1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say an armed man they thought was holed up in a parking garage at Portland State University has vanished. Lt. Robert King said yesterday that 54-year-old David Chilton fled into the garage after allegedly pulling the weapon from his pocket or waistband when campus security officials approached. Chilton has gray hair and a gray beard, blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a dark jacket, rust colored plaid shirt over a green T-shirt, black shoes, and gray baseball cap.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The sheriff’s office says two sets of weekend hikers lost in Marion County, Ore., are safe. Authorities say a National Guard helicopter found three hikers near Opal Creek yesterday morning after they called Sunday night to say they were lost and planning to share a sleeping bag as temperatures dropped into the 30s. And four people on a day hike were found Sunday night near Dome Rock after they texted a friend saying they were lost. All were in good condition.

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) – The Coast Guard says it sent a motor lifeboat to the entrance of Oregon’s Coos Bay to retrieve an ailing 71-year-old cruise ship passenger and take him to emergency medical workers on shore. The agency says the unidentified passenger began experiencing heart problems Monday while aboard the ship Sea Princess, which was then 60 miles west of Coos Bay. The 47-foot lifeboat met the cruise ship at the entrance to the bay.

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Senate Intelligence Committee Democrat is blocking a five-year extension of a surveillance law used by the Obama administration to intercept the communications of terrorist suspects overseas. The move is the latest by Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon to address concerns that the government may be reviewing the emails and phone calls of law-abiding Americans in the U.S. who are at the other end of communications being monitored abroad.


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