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Powerball winners!

The winning tickets for the record-breaking Powerball jackpot were purchased in Arizona and Missouri, lottery officials said. The winning numbers are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and the powerball of 6.  

Why you should avoid afternoon surgery

(Editor's note: Dr. Anthony Youn is an assistant professor of surgery at the Oakland University/William Beaumont School of Medicine in Michigan.

BP blocked from new government contracts over Gulf spill

The U.S. government will block oil giant BP from winning new government contracts over its "lack of business integrity" stemming from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.

Why you should avoid afternoon surgery

(Editor's note: Dr. Anthony Youn is an assistant professor of surgery at the Oakland University/William Beaumont School of Medicine in Michigan.

When it's more than 'winter blues'

I grew up in a place where the sun shone every day from May through October. These sun-drenched days were the happiest times of my life.

You, win the $500M Powerball jackpot? It's not happening

Last March, when the people of America were drooling at the thought of winning a record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot, we poured an icy bucket of mathematical reality over your head: You weren't going to win.

2nd lawsuit claims Clash, voice of Elmo, had sex with a minor

A second lawsuit has been filed accusing Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who provided the voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street," of engaging in a sexual relationship with a minor.

Facebook privacy hoax capitalizes on privacy fears

Something about the Facebook privacy hoax has gotten people to click "share."

Roach-eating contest winner choked to death

A 32-year-old man who died after downing dozens of roaches and worms last month to win a python at a Florida reptile store choked to death, medical officials said Monday.

Yasser Arafat's body exhumed

The body of former Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed Tuesday for tests to see if poisoning led to his 2004 death, according to WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency.