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Check your tickets! Winning numbers for Powerball’s $60million draw are revealed

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A lucky woman in her 20s has won $60million in Thursday night’s Powerball draw. 

The winning numbers were 4, 11, 19, 28, 3, 5 and 7, while the Powerball was number 6.  

The anonymous punter held the only division one winning entry in Powerball draw – but didn’t realise it until lottery officials gave her a call on Thursday evening.

‘Are you joking?’ were her first words when she found out the news.

Thursday night's Powerball numbers have been revealed

Thursday night's Powerball numbers have been revealed

Thursday night’s Powerball numbers have been revealed 

‘Are you sure about this? Oh my God, this is insane. Thank you! 

‘I’m trying to compose myself. I feel like this has to be some kind of joke. It’s my husband who usually buys the tickets. There’s no way he’s going to believe me. This is amazing!’ 

Surrounded by family members, the overwhelmed winner revealed she already had some thoughts about how to enjoy her prize. 

‘I’ve never thought about what I’d do with $60 million!’ she admitted. 

‘We will be able to pay off all our debts, help our parents out and all our siblings. We will be able to buy a house! 

‘Hopefully, when we can travel again, we will be able to take our whole family somewhere overseas. 

‘This is very overwhelming. I’m shaking like a leaf! This is crazy!’ 

The next Powerball draw, 1271. will take place on September 24. 

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Queensland opens its borders to more NSW postcodes

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Queensland will open its borders to five New South Wales shires from next weekend after recording no new cases on Tuesday.

Residents of Byron Shire, Ballina, Lismore, the Richmond Valley including Casino and Evans Head, Glen Innes and 41 other postcodes will be added to the Queensland-NSW border bubble from 1am on October 1.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says those 125,000 NSW residents will be able to travel freely in Queensland and residents of her state will also be able to travel in far northern NSW.

‘These areas have a lot in common with Queensland,’ she said on Tuesday morning. 

‘They usually do a lot of their business in Queensland so we believe that this is the right measure to take and we have also been in contact with the NSW authorities to advise them of this today as well.’

Residents of Byron Shire, Ballina, Lismore, the Richmond Valley including Casino and Evans Head, Glen Innes and 41 other postcodes will be added to the Queensland-NSW border bubble from 1am on October 1

Residents of Byron Shire, Ballina, Lismore, the Richmond Valley including Casino and Evans Head, Glen Innes and 41 other postcodes will be added to the Queensland-NSW border bubble from 1am on October 1

Residents of Byron Shire, Ballina, Lismore, the Richmond Valley including Casino and Evans Head, Glen Innes and 41 other postcodes will be added to the Queensland-NSW border bubble from 1am on October 1

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says those 125,000 NSW residents will be able to travel freely in Queensland and residents of her state will also be able to travel in far northern NSW

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says those 125,000 NSW residents will be able to travel freely in Queensland and residents of her state will also be able to travel in far northern NSW

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says those 125,000 NSW residents will be able to travel freely in Queensland and residents of her state will also be able to travel in far northern NSW

Queensland recorded no new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 9am on Tuesday, with Deputy Premier Steven Miles pointing out that 12 days have passed since there was a case of community transmission.

The state has just 16 active on Tuesday, clustered around Ipswich in the state’s southeast.

Aged care residents are in lockdown and there’s a 10-person limit on home gatherings in eight local government areas, including Brisbane.

The announcement of border changes come as Queensland prepares to welcome ACT travellers back up north on Friday.

The border will open only to Canberrans who arrive by plane and anyone coming from NSW via the ACT will have to wait 14 days before being allowed to fly. 

More to come.  

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Jerry Harris, 21, to remain in custody in child pornography case

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Netflix Cheer star Jerry Harris will remain in federal custody after being charged with child pornography because his lawyer said there is no plan yet for where he could go if he was released on bail. 

At a federal court hearing in Chicago on Monday, a judge granted a request from the 21-year-old celebrity cheerleader’s lawyer to keep him in custody for now.

The lawyer asked the judge to postpone any decision on Harris’ bond until they had determined a plan for where he could stay if he was released.

The judge said that when Harris does have a suitable place to stay, he will then be allowed another hearing to request to be released on bail. 

Harris, who was arrested and charged last week for child pornography, dialed into the court hearing via phone. 

