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Pig ‘the size of a mini horse’ corralled with bag of Doritos

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a call about an escaped pig “the size of a mini horse” used Doritos to corral and lure the porker home. 

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Deputies have gotten previous calls about this particular pig and knew how to get his attention and where to take him, officials said in a post on Instagram

“They lured him back home with Doritos one of our deputies (had) in her lunch bag,” officials wrote. “They made a trail and he followed.”

They were able to get the swine back home and secured the gate. 

“It was fun,” one of the officers said.

Early voting begins with contentious governor's race

Early voting is underway in Georgia, where a contentious governor's race tops the ballot.

Voters in Georgia may begin voting in person Monday in the state's 159 counties. Voting is available each weekday and at least one Saturday.

In-person early voters will use the same touchscreen electronic voting machines the state uses on Election Day.

Absentee by-mail early voting is also still available. About 45,000 ballots had been mailed through Thursday. That's twice as many as at the same point in the 2014 midterm elections.

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During the election four years ago, about 37 percent of voters filled out their ballots before Election Day.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is crossing the state to rally supporters to vote early. Republican Brian Kemp is visiting rural areas to mobilize supporters.

Abrams, Kemp and the Libertarian candidate Ted Metz will debate LIVE on Channel 2 Nov. 4 at 5 p.m.

The latest Channel 2 Action News, Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll shows Abrams and Kemp are in a very tight race.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Royal baby: Harry and Meghan’s baby will be seventh in line for the throne

Update on Oct. 15, 2018: With the announcement that Prince Harry and Meghan Markel are expecting a child in the spring of 2019, the line of succession to the British throne will look different. Here is a look at how the line will change when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s child is born.

Original story: A new British prince was born on Monday and that means a new line of succession to the British throne.

Move over, Prince Harry, your new nephew -- Louis Arthur Charles - will bump you one step down the line, and shake up everyone who follows you.

The British line of succession was established in the 17th century after James II left the country and the throne in 1688. By 1701, the Act of Settlement established that the country’s Parliament could determine who would rule the country.

The act said that only Protestants could rule – no Roman Catholics could be considered and those in line for the throne could not marry a Catholic. In 2013, the Succession to the Crown Act ended the provision against marrying a Catholic. However, a Roman Catholic may not rule the country.

The law also stated that male heirs, no matter where they fell in the birth order, would displace female heirs in the line of succession. In other words, a younger brother would jump over an older sister in the succession line.

The Succession to the Crown Act amended that portion of the Act of Settlement by ending the practice of moving sons to the front of the line – called male primogeniture. The act applies to those born after Oct. 28, 2011. Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Prince William, is the first female in the line of succession who will not be skipped over by a younger sibling.

Here is the line of succession as it stands after the birth of the new prince:

The line of Succession (updated)

  1. The Prince of Wales – Prince Charles (Elizabeth’s first child)
  2. The Duke of Cambridge – Prince William (Prince Charles’ son)
  3. Prince George of Cambridge – William’s son
  4. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge - William’s daughter
  5. Prince Louis of Cambridge – brother to George and Charlotte
  6. Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex – Prince Harry (William’s brother; Charles second child)
  7. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's unborn child (due spring 2019)
  8. The Duke of York – Prince Andrew (Elizabeth’s third child)
  9. Princess Beatrice of York – Andrew’s daughter
  10. Princess Eugenie of York – Andrew’s daughter
  11. The Earl of Wessex – Prince Edward (brother of Prince Charles; Elizabeth’s fourth child)
  12. James, Viscount Severn – (Prince Edward’s son)
  13. The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor – (Prince Edward’s daughter)
  14. The Princess Royal – Princess Anne (daughter of Queen Elizabeth; her second child)
  15. Peter Phillips – son of Princess Anne
  16. Savannah Phillips – daughter of Peter Phillips
  17. Isla Phillips – daughter of Peter Phillips
  18. Zara Tindall – daughter of Princess Anne

 

Mega Millions jackpot tops $650 million; Powerball jackpot is $345 million

If you have a few dollars and dreams of riches untold, the coming week could be a game-changer for you.

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Two national lottery games – Mega Millions and Powerball – are sporting huge jackpots this week.

The Mega Millions drawing set for Tuesday has the second largest jackpot in the game’s history, worth $654 million (or $372 million with the cash option). That’s $2 million short of the game’s record jackpot of $656 million.  

Add to that a hefty $345 million Powerball jackpot, and you’re looking at nearly a billion dollars in lottery money being up for grabs this week.

The Powerball jackpot is the 17th largest in the game’s history. The cash payout on the $345 million would be $199 million.

>>Which Powerball numbers have hit most often? Will choosing them improve your odds?

How did we get the chance to play for such jackpots? You can thank all those who played and didn’t hit the jackpot. The Mega Millions jackpot has been building since July 24, the last time the grand prize jackpot was won.

The Powerball game has not seen a grand  prize winner since Aug. 11. 

The Mega Millions numbers drawn Friday were 04-24-46-61-70. The Megaball was 07. The Megaplier was 3. 

