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Resignation of Oregon Public Records Advocate Stirs Doubts

Ginger McCall says Brown's general counsel pressured her to secretly advocate for governor's office

‘It’s OK to Struggle’

Two families break the silence on suicide and mental health

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New Cleveland High Principal Looks Ahead

Leo Lawyer replaces Ayesha Freeman, who resigned last year after a vote of no-confidence from staff

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YouTube Originals Debuts Michelle Obama’s Reacher College Prep Course

‘A Student’s Guide to Your First Year of College’ debuted last week ...

Filmmaker Lynne Siefert Wins 2019 Betty Bowen Award

Anthony White and Andrea Joyce Heimer also recognized ...

Doctors Without Borders Brings Traveling Speaker Series to Portland, OR

MSF aid worker Karen Stewart will talk about her experiences working around the globe ...

Ex-security guard gets 7 years for racist rant, attack

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former private security guard has been sentenced to over seven years in prison after he harassed a Muslim family, broke a Latina woman's hand with a metal baton and pepper-sprayed two people during a racist attack in Southwest Portland.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports...

Mother of teen who died on Boy Scouts trip sues for M

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a Corvallis teen who died on a camping trip has sued Boy Scouts of America for million.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed earlier this month in Lane County Circuit Court, Nolan Henderson died in October...

Missouri scores in all phases in 50-0 victory over SEMO

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After a humbling performance in the season opener, Missouri's defense has taken out its frustration on two straight opponents, including a 50-0 shutout of Southeast Missouri on Saturday night.The Tigers (2-1) held the Redhawks (1-2) to 94 total yards."Our defense played...

Missouri aims for complete game as SEMO rolls into town

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Southeast Missouri State coach Tom Matukewicz probably cringed just a little bit when he watched film of Missouri's first-half destruction of rebuilding West Virginia last week.Then he probably cringed a little more when he watched the second half.The Tigers bounced back...

OPINION

Despite U.S. Open Loss, Serena Williams Is Still the Greatest of All Time

Serena Williams lost her bid for what would have been her sixth U.S. Open Singles title ...

Do Black Kids Deserve This Treatment in School?

Three White Pearland ISD employees are named in a federal lawsuit after humiliating a 13-year-old Black student by blackening his scalp with a Sharpie ...

Why I’m Visiting the Border

People of color are feeling less safe today and any day when we see the realities of domestic terrorism and racially-motivated acts of violence ...

Why Lady Liberty Weeps

The original concept was to have Lady Liberty holding a broken shackle and chain in her left hand, to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

100 losses no novelty this year; same with 100 wins

The Baltimore Orioles might lose 110 games and still not end up with the No. 1 pick in the draft.That race, so to speak, is pretty unforgiving this year.The Orioles (49-101) split a four-game series at Detroit (45-104) that matched the teams with the two worst records in baseball, and as far as...

Pizza company increases gift to historically black college

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Papa John's pizza has increased the funds it is giving to a historically black college.News outlets report the Louisville, Kentucky-based company's offer of ,000 fell through after Papa John's disgraced founder John Schnatter had announced he was making a jumi million...

Arizona artists win suit over same-sex wedding invitations

PHOENIX (AP) — The free speech rights of two Christian artists who make wedding invitations were violated by an anti-discrimination ordinance in Phoenix that makes it illegal to refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday.The 4-3 decision...

ENTERTAINMENT

Celebs to read bedtime story to help fight homelessness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith and Dame Helen Mirren will read a bedtime story during a one-night fundraising event to help fight global homelessness.Smith and Mirren will each tell their story from different locations during the World's Big Sleep Out on Dec. 7. The campaign will encourage...

Actress Jessica Hecht's Emmy night comes down to the dress

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Hecht, the "Special" actress, inherited at least a couple of things from her mother: "I'm lucky to be sample size. My mother gave me many gifts and this was a very specific one."That, she laughed, and "a lot of neurosis."Being a size 2 came in handy as Hecht was...

The New York Times faces questions over Kavanaugh story

NEW YORK (AP) — Between an offensive tweet and a significant revision, The New York Times' handling of a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh attracted almost as much attention as the accusation itself.The story also gave President Donald Trump and...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Back to basics: Congress tries to keep government lights on

WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is that it doesn't look like a bitterly polarized Washington will stumble...

In leaderless Hong Kong movement, Joshua Wong just 1 voice

HONG KONG (AP) — Overseas, Joshua Wong has emerged as a prominent face of Hong Kong's months-long protests...

Trump rallies backers in New Mexico in bid to turn state red

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a pocketbook appeal for reelection in the...

Split emerges in Venezuela opposition over talks with gov't

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A minority group of opposition parties in Venezuela agreed Monday to enter...

Brazil's environmental workers tell of decline before fires

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As fires burn across the Brazilian Amazon, the vast state of Amazonas has been among...

Noise but no breakthrough as Johnson, Juncker talk Brexit

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg's leader on a visit to...

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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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