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Eugene woman attacked with acid for third time since March

Jun. 29, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene, Oregon, woman who had acid thrown on her while walking her dog in March has been the target of two additional acid attacks at her home, believed to be committed by the same person, according to the Eugene Police Department. The Eugene Police Department...

Lyles edges Knighton for the national title in the 200

Jun. 26, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Noah Lyles pulled in front of teenage sensation Erriyon Knighton at the finish to win the 200 meters at the U.S. track and field championships Sunday. "I do what it takes to win," proclaimed Lyles, who cheekily pointed to Knighton as he hit the tape in 19.67...

Sydney McLaughlin does it again, breaks own world record

Jun. 25, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin broke her own world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships Saturday. McLaughlin flashed a broad smile when her time was announced, then gave a thumbs-up. She crossed the finish line...

10 arrested in Eugene protest over abortion ruling

Jun. 25, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police in Eugene say 10 people were arrested during a Friday night protest following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade. The arrests were mostly for disorderly conduct, Portland television station KOIN...

Kerley, Jefferson win at the US outdoor championships

Jun. 25, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Fred Kerley flashed a peace sign at the crowd after winning the 100 meters at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships Friday night. Kerley crossed the line in 9.77 seconds, followed by Marvin Bracy-Williams and Trayvon Bromell....

911 alternative for mental health in Miami

Jun. 19, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As a large black van pulled into The Shoppes at Liberty City, Dr. Armen Henderson, megaphone in hand, poked his head out of the slightly open door. “Did you know if you call the police during a mental health crisis, you are 16 times more like to be shot and...

Portland Public Schools expands weapons ban

Jun. 15, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The board of Portland Public Schools voted this week to expand its weapons ban to restrict anyone with a concealed firearms license from carrying a gun on PPS property. The action follows a bill the Oregon Legislature passed earlier this year giving schools...

Kentucky's Steiner wins NCAA 200, Texas' Alfred takes 100

Jun. 11, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Kentucky's Abby Steiner set a collegiate record in the 200 meters at the NCAA track and field championships on a soggy Saturday at Hayward Field. Steiner was focused until the finish, when she raised her arms and smiled broadly. Her time of 21.80 seconds bested...

Fahnbulleh wins 100 and 200 meters at NCAA championships

Jun. 10, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Florida's Joseph Fahnbulleh pulled away at the finishes to win the 100 and 200 meters at the NCAA track and field championships Friday night. Fahnbulleh, who competed for Liberia at the Tokyo Olympics, won the 100 title first in a personal-best 10 seconds....

Alabama's Mercy Chelengat wins NCAA 10,000-meter title

Jun. 10, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Alabama junior Mercy Chelengat won the 10,000 meters at the opening day of the women's NCAA track and field championships Thursday. Washington junior Haley Herberg led by 25 second but the pack finally caught up to her. Chelengat, the runner-up last year,...