Topic: Portland (Oregon)
Readers write in to join the dialogue on whether the US military still has a clear purpose.
07/25/2011 11:00 am
Groupon's success causes credit-card giant to initiate daily deals program: Groupon-like offers, but you don't have to pay upfront.
07/19/2011 10:49 am
Jon Anderson keeps his summer tour smaller and more intimate than his former band Yes, who are hitting the road with classic rock legends Styx. The former Yes lead singer begins his tour July 9 at the Vancouver Island Musicfest in Canada.
07/07/2011 06:06 pm
The use of informants and sting operations has become a major tool in the fight against domestic terrorism, illustrated in the arrest of two men charged with plotting an attack on a military facility.
06/24/2011 06:57 pm
Passions are high. Crowds are big. Alcohol is consumed. That can be the toxic mix that sparks rioting at or after big sporting events – a phenomenon that can feed on itself by drawing in those who are at first bystanders, experts say. The history of fans turning rabid is a long one, with a new chapter added Wednesday night in Vancouver, where street riots erupted toward the end of pro hockey’s Stanley Cup final. No deaths were reported, but more than 100 people were injured, according to the Toronto Sun. Here are five notable riots linked to sporting events through history.
06/16/2011 06:15 pm
In Pictures Paying at the pump
A solar flare erupted from the sun's surface Tuesday, but the star of the solar storm was something much larger – a coronal mass ejection. It is distorting Earth's magnetic field and will produce the northern lights (and southern lights) tonight.
06/08/2011 06:58 pm
In Pictures Ode to Shaq
Home prices fell sharply during the first quarter of 2011, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index. The 'double dip' means they dropped below their Great Recession low point, reached in early 2009.
05/31/2011 02:55 pm
The number of books we buy is not the same thing as the number of books we read.
05/31/2011 12:57 pm