Biden administration launches $500,000 contest to improve face masks
The Biden administration is launching a $500,000 contest in search of ideas to get rid of some of the biggest annoyances of everyday mask wearing, like fogged glasses or irritated skin.Americans have until April 21 to submit their ideas to the "Mask Innovation Challenge" hosted by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, the same federal health agency behind billion-dollar deals to make the nation's COVID-19 vaccines and drugs. "With this mask challenge, we want to get people across the country involved in developing new masks that are both effective and comfortable. This will help us control COVID-19 and be better prepared for future public health emergencies," Nikki Bratcher-Bowman, the acting assistant secretary for preparedness and response, said in a statement announcing the contest.
Frozen berries sold at Costco, Trader Joe's and other stores recalled due to possible hepatitis A contamination
Some frozen fruit products from the Scenic Fruit Company sold at Costco, Trader Joe's and a handful of other stores are being recalled due to possible hepatitis A contamination, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.
Brown freshman Olivia Pichardo became the first woman to appear in a Division I baseball game when she pinch hit in a 10-1 loss to Bryant on Friday.
Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, launched a paid subscription service in the U.S. on Friday — allowing users on both platforms to pay for verification.
Fairleigh Dickinson became the second No. 16 seed in history to win an NCAA Tournament game, stunning top-seeded Purdue 63-58 behind 19 points from Sean Moore and a relentless, hustling defense on Friday night.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., issued a warning about the risk of future political violence and the dangers of ongoing misinformation and denialism regarding the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
The Army has launched an investigation after a member of its Golden Knights parachute team died from injuries he sustained during a training jump.
Washington — The White House under former President Donald Trump failed to report more than 100 gifts given to him and his family by foreign governments during his time in office, and some of those gifts remain missing, according to a report released Friday by Democratic staffers on the House Oversight Committee.
Justice Department investigating TikTok parent company ByteDance for possible spying on U.S. citizens
Washington — The Justice Department is investigating TikTok's Chinese parent company, ByteDance, for possible spying on U.S. citizens, including journalists, CBS News has confirmed.
Lance Reddick, an actor known for his roles in the HBO police drama "The Wire" and the "John Wick" action movies, has died, his representative Mia Hansen confirmed to CBS News. He was 60.
Washington — YouTube on Friday lifted restrictions on former President Donald Trump's account that have been in place since the weeks after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.
Former Theranos executive Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani found an escape hatch Thursday from the scheduled start of his nearly 13-year prison sentence for a blood-testing hoax he engineered with his former boss and lover, Elizabeth Holmes.