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Police: Oregon fugitive kidnapped woman like 2019 Vegas case

Jan. 26, 2023 19:47 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in southern Oregon were searching Thursday for a man accused of torturing a woman he held captive less than two years after he was convicted in Nevada of critically injuring another woman he held captive for two weeks. Police Chief Warren Hensman, of...

Jury: $1M to Oregon woman told 'I don't serve Black people'

Jan. 26, 2023 18:42 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has awarded an Oregon woman $1 million in damages after finding she was discriminated against by a gas station employee who told her, “I don’t serve Black people.” The Multnomah County jury’s award this week to Portland resident Rose Wakefield,...

Review: Even J.Lo can't save this 'Shotgun Wedding'

Jan. 25, 2023 19:20 PM EST

Spoiler alert: J.Lo looks fantastic in a wedding dress. You surely knew that, given not only the plethora of wedding-themed movies Jennifer Lopez has made over the years, from “The Wedding Planner” to “Monster-in-Law” to the recent “Marry Me,” but also her own offscreen...

Manchin pushes to delay tax credits for electric vehicles

Jan. 25, 2023 17:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up his criticism, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday moved to delay new tax credits for electric vehicles, a key feature of President Joe Biden's landmark climate law. Manchin said guidelines issued by the Treasury Department allow manufacturers...

Oregon primate research facility under scrutiny after deaths

Jan. 25, 2023 17:20 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A state lawmaker in Oregon is using thousands of pages of redacted documents he sought for more than a year to launch legislation demanding more accountability and oversight of a primate research facility with a long history of complaints. Incidents at the Oregon...

Ex-Oregon mayor sentenced to federal prison for child porn

Jan. 24, 2023 21:56 PM EST

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — The former mayor of a suburb of Portland, Oregon, has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Former Beaverton Mayor Dennis “Denny” Doyle, 74, also was sentenced Tuesday to five years probation and ordered to pay...

Women's soccer trainer fired for giving players painkillers

Jan. 24, 2023 17:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Portland Thorns have fired their athletic trainer after an outside investigation found he illegally distrubted a controlled substance to players, the National Women's Soccer League said Tuesday. The NWSL, beset in recent years by abuse and misconduct...

Bill banning sale of kangaroo parts introduced in Oregon

Jan. 24, 2023 13:51 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bill that would ban the sale of kangaroo parts has been introduced in the Oregon Legislature, taking aim at sports apparel manufacturers that use leather from the animals to make their products. Soccer cleats are one of the only products made from kangaroo...

No more nuggets? School lunch goes farm-to-table — for some

Jan. 24, 2023 13:26 PM EST

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — As the fine-dining chef at a suburban high school gave samples of his newest recipes, junior Anahi Nava Flores critiqued a baguette sandwich with Toscano salami, organic Monterey Jack, arugula and a scratch-made basil spread: “This pesto aioli is good!" ...

Oregon launches abortion hotline offering free legal advice

Jan. 23, 2023 21:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is launching a new abortion hotline offering free legal advice to callers, moving to further defend abortion access after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last summer and eliminated federal protections for the procedure. The state's...