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Oregon has record COVID-19 deaths reported in a day: 24

Dec. 1, 2020 7:34 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon reported 24 more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, a record high for a single day in the state. The Oregon Health Authority said the “grim milestone” underscores that people should wear masks, keep physical distance and keep gatherings small. The increase raises the...

Portland in contempt of order limiting impact munitions

Dec. 1, 2020 4:41 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has found the city of Portland in contempt of his order that limited the use of less-lethal impact munitions during protests. U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez ruled Monday that police violated his order three times on June 30 as officers declared an unlawful...

Man pleads guilty to killing, putting victim in freezer

Dec. 1, 2020 12:22 PM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man pleaded guilty to a murder charge Tuesday after admitting he strangled his roommate and stuffed the body into an unplugged freezer in 2017. A Jackson County grand jury indicted Thomas Stafford on a capital murder charge. But, District Attorney Angel Myers McIlrath...

Man accused in fatal stabbing of man pleads not guilty

Dec. 1, 2020 11:23 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of killing the co-founder of Choi’s Kimchi in Portland pleaded not guilty in court Monday after a Multnomah County grand jury indicted him on murder and other charges. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports in the death of Matthew Choi, Allen Coe faces three counts of...

Boley scores 25 as No. 10 Oregon women beat Portland 85-52

Dec. 1, 2020 2:03 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Erin Boley had 25 points and nine rebounds, and No. 10 Oregon defeated Portland 85-52 on Monday night to extend its winning streak to 21 games dating to last season. The winning streak matches the Oregon record set in 1978-79. Sedona Prince added 13 points and seven rebounds for the...

Ali leads Portland over Northwest University 74-69

Nov. 29, 2020 6:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ahmed Ali posted 18 points as Portland beat Northwest University 74-69 on Sunday. Isiah Dasher had 14 points and five steals for Portland (2-1). Eddie Davis added 13 points and Mike Henn had 10 points. Pa'Treon Lee had 15 points and 10 assists for the Eagles. Cesar Sandoval added 12...

Ali scores 22 to lead Portland past William Jessup 83-73

Nov. 28, 2020 5:49 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ahmed Ali had a career-high 22 points as Portland defeated William Jessup 83-73 on Saturday. Eddie Davis had 11 points and seven rebounds for Portland (1-1). Latrell Jones added 11 points. Tim Strijaous had 17 points for the Warriors. Myles Corey added 14 points. Tarren Storey-Way had...

Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Nov. 27, 2020 7:31 PM EST
In a story Nov. 25, 2020, about a new U.S. estimate of missed coronavirus infections, The Associated Press erroneously reported an earlier calculation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously, the CDC estimated nine of every 10 cases were being missed, not one of every 10.

Black drivers stopped a disproportionate rate in Portland

Nov. 27, 2020 12:40 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Data released by the police bureau in Portland, Oregon, shows Black people were much more likely to be stopped by police in 2019 than people in other racial groups despite being a small part of the city’s population. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that of the 33,035 vehicle...

Josh and Jessica Ferrara shop for Christmas trees with son Jayce, 1 year and Jade, 3 years, at Sunnyview Christmas Tree farm on Saturday, Nov.  21, 2020 in Salem, Ore. It's early in the season, but both wholesale tree farmers and small cut-your-own lots are reporting strong demand, with many opening well before Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid virus

Nov. 27, 2020 12:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she's only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays. But on a recent sunny day, COVID-19 seemed far away as she,...