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

Biden administrator prepares to ask Congress to approve sale of F-16 jets to Turkey

Washington CNN — The Biden administration is preparing to ask Congress to approve the sale of 40 F-16 fighter jets to Turkey after more than a year of considering a Turkish request for the planes, congressional sources familiar with the deliberations told CNN. If approved, the sale would be one of the largest gun sales … Read more

Joshimath: A gateway in the Himalayas in India’s Uttarakhand state sinks

CNN — For years, residents of the northern Indian city of Joshimath have complained to local officials that their homes are sinking. Now authorities are being forced to take action, evacuating nearly 100 families over the past week and speeding the arrival of experts to determine the cause. The cracks running through the city are … 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

Aging can be reversed in mice. Are humans next?

CNN — In labs in Boston, old, blind mice have regained their sight, developed smarter, younger brains, and built healthier muscle and kidney tissue. On the other hand, young mice have aged prematurely, with devastating effects on nearly every tissue in their bodies. The experiments show that aging is a reversible process, which can be … Read more

Unexploded grenade removed from the chest of a wounded Ukrainian soldier

CNN — A wounded Ukrainian soldier successfully removed an unexploded grenade from his chest earlier this week, according to the country’s military doctors. Photos shared Monday on the Ukrainian military medics’ Facebook page included an X-ray of the soldier’s upper body with the grenade visible. The operation was fraught with danger. Doctors feared that the … 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

Shakira talks about women’s empowerment after a split in her new song with Argentine producer Bizarrap

Read a version of this article in Spanish here. CNN — Shakira is feeling stronger after a recent breakup. At least that’s what the Colombian singer says in her new song ‘Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53″, with Argentinian producer Bizarrap. The Grammy-winning singer begins the song by saying she doesn’t want to be disappointed again … Read more