Today in History

Today is Thursday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2013. There are 138 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 15, 1969, th…

Rio Olympics coordinating chief resigns

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the public body coordinating planning for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has resigned, raising concer…

salem fracking

Salem hosts fracking forum

The Salem Planning Commission already has approved an ordinance aiming to ban fracking in areas not zoned “heavy industrial.” The measure st…