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1 dead, 1 injured in NE Portland shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say one person is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a Northeast Portland home.The Portland Police Bureau says officers responded to a report of gunfire Thursday afternoon.Police say officers found one person dead and one injured. The injured person...

Student removed from school after online comment about guns

NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — Police responded to North Bend High School and contacted a student in the cafeteria after receiving a report that the 14-year-old boy had responded to a discussion about cyberbullying with "I'll bring the guns."North Bend Police Chief Robert Kappelman said in a...

Missouri hires former Tech DC David Gibbs, promotes McGee

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has hired former Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs as an assistant coach.Gibbs spent the last four seasons in Lubbock and the Red Raiders in 2017 led the Big 12 and ranked sixth nationally with 29 forced turnovers. From 2013-17, Gibbs' defenses at...

Correction: Liberty Bowl story

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Monday about the Liberty Bowl, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Oklahoma State set a Liberty Bowl record by gaining 637 total yards. Missouri gained 637 total yards to set the record.A corrected version of the story is below:Oklahoma State edges...

OPINION

Remembering Dr. King and “The Other America”

Now 51 years since his assassination, Dr. King's words still strike a resonant chord ...

What about Cape Verdeans?

Cape Verdean-Americans are frequently ignored in discussions about Black America ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Had a Much More Radical Message Than a Dream of Racial Brotherhood

Civil rights historian Paul Harvey writes about King's radicalism and posthumous characterization as a 'civil saint' ...

Shame and Shade in Birmingham: In Praise of Angela Davis

If anyone deserves a civil rights award, Angela Davis certainly does ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, dismissing as just one perspective the shocking dashcam video of the black teenager's death that led to protests, a federal investigation of the police department...

The Latest: Prosecutor hopes case cracks 'code of silence'

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of three Chicago police officers accused of trying to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald (all times local):4:05 p.m.A prosecutor says she's disappointed by a judge's acquittal of three Chicago officers accused of trying to cover up the 2014...

Lawsuit: Student told her skin was 'too dark' to perform

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A black student has filed a lawsuit against a Kansas school district alleging she was prevented from performing with her high school's dance team after being told her skin was "too dark" and would clash with the color of the team's costumes.Camille Sturdivant also...

ENTERTAINMENT

And the nominees won't be (but should be) ...

NEW YORK (AP) — By its nature, awards season tends to winnow a field of films and performances until many of the same names are read week after week, award show after award show, leading up to the Academy Awards. It's a process that always leaves deserving nominees left out for lack of buzz,...

Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards.The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys...

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83.Bill Reichblum, Oliver's literary executor, said she died Thursday at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida. The...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Sorry America, team you love to hate headed to Super Bowl

NOT THEM AGAIN!Sorry America — at least outside of New England — but the team you love to hate is...

Netflix has no plans to cut 'Bird Box' scene despite outcry

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix's post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box" is drawing criticism for using footage...

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one.The moon,...

Thousands protest against al-Bashir's rule across Sudan

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Thursday in cities across Sudan, including the...

From New Orleans to Tehran: Life of detained Iran newscaster

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — She is largely unknown in the United States. But the American...

China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending

BEIJING (AP) — Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public...

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