Despite stimulus help, fewer than 4 in 10 Americans could pay for an emergency $1,000 expense

By Aimee Picchi, Special to USA TODAY Published 12:01 a.m. ET Jan. 11, 2021 CLOSE Nancy Pelosi said Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans are holding up the distribution of $2,000 stimulus checks to the American people. USA TODAYFewer than four in 10 Americans could handle an unexpected $1,000 expense such as a medical bill or…Continue Reading

Despite impressive performance in the paint, Purdue falls 81-76 to Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers hasn’t played with a complete, healthy lineup yet this year, so the 14th-ranked Scarlet Knights knew what to do when leading scorer Ron Harper Jr. was forced to the bench. “We just had the next-man-up mentality,” senior captain Geo Baker said. This time, that man was Montez Mathis. Mathis scored a career-high…Continue Reading

Despite Covid-19 eviction ban, tenants still being thrown out

Gretchen Morgenson, Adiel Kaplan and Leticia Miranda6h ago / 4:14 AM UTCThe Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium was supposed to protect renters in all 50 states through the end of the year. Keeping Covid-affected renters in their apartments, the CDC said, would reduce the potential for virus transmission likely to occur as…Continue Reading

EXPLAINER: Iran, despite sanctions, has routes to vaccines

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Although Iran faces crushing U.S. sanctions, there are still ways for Tehran to obtain coronavirus vaccines as the country suffers the Mideast’s worst outbreak of the pandemic. After earlier downplaying the virus, Iran has since acknowledged the scope of the disaster it faces after 1.1 million reported cases and…Continue Reading

Ringside Seat: Despite fighting on different nights, Canelo and GGG linked together once again

9:00 AM ETNick ParkinsonClose•Reports on boxing for, as well as several national newspapers •Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years •Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters showCallum Smith is not the first English boxer to face Canelo Alvarez. In fact, he’s not even the first person in his family to box the…Continue Reading

Despite QB Flaws, Sean McVay’s Rams Can Be NFL Playoff Nightmare

Kyusung Gong/Associated PressA quiet shift occurred in the NFL without many noticing. Everyone knows football at the highest level is a pass-first league. However, some of the team’s most consistent winners this fall run the ball well and are built to control games. The Los Angeles Rams’ 24-3 effort over the New England Patriots on Thursday…Continue Reading

Despite bad day, Cam won’t apologize for winning

playFolk drills game-winning FG for Patriots (0:17)Nick Folk hits a game-winning field goal and the Patriots beat the Cardinals 20-17. (0:17)11:37 AM ETMike ReissESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton threw what could have been a backbreaking interception late in the fourth quarter…Continue Reading

Southwest CEO: “You should fly” despite CDC warnings against travel during coronavirus

The official guidance of the CDC says that “postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year.” Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, however, took the opposing position when he was interviewed by “Axios on HBO.” “You should fly,” he told me, adding that “we need to have as…Continue Reading