Guard shoots man trying to break into Washington TV station office

Guard shoots man trying to break into Washington TV station officeA security guard shot and wounded a man who kicked in the front doors of the offices of the Fox 5 channel in Washington on Monday afternoon, the television station and police said. "The man was reportedly confronted by a FOX 5 contracted security guard who shot the suspect in the upper torso," the channel, owned and operated by Fox Television Stations, reported. No one else was hurt, according to Fox 5 and the police.



U.S. gets lottery fever as jackpots rise to $2.2 billion

U.S. gets lottery fever as jackpots rise to $2.2 billionGregory Baron, 24, and Ben Nelson, 27, on Monday were eagerly purchasing $2 tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot in hopes of winning the record-setting $1.6 billion prize and becoming among the richest people in the world. "I would incorporate myself as a business and become my own company," Baron said inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, adding that he would also pay off his student loans and parents' mortgage and donate to charities if he wins. The Mega Millions website briefly crashed on Monday ahead of the drawing due to a surge in visitors, said a spokeswoman for the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, which administers the website.



Mega Millions website crashes as record jackpot draws clicks

Mega Millions website crashes as record jackpot draws clicksNEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Mega Millions lottery website crashed on Monday ahead of a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday night.



Actress Amber Heard says birth on U.S.-Mexico border sparked rights activism

Actress Amber Heard says birth on U.S.-Mexico border sparked rights activismU.S. actress Amber Heard, a star of the upcoming "Aquaman" superhero movie and a U.N. human rights champion, said on Monday her childhood in Texas near the Mexican border helped spark her activism. Going home in his pickup truck, there was an "indelible impression left on my soul", a recognition of injustice and unfairness for children on the Mexican side. "Simply due to where I was born, a few miles north of this line, I was free to travel back and forth as I saw fit," she told an audience at the United Nations in Geneva on Monday.



State of Play: Tightening Arizona race threatens Democrats' slim Senate hopes

State of Play: Tightening Arizona race threatens Democrats' slim Senate hopesBy James Oliphant PHOENIX, Ariz. (Reuters) - For most of this year, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has run what has been viewed widely as one of the best races in the nation. But with less than a month to go to Election Day, there are doubts whether she can make it across the finish line. Her matchup with Republican Martha McSally appears to be tightening at the same time that some voters are casting their ballots with the start of early voting in the state. ...





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