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Recent articles by Val:

Why we might never know who won the $1.33 billion Mega Millions jackpot

Winners have good reasons to keep their sudden windfall quiet if they can. → Read More

Biden tests positive for COVID-19 again in rare 'rebound' case

Biden's physician said the president had a "rebound" of COVID positivity after treatment with Paxlovid. → Read More

Mega Millions announces new jackpot estimate for next drawing

Friday's top prize, an estimated $1.1 billion, is now the second largest jackpot in the game's history and the third largest for any lottery game in the nation. → Read More

Here's how much Mega Millions is worth for Friday's drawing

Nobody won Tuesday night's $830 million Mega Millions jackpot, but nine tickets won $1 million. → Read More

Family Dollar recalls more than 400 improperly stored products

Stores have been notified about the recall and told to remove the products from shelves. → Read More

Who were the victims of the Highland Park parade shooting?

Two people have been identified so far: A caring grandfather and a woman remembered for her warmth and kindness. → Read More

Summer 2022 begins today with solstice, 'longest day'

Here's your guide to the official start of summer — and how an ancient celebration is going a little more high-tech. → Read More

NASA rover spots 'something unexpected' on Mars – trash

There's a simple explanation for the stray piece of foil spotted in Perseverance's photos. → Read More

Drug to treat severe alopecia approved by FDA after 'milestone' results

Alopecia is a common condition, but it can be devastating for patients to deal with mentally. → Read More

Supermoons return this summer, starting with 'strawberry' full moon

This month's full moon has many names, and one might be tied to an ancient European tradition. → Read More

Potential salmonella contamination forces food giant to issue recall for peanut butter

Over 40 varieties of Jif peanut butter are involved in the recall. → Read More

How to watch this week's 'Super Flower Blood Moon' total lunar eclipse

Even those out of the viewing area can tune in to NASA's live stream this weekend to catch the total lunar eclipse. → Read More

No winners for Saturday's $409M Powerball jackpot

While nobody won the jackpot Saturday, two people in Arizona and Florida are taking home $1 million. → Read More

An ancient meteor shower is peaking this week

Spring's first major sky-watching event is one of the oldest known meteor showers. → Read More

Lyft, Uber make big changes to COVID-19 mask policies

Uber has for most of the pandemic required passengers and drivers to wear masks while sharing a car. As of Tuesday, they're dropping that requirement. → Read More

'Pink moon' named for spring to shine this weekend

Yeah, it's not actually pink -- but atmospheric conditions can sometimes give the moon a rosy hue. → Read More

Tax Day 2022: Why Americans have a few more days to file

Plus, child tax credit reminders and why your refund might take longer than usual to arrive this year. → Read More

Medicare enrollees can now get free at-home COVID tests at drug stores

Medicare has lagged behind private insurance in covering at-home tests due to rules and regulations. → Read More

'Take this time to grieve': Foo Fighters cancel tour with heartfelt message to fans

Taylor Hawkins, the band's drummer for 25 years, died suddenly last week at the age of 50. → Read More

When is the 2022 spring equinox and what does it mean?

You can mark the exact moment spring starts in the northern hemisphere. → Read More