One ticket sold in Arkansas matched all five numbers, but did not match the Megaball number. That winning ticket is worth $3 million because the person who purchased the ticket purchased the “Multiplier” option which tripled the $1 million prize.

The Powerball numbers drawn Saturday were 11-14-32-43-65 and the Powerball was 15. The Power Play was 3. Two players – one in Nebraska and one in Michigan – matched the five numbers, but not the Powerball number. Each of those tickets is worth $1 million.

Photos: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce baby on the way

The baby will be the seventh in line to the British throne after his or her grandfather, uncle, cousins, and father. The baby is due in Spring 2019.

Georgia early voting begins with contentious governor's race

ATLANTA (AP) - Early voting begins in Georgia, where a contentious governor's race tops the ballot.

Voters in Georgia may begin voting in person Monday in the state's 159 counties. Voting is available each weekday and at least one Saturday.

In-person early voters will use the same touchscreen electronic voting machines the state uses on Election Day.

Absentee-by-mail early voting is also still available. About 45,000 ballots had been mailed through Thursday. That's twice as many as at the same point in the 2014 midterm elections.

During the election four years ago, about 37 percent of voters filled out their ballots before Election Day.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is crossing the state to rally supporters to vote early. Republican Brian Kemp is visiting rural areas to mobilize supporters.

Meghan Markle pregnant, expecting first child with Prince Harry

The Duchess of Sussex – known as Meghan Markle until her May wedding to Britain’s Prince Harry – is pregnant, Kensington Palace announced Monday.

>> Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding photos: The kiss, the ring and more highlights

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” Kensington Palace tweeted

>> PHOTOS: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce baby on the way

In a second post, the palace added: “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”

>> See the tweets here

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Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, “is very happy about this lovely news, and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild,” the palace said in a statement, according to People magazine.

Reporters from multiple news outlets said the palace would not say whether Meghan had told her father, Thomas Markle, that she was pregnant.

The news came as Meghan and Harry began a 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, The Associated Press reported.

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Sheriff: Man killed woman in front of her 9-year-old son

LAKE CITY, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Georgia say a man shot his girlfriend to death in front of her 9-year-old son.

News outlets report Darius Deandre Evans has been arrested by the Clayton County Sheriff's Office following a six-hour manhunt. A sheriff's office statement says the boy told authorities Evans got into an argument with his mother Saturday night and shot her multiple times before leaving their Lake City apartment.

He told deputies Evans then returned and began shooting her again before fleeing the scene. The woman's identity hasn't been released by authorities, and she was pronounced dead at a hospital. The sheriff's office says the boy then rode around with Sheriff Victor Hill to show him where Evans may have fled. The statement doesn't say what charges Evans faces.

Mom takes kids shopping for snow boots, finds mice family living in footwear, adopts them

A trip to Kmart for snow shoes made a family increase by eight new members. Shasta Riederer took her boys to the Bismarck store last week to find new snow boots, but when they found a pair something rolled of the boot. The boys told their mom. 

“He goes, ‘Mom, look,’” Riederer told WDAY. “I thought it was Vienna sausages rolling around the floor until they started moving, but then we heard them squeaking.”

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Apparently a family of mice made the warm boots their home. When it was all said and done, Riederer counted seven newborns and mama, WDAY reported

The boys asked mom if they could take the little family home, and since the store didn’t have mice in its inventory, they happily obliged.  

“I let the kids take them home, let them get a fish tank for them, kids put them in there and they were happy ever since,” Riederer told WDAY.

Two of the babies have died, according to a post by Riederer. 

Riederer said she will release the remaining members of the mice family to the wild once they’re old enough, WDAY reported

As for the Kmart, store officials said they checked other footwear for signs of animals, and none were found, but they did bring in pest control to spray the store, WDAY reported

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis backing Native American ancestry claims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has released an analysis of her DNA showing that she has Native American ancestry.

An analysis of Warren's DNA sample showed she had a Native American ancestor in her family dating back six to 10 generations, according to WFXTThe release of the analysis comes after President Donald Trump has mocked her repeatedly for her claim that she has Native American blood, and repeatedly questioned her ancestry.

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A Stanford professor, Carlos D. Bustamante, who was awarded a MacArthur genius grant for his work tracking population migration via DNA, performed the analysis of the DNA. His report says the majority of Warren's ancestry is European, but there is strong evidence to suggest that she has a Native American ancestor.

Warren's office also released a video to YouTube, "Elizabeth Warren's family story," which directly addresses the attacks on her heritage by the President and includes interviews with her family. A "Fact Squad" website with links to the DNA report and supporting documents was also launched.

>> Watch the video here

Last month, Warren spoke about her future during a town hall in western Massachusetts on Sept. 30. She said she'll take a "hard look at running for president" after the November elections.

Warren, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, is running for re-election in November against GOP state Rep. Geoff Diehl, who was co-chairman of Trump's 2016 Massachusetts campaign.

She has been at the center of speculation that she might take on Trump in 2020.

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