09-19-2017  11:42 am      •     
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Oregon and Washington both see minority populations jump more than 40 percent

In a surprising show of growth, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in many states as they crossed a new census milestone: 50 million, or 1 in 6 Americans.



The campaign to honor WW1 hero Sgt. Henry Lincoln Johnson with a Medal of Honor has made a major breakthrough, with the discovery of crucial new evidence that confirms his bravery in WWI   

Looking for ways to save money, the state's correction department and Ohio State University are exploring whether to buy food jointly and in bulk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- College students might think their dining hall food tastes like prison grub. In Ohio, that could become reality.


She spoke at the Bridge of The Americas border crossing, after a meeting with the mayors of the border towns of El Paso, Texas, Nogales, Ariz., and Yuma, Ariz.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Thursday that security on the southern U.S. border "is better now than it ever has been" and that violence from neighboring Mexico hasn't spilled over in a serious way.


Derrick Williams Closes the game

Arizona sealed an NCAA tournament victory beating highly-rated Duke in the NCAA March Madness -- largely thanks to Derrick Williams effort.


In the group of 159 potential jurors, just two raised their hands when Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor asked if they hadn't heard of the case

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jury selection started Thursday under tight security in the long-awaited trial of the doctor charged in the death of Michael Jackson, with the judge urging potential jurors to focus on the facts of the case


Even before the Japanese nuclear crisis, Americans were bombarded with contradictory images and messages that frighten even when they try to reassure

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nuclear radiation, invisible and insidious, gives us the creeps.


NNPA is seeking a pardon in 1971 injustice

The National Newspaper Publisher's Association announced this week that it will be leading a push to formally pardon the Wilmington 10. The attorney who defended the 1972 Wilmington 10 case, James Ferguson, II, spoke with The Skanner News from his law offices in Charlotte, NC.


He said the U.S. this week will be pulling back from its dominant role in the international campaign aimed at preventing Gadhafi from attacking civilians

President Barack Obama Wednesday categorically ruled out a land invasion to oust Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as coalition forces launched a fifth day of air strikes against government military targets in the North African nation


The device failed to work properly because the piece of drill pipe kept its blind shear rams from closing and sealing the well

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal probe has found that a trapped piece of drill pipe prevented a key failsafe device from properly sealing off the blown oil well that caused last year's massive Gulf oil spill


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