1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) – Officials in Hawaii have canceled a tsunami advisory for the state’s coastline, paving the way for beaches and harbors to reopen after widespread fears of waves generated from a powerful earthquake off the coast of Canada. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted its tsunami advisory just before 4 a.m. local time yesterday, three hours after a warning was downgraded and less than six hours after the waves first hit the islands. There were no immediate reports of damage.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say a man struck by a car on Hawthorne Bridge has died. The man was on the east end of the bridge over the Willamette River when he was struck by a car driven by 70-year-old Floyd Davidson at about 9 a.m. yesterday. Investigators say Davidson was not impaired, and speed was not a factor. The victim’s identity is being withheld.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The federal judge presiding over the case of Portland bomb-plot suspect Mohamed Mohamud is refereeing a slew of legal requests in advance of his trial, including whether to limit the government’s use of such terms as “terrorist,” ”martyrdom” and “jihad.” The Oregonian reports that Mohamud’s lawyers say it’s necessary to help ensure he gets a fair trial.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon is having one of its worst years for boating deaths in recent memory. The main recreational boating season has ended, and the Statesman Journal reports that there have been 17 deaths in boating accidents. Boating fatalities have reached 20 twice in the past 15 years – in 1998 and 2006.


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