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Wildfire-weary Western US coughs through late-season surge

A wet winter and spring in the Western U.S. brought predictions that the 2017 wildfire season would be mild. It was anything but. It ended up one of the worst in U.S. history in land burned. ...

Residents seek relief as heat wave bakes Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Children splashed about as adults dipped their toes in Portland fountains seeking relief from a heat wave that's baking a region famous for cool weather. In nor...

Woman who groped passenger gets 8 months home detention

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman who licked, groped and verbally harassed a female passenger during a flight from Las Vegas to Portland was sentenced Monday to eight months of home detention. ...

FBI agent in court on charge of lying about rancher shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An FBI agent was set to appear in court Wednesday on charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year's armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before...

Former Oregon governor cleared in influence-peddling case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber insisted he broke no laws, and federal prosecutors backed him up Friday, announcing that no criminal charges will be filed against Kitzhaber or ...

Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburst

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The man accused of killing two passengers and wounding a third who tried to stop his anti-Muslim tirade against two teenagers on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train shouted he's...

Couple who believe in prayer healing charged in baby's death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two members of an Oregon church that shuns traditional medicine in favor of prayer and anointing the sick with oils were arrested Monday in the death of their premature baby. ...

Man arrested in theft of Portland train victim's ring

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A homeless man took the wedding ring off the finger of a man who died in last week's knife attack aboard a Portland train, city police said Friday. George Tscha...

Authorities: Stabbings suspect bragged in patrol car

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man charged with fatally stabbing two men and injuring a third who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade appeared to brag about the attacks as he sat in the ba...

Dad tries to fathom why son allegedly decapitated his mother

ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon father is struggling to try to understand why his adult son allegedly decapitated his mother on Mother's Day and then showed up at a grocery store with her head, stabbi...

Man holding human head stabs store clerk; mother found dead

ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — A man killed his mother on Mother's Day at a rural Oregon home, then showed up at a grocery store in a nearby town carrying a decapitated human head and began stabbing a checkout...

Police say teens trying to steal belt led to deadly shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of two teenagers arrested after the shooting death of a high school student in an Oregon park told a detective they had wanted to steal the victim's belt, according to court ...

Oregon woman pleads guilty to assaulting passenger on flight

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Friday to a felony assault charge that was filed after a female passenger complained that she had been groped during a flight from Las Vegas to Por...

Jury convicts 2 of conspiracy in Oregon ranching standoff

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted two men of conspiracy to impede federal officers during last year's high-profile armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon in a protest over cont...

4 men being tried in second Oregon standoff trial

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The federal prosecutors who failed to convict Ammon Bundy returned to court Tuesday to try four lesser-known men who followed Bundy's call to take a hard stand against the govern...