Updated at 12:19 PM

Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting was not completely pushed aside.

Updated at 11:58 AM

They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet. They sent us into joyful celebration or left us in anguished disbelief. When we look back at 2014, these are some of the games — not to mention stock car races, tennis finals...

Posted at 6:00 AM

Somalia is seeking to renegotiate an agreement that gives a company run by former British soldiers sole control over one of the world's richest fishing grounds off the longest coastline in Africa.

Updated Dec 27, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Christmas snows dumped just enough good snow to keep the Mount Ashland Ski Area open through the weekend, thanks largely to cold temperatures helping the pray-for-snow crowd get a foothold on their new season.The 11 inches that fell...

Posted Dec 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Saturday, Dec. 27Jacksonville Victorian Christmas: Experience Christmas from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in December at the historic Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. The theme will be a Victorian...

Posted Dec 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Southern Oregon University officials hope the Raiders' national championship in football will generate a "Flutie effect" in academic recruiting. There may be some benefit, and we hope there is, although it's a bit of a stretch to equate the...

Posted Dec 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

When I’m in the company of friends, I listen with interest to the details of their vacations and the lives of their offspring. But when they send me such information in year-end family newsletters, it seems flat. There’s more depth...

Posted Dec 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Deborah and I recently received an expensively produced fund appeal from the Wounded Warrior Project. It called to mind a subject that interests me: the roles and effectiveness of philanthropy.I’ve long been involved in private...

Posted Dec 26, 2014 at 10:05 PM

After much ado, the controversial film The Interview finally found its way into theaters on Christmas Day. But did all the publicity help to keep the cash registers ringing? Not exactly.The Interview, the film that...

Posted Dec 27, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Melvin L. Morgan Melvin L. Morgan, 84, of Phoenix, Ore. passed away Thursday, December 25, 2014 at Skylark Memory Care in Ashland, Ore. Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Oregon. www.litwillersimonsen.com

Updated Dec 27, 2014 at 12:16 AM

When Austin Dodge delivered a picture-perfect 36-yard touchdown pass to Dylan Young to put the finishing touches on Southern Oregon’s 55-31 NAIA national championship victory over Marian, the Raiders may have secured much more than a shiny...

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