Authorities have remained tight lipped about their interview with the mother of three children -- all apparently 3 years old or younger -- who were found alone in a vacant building in Portland, Oregon.
After traveling all year for business meetings or conventions and taking vacation to cover a child's inconvenient half days at school, many harried Americans are left with a dilemma. With a few weeks left in the year, their remaining precious vacation days are about to expire.
The arrests occurred thousands of miles apart, but the scenes were similar in Oregon and Texas early Sunday: In the dark of night, police told Occupy demonstrators to leave protest sites. Those who refused were handcuffed and arrested.
The NBA gap between the haves and the have-nots is widening. That's why the owners are now quarreling among themselves over how much money the richest markets should be sharing with the less rich, and why the "less attractive" franchises want the next collective bargaining agreement to provide them with a better opportunity to hold on to talents like LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Deron Williams.
There's something that just seems right about the match between Portland, Ore., and soccer. You can see for yourself tonight when the Portland Timbers host their historic first MLS home game (ESPN2, 11 p.m. ET) against the Chicago Fire in what figures to be a festive cauldron in their refurbished downtown stadium.
Seattle Sounders fans already scored a sweet little victory in the MLS rivalry about to ignite in the Pacific Northwest. Their club already made life tougher than it needed to be on the debuting teams in 2011 -- the very sides that are already Seattle's chief rivals.
Preseason started early this year around MLS, a reflection of season openers moving forward about two weeks. So most teams are into their preseason routines now, with trips ahead to Florida, Arizona or other places where the weather is more suited to soccer and less to Winter X Games.
Three days after the arrest of a suspected terrorist in Portland, Oregon, Mayor Sam Adams is rethinking a decision he made five years ago not to participate in the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, according to officials.
After enjoying their city's Christmas tree lighting, Portland, Oregon, residents felt a twinge of shock and then a rush of gratitude on Saturday when they learned that law officers foiled a plot to set off a bomb in a state the suspect says "nobody ever thinks about."
Portland, Ore. is the city of a thousand nicknames. "Stumptown," perhaps its oldest, harkens back to the region's logging roots. "Beervana," a nod to the city's renowned craft brew scene, is another favorite. Rumor has it, violent protests prompted George H. W. Bush's staff to christen the city "Little Beirut." But if Henry Merritt Paulson III has his way, "Soccer City USA," may become Portland's next big moniker.
Police in Portland, Oregon, say they reopened their investigation into a massage therapist's allegation that former Vice President Al Gore had "unwanted sexual contact" with her in 2006 because of procedural issues.
Police in Portland, Oregon, say they have reopened their investigation into a massage therapist's allegation that former Vice President Al Gore had "unwanted sexual contact" with her in 2006, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday.
The Phoenix Suns advanced to the second round of the playoffs by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden 99-90 on Thursday. While the Suns prepare for what is sure to be an emotional second-round series against a Spurs team that has defeated them four consecutive times in the postseason, the Blazers are left to mull over a season that brought pain from almost the beginning to the end, with key injuries a constant companion.
The Phoenix Suns maintained home-court advantage by swarming the Portland Trail Blazers in a 107-88 victory at USAirways Arena Monday night. The Suns now hold a 3-2 lead in this best-of-seven series and can close it out when the teams play in Portland on Thursday night.
Home court has indeed been an advantage early in the playoffs, with the host team posting a 23-7 record through Sunday. Even when the games moved to the court of the lower-seeded clubs, the home teams were 10-4.
Behind 42 points from Jason Richardson, the Suns came into the Rose Garden on Thursday and quieted a horde of red-clad hipsters, jumping on the Blazers early and holding on to win 108-89 to take a 2-1 series lead and regain home-court advantage.
It's seems a little weird to say, but as goes Andre Miller, so go the Blazers. After leaning on Brandon Roy and a deep roster the last few years, it is now Miller -- pass-first point guard, career second lieutenant, enemy of the highlight-compiler -- who will likely determine Portland's fate.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland Trail Blazers are picking up needed help on the interior, acquiring Marcus Camby from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for guard Steve Blake and forward Travis Outlaw.
When it comes to taking spirited vacations, wandering a vineyard falls flat in the face of handcrafted brew. With more than 1,500 breweries across the United States, beer is not just a drink -- it's a destination.
A man accused of shooting into a crowd outside an under-21 nightclub -- killing two teenage girls and wounding seven other people -- before shooting himself was in critical condition Monday, police in Portland, Oregon, said.