A patron approaches the entrance to Coney Market, a convenience store Lonaconing, Md., where the jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $731.1 million was sold in a struggling coal mining town whose biggest previous claim to fame was being the hometown of baseball legend Lefty Grove, the Maryland Lottery announced, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The store will receive a $100,000 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling the ticket to the fifth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.  (Steven Bittner/Cumberland Times-News via AP)

Hard-luck Maryland town gets a $731.1 million Powerball win


Judge gives preliminary OK to $641M Flint water deal

US long-term mortgage rates slip; 30-year loan at 2.77%

Time, transparency needed as Biden inherits frazzled census

Insider trading sentence of Vegas gambler commuted by Trump

Remains of troops killed in NY helicopter crash recovered

Woman accused of helping steal Pelosi laptop freed from jail

Mutual aid networks find roots in communities of color

New Iowa rep asking House to dismiss contest in 6-vote race

Florida eye doctor gets clemency from Trump in health fraud

Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

Stocks hold near records in mixed trading on Wall Street

Dutch lawmakers back coronavirus curfew despite criticism


Europe's court condemns Russia over 2008 war with Georgia
UK, EU in spat over diplomatic status of bloc's ambassador
Vatican convicts ex-bank chief in property embezzlement scam
Dog spent days outside Turkish hospital waiting for owner
European Central Bank stimulus on track as economy struggles
World leaders laud US return to climate fight under Biden
French doctor who made Down discovery closer to sainthood
Biden's US revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreat

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead


UK backs Sudan economic reforms with over $50 million
Lebanon extends lockdown into February as virus numbers rise
Lebanon central bank governor denies transfer of capital
Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases
Amid crippling sanctions, Iran traders seek lifeline in Iraq
Iran's telecom minister appears before prosecutor, released
Netanyahu courts Arab voters in election-year turnabout
Israel pushes settlement construction as Trump leaves office

Farmers reject Indian government's offer to suspend new laws

Experts: 15 more days to reach trapped China mine workers

Asia Today: Sri Lanka reopens to tourists after 10 months

China hopes for cooperation, better relations under Biden

5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccine

Indonesia ends search for crashed plane's victims, debris

Science

Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched?

Halted rocket test could stall NASA moon shot, redo possible

Monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction

A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

Spaniards killed women, kids over slaying of conquistadores

Biden says his advisers will lead with 'science and truth'

Technology

Chinese Embassy Twitter account locked for 'dehumanization'

Google, French publishers sign copyright news payment deal

Behind those dancing robots, scientists had to bust a move

Jack's back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

Alabama museum to restore full-sized mockup of space shuttle

@POTUS resets as Twitter juggles presidential accounts