Player thought he won $1,000 on Maryland lottery ticket. It was much more

A Maryland store clerk’s prediction to a customer buying lottery scratch-off tickets came true, lottery officials said. “He told me ‘today is your lucky day,’” the man said, according to a Friday, Feb. 23, Maryland Lottery news release. “I started to laugh but he wasn’t kidding.” The hotel work bought three “50 Years!” scratchers after … Read more

Viktor Pavlushchyk becomes head of National Agency on Corruption Prevention

Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) announced on Feb. 25 that it selected Viktor Pavlushchyk as the organization’s new head. Pavlushchyk is a senior detective with the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). “The selection commission for the position of NACP chairman announced Viktor Pavlushchik as the competition’s winner today. All six commission members … Read more

Florida Republican Byron Donalds said IVF helps people ‘breed great families’ which the ‘country desperately needs’

GOP Rep. Byron Donalds on Sunday affirmed the need for IVF for families across the US. “It helps them breed great families,” the congressman said of IVF on NBC News. Some Republicans have put some distance between themselves and fellow conservatives on the issue. Last week, Alabama’s Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos have the same … Read more

Palo Alto Networks Stock: Bear vs. Bull

Palo Alto Networks‘ (NASDAQ: PANW) stock price plummeted 28% on Feb. 21 in response to the company’s latest earnings report. In the second quarter of fiscal 2024, which ended on Jan. 31, the cybersecurity company’s revenue rose 19% year over year to $1.98 billion and exceeded analysts’ estimates by $10 million. Its adjusted earnings grew … Read more

St. John’s, after Rick Pitino’s wild rant, knocks off No. 15 Creighton in biggest win of the season

Rick Pitino led St. John’s to a massive win over No. 15 Creighton on Sunday afternoon. (Wendell Cruz/USA Today) Rick Pitino’s wild rant seems to have worked. Pitino led St. John’s to the program’s biggest win since his arrival on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. The Red Storm stunned No. 15 Creighton 80-66 just … Read more

31,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed in war so far

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says 31,000 soldiers defending the country from Russia’s invasion have been killed, in what is the country’s first official figure for military casualties in more than two years of fighting. “I don’t want to mention the number of wounded,” Zelensky said at a press conference on Sunday. US and Russian officials … Read more

Newsom launches abortion ads in Republican states to fight ‘war on women’

California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, is launching a series of new advertisements in Republican states targeting Republican efforts to criminalize having an abortion and “a war on travel” for reproductive care. The first advertisement by Campaign for Democracy, Newsom’s political action committee (Pac), will air this week in Tennessee, where lawmakers are considering legislation that would … Read more