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

Joshimath: A Himalayan gateway in the Indian state of Uttarakhand is sinking

CNN — For years, residents of the northern Indian city of Joshimath have complained to local authorities that their homes are collapsing. Now authorities are forced to act, evacuating nearly 100 families last week and accelerating the arrival of experts to determine the cause. The fissures running through the city are now so wide that … 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

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

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

Actress and Broadway star Carole Cook dies aged 98

CNN — Carole Cook, a veteran actress beloved for her work on stage and screen, with credits such as John Hughes’ 1984 comedy “Sixteen Candles,” has died, according to a statement from her agent, Robert Malcolm. She was 98 years old. Cook died “peacefully” on Wednesday of heart failure, Malcolm told CNN via email. In … Read more