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Questlove’s quest: To find woman who bought him a turntable

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ahmir Thompson, founder of The Roots and drummer for the “Tonight Show” band, wants to find the kind stranger who...

US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest...

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign...

Seattle, Portland, New York sue over Trump’s ‘anarchy’ label

SEATTLE (AP) — New York, Seattle and Portland — three cities recently labeled “anarchist jurisdictions” by the U.S. Justice Department — filed a lawsuit...

Environmental groups sue over Portland tear gas use

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices have enveloped protesters and bystanders in airborne chemicals...

Man arrested in California stemming from 2016 Maine killing

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine said a 23-year-old man was arrested in California in connection with a 2016 shooting death in...

AP finds most arrested in protests aren’t leftist radicals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But...

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism...

Oakland, Portland sue over use of federal agents at protests

The cities of Oakland and Portland, Oregon have sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, alleging that the agencies are...

Wildfire smoke in US exposes millions to hazardous pollution

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed...

Oregon killing suspect killed by cops had gun in pocket

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Four officers fired over 30 rounds at Portland, Oregon, fugitive Michael Reinoehl after they cornered him in his car Sept....

Oregon protest fallout dominates close Portland mayor race

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In most election cycles, America wouldn’t pay attention to the Portland, Oregon, mayoral race — but this isn’t a normal...

Protesters knock down Roosevelt, Lincoln statues in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in Portland overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and vandalized the Oregon Historical Society in...

Mel Reid hopes to keep the party going at Women’s PGA

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Mel Reid can be excused for feeling a bit sluggish when she woke up for a practice round at...

Pacific Power utility sued over devastating Oregon wildfires

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three Pacific Northwest law firms have filed a class action lawsuit against the Pacific Power utility and its parent company,...

Trump Proud Boys remark echoes Charlottesville

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to walk back his refusal to outright condemn a far right fascist group during his...

Portland asks US to rescind deputization of city police

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland has asked U.S. officials to end the federal deputation of dozens of police officers in Oregon's...

The NBA Finals: Why the Lakers will win the championship

LeBron James believed he could win every time he advanced to the NBA Finals. ...

Rookie Smith hopes to build on successful Thorns debut

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Thorns rookie Sophia Smith laughs when she recalls the conversation with her dad back in high school about her...

Virus, strife prompt ‘resiliency’ funds in Black communities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray...

Arrests in Portland protest follow fairly calm rally

PORTLAND (AP) — Several people in Portland, Oregon, were arrested in anti-police brutality protests that continued into early Sunday, hours after demonstrations ended with...

Portland, Oregon, largely peaceful after right-wing rally

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a right-wing rally and counter-protests in Portland, Oregon, have largely dispersed without serious violence Saturday, though they are...

The Latest: Protesters outside Louisville church amid curfew

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's...

Oregon governor sends state police to Portland for protests

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency Friday as she announced that state troopers and sheriff's deputies would...

School, teen agree to end lawsuit over sexual assault note

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Cape Elizabeth School Department has agreed to remove any record of discipline against a student who posted a note...

The Latest: Louisville protest ends after a night of tension

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's...

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and...

Police: Violence at Portland protest escalates to firebombs

PORTLAND (AP) — Protesters in Portland hurled several firebombs at officers in Oregon’s largest city during a demonstration over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision...

The Latest: Black women address rally in downtown Portland

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's...

Portland denies permit for right-wing rally, cites COVID-19

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, has denied a permit for a Saturday rally planned by the right-wing group Proud Boys. ...

Trump Homeland Security pick denies intelligence meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security denied allegations Wednesday that he molded intelligence reports to suit...

Feds threaten funds to NYC, Seattle and Portland over unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department identified New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under...

After wildfire smoke clears, protests resume in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters returned to the streets of Portland, Oregon, following a dayslong pause largely due to poor air quality from wildfires...

Firefighters battle exhaustion along with wildfire flames

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — They work 50 hours at a stretch and sleep on gymnasium floors. Exploding trees shower them with embers. They lose...

Latest: Southern California forest fire burns near homes

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): ...

