Mega Millions Jackpot at $586 Million

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_f43380dffb.jpgSTAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Have you bought your “winning” Mega Millions lottery ticket yet?  The drawing is Tuesday night. When no winning ticket was sold in last Friday’s drawing, the jackpot rolled over to $550 million, and it jumped again on Monday to $586 million.  The top prize could go up even more before Tuesday’s drawing.

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George Zimmerman's Painting Bids Reach $100,000

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_d9aea8d9a9.jpgSeminole County Sheriff's Office (NEW YORK) -- George Zimmerman is selling a patriotic painting on eBay that has already amassed more than 90 bids, pushing the price of the painting to nearly $100,000. Zimmerman's attorney Jayne Weintraub confirmed the artwork's authenticity when it was put up for auction on eBay. The auction began with a bid of $50, but soared to $99,966 after 98 bids as of 3 a.m. EST.

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Teacher Says Santa Is White, Tells Black Student to Take Off Santa Hat

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_9cc481b063.jpgjocic/Thinkstock (ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- A New Mexico teacher is in hot water for allegedly telling an African-American high school student to take off a Santa Claus hat and beard because the teacher said Santa is supposed to be white. The teacher, who has not been identified, was put on administrative leave on Monday, according to ABC News affiliate KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Louisiana Has Worst Drivers in US, Survey Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_ace3945b85.jpgBrian Jackson/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- For the second straight year, motorists in Louisiana have earned the dubious distinction of being named the country’s worst drivers, according to a survey by CarInsuranceComparison.com. In determining its worst drivers rankings, the website compiled data on fatality rates per 100 million miles traveled, citations for failure to obey traffic signals and seat belt laws, DUI infractions, and tickets for speeding and careless driving.

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George Zimmerman’s Lawyer Probed in Trayvon Martin Case

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_0048f1104a.jpg Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- The Florida attorney who helped George Zimmerman beat a murder charge for the death of teenager Trayvon Martin is now being investigated for how he handled the case. “The Florida bar has one case pending at staff in regard to Atty. Mark O’Mara’s representation of George Zimmerman. All other information is confidential at this time, as is the case with all open investigations,” the bar said in a statement to ABC News.

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