Nearly $600 Million Up for Grabs Saturday Night

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While one lucky winner in Florida will walk away with $450 million from Friday night's Mega Million lottery drawing, you still have a chance to win an estimated $570 million in the Powerball drawing Saturday night.

One - or possibly more - winners can choose an annuity that would pay out the full amount over 29 years, or opt for a lump-sum cash payout estimated at over $358 million before taxes. If there is more than one winner, the prizes will be split evenly across the group.

Odds of winning the top prize are one in over 292 million.

Colorado Sends Fire Engines to Support California Wildfires

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Colorado is sending 17 fire engines to support California wildfire operations. The request was made Tuesday through the National Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System.

The engines and crews left the state Wednesday, and will support firefighting efforts in southern California. They are traveling to Chino, California, where they will then be assigned to specific locations and tasks. The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control expects a second group of fire engines may also deploy to California later in the week.

Flags at Half-Staff Thursday to Remember Pearl Harbor

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Flags will be lowered to half-staff Thursday in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags should be at half-staff until sunset Thursday.

The day marks 76 years since more than 2,400 people died in a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by Japan. The attack prompted the United States to enter World War II.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was established in 1994, however it is not a federal holiday.

40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled – Linked to Injuries, Death

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Kidde, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has announced the recall of more than 40 million fire extinguishers sold in the United States and Canada since 1973. The extinguishers can become clogged, or may require excessive effort to operate the units, and they may fail to work in an emergency. The nozzle on the units may also come off with enough force to cause damage or injuries.

Hurricane Irma Strikes Florida, Jose at Category 4

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Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys this morning with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, making it a category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Hurricane-force winds extend 80 miles from the center of the storm while tropical storm-force wind reaches outward 220 miles. A 120-mph gust was reported on Big Pine Key while Miami International Airport had sustained winds around 60 mph and gusts approaching 100 mph.

Hurricane Irma Will Strike Florida Tonight

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Hurricane Irma, which earlier this week battered U.S. territories Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, is expected to hit Florida's west coast later tonight.

Irma is currently a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 125 miles per hour, and is located along the northern coast of Cuba. As it begins to turn northward toward Florida, the storm is expected to re-strengthen. Earlier this week, the storm fluctuated between categories 4 and 5.