Death penalty for drug traffickers part of Trump opioid plan

Trump also wants Congress to pass legislation reducing the amount of drugs needed to trigger mandatory minimum sentences for traffickers who knowingly distribute certain illicit opioids, said Andrew Bremberg, Trump’s domestic policy director, who briefed reporters Sunday on the plan Trump is scheduled to unveil Monday in New Hampshire, a state hard-hit by the crisis.

Winning $457 million Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania

Powerball officials say a single winning ticket was sold in Pennsylvania that matches all of the winning numbers: 22-57-59-60-66 and Powerball 7. The jackpot from Saturday’s drawing is the eighth-largest ever for the Powerball game.

Another explosion injures 2 in Austin, Texas; cause unclear

An explosion that may have been detonated by a tripwire tore through Texas’ capital and injured two people, leading police to warn nearby residents to remain indoors overnight as investigators looked for possible links to three package bombings elsewhere in the city this month.

Some wanted shooting suspect forcibly committed in 2016

Documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz, which were obtained by The Associated Press, show school officials and a sheriff’s deputy recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation.

McLaughlin growing up at Purdue as Boilermakers continue on in WNIT

The Homestead graduate and Purdue point guard continues to grow up and improve as the Boilermakers beat Ball State to advance in the WNIT, 77-72. McLaughlin scored 19 points including a trio of three pointers and six clutch free throws inside the final minute. 

Facebook’s recurring nightmare: Helping muddy up elections

News reports that Facebook let the Trump-affiliated data mining firm Cambridge Analytica abscond with data from tens of millions of users mark the third time in roughly a year the company appears to have been outfoxed by crafty outsiders in this way.

A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller

In a series of weekend tweets naming Mueller for the first time, Trump criticized the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and raised fresh concerns about the objectivity and political leanings of the members of Mueller’s team.

Purdue wins without Haas, holds off Butler 76-73

Dakota Mathias sank a 3-pointer with 14.2 seconds left and second-seeded Purdue, minus star center Isaac Haas, held off 10th-seeded Butler 76-73 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year.