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FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, a health care worker prepares to collect a sample to test for COVID-19 at a drive-thru testing site in Miami. Thieves steal surgical masks. A clinic sells fake COVID-19 tests. Hate groups encourage sick members to infect law enforcement officers. Imposters pose as public health officials. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe so too do the crimes related to it. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Coronavirus-related crimes capitalize on global fear, panic

Mar. 24, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thieves steal surgical masks. A clinic sells fake COVID-19 tests. Hate groups encourage sick members to infect law enforcement officers. Imposters pose as public health officials. Con artists peddle fake cures and financial scams. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, so too do the crimes...

People are seen in a homeless encampment on Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has authorized $150 million in emergency funding to protect homeless people in California from the spread of COVID-19. $100 million will go to local governments for shelter support and emergency housing, while the remaining $50 million will be for purchasing travel trailers and lease rooms in hotels, motels and other facilities to provide places for the homeless to self-isolate. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

California rushes to prevent virus spread among the homeless

Mar. 19, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Home to the largest homeless population in the country, California officials are rushing to get tens of thousands of people off the streets and into shelters and tents to slow the spread of the coronavirus among one of the most vulnerable and difficult-to-reach groups. There has...

The Latest: South Korea sees fewest virus cases since Feb 21

Mar. 14, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 150,000 people and killed more than 5,700. The disease for most people causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness. A man in his 70s has become the first person in Oregon to die from the new...

Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony, left, has some words with referee Karl Lane, right, during the first quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Blazers snap 2-game skid with 121-105 win over the Suns

Mar. 11, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 25 points and the Portland Trail Blazers got a much-needed 121-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Blazers, who were among several teams vying to pull in front of Memphis for the eighth playoff spot...

Portland Timbers' Diego Valeri, right, celebrates his goal with his teammate in an MLS soccer match against Nashville SC in Portland, Ore., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

Timbers score early for 1-0 win over Nashville SC

Mar. 8, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Diego Valeri scored an early goal and the Portland Timbers beat expansion Nashville SC 1-0 on Sunday. Valeri scored in the 12th minute, with a volley to the far corner off a header from Andy Polo. Valeri said afterward he wasn't quite sure the goal was onside. But the flag never...

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, drives past Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

Bogdanovic scores 27, Kings beat Blazers 123-111

Mar. 8, 2020 1:33 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic had 27 points and eight assists, Buddy Hield scored 22 off the bench and the Sacramento Kings beat the Portland Trail Blazers 123-111 on Saturday night. With both teams chasing Memphis for the final Western Conference playoff spot, the Kings won for the fourth time...

Woods carries Portland St. over Sacramento St. 76-72

Mar. 8, 2020 1:14 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Holland Woods had 22 points as Portland State narrowly beat Sacramento State 76-72 on Saturday night. Woods made 13 of 16 foul shots. Matt Hauser had 13 points for Portland State (18-14, 12-8 Big Sky Conference), which won its sixth consecutive game. Lamar Hamrick added 12 points. Sal...

Hauser lifts Portland St. over N. Arizona 80-66

Mar. 6, 2020 12:45 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Matt Hauser had 21 points as Portland State beat Northern Arizona 80-66 on Thursday night. Holland Woods had 15 points for Portland State (17-14, 11-8 Big Sky Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive victory. Alonzo Walker added 12 points. Sal Nuhu had three blocks. Cameron...

House Speaker Tina Kotek, left, and Senate President Peter Courtney appear before the press on Thursday, March 5, 2020, after Oregon's 2020 legislative session abruptly ended early amid an impasse with minority Republicans over a climate change bill and their tactic of walking out to deny a quorum and prevent the Senate and House from voting on bills. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Oregon 2020 legislative session implodes amid GOP walkout

Mar. 5, 2020 9:57 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's 2020 legislative session imploded Thursday amid a boycott by minority Republicans over a climate change measure, an action they have taken repeatedly and which Democrats say threatens democratic rule. In response, Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, is finalizing executive actions that...

In this Jan. 22, 2020 photo, Diego Chara, left, and his younger brother Yimmi Chara, right, speak at the Portland Timbers’ MLS soccer media day at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. The brothers are playing together for the Portland Timbers this season. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson)

Together at last: Timbers reunite the Chara brothers

Mar. 5, 2020 5:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If they didn't play different positions, it would be difficult to tell the Chara brothers apart on the field. Diego and his younger brother Yimmi have been reunited this season by the Portland Timbers. The two got their first opportunity to play together in more than a decade over...