2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 20-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a woman and her adult son at a house in southeast Portland has been arraigned on two counts of aggravated murder. The Oregonian reports that William McCamman lived at the house with the victims identified as 32-year-old Joshua Smith and his mother Tamara Smith. A friend who lived in the home said a dispute began with an argument over a cell phone memory card.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that FBI eavesdropping was lawfully authorized in the case of a Portland man accused of attempting to detonate a car bomb at a 2010 Portland Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. Judge Garr King said yesterday he privately reviewed papers supporting surveillance warrants. His ruling means that defense lawyers for Mohamed Mohamud won’t get to see the surveillance warrants. Mohamud is charged with attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction. The device was a harmless fake.

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) – A rescue boat has pulled a 16-year-old boy from the Willamette River after he was spotted struggling in the water late yesterday. The boy reportedly told rescuers he’s considering joining the military and thought a cross-river swim would be good training. Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue tells The Oregonian that the unidentified youth was taken to a hospital for treatment of hypothermia. His parents were being notified.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon will get a multimillion dollar slice of Abbott Laboratories settlements of allegations that it promoted the anti-seizure drug Depakote for uses not approved by the FDA. The settlements will mean more than $6 million for Oregon taxpayers. Depakote is an anti-seizure and mood-stabilizing drug prescribed for bipolar disorder.


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