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ROSEVILLE (AP) — A 45-year-old suburban Minneapolis man wasted little time Thursday in claiming one-third of a $448 million Powerball jackpot, coming forward only hours after realizing he had won to reveal his good fortune to the world. Paul White, a project engineer from Ham Lake, said at a news conference at Minnesota State Lottery headquarters that his "significant other" called him Thursday morning to say one of three winning tickets for Wednesday night's drawing had been sold in Minnesota.
LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — At least three people in two states will split the $448.4 million Powerball jackpot, after two winning tickets were sold in New Jersey and one was sold in Minnesota, lottery officials said Thursday. No winners immediately came forward to claim the jackpot. Winners in both states have a year from the date of the drawing to do so.
SAYLORSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A disabled junk dealer feuding with local officials over his debris-strewn property packed a rental car with guns and ammunition before opening fire at a town meeting and killing three men, authorities said Tuesday. Rockne Newell, 59, had lost his property this year in a court fight over complaints that he lived in a storage shed, built an illegal culvert and used a bucket outside as a toilet.
ROCHESTER (AP) — An Army veteran and political newcomer is joining the Republican race to challenge U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in southern Minnesota. Aaron Miller is kicking off his campaign Tuesday with events in Rochester and Mankato. Miller lives in the Rochester-area town of Byron, and works as an account manager for a biopharmaceutical firm.
ST. PAUL (AP) — Another Democratic state lawmaker is joining the race for Minnesota secretary of state. State Rep. Steve Simon of Hopkins announced his plans Tuesday. He is chairman of the House Elections Committee. Current Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is not running for re-election. The primary responsibility of the office is to administer state elections.
LONDON (AP) — The little prince was in need of a name, and now, by George, he's got one. Make that three: George Alexander Louis. The announcement Wednesday that Prince William and his wife, Kate, had selected a moniker steeped in British history came as royal officials said the new parents were seeking quiet family time away from the flashbulbs and frenzy that accompanied the birth of their first child.