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Cove Palisades bans briquette BBQs in fire's wake

Oregon State Parks banned barbecues using charcoal briquettes Sunday throughout Cove Palisades State Park and took other steps to prevent a repeat of a 200-acre fire that destroyed two homes near Culver, forced evacuations and was traced to improperly disposed of briquettes.

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Calmer wind slows spread of Canyon Creek Fire

Strong winds pushed the Canyon Creek Complex Fire near John Day to over 101,000 acres on Saturday as the wildfire consumed three more homes, for a total of 43 lost to the nearly 3-week-old blaze. But officials said Sunday's calmer winds made for a better day on the fire lines.

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County Line 2 Fire tops 67,000 acres; 80 percent contained

More than 500 firefighters continued Sunday to fight the 67,083-acre County Line 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, now at 80 percent containment.

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Thousands mourn fallen Wash. firefighters

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state.

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Gas outdoor grill left on sparks NW Bend house fire

A woman awoke to the smell of smoke, and she and her two sons escaped their burning home in northwest Bend early Sunday, a blaze that investigators said was caused by a gas barbecue on the back porch that had been accidentally left on.

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Bend transient arrested after string of crimes

A southeast Bend resident who awoke to find a stranger standing over his bed early Sunday chased him out of the house, but he stole the man’s car keys on the way, and then his car, police said.

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Dennis Richardson rules out new run for governor

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Former state Rep. Dennis Richardson says he won't run again for Oregon governor following his loss as the 2014 Republican candidate.

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Cubs' Jake Arrieta tosses a no-hitter

LOS ANGELES -- Jake Arrieta pitched a no-hitter Sunday night, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

By throwing the Cubs' first no-hitter in seven years, Arrieta (17-6) became the major lea...

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Obama to rename tallest U.S. peak

President Barack Obama will officially rename the country's tallest mountain from Mt. McKinley to Denali

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Oregon's Merkley 31st senator to back Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley has become the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

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Wes Craven, horror movie director, dies at 76

Wes Craven, the visionary filmmaker who defined the horror genre with the long-enduring "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise and later deconstructed and redefined it with "Scream," has died. He was 76.

His family confirmed his death to the Hollywood R...

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