A veteran won a $4 million lottery prize using the numbers from a fortune cookie
Rachel Treisman | January 25, 2022
Gabriel Fierro said he decided "on a whim" to play his fortune cookie numbers in last Tuesday's drawing — and ended up with the largest win in the history of Online Play in North Carolina.Scott Olson | Getty Images A North Carolina veteran turned a restaurant meal into a Mega ...
Meet Justice Ayesha Malik, Pakistan’s first female Supreme Court judge
Rachel Treisman | January 25, 2022
In this photo provided by Pakistan's Press Information Department, Pakistan's Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmad, left, administrates the oath of office to Ayesha Malik in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday. Malik is the first female judge to serve on Pakistan's Supreme Court.Press Information Department via AP Justice Ayesha Malik made history on ...
Amy Schneider now has the 2nd-highest winning streak in ‘Jeopardy!’ history
Rachel Treisman | January 25, 2022
Amy Schneider will seek to continue her historic winning streak Tuesday night on "Jeopardy!"Casey Durkin | Jeopardy Productions Inc. Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider has done it again. She extended her historic winning streak on Monday night, dominating her 39th game to officially become the contestant with the second-most consecutive wins ...
At least 6 people are reported dead from a crush at an African Cup soccer match
The Associated Press | January 25, 2022
A man standing outside a newly build Olembe stadium in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on Jan. 8, 2022. A crush outside the stadium on Monday has left at least six people dead.Themba Hadebe | AP YAOUNDE, Cameroon — At least six people died in a crush outside a stadium hosting a game ...
President Biden says a Russian invasion of Ukraine ‘would change the world’
Brian Naylor | January 25, 2022
A soldier pauses in territory controlled by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. and its allies are preparing responses and counter-responses if Russia invades Ukraine.Alexei Alexandrov | AP Updated January 25, 2022 at 2:59 PM ET President Biden, reiterating that the U.S. has no intention of sending U.S. troops ...
Pfizer and BioNTech begin testing an omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine
Joe Hernandez | January 25, 2022
With its new COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer and BioNTech are hoping to get ahead of worsening effects of omicron as well as any new variants.Jonas Roosens | Belga Mag/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer and BioNTech have begun a clinical trial to evaluate a new, omicron-specific vaccine for COVID-19, the pharmaceutical companies ...
Starting in 2024, U.S. students will take the SAT entirely online
Elissa Nadworny | January 25, 2022
Ryan Johnson for NPR The SAT, a college admissions exam long associated with paper and pencil, will soon go all-digital. Starting in 2023 for international students and in 2024 in the U.S., the new digital SAT will shrink from three hours to two, include shorter reading passages and allow students ...
She asked best friends to pose for her. The result is a moving study of sisterhood
Lucía Vázquez, Estefania Mitre | January 25, 2022
Left: Carolina Fatta (blue dress) and Augustina Cecilia Buratti. Right: "We have worn a gold bracelet since the day we were both baptized together," Buratti said. "We always liked playing sisters."Lucía Vázquez Photographer Lucía Vázquez started the project Chosen Sisters to cope with isolation during the second wave of COVID-19 ...
The Great Resignation? More like The Great Renegotiation
Greg Rosalsky | January 25, 2022
Pixabay There's been much hubbub in recent months about what's been dubbed "The Great Resignation." The popular phrase refers to the roughly 33 million Americans who have quit their jobs since the spring of 2021. Some — pointing to the difficulty of businesses in recruiting workers and spectacles like the ...