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Bend police shoot, kill cougar on Pilot Butte

A Bend police officer shot and killed a large male cougar spotted Saturday evening near the summit of Pilot Butte, about 15 yards above the paved hiking trail on the popular landmark and recreation spot in northeast Bend, officers said.

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Forest Service eyes development of improved fire shelter

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says it's picking up the pace on developing a new fire shelter following the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona where officials say flames and heat went beyond the current shelter's protective capabilities.

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Boat overturns at mouth of Rogue River; 1 dead

GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) — Curry County Sheriff John Ward says a man from Cottage Grove, Oregon, died Saturday when a boat overturned in 12- to 14-foot swells at the mouth of the Rogue River.

Highway 58 fatal near Oakridge

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OSP: Driver faces charges in deadly Hwy. 58 crash

A 36-year-old Arizona man seriously injured in a fatal crash on Oregon Highway 58 near Oakridge Saturday morning is expected to be charged with manslaughter, assault and DUII-controlled substances, Oregon State Police said.

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Body found in rubble of NY building blast

Crews searching at the site where a building exploded in New York's East Village found a body in the rubble Sunday, police said.

The remains have not yet been identified, New York police Sgt. Lee Jones said.

At least two people were reported missing af...

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Timeline of Germanwings flight before crash

The sounds recorded on one of the "black boxes" recovered from downed Germanwings Flight 9525 firms up investigators' theory that the co-pilot locked the captain out of the cockpit and then crashed the plane.

"For God's sake, open the door!" Capt. Pa...

John Boehner continuing Homeland Security drama

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Boehner says Israel trip not a victory lap

House Speaker John Boehner said his upcoming trip to Israel is no "victory lap" to celebrate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election -- and that it was planned months ago, before the Israeli election.

The Ohio Republican will travel to Israel...

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Invasive plant, garlic mustard, found in Eastern Oregon

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Weed control experts in Umatilla County are saying: "Hold the mustard!"

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Florida Republicans pushing Bush-Rubio ticket

A Florida "dream ticket," two nuggets about leadership questions in Congress and coming tests for Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich filled our final March trip around the "Inside Politics" table.

1. Another "Draft Warren" movement?

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7 kids killed in Brooklyn fire - Chuck Schumer

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Will Schumer bring on new Democratic era?

Sen. Harry's Reid's perfunctory announcement on Friday that he won't seek re-election next year -- leaving a vacancy for leadership of the Senate Democrats -- was followed, hours later, by a matter-of-fact statement in an interview with The Washingto...

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Indiana backlash: Opposition to anti-gay law grows

Add Angie's List to the roster of companies and business interests taking a stand against Indiana's new anti-gay law.

CEO Bill Oesterle announced Saturday that the company had put its proposed campus expansion project in Indianapolis "on hold" followi...

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A slowdown in the fourth quarter did not boot Deschutes County (the Bend-Redmond metro area) out of the nation’s top 10 for…

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