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Powerball jackpot up to $400 million

The Powerball jackpot is now past $400 million.

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The Powerball jackpot is up to $400 million and may go higher by Wednesday night's drawing, according to the New York State Gaming Commission.

Saturday night's drawing yielded nine $1 million winners, including one right here in NYC, from the Khandaker Newsstand at 50 Fulton St.

The current roll up, which began on Dec. 28, is the fifth jackpot of $400 million or more since New York State...

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Jimmy Fallon takes over 'The Tonight Show' Monday

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Since 1954, more men have been president of the United States (11) and walked on the moon (12) than served as the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show." Jimmy Fallon becomes only the sixth host of the weeknight talk show Monday night.

Because he's joining such select company, Fallon understands the legacy he is inheriting. That's one reason his version of "The Tonight Show" will look a lot like...

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Miller earns historic medal in men's super-G

Bode Miller

(Credit: Bode Miller won his sixth Olympic medal. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom))

Kjetil Jansrud gave Norway a record-tying fourth straight win in the men's super-G at the Sochi Games on Sunday, while a tearful Bode Miller shared bronze to become the oldest Olympic Alpine skiing medalist at 36.

Andrew Weibrecht, starting 29th with all the favorites gone, used a pair of U.S. teammate Miller's skis to go one better than his third-place finish in Vancouver and win a surprise...

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Kessel's hat trick lifts U.S. men to hockey quarters

Phil Kessel

(Credit: Phil Kessel scored three goals against Slovenia. (Getty Images/Martin Rose))

Phil Kessel took a minute to open the scoring and went on to record a natural hat-trick as the United States beat Slovenia, 5-1, on Sunday to secure a bye into the quarterfinals of the men's ice hockey tournament at the Sochi Games.

Kessel opened the scoring 63 seconds into the game when he sped into the Slovenian zone and used a nifty deke to beat the defenseman before sliding it home.

He...

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Column: Help us, Aereo! Streaming TV is our only hope now

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Ugh.

If you're one of the millions of Americans fed up with the state of the cable industry, one story this week turned your stomach like a jar of sun-bleached mayonnaise.

Comcast, the largest cable company in the country, announced it would buy out Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable company in the country, for $45.2 billion in an all-stock deal. Time Warner's 11 million customers...

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'Lego Movie' tops weekend box office

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 "The Lego Movie" collected $48.8 million to top box office charts for a second week, finishing far ahead of romantic comedy "About Last Night" which had ticket sales of $27 million over the Valentine's Day weekend.

"RoboCop," a remake of the 1987 science fiction film about a part-man, part-cyborg crime fighter, was third with sales of $21.5 million, according to studio reports.

The...

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East River Ferry dock in Greenpoint collapsed

The East River Ferry ramp in Greenpoint collapsed

(Credit: The East River Ferry ramp in Greenpoint collapsed on Feb. 13, 2014. (Lindsay Lief/Twitter))

A ferry dock in Greenpoint fell into the water Thursday morning, cutting off service there for East River Ferry riders.

The walkway for customers detached from the dock at India Street around 9 a.m., according to a spokesperson for New York Waterway, which operates the East River Ferry. Service at the Greenpoint dock has been suspended through the afternoon. The East River Ferry was still...

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'Much Ado,' 'King Lear' to headline Shakespeare in the Park

Actor John Lithgow

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While New Yorkers try to find the top of seemingly endless fresh snowdrifts, Shakespeare in the Park is gearing up for summer.

The 2014 summer season lineup, announced yesterday, is headlined by the comic "Much Ado About Nothing," starring Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater, which runs from June 3 through July 6.

Next, John Lithgow will hit the stage as "King Lear" in a production running...

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KKB Talk: Ritani's president finds a diamond in the rough

Brian Watkins is the president of Ritani.com

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Have you ever wanted to design a ring or piece of diamond jewelry for someone special, but didn’t because you weren’t sure if she would like it?

Brian Watkins, president of Ritani.com, has disrupted the luxury shopping world by creating the first- ever Clicks-and-Bricks Omni Channel retail experience in designer jewelry. His diamonds are custom ordered online and can be tried on in a local...

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MTA testing new digital touchscreens at Grand Central Terminal

MTA touchscreen

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Subway riders at Grand Central Terminal will help determine whether the new digital touch screen information kiosks become a feature throughout the system.

After an initial five-machine, five-station pilot in 2011, the MTA partnered with two companies -- Control Group and CBS Outdoor -- to create digital information touchscreens for the expansion of the agency's On The Go digital kiosk program.

"We...

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