Posted by Associated Press on August 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants’ threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.
Obama’s remarks affirmed that the U.S. would not change its military posture in Iraq in response to the killing …
Posted by Associated Press on August 14, 2014
Police walk through a cloud of smoke as they clash with protesters
FERGUSON, Mo. — Police on Thursday defended the use of tear gas and smoke bombs to repel protesters after another night of chaos in a St. Louis suburb following the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman said officers on Wednesday night tossed tear …
Posted by Associated Press on August 12, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.
It was no secret that the Oscar-winning actor had suffered for years from …
Posted by Associated Press on August 11, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The National Weather Service is warning of critical wildfire conditions in Oregon and southwest Washington.
The agency issued a “red flag warning” through Tuesday after hot weather increased the risk of thunderstorms. Forecasters say there could be several rounds of thunderstorms Monday night.
Crews are already fighting dozens of fires in the Northwest. The weather service says that …
Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on July 25, 2014
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PORTLAND — Fifty unaccompanied children crossed the border from Mexico to the United States relocating in Oregon. Federal officials have confirmed that the children arrived here between January 1st and July 7th. More than 200 children were relocated to Washington state, and 3,000 in California.
Federal officials have not confirmed how many of those are among the 57,000 …