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SALEM — Eastern Oregon ranchers are asking the state Legislature for more authority to kill wolves that threaten their livestock, re-energizing a longstanding debate as the wolf population increases. By Jonathan J. Cooper.
MEDFORD — A man who's been battling against Oregon water managers for more than a decade over three fishing ponds dammed up on his rural Jackson County property has been sent to jail for 90 days. Gary Harrington said a 1925 state law that gave a local water commission ownership of the water in Big Butte Creek didn't apply to the rain and snow he captures on his property. He says it's to fight fires, although the ponds are stocked with fish and lined with boat docks. Judge Lorenzo Mejia says the 65-year-old has been flouting the law: "Most people, when caught in a criminal act, at least promise not to do the act again."
ONTARIO — Authorities hope two Eastern Oregon men hurt by a homemade bomb can answer some questions eventually — such as what they were up to and why they were so close to the blast.
HEDGE FUND-GUILTY PLEA
PORTLAND — A Portland hedge-fund manager has pleaded guilty to 17 counts of mail and wire fraud in a Ponzi scheme he orchestrated in Oregon, Washington and other states.
PORTLAND — State officials say Oregon's unemployment rate continues to inch down and was at 8.2 percent last month, and the state continues to add jobs. But the monthly report on jobs and employment comes against a backdrop of statistics that show the state's labor force is shrinking and Oregon ranks among the top states in a broad measure of unemployment.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Three scientists at universities in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Oregon whose research has helped transform cancer treatment will share one of the richest prizes in medicine and biomedical research. Dr. Peter Nowell of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Janet Rowley of the University of Chicago and Dr. Brian Druker of Oregon Health and Science University will receive the $500,000 annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research next month, the medical center announced Tuesday. The prize, one of the largest in medicine and science in the United States, is awarded to those who have changed the course of medical research.
PORTLAND — Organizers of the Portland Marathon say they plan to memorialize the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings when the annual downtown event is held Oct. 6. The gesture in response to the tragedy was one of many in Oregon, which has a rich track and field history and a tight-knit community of runners. By Anne M. Peterson
PORTLAND — The University of Oregon has acknowledged major NCAA violations in connection with football recruiting and proposed a self-imposed two-year probation with the loss of one scholarship in each of the next three years, according to documents released by the school. By Anne M. Peterson.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry's teammates and coaches have called him the best shooter in the world for years. This season, that might not be up for debate. The Golden State Warriors point guard, finally healthy after two surgeries on his right ankle, enters Wednesday's finale at Portland one shy of Ray Allen's single-season record of 269 3-pointers set in 2005-06 with Seattle. By Antonio Gonzalez.
LOS ANGELES — Caron Butler scored 18 of his 22 points in the third quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Portland Trail Blazers 93-77 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. By Beth Harris.
— WOMAN RUN OVER — Ore. State Police: woman found dead near I-84, SUV apparently ran over her.
— COQUILLE RIVER DROWNING — Sheriff: Woman trapped under water on S. Ore.'s Coquille River drowns.
— GROCERY STORE-BANK ROBBERY — Gresham grocery store evacuated after older robber holds up bank branch, makes threat.
— OFFICER FIRES-MISSES — S. Ore. officer on leave after firing at man; man wasn't hit.
— ROAD RAGE PLEA — Ore. teacher accused in road rage case enters not guilty pleas.
— CONCEALED WEAPONS-WASHINGTON RESIDENTS — Multnomah County suspends processing new concealed handgun applications from Washington.
— KLAMATH DROUGHT — Klamath County commissioners declare drought; Kitzhaber plans the same.
— XGR--RODEOS-HORSE ROPING — Oregon Senate passes bill outlawing horse-roping at rodeo competitions.
— MEDFORD HOMELESS BEATING — A homeless man is in critical condition after a severe beating in Medford.
A LOOK AHEAD:
Upcoming stories from the AP in Oregon:
— May 14: Sentencing scheduled for Mohamed Mohamud on terrorism charges. He was convicted of plotting in an FBI sting to detonate a bomb at the 2010 Portland tree-lighting celebration.
— May 21: Primary elections: Curry, Josephine and Lane counties vote on tax increases to pay for public safety, Portland votes on fluoridation.
— June 18, Trial date for Rebecca Rubin, accused of taking part in fires set by ecoterrorism group.