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Ali scores 22 to lead Portland past William Jessup 83-73

Nov. 28, 2020 5:49 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ahmed Ali had a career-high 22 points as Portland defeated William Jessup 83-73 on Saturday. Eddie Davis had 11 points and seven rebounds for Portland (1-1). Latrell Jones added 11 points. Tim Strijaous had 17 points for the Warriors. Myles Corey added 14 points. Tarren Storey-Way had...

Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Nov. 27, 2020 7:31 PM EST
In a story Nov. 25, 2020, about a new U.S. estimate of missed coronavirus infections, The Associated Press erroneously reported an earlier calculation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously, the CDC estimated nine of every 10 cases were being missed, not one of every 10.

Black drivers stopped a disproportionate rate in Portland

Nov. 27, 2020 12:40 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Data released by the police bureau in Portland, Oregon, shows Black people were much more likely to be stopped by police in 2019 than people in other racial groups despite being a small part of the city’s population. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that of the 33,035 vehicle...

Josh and Jessica Ferrara shop for Christmas trees with son Jayce, 1 year and Jade, 3 years, at Sunnyview Christmas Tree farm on Saturday, Nov.  21, 2020 in Salem, Ore. It's early in the season, but both wholesale tree farmers and small cut-your-own lots are reporting strong demand, with many opening well before Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid virus

Nov. 27, 2020 12:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she's only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays. But on a recent sunny day, COVID-19 seemed far away as she,...

Portland police arrest 3 following vandalism to businesses

Nov. 26, 2020 1:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland arrested three people early Thursday following damage to at least 10 businesses. Police say they responded to reports of a group of people smashing windows and spray-painting graffiti on buildings. Businesses sustaining damage include banks, an auto service center,...

Grigsby scores 28 to lead Seattle past Portland 84-72

Nov. 26, 2020 1:37 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Riley Grigsby had a career-high 28 points as Seattle defeated Portland 84-72 on Wednesday night in a season opener. Darrion Trammell had 17 points and nine assists for Seattle. Emeka Udenyi added 12 points, and Kobe Williamson had 10 points and nine rebounds. Ahmed Ali had 13 points...

Oregon health officials warn of consequences of Thanksgiving

Nov. 24, 2020 7:48 PM EST

Health officials in the Portland metro-area issued a final plea to Oregonians Tuesday asking them to celebrate Thanksgiving responsibly — at home and with no more than six people. Following previous holidays, COVID-19 cases in Oregon have increased. Health officials say they are worried if that pattern...

Man accused of trying to take photo of woman in restroom

Nov. 24, 2020 5:38 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man convicted of harassing and committing sexual acts on women aboard Portland light rail trains and buses now has been accused to trying to take a photograph of a woman in a bathroom stall. Jared Walter was arrested Nov. 14 after trying to take the photograph in a...

A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: China reports results of mass testing

Nov. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EST

BEIJING — China has reported new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city. It also...

Portland jail inmates sue over protest tear gas exposure

Nov. 23, 2020 7:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several people who were in a Portland jail during summer protests against police brutality have filed a civil rights lawsuit over tear gas seeping into jail cells. Theresa Davis, Rashawd Duhart and Robin Lundy filed the class-action suit Monday in federal court on behalf of dozens of...