• Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

    When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. Pauline McKee and her daughter excitedly summoned casino employees to collect what they thought was a $41.8 million jackpot. The rules and pay table, which were available on a touch screen, amount to a contract between the casino and the player and it doesn't matter that McKee didn't read them, he added.

    Associated Press
  • 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Star Sawyer Sweeten Dies of Suspected Suicide

    Everybody Loves Raymond star Sawyer Sweeten has died by suspected suicide, his manager Dino May confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Sweeten starred in Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005, playing Geoffrey Barone. The CBS series starred Ray Romano as their onscreen father.

    Yahoo7 Entertainment
  • Indonesia informs drug convicts of execution

    Indonesia said Saturday it had officially notified eight foreign drug convicts that they will be executed, prompting an appeal from United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon to spare the prisoners and suspend the death penalty. A Frenchman also on death row for drug-related crimes was granted a temporary reprieve after Paris stepped up pressure on Jakarta. The eight -- from Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and the Philippines -- have been transported to the high-security prison island of Nusakambangan where they will face the firing squad along with an Indonesian prisoner.

    AFP
  • This mega McDonald's bill came to $890

    Spending $10 at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) will buy a fast food feast. That is how much Moshe Tamssot's bill came to after he tested out the limits of McDonald's new customizable sandwich platform called Create Your Taste. The 3.8 pound burger, piled high with dozens of toppings, including multiple types of cheese and condiments, takes the meaning of loaded to a new level.

    CNBC
  • Royal Baby number two: everything you need to know

    In the lead up to the birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William's second child, here's all the info you need to stay in the loop. When will Kate give birth? Initially it was announced as the month of April, then it was refined by Kate Middleton herself as "mid to late April," with the eventual date landing on April 25.

    New Idea
  • Wrong man jailed for Milat crime

    An unknown early victim of Ivan Milat - believed to be his first - has been uncovered more than half a century after the wrong man went to jail for the crime. An extensive joint investigation between The Weekend West and Channel Seven's Sunday Night has unearthed the truth behind the brutal attack, which occurred years before the backpacker murders. Police had no idea at the time that Milat was responsible.

    The West Australian
  • 7th-largest economy? The answer might surprise you

    If our oceans were considered a country, their worth would outshine the likes of Russia and Brazil's economies, according to a new report. The world's oceans are worth $24 trillion and generate $2.5 trillion in goods and services annually, making it technically the seventh-largest economy worldwide, according to the "Reviving the Ocean Economy" report, commissioned by the WWF, this week. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) admits, however, that this trillion-dollar figure is an "underestimate," as wind energy and offshore oil and gas drilling weren't factored in, due to the difficulty in calculating their exact amounts.

    CNBC
  • Strong ties possible for floating deck

    The floating deck transhipment system to be based at Dampier Port could help improve road safety and strengthen links between WA and South East Asia, according to Transport Minister Dean Nalder. After visiting the port last week, Mr Nalder said the deck could potentially lead to a reduction of oversize vehicle movements on the North West Coastal Highway and possibly be a catalyst for a coastal liner to operate from South East Asia to Dampier. "The Floating Deck Transhipment System helps the Port of Dampier provide reliability of berthing, which has been an ongoing issue with the high demand on the Dampier Cargo Wharf," he said.

    The West Australian
  • The Women Who Have To Justify Their Medals On ANZAC Day

    Suzanne Baker.By the standards of any military veteran, Suzanne Baker has an impressive array of medals. They include the Australian Active Service medal, the Australian Defence Medal, the Australian Operational Service Medal – a glistening display of

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  • Surfer fighting for life after SA shark attack

    A shocked witness has described how he saw a great white shark bite a surfer's leg off and swim away with the limb in its jaws. Chris Blowes remains in a critical condition in hospital after being mauled by the great white on South Australia's west coast on Saturday morning. The 26-year-old was surfing 350 metres offshore near Right Point at Fishery Bay in the Port Lincoln National Park when the shark attacked him while a dozen surfers were in the water.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Nudes galore at Tracey Emin, Schiele show in Vienna

    An exhibition teaming works by British artist Tracey Emin -- many of them new -- and Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, who died aged 28 in 1918, opened in Vienna on Friday. The show at the city's Leopold Museum incorporates around 50 of Emin's often highly sexualised works alongside around 15 similar, if tamer, drawings and poems by Schiele. Emin, 51 -- best known for her "My Bed" work shown at the Tate Gallery in 1999 -- said the aim of the exhibition was to liberate both her work and that of the Austrian artist, a contemporary of Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka.

