For people experiencing difficulty in their lives, the power of words can have a transformative effect. Write Around Portland, a nonprofit group dedicated to aiding others through written language, helps to spread this power through the Portland community.
The Portland Children's Museum offers visitors all-day, summer-long fun seven days a week.
The museum has three art studios, and original and entertaining puppet shows are performed twice daily Wednesday through Saturday. Daily Family Storytime is offered for all ages, and for the youngest visitors, there's Tots, Tales and Tunes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
WASHINGTON—Democrats in the House of Representatives, determined to make an election-year point about ethics, have voted to strip Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson of his committee assignment while a federal bribery investigation runs its course.
WUERZBURG, Germany--On match days, Ghana's dressing room could be mistaken for African soccer's hall of fame.
Before the Black Stars beat the United States 2-1, Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o visited the players to provide encouragement. Ghana great Tony Yeboah was there, too.
Advice and good wishes also flowed in from Cameroon's Roger Milla, Ghana's Abedi Pele and other African players leaving the World Cup, as well as soccer associations from across the continent.