Idaho ends Powerball in state, fearing foreign participation
Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson addresses the House State Affairs Committee at the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The panel killed legislation that would have allowed the Powerball game with multi-million dollar jackpots to continue in the state. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)BOISE, Idaho – Idaho lawmakers fearing foreign participation in the Powerball lottery killed legislation on Wednesday that would have allowed the game with huge jackpots to continue in the state after a run of more than 30 years. The move came after Idaho Lottery officials sought a change in state law because Powerball is expanding to include Australia in 2021 and Britain in 2022. Some Idaho lawmakers said they feared that the odds of an Idaho resident winning would be reduced with more players.
Over 400 sex abuse suits filed as litigation window opens
Hundreds of others sued the Catholic Church or one of its several New York dioceses. In all, 427 sex abuse lawsuits were filed by 5 p.m. Wednesday across New York. A compensation fund for sexual abuse victims set up by the New York Archdiocese in 2016 has paid out $65 million to 323 people, the archdiocese says. Toale's suit against the Catholic Church was filed early Wednesday. Rockefeller conducted an internal investigation that found Archibald, who died in 2007, "engaged in acts of sexual misconduct and sexual abuse toward many of his patients."chicagotribune.com