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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2020 photo, a protester carries a Proud Boys banner, symbol of a right-wing group, while other members start to unfurl a large U.S. flag in front of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore. President Donald Trump didn't condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer. Instead, he said the violence is a “left-wing

Trump Proud Boys remark echoes Charlottesville

Oct. 1, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to walk back his refusal to outright condemn a far right fascist group during his debate with Democrat Joe Biden, but the inflammatory moment was far from the first time the president has failed to denounce white supremacists or has advanced...

Christine Sinclair has hat trick, Thorns down Reign 4-1

Oct. 1, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Christine Sinclair had three goals and the Portland Thorns beat OL Reign 4-1 on Wednesday night in a National Women's Soccer League fall series match. Sinclair scored her first in the 40th minute off a pass from Lindsey Horan, then added a penalty kick in stoppage time before the...

A Portland Police officer watches protesters rallying at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Allison Dinner)

Portland mayor spars with US on deputized police officers

Sep. 30, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The top U.S. prosecutor in Oregon on Wednesday rejected a request from Portland's mayor to end the federal deputation of dozens of police officers as part of the response to ongoing protests, saying it was the only way to end “lawlessness.” In a joint statement, U.S....

Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News listens as President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: False claims swamp first Trump-Biden debate

Sep. 30, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders in the pandemic. Biden preached no such thing....

President Donald Trump holds up his face mask during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

AP FACT CHECK: False claims flood Trump-Biden debate

Sep. 30, 2020 1:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming that the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders in the pandemic. Biden preached no such...

In this photo provided by the Portland Thorns, Portland Thorns' Sophia Smith looks on during an NWSL soccer match against Utah on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Portland, Ore. The No. 1 pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft and U.S. national team prospect, Smith comes from a family of basketball players — and it was just assumed she'd head in the same direction. Turned out Smith was right to choose soccer. It paved her way to Stanford, and now to a career in the NWSL.   (Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Thorns via AP)

Rookie Smith hopes to build on successful Thorns debut

Sep. 29, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Thorns rookie Sophia Smith laughs when she recalls the conversation with her dad back in high school about her blossoming soccer career. The No. 1 pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft and U.S. national team prospect comes from a family of basketball players...

Portland protesters clash with police, officers arrest 24

Sep. 29, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters and Portland police clashed again in Oregon’s largest city late Monday, with demonstrators hurling rocks, punching a police sergeant in the face and spraying a chemical irritant at officers, police said in a statement. Twenty four people were arrested. The...

Iguehi James, an Oakland, Calif., fashion entrepreneur, holds a face mask she designed for her apparel company Love Iguehi on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. She received a $5,000 grant from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce's

Virus, strife prompt 'resiliency' funds in Black communities

Sep. 29, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray costs, including surge prices on elastic and fabric that jumped dramatically due to the pandemic. The application process was simple and she qualified...

Portland police arrest a man during protests, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland. The protests, which began over the killing of George Floyd, often result frequent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Governor seeks review of police protest response in Oregon

Sep. 29, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Criticism of the law enforcement response to a protest in Portland late Saturday into early Sunday prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to ask authorities to review “any alleged incidents” involving their officers. The governor said in a series of tweets Sunday evening that...

Portland Timbers midfielder Marvin Loria, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Leonard Owusu compete for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Timbers score early and hold off the Whitecaps 1-0

Sep. 28, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora scored in the opening minutes and the Timbers held off the Whitecaps 1-0 on Sunday night in Vancouver's first “home” match in Portland. Travel restrictions forced Major League Soccer's Canadian teams to find temporary homes in the United States for the...