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Lillard has 50 and Blazers oust Thunder in 5 games

Apr. 24, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench. "That was the last word," he afterward. "That was having the last word." Lillard finished with a franchise playoff-record 50 points and Portland...

US judge in Oregon to block new Trump abortion policy

Apr. 23, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. judge in Oregon said Tuesday he intends to at least partially block a rule change by President Donald Trump's administration that could cut off federal funding for providers who refer patients for an abortion, though the scope of his decision remains to be seen. U.S. District...

Pac-12 Spring: Cougars looking to replace Gardner Minshew

Apr. 23, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

While Gardner Minshew prepared for the NFL draft, his former team, Washington State, was auditioning potential replacements. The Cougars have a spirited quarterback competition involving a large group of would-be starters, including seniors Anthony Gordon and Trey Tinsley, Cammon Cooper, graduate transfer Gage...

Police dog stuck by 200 porcupine quills during pursuit

Apr. 23, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A police dog that stumbled on a porcupine and got more than 200 quills stuck on his face while pursuing a suspect is resting comfortably Tuesday and will not lose his eyesight, authorities in Oregon said. Coos County Sheriff's K-9 Odin, a German shepherd, had to be sedated and was in...

Police K-9 on chase stuck with over 200 quills by porcupine

Apr. 23, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A police K-9 in Oregon is recovering after encountering a porcupine and getting stuck with over 200 quills. The Coos County Sheriff's Office on Monday said Odin was called to the scene to track a suspect on Saturday when the dog crossed paths with the porcupine. Photos showed the...

Armed border group's leader said to have assassination plans

Apr. 22, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The leader of an armed group that has been detaining asylum-seeking families from Central America near the Mexican border said two years ago that he was training supporters to assassinate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and billionaire Democratic supporter George Soros, according to a...

Remains of WWII soldier identified 76 years after going MIA

Apr. 22, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The remains of a World War II soldier from Oregon who went missing in the final weeks of the Guadalcanal campaign have been positively identified 76 years after he was listed as missing in action, according to the U.S. government. Skeletal remains recovered two years ago on the...

Stolen pickup truck strikes, kills Uber passenger in Oregon

Apr. 21, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a man driving a stolen pickup truck 100 mph (161 kph) crashed into an SUV, killing an Uber passenger. Police believe the pickup truck driver was under the influence of intoxicants when he collided head-on with the SUV Saturday night. According to police, the Uber...

Report: Man arrested near border faced similar weapon charge

Apr. 21, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who is a member of an armed civilian group that has detained migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border and was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of firearms reportedly faced similar charges 13 years ago in Oregon. Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, also was...

Tyler Shough puts on a show at Oregon's spring game

Apr. 20, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — While Justin Herbert was his usual steady self at quarterback for Oregon, the Ducks' spring game gave redshirt freshman Tyler Shough a chance to show off his growth. Herbert, playing Saturday for the Mighty Oregon side, completed 17 of 32 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Shough,...