How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian investigators are also wondering

How do you lose a radioactive capsule?  Australian investigators are also wondering

Brisbane, Australia CNN — The discovery of a tiny radioactive capsule lost alongside a lonely highway in Western Australia raises many questions, including how it escaped layers of radiation-resistant packaging loaded onto a moving truck. It’s one of many puzzling aspects of a case that investigators will examine in the coming weeks as they try … Read more

Shell posts nearly $40 billion in profit, announces $4 billion in buyouts

Shell posts nearly  billion in profit, announces  billion in buyouts

Hong Kong/London CNN — Shell made a record a profit of nearly $40 billion in 2022, more than double what it made the year before after oil and gas prices spiked following Ukraine’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia. Europe’s biggest oil company by revenue reported adjusted annual profit of $39.9 billion on Thursday – more than … Read more

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes after intercepting rocket attack

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes after intercepting rocket attack

CNN — Israel carried out airstrikes in Gaza early Thursday after intercepting a rocket attack from the coastal enclave, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. In a post on Twitter, the IDF said Israeli warplanes had targeted a chemical production site and a weapons factory belonging to Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that rules Gaza. … Read more

Brazilian Navy says it will sink ‘ghost’ aircraft carrier on the high seas

Brazilian Navy says it will sink ‘ghost’ aircraft carrier on the high seas

Brasilia Reuters — A decommissioned 1960s aircraft carrier that had been floating offshore for three months since Turkey refused entry to be broken up there will be sunk in the Atlantic Ocean in waters under Brazilian jurisdiction, the Brazilian Navy announced on Wednesday. The 32,000 tonne carrier from Sao Paulo had been towed by a … Read more

Biden proposes ‘junk fee’ bill to cut hidden fees for credit cards and concert tickets

Biden proposes ‘junk fee’ bill to cut hidden fees for credit cards and concert tickets

CNN — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced further progress on his administration’s “competition agenda,” specifically targeting unwanted fees while calling on Congress to pass legislation targeting hidden fees in multiple sectors. These costs can “drain hundreds of dollars a year from the pockets of hard-working American families, especially people who are already struggling to … Read more

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

Russia prepares for ‘maximum escalation’ of war, says Ukraine

CNN — Russia is preparing for a “maximum escalation” of the war in Ukraine, potentially as early as the next few weeks, according to a senior Ukrainian national security official. “These will be defining months in the war,” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told Sky News in an interview broadcast … Read more

Hong Kong criminalizes CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

Hong Kong criminalizes CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

hong kong CNN — Two years ago, cannabidiol was booming in Hong Kong. The compound, known as CBD, was popping up in cafes, restaurants and stores, with companies keen to join an exciting new market that was already well established in countries around the world. This all came to an end on Wednesday, when CBD … Read more

EzriCare eye drops: CDC advises against use as it investigates dozens of infections and one death in 11 states

EzriCare eye drops: CDC advises against use as it investigates dozens of infections and one death in 11 states

CNN — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging healthcare providers and consumers to stop using EzriCare artificial tears as they investigate at least 50 infections in 11 states that have resulted in cases permanent vision loss, hospitalization and one death. Most people with these infections said they used artificial tears, and … Read more

Ultra-processed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Ultra-processed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Editor’s note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious, expert-backed food lifestyle that will improve your health for life. CNN — According to a new study of more than 197,000 people in the UK, more than half of whom were women, eating more ultra-processed foods increases … Read more

GM shares rise after record profits and new stake in lithium company

GM shares rise after record profits and new stake in lithium company

New York CNN — General Motors reported much stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, lifting annual results to record highs for the second year in a row. The largest U.S. automaker also announced on Tuesday that it is buying a $650 million stake in Lithium Americas, which will give it access to the raw material needed to build … Read more