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NEWS BRIEFS

NAACP Calls for Full Release of Mueller Report

Barr Summary not enough, says President and CEO Derrick Johnson ...

E-Scooters Coming Back to Portland in April

PBOT responds to public input, adds enforcement for sidewalk safety, as shared e-scooters return to Portland, potentially by April 26 ...

Legacy Health Expands Executive Team

Chief integration officer and chief operating officer appointments are effective April 1. ...

OHSU Film Screening: No Más Bebés Documentary

On April 16, the OHSU Center for Women's Health and the OHSU Library will be screening the Emmy nominated health care reform...

Blumenauer Invites the Public to Discuss Prescription Drug Affordability

A public forum will be held Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Madison High School. ...

Oregon state employees email accounts blocked after attack

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon state employees found themselves unable to send work emails to some outside accounts beginning last week.OregonLive/The Oregonian reported Monday that state employees were unable to send emails to many people they would otherwise correspond with due to a spam...

At least 1 dead in Hillsboro apartment fire

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say at least one person has died in an apartment fire in suburban Portland.The Hillsboro Fire Department said on Twitter Monday evening that a fire at an apartment was fatal.Hillsboro fire and police were investigating the cause of the blaze.No further...

Missouri files brief as it seeks to overturn NCAA sanctions

Missouri submitted its appeals brief to the NCAA on Monday, taking the next step in attempting to limit or overturn what it believes are overly harsh sanctions in the case of a rogue former tutor.The school argued in the 64-page brief to the NCAA's appeals committee that the penalties handed down...

Missouri appeals NCAA sanctions levied against 3 sports

Missouri filed a notice of appeal with the NCAA's committee on infractions Thursday, beginning what could be a lengthy fight of what it considers overly harsh sanctions levied against three of its programs for academic misconduct involving a former tutor.The NCAA banned the football, baseball and...

OPINION

Jobs Report Shows What ‘African Americans Have to Lose’ Under Trump

William Spriggs, a chief economist at the AFL-CIO and professor in the department of Economics at Howard University said since reaching a low of 6 percent in November, the Black unemployment rate has climbed three straight months. “Given the relationship of...

Letter to the Editor: We Must Reject Bigotry

Former President of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle says we must support the country's Muslim community ...

Mississippi Must Redraw Lines for Mississippi Delta Senate District

Federal Appeals Court rules African Americans were denied voting rights ...

Backyard Birding in Portland-A Lesson in Flight

A few minutes from our homes in North Portland, Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area is a 2000 acre natural wetland known to host over 100 species of birds. Armed with a single pair of binoculars and our eyes, we set off for adventure. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

The Latest: Israel hits Gaza Strip targets after rocket fire

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):4:30 a.m. TuesdayIsraeli forces were continuing early Tuesday to strike targets across the Gaza Strip, including the offices of Hamas' supreme leader, in response to a surprise rocket attack from the...

Foreman defends acquittal of officer for black teen's death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The foreman of a jury that acquitted a white Pennsylvania police officer of homicide said Michael Rosfeld did not know the black teen he shot was unarmed and that his decision to run after his vehicle was pulled over factored into the verdict.Juror Jesse Rawls Sr. told...

Booker to give commencement at historically black university

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is set to give the commencement address at a historically black university in the critical early primary state of South Carolina.South Carolina State University announced Monday that Booker will speak to graduates on May...

ENTERTAINMENT

'Shadows' sucks comedy from the everyday lives of vampires

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Think your roommates are a pain? Try living in a house full of vampires.They're up all night, every night. The leftovers they never bother to throw out are partly blood-sucked bodies. House meetings turn into flying bat-fights. And it all goes on for centuries.Such...

Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn't skimp on high-wattage celebrity.Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Aniston were part of a parade of A-listers who took the stage at Apple headquarters in Cupertino,...

Media takes heat following Mueller conclusions

NEW YORK (AP) — Holding a copy of the New York Times to the camera on Monday, a giddy Steve Doocy of Fox News Channel said the headline about special counsel Robert Mueller's findings in the Russia investigation "probably killed whoever had to type this."Motivated by the typical...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Money Madness: AP analysis shows growing gap in NCAA payouts

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Powered by Ja Morant's no-look passes and Dylan Windler's step-back 3s, March...

Uber acquires Mideast competitor Careem for .1 billion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday it has acquired Mideast...

The good, bad and the unknown of Apple's new services

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It took a while, but finally — and with the carefully curated help of Oprah,...

'It will get worse': Perilous times for kids hit by cyclone

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means rain. For four days that was all she...

What Next? UK lawmakers torn on fate of Brexit, and May

LONDON (AP) — Britain has just a few weeks to break its Brexit impasse, with the fate of the country's...

The Latest: Spain busts trafficking gang in northern Africa

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on migrants trying to get to Europe (all times local):10:15 a.m.Spanish...

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