Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, March 18, the 77th day of 2018. There are 288 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1963, the Supreme Court, in Gideon v. Wainwright, ruled unanimously that state courts … Read more

Kate Wilhelm was a prolific science fiction writer who lived in Eugene

Kate Wilhelm, a prolific, prizewinning author of science fiction and mystery novels, died on March … Read more

Russians to vote on 4th term for Putin

MOSCOW — Russians are expected hand Vladimir Putin an easy victory in Sunday’s presidential election, … Read more

Woman kiled in the Oaks mall in Calif.

LOS ANGELES — A man shot and killed his ex-wife and then shot himself in … Read more

Collapse puts spotlight on building technique

As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, … Read more

Youths will push for ban on assault rifles

SALEM — A movement to ban assault rifles in Oregon was launched in a Portland … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, March 17, the 76th day of 2018. There are 289 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1968, a peaceful anti-Vietnam War protest in London was followed by a riot … Read more

Pentagon: 7 killed in U.S. copter crash in Iraq

BAGHDAD — All seven service members aboard a U.S. helicopter that crashed in Iraq were … Read more

Caller reported cracks before collapse

A lead engineer responsible for a pedestrian bridge that collapsed near Miami left a voicemail … Read more

FBI’s McCabe is fired a little more than 24 hours before he could retire

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew … Read more

Helicopter flights with open doors grounded

NEW YORK — Federal regulators, spurred by a deadly helicopter crash into a river, ordered … Read more

Teacher who accidentally fired gun at school apologizes

The high school teacher in Monterey County, California, who accidentally fired a gun during a … Read more

Report: Trump ready to replace McMaster

President Donald Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and … Read more

U.S. slaps Russia with sanctions, accusing it of power grid plot

WASHINGTON — In its toughest challenge to Russia to date, the Trump administration accused Moscow … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Friday, March 16, the 75th day of 2018. There are 290 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1968, the My Lai massacre took place during the Vietnam War as U.S. … Read more

New adviser Kudlow backs Trump on trade

WASHINGTON — Larry Kudlow, the incoming White House economic adviser, said he believes President Donald … Read more

Around the world

Trump Hotels complaint in Panama — Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s family hotel business threatened … Read more

Featured obit: Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, pediatrician, author

CHICAGO — Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, one of the world’s most well-known pediatricians and child … Read more

Featured obit: Two legendary surfers with opposite personalities

Surfers tend to be spiritual folks. That’s why surfers worldwide thought it more than a … Read more

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died

Stephen Hawking, the British theoretical physicist who overcame a devastating neurological disease to probe the … Read more

To boost sports performance, grunt, a new study suggests

Emitting a high-decibel grunt or squeal while striking a backhand or uncorking a swirling roundhouse … Read more

In replacing Tillerson, Trump turns to loyalists

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump ousted on Tuesday his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, the … Read more

National Geographic confronts past: ‘For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist’

Months ago, when National Geographic set out to make race the sole focus of its … Read more

Berkeley student lives in tiny trailer with 3 siblings

HAYWARD, Calif. — Ismael Chamu wakes up at sunrise, shivering in the drizzly morning’s chill. … Read more

Featured obit: Rapper Craig Mack wrote a hip-hop classic

Craig Mack, known for first putting Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy record label on the … Read more

Science notes: Discovery of a penguin supercolony

Plus: cells that eat and regurgitate tattoos

The cells that eat and regurgitate your tattoos We think of tattoos as fixed adornments. … Read more

A Soviet nerve agent unleashed in Britain

LONDON — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and … Read more

Draft Republican report: No collusion with Russia

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have completed a draft report concluding there … Read more

Around the world

Democrats seek Russian extraditions — Top Democratic leaders in the House and Senate implored President … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2018. There are 293 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1928, at least 400 people died when the San Francisquito Canyon in Southern … Read more

Sessions: Prosecute gun buyers who lie on background checks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that U.S. attorneys will more aggressively enforce the law … Read more

March Madness bet estimate: $10B, mostly illegal

America’s gambling industry predicts $10 billion will be bet on the March Madness college basketball … Read more

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