Authorities praised for handling of protests in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After previous political rallies that ended in violence, police in Portland, Oregon, earned praise Monday from outside observers for using a natural barrier — the city’s Willamette River — to keep dueling protesters apart during a weekend far-right rally and large counter-demonstration that included a subset of masked and black-clad anti-fascists. […]

Risk of clashes at rally mobilizes Portland, Oregon, police

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police are mobilizing to prevent clashes between out-of-state far-right groups planning a rally here and the homegrown anti-fascists who oppose them as America’s culture wars seep into this progressive haven. Saturday’s rally — and the violence it may bring — are a relatively new reality here, as an informal coalition […]

AP source: Miami trading Hassan Whiteside to Portland

MIAMI (AP) — Hassan Whiteside is heading to the Portland Trail Blazers, as the Miami Heat continue reshaping their roster. A person with knowledge of the situation said Monday that the Heat have agreed to trade Whiteside to the Trail Blazers for Meyers Leonard and Moe Harkless. The person spoke to The Associated Press on […]

At least 13 people arrested at Portland, Oregon, protest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon. Authorities closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart. They were largely successful. “This was a dynamic event with […]

Will Power wins at Portland in big day for Team Penske

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Josef Newgarden tightened his grip on the IndyCar championship with a trouble-free run at Portland International Raceway and a victory by teammate Will Power. Power won for the second time in three races, and the Sunday victory was critical because it prevented any of Newgarden’s title contenders from taking the top […]

Newgarden bobbles during qualifying session at Portland

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Josef Newgarden made a pair of mistakes in Saturday qualifying and the IndyCar points leader will start behind two of his three rivals at Portland International Raceway. Colton Herta won the pole for Sunday’s race. Of the four drivers mathematically eligible to win the title, only reigning series champion Scott Dixon […]

Arrests precede major demonstrations in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested the leader of a right-wing group on the eve of a rally that’s expected to draw people from around the U.S. to Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, prompting Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson to urge his followers to “show up one hundred-fold” in response. Self-described anti-fascists have vowed to confront the […]

Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With both the left and the right declaring victory following a long-hyped rally that had Portland, Oregon, on edge it seems the liberal city will continue to be a flashpoint in an increasingly divided country. City officials were mostly relieved that a downtown gathering Saturday of more than 1,000 far-right protesters […]

4 arrested, 1 injured at Portland right wing rally: Police

(ABC NEWS) — Four people were arrested and one person was injured as several hundred people descended on downtown Portland on Saturday, police said. There were “at least four arrests,” Portland Police Lieutenant Tina Jones said in a statement. “One individual sustained an injury and was transported by ambulance.” Portland has been bracing for several […]

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