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As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, had ever heard of it. Read more

Here's What It Takes to Collect $3,790 Per Month in Social Security Benefits

If the program is going to be a major source of income in retirement, it pays to maximize your checks. Read more

The Latest: Protest in London over virus restrictions

LONDON — Police in London have clashed with protesters at a rally organized by opponents of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. Read more

SCOTT HOLLIFIELD: Survey now says we all agree on TP

Don't plant those seeds from China. Read more

Are You at Risk of These 3 Big Financial Mistakes After Retirement?

These common errors could hurt your financial security in your later years. Read more

Martinsville-region COVID-19/coronavirus daily update from state, nation and world: Sept 19

The coronavirus report in the West Piedmont Health District has become a daily tragedy: There are 3 more deaths reported this morning by th… Read more

Maine blueberry industry reels from drought, frost, virus

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A late spring frost, a devastating drought and labor troubles wrought by the coronavirus pandemic conspired to make 2020 a difficult year for the wild blueberry producers who harvest the fruit in the nation's northeastern corner. Read more

3 Reasons Not to Max Out Your 401(k) or IRA

In some cases, maxing out your retirement account could do more harm than good. Read more

‘When Can I Shred This Check?’ and Other Online Banking FAQ

As the COVID-19 pandemic leads banking customers to lean into online technology to manage their money, those trying online banking for the first time may find themselves with questions about… Read more

Good News, Seniors: You're Probably Getting a Social Security Raise in 2021

Earlier in the year, it seemed like Social Security benefits would remain stagnant in 2021. Now, they may be in line for a modest boost. Read more

Armchair Quarterbacks: Morning Sports Breakdown


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


Pogacar crushes Roglic to take grip on Tour de France title

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AP) — In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed his fellow Slovenian, Primoz Roglic, in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris. Read more

This Date in Baseball

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First Native American racer blazes trail at Tour de France

LE PECQ, France (AP) — A late draft to the Tour de France, Neilson Powless didn’t have time to scramble together a turtle necklace, the spirit animal of his Native American tribe, or paint one of their wampum bead belts on the frame of the bike that he's ridden for three punishing weeks, over 3,300 kilometers (2,000 miles) of roads. Read more


Today in sports history: Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield sets school record with 572 total yards

Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Sept. 19. Read more


LEADING OFF: Cubs' Mills back on mound after no-hitter

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

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