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School's out: Chicago teachers strike, 1st day deal unlikely

Oct. 17, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking teachers marched in picket lines outside hundreds of Chicago schools on Thursday after their union and city officials failed to reach a contract deal in the nation's third-largest school district, canceling classes for more than 300,000 students for the duration of a walkout that...

With final name, authorities ID all 4 slain in NYC beating

Oct. 17, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have now identified all four men beaten to death as they slept on the streets of Manhattan's Chinatown earlier this month. After working for nearly two weeks to determine one man's name, the city medical examiner's office said Thursday he was 39-year-old Florencio Moran. He had...

Report: More homeless people killed in Multnomah County

Oct. 17, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ten homeless people were killed in Multnomah County in 2018 - the highest number since the county started tracking these deaths eight years ago. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the number of deaths from homicidal violence doubled from the five recorded in 2015, which had previously...

10 homeless people killed in 2018 in Multnomah County

Oct. 16, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ten homeless people were killed in Portland's Multnomah County in 2018 which is the highest number since the county started tracking the deaths eight years ago. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the number of deaths from homicidal violence doubled from the five recorded in 2015, which...

Editorials from around Oregon

Oct. 16, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ The East Oregonian, Oct. 15, on getting flu shots: Imagine if every year the U.S. military suffered thousands of causalities in some foreign conflict. It is a difficult and chilling scenario. Fortunately, no such war exists, but every year seasonal flu and its...

Homeless campers not told of toxic chemicals found at site

Oct. 14, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — This past summer, city of Seattle officials sent a warning to about 60 of its employees: They may have been exposed to toxic chemical compounds during a January cleanup of a Sodo homeless encampment. One police officer who worked the scene went on to file a $10 million claim against the city...

Homeless man indicted in New York City beating deaths

Oct. 11, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man accused of beating four other homeless men to death while they slept on a New York City Street has been indicted by a grand jury. Randy Santos was not in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday for a brief session with prosecutors. He was being held at Bellevue Hospital Center for...

Owner of never-used Wapato Jail says time to demolish

Oct. 11, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The frustrated owner of North Portland's never-used Wapato Jail has announced he will bulldoze the facility unless someone comes up with funding to convert the facility into a homeless shelter in the next two weeks. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Jordan Schnitzer, president of...

Sanders never considered leaving race after heart attack

Oct. 10, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders said Thursday that he never considered dropping out of the presidential race after suffering a heart attack last week and characterized his recovery as "so far, so very good" despite acknowledging that the incident left his heart "with some damage." In an interview with CNN...

'We're not alone' - 'Sesame Street' tackles addiction crisis

Oct. 9, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Sesame Street" is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it's tackling the opioid crisis. Sesame Workshop is exploring the backstory of Karli, a bright green, yellow-haired friend of Elmo's whose mother is battling addiction. The initiative is part of the...