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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...

Tear gas fills the air during protests, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Portland, Ore. The protests, which began over the killing of George Floyd, often result frequent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

After wildfire smoke clears, protests resume in Portland

Sep. 19, 2020 6:28 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters returned to the streets of Portland, Oregon, following a dayslong pause largely due to poor air quality from wildfires on the West Coast. Police declared an unlawful assembly Friday night in a neighborhood near a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building where...

In this image taken from video a mattress burns in the street near the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct Sunday night, Sept. 6, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Protesters have gathered for more than 100 days following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (KATU Photo via AP)

Feds explored possibly charging Portland officials in unrest

Sep. 17, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department explored whether it could pursue either criminal or civil rights charges against city officials in Portland, Oregon, after clashes erupted there night after night between law enforcement and demonstrators, a department spokesperson said Thursday. The revelation that...

Portland mayor bans cops from using tear gas during protests

Sep. 10, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland on Thursday ordered police in Oregon's largest city to stop using tear gas for crowd control during the frequently violent protests that have racked the city for more than three months since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Mayor Ted Wheeler, a...

Police officers pass a fire lit by protesters on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Hundreds of people gathered for rallies and marches against police violence and racial injustice Saturday night in Portland, Oregon, as often violent nightly demonstrations that have happened for 100 days since George Floyd was killed showed no signs of ceasing. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Dozens arrested as violent Portland protests continue

Sep. 6, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered for rallies and marches against police violence and racial injustice Saturday night in Portland, Oregon, as often violent nightly demonstrations that have happened for 100 days since George Floyd was killed showed no signs of ceasing. Molotov cocktails...

Leila, 8, and mom Stacey, who declined to give their last names, attend a memorial for Aaron J. Danielson on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Vancouver, Wash. Danielson, a supporter of the conservative group Patriot Prayer, was fatally shot in August as supporters of President Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

BLM rallies, memorial for man killed in Portland shooting

Sep. 5, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People gathered for Black Lives Matter rallies Saturday evening in Portland, Oregon, and a memorial was held for the man fatally shot last weekend after a right-wing caravan went through downtown, as daily demonstrations stretched well past the three-month mark in the city. Hundreds...

Officials work at the area late Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Lacey Wash., where a man suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland, Ore., the week before was killed as investigators moved in to arrest him. Michael Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force attempted to apprehend him in Lacey, a senior Justice Department official said. Reinoehl was the prime suspect in the killing of 39-year-old Aaron “Jay” Danielson, who was shot in the chest Saturday night, the official said. (AP Photo/Ted Warren)

Portland killing suspect and victim had guns, documents say

Sep. 4, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — ‎Both the suspect in the slaying of the right-wing protester in Portland, Oregon last weekend and the victim had handguns when their confrontation started after dueling street demonstrations, according to court documents made public Friday. The documents said victim Aaron...

FILE - In this July 20, 2020, file photo, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters hold their phones aloft in Portland, Ore. Once hailed as one of the most livable cities in the U.S., Portland, Oregon, is grappling with an uncertain future as it reaches a stunning benchmark: 100 consecutive nights of racial injustice protests marred by vandalism, chaos — and now, the killing of a supporter of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Portland's grim reality: 100 days of protests, many violent

Sep. 4, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once hailed as one of the most livable U.S. cities, Portland, Oregon, is grappling with an uncertain future as it reaches a stunning benchmark: 100 consecutive nights of racial injustice protests marred by vandalism, chaos — and the killing of a supporter of President Donald...

Portland police take control of the streets after making arrests on the scene of the nightly protests at a Portland police precinct on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 in Portland, Ore. Oregon State Police will return to Portland to help local authorities after the fatal shooting of a man following clashes between President Donald Trump supporters and counter-protesters that led to an argument between the president and the city's mayor over who was to blame for the violence. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Oregon governor, others call for end to protest violence

Sep. 3, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With protests in Portland nearing the 100-day mark, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and other Democratic leaders on Thursday called for an end to violence even as federal agents were continuing to arrest protesters who allegedly assaulted law enforcement officers. Protests have erupted daily in...

Oregon's governor calls for end to violent protest action

Sep. 3, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With protests in Portland nearing the 100-day mark, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday called for an end to violence even as federal agents were continuing to arrest protesters who allegedly assaulted law enforcement officers. Protests have erupted daily in the Pacific Northwest city...