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Wildfire death toll in Oregon increases to nine

Sep. 21, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The number of fatalities from Oregon’s recent wildfires has increased to nine people, the state's Office of Emergency Management confirmed Monday. Fires continued to rage across the West Coast Monday. The Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service reported Monday that 27 large...

Man shoots self in groin while flaunting gun in supermarket

Sep. 21, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police say an Oregon man is recovering after he accidentally shot himself while flaunting a handgun at a Lincoln City supermarket. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the mishap happened Sunday night when Nicholas J. Ellingford brandished his Glock 9mm in the checkout line at...

U.S. Attorney General William Barr arrives to speak with federal officials for a panel discussion on combatting human trafficking at the U.S. Attorney's Office on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Feds threaten funds to NYC, Seattle and Portland over unrest

Sep. 21, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department identified New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Donald Trump that sought to identify localities that permit “anarchy, violence and destruction in American...

Nebraska man charged in protester’s death dies by suicide

Sep. 20, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A white business owner charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting a Black man during protests in Nebraska has died by suicide days after his indictment, his attorney said Sunday. Jacob Gardner, of Omaha, Nebraska, was found dead Sunday outside a medical clinic in Hillsboro, Oregon,...

Georgia Hall, of England, watches her tee shot on the 11th hole during the final round of the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic golf tournament in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

England's Georgia Hall wins Portland Classic in playoff

Sep. 20, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Georgia Hall won the Cambia Portland Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour victory in the United States, beating Ashleigh Buhai with a par on the second hole of a playoff. Hall won after falling into a tie with a bogey on the part-4 18th in regulation. “To bogey the last I...

The Thorns open the fall series with a 3-0 win over Utah

Sep. 20, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sophia Smith, the No. 1 overall pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft this year, scored in her Portland debut and the Thorns beat the Utah Royals 3-0 in a fall series match Sunday. There was drama before the start. The Royals placed head coach Craig Harrington and...

Vandalism, no arrests, as protests continue in Portland

Sep. 20, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vandalism but no arrests occurred during a demonstration in downtown Portland involving about 200 people Saturday night. A march began around 9 p.m. and stopped at multiple locations. Some in the group sprayed graffiti and smashed windows at a bank, restaurant and coffee shop, ...

FILE - Floodwaters move on the street, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla.  The Census Bureau is contending with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation’s once-a-decade headcount. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census

Sep. 20, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic and a tightened deadline, the Census Bureau must now contend with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation's once-a-decade headcount. The fires on the West Coast forced tens of thousands of...

Mel Reid takes 2-shot lead in Cambia Portland Classic

Sep. 19, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mel Reid shot a 7-under 65 on her 33rd birthday Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over defending champion Hannah Green into the final round of the Cambia Portland Classic. Reid closed her bogey-free afternoon round with a birdie on the par-4 18th at Columbia Edgewater. Winless on the...

Man charged with hate crime in stabbing of Black man

Sep. 19, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Colorado man has been indicted on federal hate crime charges after a Black man was stabbed in the neck in an eastern Oregon restaurant, prosecutors said. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a grand jury in Eugene this week indicted 26-year-old Nolan Strauss on one charge of committing...