04-28-2017  3:17 am      •     
The Wake of Vanport

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Blacks have been unwilling or unable to return

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans is a smaller city than it was before Hurricane Katrina, and much of the loss in population is among blacks who have been unwilling or unable to return, Census figures released Thursday showed.


Bilzzard refuse is a mix of salt, motor oil, trash and grocery carts

BOSTON (AP) -- Imagine the East Coast's largest cities mixing a brew of salt, motor oil, trash and grocery carts and dumping it into rivers and harbors.


NASA confirmed late Friday morning that Kelly will be aboard Endeavour as commander

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will head to space in April, a stunning decision coming almost one month to the day that his wife was shot through the head.


Survey doesn't count smallest businesses, self-employed,

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The unemployment rate is sinking at the fastest pace in half a century because a surprisingly large number of people say they're finding work.


President urges 'a spirit of civility' in Washington following the shooting of a congresswoman

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Thursday that his faith has deepened during his two years in the White House


The U.S. criticizes 'a concerted attempt to intimidate the press'

CAIRO (AP) -- Foreign journalists were beaten with sticks and fists by pro-government mobs on the streets Cairo on Thursday and dozens were reported detained by security forces in what the U.S. called a concerted attempt to intimidate the press.


The 2,000-mile-long storm crushes buildings with ice, snow

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) -- An enormous winter storm left Midwesterners shivering in its frozen footprint and crushed snow-laden buildings in the Northeast


Al-Fatiha even targets Islamic centers, where intolerance runs high

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Whenever Nicole Garcia visited gay-friendly churches with large numbers of Hispanic people in the congregation, she would check the brochures and other materials geared toward gay churchgoers and their families and usually find a common theme.


New software will reveal outline of body, objects in question

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal aviation officials are giving airport scanners another try. This time, they are not looking as closely under traveler's clothes. The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday began testing a new, more modest body scanning system at three airports. They hope it will assuage critics' concerns that the nearly 500 full-body scanners at 78 airports reveal too much.


One to two feet are falling, paralyzing transport corridors

CHICAGO (AP) -- A massive storm billed as the worst in decades barreled toward the northeast Wednesday, leaving vast swaths from Chicago to New York paralyzed by snow and ice, stranding hundreds of motorists all night and shuttering airports and schools.


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