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Powerball Lottery Reaches Third Highest Jackpot

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No Winners In Powerball Drawing – New Jackpot Is $675 Million:

Powerball has announced there were no winning jackpot tickets sold for its $500 million drawing on Wednesday. Without a winner, the next jackpot will be an estimated $675 million

The next drawing is set for Saturday.

On Wednesday, the Powerball numbers drawn were 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 and 17.

The $675 million jackpot will be the biggest in U.S. history, topping a March 2012 jackpot of $656 million.

The grand prize hit $400 million over the weekend after another winner-less drawing on Saturday, and then hit $450 million on Tuesday. It climbed another $50 million since Tuesday morning, according to lottery officials.

China Stocks Halted For The Day After Sharp Plunge:

Chinese stocks were halted on Thursday after just 30 minutes of trading, an unnerving collapse that is likely to increase worries over the country’s markets and currency.

Trading was suspended for 15 minutes after the CSI 300 stock index fell 5%. When trading resumed, the slide continued and within just a few seconds the index was down 7%.

Father Outraged After TSA Pats Down 10-Year-Old Daughter:

A 10-year-old girl’s father is crying foul over Transportation Security Administration procedures after a security officer patted down his daughter for nearly two minutes during an airport security check.

“I was HELPLESS while my 10 yr (sic) old daughter was ASSULTED (sic) infront (sic) of me,” Kevin Payne, the girl’s father, wrote in a video of the pat-down he posted online on January 1. “Watching this heinous act makes me SICK to my stomach.”

Payne in the video also repeatedly described the female TSA officer’s actions as groping and said TSA officers initiated the additional screening after finding a Capri Sun drink in her bag. Passengers are not allowed to bring liquids over 3 ounces past security checkpoints.

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