U.S. Virgin Islands

Powerball jackpot grows to $535 million, fifth largest ever

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A $2 investment could yield more than a half-billion dollars in the Powerball lottery's fifth-largest jackpot in a 25-year history that is up for grabs on Saturday. But the odds of winning are miniscule.<p>The multistate lottery's grand prize grew to an estimated $535 million by …

News (U.S.)

Powerball jackpot climbs to $510 million, 8th largest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $510 million, making it one of the largest in U.S. history.<p>No one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing, so the national lottery game will continue to grow ahead of the next drawing Saturday night. At $510 …

Virgin Islands

Canada announced preliminary Americup roster; Caboclo makes Brazilian team - Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog

Share Email<p>Canada Basketball announced its preliminary roster for the 2017 FIBA Americup tournament on Thursday.<p>As expected, the group of 18 is …

Basketball

After Puerto Rico, debt problems loom over US Virgin Islands

After Puerto Rico, credit rating agencies are increasingly sounding the alarm over debts issued by the United States Virgin Islands – another US …

Caribbean

Car Makers Get Legal Reprieve -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (August 17, 2017).<p>A bankruptcy judge issued a temporary stay shielding car makers from many lawsuits over defective air bags made by Takata …

Virgin Islands

With Guam Saved by Trump Now Is the Time to Fly the Flag in the Pacific

Posted: Aug 16, 2017 12:43 PM<p>President Donald J. Trump saved Guam.<p>Literally.<p>Trump’s tough talk forced North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to publicly …

Conservative View

Ticket w/ 5 of 6 winning Powerball numbers bought in LA

One lucky Angeleno got five out of six numbers in the Powerball drawing Wednesday night, making them thousands of dollars richer.<p><b>The winning numbers</b> …

Los Angeles

2017 U.S. National Championship - Newport Pow Wow

by Melges 20 today at 2:33 am<p><b>Summer sailing and racing in Newport is at its seasonal high point and smack dab in the middle of it all, is the 2017</b> …

Sailing

You Can Buy A Plane Ticket For $49 With JetBlue If You Act Very, Very Quickly

Now that summer's coming to an end, airplane ticket prices are dropping — and I'm not complaining. While fall is a cheaper time to book in general, a …

Air Travel

JetBlue is having a 48-hour flash sale with fares starting at $49 one-way

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>JetBlue just announced a flash sale.</b>• <b><br>The sale includes travel within the US, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and other destinations in the Caribbean.</b>• <b><br>The lowest fares come in at $49 one-way.</b>• <b><br>The sale ends at 11:59 p.m. on August 16.</b><p>JetBlue is having a flash sale with one-way …

Air Travel

Flash Sale: JetBlue Is Offering Cheap Flights Starting at $49

The deal is for journeys between September and November<p>If you're thinking of going on vacation between September and November, then stop what you're …

Air Travel

Powerball numbers: Did you win Wednesday's $430 million jackpot? | NOLA.com

Powerball is stirring big-time buzz, thanks to a lottery jackpot that's grown to one of the biggest in history.<p>File<p>Here are Wednesday's winning …

New Orleans

Amazon Will Likely Go On to Crush Auto Parts Retailers That Are Already Tanking

Auto parts stocks have taken quite the hit.<p>TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said the auto space parts business …

Investing

Fitch Lowers U.S. Virgin Islands All the Way to Triple-C

Seeing few options for improvment to the territory's finances, <b>Fitch Ratings</b> took its credit rating on the U.S. Virgin Islands down all the way to …

Economy

Flight Deal: Two-Day JetBlue Sale Has Tickets from $49

The antidote to end-of-summer woes.<p>Who said vacation season had to end? Not JetBlue—one of the best airlines in the U.S., according to our 2016 Readers' Choice Awards survey. With their latest two-day sale, the carrier is helping extend your vacay plans far into the fall with one-way fares starting …

Travel

India’s Partition Displaced Millions. For Hindu Sindhis, Food Replaced Home.

My parents grew up in India, and were often taunted with papad jokes. "Sindhi papads!" They were called. Displaced from Sindh, in modern-day Pakistan, after the partition of British India in 1947, Hindu Sindhis—my community—have long been associated with these crispy, spiced flatbreads (commonly …

Johnnie Walker

Vanderbilt loses to Virgin Islands National Team, 81-78

The Vanderbilt Commodores basketball team is on a summer trip to the Virgin Islands. The trip was originally supposed to be to Italy, but passport …

College Basketball

$393M Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Illinois

A single $393 million Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket was sold in Illinois, officials announced on the game's website.<p>The winning numbers in Friday’s drawing were 23-33-53-56 and 58, with the Mega Ball of 6. The winning ticket bought at Nick's Barbecue in Palos Heights matched all six numbers, …

Mega Millions

7 incredible facts about Guam, the U.S. territory in North Korea’s crosshairs

Tensions between President Donald Trump and North Korea continues to escalate, pushing the small island territory of Guam into the national spotlight.<p>…

North Korea

The 'Seasonal' Benefits Your Employees Might Really Want: How About a Trip to the Tropics?

How'd you like working for a company that each February takes its employees "someplace tropical"? How about leading one?<p>Contributor<p>During the first week of July, my employees were especially productive: One moved into new home. Another celebrated a child's second birthday. A third member of the …

Virgin Islands

‘Caribbean Pirate Treasure’ Follows Philippe And Ashlan Cousteau On Their Search For Sunken Treasure

Philippe Cousteau is the grandson of Jacques Cousteau, one of the most extraordinary and legendary explorers the world has ever known. Jacques …

Entertainment

Guam Is Ground Zero for Nuclear Standoff, but Residents Cannot Vote for President

<b>MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b>Guam is at the center of a nuclear standoff, but its US citizens cannot even vote for president. (Photo: …

North Korea

How the United States Ended Up With Guam

The tiny western Pacific island of Guam has been a U.S. territory for over a century, and is considered a strategically important link between the …

Virgin Islands

America’s wind energy industry passed a major milestone

The wind energy industry reached an important milestone in 2016 when it passed the generating capacity of hydroelectric power for the first time to …

Liberal View

Cannibalism, murder and chronic obesity: 10 island paradises with dark and deadly secrets

Guam, a remote Pacific island known for its white beaches and crystal blue waters, is reportedly in the crosshairs of Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator. Why? Because as well as attracting tourists with its soft sand and spectacular reefs, it is a strategic US military outpost that's home to …

Virgin Islands

Mold Craft’s Legacy in Sport Fishing

The late Frank Johnson’s journey to create one of the sport’s most iconic lures<p>Frank Johnson once described his background as …

Fishing

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $382M with no top winning ticket Tuesday

The Mega Millions jackpot has jumped to a projected $382 million after another drawing without anyone matching all the winning numbers on Tuesday …

Mega Millions

WIM Series - Challenging practise sailing in Lysekil

by WIM Series today at 12:08 am<p><b>The crews in Lysekil Women’s Match were offered challenging sailing conditions and brand new Fareast 28R boats, as</b> …

Sailing

Why Summers Are Best Spent by Lakes, Not Oceans

To some, there's nothing better than diving into a tranquil lake come summer—but not everyone agrees.<p>Are you an ocean person or a lake person? Do you seek out choppy waves, or still waters? Is it <i>Jaws</i> or <i>Lake Placid</i> that gives you the chills? Whichever floats your boat, so to speak, we're spoiled for …

Travel

Are These 2 American Airlines Routing Rules Still Enforced?

If you read the guides to booking tickets using American Airlines AAdvantage miles out there, there are two main “rules” that get repeated over and …

Airlines