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Police: Thief berated mom for leaving kid in car he stole

Jan. 19, 2021 3:11 AM EST

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A car thief who found a toddler in the backseat of a stolen vehicle drove back and chastised the mother for leaving the child unattended before taking off again, police in Oregon said. The woman went into a grocery store about 15 feet (5 yards) from the car Saturday, leaving her...

San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan, right, drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers guard Rodney Hood, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.  (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Aldridge, DeRozan lead Spurs over Trail Blazers 125-104

Jan. 18, 2021 6:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points, DeMar DeRozan had 20 points and 11 assists and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 125-104 on Monday. Rudy Gay and Patty Mills came off the bench for 21 points apiece as the Spurs reserves outscored Portland backups 59-24. Reserve...

Missing woman found dead in surf on Oregon coast

Jan. 18, 2021 4:41 PM EST

WALDPORT, Ore. (AP) — A Waldport, Oregon woman reported missing after she took her dogs for a walk was later found dead in the surf at the mouth of the Alsea River. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported that Toni Goessman, 60, was reported missing by her husband about 5:17 p.m. Friday when one of...

InvestigateWest: Activists thwart fossil fuel projects

Jan. 18, 2021 1:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Environmentalists teamed with Native Americans, ranchers and even windsurfers to block nearly every effort over the past decade to export fossil fuels from the West Coast. And they claimed yet another major victory this month when a proposed coal-export terminal in Washington state was...

Salem firefighters rescue family and dog on Willamette River

Jan. 18, 2021 12:45 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Salem firefighters rescued a family and their dog stranded on a boat without power in the Willamette River Sunday afternoon. Salem Fire Department crews responded to a water rescue call around 2:21 p.m. of a 14-foot boat stranded without power in the river near McLane Island, the Salem...

Martin Szelag stands outside the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Heavily fortified statehouses around US see small protests

Jan. 17, 2021 9:51 PM EST

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol. As darkness fell, there...

Brown moves forward with closing 3 prisons in Oregon

Jan. 17, 2021 8:16 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown is closing three Oregon prisons, a decision authorities say would save the state more than $44 million. The governor said she believes the money could be better invested elsewhere, such as early childhood education. The prison closure plan was included in the budget...

Pueyo, McDonald lead No. 11 Arizona women past Oregon State

Jan. 17, 2021 6:43 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Helena Pueyo reached a career-high in scoring by halftime, Aari McDonald extended her string of double-digit scoring to 78 games and No. 11 Arizona gave Oregon State a rare wallop, 67-51 on Sunday. Pueyo scored all of her 15 points in the first half as she made all four attempts from...

Portland police investigate double slaying

Jan. 17, 2021 12:40 PM EST

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland Police were investigating an early morning double homicide on Sunday in the city’s Centennial neighborhood. The victims' bodies were found when officers responded to the area at about 3:30 a.m. after a caller reported a shooting. Homicide Division detectives were...

Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela, center, shoots between Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony, left, and guard CJ McCollum, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Lillard helps Blazers rally for a 112-106 win over Hawks

Jan. 17, 2021 1:30 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 36 points and the Portland Trail Blazers rebounded from a first-half deficit to beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-106 on Saturday night. Enes Kanter added 12 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks for the Blazers, who have won five of their last six. Guard CJ McCollum...