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New wildfires burn near Detroit Lake, Burns-Hines

A heavy ground and air assault has slowed a new, 70-acre fire burning in the forested hills above Detroit Lake, allowing ODOT to keep Highway 22 open east of Gates, but holiday-weekend returnees were warned to expect slowdowns due to firefighting efforts; a new blaze near Hines topped 1,000 acres.

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Three Huskies impounded in deadly attack on alpacas

Three Siberian huskies have been taken into custody and their owner cited on accusations the dogs attacked a group of alpacas in a pasture southeast of Bend, killing two of them and injuring three others, two of which had to be euthanized, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Powell Butte Hwy. SUV fire sparks small brushfire

An SUV caught fire Sunday morning on the Powell Butte Highway east of Pronghorn Resort, and while everyone got out unhurt, the blaze that consumed the vehicle also sparked a small brushfire, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

USA v Japan: Final - FIFA Women's World Cup 2015

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World Cup: U.S. routs Japan 5-2 for third title

The United States won a record third Women's World Cup with a 5-2 victory Sunday over defending champion Japan in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Midfielder Carli Lloyd scored the first hat-trick in a women's final to lead the United States, which also ...

Greece economy "No" campaign

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Euro tumbles as Greece heads for the exit

Markets are already reacting to Greece's rejection of Europe's latest bailout offer, and it's not pretty to watch.

The euro fell after Greek voters said "no" to the offer by a big margin in a referendum on Sunday, backing their left-wing prime ministe...

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Salem man, 81, dies after boat capsizes off coast

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say the man who died after a small boat capsized off the Oregon coast near Newport Saturday was 81-year-old Lowell Leather, of Salem.

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Portland police: officer stabbed, suspect shot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a man stabbed a police officer and was shot early Sunday in northeast Portland.

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Former Klamath County jail deputy sentenced to prison

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Central Point man and former Klamath County jail deputy has been sentenced to seven years in prison on multiple sex crime charges.

Pope Francis deplanes in Quito, Ecuador.

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'Excited' Pope Francis lands in Ecuador

Welcomed by a youth orchestra, local dignitaries and a whipping wind that carried away his white skullcap, Pope Francis landed in Quito, Ecuador on Sunday, saying he was excited to visit his native South America.

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Power outage affects about 8,000 in Seaside area

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — Pacific Power says power was restored to thousands of customers in the Oregon coast town of Seaside after an outage Saturday night.

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Heat has been good for Hermiston watermelon crop

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — This summer's hot weather has been good for the watermelon crop in Hermiston, with farmers harvesting a couple of weeks ahead of schedule.

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