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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

New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called "Dynamite Hill" because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and '60s.Now, after becoming the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham — on...

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...

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

Kyrie Irving scores 43, Celtics beat Raptors 123-116 in OT

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 11 straight Boston points down the stretch and scored 17 in all in the last...

Florida high school massacre panel considers recommendations

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre began discussions...

1 dead, dozens injured in French fuel taxes protests

PARIS (AP) — One protester was killed and 47 others were injured during roadblocks set up around France to...

Iraq resumes Kirkuk oil exports after yearlong pause

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq began piping oil from its fields around the disputed city of Kirkuk on Friday, more...

Man-made Czech waterways help save carp, a Christmas treat

KRCIN, Czech Republic (AP) — Czechs will have to pay more for their traditional Christmas delicacy this...

Britain says Russian contractors have no say in visa process

MOSCOW (AP) — Britain's Home Office says that the company contracted to collect visa applications in Russia...

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