Mega Millions jackpot grows to a historic US$1 billion – National

The United States’ Mega Millions lottery has become a draw for a mega US$1 billion, due to a more than four-month stretch without a winner. It’s only the third time in history that a U.S. jackpot has surpassed the billion-dollar mark, amid a slumping lottery market that has been blamed on the coronavirus pandemic […]

Lawmaker calls for Bigfoot ‘hunting season’ in Oklahoma – National

What’s the best time of year to hunt a Bigfoot? Do they have a breeding season? Are they edible? How do you kill, skin and stuff one, and how much should you pay for a licence to do so? Are they called Bigfoots or Bigfeet? And do they even exist? Those heady questions will […]

Donald Trump reportedly floated notion of his own ‘Patriot Party’ – National

Former U.S. president Donald Trump has reportedly thought about launching his own political party, after several GOP leaders criticized him for inciting an attack on the U.S. Capitol over a democratic election he lost. The ex-president considered calling it the “Patriot Party,” according to a Wall Street Journal report citing several aides and others […]

‘Bernie Sanders with mittens’ is the first meme of the Biden era – National

Social media users were feeling the “Bern” while Sen. Bernie Sanders was warding off the cold on Wednesday, when he wore a remarkably practical winter coat, mittens and a mask to U.S. President Joe Biden‘s inauguration. The Vermont senator became the first mega-viral meme of the Biden era Wednesday afternoon after he was photographed […]

‘It’s over’: QAnon believers left reeling after Biden replaces Trump – National

Joe Biden is President of the United States, Donald Trump has retreated to his golf resort in Florida, John F. Kennedy Jr. is still dead and the QAnon community is in shambles, after the core promises of the hoax fell apart on a Storm-free morning in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Now one of the […]

More than 130 cars pile up in massive crash during Japan snowstorm – National

At least 134 cars were involved in a series of crashes in Japan on Tuesday, when a snowstorm struck a stretch of highway. One person was killed and at least a dozen more were hurt in the chaos. The crashes occurred on the Tohoku Expressway in the northern prefecture of Miyagi at around noon […]

FBI arrests woman wanted in search for Nancy Pelosi’s stolen laptop – National

A pro-Trump rioter suspected of stealing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi‘s laptop during the U.S. Capitol attack has been arrested after the FBI received a tip that she might be trying to sell the computer to Russia. Riley June Williams, 22, of Harrisburg, Pa., turned herself in to authorities in her home state […]

Wild pigs take over police station in small Pakistan city – National

Two pigs briefly took over a police station in Pakistan earlier this week, forcing officers to evacuate the building while the porky pair ran amok indoors. The incident happened in the city of Moro in Pakistan’s Sindh province, according to the Pakistan-based Express Tribune and The Current news outlets. It was not immediately clear […]

Florida server uses secret note to save boy from family ‘torture’ – National

WARNING: This story contains disturbing details and descriptions of abuse. Please read at your own discretion. A diner server who spotted bruises on an 11-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero after she communicated with him in secret and called the police on his mom and stepdad. “She stepped up to help rescue […]