At a federal court hearing in Chicago on Monday, a judge granted a request from Jerry Harris' lawyer to keep him in custody for now until arrangements can be made so he can request bail

At a federal court hearing in Chicago on Monday, a judge granted a request from Jerry Harris' lawyer to keep him in custody for now until arrangements can be made so he can request bail

At a federal court hearing in Chicago on Monday, a judge granted a request from Jerry Harris’ lawyer to keep him in custody for now until arrangements can be made so he can request bail

Harris’ mother Lizzie Bowman died of lung cancer in 2016 and his father has been absent from his life.

The show that made him famous documented how Harris was taken in by the family of one of his fellow cheerleaders on the ICE All-Stars team in Naperville after his mother’s death.

At one point, his team started a GoFundMe page, which raised $60,000, to help Harris stay on the team and continue his education.

Harris is accused of inappropriate conduct with a 13-year-old boy when he was 19. 

Harris’ arrest came just days after 14-year-old cheerleading twin brothers in Texas filed a lawsuit alleging he solicited sexually explicit photos from them for a year and asked one of them for oral sex.

The production of child pornography charge is related to allegations of inappropriate conduct with the twin he tried to solicit oral sex from.

Prosecutors say Harris admitted in an interview with FBI agents this week that he had asked the boy, who was then 13, to send him photographs and videos of his penis and buttocks on Snapchat. 

Harris also allegedly admitted to soliciting explicit photos from dozens of other underage boys and engaging in a sex act with a 15-year-old at a cheer comp.

The 28-page criminal complaint related to his arrest, which came just days after the FBI raided his home in Naperville, Illinois, contains a number of screenshots of Harris’ exchanges with both twins.

The boys, Charlie and Sam, are not identified in the criminal complaint but they gave an interview to USA Today this week speaking about the allegations after filing the lawsuit. 

Harris has been the subject of an FBI investigation following allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with a minor. His arrest comes just three days after the FBI raided his home in Naperville, Illinois

Harris has been the subject of an FBI investigation following allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with a minor. His arrest comes just three days after the FBI raided his home in Naperville, Illinois

Harris has been the subject of an FBI investigation following allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with a minor. His arrest comes just three days after the FBI raided his home in Naperville, Illinois 

In one Snapchat exchange included in the complaint, the boy sent a photo of himself and Harris allegedly responded: 'Do it naked and take a video'

In one Snapchat exchange included in the complaint, the boy sent a photo of himself and Harris allegedly responded: 'Do it naked and take a video'

In one Snapchat exchange included in the complaint, the boy sent a photo of himself and Harris allegedly responded: 'Do it naked and take a video'

In one Snapchat exchange included in the complaint, the boy sent a photo of himself and Harris allegedly responded: 'Do it naked and take a video'

The criminal complaint related to his arrest includes several photos and message exchanges allegedly between Harris and the boy. In one Snapchat exchange included in the complaint, the boy sent a photo of himself and Harris allegedly responded: ‘Do it naked and take a video’

The complaint says that Harris sent this photo to one of the boys on Snapchat asking: 'Would you ever want to ***'. The boy told authorities he interpreted this as Harris asking him to engage in sex acts

The complaint says that Harris sent this photo to one of the boys on Snapchat asking: 'Would you ever want to ***'. The boy told authorities he interpreted this as Harris asking him to engage in sex acts

The complaint says that Harris sent this photo to one of the boys on Snapchat asking: ‘Would you ever want to ***’. The boy told authorities he interpreted this as Harris asking him to engage in sex acts 

The FBI started investigating after the allegations were reported to authorities by Varsity, which is the global authority of competitive cheerleading.

In the criminal complaint, Harris is accused of contacting both boys on social media as early as 2018 and soliciting explicit images from both of them.

One of the boys, identified as Minor 2, told authorities that he always refused to send Harris any explicit images.

The other boy, identified as Minor 1, said he sent more than a dozen sexually explicit photos and videos to Harris, at his request, on Snapchat between December 2018 and March 2020. 

Harris, who was 19 at the time, is also accused of sending the boy explicit images of himself and footage of him masturbating.

The boy claims Harris also once asked him for oral sex in bathroom when they both attended a cheer competition in February 2019.

Three months later, Harris allegedly sent the boy a text message saying he had ‘found a place for us to do stuff’ at another cheer competition. The boy told authorities that he understood that to mean Harris wanted to engage in sex acts with him.

