DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - There's only one winning ticket for the Powerball $758.7 million jackpot. Lottery officials say the winning ticket was sold in Massachusetts, and it's the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in U.S. history. Powerball official Charlie McIntyre says six other tickets won $2 million apiece, and 34 others are worth $1 million.
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. (AP) - Fishing managers are holding a series of public hearings along the East Coast about potential changes to the way they manage the menhaden fishery. Menhaden are a heavily fished species of small fish that are used as bait and fish oil. They also play a critical role in the marine ecosystem because they are preyed upon by larger fish, seabirds, whales and dolphins.
BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man accused participating in a plot to behead a conservative blogger for the Islamic State group asked a fellow prisoner to help him "neutralize" his co-defendant and an informant in the case. Authorities say David Wright plotted with Nicholas Rovinski and another man to kill blogger Pamela Geller. The plot was never carried out.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - New rules could be coming to Maine's shuttered shrimp fishery in the event that it one day reopens. Maine shrimp have been under a fishing moratorium since 2013. Scientists say their populations have plummeted due to inhospitable environmental conditions such as warming oceans. An arm of the regulatory Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is meeting Aug. 31 to consider proposals to improve the management of the fishery in the future.
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