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UK police seek burglar who stole $21,500 in 1-pound coins

LONDON British police are seeking a burglar who may have a heavy conscience — or pockets — after stealing 15,000 pounds ($21,500) in 1-pound ($1.43) coins.

Greater Manchester Police said Friday that three houses in a street in Ashton-Under-Lyne, northwest England were robbed on Jan. 1. The culprits stole designer handbags, jewelry, a Range Rover and the trove of coins.

Trio of Powerball winners

LOS ANGELES—An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot, whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination, will be split three ways.

The winners’ identities remain a mystery but they bought their tickets in Florida, Tennessee, and an L.A. suburb where even lottery losers were celebrating yesterday that such heady riches were won in their modest city.

‘The Revenant’ leads Oscar nods

The brutal 1820s frontier saga “The Revenant” landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th-annual Academy Awards while the acting categories again were filled entirely by white performers.

The strong showing today for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio and best supporting actor for Tom Hardy, follows its win at the Golden Globes.

’Wolves mired in skid

HOUSTON—The Houston Rockets finally are on a roll, playing the way they expected to—but didn’t—to start the season.

James Harden had 27 points and 11 assists as the Rockets got their season-high fifth-straight win—a 107-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night.

“We’re playing for each other. That’s the most important thing,” said Harden.

California Lottery: Winning Powerball ticket sold in LA area

LOS ANGELES A winning ticket in Wednesday night’s record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot was sold in suburban Los Angeles, a spokesman for the California lottery says.

It could take several hours before officials know whether any winning tickets were sold elsewhere. The winning numbers were 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10.