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Analysis: Toughest schedule? So. Carolina can make the claim

Aug. 17, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

South Carolina has the type of brutal schedule that could help the Gamecocks be a better team that winds up with a worse record than last year. The Gamecocks host both of the participants in last year's College Football Playoff championship game: Clemson and Alabama. They also travel to Georgia, the runner-up in...

AP Explains: A look at rallies, recent tension in Portland

Aug. 17, 2019 12:13 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...

Portland, Oregon, awaits right-wing rally, counter protests

Aug. 17, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Protective Service, were in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday to help police there monitor a right-wing rally that's expected to draw demonstrators from around the U.S. Self-described...

Arrests precede major demonstrations in Portland, Oregon

Aug. 16, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested the leader of a right-wing group on the eve of a rally that's expected to draw people from around the U.S. to Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, prompting Patriot Prayer's Joey Gibson to urge his followers to "show up one hundred-fold" in response. Self-described...

Critics blast Oregon repeal of tsunami-zone building ban

Aug. 16, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it's only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes a...

Nike track shoes used in 1972 Olympic trials sell for $50K

Aug. 15, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A pair of handmade Nike track shoes from the 1972 Olympic trials has sold for $50,000. Dave Russell, of Sacramento, sold the rare kicks last month to the Graduate Eugene hotel, a Nike-themed property in Eugene, Oregon. "They wanted something that would say, 'This is Nike town,' "...

Portland mayor decries violence, hatred ahead of rally

Aug. 15, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, said Wednesday that people planning violence or espousing hatred at a weekend protest by right-wing groups in the liberal city "are not welcome here." Mayor Ted Wheeler spoke at a rally with other leaders ahead of the event Saturday, which is also...

Fernandez scores twice in Timbers' 3-2 win over Fire

Aug. 15, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brian Fernandez scored twice and the Portland Timbers held off Chicago 3-2 on Wednesday night with the Fire playing a man down for 60 minutes of the match. It was Portland's second straight win at home to start a 10-game homestand. The Timbers (11-9-4) had a challenging 12-game road...

Wyoming wind farm making same power with 80% fewer turbines

Aug. 14, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow an electric utility to redevelop Wyoming's first commercial wind farm so it produces the same amount of power with far fewer turbines, an example of the growing feasibility of renewable energy in the top U.S. coal-mining state. Portland,...

Beavers remain in rebuilding mode under Jonathan Smith

Aug. 14, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith is pragmatic about his team's prospects this season. The former Beavers quarterback knew what he was getting into when he took over after a disastrous 2017. Entering his second season, he knows change will be incremental. "It wasn't just going to...