No winner of record Powerball jackpot, next draw put at $1.3 billion

No one won Jan. 9's record jackpot of nearly $950 million in the multi-state Powerball lottery, driving the haul for a winning ticket in the next draw to $1.3 billion, lottery officials said. 

Millions of Americans anxiously checked their tickets for the winning combination of six numbers - 32, 16, 19, 57, 34 with a Powerball number of 13. 

Israeli firms in talks to buy natural gas from Leviathan

The partners in Israel's offshore Leviathan natural gas site said on Jan. 7 they were in talks to supply gas to a number of Israeli companies.

In a statement to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, units of Delek Group said the firms were private electricity producers and industrial companies but did not offer further details.

Ancient Greek papyrus discovered on eBay

A rare, 2,000-year-old New Testament manuscript has been discovered on eBay by Geoffrey Smith, a scholar of early Christianity at the University of Texas, and the starting bid for the manuscript was at just $99.

“I thought, ‘This can’t be allowed to sell on eBay. It will just disappear into a private collection.”, Mr. Smith said.

Dan Stoenescu - proposed Minister-delegate for Relations with Romanians Abroad (biography)

Dan Stoenescu was born on November 4, 1980, in Constanta.

He has graduated the Austin College in Texas, USA, holding a bachelor's degree in International Studies (2003), while in 2005 he became the holder of a master's degree in Globalization and Development from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.