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NEWS BRIEFS

Komen Brings Mobile Mammography Van to North Portland

Mobile mammograms will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20; registration is required ...

Multnomah County Community Involvement Survey

Provide anonymous feedback and help Multnomah County offer efficient community services ...

Adam Bock’s Black Comedy 'A Life' Opens at The Armory

'A Life' begins preview performances on September 29 ...

Portland Housing Bureau Announces Upcoming Public Meetings

Housing Advisory Committee, Housing Bond Oversight Committee, others to meet in October ...

PBOT Announces Upcoming Focus Groups

Agency seeks feedback on Lloyd to Woodlawn Greenway, scooters and affordable housing ...

Oregon Capitol's famous cherry trees may get the ax

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The famous flowering cherry trees that bloom each spring in front of Oregon's Capitol may get the ax.State officials say the trees' roots might be causing damage to the roof of the underground parking structure below and if so, the trees will need to be removed, The...

Junction City man arrested on explosives-making charges

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — A Junction City man is facing charges that he was manufacturing explosive devices inside his home.The Register-Guard reports a man was charged Sunday with two felony counts of possession of a destructive device, one felony count of manufacturing a destructive...

No. 2 Georgia clears another SEC hurdle at Missouri, 43-29

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart learned plenty in his days as an assistant under Alabama's Nick Saban.Among those lessons was a tendency to nitpick victories. After the second-ranked Bulldogs beat Missouri 43-29, Smart bemoaned his defense's inability to stop the run and some...

No. 2 Georgia prepared for high-powered Missouri offense

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Georgia's defense has been so good this season it has some opposing quarterbacks in awe."It's almost fun to watch when you're watching tape," Missouri quarterback Drew Lock said this week. "They're extremely athletic in the secondary. They're not going to let you chuck...

OPINION

Fair Housing’s Unfinished 50-Year Journey

Just as President Johnson stated 50 years ago, “We have come some of the way, not near all of it. There is much yet to do" ...

Jim Crow 2018

Jeffrey Boney says Black voting rights are under attack in America ...

Black Wave Sweeping Across the State of Florida

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Black man, saw the Florida primary election from a different lens ...

Black Political Excellence

What's exciting about today's Black political excellence is that it represents a generational changing of the guard ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Defense pathologists questions accuracy of teen's autopsy

CHICAGO (AP) — A defense expert in the trial of a white police officer charged with murder in the death of Laquan McDonald on Wednesday criticized the official autopsy results in testimony that seemed to contradict what video of the 2014 shooting shows.Forensic pathologist Shaku Teas...

Mandela's widow urges world: put egos aside and end violence

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nelson Mandela's widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world."History will judge you should you stagnate too long in...

Correction: Bill Cosby-Legacy story

In a story Sept. 23 about the legacy of Bill Cosby, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote from Keon McGuire, an education professor, to Jon Francois, a radio deejay.A corrected version of the story is below:Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over his legacyBill Cosby...

ENTERTAINMENT

Lawyer: Mental illness led to Fyre Festival promoter's crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer says mental illness caused the promoter of a failed music festival to rip off investors and commit other crimes.Attorney Randall Jackson urged a Manhattan judge Friday to be lenient at Billy McFarland's October sentencing.McFarland pleaded guilty earlier this year to...

Rockers Blondie to play Cuba on four-day cultural exchange

Blondie will be playing two nights in Cuba next March as part of a four-day cultural exchange program, and fans can come along.The iconic rock group announced Monday that they will play two concerts during their March 14-18 visit in Havana, which will also feature Cuban musicians Alain Perez, David...

Celine Dion to end Las Vegas concert residency next year

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas will soon have to find a way to go on without Celine Dion, who announced Monday that her concert residency will end next year.The Canadian music star took to social media to confirm that she will leave Caesars Palace in June 2019, a decision that brought "mixed...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Newly released records show lead-up to parking lot shooting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities on Monday released hundreds of new pages in the case of a...

Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for...

Mandela's widow urges world: put egos aside and end violence

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nelson Mandela's widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put...

Greece: Drones used to spot tax cheats on Santorini

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Tax authorities say they have used surveillance drones in Greece for the first time...

The Latest: Greek minister denies claims over migrant funds

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):8:30 p.m.Greece's defense minister is...

Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflict

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To the Indonesian government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting...

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