Discovery of dog saves Oregon man from sex-crime conviction

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The discovery of a black lab named Lucy led to the unravelling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence. Jos...

Democrat seeks Congress seat in conservative chunk of Oregon

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) — One of the largest U.S. congressional districts voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016, yet an Oregon Democrat campaigning against a Republican incumbent doesn't see it as ...

8 asylum seekers released from federal prison in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Eight of more than 100 asylum seekers who were locked up by the Trump administration in a federal prison in Oregon have been released on bond, immigration lawyers said Wednesday. ...

Rescuers search for crashed plane in Alaska national park

Peering through low cloud cover, rescuers aboard a military aircraft on Sunday were attempting to find a sightseeing plane that crashed with the pilot and four passengers aboard a day earlier in Alask...

Trump administration backing Obama proclamation in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration is defending former President Barack Obama's expansion of a national monument in Oregon. That puts the administration in direct opposition...

Lawyers; Asylum seekers face horrible conditions in custody

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Federal public defenders say asylum seekers are enduring horrible conditions in a U.S. prison in Oregon, apparently driving at least one person to attempt suicide. ...

Trump pardons 2 ranchers whose case sparked land debate

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon have received pardons from President...

Having being deported to Central America after fleeing gangs

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Why did she do it? Why did she travel more than a thousand miles by bus and then ford the Rio Grande with a small band of desperate voyagers? Why did she endure the ar...

The world's wine industry is adapting to climate change

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — When an Oregon valley famed for its wine heats up under the afternoon sun, Pacific Ocean winds rush through a dip in the mountains, cooling the grapes in Jeff Havlin's vineyards. ...

Oregon's high court to consider proposed gun-control measure

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A proposed ballot measure that would restrict ownership of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines wound up in the Oregon Supreme Court after a gun rights proponent on Wedne...

US Senator refused entry to facility holding migrants' kids

A United States senator tried to enter a federal facility in Texas where immigrant children are being held, but police were summoned and he was told to leave. Sen. Jeff Merkley's att...

Previously released prisoners report harshness in N. Korea

Americans held in North Korean prisons have endured hard labor, some were kept at times in total darkness under conditions so bleak that one prisoner tried to kill himself, and succeeded in doing so a...

Father of Army vet shot at Oregon VA clinic feels betrayed

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The father of a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who was shot at a government clinic in Oregon blames Veterans Affairs for letting down his son. Gilbert...

Democrats strive to tighten their hold in several states

INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) — Unfazed by signs banning soliciting and dogs that barked at her in almost every home she visited, a political newbie knocked on doors, handed out campaign flyers and asked vo...

Oregon marijuana: Lots of data, few to analyze and check it

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — To the beat of electronic dance music, men and women inside a slate-gray building harvested marijuana plants festooned with radio-frequency identification tags. In another room, an ...