Costs climb again for California's high-speed rail project
The cost to build California's ambitious but long delayed high-speed rail line has once again risen, with rail officials now estimating it could take up to $105 billion to finish the line from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The new cost estimates, released Tuesday as part of the California High Speed Rail Authority's biennial business plan, are up roughly $5 billion from two years ago.news.yahoo.com
In Baton Rouge, there's a $100 million football coach and everyone else
BATON ROUGE, La. - Sitting alone in the dimly lit kitchen, Chris Toombs cradles his bedraggled iPhone, searching for holiday gifts for his three children. Books, electronics, clothes. He clicks on a blue quarter-zip for his younger son. Then he flicks the cracked screen upward, sees the price, $27, and clicks his teeth. Too much for his paycheck from Louisiana State University.Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories from The Washington Post. "If thisnews.yahoo.com
Brian Kelly was such a jerk to Robert Saleh that the Jets coach remembered 15 years later
Jets coach Robert Saleh only worked at Central Michigan with Brian Kelly for one year, as a defensive assistant in 2004, and it was not a happy one. Saleh and now-Packers coach Matt LaFleur, the older brother of Jets coordinator Mike LaFleur, were on Kelly’s staff as low-level assistants in their 20s. According to a 2019 ESPN article, they thought they were invited to a party at Kelly’s house, ...news.yahoo.com
LSU hires Kelly away from Notre Dame to be Tigers next coach
LSU is hiring Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame, a stunning move by one of the most accomplished coaches in college football jumping from the sport's most storied program to an Southeastern Conference powerhouse. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday night that Kelly was leaving Notre Dame for LSU. It was the second bombshell in college football in as many days, coming a little more than 24 hours after Southern California lured Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma.news.yahoo.com
Kelly has solutions for No. 12 Irish against visiting Purdue
After escaping Florida State with a 41-38 overtime victory on the road to open the season, the Irish showed little improvement during a 32-29 comeback victory at home over Toledo. It has some wondering if Notre Dame is ripe to be picked off by Purdue, a longtime foe it hasn't faced since 2014. Notre Dame’s rebuilding offensive line, despite the presence of preseason All-Americans in center Jarrett Patterson and guard Cain Madden, has struggled to consistently open holes for Kyren Williams and Chris Tyree.news.yahoo.com
CDC is rapidly adding countries to its "Do Not Travel" list because of COVID-19
Leisure air travel is booming, but with COVID-19 cases soaring in the U.S., the airline industry can expect a slowdown after Labor Day — and that might actually be a good thing. Why it matters: Airlines have struggled to keep up with the unexpectedly strong rebound in travel demand this summer, with Spirit Airlines' chaotic, cancellation-filled episode last week as the most extreme example. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free"The inews.yahoo.com
This 24-year-old has 4 credit cards—here's why the Points Guy recommends signing up for more
CNBC Make It asked Brian Kelly, founder of The Points Guy, to offer Truong advice on using her credit card points. "Sometimes people even put Post-it Notes on their credit cards so they know which to use for gas, groceries," he says. "If you have a side hustle, no matter how small it is, you can still get a small business credit card," Kelly says. "Those credit cards have huge sign-up bonuses and category bonuses." Check out: How this 24-year-old who makes $100,000 and lives with her parents spends her moneyDon't miss: The best credit cards for building credit of 2021cnbc.com
Notre Dame better in Texas, but loses again in semifinals
Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) is sacked by Alabama defensive lineman Byron Young (47) in the second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)ARLINGTON, Texas – Ian Book had Notre Dame moving with a chance to get within a touchdown of No. A few plays later, the Irish quarterback was out of the game after 310-pound defensive tackle Christian Barmore fell on top of Book on a 14-yard sack. On the next Irish possession, Book ended up in the medical tent after Barmore's sack, replaced by freshman Drew Pyne. Notre Dame beat the Tigers 47-40 in November while Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was sidelined because of a positive COVID-19 test.
No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Notre Dame move CFP clash to Texas
(AP Photo/Michael Woods)ARLINGTON, Texas – Playing a Rose Bowl game deep in the heart of Texas is anything but normal. Top-ranked Alabama being in a College Football Playoff semifinal game is nothing new. We don't listen to the narratives about what Notre Dame can and can't do,” Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly said Thursday. When the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium was a semifinal two years ago, Notre Dame lost 30-3 to eventual national champion Clemson in its only previous CFP appearance. FRIENDLY FOESAlabama RB Harris and Notre Dame QB Book, who grew up 90 miles from each other in Northern California, once were 7-on-7 teammates for TMP of Sacramento.
