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NEWS BRIEFS

Measles Cases Hit 16 With More Suspected in SW Washington

Area public health agencies encourage people to reach out with questions ...

Oregon Senate President Remarks on Federal Shutdown

Senate President Peter Courtney's statement on the shutdown ...

Don’t Shoot Portland Hosts Reclaim MLK Art Event and March

Participants will be printmaking on Saturday for the march held on Sunday, Jan. 20 ...

United Weekend of Service Begins Friday

More than 1,500 volunteers to honor Dr. King’s legacy this weekend ...

Chief Outlaw to Speak at Albina Ministerial Alliance MLK Service

Outlaw to speak on theme of ‘chaos or community’ ...

Investigation continues into killing of Oregon family

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A memorial of candles, flowers and teddy bears was set upside outside a house where authorities say man killed four members of his family - including his infant daughter - at the Oregon home they shared.The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said Mark Leo Gregory Gago,...

22 confirmed cases of measles in Clark County

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Health officials now say they have 22 confirmed measles cases in Clark County since the start of the year.Clark County Public Health said Monday is also investigating three suspected cases of the infection. Officials say 19 of those infected were not immunized, while...

Missouri hires former Tech DC David Gibbs, promotes McGee

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has hired former Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs as an assistant coach.Gibbs spent the last four seasons in Lubbock and the Red Raiders in 2017 led the Big 12 and ranked sixth nationally with 29 forced turnovers. From 2013-17, Gibbs' defenses at...

Correction: Liberty Bowl story

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Monday about the Liberty Bowl, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Oklahoma State set a Liberty Bowl record by gaining 637 total yards. Missouri gained 637 total yards to set the record.A corrected version of the story is below:Oklahoma State edges...

OPINION

Remembering Dr. King and “The Other America”

Now 51 years since his assassination, Dr. King's words still strike a resonant chord ...

What about Cape Verdeans?

Cape Verdean-Americans are frequently ignored in discussions about Black America ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Had a Much More Radical Message Than a Dream of Racial Brotherhood

Civil rights historian Paul Harvey writes about King's radicalism and posthumous characterization as a 'civil saint' ...

Shame and Shade in Birmingham: In Praise of Angela Davis

If anyone deserves a civil rights award, Angela Davis certainly does ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

3 groups; many videos; many interpretations of DC encounter

A group of five black men shouting vulgar insults while protesting centuries of oppression. Dozens of white Catholic high school students visiting Washington for a rally to end abortion. And Native Americans marching to end injustice for indigenous peoples across the globe who have seen their lands...

MLK holiday offers stage for Democratic hopefuls

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage.Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., used the holiday to launch a presidential...

NAACP wants newscaster fired after Martin Luther King slur

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The NAACP wants a St. Louis-area TV station to fire a newscaster for what he called an unintentional racial slur while talking about Martin Luther King Jr.KTVI newscaster Kevin Steincross was discussing a tribute to the black civil rights leader on Jan. 17, when he referred...

ENTERTAINMENT

Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a child, Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents' home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South...

Sociologist and intellectual, Nathan Glazer, dead at 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Nathan Glazer, a prominent sociologist and public intellectual who assisted on a classic study of conformity, "The Lonely Crowd," and co-authored a groundbreaking document of non-conformity, "Beyond the Melting Pot," has died at 95.Glazer's daughter, Sarah Glazer, confirmed...

Mezzo J'Nai Bridges rising fast in opera world

NEW YORK (AP) — J'Nai Bridges was just 24 and still in school when she sang her first "Carmen" as a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2011."I was, oh, way too young," she recalls with a laugh. "It felt good back then, but it just fits like a glove now."Bridges will be trying on...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Hurdles cleared, Patriots head to 3rd straight Super Bowl

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday's AFC championship...

5 burning questions ahead of Tuesday's Oscar nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars still don't have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they'll at least have...

Kamala Harris opens presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her...

China seems to confirm scientist's gene-edited babies claim

Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist's unpublished claim that he helped make the world's first...

Tokyo court rejects Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn's bail request

TOKYO (AP) — A court in Tokyo on Tuesday rejected former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's latest request for...

Taliban attack Afghan military base, killing 12

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on a military base and police training center in a province...

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