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A police officer watches a crowd as a police vehicle burns near Fort Greene Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York after protesters rallied outside Barclays Center over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died Memorial Day while in police custody in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

National Guard summoned to aid cities amid police clashes

May. 30, 2020 5:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency early Saturday to activate the state National Guard as violence flared in Atlanta and cities nationwide following the death in Minnesota of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody....

People march from the George Floyd vigil at Peninsula Park towards the Justice Center downtown in Portland, Friday, March 29, 2020.  After hours of largely peaceful demonstrations, violence escalated late Friday in downtown Portland, as hundreds of people gathered to protest the Minneapolis police killing of a black man George Floyd.(Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Floyd protesters set fires in Portland, police declare riot

May. 30, 2020 5:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters broke into the police headquarters in Portland, Oregon, Friday night and authorities said they lit a fire inside as a rally over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis turned violent. Blazes continued to burn early Saturday morning in multiple locations in downtown,...

Sergeant showed ‘pattern of deceit’ in black man's arrest

May. 29, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — West Linn Police Sgt. Tony Reeves, who was the lead investigator in the wrongful arrest of a black man in Portland, will never again be called to testify in any county criminal court case and should have his police certification revoked, Clackamas County’s district attorney...

A sign is shown on the front of farm equipment near Merrill, Ore., Friday, May 29, 2020. Farmers upset about water issues planned a convoy in southwest Oregon. (Holly Dillemuth/Herald and News via AP)

Southern Oregon farmers rally against meager water season

May. 29, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Farmers were driving tractors and other agriculture equipment from Merrill to Midland in southern Oregon Friday to express frustration about a meager water season facing irrigators this year. Hundreds were expected to attend the “Shut Down and Fed Up” tractor rally...

Social media companies alerted about elections content in OR

May. 29, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican Secretary of State Bev Clarno alerted Twitter and Facebook to what she said were falsehoods being shared on their platforms and the social media companies say they’ll take steps to stop misinformation. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports election officials, from county...

Man mauled by grizzly bear in critical, stable condition

May. 29, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear has mauled a mountain biker on a trail near the Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in southern Montana, causing severe injuries to his face and neck. Peter Scherfig was biking alone on his 61st birthday Monday when he was attacked, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. He was...

Longshore union can immediately appeal jury verdict damages

May. 29, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled Thursday that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union can immediately appeal a jury verdict that it was liable for damages and must pay millions of dollars to former Port of Portland Terminal 6 operator ICTSI Oregon Inc. A federal jury in November...

Portland approves paying $125K to man hurt in police chase

May. 29, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A cab driver seriously hurt after being hit while a Portland police officer chased a motorist the wrong way down Interstate 84 will receive a $125,000 settlement from the city. The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to pay Ethiopia Amdino to settle a claim brought by his attorney...

1 dead in helicopter crash near Roseburg

May. 28, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A person was killed in a helicopter crash near Roseburg. The crash happened around 2:15 p.m. Thursday on private property south of the Green district of Roseburg, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. Local fire, EMS and police agencies responded and are coordinating with...

Coronavirus outbreak sickens dozens at Townsend Farms

May. 28, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State officials have confirmed that a fruit company with two Portland area facilities is the site of the large coronavirus outbreak referenced by state health officials Wednesday that infected dozens of workers. It’s Townsend Farms’ second COVID-19 outbreak since late...