How Ukraine Became a Laboratory for Western Weapons and Innovation on the Battlefield

CNN — Last fall, as Ukraine retook large swaths of territory in a series of counter-attacks, it bombarded Russian troops with US-made artillery and missiles. Leading some of that artillery was a homemade targeting system Ukraine had developed on the battlefield. A piece of Ukrainian-made software has turned readily available tablet computers and smartphones into … Read more

Mega Millions: A single winning ticket to Friday’s $1.35 billion jackpot draw was sold in Maine

CNN — One lottery ticket sold in Maine beat Friday the 13th’s eerie odds and will claim the Mega Millions jackpot of approximately $1.35 billion, the lottery said. Friday night’s winning numbers were 30-43-45-46-61 with a Mega Ball of 14. Officials said the estimated annuityd jackpot could be worth $1.35 billion, while the potential lump … Read more

Alyssa Thompson: The teen phenom who could become American football’s next great

CNN — Described by her new team Angel City as a “generational player,” teen sensation Alyssa Thompson made history on Thursday by becoming the first high school senior to be called up in National Women’s Soccer League history. Being fielded as No. 1 overall is another big step in what has been an already impressive … Read more

CDC identifies potential safety issue with Pfizer’s updated Covid-19 vaccine, but says people still need a boost

CNN — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that there is a potential safety issue with the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech, but it is unlikely to pose a real risk. The agency said it continues to recommend people stay up-to-date with Covid-19 vaccines. The CDC said … Read more

Flu activity spiked in cases with no spike after the holidays, but the respiratory virus season is still in full swing

CNN — Flu remains prevalent in the US, but the first wave of the season – which swept through the country weeks earlier than usual – appears to have peaked. The weeks following the year-end holiday brought continued high levels of transmission and hospitalization, but flu activity appears not to have picked up, as many … Read more

NFL chooses possible neutral venue for possible AFC Championship game after Bills-Bengals cancellation

CNN — The NFL has announced Atlanta as the host city for the AFC Championship game if the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs meet in the conference title game. Earlier, the NFL owners approved the unprecedented post-season plan to host a game at a neutral site following the cancellation of the Bills’ game against … Read more