Updated at 1:48 PM

PORTLAND — A former Medford police detective who specialized in investigating elder abuse has been accused of using her expertise to exploit the dementia of a Portland lawyer before his death last year.The daughter of Victor Calzaretta says in a $4 million lawsuit filed in Portland that she was in line to inherit his estate until Calzaretta married the detective, Sue Campbell, after a brief courtship. Calzaretta changed his will in 2011 to make his wife the executor and sole...

Updated at 1:12 PM

As of this year, white students are no longer the majority in U.S. public schools for the first time ever. It's a sign of things to come, to be sure. Families from all over the world are immigrating to the United States, and the white share of the...

Updated at 1:08 PM

Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched...

Posted at 1:00 PM

If you haven't been under a rock, you'll know that Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart's comedy "Get Hard" opens today. But here are the three movies that open today that are more worth your time for your date night.

Updated at 11:50 AM

Updated 11:35 a.m.: One northbound lane of Interstate 5 coming down off Siskiyou Pass has reopened so traffic can get past a truck crash.A commercial truck pulling a trailer filled with mixed greens and radishes...

Updated at 11:41 AM

Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians' application to join the International Criminal Court.

Updated at 11:15 AM

'Educating Rita' — Next Stage Repertory Company will present British playwright Willy Russell's funny play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26-28, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Brazen...

Updated at 11:12 AM

Offering freshly prepared sharables inspired by the cuisine of the Basque region of Spain, Eleven is a worthwhile step off the beaten path.I took notice when I first read about the Basque restaurant, located at 11 N. First St., Ashland. My...

Updated at 11:04 AM

A staged reading of playwright Jeremy Tiang’s adaptation of the Chinese novel will be presented at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, in the Thomas Theatre on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland.

Updated at 11:02 AM

The Georgia-based Futurebirds will perform its mix of dreamy, offbeat pop and heavy twang at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Brickroom Gathering House, 35 N. Main St., Ashland.

Updated at 10:39 AM

Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement far too long — up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's Division of Civil Rights.

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