Feds explored possibly charging Portland officials in unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department explored whether it could pursue either criminal or civil rights charges against city officials in Portland, Oregon, after...

Justice Dept.: Sedition charge may apply to protest violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a memo to U.S. attorneys Thursday obtained by The Associated Press, the Justice Department emphasized that federal prosecutors should aggressively...

LeBron James makes All-NBA team for record 16th time

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously. ...

Seeping under doors, bad air from West’s fires won’t ease up

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air...

US Open in September as LPGA, Champions and Europe play on

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Latest: Oregon seeks presidential disaster declaration

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): ...

Wildfires during pandemic intensify economic pain in West

The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy...

Latest: Sheriff: 2 more dead from California wildfires

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): ...

Winds a worry as death toll reaches 35 from West Coast fires

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — Nearly all the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities...

Smoke chokes West Coast as wildfire deaths keep climbing

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire smoke that posed a health hazard to millions choked the West Coast on Saturday as firefighters battled deadly blazes...

Latest: Three more found dead in Northern California blaze

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): ...

Dozens missing as firefighters battle two large Oregon fires

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters battled two large wildfires Friday that threatened to merge near the most populated part of Oregon, including...

Confirmation gets trickier for Trump Homeland Security pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower's complaint and a tight timeline are making it increasingly unlikely that the Senate will confirm Chad Wolf as secretary...

Wildfire smoke brings worst air quality to Portland, Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke pollution from wildfires raging in California and across the Pacific Northwest worsened in San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon,...

Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires

SEATTLE (AP) — Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest are fighting misinformation along with raging wildfires as people spread unsubstantiated social media posts blaming...

Officials squash rumors of far right, far left setting fires

SEATTLE (AP) — Raging wildfires in the Pacific Northwest have fueled a barrage of false information this week as unsubstantiated social media posts blamed...

Stunned residents tour Oregon town devastated by wildfires

PHOENIX, Ore. (AP) — Stunned residents of the small Oregon town of Phoenix walked through a scene of devastation Thursday after one of the...

High alert: Deadly Northwest fires burn hundreds of homes

ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — Deadly windblown wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest destroyed hundreds of homes in Oregon, the governor said Wednesday, warning it...

Official claims pressure to alter Homeland Security intel

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Department of Homeland Security official said in a whistleblower complaint that he was pressured by more senior officials to suppress...

Top Homeland Security official defends response to protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday defended his response to protests in Portland, Oregon, amid criticism...

Billy Donovan out as Thunder coach after 5 seasons

Billy Donovan won't return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder after five seasons, the team announced Tuesday night, ending a largely successful run...

Trump supporters rally near Portland and at Oregon’s Capitol

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Monday afternoon in a small town south of Portland for a pro-President Donald Trump vehicle rally...

Trump supporters rally near Portland and at Oregon’s Capitol

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Monday afternoon in a small town south of Portland for a pro-President Donald Trump vehicle rally...

Trump supporters rally near Portland and at Oregon Capitol

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered on Labor Day in a small town south of Portland for a pro-President Donald Trump vehicle...

James, Davis help Lakers hold on to beat Rockets, tie series

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers were on a wild ride at Disney. ...

Dozens arrested as violent Portland protests continue

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered for rallies and marches against police violence and racial injustice Saturday night in Portland, Oregon, as...

Summer of protest: Chance for change, but obstacles exposed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memorial Day brought the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, prompting hundreds of thousands of Americans to...

BLM rallies, memorial for man killed in Portland shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People gathered for Black Lives Matter rallies Saturday evening in Portland, Oregon, and a memorial was held for the man...

Rockets run away from No. 1 seed Lakers, take Game 1 112-97

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Rockets may play small, but they don't use size to determine toughness. ...

Portland killing suspect and victim had guns, documents say

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — ‎Both the suspect in the slaying of the right-wing protester in Portland, Oregon last weekend and the victim had handguns...

Slain shooting suspect was a regular at Portland protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The man believed to have fatally shot a supporter of President Donald Trump following skirmishes between Black Lives Matter protesters...

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

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once hailed as one of the most livable U.S. cities, Portland, Oregon, is grappling with an uncertain future as it...

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