A customer fills out a Mega Millions ticket at a local grocery store, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Hialeah, Fla. Friday night's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Photo: Alan Diaz
Photo: Alan Diaz

7 things to know now: Mega Millions; Pistorius sentenced; no charges for Hillary

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now: 

1. Pistorius sentenced: Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend in the bathroom of his upscale home a little more than three years ago. Pistorius was convicted of killing Reeva Steenkamp after he shot four times through a closed bathroom door on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

2. No charges for Hillary: FBI Director James Comey said that while Hillary Clinton and her staff  were "extremely careless" in their use of email, the agency would not be recommending that criminal charges be filed against the presumptive Democratic nominee. Comey presented a list of failures on the part of Clinton and her State Department staff to secure emails, some of the government's most sensitive information. While the final decision to file criminal charges rests with the Justice Department, it is seen as highly unlikely the agency will formally charge Clinton.

3. No winner: There was no winner in the Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night, sending the prize for the next drawing to $508 million. Tuesday marked the 34th time the jackpot rolled over after no one matched the winning numbers. The next drawing is Friday.

4. UT settlement: The University of Tennessee has reached a settlement Tuesday with eight women who claimed the school mishandled sexual assault allegations against male student athletes. The incidents dated back to 1995. The suit claimed that athletes found guilty of assault were not punished and that women were actively discouraged from bring rape charges against athletes.

 5. Fire on the plane: Investigators say the cockpit recorder recovered from the remains of EgyptAir Flight 804 shows that in the plane's final moments the crew was fighting a fire. The recordings indicate there was a fire in the front of the plane. The plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on May 19. It was headed from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board.

And one more

A Georgia Supreme Court ruling is a victory for the Ku Klux Klan after the court says the group cannot be barred from picking up trash along one of the state’s highways. The court sided with a lower court ruling that said the state’s Department of Transportation had violated the Klan’s right to free speech rights when it denied the group's application to participate in an "Adopt-A-Highway" program. The program allows groups to sponsor sections of state roadways to keep clean in exchange for posting the group’s name on signs.

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