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NFL, Falcons’ Grady Jarrett sending young fan to Super Bowl after tragedy

NFL, Falcons’ Grady Jarrett sending young fan to Super Bowl after tragedy

Sports
Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons star defensive lineman Grady Jarrett is partnering with the NFL to send a young Falcons fan who lost three family members in a house fire last month to Super Bowl LV on Sunday. Jarrett surprised the young fan, 12-year-old Taeden Johnson, on a Zoom call with two tickets to this year's championship game in Tampa, Fla. It will be the first NFL game for Johnson, who also received encouraging words from Jarrett during the call. Advertisement Johnson escaped the fire in his family's mobile home in Athens, Ga., on Jan. 27 and ran to a neighbor's home to contact emergency responders. According to WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta, Johnson tried to re-enter the mobile home to save his family, but his mother, grandmother and little sister died in the blaze. Jarrett and the Falcons...
Comic Relief will stop sending celebrities to Africa

Comic Relief will stop sending celebrities to Africa

Entertainment
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The government wants to start sending millions of Americans a check. Here’s how to use it wisely

The government wants to start sending millions of Americans a check. Here’s how to use it wisely

Finance
AndreyPopov | Getty ImagesSome good news – in the form of money – may be coming to Americans soon.On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that the Trump administration plans to move "immediately" to send money to Americans as the coronavirus cripples the economy."Americans need cash now," Mnuchin said, indicating checks could come in the next two weeks.The announcement follows much discussion over how the government could act to help shore up American workers' bank balances now, with so many businesses temporarily closed or operating at reduced capacities.A thousand dollars for everyoneSen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said this week that he wants the government to send every adult $ 1,000.Details on how big the checks the Trump administration hopes to deploy have not been disclosed. Of ...
Esper: U.S. never discussed, considered sending 14K more troops to Middle East

Esper: U.S. never discussed, considered sending 14K more troops to Middle East

Business
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Reports that the U.S. is considering sending an additional 14,000 troops to the Middle East are "flat out wrong," Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said in a statement Friday. "As the Department has stated repeatedly, we were never discussing or considering sending 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East," Esper said in the statement. "Reports of this are flat out wrong. DOD will always stand ready to respond to future actions by our adversaries if and when they arise, but the Pentagon is not considering sending 14,000 troops to CENTCOM. This report is false." On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported the administration is considering sending 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East, a claim Pentagon officials have denied since. But on Thursday, John Rood, under...
Bond market close to sending biggest recession signal yet

Bond market close to sending biggest recession signal yet

Finance
Scott Olson | Getty ImagesAs Wall Street economists up the odds for a recession in the coming year, the bond market is sending its own scary warning about an economic downturn.Various parts of the yield curve have been inverted, but the traditionally watched 2-year to 10-year spread looks set to invert any day now, with the curve at its flattest level since 2007.The 10-year yield, at its low yield of 1.64% Monday came less than 6 basis points above the 2-year yield, which was at 1.58% in afternoon trading. The spread broke below 10 basis points last week. An inverted curve simply means a shorter-term interest rate is higher than the longer-term one that it is being compared too, and that inversion has been a reliable recession signal. "It's the whole idea that the Fed is making a mistake. ...