STATE — Mega Millions sales have outpaced the forecast of Mega Millions officials. So those officials have increased the estimated jackpot for the Tuesday, March 27, drawing from $356 million to $363 million.
When the Obama administration dispatched three B-2 bombers from a Missouri air base on March 19 last year to cross the ocean and reach Libya, it put roughly $9 billion worth of America’s most prized military assets into the air. The bat-shaped black bombers, finely machined to elude radar and equipped with bombs weighing a ton apiece, easily demolished dozens of concrete aircraft shelters near Libya’s northern coast.
Keeping track of personal finances and worrying about a paycheck is particularly vexing in the middle of a war zone, as Lt. Col. Kirk Zecchini of Indianapolis, Indiana, explained to members of Congress last week.
In 2004, the National Rifle Association honored Republican Florida state legislator Dennis Baxley with a plum endorsement: Its Defender of Freedom award.
Property owners Michael and Chantell Sackett of Priest Lake, Idaho fought the law, and surprisingly, they won. On March 21, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States – in a unanimous decision – sided with the property owners in determining that the property owners had the right to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance order in the United States District Court. Both the District Court and the Circuit Court had sided with EPA.
ELIZABETH – Last week, a Union County jury returned guilty verdicts against Naji Muhammad, 27, and Hazma Abdul-Matin, 24, for 18 counts of first-degree carjacking, armed robbery, eluding law enforcement, resisting arrest, weapons offenses and pointing a firearm at a police officer, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
RAHWAY — “Come and meet those dancing feet, on the avenue I’m taking you to… 42nd Street.” Union County Performing Arts Center is the site where Rahway High School will present “42nd Street” on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m.
If you make a mistake on your tax return, it can take longer to process, which in turn, may delay your refund. Here are eight common errors to avoid.
RAHWAY — The Rahway Taste of Spring will be held on Friday, April 13, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Rahway Recreation Center, 275 East Milton Avenue, Rahway. Free parking is available on-site and the event is wheelchair accessible.
Dear EarthTalk: Cuba just began drilling for oil not far from U.S. shores and hopes to become a major exporter. What ramifications does this have for the environment? — Betsy Shaw, Troy, NY.