U.S. The latest Powerball drawing on Wednesday night was worth $112 million with a cash option of $68 million. Did anyone get lucky enough to win the jackpot?website. The winning numbers were 14-29-31-56-61, Powerball 01 and Power Play 2X, the lottery website states. Although no one won the jackpot prize, there was one Match 5 winner who won one million dollars in Texas, according to the Powerball website. The next Powerball drawing will be held on Saturday night at 11 p.m. EST. The jackpot is now worth $129 million with a cash option of $78.3 million, the lottery website states. Powerball lottery drawings are held twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. The lottery game is currently the largest game played in the U.S, according to the lottery website. The multi-state game has nine different games to play and always kicks off with a $40 million jackpot. The prize continues to grow until someone wins the jackpot, according to the lottery website. … [Read more...] about Powerball Numbers, Results for 1/16/19: Did Anyone With The $112 Million Jackpot Wednesday (Last) Night?
U.S.A school principal in Nebraska who was placed on administrative leave last year for banning candy canes over Christmas won’t return to her role, local media reports.Jennifer Sinclair, of Manchester Elementary in Omaha, caused a stir after telling staff that the sweets were unacceptable because "the shape is a J for Jesus." In a memo sent in November, the top teacher stressed that the rules were a way to remain inclusive for all students.Read more: Nebraska principal bans candy canes because "the shape is a J for Jesus"But on Monday this week, officials from the Elkhorn Public Schools District confirmed in a notice to parents and staff that Sinclair would not be retaining her previous title.“Due to the level of attention that Dr. Sinclair's memo received, Dr. Sinclair and the District stand united that it is in the best interest of Manchester Elementary that she not resume the principal position,” said superintendent Dr. Bary Habrock, news outlet KMTV … [Read more...] about Nebraska Principal Who Banned Candy Canes Because ‘the Shape is a J for Jesus’ Won’t Return to Top Job
U.S. Immigration As President Donald Trump fights to get his long-promised border wall built, bringing the country into its 27th day of the ongoing partial government shutdown, a new study has highlighted the fact that visa overstays far exceed unauthorized border crossings in the U.S.–and have done for the past seven years. The study, released on Wednesday by the Center for Migration Studies, found that from 2016 to 2017 people overstaying their visas made up about 62 percent of new undocumented immigrants in the country, compared to just 38 percent who crossed the border outside of designated ports of entry. Read more: Trump's military border mission could cost U.S. $470 million in Fiscal Year 2019 alone The findings lend support to critics of Trump's border wall bid, who argue that building a barrier between the U.S. and Mexico would do little to address illegal immigration. "It is clear from our research that persons who overstay … [Read more...] about Visa Overstays Far Exceed Illegal Border Crossings in U.S.—And a Wall Won’t Change That, Study Says
U.S. Government Shutdown As the government shutdown enters its 27th day, government workers across the country are turning to food banks for help feeding their families. Federal employees are losing out on some $200 million every work day, according to a report published by The New York Times Wednesday. That means the 800,000 affected workers have on average missed over $5,000 in pay as the shutdown rolls into its fourth week. For employees living paycheck to paycheck—as numerous federal workers reportedly are—this presents an impossible financial strain. Local news stations, from Chicago to Tampa to San Francisco, say federal workers are reaching out to charities for support. “We had some folks reach out to us on social media and that really started up after that first paycheck was not received,” Charla Irwin-Buncher with the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank told local CBS affiliate KDKA Tuesday. “If we can help out by providing some … [Read more...] about Government Shutdown: Unpaid Federal Workers Are Now Turning to Food Banks to Feed Families
U.S. Donald Trump Immigration President Donald Trump's deployment of active duty U.S. troops and National Guard forces to the U.S.-Mexico border could cost the country as much as $470 million during the 2019 Fiscal Year alone, now that the Pentagon has extended the border mission until the end of September. That's according to the latest estimates. Earlier this week, the Pentagon announced it would be extending the deployment of active-duty troops until September 30, adding 289 days to the ongoing border mission. Read more: ICE, other agencies, see transparency take major hit during government shutdown Estimates sent to Newsweek by the Center for Strategic Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), an independent and non-partisan policy research institute, suggest that the extension could add around $170 million in additional costs beyond what the Pentagon has previously announced. "Altogether, the deployments of both active-duty and National Guard troops to the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Military Border Mission Could Cost U.S. $470 Million In 2019 Alone