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Perkins wins Oregon's Republican U.S. Senate primary.

May. 27, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jo Rae Perkins has won Oregon’s Republican U.S. Senate primary. Perkins, a frequent candidate for public office, has been criticized for her belief in QAnon, a wide-ranging and baseless conspiracy theory that depicts former President Donald Trump as a hero...

Democrats: Google must protect privacy of abortion patients

May. 24, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

More than 40 Democratic members of Congress are asking Google to stop what they see as the unnecessary collection and retention of people's location data, arguing the information could be used to identify women seeking abortions. In a letter sent Tuesday to Sundar Pichai, the CEO of...

Midterm updates | Idaho attorney general loses GOP primary

May. 18, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s Republican attorney general primary, beating a longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role. Labrador prevailed over Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, who was backed...

With Roe in doubt, some fear tech surveillance of pregnancy

May. 18, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Chandler Jones realized she was pregnant during her junior year of college, she turned to a trusted source for information and advice. Her cellphone. “I couldn’t imagine before the internet, trying to navigate this,” said Jones, 26, who...

Ron Wyden wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Oregon primary election.

May. 17, 2022 23:30 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ron Wyden wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Oregon primary election.

A new Oregon mining boom could be a bust for sage grouse

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

McDermitt, Ore. (AP) — Katie Fite crouched behind some waist-high sagebrush, and her dog Bell nestled in the plant’s cozy cavity to shield from howling winds. It was the first Saturday in April, peak mating season for sage grouse on a remote stretch of the Oregon-Nevada border....

Today in History: May 3, Margaret Thatcher elected

May. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2022. There are 242 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 3, 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime...

Harris positive for COVID-19, Biden not a 'close contact'

Apr. 26, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White House announced, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus even as the U.S. eases restrictions in a bid to return to pre-pandemic normalcy. Neither President Joe...

North Carolina Rep. Deborah Ross tests positive for COVID-19

Apr. 26, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Deborah Ross said she tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. In a tweet, the first-term Democrat from Raleigh representing the 2nd Congressional District said she's experiencing mild symptoms. She said she will quarantine and avoid traveling, in...

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden positive for COVID-19, mild symptoms

Apr. 26, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden tested positive Tuesday for COVID-19, his office said, as the virus continues to circulate among lawmakers and policymakers in the nation's capitol. The Oregon Democrat tested positive during a routine screening and is experiencing mild...