2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 09/25/2012 09:29 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) – A 14-year-old boy has rescued a young child from a burning home in Troutdale. KOIN reports six members of a family live in the home and everyone made it out except for a young boy on the second floor. The family was crying for help last night when neighbors Eduardo Ugarte and his 14-year-old brother Marcos arrived. Eduardo Ugate ran into the home but was driven back by heavy smoke. Meanwhile, Marcos found a ladder and placed it against a second-floor window, broke out the screen and pulled the frightened child to safety.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Army has told an Oregon National Guard unit to start preparing for deployment to Afghanistan in 2014. The Guard started notifying the 1,800 members of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team over the weekend. The Oregonian reports the deployment could be canceled or altered as U.S. troops are supposed to withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014. The Oregon Guard could be among the last U.S. troops in the country.

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s Home Office says radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has lost an appeal regarding his extradition to the United States and that authorities will hand him over as soon as possible. Al-Masri is wanted in the United States for a raft of alleged terrorist offenses, including allegedly trying to set up an al-Qaida training camp in rural Oregon.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The defense team of an Oregon terrorism suspect is building an entrapment defense with the cross-examination of a retired FBI agent during a hearing in federal court yesterday. Mohamed Mohamud is accused of attempting to detonate a bomb at a Portland Christmas tree-lighting in November 2010. His trial is scheduled for January.


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