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Why Iran could top Biden’s Middle East agenda

This piece was updated on January 21.Syria’s decade-long civil war. A humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Ongoing hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians. The rising death toll from COVID-19 throughout the Middle East.Each crisis represents a major US foreign-policy challenge, but all will likely receive less attention from the new American administration than another pressing issue…

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $970M after Tuesday’s drawing goes without winner; $730M Powerball drawing on Wednesday

  | USA TODAYShow CaptionHide Caption5 things you shouldn’t do if you win the lotteryMost people dream of winning the lottery, but making poor choices can turn your life into a nightmare. Buzz60’s Sean Dowling has more.Buzz60The Mega Millions jackpot is moving closer to $1 billion after Tuesday night’s drawing went without a winner.The winning numbers in the…

Morris reunites with McVay to run Rams’ defense

3:07 PM ETTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to terms with former Atlanta Falcons interim head coach Raheem Morris to become their new defensive coordinator, it was announced Thursday.Morris replaces Brandon Staley, who departed last Sunday to become the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers after only one season with…

AP source: Twins bolster rotation with $8M deal for Happ

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins and veteran starting pitcher J.A. Happ agreed Wednesday to an $8 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it.The 38-year-old Happ spent the past 2 1/3…

Trump pardons former adviser Stephen Bannon

, ,   | USA TODAYShow CaptionHide CaptionSteve Bannon, ex-Trump adviser, indicted for fraudEx-Trump adviser Steve Bannon was charged with fraud by federal prosecutors in connection with a border wall fundraising effort.USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Keeping with his tradition of using his power to help political allies, President Donald Trump has pardoned former adviser Stephen Bannon, who’s awaiting trial in…