Weather: Winter storm could develop into bomb cyclone, slamming Northeast with hurricane-force winds and snow

A major winter storm with the potential for hurricane-force winds and heavy snow is threatening to slam the Northeast this weekend. The quickly-intensifying winter storm could develop into a nor’easter, and possibly a bomb cyclone, according to AccuWeather. “A winter storm is likely to create significant impacts across New England Friday night through Sunday,” the … Read more

Pending home sales end 2021 on a low note

Home buying in the US slowed in the last month of 2021. Pending home sales, a leading indicator of the housing market’s health, fell for the second consecutive month in December and were much slower than economists had expected. The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks the number of homes … Read more

After ICU stay, woman says she felt “irresponsible” being unvaccinated and pregnant

At seven months pregnant, Ktrice Anadumaka never expected to be battling COVID-19 in an intensive care bed, wearing an oxygen mask and fighting for her life and that of her baby. “I was waking up out of breath and living through this night after night,” she told CBS News. “And I would sit and count … Read more

Florida deputies arrest second man involved in shooting at mall during undercover gun deal: sheriff

Florida deputies on Monday arrested a second 19-year-old man who shot undercover deputies outside a mall when a gun-buying operation went awry into an armed robbery, authorities announced. Jaycob Riley was located and arrested Wednesday night, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. FLORIDA COVERED DEUTIES INVOLVED IN SHOOTING AT MALL AFTER … Read more

Russia’s main concerns over Ukraine not addressed by NATO, US says Foreign Minister Lavrov

“There is no positive reaction on the main issue in this document,” Sergey Lavrov told journalists in Moscow. “The main issue is our clear position on the inadmissibility of further expansion of NATO to the East and the deployment of strike weapons that could threaten the territory of the Russian Federation.” Russia has repeatedly denied … Read more

Should you wait for an Omicron-specific booster?

About 50% of eligible Americans have received a booster shot, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but the Pfizer and Moderna news may raise questions regardless. For those who have yet to get inoculated, should they wait until there is an Omicron-specific vaccine? What if someone has already had Covid-19 during … Read more

Finally, There’s a Way to Play Wordle More Than Once a Day

photo: Tada Images (Shutterstock) According to Twitter, my decrepit Facebook feed, and a daily trash-talking text thread shared among my husband, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law, if you love wordleyou really love Wordle. Like, play it as soon as you wake up, or get the kids off to school, and promptly advertise your results to whomever will … Read more