Alabama to meet Notre Dame in relocated CFP semifinal game
4 Notre Dame in the College Football Playoff semifinal originally scheduled to serve as the 107th Rose Bowl. It's still unclear whether the game in the Dallas Cowboys' stadium will be called the Rose Bowl, but the decision ended a streak of 78 straight years in Pasadena for a bowl game first played in 1902. The festive week of genteel celebrations around the Rose Bowl game already had been mostly canceled, interrupting a beloved annual holiday tradition for hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles-area residents and tens of thousands of visiting fans. Alabama's first bowl game was the 1926 Rose Bowl, and the Tide played in six early editions of the game. They haven't been back in the official Rose Bowl game since 1946, although they beat Texas on Jan. 7, 2010, in the BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl stadium.
College Football Playoff semifinal moved from Rose Bowl to AT&T Stadium in Texas
The College Football Playoff semifinal game scheduled for January 1 is being moved from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced Saturday night. The decision was made due to rising COVID-19 cases in Southern California, according to College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock. "We are very grateful to Rose Bowl officials and the City of Pasadena," Hancock said in a statement. The College Football Playoff selection committee announced Sunday that Notre Dame would be playing in the game despite a loss on Saturday, facing off against Alabama. "Why can't it be the Rose Bowl in Las Vegas or can it be the Rose Bowl in another town?"cbsnews.com
College Football Playoff semifinal moved from Rose Bowl to AT&T Stadium in Texas
The College Football Playoff semifinal game scheduled for January 1 is being moved from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced Saturday night. "We are very grateful to Rose Bowl officials and the City of Pasadena," Hancock said in a statement. The Rose Bowl asked the state to grant an exception for the annual game, but the request was denied twice. "Why can't it be the Rose Bowl in Las Vegas or can it be the Rose Bowl in another town?" If the name is changed, it would mark the first time in over a century that the Rose Bowl would not be played.cbsnews.com
Kelly, Swinney express concern about no families at playoffs
“Why would we play if you can’t have families at the game?" "If you can’t have families at bowl games, why would you go to a game where your families can’t be part of it? “Why can’t it be the Rose Bowl in Las Vegas or can it be the Rose Bowl in another town?” Kelly said. "They can’t be around their families for Christmas, and you’re going to tell me we’re going to have a playoff and maybe one site can have families and the other can’t? I am so sick and tired of this playoff committee talking about having sites where you can’t have parents at and their families.
Book leads No. 2 Irish past Syracuse 45-21; Clemson next up
It was Book’s 30th victory as a starter, the most ever for a Notre Dame quarterback. “It’s a dream come true to be able to attend Notre Dame and have a good career,” Book said. Notre Dame started its run thanks to a roughing the passer by Syracuse that Book later turned into a 28-yard TD run. Book finished with 348 total yards, becoming only the second Irish player to move past 10,000 yards (10,008) in total offense. Notre Dame: The Irish have an extra week to rest up for Clemson after the conference adjusted the schedules earlier this week, canceling their last game.
Kelly earns 100th win, No. 2 Notre Dame rolls past BC 45-31
2 Notre Dame overcame an early deficit to roll to a 45-31 over Boston College on Saturday. Ben Skowronek caught all three of Book’s TD passes, but also had one of three Notre Dame fumbles on the day. Th Eagles hung tough in the first half, recovering a pair of Notre Dame fumbles, but they scored only six points of the miscues. It was recovered by Notre Dame defensive end Daelin Hayes on the Eagles 49 with 2:05 left in the quarter. Boston College: The Eagles had moments they can build on, much like they did when they took Clemson to the brink last month.
No. 4 Notre Dame sacks No. 1 Clemson 47-40 in overtime
4 Notre Dame shut down top-ranked Clemson with a couple of sacks to seal a 47-40 win Saturday night. 1 for the first time since taking down Florida State in 1993 at Notre Dame Stadium. Uiagalelei, starting in place of Trevor Lawrence for a second straight week, passed for 439 yards, the most ever by a Notre Dame opponent. Notre Dame: Avery Davis came to South Bend as a quarterback and he has been moved to running back, receiver and defensive back. Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish are at Boston College, which might bring back some bad memories for Notre Dame fans.
Week 10: Pac-12 begins in first monster schedule of season
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)The final major college football conference to begin its season gets going Saturday. The Pac-12 kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with Arizona State at No. Instead of Pac-12 after dark it’s Pac-12 for lunch. The Hawkeyes will try to avoid that in this unique conference-only season at home against Michigan State. Arkansas State also had a marquee upset early in the season, beating Kansas State.
