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Florida man accused of threatening prospective City Council candidate

The indictment alleges Daniel McMahon used the internet and his social media accounts to threaten physical harm, intimidate and interfere with the campaign of "D.G." Read more

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Become a new Daily Progress subscriber and get a free copy of "Road to Redemption"

We are proud to announce that if you become a new print or digital Daily Progress subscriber, you will receive a free copy of our book chro… Read more

Local

Deleted CAT tweet appears to endorse council candidate

Charlottesville Area Transit posted and deleted a tweet Wednesday morning that appeared to endorse Democratic City Council candidate Michael Payne.  Read more

Police to share more info about Virginia Beach mass shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia Beach say they'll release the findings of their investigation into the mass shooting that kil… Read more

State investigating over-the-counter male enhancement pill

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state health officials are investigating reports that an over-the-counter male enhancement pill sold at conve… Read more

Local

'Long way to go': School divisions changing tactics to boost teacher diversity

Local school systems have made some progress in recent years but have not seen substantial gains toward that goal, according to an analysis of demographic data. Read more

National Business

What the Fed's rate cut means for you

The Federal Reserve has cut its benchmark interest rate again, big news for the U.S. economy but something that will likely have a muted im… Read more

Entertainment

Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Repub… Read more

National Business

US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act … Read more

Politics

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage… Read more

Politics

Democrats block Pentagon bill amid border wall battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats Wednesday blocked debate on the almost $700 billion Pentagon budget and other spending bills amid a feud… Read more

Politics

Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist content

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting … Read more

Sports

UVa sheds light into basketball career development program

The University of Virginia announced Monday that men’s basketball head coach Tony Bennett extended his contract one year, declined a raise … Read more

Madison's Emily Seale verbally commits to Virginia Wesleyan

MADISON — Emily Seale has been an all-state performer for the Madison County softball team for the past three years. Read more

Week 2 Ragged Mountain cross country poll

Ranking the top high school cross country teams and runners in Central Virginia.  Read more

Virginia men's soccer team blanks Radford

The Virginia men’s soccer team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in its 1-0 win over Radford on Tuesday night at Klöckner S… Read more

Opinion

Opinion/Letter: Activism often not solution-oriented

As election time nears, I feel the need to warn voters against backing what I call "activist candidates." An activist's passion is to be applauded, and can be helpful in identifying a problem, but that passion rarely results in a common-sense solution. Read more

Opinion/Column: Can liberty, prosperity be preserved?

Hong Kong is spectacularly vibrant and prosperous because it perennially — since 1970 — holds the top position in the Economic Freedom of the World rankings. When demonstrators here have waved colonial-era flags and shouted "Reclaim Hong Kong," they were not nostalgic for colonial restoration. Rather, this was largely a cry for the status quo. Read more

Opinion/Editorial: Cale decision reflects present-day views

A committee’s recommendation to strip the name of Paul H. Cale Sr. from an Albemarle County elementary school was not surprising. “This is not about Paul Cale, however," said Chairman Dennis Rooker. "This is about present and future students, teachers and other members of the community." Read more

Trending

How a 'Sesame Street' Muppet became embroiled in a controversy over autism

Since 2017, a Muppet named Julia has given children on the spectrum a role model and helped parents and peers understand the condition. Read more

'Seinfeld' for $500 million? 'The Big Bang Theory' for $1 billion? The streaming arms race has a big problem.

The money will certainly make some studios rich and assure fans the shows will exist online, somewhere, for the foreseeable future. But it ignores a fundamental question: How exactly are these shows valued? Read more

Cow with fifth leg steals the show at county fair in Virginia

Cinco is a perfectly healthy cow with an extra leg protruding from between her right shoulder and neck. Read more

'It's bad': Water rescues begin as Imelda soaks east Texas

Forecasters warned that Imelda could bring up to 35 inches of rain this week in some areas of Texas through Friday. Read more

Nevada desert towns prep for possible 'Storm Area 51' influx

Neighbors, elected officials and event organizers said the craze sparked by an internet joke inviting people to "see them aliens" might become a cultural marker, a monumental dud or something in between. Read more

Galleries

Photos: Imelda brings deluge of rain, flooding to parts of Texas, Louisiana

HOUSTON (AP) — Rain from Tropical Depression Imelda was still deluging parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday. Forecasters warned of life… Read more

Today's top pics: Trudeau faces fallout from 'brownface' photo; Texas flooding; and more

Today's top pics as selected by The Associated Press: Read more

Today in history: Sept. 19

Highlights from major events that happened around the world on this day in history. Read more

Celebrity Birthdays: Sept. 19

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including James Lipton, Paul Williams, Jeremy Irons, Trisha Yearwood, Sole… Read more

Week 4 ACC football power poll

Ron Counts ranks the ACC's 14 football teams.  Read more