Waiting To See Who Won Powerball/AP NewsMinute
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) — The Florida town of Zephyrhills (ZEH’-fur-hills), population 13,000 about 30 miles northeast of Tampa, is buzzing with curiosity over who bought the single winning ticket in the $590.5 million Powerball lottery in their town. No one has come forward yet and lottery officials say the winner will probably take time to craft a plan first.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents released to The Associated Press underscore the long-lasting effects of sexual abuse in the military. More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year and 4,000 sought disability benefits. Sexual assault or repeated sexual harassment can trigger a variety of health problems including depression. Men made up nearly 40 percent of the patients the VA treated last year for conditions connected to what it calls “military sexual trauma.”
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy says residents who commute to New York City should be ready for a week-long headache because of track damage from a Metro North derailment that also affects Amtrak’s New York-Boston service. He’s even suggesting those commuters spend the week in the city. Repairing and reopening the tracks could take days.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of the formerly reclusive, military-ruled country of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is making a historic visit to Washington. The White House visit is the first in almost 47 years, crowning a dramatic diplomatic rehabilitation for his nation after years of international isolation. Critics say the Myanmar leader has stalled on some promised reforms.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — One person was killed when two sightseeing balloons collided in Turkey during a tour of volcanic rock formations. One of the hot air balloons crashed after it hit the wicker basket of the craft above it. Officials say the dead tourist is from Brazil and that 24 people were injured.