Powerball jackpot surges to $100m, Cartel speaks out over Callum and Jake Robinson deaths: Australian news live

Plus Woolworths recalls 80,000 prizes in unfortunate error.

Yahoo's daily news blog has now concluded for Friday, May 10.

First up we brought you more details emerging from Mexico where an infamous cartel has spoken out about the deaths of Australian brothers Callum and Jake Robinson. Read more in the blog below.

The Powerball jackpot has also jumped to $100 million after no one claimed the top prize on Thursday night. It comes just months after the jackpot reached $200 million, with bigger jackpots far more frequent after lottery officials made Division One much harder to win in 2018.

And Woolworths has had to revoke 80,000 prizes to New Zealand shoppers in an unfortunate error.

Follow along for more updates throughout the day.

  • Pub licensee banned after man served 22 schooners

    A former licensee of a Newcastle pub has been banned for two years after a man was served 22 schooners and one shot in a drinking binge.

    The man was carried unconscious out of Stockton's Gladstone Hotel in March 2021 after a six-and-a-half hour drinking session.

    Liquor & Gaming NSW found the pub, run by Tracey Keegan, did not display responsible service of alcohol, lacking "appropriate practices, procedures, training and supervision were in place to prevent intoxication".

    The pub licensee failed in her duties to keep the public safe, Liquor & Gaming NSW found.
    The pub licensee failed in her duties to keep the public safe, Liquor & Gaming NSW found.
  • Bruce Lehrmann told to pay Network Ten's legal costs

    Bruce Lehrmann has been ordered to pay most of Network Ten's legal bill after his doomed defamation case against the network.

    Read more here.

    Bruce Lehrmann. Source: AAP
  • Man accused of stabbing ex earlier guilty of AVO breach

    A man is in custody for allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend less than two weeks after he was placed under mandatory supervision for breaching an earlier order to leave the woman alone.

    Anthony Monteleone appeared in a Sydney suburban court on Friday on domestic violence-related charges of wounding with intent to murder and breaching an apprehended violence order.

    He handed himself in to police on Thursday, nearly 24 hours after investigators say he lay in wait for the woman outside Crunch Fitness before attacking her with a kitchen knife.

    She was treated by paramedics for multiple stab wounds before being taken to hospital in a stable condition.

    Read more here.

    - AAP

    Anthony Monteleone
    Anthony Monteleone in police custody.
  • Crazy amount of wine sat idle in Australia

    Global consumption of wine is down, leaving Australia's grape-growing regions facing the daunting prospect of tearing down their vineyards.

    A growing number of factors have contributed to the downturn for Australian producers, including Chinese tariffs under the Morrison government, cost-of-living pressures and changing tastes of the nation's younger generations, the ABC reports.

    Lee McLean from Australian Grape and Wine says there's roughly 500 million litres of red wine sitting in tanks, barrels and bottles around the country.

    "It's the kind of stock-to-sales ratio that can't be worked through with the reopening of any single market, even a really significant one like China," he told the ABC.

    He says some wine regions may be forced to lose up to 20 per cent of its vineyards to survive.

    Winery in regional New South Wales. (Photo by: Martin Berry/Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
    Vines are being ripped out across Australia to tackle the lack of demand. Source: Getty, file.
  • Zoo defends painting dogs to look like pandas

    A Chinese zoo has denied it's cheating its visitors after video of small dogs painted black and white to resemble panda cubs sparked controversy.

    Videos of the Chow Chow dogs at Taizhou Zoo were shared to Chinese social media which left many questioning the integrity of the zoo. State media described putting dogs in the enclosure a "deceptive tactic".

    But the zoo says signage is clear saying signage clearly states they are dogs. "We are not cheating our visitors," a staff member told the Global Times.

    Read more here.

    Regardless of what they are, they're pretty cute.
    Regardless of what they are, they're pretty cute. Source: AsiaWire
  • Woman secretly lives in supermarket entrance roof for a year

    We take you now to a remarkable story proving extremely popular with Yahoo's US audience.

