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Crews battle large blaze in Salem

Aug. 19, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Crews battled a four-alarm blaze at a wooden pallet facility in Salem. The Statesman Journal reports the fire was initially reported before 3 a.m. Monday. Fire officials stated that the blaze engulfed a large number of wooden pallets but crews had made good progress and had the fire...

Martinez scores again as Atlanta beats Portland 2-0

Aug. 19, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Josef Martinez extended his MLS-record scoring streak to 11 games, helping Atlanta United beat the Portland Timbers 2-0 on Sunday night. Atlanta (14-9-3) has won three straight and five of its last six games. United moved atop the Eastern Conference standings, even on points with...

Man arrested after throwing furniture out of Portland window

Aug. 18, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some residents were evacuated from their Oregon apartments because of a neighbor throwing furniture and other items out of his window. Portland police say Jerome Lee wasn't initially cooperative with officers Saturday night. Police say when they tried to talk to him, he continued...

Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland

Aug. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With both the left and the right declaring victory following a long-hyped rally that had Portland, Oregon, on edge it seems the liberal city will continue to be a flashpoint in an increasingly divided country. City officials were mostly relieved that a downtown gathering Saturday of...

Police investigating homicide outside Oregon pub

Aug. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officers responding to a report of gunshots in an Oregon pub parking lot found a woman who later died. Salem police say officers arrived at the Pine Street Pub early Sunday, they found a man and woman injured. They were taken to a hospital. The woman, identified as 40-year-old Jennifer...

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....

Mistrial in religious objection to filing tax returns case

Aug. 17, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A mistrial was declared in the federal prosecution of a Columbia City man accused of willfully failing to file income tax returns from 2011 and 2014. Michael E. Bowman said he objected to funding Planned Parenthood and paying for abortion and withheld his taxes on religious grounds....

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...

Oregon will spend $9M on new Interstate Bridge project

Aug. 17, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will spend $9 million on a revived effort to replace the Interstate Bridge over the Columbia River, a decision officials say is intended to show the state's growing commitment to the project. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports top transportation decisionmakers approved a plan...