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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...

Human foot found in boat ramp dumpster southwest of Portland

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a human foot was found in a dumpster at a boat ramp southwest of Portland.KATU-TV reports authorities responded Friday morning after someone reported finding the foot at Rogers Landing Park in Newberg while looking for returnable...

Group finalizes endangered orcas proposals with ban on tours

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas is calling for a temporary ban on boat tours as part of a slate of recommendations to Gov. Jay Inslee ahead of the next legislative session.The group wants to suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on...

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

First African-American top network executive exiting ABC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will be stepping down.Her decision announced Friday comes amid ABC corporate parent Walt Disney Co.'s pending...

Dem's lobbying work draws GOP ire in Mississippi Senate race

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans in Mississippi's intensifying U.S. Senate race are slamming Democrat Mike Espy's lobbying work for an African leader who was later deposed and charged with crimes against humanity.Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and a GOP campaign group have launched ads...

Lawyer: FBI erred in tying man to synagogue massacre suspect

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities misrepresented a social media connection between the suspect in last month's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre and a man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior after the shooting to the FBI, a defense attorney said Friday.A public defender...

ENTERTAINMENT

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...

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 with their own family histories. But also for the filmmakers, tasked with making a sequel to a successful spin-off of a beloved franchise. It would put any film on the ropes. Not this...

First African-American top network executive exiting ABC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will be stepping down.Her decision announced Friday comes amid ABC corporate parent Walt Disney Co.'s pending...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' film finally in theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Alan Elliott was at the Telluride Film Festival, prepared to unveil the...

Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother's house

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can move out of his mother's...

Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the...

Argentina: Submarine missing a year found deep in Atlantic

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's navy announced early Saturday that searchers found the missing...

Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the...

Social media eases worries for migrants, families back home

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — There was cake at little Brithani Lizeth's third birthday party, and also...

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