PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police officers who encountered a loaded gun in a backpack next to a Northeast Portland 7-Eleven faced a quandary: Just…
People carry signs during a protest against Monsanto in Montpelier, Vt. on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Marches and rallies against seed giant Monsanto were held across the U.S. and in dozens of other countries Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Collier)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
FAMED CONDUCTOR DIES–In this May 9, 2002 file photo, James DePreist, talks about his conducting career as he sits in his high rise apartment overlooking downtown Portland. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens) by Steven Dubois Associated Press Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — James DePreist, one of the first African-American conductors and a National Medal of Arts winner, died Friday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., his manager Jason Bagdade said.