Book's TD run helps No. 4 Irish avert upset bid by Cardinals
– When it came time to deliver, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book stopped beating himself up and kept the No. Notre Dame controlled the clock for 36:15 including a game-ending 14-play drive that burned the final 7:55. A 2-point conversion pass failed but Notre Dame led 12-7 going into the final quarter. 4 Notre Dame could take a short tumble after its lowest scoring output of the season. Notre Dame: Irish on road for first time at Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Notre Dame extends coach Brian Kelly's contract through 2024
Notre Dame and coach Brian Kelly have agreed to a contract extension that runs through the 2024 season. Kelly is entering his 11th season as Notre Dame coach, and 30th season as a head coach in college football. “We are pleased to be able to have Brian lead our football program for the foreseeable future,” Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in a statement. Kelly is approaching Lou Holtz’s Notre Dame record for most games coached in program history. He has already matched Holtz with five double-digit victory seasons at Notre Dame.
Notre Dame opens ACC play against Duke, won't play Navy
The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football independence for the 2020 season play as a member of the league. The ACC had announced plans last week for a 10-game league slate with one nonconference game and its championship game played either Dec. 12 or 19. Now Notre Dames lone nonconference game will be a previously scheduled visit from Western Michigan on Sept. 19. Notre Dame, a member in all other league sports, already had a scheduling agreement to annually play five or six games with ACC teams as an independent. The Irish were set to play five-time reigning ACC champion Clemson, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Duke, Georgia Tech and Louisville this year.
NCAA finalizing plan for extended college football preseason
After the pandemic wiped out spring practice for most major college football teams, an NCAA plan to extend the preseason by two weeks could help coaches and players make up for the lost time. Schools have started this week bringing their football players back to campus for voluntary workouts mostly weight training and conditioning in team facilities. Lyons said teams will be required to complete at least the four weeks of standard preseason before playing a game. Todd Berry, executive director for the American Football Coaches Association, said he would expect some coaches to segment their teams, holding multiple practices per day. If facing coverings are needed for players, Stewart said neck gaiters stretchy scarves made of lightweight, breathable material could be the way teams go.
Netflix shares fall after earnings here's what could come next
Netflix shares were under pressure Wednesday after North American subscriber growth came in below estimates. However, if you look at it, as you look at a portfolio, they've actually done pretty well with vastly exceeding subscriber growth overall. So, in the U.S. with 60 million subscribers, you're already almost 60% of U.S. broadband households, and then internationally, over 100 million subs internationally. They're going to continue to grow just based on the demographic trend. That's a trend of continued disconnect and they're going to benefit from that.cnbc.com
Bitcoin nosedives 22% this week to its lowest level since June
The cryptocurrency known for its volatility had been relatively stable since August, trading in the $10,000 range until this week. The sharp drop below $8,000 began Monday and continued to sell off throughout the trading week. But disappointed bitcoin investors sold and set off a cascade of liquidation. The next level investors are watching is $7,500 the price at which Kelly said mining bitcoin becomes unprofitable. The selling was made worse by stop loss liquidations, where people automatically sell when bitcoin hits a certain level.cnbc.com
Bitcoin crashes 15% to below $8,000 for first time since June
Bitcoin plunged to its lowest level since June on Tuesday. The world's most popular cryptocurrency fell as much as 15% to a low of $7,944.33, according to industry site CoinDesk. That marks bitcoin's lowest level in four months, and first time below $8,000 since mid-June. Analysts pointed to a number of reasons for the dip, including the cryptocurrency breaking a key resistance level. Brian Kelly, CEO of BKCM, told CNBC that $9,000 was a "major support" level when bitcoin broke broke below that, a "wave of selling" was triggered.cnbc.com
Beyond Meat's mixed results send stock plungingHere's what 7 experts think lies ahead
On Monday, the alternative meat company reported mixed earnings results and announced a secondary offering only three months after its IPO. "Yeah, so this is a stock right now, you're looking at plant-based foods, where the penetration is 0.25%. So, what you really have to do is think big picture, think out 20, 30. And I think that's what the market is currently underwriting right now. So they're continuing to invest in technology and innovation, and I think they're going to continue to be able to meet the increase in demand."cnbc.com
Sometimes it pays to have a credit card with an annual fee. Here's how to figure out if it is worth it
Joe Raedle | Getty ImagesIf you're trying to save money, paying a fee on your credit card might seem counterintuitive. A lot of time, the travel cards work best if you are willing to put your effort into it. The feeThe most common annual fee for a rewards credit cards is $95, but there are also high-end cards in the $450 to $550 range. "Instead, think about that dream trip you'd like to take and then get the right credit card that works with your spending style," he said. CreditCards.com found that 26 of the 100 most popular credit cards have a fee, and 12 of those 26 waive the fee the first year.cnbc.com
U.S. News & World Report reveals best jobs of 2016
Orthodontists top the magazine's list, while dentists, computer systems analysts, nurse anesthetists and physician assistants follow. First on "CBS This Morning," U.S. News & World Report editor and chief content officer Brian Kelly joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the findings.cbsnews.com