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6:39 a.m. Today - By Catey Hill
She’s 63 and living by the beach in Mexico on $1,000 a month: ‘I can’t imagine living in the U.S. again’ After losing her job as a journalist, Janet Blaser left Santa Cruz for Mazatlán, where she started her own magazineAfter losing her job as a journalist, Janet Blaser left Santa Cruz for Mazatlán, where she started her own magazine. Here are the pros and cons of her life abroad.
6:20 a.m. Today - By Andrew Keshner
From jobs to child care: How this second surge in COVID-19 can damage your finances — as well as your health More people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlierMore people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlier.
4:41 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m 41. My fiancé is 61. I’m worth $1.3M. He’s worth $250K. He won’t marry if I insist on a prenup. How can I protect my assets? ‘I have struggled so much financially before finding my niche, and now I am worrying about what would happen should this marriage fail’‘I have struggled so much financially before finding my niche, and now I am worrying about what would happen should this marriage fail.’
3:37 p.m. Nov. 27, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Remember, COVID-19 spread when 5 million people left Wuhan for Chinese New Year — yet an estimated 50 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving Nearly 265,000 people have died in the U.S. from the coronavirusNearly 265,000 people have died in the U.S. from the coronavirus.
7:29 a.m. Nov. 27, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My fiancé and I have 3 kids each. My stepson, 16, ‘forgot’ his Christmas gift last year. Should I get him nothing this year? ‘I spent the last 2 years trying very hard to be kind to him, and to always greet him and include him regardless of his attitude. But recently, I just no longer care about his approval’‘I spent the last 2 years trying very hard to be kind to him, and to always greet him and include him regardless of his attitude. But recently, I just no longer care about his approval.’
2:11 a.m. Nov. 27, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I have 8 nieces and nephews. What is the appropriate age to stop giving envelopes full of money during the holidays? ‘Sometimes, we don’t even see the kids for the holidays and we’re just pushing around cards and envelopes’‘Sometimes, we don’t even see the kids for the holidays and we’re just pushing around cards and envelopes.’
10:45 p.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci on Cuomo’s decision to review vaccines for New Yorkers after FDA approval: ‘Trust the process’ The veteran immunologist in a Washington Post video interview: ‘The numbers can be stark, sobering and, in many cases, they can be frightening’The veteran immunologist in a Washington Post video interview: ‘The numbers can be stark, sobering and, in many cases, they can be frightening.’
11:34 p.m. Nov. 14, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden’s pandemic plan: Restore Obamacare, mandatory masks, paid sick leave and free COVID-19 tests The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face’The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face.’
8:47 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden announces his COVID-19 task force The team of public-health experts will advise the Biden administration and the transition’s COVID-19 staffThe team of public-health experts will advise the Biden administration and the transition’s COVID-19 staff.
10:02 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I filed for bankruptcy after rehabbing my husband’s home. Now he wants an open marriage and says I own nothing. I feel trapped and bamboozled ‘I don’t pay bills, which has left me pondering the idea of just staying with him out of convenience — but at what cost to me mentally?’‘I don’t pay bills, which has left me pondering the idea of just staying with him out of convenience — but at what cost to me mentally?’
6:22 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By MarketWatch
‘We’ve been living in a state of confusion’: In Wisconsin, a battleground state, coronavirus cases surge ahead of presidential election ‘If you are afraid of getting sick from COVID-19, you are a Democrat. But if you are afraid of a lockdown that will ruin your business, well, then you are a Republican’‘If you are afraid of getting sick from COVID-19, you are a Democrat. But if you are afraid of a lockdown that will ruin your business, well, then you are a Republican’
6:08 a.m. Oct. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m 24 and dating a 64-year-old man. He wanted to get married, but I discovered he never got divorced. Have I been conned? ‘He’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a person: He’s smart, funny, intelligent, caring and handsome’‘He’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a person: He’s smart, funny, intelligent, caring and handsome.’
5:57 a.m. Oct. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
At the end of the month, my son asks me to pay his rent and says, ‘You don’t want us to be evicted, do you?’ So I have to pay ‘Instead of paying rent, they spent his disability payment on private-club dues and expensive iPhones, none of which we have ever been able to afford’‘Instead of paying rent, they spent his disability payment on private-club dues and expensive iPhones, none of which we have ever been able to afford.’
