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$400 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Lexington, South Carolina

You were more likely to be struck by lightning or attacked by a shark -- maybe even at the same time -- than win Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspect jumps out of moving cop car

A suspect's daring jump to freedom leaves him flat on the pavement and behind bars. Suspect Eric Simmons, 42, reaches his arm out of the cruiser window, unlocks the door and out he goes, tumbling out onto the street.

University of Alabama sororities make big change after racism claims

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday on the campus of the University of Alabama to protest alleged segregation in the university's Greek system, even as the school took steps to deal with the problem.

Happy 66th birthday to the U.S. Air Force!

Wednesday, September 18, marks the 66th birthday of the United States Air Force!

Asking for Santa's help: Sibling love rivals school bullying

For many families, the school year just started, but for Karen Suffern, it's not too early to start planning for Christmas.

Wary Nebraska watches as Colorado overflow rolls east

As Colorado copes with the aftermath of deadly floods, the high waters rolled toward Nebraska early Wednesday, where anxious residents prepared for potential overflows.

Oklahoma deputies pull bodies from lake; may date to 1969, 1970 disappearances

It's a mystery more than four decades in the making. Two cars -- rusted, caked with mud and carrying as many as six bodies -- pulled from the bottom of an Oklahoma lake.

Navy Yard shooting: Questions remain as calls for gun legislation grow

Washington's historic and normally bustling Navy Yard will remain closed to all but "essential" employees again Wednesday as authorities piece together what triggered a military contractor to fatally shoot 12 people there.

6th grader donates his savings to police department after learning about 9/11 in class

A donation to the Greenfield Police Department makes a big impact — not for the size of the donation, but for the size of the donor.

Study: U.S. mobile Web use has doubled since 2009

When your smartphone makes it so easy to connect to the Internet, why bother firing up a clunky desktop or laptop computer?