Oregon

  • Shooter kills student at Oregon high school June 10, 2014

    Portland:A gunman walked into an Oregon high school and fatally shot a student on Tuesday before authorities found him dead a short time later. Reynolds High School in the northern Oregon city of Troutdale was on lockdown after the shooting and students were being evacuated from the school room by room,...
  • Romanian princess among 18 charged in Oregon over cockfighting August 17, 2013

    A Romanian princess, the daughter of exiled former Romanian King Michael, appeared in a US court on Friday with her American husband on charges related to cockfighting in rural Oregon, authorities said. Irina Walker, 60, was among 18 people charged with holding 10 cockfighting "derbies" in 2012 and 2013, according to...
  • 1-year-old US girl buys car using dad's smartphone July 11, 2013

    Born shopaholic! A one-year-old girl in the US has bought a car through online trading, while playing on the mobile phone of her dad, who has decided to keep the "purchase". Paul Stoute from Portland, Oregon, said he got a notice from eBay congratulating him on his purchase of $ 225....
  • US: Teenager charged for planning to bomb school May 27, 2013

    Portland: A US teenager who intended to blow up his school will be charged with attempted aggravated murder after six bombs were found in his bedroom, a prosecutor said on Sunday. Grant Acord, 17, planned to attack his school in Oregon in a plot "forged and inspired" by a 1999 mass...
  • US seeks N Korean amnesty for American jailed for 15 years May 3, 2013

    Seoul: North Korea sentenced an American citizen to 15 years of hard labor on Thursday for crimes against the state, prompting a US call for his amnesty in hopes of avoiding him becoming a bargaining chip between the two countries. Kenneth Bae, 44, was born in South Korea but is a...
  • Arizona home's 'Ditto' to neighbour's Christmas lights December 16, 2012

    Maricopa: An Arizona woman who knew she couldn't compete head on with her neighbour's elaborate Christmas light display is attracting attention for her response. Using red and green lights, Kristina Green of Maricopa spelled out the word "ditto" and made an arrow pointing toward her neighbor's home. KNXV-TV reports that Green's...
  • US: Gunman, two others dead in Oregon mall shooting December 12, 2012

    Portland: A gunman opened fire in a suburban Portland shopping mall on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding another before apparently killing himself as people were doing their Christmas shopping, authorities said. Witnesses described a scene of chaos and disbelief as the gunman wearing some sort of camouflage outfit and...
  • US: At least 1 dead in Portland area mall shooting December 12, 2012

    Portland: A gunman opened fire in a Portland, Oregon, area shopping mall Tuesday, killing at least one person and wounding an unknown number of others, sheriff's deputies said. "We believe there's at least one deceased and maybe more," said Clackamas County sheriff's Lt. James Rhodes. Rhodes said he was still trying to...
  • Teen was 'singing about' Osama in plane disruption: US February 26, 2012

    Portland: A 19-year-old from Saudi Arabia who authorities say forced a plane to make an emergency landing when he lit an electronic cigarette, mentioned Osama bin Laden and tried to hit fellow passengers pleaded not guilty to interfering with a plane crew. A lawyer for Yazeed Mohammed A Abunayyan told a...
  • Occupy protesters confront police across US December 13, 2011

    Washington: Police in several US cities confronted Occupy protests aimed and shutting down port facilities as part of a nationwide day of protest in the aftermath of efforts to clear demonstrators against corporate greed from public parks. Several arrests were made, while ports reported only minor hindrances on Monday in protest...
  • 'Occupy' protesters arrested in Texas, Oregon October 31, 2011

    Portland (US): Dozens of anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested in Texas, where they clashed with police over food tables, and in Oregon, where officers dragged them out of a park in an affluent neighborhood. In New York and many other East Coast cities, it was a snowstorm that was making it...
  • 'Classy' thief nips $ 2,300 cognac April 5, 2011

    Portland: A masked, quick-moving thief smashed a liquor store window early on Monday in suburban Portland and walked off with a bottle of cognac valued at more than $2,300. "He has good taste," said Lt Mike Rouches a spokesman for the Hillsboro police. "He knew exactly what he was after." The robber...
  • Western US coast sustains damage from tsunami March 12, 2011

    California The warnings traveled quickly across the Pacific in the middle of the night as a 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan spawned a deadly tsunami, and it was racing east on Friday as fast as a jetliner. Sirens blared in Hawaii. The West Coast pulled back from the shoreline, fearing the worst....
  • Students in US organise Quidditch World Cup November 22, 2010

    Harry Potter films have spawned a new sport as well. A group of students had their very own Quidditch World Cup in New York. As his latest film hit the theatres, students at Oregon State University are busy studying the film and books for college credit. ...
  • Watch: How about a carwash from an elephant? September 30, 2009

    An elephant doubles as a car wash in a park in Oregon, US. It's one of several new exhibits and attractions that the wildlife safari added over the past summer. despite the economy, the park has seen their sales increase by 28 per cent over this time last year. ...
  • Sikhs slam US state bill ban of 'religious dress' July 19, 2009

    Washington: Sikhs in the US have slammed a state law that would bar teachers from the community in public schools from wearing "religious dress" including turbans, a move that may spark a racial row. In effect, the bill passed by the Oregon legislature and now on the governor's desk "prohibit...
  • Republican senator cashes in on Obama's fame June 26, 2008

    Washington: One Republican senator is trying to cash in on Obama's popularity in his state. Gordon Smith of Oregon is running an ad, highlighting his cooperation with the Democratic presidential candidate. ...
  • Poll: Hillary wins Kentucky, but Obama leading May 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Senator Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic primary in Kentucky, but Obama is close to crossing the threshold as he requires just 14 more delegates to be on top of the race. "Tonight we have achieved an important victory. It's not just Kentucky bluegrass that's music to my ears,...
  • Obama-Clinton battle heats up as Kentucky goes to polls May 20, 2008

    Voters in Kentucky and Oregon go to the polls in two days. ...
  • Dinosaurs bitten out of existence: Study January 4, 2008

    Washington: A new study by scientists has suggested that dinosaurs might have been wiped off the face off the Earth by biting, disease-carrying insects over a long period of time. According to the study, the rise and evolution of insects, especially the slow-but-overwhelming threat posed by new disease carriers, could have...