    AFP
  • Boot body case: Woman caught up in double life

    Daniela D'Addario, 35, and Canberra man Josaia Vosikata, 27, were reported missing on Monday. Close friend Chris Reid told Fairfax Media that Ms D'Addario had been dating Mr Vosikata on and off the past few months before she found out he had a wife and children in Fiji.

    Yahoo7 and Agencies
  • Nepal quake kills more than 1200

    A massive earthquake has killed more than 1200 people as it tore through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche at Everest base camp. At least 1170 people are known to have died in Nepal, officials said, making it the quake-prone and impoverished Himalayan nation's worst disaster in more than 80 years. Offers of help poured in from governments around the world, with the US and EU announcing they were sending in disaster response teams, as emergency workers fanned out across Nepal to rescue those trapped under collapsed homes and buildings.

    AFP
  • Lively’s awkward Obama encounter

    Actor Ryan Reynolds scored a comical voicemail from US President Barack Obama following his wife’s embarrassing encounter with the world leader. Reynolds and wife Blake Lively were invited to a small dinner with the US politician and was excited about meeting him, but their conversation did not go well. Lively recounted the awkward moment during a chat with Seth Meyers and says she just froze when she got her chance to meet with the president.

    The West Australian
  • McInnes’ maturity led to AFL call-up

    East Perth coach Brian Dawson says Fraser McInnes can finally make the step into the AFL thanks to his self-belief and his understanding of what he is capable of. The 21-year-old will make his AFL debut against Brisbane at the Gabba tomorrow, four years and 62 WAFL games after a league debut with Perth in 2011, when taken as a second-round draft pick by the Eagles. Coach Adam Simpson declared the thing he wanted to see from his players at the start of the game tomorrow was “intent”.

    The West Australian
  • Meet Rory McIlroy's stunning new flame Erica Stoll

    Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki appear to have well and truly moved on from their very public break-up last year. McIlroy has been courting the stunning Erica Stoll, while Wozniacki has been spotted with NFL star JJ Watt. Danish tennis starlet Wozniacki was seen with Watt at a college basketball game recently, then on vacation on Fisher Island, south of Miami.

    7Sport
  • Foreigners who came to Brazil in boom times flee the bust

    When Frenchman Gwenel Lecourieux was gearing up to move to Brazil, the country with its swelling upper class and world-renowned hunger for luxury goods seemed like the perfect place to set up his dream business, selling high-end watches. Just 15 months after arriving in Rio de Janeiro, 36-year-old Lecourieux is preparing to cut his losses and return to France. Brazil doesn't track the number of foreign residents leaving the country, but signs indicate the country's allure has slipped since foreign work authorizations peaked in 2011.

    Associated Press
  • A Day in the Life of a Retiree

    Before I officially retired, I worried about what I would do to stay busy once I left the working world. I never had a problem entertaining myself during the weekends, because I was catching up on everything I could not get to during the week. But in

    U.S.News & World Report
  • $53m for 800 Roebourne Aboriginals

    More than $53.6 million was spent last financial year on services for about 800 Aboriginal residents of Roebourne in the Pilbara, according to a State Government report. The expenditure review by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, which included the provision of most general services such as police, health care, education and welfare, details a failure to improve outcomes for a community with entrenched social and health issues. Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Council chairman Michael Hayden said the report proved the need for the Auditor-General to investigate the $4.9 billion spent by the Commonwealth and State governments on Aboriginal West Australians each year.

    The West Australian
  • Aussie living standards falling: report

    The living standards of Australians are falling with annual real wages dropping on average by more than $100, new research shows. Progressive think tank Per Capita wants immediate reform and investment in infrastructure to mitigate the threat to middle-income living standards. It finds Australia is coming off the back of a decade-long productivity and resources boom that put an extra $484 in the pockets of workers each year.

    AAP