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U.S. would seek global approach to updating Covid-19 vaccines, official says

If the Food and Drug Administration decides to update Covid-19 vaccines to take better aim at Omicron or other variants, it is unlikely to go it alone.

Apple retakes top spot in global smartphone market, analyst firm says

Samsung was close behind, according to Canalys.

Climate activists criticize BlackRock CEO's support for slow transition off oil and natural gas

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says oil and gas companies are going to be an important part of the bridge to a decarbonized future. Climate leaders reject this idea.

Microsoft fixes Patch Tuesday bug that broke VPN in Windows 10 and 11

IPSEC and L2TP VPN connections could fail after installing January's updates.

DeSantis shakes up Florida redistricting as veto concerns grow

The threat of legal challenges looms large over Florida’s redistricting process.

Jamie Lynn Spears Details Britney Knife Incident, Accuses Parents of Isolating Her

When asked which accusations against her hurt the most, the actress said, “That I didn't do anything to try to help my sister. I very much did many things.”

COVID-19 health emergency could be over this year: WHO

GENEVA (AP) — The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization said Tuesday that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic — deaths, hospitalizations and lockdowns — could be over this year if …

How to watch SpaceX launch 2,000th Starlink satellite Tuesday

Not all of the broadband spacecraft are still up there, but more of the latest version fly from Florida on Tuesday.

Amid Low COVID Vaccine Rates, More California Children Hospitalized in Omicron Surge

Child vaccination rates are relatively low, and children that contract COVID-19 could be at increased risk for rare conditions and diabetes. Story from @CalMatters.

At least seven people are injured as home collapses in the Bronx 

A fire erupted at a three-story residential building just before 11am on Tuesday from an apparent gas explosion. At least seven people have been injured in the blaze and one woman has died.

White House says Russia could launch attack in Ukraine 'at any point'

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Tuesday that the U.S.

Upon further review: Coaching candidates' stock rises and falls on NFL wild-card weekend

Hot head-coaching prospects Brian Daboll of the Bills and Kellen Moore of the Cowboys got wildly different reviews on their playoff performances.

Bond Yields Hit Two-Year High as Stock Futures Fall

U.S. stock futures fell, led by large technology stocks, as government bond yields rose to a two-year high. Meanwhile, major banks including Goldman Sachs are set to report earnings ahead of the market open.

Boris Johnson again says BYOB party he attended during lockdown was a work event

The British prime minister denied misleading Parliament about lockdown-breaching parties, as senior government ministers said he would have to resign if he is proven to have lied.