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The Latest: Oregon Republicans Missing for Second Day

Republican senators in Oregon engaged in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Friday with Democratic lawmakers and prepared to remain absent from the Capitol for a second day

Trail Blazers Select Nassir Little With 25th Pick

The Portland Trail Blazers selected North Carolina forward Nassir Little with the 25th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

High Court Avoids New Case Over Same-sex Wedding Cake

The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.

Milwaukie Family Files Tort Claim

Grade-school instructor told kids they were lucky not to be picking cotton

NEWS BRIEFS

Chief Outlaw Relaxes Police Officer Hiring Standards

The Portland Police Bureau is experiencing a staffing shortage, as it currently has 128 officer vacancies, with a large number of...

Portland Winter Light Festival 2020 Now Accepting Art Submissions

Portland Winter Light Festival 2020 is now accepting art submissions for the annual event ...

National African American Reparations Commission, ACLU to Host Forum on Reparations

Forum to Follow Congressional Hearing on Bill to Form a Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals ...

Must-See Shows Open in OSF Outdoor Theatre

New shows are Alice in Wonderland, Macbeth and All’s Well That Ends Well. ...

Roosevelt High School Students Earn National Recognition for Resiliency

Students from Roosevelt High School who recently started a storytelling and resiliency-building initiative have been invited to...

Pilot who died in Oregon float plane crash identified

SUNRIVER, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot who died in a single-engine amphibious plane crash into Oregon's Deschutes River.Rescue divers found Kevin Padrick dead after the plane took off from Sunriver Airport then flipped onto its top and submerged Saturday.The Deschutes...

2 men found shot, dead in rural Washington state

AMBOY, Wash. (AP) — A homicide investigation is under way after sheriff's deputies found the bodies of two men in rural Washington state.The Clark County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrived at a home in Amboy Saturday night and found the two bodies. A news release Sunday says it appears...

OPINION

Creative + Strategic = Effective Movements for Change

Author and Editor Rivera Sun says if you want to make change, think outside the protest box. ...

Mayor Dyer and Chief Mina Accused of Excessive Force in Lawsuit: What Has Changed?

During an arrest in 2015 of bank department executive, Noel Carter, who happens to be a Black man was viciously and brutally beaten along Orange Avenue early in the morning. ...

U.S. Attempt to Erase Harriet Tubman

Traitors like Jefferson Davis and other Confederates are memorialized while a woman who risked her life time and again to free enslaved people is simply dismissed. ...

Watching a Father and Son

You must have seen this video of a father speaking with his pre-verbal son about the season finale of Empire. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.Hussle,...

A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.____— Video of the year: Childish Gambino, "This Is America"— Best female R&B/pop artist: Beyoncé— Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno...

The Latest: Nipsey Hussle honored with award at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local):8:20 p.m.The late Nipsey Hussle was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards.Rapper T.I. presented the posthumous award Sunday to his family that...

ENTERTAINMENT

'Michael Jackson drug' still prompts curiosity from patients

It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson.Most are no longer afraid of it, doctors say, though many still ask if they will get "the Michael Jackson drug" before an operation. And most of them...

Dave Bartholomew, co-wrote 'Ain't That a Shame," dies at 100

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," has died. He was 100.Bartholomew, a member of the Songwriters Hall of...

Michael Jackson's popularity endures, even after new scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The documentary "Leaving Neverland" presented a disturbing depiction of Michael Jackson as a child molester, but the initial wave of negative publicity hasn't greatly diminished the King of Pop's image or the enduring popularity of his music.Many believe Jackson's musical...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi...

50 years later, the moon is still great for business

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make a buck off the...

New technology helps search teams find people in wilderness

HONOLULU (AP) — Yesenia D'Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into a remote...

Thai cave boys mark year since ordeal with Buddhist rites

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach who grabbed global attention last...

Hunt steps up attacks on Johnson in UK leadership contest

LONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stepped up his attacks Monday on front-runner Boris Johnson in...

Trash Mountain: Abandoned tents add to detritus on Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — After every party it's time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The...

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JOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A rocket fired at a Muslim school in the central Nigerian city Jos killed a 10-year-old boy on Tuesday, a military spokesman said, in what appeared to be the latest outburst of religious violence in the West African nation.

The rocket missed the main school building and hit a nearby house instead, killing the boy, said Capt. Salisu Mustapha. He said a rocket-propelled grenade was used in the attack, but he had no further information on who might have carried out the attack. No arrests were made.

Jos, the capital of Plateau state, is reeling from religious violence.

The radical Islamist sect Boko Haram previously claimed responsibility for bomb attacks on Christian churches in the city and the state. It also claimed responsibility last week for attacks that saw hundreds of assailants storm a dozen predominantly Christian villages in the state, killing about 60.

Overall, Boko Haram is held responsible for more than 630 deaths this year alone according to an Associated Press count.

The sect has been trying to fan religious conflict with its attacks often focusing on areas with religious tensions and a history of reprisal attacks in this oil-rich nation of more than 160 million people.

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