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Social Security: Ex-spouse benefits and how they affect you

Just like during tax season, it's good to have all the information you need early so you can prepare and get any money you are due.

If you are age 62, unmarried, and divorced from someone entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits, you may be eligible to receive benefits based on his or her record. To be eligible, you must ...Read more

Social Security and You: More Questions About Benefit Start Dates

Q: I will be turning 70 in July 2018. I wanted to delay starting my Social Security benefits until then. When should I apply? And will I get any retroactive benefits?

A: You should sign up for Social Security benefits two to three months before you want your benefits to start. You said you wanted to wait until age 70, in other words, July, to ...Read more

Social Security: Check out these new my Social Security features in the new year

2018 is here! It's the New Year. There's no better time to tell you about the new features we have in my Social Security. They not only save you time, but also put you in control of your retirement future.

There are a growing number of states (and the District of Columbia) where, if you're a resident, you can request a replacement Social ...Read more

Ways for seniors — even those as young as 55 — to save money

Senior citizens can make their golden years shine even more by taking advantage of the many discounts offered by retailers.

For years, it was mainly restaurants that offered seniors discounts, whether early-bird dinner specials or a free beverage with a purchase, and many continue to give seniors some sort of cost-savings, said Jeanette Pavini...Read more

Kristen Bell made some old friends during Hurricane Irma -- and they never forgot her

Kristen Bell has a personal connection to Hurricane Irma.

In September, the "Frozen" star tweeted that she was stuck in Florida right as the massive storm was moving in, but would be evacuating.

While in the Sunshine State shooting a movie before Irma hit, the actress apparently made some friends who were on the older side.

While staying ...Read more

UofO brings back ROTC program

The University of the Ozarks has re-established its Reserve Officers' Training Corps program for the spring 2018 semester.

The program was re-established in collaboration with the University of Central Arkansas' ROTC program. UofO last had ROTC on campus in the late 1980s, according to a news release.

UofO Assistant Vice President for ...Read more

Wrestle like a girl: Pair of East Peoria girls among those competing on area high school mat teams

Girls are invading the testosterone-filled sport of wrestling in record numbers.

Never has that been more evident locally than at East Peoria High School, where four girls are a part of the Raiders roster.

And two of those, junior Randi Robison and sophomore Kortney Atchley, are nationally ranked among girls. The Raiders duo has wrestled ...Read more

Rail debate picks up speed

Eric Temple remembers when Clark County was thinking about ripping up the 33 miles of railroad in Brush Prairie.

Since the 1990s the county had wanted to use the agricultural area lining the tracks for industrial jobs but had been stymied by the state's land-use laws. But Temple said that in 2003, the county decided to give it another try ...Read more

Some glitches, but retail closures are largely bypassing East Valley

While much of the country is dealing with the fallout of closures by major retail chains, the East Valley is experiencing largely positive trends in the sector.

But the region is not totally isolated from the closures as Sam's Club location in Chandler.

Commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield predicted that more than 12,000 stores ...Read more

Orlando airport begins construction of $2.1 billion South Terminal

As Orlando International Airport tries to keep up with passenger growth, its main project this year is construction of a new terminal that will rank as one of the most costly public-works projects ever in Central Florida.

The $2.1 billion job, which has recently begun, will employ a peak force of 2,200 workers for a scheduled completion in ...Read more

TRN Sports Podcast: Nocona's Bret Botard

Nocona's Bret Botard joins Zach Duncan on the TRN Sports Podcast to talk Indians basketball. They cover the Indians upcoming games against the Bowie Jackrabbits and Holliday Eagles. They discuss the team's success this year and the high expectations after last season's regional tournament bud. They also talk about the hardest gyms to play in...Read more

Fairfield hotel opens in North I-25 'restaurant row'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- With New Mexico's tourism numbers rising, tourism promoters are always eager to see more hotel rooms coming on line for business and leisure travelers.

A series of openings by Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Santa Fe and Albuquerque should help on the lodgings front, specifically the Duke City Fairfield that ...Read more

Teen of the Week: Internship offers Cedar Cliff senior life experience

Raabia Hashmi is missing her senior year, at least in the traditional sense of what a senior year can be with homecoming, sports and all those extracurricular activities.

"I'm much more happy here, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity I got. I wouldn't trade it," she said.

That opportunity took Hashmi, the daughter of Haroon Rashid and ...Read more

He 'would be honored' to be her first kiss. How coach 'groomed' his player for sex

She was a Catholic high school girl who had yet to have her first kiss.

When her softball coach began texting her late at night, showering her with compliments and telling her she was special, it was easy for Bailey Boone to forget that he was 54 years old and she was just 16.

"I thought we had a great love and the age didn't matter, and ...Read more

Two brothers sentenced to death for killing pregnant sister in name of 'family honour'

AMMAN -- The Criminal Court on Sunday sentenced two brothers to death after convicting them of the premeditated murder of their pregnant sister and her husband's other wife at a farm in Balqa Governorate in November 2014.

The two defendants, aged 22 and 28, were each charged with two counts of premeditated murder for the fatal shooting of ...Read more

'Action plan to strengthen resilience of agriculture sector'

AMMAN -- A set of measures will be implemented this year to address agricultural marketing bottleneck and strengthen the resilience of the agriculture sector, which saw a 14 per cent drop in its exports last year, according to a senior government official.

The measures entail supporting farmers, launching government-based agricultural ...Read more

'Motorist wanted for fatal hit and run' in Naour

AMMAN -- Police on Sunday said they were searching for a motorist who allegedly struck and killed a woman then fled the scene in Naour earlier in the day.

The 35-year-old victim was reportedly struck by an unknown vehicle near a kindergarten at around 7:00 AM, a senior police official said.

"The victim was found lying next to a main street...Read more

Will new senior center be built in Norwalk?

The Huron County commissioners are working with Senior Enrichment Services (SES) on the possibility of using county-owned land across from Norwalk High School.

SES is seeking six to 10 acres on Shady Lane Drive. The site would house a new senior center and a utility garage for its 20 vehicles.

"It would be on the west side of the school, ...Read more

Church groups join immigrants in a big push for citizenship

Amalia Rojas is in her 93rd winter. But that's not too late for this Mexican immigrant to become a U.S. citizen.

So with her green card on the table, next to her nutrition shake, and rebozo over her head on a recent freezing cold afternoon, she filled out government forms.

Rojas is part of an unusual surge of immigrants around the U.S. who...Read more

Who's moving up, moving in at Leon Capital, Medical City and Mannatech for week of Jan. 22-26

DASEKE INC. promoted Scott Wheeler to president.

DEAN FOODS CO. named Jody Macedonio executive vice president and chief financial officer.

HMS named Emmet O'Gara executive vice president for total population management and Michael Cole senior vice president of commercial markets.

JORDAN FOSTER CONSTRUCTION promoted Shane Hesters to vice ...Read more