3:41 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
ViacomCBS announces new leadership for streaming servicesViacomCBS Inc. announced Tuesday new leadership for its streaming operations, effective immediately. Current Pluto TV Chief Executive Tom Ryan will be CEO of ViacomCBS Streaming. He will oversee CBS All Access, which will be renamed Paramount+ in early 2021, and Pluto TV, and have oversight of the company's global streaming strategy. Marc DeBevoise will step down from his role of chief digital officer of ViacomCBS and CEO of ViacomCBS Digital. Kelly Day, current chief operating officer of ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) will be president of streaming for VCNI, and will oversee all digital and streaming platforms outside of the U.S. "As we plan for the launch of Paramount+, bringing together the leaders of our streaming platforms to create a unified global organization will enable us to execute a holistic strategy across both free and pay," said ViacomCBS Chief Executive Bob Bakish. ViacomCBS's stock, which gained 0.9% in premarket trading, has dropped 35.4% year to date through Monday, while the SPDR Communication Services Select Sector ETF has rallied 11.3% and the S&P 500 has gained 6.1%.
2:27 a.m. Oct. 18, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘COVID-19 remains a serious public-health threat’: New Yorkers don’t have hope that their city will recover anytime soon The impact of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, continues to weigh most heavily on people of color in New YorkThe impact of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, continues to weigh most heavily on people of color in New York.
1:00 p.m. Oct. 15, 2020 - Associated Press
Army leaders say no plans are in place for a military role in U.S. election on Nov. 3 ‘We don’t police American streets,’ says Army Secretary Ryan McCarthyArmy leaders said Tuesday that they have not received any requests to use active-duty or National Guard troops for possible civil unrest surrounding the presidential election next month, but are ready to do so if called on.
11:59 p.m. Oct. 14, 2020 - By Kerry Hannon
Resort owner, baker, independent filmmaker: Entrepreneurs flip the switch on the pandemic A wedding cake business switches to virtual cooking classes, and other pandemic pivotsHow these small-business owners have managed to survive in a COVID-19 era.
11:14 a.m. Oct. 13, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump’s lawyers want Supreme Court to put turnover of his tax records on holdPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to put on hold an appeals court ruling that Trump’s accountant must immediately turn over tax records to a New York state prosecutor, setting up a decision from the high court that could come before Election Day.
4:47 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - Associated Press
Press corps laboring under intensifying coronavirus risk at White HousePresident Donald Trump’s return to the White House to recover from the coronavirus seems certain to raise the already heightened anxiety level of the journalists assigned to follow him.
4:39 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - Associated Press
FBI’s Chris Wray joins homeland-security and other federal-agency officials in 9-minute video reassuring voters on election integrity Trump is not mentioned in the video, even as his frequent remarks discrediting the Nov. 3 vote are countered by the security expertsPresident Trump is not mentioned in the video, even as his apparent efforts to discredit the Nov. 3 vote are countered by the security experts.
8:33 a.m. Oct. 6, 2020 - Associated Press
Florida governor permits extension of voter-registration deadline after site crashFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the state’s voter registration deadline Tuesday after unexpected and unexplained heavy traffic crashed the state’s online system and potentially prevented thousands of enrolling to cast ballots in next month’s presidential election.
10:24 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
State Department’s Pompeo clashes with Vatican over China Pompeo had called on the Vatican to take a harder line amid negotiations with Beijing over the appointments of new bishopsPompeo had called on the Vatican to take a harder line amid negotiations with Beijing over the appointments of new bishops.
11:59 p.m. Sept. 30, 2020 - By Diane Eastabrook
Is it safe to retire in a college town in the pandemic? Sports, concerts, classes, lectures, restaurants, a vibrant social scene—many of the things retirees enjoy aren’t there, or they feel unsafe doing themCollege towns are often economically vibrant communities that promote healthy aging. But times have changed.
3:56 p.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - By Mike Murphy
Fauci calls out Fox News, but says real ‘bad guy’ is coronavirus, not those with opposing views In CNN interview, Fauci stresses importance of facts, says Fox News can be ‘outlandish’Dr. Anthony Fauci criticized Fox News and attempted to downplay differences with White House coronavirus task force colleague Dr. Scott Atlas on Monday, saying the real enemy remains COVID-19.
11:21 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
John Bolton’s lawyers want to interview White House officials amid new questions about Trump effort to quash tell-all memoirMichael Kirk, a lawyer for Bolton, said the interviews were needed to help establish whether President Donald Trump’s political appointees at the White House acted in “bad faith” in overruling the judgment of a career classification official and concluding that Bolton’s manuscript still contained classified information.
8:42 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - Associated Press
As Trump continues to press for coronavirus vaccine by Election Day, public health officials vow ‘no cutting corners’A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.
4:02 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - Associated Press
House passes bipartisan stopgap funding bill to avert government shutdown at month’s end White House prevails over Democrats’ complaints that farm bailout is an attempt to buy Trump votes in November, while Speaker Nancy Pelosi secures pandemic-related food aid for impoverished AmericansWhite House negotiators prevail over Democrat complaints that farm bailout is a naked attempt to buy Trump votes in November.
