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Crowd shoots fireworks at police aiding shooting victim

Jul. 05, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in a Maine city deployed pepper balls on Monday night when members of a crowd shot fireworks at the officers, who were attending to a shooting victim. Portland police said they responded to a report of a man who had been shot near a park on Monday...

Man punches father, child in suspected anti-Asian bias crime

Jul. 04, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man punched a father and his 5-year-old daughter riding bikes on Portland's Eastbank Esplanade near the Hawthorne Bridge in an alleged anti-Asian bias crime Saturday, police said. The suspect approached a family from California on the bike path south of the...

Climber rescued after 700-foot fall on Mount Hood

Jul. 04, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Happy Valley man was rescued after a 700-foot fall from the Old Chute area near the summit of Mount Hood, authorities wrote in a news release Sunday. Around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, a 43-year-old man climbing up a popular route up the mountain’s western face...

Branden Grace wins LIV Golf's first US tournament

Jul. 02, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Branden Grace won LIV Golf's first stop on American soil, an event that drew critics and protestors alike because of the upstart series' funding by Saudi Arabia. Grace closed with a 7-under 65 on Saturday to finish at 13 under in the 54-hole tournament at...

Looney returning to Warriors on 3-year deal, Payton gone

Jul. 01, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors wanted to keep their roster together to make a run at a repeat. As the NBA's free agency period began, Golden State retained center Kevon Looney when he agreed to a $25.5 million, three-year contract, but lost several other key faces....

Johnson, Ortiz tied for lead in LIV Golf event in Portland

Jul. 01, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

The outcry that marked the start of the Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf series' first American stop quieted a bit on Friday, putting the focus on the play at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Modest crowds and mild temperatures in the mid-70s greeted the players on the upstart series —...

Child dies, found in plastic bin full of water

Jun. 30, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

CLINTON, Maine (AP) — A 1-year-old Maine boy who was discovered inside a water-filled plastic container has died, officials said Thursday. Police in Clinton received a call about the child on Tuesday evening. They said they responded to a home and learned that the boy was found by...

Moreno scores twice, Timbers hold off Dynamo 2-1

Jun. 30, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Santiago Moreno scored a pair of goals in the space of two minutes in the first half and the Portland Timbers hung on to beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Wednesday night. Darwin Quintero scored a second-half goal for the Dynamo, who have not won in Portland...

Sept. 11 families plan protest as LIV tees off in Oregon

Jun. 29, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — LIV Golf’s first U.S. event was set to begin Thursday, with a group of survivors and families who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11 terror attacks planning to gather at a nearby park to speak out against the Saudi Arabia-funded tour. Brett Eagleson was 15...

Koepka cites injuries, family for joining Saudi-backed tour

Jun. 28, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Four months after suggesting those who defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series were sellouts, Brooks Koepka explained Tuesday that he simply changed his mind. Koepka signed with LIV Golf last week for its first event on American soil, which starts...