Pulisic, Turner and the ‘MMA’ midfield means best chance vs. El Salvador

After a two-month break, the United States men’s team resumes World Cup qualifying with a game against El Salvador in Columbus, Ohio (Thursday, 7 pm ET; broadcast LIVE on ESPN2, ESPN+). It’s the first of a pivotal three-game window that includes a trip to Canada on Sunday before returning home to play Honduras in St. … Read more

NASA’s Powerful New Telescope Arrives at Orbiting Position

The American space agency NASA says its powerful James Webb Space Telescope has successfully reached its final position in orbit around the sun. James Web fired its rocket thrusters Monday for nearly five minutes to push the spacecraft into position about 1.6 million kilometers from Earth, NASA said in a statement. The agency describes James … Read more

First Reported Case of ‘Stealth’ Omicron Detected in CT – NBC Connecticut

The first case of the COVID-19 omicron sub-variant BA.2 also known as the “Stealth Variant” has been detected in Connecticut. Infectious disease experts tell NBC Connecticut the name comes from the fact that sometimes the variant can be hard to detect when testing. The BA.2 variant is potentially more infectious than the Omicron BA.1, according … Read more

Why aren’t more counties taking advantage of CA’s free N95, KN95 masks?

In Rancho Cordova, a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday distributed 16,000 KN95 masks free to the public for those who signed up.The personal protective equipment given away included 550 household kits of 10 masks each and 350 business kits with 30 masks each. The city of Rancho Cordova said it partnered with the Rancho Cordova … Read more

Germany’s offer to send 5,000 helmets to Ukraine provokes outrage

Soldiers among the hundreds who took up positions around a Ukrainian military base stand near the outskirts of the base in Crimea March 2, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine. Sean Gallup | Getty Images Germany has caused outrage in some quarters after it offered to supply 5,000 military helmets to Ukraine to help defend against a … Read more

Asian markets, US futures tumble after Fed signals a March rate hike

Investors fear that higher US interest rates could cause capital to exit Asia’s emerging markets and fuel currency depreciation in the region, leading to financial turmoil. Japanese Nikkei (N225) fell 3.3% against afternoon trading, deepening previous losses. Korean Kospic (COSPIA) decreased by 3.2%. The index is on track to enter a bear market, most recently … Read more

‘Fight Club’ Author Chuck Palahniuk Responds to China’s New Ending – The Hollywood Reporter

Chuck Palahniuk, author of the original novel on which David Fincher’s 1999 film is based. fight club was based, responded Wednesday to news that China drastically altered the ending of the film to comply with local censorship rules. The original 1999 film, starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter, ends with the narrator … Read more

‘My Son Was Targeted,’ Laguna Hills High Student Spouts Racial Slurs At Black Player During Basketball Game – CBS Los Angeles

LAGUNA HILLS (CBSLA) — A Laguna Hills High School student unleashed a flurry of racial slurs directed at the only Black player on Portola High School’s boy’s basketball team during a game last week. Cell phone video during a game between Laguna Hills High School and Portola High School in Laguna Hills, Calif., on Jan. … Read more

Solar Orbiter catches a second comet by the tail

A composite of Comet Leonard images captured 15-16 December in visible light by the Metis instrument onboard the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft. The comet transited across the field of view with its dust and ion tails pointing towards the instrument. Credit: ESA/Solar Orbiter/Metis Team For the second time in its mission so far, the ESA/NASA … Read more