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Man pleads no contest to sex abuse involving minors

Apr. 1, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A man pleaded no contest to sex crime charges involving minors this week. Joshua Taylor Moore, 24, was convicted in Linn County Circuit Court of attempting to commit first-degree sex abuse and third-degree sex abuse, the Albany Democrat-Herald reported. A first-degree sex abuse charge...

Closed computer chip factory sells for $6.3 million

Apr. 1, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A long-shuttered computer chip factory in Eugene has sold at auction for $6.3 million, but it’s not clear what the new owner plans to do with the site. Hynix spent $1.5 billion to build and equip the 1.2-million-square-foot factory, which opened in 1998. It closed in 2008 during...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a man walks in front of a Tokyo Olympics logo at the Tokyo metropolitan government headquarters. The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

The Latest: US Open tennis site to house temporary hospital

Mar. 30, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier says an...

Gov. launches 'Stay Home, Save Lives' ad campaign amid virus

Mar. 28, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown launched a statewide public awareness campaign Saturday with Portland-based ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, the Oregon Health Authority and others to inform Oregonians about the importance of staying home to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are facing...

The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, file photo, Sebastian Coe leaves the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. The date of the next world track championships is in limbo until the International Olympic Committee decides on a new schedule for the postponed Tokyo Games.
Coe, the Olympic great who is now president of World Athletics, said Friday, March 27, 2020, there are plenty of options for rescheduling next year's world championships in Eugene, Oregon, but at the moment they all depend on the IOC. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)

Track worlds in limbo until new Olympic dates are set

Mar. 27, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The date of the next world track championships is in limbo until the International Olympic Committee decides on a new schedule for the postponed Tokyo Games. Sebastian Coe, the Olympic great who is now president of World Athletics, said Friday there are plenty of options for rescheduling next...

A visitor wearing a face mask stands near the Olympic rings at Tokyo's Odaiba district Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Australia cancels track championships for 2020

Mar. 25, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in a bid to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes a day after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to...

The Olympic rings stand near the New National Stadium in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed

Olympic fallout: postponement will upend other major events

Mar. 24, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

The expected yet stunning decision Tuesday to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics because of the coronavirus could have a ripple effect on other major events, most notably the world championships for track and swimming. While the International Olympic Committee has yet to set a new date for the Tokyo Games other...

Sex offender arrested at airport trying to flee country

Mar. 12, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested a sex offender trying to flee the country at the Eugene Airport early Thursday. James Murphy, 57, was arrested near the departure gate for a 6 a.m. flight to Indonesia, The Register-Guard reported. Murphy faces two counts of felony...

Oregon Gov. Kate brown elbow-bumps student Charlie Abrams at a ceremony on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, where she signed a sweeping executive order for the state to reduce carbon emissions to combat global warming. Amid a spreading coronavirus outbreak, many people are no longer shaking hands and are coming up with alternatives, like the elbow bump. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Oregon governor to announce virus rules

Mar. 11, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With officials assuming that thousands of Oregonians will get the new coronavirus, an Associated Press source says Gov. Kate Brown is preparing to announce steps to stem the spread of the disease, including policies that could restrict large gatherings similar to those imposed on the...