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February 19, 2014

AP Top 10 | $400 million jackpot causes Powerball fever

DANVILLE — 1. DEADLY PROTESTS IN UKRAINE

Thousands of police move on the protest camp in Kiev, setting tents on fire as demonstrators fight back with rocks and bats. Street clashes leave 18 dead and hundreds injured.

2. VENEZUELA'S OPPOSITION LEADER SURRENDERS TO POLICE

Leopoldo Lopez says he doesn't fear jail, and hopes his arrest raises awareness of corruption and economic troubles he blames on 15 years of socialism.

3. FREE TRADE BILLS MAKE STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

Obama finds an ally in the GOP's Boehner as he seeks fast passage of major deals with Europe and Asia.

4. WHERE IRAN DRAWS THE LINE

Iran says it won't scrap any of its nuclear facilities, rejecting a key demand in its negotiations with six other countries over its nuclear program.

5. GEORGIA NUKE PLANT REMAINS ON TRACK

The Energy Department is set to approve $6.5B in federal loan guarantees for the plant — the first to be built in the U.S. in more than 30 years.

6. WHAT MIGHT GO DOWN IF WAGES GO UP

Raising the federal minimum wage would boost income and lift almost a million people above the poverty level, but could cost half a million jobs, the Congressional Budget Office says.

7. 'I'M THE VICTIM HERE'

Michael Dunn, convicted of attempted murder in a fatal shooting over loud music in Florida, was recorded on a jailhouse phone telling his fiancee that he had acted only in self-defense.

8. TAKING THE HONOR OUT OF HONOR GUARD

A photo posted to a social media site of soldiers goofing off around a flag-draped coffin with the caption "We put the FUN in funeral" sets off a firestorm.

9. WHEN LOTTERY FEVER WILL SPIKE

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $400 million — and growing.

10. AFTER WAVE OF UPSETS, A FAVORITE COMES THROUGH AT SOCHI

American David Wise, the reigning king of the sport, wins gold in halfpipe skiing.

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