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Sunday demonstrations in Portland described as peaceful

Aug. 3, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police reported another night of peaceful protests Sunday in downtown Portland, Oregon, with no interaction between officers and protesters. The relative calm outside a federal courthouse that’s become ground zero in clashes between demonstrators and federal agents had come...

Boat passenger missing after mishap on Columbia River

Aug. 3, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man is missing after a boat he was in took a sharp turn and ejected two people into the Columbia River near the north end of Broughton Beach Park Sunday afternoon. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports emergency responders from Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol Unit,...

A Department of Homeland Security officer emerges from the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse after demonstrators lit a fire on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Following an agreement between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration to reduce federal officers in the city, nightly protests remained largely peaceful without major confrontations between protesters and officers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Portland police declare unlawful assembly during protest

Aug. 2, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregon's largest city and threw bottles toward officers, police said. Until that point, federal, state and local law enforcement had been seemingly absent from the protests Thursday, Friday...

Leshan Terry hold his son Leshan Terry, Jr., 6, during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Friday, July 31, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Following an agreement between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration to reduce federal officers in the city, nightly protests remained largely peaceful without major confrontations between demonstrators and officers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Portland protest peaceful after federal presence reduced

Aug. 1, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced — a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries...

Portland Commissioner receives flood of racist messages

Aug. 1, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Amid work to address systemic racism under a national spotlight, Portland, Oregon, Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty says she has been sent a high volume of racist messages. Hardesty, a former state legislator and the first Black woman elected to the Portland City Council, said while...

A demonstrator raises her fist while listening to a speech during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. After days of clashes with federal police, the crowd outside of the federal courthouse remained peaceful Thursday night. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Portland, Oregon, protests relatively calm after US drawdown

Jul. 31, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Leaders in Portland, Oregon, caught their breath and moved forward with cautious optimism Friday after the first nightly protest in weeks ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The dramatic change in tone outside a federal courthouse that's become ground zero in...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 14, 2020 file photo, a student wearing a mask has his temperature checked by a teacher before entering a school for summer classes in Texas. On Friday, July 31, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that infrared thermometers, which are held near the forehead to scan body temperature without direct contact, point an infrared light directly at the brain’s pineal gland, exposing it to harmful radiation. Infrared thermometers don’t emit radiation into the brain; they sense heat emitted by the body. They pose no risk to the pineal gland, which is located deep within the brain, according to Dr. Haris Sair, director of neuroradiology at Johns Hopkins University. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what happened this week

Jul. 31, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Infrared thermometers, which are held near the forehead to scan body...

FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on U.S. trade on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grassley is among GOP officials from New Hampshire to Mississippi to Iowa who quickly pushed back against President Donald Trump's suggestion that it may be necessary to delay the November election — which he cannot do without congressional approval — because of the unfounded threat of voter fraud. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

5 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 31, 2020 6:20 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP FACES RARE REBUKE FROM REPUBLICANS GOP officials from New Hampshire to Mississippi to Iowa pushed back against President Donald Trump’s suggestion it might be necessary to delay the November...

Karen Calloway, principal of Kenwood Academy in Chicago, poses Tuesday, July 28, 2020, for a portrait outside the Hyde Park neighborhood campus. School districts around the U.S. are working to remove police officers from campuses, but the school council for Kenwood Academy, a predominantly Black school near the University of Chicago, recently unanimously voted to keep its officer. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Some educators of color resist push for police-free schools

Jul. 31, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — School districts nationwide are working to remove police officers from campuses, but some Black and Indigenous educational leaders are resisting the push prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality. Some say the system is hamstrung by a complicated mix of...

Federal agents keep demonstrators from advancing during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Portland prepares for US agents to step back from protests

Jul. 30, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon police prepared Thursday to take over protecting a federal courthouse in Portland that’s been a target of violent protests, in a deal between the Democratic governor and the Trump administration that aimed to draw down the federal presence and offered hope for a...