence operations.The social media giant previously disclosed the operations and lawmakers released hundreds of…... Read More

Uber driver who allegedly groped customer charged with kidnapping, wire fraud

(NEW YORK) -- An Uber driver has been charged in federal court after allegedly kidnapping a woman, groping her after she fell asleep and then charging more than $1,000 for the ride after abandoning her on the side of a highway.Harbir Parmar, 24, of Howard Beach, New York, was charged…... Read More

Anheuser-Busch sending 300,000 cans of drinking water to areas ravaged by Hurricane Michael

(MEXICO BEACH, Fla.) -- As communities in Florida and Georgia began to rebuild after Hurricane Michael, Anheuser-Busch said it would be shutting down some of its beer lines to get more than 300,000 cans of drinking water to people in need.It's an effort the company has been involved with for…... Read More

Mega Millions and Powerball have combined jackpot of more than $1 billion

(NEW YORK) -- More than $1 billion in combined potential prize money is up for grabs between the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries.The jackpot for the Mega Millions has reached a new record of $667 million, with an estimated cash value of $380 million after no one claimed the jackpot…... Read More

An iPhone app that breaks down jump shots like you're LeBron

(NEW YORK) -- An iPhone app that uses artificial intelligence to give any basketball player a professional-level breakdown by tracking the speed, height and angles of, say, a jump shot, launched Tuesday.HomeCourt is a shot-tracking app that was featured at Apple's annual event in September. It was introduced by former…... Read More

Beer shortage due to climate change? Yes, it could happen

(IRVINE, Calif.) -- This is not a drill: As climate change worsens, there could be a beer shortage.A study published Monday that looked at beer's growing popularity and a potential decline in barley harvests linked to climate change showed prices for beer could double, or even triple, in countries including…... Read More