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 weighing a Turkish request for the planes for more than a year, sources in the government tell CNN. Congress close to deliberations. If approved, the sale would be one of the largest … Read more

CDC identifies possible safety issue with Pfizer’s updated Covid-19 vaccine, but says people should still be boosted

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

Bank earnings fail to impress investors as recession worries mount

New York CNN — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup and asset management giant BlackRock reported results on Friday that beat Wall Street forecasts, but investors were disappointed nonetheless. Trading was choppy, with most bank stocks falling at the open before rebounding. Shares of JPMorgan Chase (JPM) rose about 1% late in the morning while … Read more

Pepsi changes its Zero Sugar recipe

New York CNN — Pepsi Zero Sugar will soon taste different. The sugar-free soda unveiled a new recipe that uses a “new sweetener system” that gives it a “more refreshing and bolder taste profile” compared to its previous iteration, Pepsi announced Friday. Pepsi (PEP) did not reveal what specifically changed in the formula, although the … Read more

Aging can be reversed in mice. Are people next?

CNN — In the Boston labs, old blind mice regained their sight, developed smarter, younger brains, and built healthier muscle and kidney tissue. On the other hand, the young mice aged prematurely, with devastating results for almost every tissue in their bodies. Experiments show that aging is a reversible process, capable of being driven “back … Read more

Boeing 737 Max 8 takes off in China for the first time since 2019

CNN — A Boeing 737 Max 8 took off in China on Friday, for the first time since the government grounded the 737 Max 8 planes in 2019, according to flight tracking website, Flightradar24. In March 2019, Chinese aviation authorities ordered the country’s airlines to ground all their Boeing 737 MAX 8s, citing the need … Read more

Shakira Opens Up About Female Empowerment After Breakup In Her New Song With Argentinian Producer Bizarrap

Read a version of this article in Spanish here. CNN — Shakira feels 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 anymore and … Read more

Girl Guides of Canada renames “brownies” to be more inclusive

CNN — The Canadian equivalent of Girl Scouts is dropping the name “Brownie”, the membership branch of some of its younger Scouts, after current and former Scouts raised concerns that it could harm black members and girls in color. From now on, Girl Guides of Canada ages 7 and 8 will be called Embers, a … Read more

2022 was the hottest La Niña year on record. Scientists say this year will be warmer

CNN — Twin reports released Thursday by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that the past nine years have been the nine hottest on record, with 2022 being the hottest La Niña year on record. That’s important, scientists say, since La Niña generally has a cooling effect on global temperatures. NASA also … Read more

Opinion: Why Prince Harry is such a threat to a certain type of man

Editor’s note: Louis Staples is a London-based writer and cultural editor. His work has appeared in Slate, Vogue, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Wired and elsewhere. The opinions expressed here are his own. Read more reviews on CNN. CNN — A few days before the official publication of Prince Harry’s memoir, “Spare”, on January 10, outrageous … Read more