    A 34-year-old woman has been found living in the roof at a supermarket's entrance after contractors in Michigan spotted an electrical cable leading up there.

    The homeless woman had made herself at home, installing a desk with a computer, a printer and even a coffee machine. She'd also laid down some flooring.

    She said she had a job elsewhere and had been in the small space for roughly a year.

    Read more here.

    supermarket roof
    The woman was living in the roof undetected for a year.
  • Hailey Bieber announces pregnancy

    Hailey and Justin Bieber are set to welcome their first child.

    The couple, who have been married since 2018, confirmed the news on their Instagram accounts, with a video and set of photos from what appeared to be a vow renewal ceremony in Hawaii.

    It comes days after chart-topper Justin has sparked concerns from fans with a series of selfies where he was pictured crying.

    Read more here.

  • Rain again for Sydney as unwanted record nears

    Well Sydneysiders, it's now been 10 consecutive days of rain and I'm sure you're all wondering when it's going to end.

    Rain is forecast up until Monday, which would take it to 13 consecutive days of downpours – but with the way it's been going, not many will be brave enough to bet on a dry day come Tuesday.

    The brutal stretch has seen Sydney near its all-time high of 16 consecutive days recorded in 1943 and 2022.

  • Aussies stranded overseas as national airline cancels flights

    Australian tourists are stranded in Vanuatu after the small island nation's airline cancelled flights amid financial troubles.

    Among those stranded on holiday is a woman 31 weeks pregnant who is keen to get home to have access to the Australian medical system if needed. "It's more just being safe," she told the ABC.

    The Vanuatuan government has apologised to travellers as they await further updates.

    PORT VILA, VANUATU - AUGUST 22: Bungalows of iIiriki island resort hotel, Efate Island, Port Vila, Vanuatu on August 22, 2007 in Port Vila, Vanuatu. (Photo by Eric Lafforgue/Art In All Of Us/Corbis via Getty Images)
    The Pacific island nation is a popular spot for Australian tourists. Source: Getty
  • City on edge as woman bashed unconscious days after fatal beach stabbing

    The NSW city of Coffs Harbour is on edge after a woman was bashed unconscious on a walking track on Wednesday.

    It comes after a 21-year-old surfer was stabbed to death at a Coffs Harbour beach last Thursday as well as a separate violent robbery on the same day.

    While a man was arrested over the robbery, police have not been able to find a suspect in the deadly stabbing. The woman's attacker on Wednesday has also not been found.

    Police have deployed further resources in the coastal city to ease concerns of the community, the ABC reported.

  • Tiny car no match for shortcut in the bush

    How's this for an unfortunate "stitch up"?

    One Hyundai Getz driver looking for a shortcut with the guidance of GPS has found themselves trapped on a track north fit only for 4WDs.

    "Thankfully old mate knew he messed up and stopped before causing damage to his car," the towing service who saved the driver told Yahoo.

    They say the strip of track is notorious for rescues.

    Read more here.

    The Getz driver didn't fancy their chances with this drop. Source: Roseey 4X4 Recovery
    The Getz driver didn't fancy their chances with this drop. Source: Roseey 4X4 Recovery
  • Cartel speaks out after Callum and Jake Robinson shooting deaths

    The infamous Sinaloa Cartel has claimed it “handed” over the alleged killers of Perth brothers Callum and Jake Robinson who police say were shot dead in an attempted carjacking in Mexico's northwest.

    An anonymous member of the cartel told the US outlet The Daily Beast they found the brothers' alleged killers before the police.

    “They were low-level robbers acting alone. But we handed them over... We called the authorities to let them know where to find them," they said.

    In a stunning earlier twist, the arrested girlfriend of suspect Jesus Gerardo turned into a star prosecution witness as she claimed in court he told her he'd killed "three gringos".

    Read more here.

    Callum pictured with his girlfriend Emily (left) and the two brothers together (right). Source: Instagram
    Callum pictured with his girlfriend Emily (left) and the two brothers together (right). Source: Instagram

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