2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped animal neglect charges against owners of 120 high-end horses rescued last year from a snowbound ranch in northeastern Oregon. The owner, 78-year-old Byrde Lynn Hill and her former husband Frank Baxter initially faced 100 counts of misdemeanor animal neglect. Baxter denied ownership of all but a few of the horses. Charges against Hill were dropped after she was declared mentally incompetent.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for a man accused of trying to blow up a bomb in downtown Portland will present arguments tomorrow intended to show their client was entrapped by government agents. It’s the first in a series of hearings in the government’s case against Mohamed Mohamud (moh-HAH’-med moh-hah-MOOD’), a 21-year-old former college student accused of attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction at a Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council is trying to market its patented Portland Loo to other cities. The solar-powered, graffiti-resistant outdoor toilets cost $60,000 to manufacture, and the city has already sold one to Victoria, B.C., for $100,000. The cities of Anchorage, Alaska, and San Diego have also expressed interest in the loos.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Thornton scored 20 points and made the winning jumper with 3.4 seconds left, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 104-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers last night. The Blazers have dropped two straight and four of five, and are close to being eliminated from playoff contention in the Western Conference.


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