Why it’s easier to find Pfizer’s updated COVID boosters than Moderna’s

Vaccinators around the country are reporting weeks-long delays in shipments of Moderna’s updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters. The delays come after the Food and Drug Administration flagged concerns at a facility contracted to fill the Moderna’s new shots into vials.  The wait stems from an Indiana plant operated by Catalent, which is one of two firms … Read more

NASA’s Artemis moon rocket makes it through critical fueling test despite hydrogen leak

NASA’s leak-plagued Space Launch System moon rocket ran into initially worrisome problems during a fueling test Wednesday, but engineers “managed” a fresh leak in a fitting that derailed a Sept. 3 launch try and were able to fill the huge booster with a full load of 750,000 gallons of supercold propellants. They also carried out two … Read more

TikTok to ban campaign fundraising, require “mandatory verification” for U.S. political accounts

Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, TikTok announced Wednesday it is banning of campaign fundraising on its platform. It also announced new policies for political accounts, including “mandatory verification.” In upcoming weeks, the app, which already bans political advertising, will also ban campaign fundraising, Blake Chandlee, president of global business solutions for TikTok, said in a blog post. … Read more

Aggressive turkeys take over Woburn neighborhood

By Mike Sullivan, WBZ-TV WOBURN – It’s a turkey takeover for one Woburn neighborhood. The pesky birds are pecking at cars, tires, and children. “The most aggressive one is Kevin,” says Meaghan Tolson, a neighbor who has named the aggressive birds. “Then there are three ladies because their coloring isn’t so distinct. It’s Esther, Gladys … Read more

Golden anniversary: 300 couples celebrate 50 years of marriage at Holy Name Cathedral

CHICAGO (WLS) — Hundreds of couples celebrated 50 years of marriage Sunday at Holy Name Cathedral. Half a century. It is an entire lifetime and for the approximately 300 couples celebrating their golden anniversary, marking 50 years filled with children and grandchildren, joy and laughter, sadness and pain. While their hands may not be as … Read more