425 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Calif.; Cee Lo Quits 'The Voice'
Feb. 20, 2014
$425 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in California
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Someone in Milpitas, Calif., is $425 million richer today.
The sole winner of the Powerball lottery bought his or her ticket from a gas station in the Northern California city, according to state lottery officials.
So far, no one has come forward to claim the winnings.
Cee Lo Green Quits 'The Voice'
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Flamboyant pop singer Cee Lo Green will not return as a judge on the NBC talent show "The Voice."
Green announced his departure on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show on Wednesday, telling the comedian, "I'm not coming back at all."
Two Dead on 'Captain Phillips Ship'
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Two American security guards were found dead on Tuesday aboard the Maersk Alabama, a merchant ship made famous in a 2009 pirate attack off the coast of Somalia, the story of which was later turned into movie starring Tom Hanks.
The deaths of both men remain under investigation, according to Maersk, a commercial shipping line based in Copenhagen, which confirmed that their bodies were found on the ship, which was docked in Port Victoria, Seychelles.
The men, both contractors employed by Trident Group, joined the ship's crew on Jan. 29. The names of the men were not provided.
Maersk Alabama was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009, and later rescued by the U.S. Navy. The event was fictionalized in "Captain Phillips."
Death Toll Rises in Ukraine
Despite a truce between the president and protestors brokered Wednesday, Kiev again descended into violent clashes, resulting in the bloodiest day in the country's long-simmering civil conflict.
At least 42 people are believed dead, after protestors confronted riot police at Independence Square, lobbing fireworks and Molotov cocktails, as well as shooting into the lines of police officers, according to reports.