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Ciganda, Dryburgh, Anannarukarn share Portland Classic lead

Sep. 16, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — Carlota Ciganda overcame an early double bogey in chilly morning conditions Thursday for a 4-under 68 and a share of the first-round lead in the Cambia Portland Classic. The only member of the winning European Solheim Cup team in the field, the...

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

Sep. 16, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. She was 92. Powell died Thursday at...

Tennant captures US Senior Women's Amateur 3rd straight time

Sep. 16, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

POINT CLEAR, Ala. (AP) — Lara Tennant captured the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur for the third straight time Thursday with a 2-and-1 victory over seven-time USGA champion Ellen Port in the rain-delayed championship match at The Lakewood Club. Tennant, a 54-year-old from...

Oregon’s 2nd-largest high school shuts due to COVID spread

Sep. 16, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s second-largest high school is halting in-person classes because of COVID-19 spread that is requiring large numbers of students to quarantine at home. Reynolds High School officials said Wednesday night they will not have class for the...

Grand jury clears cop who fatally shot man during crisis

Sep. 16, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has cleared a Portland police officer in the deadly shooting of a man who called for help during a mental health crisis and later brandished a screwdriver, prosecutors said. Officer Curtis Brown will not face criminal charges in the...

Blanco scores in stoppage-time, Timbers tie Rapids 2-2

Sep. 16, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sebastian Blanco scored in stoppage time to give the Portland Timbers a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night. Michael Barrios and Jonathan Lewis scored to help the Rapids (12-4-7) extend their unbeaten streak to nine games, the...

Portland scraps Texas boycott, allocates abortion funds

Sep. 15, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City Council in Portland, Oregon, has scrapped a plan to boycott Texas businesses because of a new law that prohibits most abortions there, deciding Wednesday to instead set aside $200,000 to fund reproductive care. The liberal Pacific...

Rabid bats found in Portland and Beaverton

Sep. 15, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a rabid bat has been discovered in Northeast Portland. This is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Multnomah County since 2014, according to the county. Another was found in Washington County earlier this month, KGW...

Portland approves new homeless shelter to house hundreds

Sep. 15, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The city of Portland has approved a new homeless shelter that will house hundreds and provide job assistance, an on-site health clinic and housing and other services. Supporters said the Riverside Street shelter is an urgent need for Mainers...

2 Maine senators, both vaccinated, test positive for COVID

Sep. 15, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two of the top ranking Democratic members of the Maine Senate have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Maine Senate President Troy Jackson tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the highest-ranking official in state...