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Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 20-31-54-56-59, Mega Ball: 3, Megaplier: 5 (twenty, thirty-one, fifty-four, fifty-six, fifty-nine; Mega Ball: three; Megaplier: five) Estimated jackpot: $150 million

Judge lets federal flaring rules take effect during lawsuit

New nationwide rules to curtail the practice of burning off excess natural gas from oil and gas wells on federal land took effect as scheduled Tuesday after a judge said he saw no urgent reason to block them while a lawsuit moves ahead. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl in Casper ...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1986 file photo, Nicodemo Scarfo, lower right, and his nephew, Philip Leonetti, lower left, sit in court in Atlantic City, N.J., when the two were brought before a judge to hear new charges of racketeering, loansharking and gambling. Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at a federal medical center in North Carolina. He was 87. (AP Photo/Pool, File)

Nicodemo Scarfo, ex-Philadelphia mob boss, dies in prison

Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical center in North Carolina, a prison spokeswoman said Tuesday. He was 87. Scarfo died Saturday while in custody at the Federal Medical Center ...

FILE - In this Friday, July 17, 2015 file photo, Camel and Newport cigarettes, both Reynolds American brands, are on display at a Smoker Friendly shop in Pittsburgh. British American Tobacco Plc has agreed to fully take over Reynolds American Inc. on terms that are improved from an initial bid made last year. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)

Tobacco giant to emerge from $49 billion deal

British American Tobacco will take over Reynolds American Inc. to create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company that would seek to capitalize on growing demand for electronic cigarettes in the U.S. and traditional ones in developing countries. BAT, which has a greater global footprint and already sells Dunhill, Rothmans ...

North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks (3) handles the ball as Syracuse's Taurean Thompson, right, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

No. 9 UNC tops Syracuse 85-68 for Williams' 800th career win

North Carolina coach Roy Williams stood at midcourt, looking to the Smith Center rafters to watch video messages from former players congratulating him on his 800th win. The Hall of Famer didn't wait very long before turning his attention back to the present. "It's a special moment, but you know ...

North Carolina State's Dennis Smith Jr. (4), center, drives past Georgia Tech's Josh Okogie (5), left, and Josh Heath (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Okogie, Stephens help Georgia Tech beat NC State 86-76

New Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner likes telling the story of school officials warning him that he might not win an Atlantic Coast Conference game in the first year of a big rebuilding project. So much for that. Freshman Josh Okogie scored 27 points to help Georgia Tech beat North ...

FILE - In a Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 file photo, Bishop Eddie Long prepares to speak, at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near Atlanta. Long, a prominent pastor who led one of metro Atlanta's largest churches, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church said in a statement to local media outlets.  He was 63.  (AP Photo/John Amis, Pool, File)

Eddie Long, megachurch pastor embroiled in scandal, dies

Eddie Long, the flamboyant megachurch pastor whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died. He was 63. Long died Sunday after battling cancer, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, said in a statement to multiple media outlets. His death came "after a ...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were: 23-55-59-64-69, Powerball: 13, Power Play: 5 (twenty-three, fifty-five, fifty-nine, sixty-four, sixty-nine; Powerball: thirteen; Power Play: five) Estimated jackpot: $121 million ¶ ___ ¶ Online: ¶ Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/

Louisville coach Rick Pitino shouts instructions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

No. 14 Louisville trips up No. 7 Duke 78-69

Anas Mahmoud established the post presence that No. 14 Louisville needed against Duke before teammates began chipping in timely baskets and making stops. The Cardinals' inside-outside combination on both ends culminated in a strong finish that put away the seventh-ranked Blue Devils. Mahmoud had career highs of 17 points and ...

North Carolina's Joel Berry II (2) reaches in against Florida State's Terance Mann (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

No. 11 North Carolina beats No. 9 Florida State 96-83

North Carolina kept shifting in and out of small lineups, driving to the rim and heading to the boards on every shot. Being down a big man and facing a highly ranked opponent with more size didn't deter the 11th-ranked Tar Heels, either. "That's our knack really," junior swingman Theo ...

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