Eagle News Now 4-22-22


Will Hagaman, Editor in Chief

Your weekly news breakdown from the Talon Online News out of Colonial Forge High School. This weekly update is for April 15 through April 22, 2022.


Welcome back to your weekly news bite for the week, covering all the news you need from April 15th to April 22nd. I’m your host Will Hagaman and this is Eagle News Now.


Recently,  Judge Kathryn Kimbell Mizelle has struck down the federal transportation mask mandate, which means that airports, buses, and trains are no longer required to enforce masks. The mandate was first created on Jan. 29, 2021, and was planned to be set and remain through May 3, but has ended early due to Judge Mizelle’s ruling. However, it is still recommended to wear masks but not enforced. Policies may change if the Biden Administration chooses to fight the ruling of the judge.


This Thursday, president Joe Biden announced that the United States of America would no longer be accepting any Russian ships, meaning that any sea vessel owned, operated, or registered under the country of Russia would no longer be allowed into the United States of America.

 The announcement only adds to the mounting diplomatic reaction against the Russian government, with moves in the United States such as the banning of Russian oil, and the banning of Russian planes from US airspace. Future moves by the United States government on the topic of Russian sanctions is unknown, but will most likely get worse before it gets better for the country of Russia.


The Capitol building experienced an emergency evacuation on Wednesday after the capitol police sent out an emergency alert saying “Evacuate now: Aircraft intrusion. Aircraft that poses a probable threat to the Capitol complex.”

This alleged “Aircraft intrusion” was actually a plane carrying the U.S. Army Golden Knights who were parachuting into Nationals Park for a military appreciation night. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as the military, had not informed the capitol police of the event resulting in them believing that it was a threat.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement condemning the entire situation, “The apparent failure to notify Capitol Police of the preplanned flyover is outrageous and inexcusable. The unnecessary panic caused by this apparent negligence was particularly harmful for members, staff, and institutional workers still grappling with the trauma of the attack on their workplace on Jan. 6.”


Beginning April 11, 2022, Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard kicked off a legal battle. This is not the first time the two have been seen in court. The trial is expected to last at least six weeks in Fairfax, Virginia, and will be broadcasted on Court TV.

Johnny Depp is suing Heard for an article she posted claiming to be a victim of domestic abuse. Depp claims that Heard would get physical with him, but he never hit back. “Why would you hit someone to make them agree with you?” Depp said. 

Many other celebrities will be seen in court soon such as James Franco and Elon Musk. Both defending Heard. 

Additionally, their former couple’s therapist claims that they engaged in mutual abuse towards each other.


After only one month since its launch, the subscription based platform CNN+ is being shut down. The service was launched on March 29, and has been announced to be removed on April 30. 

This decision was made by the higher ups in CNN’s parent company, Warner Bros. This decision was likely influenced by the shuffle around in said higher leadership, considering the merger that occurred between Warner Bros and Discovery, which was closed out on April 8.

 CNN has announced that all subscribers of the CNN+ service will be receiving “prorated refunds.”


The University of Michigan developed a Noninvasive sound technology (NST) that has broken down tumors in rats, killed cancer cells, and stimulated the immune system to help prevent further spread of the illness. 

With further testing and more time this could lead to improved cancer outcomes in humans.  The NST destroys about 50%-75% of liver tumor volume in the rats immune system, the rats then were able to clear the rest, with no evidence of a comeback in more than 80% of the animals. 

The treatments also show that the rats immune responses possibly contributed to the eventual decline of the untargeted portion of the tumor and prevented further spread of the cancer/ illness.

This treatment is called Histotripsy, non invasively it focuses ultrasound waves to mechanically destroy target tissue with millimeter precision. This new technique is currently being used in liver cancer human trials here in the US and Europe.


That is your update for this week. This is your host Will Hagaman signing off, see you next week.