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Portland 'ground zero' for protests between right, left-wing

Aug. 18, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump's attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests. Police seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons...

The Latest: 'Long and arduous' protests in Portland, Oregon

Aug. 17, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a right-wing rally and counter protests in Portland, Oregon (all times local): 6:58 p.m. More than a dozen people were arrested for things like disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a weapon in Portland, Oregon, during what the police chief described as a "long and...

At least 13 people arrested at Portland, Oregon, protest

Aug. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon. Authorities closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart....

AP Explains: A look at rallies, recent tension in Portland

Aug. 17, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The liberal city of Portland, Oregon, is again expected to be a flashpoint because of a right-wing rally planned Saturday. The out-of-town groups will likely be met by anti-fascist protesters, and the police will be out in force. The city has seen violent protests before. Here is a...

Arrests precede major demonstrations in Portland, Oregon

Aug. 16, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested the leader of a right-wing group on the eve of a rally that's expected to draw people from around the U.S. to Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, prompting Patriot Prayer's Joey Gibson to urge his followers to "show up one hundred-fold" in response. Self-described...

Explosion at Albany business injures 2, 1 critically

Aug. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two employees at a manufacturing business in Albany were injured in an explosion. The Statesman Journal reports Albany Fire Department and Tangent Rural Fire District responded to a fire at Selmet Inc. just before 8 a.m. Thursday. The two injured Selmet employees were...

Humpback whale stranded, euthanized south of Newport

Aug. 15, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

WALDPORT, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials say a juvenile humpback whale was euthanized after washing ashore southwest of Portland near Waldport. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports a team with the Oregon State University-based Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network was working Wednesday to relieve the 20-foot...

Far-right group leader charged in fight at Portland business

Aug. 15, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawyer for Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson says he has been charged with rioting in connection to a May Day incident in Portland, Oregon. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the leader of the Washington-based far-right group told a radio show host that he is preparing to turn himself...

Portland mayor decries violence, hatred ahead of rally

Aug. 15, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, said Wednesday that people planning violence or espousing hatred at a weekend protest by right-wing groups in the liberal city "are not welcome here." Mayor Ted Wheeler spoke at a rally with other leaders ahead of the event Saturday, which is also...

Fernandez scores twice in Timbers' 3-2 win over Fire

Aug. 15, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brian Fernandez scored twice and the Portland Timbers held off Chicago 3-2 on Wednesday night with the Fire playing a man down for 60 minutes of the match. It was Portland's second straight win at home to start a 10-game homestand. The Timbers (11-9-4) had a challenging 12-game road...