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NORTHWEST NEWS

Oregon is One of 23 States to Sue Trump on Air Quality Rules

The Trump administration has revoked California's right to set auto emission rules: let battle commence...

New Treasurer Steps In At Multnomah Dems

Self-described ‘boring guy’ Dean Price steps in amid party tensions

Governor's Lawyer Declines Court Nod Amid Uproar

Misha Isaak has declined his appointment by Gov. Kate Brown to the Court of Appeals after the state's public records advocate accused him of unethical behavior

NEWS BRIEFS

Mac Group Returns to GFO Sept. 25

User group to cover email, iCloud and more ...

Johnell Bell Named to National Small Business Leadership Council

Portland small business owner joins National Economic Development Association ...

Buffalo Soldier Dedication to Be Held at Fort Vancouver on Saturday, Sept. 21

The installation will be the first African-American memorial in the city of Vancouver ...

Africa-America Institute Set to Honor Angola, New York Times Magazine, and Netflix Film During 35th Annual Awards Gala

New York City’s premiere Africa event takes place during the week of the United Nations General Assembly’s 73rd session. ...

YouTube Originals Debuts Michelle Obama’s Reacher College Prep Course

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

University study says wind turbines threaten migrating bats

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Pacific Northwest bat that that migrates south for the winter faces a serious threat from wind turbines, according to a study by the by Oregon State University-Cascades.The study concludes that the hoary bat faces an uncertain future because its numbers have declined by...

Army Corps awards Columbia River jetty repair contract

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The federal government has awarded a 0 million contract for repair of a jetty that protects the mouth of the Columbia River.The Astorian reports heavy marine contractor J.E. McAmis was awarded the contract to repair the South Jetty over five years.The company will...

Studious Garrett helps Missouri rout South Carolina

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — As Missouri senior linebacker Cale Garrett prepared to answer reporters' questions after a 34-14 victory over South Carolina on Saturday, he reached for the remote control clicker on the table in front of him in the Tigers' meeting room. For a football film buff, it's a...

Missouri uses opportunistic defense to beat South Carolina

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's defense scored the easy way and the hard way as the Tigers beat South Carolina 34-14 on Saturday.Linebacker Cale Garrett recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown and safety Ronnell Perkins returned an interception 100 yards for another score for the...

OPINION

Why Would HUD Gut Its Own Disparate Impact Rule?

"You can’t expand housing rights by limiting civil protections. The ’D’ in HUD doesn’t stand for ‘Discrimination’" ...

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 ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

FIFA president: Racism in Italian stadiums 'very serious'

PARMA, Italy (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino labeled the situation of racism inside Italian soccer stadiums "very serious" following the latest incident of offensive chants.A 2-2 draw between Atalanta and Fiorentina on Sunday was suspended briefly during the first half due to racist...

Pompeo: Resist China's demands to repatriate fleeing Uighurs

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — America's top diplomat says Central Asian nations should reject Chinese demands to repatriate ethnic minorities to China, where they face repression.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) says Beijing's detention of Uighur (WEE'-gur) Muslims in western China has...

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob.The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It's impossible...

ENTERTAINMENT

'Believe her' -Michelle Williams urges respect for women

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Williams said in her Emmy winning speech that women need to be listened to and fairly compensated for their work.She said her win was an acknowledgement "of what is possible when a woman is trusted to discern her own needs, feel safe enough to voice them and feel...

Pink and red combos, Hollywood gold on the Emmys carpet

NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus stunned in classic Hollywood gold, Zendaya donned an emerald silk gown with a provocative corset top and Kerry Washington went for sparkly black tuxedo pants on the Emmy Awards' purple carpet, where pink-and-red combination looks and glittery chokers were...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus comes short of making Emmy history

NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has come short of making Emmy history for the most overall acting wins.The "Veep" actress Sunday lost her shot at a ninth statuette as an actress, losing the best comedy crown to Phoebe Waller-Bridge of "Fleabag."Louis-Dreyfus was hoping to best Cloris...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

AP Interview: Afghan minister says police are hardest hit

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police in Afghanistan are one of the country's most-criticized security forces,...

In gun buyback talk, how do you round up so many weapons?

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's recent vow to take away people's AR-15 and AK-47 rifles raised...

At UN General Assembly, Iran and US historically at odds

Iran has often commanded center stage at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders, turning the organization's...

World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate summit

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn't...

AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan...

Nobel laureate starts fund for survivors of sexual violence

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize-winning surgeon whose hospital in war-torn Congo has treated...

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The Associated Press

Republican and Democratic senators have reached a deal on a scaled-down bill to help 9/11 first responders who became sick from having worked in the dust of the World Trade Center.

Congressional aides close to the negotiations tell The Associated Press that the deal calls for providing up to $4 billion in health care and economic aid over five years to first responders and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks.

The aides — three Democratic and one Republican — verified the deal Wednesday but said they couldn't talk about it openly.

The measure is about $2 billion less than the bill proposed earlier this week by Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.

Both the Senate and the House were expected to vote on the measure later Wednesday.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

The Senate is headed for a key test vote on a bill that would provide up $6.2 billion to aid people who became sick after being exposed to toxins at the World Trade Center ruins.

Bill supporters say they're confident they have the 60 votes needed to prevail on the vote expected Wednesday. But they worry that Republicans who oppose the measure could try to stall a final vote as the holidays near and Congress' lame duck session winds down.

The bill would provide medical and economic benefits over 10 years to survivors and responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

It also would have to be approved by the House. New York lawmakers are pressing the House to remain in session for the vote.

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