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Mega Millions jackpot grows to record payout, nearly $1B

The Mega Millions jackpot is now worth $970 million -- the largest amount in the game's history and the second-largest U.S. payout ever....

Watch: Tom Holland wears new ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ suit on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

Tom Holland wore the new superhero suit he will be donning in Marvel's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." ...

Helicopter crashes on USS Reagan flight deck, injuring 12

A dozen Navy personnel were injured Friday when an MH-60 Seahawk crashed on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, officials said....

Marc Maron, Michael Gaston to co-star in ‘Wonderland’

Michael Gaston and Marc Maron have joined the cast of Netflix's film adaptation of "Robert B. Parker's Wonderland" by Ace Atkins....

Tony Awards gala to take place June 9 at Radio City Music Hall

The 73rd annual Tony Awards ceremony honoring excellence in Broadway theater is scheduled to take place at Radio City Music Hall on June 9....

McKenna Grace to play Warren daughter in third ‘Annabelle’ movie

Filming began this week on the third, as-yet-untitled "Annabelle" horror movie, New Line Cinema said....

Melissa McCarthy revisits ’90s NYC for ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

Emmy-winner Melissa McCarthy was 20 and had $35 to her name when she headed to New York, a city she had never visited, to begin her career....

Famous birthdays for Oct. 19: Rebecca Ferguson, John Lithgow

Actor Rebecca Ferguson turns 35 and actor John Lithgow turns 73, among the famous birthdays for Oct. 19....

On This Day: U.S. ships target Iranian oil platform

On Oct. 19, 1987, U.S. Navy ships bombarded an Iranian oil platform in retaliation for an attack on a U.S.-flagged ship and Iran threatened a "crushing response."...

Finnish court convicts pro-Russian ‘trolls’ for harassing journalist

A Finnish court found three pro-Russian "trolls" guilty of defamation and harassment of an investigative journalist....

Oregon man sets house on fire, shoots at firefighters, before shooting self

An Oregon man set his house on fire and shot at responding firefighters before turning his gun on himself and ending his life....

ALCS: David Price shines as Red Sox reach World Series

The Boston Red Sox used a strong pitching performance from David Price to defeat the Houston Astros, advancing to the World Series for the 13th time....

Michigan man sues police for jailing him on false rape charges

A Michigan man cleared of rape charges after DNA evidence proved his innocence has sued the Grand Rapids police who arrested him for violating his civil rights....

E-cigarettes slowed wound healing in animal study

Smoking electronic cigarettes could slow the healing of skin wounds as much as regular cigarettes, according to a new study on rats....

Antiviral med fuels rapid decline in new HIV infections in gay men: Study

Giving antiviral medications to gay men without HIV led to a 25 percent reduction in new infections of the AIDS-causing virus, a new study shows....

Roland Bourgeois pleads guilty to hate crime shootings during Hurricane Katrina

A white Louisiana man pleaded guilty Wednesday to hate crime charges for shooting three black men who were trying to escape Hurricane Katrina....

Test strips for fentanyl may help prevent overdoses

Fast-acting test strips for fentanyl could reduce drug overdose deaths, a new study suggests....

Moments from the MLB post-season

The top teams in baseball face off to play in the 2018 World Series....

Arizona man rescued 2 days after falling in mine with rattlesnakes

Sheriff's officials in Maricopa County, Ariz., rescued a man two days after he fell down a 100-foot-deep mine shift filled with rattlesnakes....

Crimea death toll rises to 20; authorities question if shooter acted alone

A 20th person died Thursday as a result of a mass shooting and explosion at a school in Crimea....