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Wrecks, DUIs and low credit scores: Here’s how much they can drive up the cost of your car insurance

Finance
Pamela Moore | iStock | Getty Images PlusAh, the joys of the open road and carefree driving, until something happens that makes it cost even more. There are events — i.e., accidents, arrests for driving under the influence, a lapse in coverage — that can drive up the cost of your car insurance. By how much? It depends on a variety of factors, including where you live and the infraction or circumstance that causes the premium to spike."Drivers in certain parts of the country are paying considerably more for their auto insurance, especially after certain life events," said certified financial planner Stephen Kates, insurance analyst for Bankrate.More from Personal Finance:Here’s what post-pandemic travel might look likeHow much you need to earn to afford a houseTax-refund scam targets c
Bryson DeChambeau smashes 377-yard drive, wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

Bryson DeChambeau smashes 377-yard drive, wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

Sports
March 8 (UPI) -- Golfer Bryson DeChambeau wowed fans with his powerful drives en route to a victory at 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational. One of the tee shots traveled 377 yards and led to a birdie at Bay Hill Golf Course. DeChambeau carded a 1-under par 71 in the final round of the tournament Sunday in Orlando, Fla. He was 11-under par for the tournament, one stroke better than second-place Lee Westwood. Advertisement "This week it helped numerous times," DeChambeau told reporters, when asked about his drives. "I was able to get a wedge out of the rough when some people were hitting seven irons or six irons back in the rough. "It was kinda like the U.S. Open where I was able to dominate with the driving off the tee."[embedded content] Corey Conners finished third while Andrew Putnam, Ric...
Mars rover Perseverance makes first drive on Red Planet

Mars rover Perseverance makes first drive on Red Planet

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., March 5 (UPI) -- NASA's new Mars rover Perseverance made its first short drive on the Red Planet and took images of its own wheel marks in the Martian dust, agency engineers said Friday. The rover drove about 21 feet Thursday and used its steering function, performing better than it did on Earth said Anais Zarifian, a Perseverance mobility engineer for NASA, said in a news briefing. Advertisement "Our first drive went incredibly well," Zarifian said. "You can see the wheel tracks that we left on Mars. I don't think I've ever been happier to see wheel tracks that I've seen a lot." A quick test of my steering, and things are looking good as I get ready to roll. My team and I are keen to get moving. One step at a time. pic.twitter.com/XSYfT158AQ— NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover
‘I’m on the move!’: NASA’s Perseverance rover takes its first test drive on Mars

‘I’m on the move!’: NASA’s Perseverance rover takes its first test drive on Mars

Technology
NASA's Perseverance rover has taken its first drive on Mars, just weeks after landing on the Red Planet.The one-tonne robot travelled 21.3ft (6.5m) in a mobility test that the space agency said will allow the checking and calibrating of the rover's systems and instruments.Once Perseverance really gets going, it is expected to undertake regular commutes of 656ft (200m) or more. Anais Zarifian, Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mobility test bed engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, said: "When it comes to wheeled vehicles on other planets, there are few first-time events that measure up in significance to that of the first drive."This was our first chance to 'kick the tyres' and take Perseverance out for a spin." ...
CDC: Vaccination key as teachers may drive in-school COVID-19 spread

CDC: Vaccination key as teachers may drive in-school COVID-19 spread

Health
Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Teachers and staff "play a central role in in-school transmission" of COVID-19, highlighting the importance of vaccination for educators, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly half of all in-school cases in a Georgia district recorded between Dec. 1 and Jan. 22 were linked with "educator-to-educator" or "educator-to-student" transmission, the data showed. Advertisement Subsequently, 26% of household contacts of these school-associated cases later tested positive for the virus. "These findings suggest that educators can play an important role in in-school transmission and that in-school transmission can occur when physical distancing and mask compliance are not optimal," CDC researchers said in the report. Alt...