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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...

1 dead, 1 injured in shooting southeast of Eugene

Aug. 16, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead and another was hurt in a shooting southeast of Eugene near Pleasant Hill. KEZI-TV reports authorities were called Friday afternoon to a dispute involving a firearm. Lane County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Carrie Carver says deputies and troopers...

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...

Toddler killed in southern Oregon, man arrested

Aug. 16, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

EAGLE POINT, Ore. (AP) — A southern Oregon man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 2-year-old girl. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 25-year-old Russel Larsen was arrested Thursday and accused of manslaughter, assault and criminal mistreatment. Alivia Rose Allen died of blunt force trauma. The...

5.4 magnitude earthquake 260 miles off Oregon coast

Aug. 16, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck about 260 miles (418 kilometers) off the Oregon coast. The U.S. Geological Service says the temblor happened before 7:30 a.m. Friday, west of Newport, Oregon. There is no tsunami danger, according to the National Weather Service. The quake was about 6...

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde purchase paper mill site

Aug. 16, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have finalized their purchase of the former Blue Heron paper mill site at Willamette Falls. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the site that was once home to the Charcowah village of the Clowewalla as of Wednesday belongs to the Confederated...

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...

Oregon announces free fishing this weekend

Aug. 16, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — State officials say it will be free to fish, crab or clam in waters around Oregon this weekend. The World reports the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife declared Aug. 17 and 18 free fishing weekend. Fishing licenses or tags, including combined angling tags or the Columbia River...