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

Germany’s defense chief reportedly quit ahead of Ukraine’s most important tank decision – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Germany’s controversial defense minister Christine Lambrecht is reportedly set to resign as early as Monday. She suffers the consequences of a series of blunders that affect her credibility and that weigh increasingly heavily on Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his announced U-turn in German defense … 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

House Republicans move to regulate crypto with new subcommittee

Representative French Hill, a Republican from Arkansas, left, speaks at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 24, 2018. Zack Gibson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Republican lawmakers announced late Thursday the launch of a new subcommittee that will oversee the crypto and fintech industries, the first of its kind in the … Read more

Vladimir Putin faces this new arsenal of US and European weapons in 2023

The war that Vladimir Putin thought he would win within days is still raging after almost a year, with both sides desperate for more equipment, soldiers and international support. But it looks like Russia will soon get a knockout – courtesy of Ukraine’s friends in the US and Europe. Last week, Washington announced a new … 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

250,000 preschoolers are vulnerable due to falling vaccination rates

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly a quarter of a million preschoolers are vulnerable to measles due to a drop in vaccination coverage during the pandemic. The CDC found in a report published Thursday that 93% of preschoolers were aware of government-required vaccines in the 2021-2022 school year, a decrease of … 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