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NEWS BRIEFS

Teri Bowles-Atherton Elected President of Portland Rose Festival Foundation

Nine New Members Bring Wealth of Experience to Festival Board ...

Young Audiences Will Hold a Free All Ages Concert This Sunday

Students will be engineering the sound at the Mississsippi Studios show ...

Artist Hank Willis Thomas to Have First Survey at PAM

Thomas’ first comprehensive survey will open in the fall of 2019 at the Portland Art Museum ...

Exploring Indigeneity in the 21st Century

Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger visits U of O Nov. 15 -17 for a series of free events exploring Indigeneity in the twenty-first...

Man collecting cans killed by car in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man collecting bottles and cans in Portland, Oregon, was hit and killed by a car.KOIN reports that officers responded to the scene in Northeast Portland shortly before 11:30 p.m. Thursday.An injured pedestrian was found at the scene and transported to...

Group finalizes endangered orcas proposals with ban on tours

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas has offered its full slate of recommendations to Gov. Jay Inslee ahead of the next legislative session.The group advising the governor wants to temporarily suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on those...

Tennessee seeks bowl eligibility as it hosts Missouri

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has an opportunity Saturday to show how far it has come in the last year.One year after setting a school record for losses and failing to win a single Southeastern Conference game, the Volunteers (5-5, 2-4 SEC) are a win away from bowl eligibility. A...

Guarantano's progress puts Vols on verge of bowl eligibility

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano's ability to avoid mistakes has his team on the verge of a bowl berth.Guarantano heads into Saturday's game with Missouri (6-4, 2-4 SEC) having thrown 146 straight passes since his last interception. He broke Casey Clausen's...

OPINION

Why Are So Many Americans Struggling to Save for Retirement?

Most Americans will be pinching pennies after they retire ...

Our Vote: More Than A Desire for History, The Very Strides to Make It

It wasn’t just our desire to make history in Georgia that drew us to Stacey’s campaign ...

Measuring Racial Profiling

Why it's hard to tell where police are treating minorities unfairly ...

The Beto Effect

Jeffrey Boney weighs in on the man behind the “blue wave” in Texas ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Concert pianist, Marian Anderson protege Burton-Lyles dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Blanche Burton-Lyles, a concert pianist who was mentored by pioneering opera singer Marian Anderson, has died. She was 85.Burton-Lyles died of heart failure Monday at a rehabilitation center, according to Slater Funeral Home in Philadelphia.Burton-Lyles was born and...

Julian Castro says O'Rourke's future no factor in 2020 bid

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Julian Castro said Friday that his decision about running in 2020 won't be influenced by whether Texas' other high-profile Democrat, Congressman Beto O'Rourke, also makes his own bid for the White House.Texas is a pipeline of presidential contenders, churning out several...

Holocaust scholar sues group that said he 'slandered' Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Holocaust researcher said Friday that he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland's good name with his work exploring Polish violence against Jews during World War II.Historian Jan...

ENTERTAINMENT

Criterion Collection to launch stand-alone streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — FilmStruck may be no more, but the Criterion Collection will live on as a subscription-streaming service.In an announcement that warmed the hearts of cinephiles everywhere, Criterion said Friday that it has reached an agreement with WarnerMedia to launch the Criterion Channel...

William Goldman, Oscar winner for 'Butch Cassidy,' has died

NEW YORK (AP) — William Goldman, the screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring "Nobody knows anything," has died. He was 87.Goldman's...

Spirit Awards heap noms on 'Eighth Grade,' 'First Reformed'

NEW YORK (AP) — The 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards showered nominations on Bo Burnham's coming-of-age tale "Eighth Grade," Lynne Ramsay's existentialist thriller "You Were Never Really Here" and Paul Schrader's religious drama "First Reformed" in nominees announced Friday .Each scored...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Pelosi meets with freshmen Democrats key to speakership bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi met privately Friday with several newly-elected Democrats who could be...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is...

Review: 'Creed II' goes more than the distance. It's a KO

The weight of legacy hangs heavily over "Creed II." Not just for most of the characters, who must come to grips...

Cyclone kills 13 in southern India, 80K people evacuated

NEW DELHI (AP) — A cyclone hit the coast of southern India on Friday, killing at least 13 people, damaging...

Last Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide, get life terms

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The last surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia in the...

A look at Americans who have been detained in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it is expelling American Bruce Byron Lowrance after he slipped...

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