The complaint says Harris first contacted the boy on Instagram in 2018 who told him he was only 13. Harris allegedly responded: 'Oh ok have any pics?', before adding the photos should be of his face and 'booty'

The complaint says Harris first contacted the boy on Instagram in 2018 who told him he was only 13. Harris allegedly responded: 'Oh ok have any pics?', before adding the photos should be of his face and 'booty'

The complaint says Harris first contacted the boy on Instagram in 2018 who told him he was only 13. Harris allegedly responded: ‘Oh ok have any pics?’, before adding the photos should be of his face and ‘booty’

Pictured above is a screenshot included in the complaint of several nude photos that he allegedly sent to Harris. Harris' face can be seen in one of the images

Pictured above is a screenshot included in the complaint of several nude photos that he allegedly sent to Harris. Harris' face can be seen in one of the images

Harris allegedly sent the boy a text message saying he had 'found a place for us to do stuff' at another cheer competition. The boy told authorities that he understood that to mean Harris wanted to engage in sex acts with him

Harris allegedly sent the boy a text message saying he had 'found a place for us to do stuff' at another cheer competition. The boy told authorities that he understood that to mean Harris wanted to engage in sex acts with him

Pictured above on the left is a screenshot included in the complaint of several nude photos that he allegedly sent to Harris. Harris’ face can be seen in one of the images. Pictured right is a text Harris allegedly sent the boy saying he had ‘found a place for us to do stuff’ at a cheer competition

The boy denied Harris’ requests for sex acts on both occasions, according to the complaint.

Harris was the breakout star of the show that followed the cheerleading team from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, as it sought a national title.

Cheer was an instant success when it was released in January and Harris drew fans for his upbeat attitude and his encouraging ‘mat talk’.

Earlier this year, he interviewed celebrities on the red carpet at the Academy Awards for The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

His former teammates have come out in droves since his arrest to say they did not know of his alleged behavior. 

His ex-coach Monica Aldama, who is appearing on the next season of Dancing with the Stars, took to Instagram last week to say she was devastated by the news. 

She said her heart has been ‘shattered into a million pieces’ over the scandal.

‘Our children must be protected from abuse and exploitation, and I’m praying hard for the victims and everyone affected,’ she said.

‘I am devastated by this shocking, unexpected news.’ 

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller DID prove Donald Trump obstructed justice but didn’t write it up

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The Special Counsel’s investigation did find enough evidence that Donald Trump obstructed justice but Robert Mueller was too timid to write it into the final report, one of his top deputies has claimed.

Andrew Weissmann claimed that Mueller ‘did not deliver what he was tasked with doing’ because he shied away from reaching a firm conclusion.

Weissmann says that it was ‘obvious’ that Trump obstructed justice but Mueller utterly failed the American people by not saying so.

In a new book he claims that the Special Counsel’s office didn’t subpoena Trump because they were afraid of upsetting the White House.

For the same reason they didn’t subpoena Donald Trump Jr. about his notorious June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton.

They didn’t even ask to speak to Ivanka Trump for fear of incurring the President’s wrath, Weissmann claims.

The explosive claims will reopen the wounds of the Special Counsel’s investigation with just six weeks to go until the election, according to a preview in The Atlantic.

Robert Mueller found enough evidence in his investigation that Donald Trump obstructed justice but 'did not deliver what he was tasked with doing', a top deputy claims

Robert Mueller found enough evidence in his investigation that Donald Trump obstructed justice but 'did not deliver what he was tasked with doing', a top deputy claims

Robert Mueller found enough evidence in his investigation that Donald Trump obstructed justice but 'did not deliver what he was tasked with doing', a top deputy claims

Robert Mueller found enough evidence in his investigation that Donald Trump obstructed justice but 'did not deliver what he was tasked with doing', a top deputy claims

Robert Mueller found enough evidence in his investigation that Donald Trump obstructed justice but ‘did not deliver what he was tasked with doing’, a top deputy claims 

Mueller's top deputy Andrew Weissmann claims that Mueller was too timid to write his findings into his final report, saying it was 'obvious' that Trump obstructed justice

Mueller's top deputy Andrew Weissmann claims that Mueller was too timid to write his findings into his final report, saying it was 'obvious' that Trump obstructed justice

Mueller’s top deputy Andrew Weissmann claims that Mueller was too timid to write his findings into his final report, saying it was ‘obvious’ that Trump obstructed justice

Mueller’s investigation was the greatest potential threat to Trump’s presidency, but according to Weissmann, a former federal prosecutor who is now a senior fellow at the NYU School of Law, it failed to do its job.

In his book ‘Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation‘, which is out on September 29, Weissmann gives an unprecedented look at the almost two-year long inquiry.

It was set up to examine whether Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election and obstructed justice by, among other things, firing former FBI director James Comey.

