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China's factories, households grapple with power cuts

BEIJING (AP) — Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of Christmas after power cuts to meet government energy use targets forced Chinese factories to shut down and left some households in the dark. Read more

Martinsville neighbors: Obituaries for September 27

Read through the obituaries published today in Martinsville Bulletin. Read more

Asian shares mixed as virus fears cloud economic outlook

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday, as fears of further waves of coronavirus outbreaks clouded the economic outlook for the region, tempering gains. Read more

The Latest: New Zealand to allow home isolation to travelers

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's prime minister says the government will start a pilot program of home-isolation for overseas travelers, ahead of what she expects to be increasing vaccination levels. Read more

The Latest: New Zealand to allow home isolation to travelers

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's prime minister says the government will start a pilot program of home-isolation for overseas travelers, ahead of what she expects to be increasing vaccination levels. Read more

Biden, Congress face big week for agenda, government funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a consequential week for President Joe Biden's agenda, as Democratic leaders delicately trim back his $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better" package to win over remaining lawmakers and work to quickly pass legislation to avoid a federal shutdown. Read more

Countries with the biggest income disparity

Using data from the World Economic Forum, Stacker compiled a list of the 25 countries with the largest income disparity.  Read more

Social Democrats beat Merkel's bloc in German elections

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's center-left Social Democrats won the biggest share of the vote in a national election Sunday, narrowly beating outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel ’s center-right Union bloc in a closely fought race that will determine who succeeds the long-time leader at the helm of Europe's biggest economy. Read more

Asian shares up, Shanghai slips as virus fears cloud outlook

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, but fears of further waves of coronavirus outbreaks were clouding the economic outlook for the region, tempering the rally. Read more

The Latest: Social Democrats beat Merkel bloc in German vote

The latest on Germany's general election on Sunday: Read more

Armchair Quarterbacks: Morning Sports Breakdown

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Bitter: Hokies to follow during spring football

Virginia Tech opened spring football practice Saturday, and the media will get what will likely be their only chance to peek at the Hokies on Thursday afternoon. Read more

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LEADING OFF: Cleveland plays final home game as Indians

A look at what's happening around the majors today: Read more

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Braves, Phillies to go head to head with division in balance

The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies are in an old-fashioned battle for the NL East title, with the wild card looking unlikely for whoever finishes second. Read more

Flexen expected to start for the Mariners against the Athletics

Oakland Athletics (85-71, third in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (86-70, second in the AL West) Read more

Marquez scheduled to start as Colorado hosts Washington

Washington Nationals (64-92, fifth in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (71-84, fourth in the NL West) Read more

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Yankees sweep, beat Red Sox 6-3 to take AL wild-card lead

BOSTON (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone watched two of his Gold Glove fielders drop easy popups to hand the Red Sox the lead. Read more

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