COLUMBIA, S.C. — The winner of a $1.537 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too.
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VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Wednesday clarified comments by Pope Francis about a case of what he called “sexual slavery” within a French congregation of nuns, saying he was referring to an abuse of power that was reflected in instances of sexual abuse.
WASHINGTON—True north isn't quite where it used to be.
Earth's north magnetic pole has been drifting so fast in the last few decades that scientists say past estimates no longer are accurate enough for precise navigation.
Yesterday, they released an update of where true north really was—nearly a year ahead of schedule.
ATLANTA—Yes, it's time for another story about the Patriots trying to accomplish something nobody has done since the 1972 Miami Dolphins.
But not THAT story.
LONDON—The remains of a noted Royal Navy explorer who led the first known circumnavigation of Australia have been found by archeologists excavating a burial ground where a railway station is planned.
The archeologists identified the remains of Capt. Matthew Flinders by the lead plate placed on top of his coffin.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.—A 60-year-old study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park is back on track after being derailed by the partial U.S. government shutdown.
As well, enough private funding has been raised to ensure the work will go on even if federal agencies are idled again, officials said yesterday.
MELBOURNE, Australia—Novak Djokovic was so good, so relentless, so flawless, that Rafael Nadal never stood a chance.
Djokovic reduced one of the greats of the game to merely another out-classed opponent—just a guy, really—and one so out of sorts that Nadal even whiffed on one of his famous forehands entirely.
BOSTON—Wilson Menashi palmed a squid in his left hand and extended his arm into an aquarium tank, watching as a giant Pacific octopus stretched out tentacles to greet him like a friend.
BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany—Scientists prepared today to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades.
TORONTO — Canada’s ambassador to China said he thinks a top Chinese executive has a strong case to avoid extradition to the United States and said he hopes she will be released soon in remarks one of his predecessors called “mind-boggling.”