The book titled 'Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation' gives an unprecedented look at the almost two-year long inquiry

The book titled 'Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation' gives an unprecedented look at the almost two-year long inquiry

The book titled ‘Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation’ gives an unprecedented look at the almost two-year long inquiry

Mueller concluded that there was not enough evidence to show collusion and while he made no determination on obstruction, he said he was unable to ‘exonerate’ the President.

In an unusual move, Mueller left it up to Attorney General William Barr – a close Trump ally – to decide if there should be criminal charges and he declined to bring them.

The handling of the obstruction part of Mueller’s investigation is what angers Weissmann so much.

The Atlantic article states: ‘Weissmann goes to great lengths to understand Mueller’s thinking on two of his central decisions: not to subpoena Trump, and not to state plainly in the report what the evidence of volume two makes clear – that Trump obstructed justice. Neither decision holds up to Weissmann’s scrutiny’.

Weissmann says he was ‘flummoxed’ by Mueller’s thinking and claims the Special Counsel was ‘making his own, freelance judgments about what was appropriate and not delivering on what he was tasked with doing’.

Weissmann says that in volume one of the report, which dealt with collusion, they said there was insufficient proof of a crime.

He says: ‘But when there is sufficient proof, with obstruction, we don’t say it. Who is going to be fooled by that? It’s so obvious’.

Asked if he thought that Mueller let the country down, Weissmann says: ‘Absolutely, yep’.

He adds: ‘I wouldn’t phrase it as just Mueller. I would say ”the office.” There are a lot of things we did well, and a lot of things we could have done better, to be diplomatic about it’.

Asked if the investigation was a ‘historic missed opportunity’, Weissmann says: ‘That’s fair’.

The special counsel's office didn't even ask to speak to Ivanka Trump for fear of incurring the President's wrath, Weissmann claims

The special counsel's office didn't even ask to speak to Ivanka Trump for fear of incurring the President's wrath, Weissmann claims

The special counsel’s office didn’t even ask to speak to Ivanka Trump for fear of incurring the President’s wrath, Weissmann claims

Mueller didn't subpoena Donald Trump Jr about his notorious June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton because he did not want to upset the white house, Weissmann claims

Mueller didn't subpoena Donald Trump Jr about his notorious June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton because he did not want to upset the white house, Weissmann claims

Mueller didn’t subpoena Donald Trump Jr about his notorious June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton because he did not want to upset the white house, Weissmann claims 

In the Mueller report the stated reason for not subpoenaing Trump was that the legal battle would have delayed the inquiry.

But Weissmann says that the real excuse was ‘Mueller’s aversion to having an explosive confrontation with the White House’.

Such timidity extended to Trump Jr as well and Ivanka.

Weissmann writes that Mueller ‘feared that hauling her in for an interview would play badly to the already antagonistic right-wing press – Look how they’re roughing up the president’s daughter – and risk enraging Trump, provoking him to shut down the Special Counsel’s Office once and for all’.

Weissmann writes that the Special Counsel’s office worked under the constant threat that Trump would fire Mueller just as Richard Nixon fired Archibald Cox, the first Watergate special prosecutor, in the Saturday Night Massacre.

Trump tried to remove Mueller several times but was stopped by his staff but the threat neutered the inquiry

Weissmann writes: ‘The specter of our being shut down exerted a kind of destabilizing pull on our decision-making process.’

In the book Weissmann depicts Mueller, a former FBI director who did things by the book, as being ill suited to doing battle with Trump.

Mueller’s integrity meant he played by the rules and expected others to do the same but he did not apparently realize that Barr – an old friend of his – was on Trump’s side. 

In an unusual move, Mueller left it up to Attorney General William Barr - a close Trump ally - to decide if there should be criminal charges and he declined to bring them

In an unusual move, Mueller left it up to Attorney General William Barr - a close Trump ally - to decide if there should be criminal charges and he declined to bring them

In an unusual move, Mueller left it up to Attorney General William Barr – a close Trump ally – to decide if there should be criminal charges and he declined to bring them 

Trump emerged from the Mueller inquiry stronger and arguing that he was the victim of a ‘hoax’ that was designed to illegally remove him from office.

The Democrats did not impeach him based on Mueller’s findings but when they did for allegedly trying to get Ukraine’s President to investigate Joe Biden, he survived a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate.

In the introduction to the book, Weissmann says: ‘Had we given it our all – had we used all available tools to uncover the truth, undeterred by the onslaught of the president’s unique powers to undermine our efforts?

‘I know the hard answer to that simple question: We could have done more’.

Elsewhere he writes: ‘Part of the reason the president and his enablers were able to spin the report was that we had left the playing field open for them to do so’

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