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New C. Oregon public lands fire restrictions begin Friday

Given the continued trend of hot and dry conditions, and fire suppression resources already responding to numerous wildfires around Central Oregon, public lands managers are implementing campfire reistrictions and further restricting industrial activity, effective later this week.

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Slow progress on wildfires amid new red flag warning

A bit cooler temperatures have enabled hundreds of firefighters to make slow but steady progress on the week-old, 26,400-acre Corner Creek Fire south of Dayville, as well as on a new blaze that broke out over the weekend in the steep, forested hills above Detroit Lake and state Highway 22.

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Bill would help minors expunge pot convictions

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature is pressing to adjourn, perhaps as soon as Monday. Here's a look at the latest developments:

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Low water challenging Prineville Reservoir boat launches

Launching a larger boat at Prineville Reservoir is proving difficult if not impossible due to low water levels - at levels typically seen in late summer or early fall, authorities said Monday.

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South Carolina lawmakers vote to remove flag

Will the Confederate flag be history in South Carolina?

After an impassioned discussion Monday, a bill that would remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds was approved by state lawmakers in a 37-3 Senate vote.

The bill -- which is scheduled ...

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San Francisco Police Department

Report: Suspect says he killed San Francisco woman

The man accused of killing a San Francisco woman in what appeared to authorities to be a random shooting has told CNN affiliate KGO-TV that he did it, but that it was an accident.

"Did you shoot Kate Steinle, the lady who was down at Pier 14?" the ...

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Now it's Europe's time to decide: Save Greece or not?

Europe is fighting fires on all sides: Migrants pour in from north Africa. Ukraine teeters on the brink. And the scars of the global financial crisis are still healing.

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Suspect in officer stabbing under guard at Portland hospital

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man who stabbed a Portland police officer will be charged with attempted aggravated murder.

Ore. immigrant blames judicial error for old deportation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The attorney for an immigrant who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation said he should be allowed to stay in the U.S. because of a judicial error.

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Obama seeks to expand legacy abroad

For President Barack Obama, the risky road to history now runs through Iran and Cuba.

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Grants Pass receives state grant for sobering center

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The proposed Grants Pass Sobering Center has been approved for a $500,000 grant that will go toward retrofitting a facility.

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