Powerball official: 3 winners for $448 million pot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball luck has struck three times — once in Minnesota and twice in New Jersey — for the multistate lottery’s latest massive jackpot. Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager production coordinator for the Multi-State…

Tigers outlast Indians 6-5 in 14 innings

CLEVELAND (AP) — Even hours after Miguel Cabrera hit one of those home runs that define legends, the Tigers were still celebrating. And in awe. As they ate their postgame meals, Detroit’s players watched the clubhouse TVs, where…

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2013. There are 145 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 8, 1963, Britain’s “Great Train Robbery” took place as thieves made off with 2.6…

Guilty plea for NYC man who smuggled rhino horns

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City antiques dealer has pleaded guilty to smuggling artifacts made from rhinoceros horns from the U.S. to China. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says Qiang Wang, known as Jeffrey Wang, pleaded guilty…

Guilty plea for NYC man who smuggled rhino horns

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City antiques dealer has pleaded guilty to smuggling artifacts made from rhinoceros horns from the U.S.to China. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH’-ruh) says Qiang Wang, known as Jeffrey Wang, pleaded guilty…

Emails: Private funds eyed for Schilling’s RI firm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A state economic development official discussed private financing for former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s now-defunct video game company a day after the state’s $75 million loan guarantee was approved for it, emails…

Fashion blogger sues BET over attire clash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A transgendered style correspondent who says BET made him tone down his feminine look on the network’s pre-awards show last month has filed a lawsuit against the network’s parent company for discrimination, wrongful termination…

3 hurt, homes burn in huge S. Calif. wildfire

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire broke out Wednesday in a rural area in Southern California and grew with extreme speed, threatening three communities where people were evacuated and apparently burning at least two homes. The fire…

Guatemala: ‘Extraordinary’ Mayan frieze found

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Archaeologists have found an “extraordinary” Mayan frieze richly decorated with images of deities and rulers and a long dedicatory inscription, the Guatemalan government said Wednesday. The frieze was discovered by Guatemalan archaeologist Francisco Estrada-Belli,…

Man sentenced in NY in Taliban drug plot case

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who admits taking part in a plan to sell drugs to people who purported to represent the Taliban has been sentenced in New York. Prosecutors say Francis Sourou Ahissou (SOW’-row aw-HEE’-sow) was…

Work on new railway line digs up London history

LONDON (AP) — Jewelry, pieces of ships, medieval ice skates, centuries-old skulls — some incredible pieces of London’s history aren’t in museums, they’re underground. More often than not, they stay there, but work on a new railway line…

Harvey gets 1st career shutout, Mets beat Rockies

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey bounced back from a rare loss with his first career shutout — not before giving everyone a scare — and the Mets top position prospect Wilmer Flores drove in his first big…