Coronavirus aid package, new Louisville police chief, Harvest Moon: 5 things to know Thursday

Coronavirus aid package, new Louisville police chief, Harvest Moon: 5 things to know Thursday

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Editors, USA TODAY Published 4:10 a.m. ET Oct. 1, 2020 | Updated 4:40 a.m. ET Oct. 1, 2020CLOSEHouse to vote on coronavirus aid packageThe Democrat-run House plans to vote Thursday on a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill to help Americans struggling amid the coronavirus era. The proposal, a pared-down version of legislation approved in May, will likely pass,…
MLB playoffs Day 2 as it happened: Dodgers win Game 1 vs. Brewers, Yankees rally to sweep Indians

MLB playoffs Day 2 as it happened: Dodgers win Game 1 vs. Brewers, Yankees...

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CLOSE SportsPulse: The Houston Astros were the embarrassment of the league heading into the season after the team's cheating scandal was revealed. Our MLB reporters debate if they're fighting for their legacies this postseason. USA TODAYWednesday's slate of eight Major League Baseball postseason games didn't disappoint, providing some memorable contests with three American League teams…
Heat hit with multiple injuries to starters in loss to Lakers in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Heat hit with multiple injuries to starters in loss to Lakers in Game 1...

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CLOSE SportsPulse: LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the rest of the Lakers left Game 1 with a win and a boat load of confidence, while the Miami Heat left with injuries and the need for a new game plan. Mackenzie Salmon breaks it all down. USA TODAYAfter spending nearly all season proving durable with their…
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend suffer pregnancy loss: ‘On this darkest of days, we will grieve’

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend suffer pregnancy loss: ‘On this darkest of days, we will...

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CLOSEChrissy Teigen suffered a miscarriage Wednesday, three days after she was hospitalized for bleeding issues.Teigen, 34, posted a heartbreaking hospital room photo on Instagram announcing that her unborn child, a boy, had died."We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before," Teigen…
Los Angeles Lakers run away from banged-up Miami Heat in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Los Angeles Lakers run away from banged-up Miami Heat in Game 1 of NBA...

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CLOSE SportsPulse: Adam Silver says that while not much has changed regarding dangers of COVID-19, he still envisions fans returning to arenas next season. USA TODAYLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — That was just way too easy for the Los Angeles Lakers.Anthony Davis shined in his NBA Finals debut, LeBron James had a near-triple-double in his…
Former President Barack Obama a virtual fan for Game 1 of NBA Finals between Lakers and Heat

Former President Barack Obama a virtual fan for Game 1 of NBA Finals between...

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CLOSE SportsPulse: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver responded to a question about the lack of Black head coaches in the league and if he'd consider implementing a 'Rooney Rule' for minority head coach candidates. USA TODAYLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Noted basketball fan and former President Barack Obama attended Game 1 of the NBA Finals between…
New California law, the first of its kind, requires racial diversity on corporate boards of directors

New California law, the first of its kind, requires racial diversity on corporate boards...

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CLOSE Companies across the country have been speaking out against racism, but less than 2% of top executives at 50 largest companies are Black. USA TODAYCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law requiring publicly traded corporations headquartered in California to appoint directors from underrepresented communities to their boards, the first law in the country to…
Travel industry layoffs could begin Thursday as Congress fails to come up with a new relief package

Travel industry layoffs could begin Thursday as Congress fails to come up with a...

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CLOSE Many U.S. airlines are overstaffed due to reduced flying schedules and low demand for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYWith the federal stimulus due to run out Thursday, airlines, hotels and other travel-related businesses are trying desperately to urge Congress to act on a new relief plan to head off mass layoffs.Treasury Secretary Steven…
Trump-Biden presidential debate ratings fall substantially from 2016’s record-setting first debate

Trump-Biden presidential debate ratings fall substantially from 2016’s record-setting first debate

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CLOSE President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden argue about white supremacy and ANTIFA at the first 2020 presidential debate. USA TODAYThe first head-to-head debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden received terrible reviews. The ratings weren't that hot, either.Tuesday's presidential debate averaged 64.7 million viewers over eight broadcast and cable…
Democrats line up vote on COVID-19 stimulus plan as deal with White House remains out of reach

Democrats line up vote on COVID-19 stimulus plan as deal with White House remains...

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CLOSE Shell has said it plans to cut between 7,000 and 9,000 jobs worldwide following a collapse in demand for oil amid the coronavirus pandemic. Video ElephantWASHINGTON — House Democrats will vote Wednesday evening on a $2.2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill, the latest attempt at a relief plan as negotiations drag on with the White House on a bipartisan…