04-28-2017  5:12 am      •     
The Wake of Vanport

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Protess and his investigative reporting students have helped free more than 10 innocent men from prison

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- A Northwestern University journalism professor whose students are credited with helping to free more than 10 innocent men from prison - including death row - has been pulled from the class that made him famous amid allegations of ethics violations.


Ben Chavis says now is the time to clear names for 1971 injustice

The National Newspaper Publishers Association this week announced that they will be leading a campaign to formally pardon the "Wilmington 10."


Republican supporters said it made good fiscal sense, and Democratic opponents called it an ideological attack

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House on Thursday voted to end federal funding to National Public Radio


The four were captured by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi and will be released Friday

NEW YORK (AP) -- Four New York Times journalists who were reported missing while covering the Libya conflict have been found, the newspaper said Friday.


Legislative rule invalidates Gov. Scott Walker's bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the state's new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, a measure that drew tens of thousands of protesters to the state Capitol and sent some Democrats fleeing to Illinois in an tempt to block a vote on it.


Patience is running out on both sides with stopgap funding measures that keep the government open for two or three weeks at a time

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has approved $6 billion in spending cuts as part of legislation to keep the government running for three more weeks


After a trip of 4.9 billion miles and nearly six-and-a-half years, the Messenger spacecraft will try to careen into an egg-shaped orbit

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A desk-sized NASA spacecraft is riding the brakes all the way to Mercury, about to pull a tricky maneuver Thursday night to become the first man-made object to orbit the tiny planet


Officials are warning U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to any part of the country as unpredictable weather and wind conditions risked spreading radioactive contamination

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has authorized the first evacuations of Americans out of Japan


He can now claim 28 living relatives who also descended from that Irishman, including a Vietnam veteran, a school nurse and a displeased Arizona Republican

NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama found out years ago he had an Irish ancestor who fled the potato famine in 1850.


The sedative is part of a three-drug cocktail used in executions that has been in short supply since the sole U.S. manufacturer stopped making it

ATLANTA (AP) -- All Georgia executions are off after federal drug agents seized the state's supply of a sedative used in lethal injections that has been challenged by capital punishment critics and death-row inmates


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