2:38 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Chicago Bulls hire former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan Reigning NBA coach of the year won two NCAA championships while head coach at the University of FloridaReigning NBA coach of the year won two NCAA championships as head coach at the University of Florida.
7:12 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump claims he rewarded voters in Michigan by persuading Japan’s Abe to get car companies to put plants there — that didn’t happen Number of automobile and automotive-parts manufacturing jobs in Michigan fell between Trump’s inauguration and February of this year, before the coronavirus took holdNumber of automobile and automotive-parts manufacturing jobs in Michigan fell between Trump’s inauguration and February of this year, before the coronavirus took hold.
1:57 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
Federal judge extends Wisconsin deadline for receipt of absentee ballots in November Ballots postmarked by Election Day and received up to six days later valid under Monday rulingA federal judge ruled Monday that absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after the Nov. 3 presidential election as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.
6:54 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Tim Rostan
Critics say Trump supporters staging event at early voting site in Virginia aimed to intimidate and suppress Virginia Republicans’ Twitter account suggests those complaining call for a ‘waaaambulance’Virginia Republicans’ Twitter account suggests those complaining call for a ‘waaaambulance.’
5:10 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - Associated Press
Republicans wagering sudden Supreme Court vacancy will galvanize their voters Iconic Supreme Court liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at 87Just 44 days before Election Day, Republicans are again looking to a Supreme Court nomination fight to unite a deeply fractured party as it faces the very real possibility of losing the White House and control of the Senate this fall.
5:22 p.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Tim Rostan
McConnell says a Trump pick to replace Ginsburg on Supreme Court would get Senate voteMitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader who refused to bring to a confirmation vote President Barack Obama's nominee to replace conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia upon his death in 2016 because it was an election year, Friday in the wake of that President Donald Trump's selection to replace Ginsburg will get a Senate vote. McConnell argued in a statement that began by paying tribute to Ginsburg's 87 years of life and trailblazing career that the Senate majority in place at the time of Scalia's sudden death had been put there to oppose Obama, while the Senate majority currently in place exists to pursue the Trump agenda. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer had moments earlier referenced McConnell's 2016 words in , through their votes in the presidential election, in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice, which had a 5-4 conservative majority prior to Ginsburg's death. Election Day is 46 days away.
5:10 p.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - Associated Press
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead at 87 Ginsburg, an equal-rights champion, became in 1993 the second woman to serve on the high courtSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s-rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
1:38 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - Associated Press
Pence homeland-security adviser says Trump never took on the pandemic because he cares only about himself and re-election Olivia Troye, who calls herself a lifelong Republican and Pence’s top staffer on the coronavirus task force, says she’s voting for Joe BidenOlivia Troye, who calls herself a lifelong Republican and says she was Pence’s top staffer on the coronavirus task force, says she’s voting for Joe Biden.
3:09 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - Associated Press
Mitt Romney says fellow Senate Republican Ron Johnson’s probe into Biden son is not a legitimate function of government Committee investigation led by Wisconsin Republican Johnson has, from the outset, ‘had the earmarks of a political exercise,’ says RomneyGOP Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, has said the committee will issue a report before the Nov. 3 election on Hunter Biden’s activities in Ukraine
3:06 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - Associated Press
Medicare administrator Verma said to have paid private consultants nearly $6 million in taxpayer money for personal image-building campaign The consultants, many with Republican ties, billed taxpayers up to $380 per hour for work largely aimed at polishing the profile of Medicare administrator Seema Verma, say congressional investigatorsThe consultants, many with Republican Party ties, billed taxpayers up to $380 per hour on work largely aimed at polishing the profile of Medicare administrator Seema Verma, congressional investigators write.
3:21 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - Associated Press
Susan Collins won’t say in Maine debate whether she’ll vote for Trump in November Democratic rival Sara Gideon, speaker of the state House, tries several times to pin down Republican incumbent, who has stated that she did not vote for Trump in 2016Democrat Sara Gideon sought to link Republican Sen. Susan Collins, of Maine, with President Donald Trump during their first debate Friday night, and she demanded several times that Collins say whether she’ll vote for him — a dare Collins wouldn’t take.
3:19 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - Associated Press
Public health experts grew increasingly uncomfortable as Trump continued to minimize severity of coronavirus crisis President Trump’s public messaging was often at odds with that of scientists and medical professionals, but he had a louder megaphonePresident Trump’s public messaging was often at odds with that of scientists and medical professionals, but he had a louder megaphone.
6:58 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Virginia K. Smith
As months of closures wear on, New York City yoga studios move online—or shut their doors permanently Even online classes are not making up for the lost revenue stream from in-person sessionsWhile the Paycheck Protection Program was a shot in the arm for struggling studios, more aid is needed to prevent further closures.
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