China could have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035: Pentagon report

CNN – China’s stockpile of nuclear warheads has surpassed 400 in a fraction of the time previously estimated by the United States, a major Pentagon report revealed, with Beijing focusing on accelerating its nuclear expansion as it seeks to challenge the US as the world’s top super power. In 2020, the US estimated that China … Read more

Inside the US scramble to run down the facts as the Russia-Ukraine war spills into NATO territory

Washington CNN – President Joe Biden was asleep on the other side of the world when aides woke him up in the middle of the night there with urgent news: a missile had hit Poland and killed two people. By 5:30 am local time in Bali, where the president was attending the G20 summit, Biden, … Read more

As the Ebola outbreak grows in Uganda, the US ramps up preparedness plans

CNN – Uganda has been struggling with an Ebola outbreak for months, and although there have been no suspected or probable Ebola cases identified in the United States, federal and local health officials are working together to prepare for the possibility that the virus will spread across the Atlantic. The US Centers for Disease Control … Read more

5 things to know for November 16: Trump, NASA, Immigration, Ukraine, Cold weather

CNN – Apple launched a new iPhone feature this week that promises to let users contact emergency dispatchers when cell phone service is unavailable. It functions using a network of satellites orbiting above the Earth at 16,000 mph. When CNN tested the tool’s reliability, it showed lifesaving potential – but also revealed some significant caveats. … Read more

What is a dirty bomb and why is Russia talking about it?

CNN – Russia is accusing Ukraine of planning to use a so-called dirty bomb, an allegation dismissed by Kyiv and its Western allies as a false-flag operation that Moscow could use as a pretext to escalate the Kremlin’s war against its neighbor. A dirty bomb is a weapon that combines conventional explosives like dynamite and … Read more

Western sanctions are hurting Russia’s ability to replenish military supplies, intelligence analysis shows

CNN – Western sanctions have sharply curtailed Russia’s ability to replenish the munitions it is using in Ukraine, according to a new analysis from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, forcing Moscow to task its intelligence services with finding ways to evade restrictions and procure the critical technology and parts to sustain its … Read more

5 things to know for October 14: January 6, Parkland, Raleigh, Ukraine, NASA

CNN – The future of some of America’s beloved retail stores is looking questionable right now amid fierce online competition. Bed Bath & Beyond, Rite Aid, Party City, Tuesday Morning and Joann are among several chains that may not survive a recession due to their elevated risk of bankruptcy, according to credit agencies. Here’s what … Read more

Exclusive: Musk’s SpaceX says it can no longer pay for critical satellite services in Ukraine, asks Pentagon to pick up the tab

Washington CNN – Since they first started arriving in Ukraine last spring, the Starlink satellite internet terminals made by Elon Musk’s SpaceX have been a vital source of communication for Ukraine’s military, allowing it to fight and stay connected even as cellular phone and internet networks have been destroyed in its war with Russia. So … Read more

5 things to know for Oct. 4: Hurricane Ian, North Korea, Capitol riot, FAA, Covid-19

CNN – Halloween is still more than a month away, but some major retailers are already preparing for Christmas. Walmart and Target have said they’re getting an earlier start on the holiday shopping season this year in stores and online as households nationwide continue to grapple with persistently high inflation that’s forcing them to cut … Read more

5 things to know for Sept. 28: Hurricane Ian, Jan. 6, Nord Stream, Immigration, NASA

CNN – The world’s first all-electric passenger aircraft has successfully taken to the sky with battery technology similar to that of an electric car or a cell phone. The zero-emission plane – named Alice – traveled at an altitude of 3,500 feet for eight minutes during its inaugural flight on Tuesday. Now, the company behind … Read more