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Empty chair plunges off Mt. Bachelor ski lift

An empty chair descending the Sunrise Express lift on Mt. Bachelor became detached from the cable and fell to the snow more than 20 feet below Sunday afternoon, ski resort officials confirmed.

Pilot Butte

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 road to the summit of the popular landmark and recreation spot in northeast Bend, officers said.

Firefighter fire shelter

Natl. Wildfire Coordinating Group

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.

Papua New Guinea earthquake

U.S. Geological Survey

Major quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday.

The quake was 40 km (25 miles) deep, the USGS said. Its epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.

There were no immediate r...

 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

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Indiana governor illustrates GOP's gay rights challenge

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence got five cracks at answering the question that has triggered intense backlash against his state's new "religious freedom" law. The law allows individuals to assert in court that state laws and local ordinances violate their re...

East Village fire, explosion

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Second body found in rubble of NY building blast

Crews searching at the site where a building exploded in New York's East Village found two bodies in the rubble Sunday.

The victims' remains have not yet been officially identified, but authorities believe they are the two people who were reported mis...

Yemen Houthi soldiers

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Threat of ground incursion looms over Yemen

Oversized military trucks painted in desert beige hauled tanks in the same camouflage color down a dark highway late Saturday past glowing billboards in the Saudi Arabian town of Jazan.

With the border with Yemen little more than 20 miles away, the t...

Iran nuclear program workers

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Talks intensify on Iran's nuclear future

Nuclear talks intensified Sunday between world powers and Iran, but key sticking points remained unresolved as the countries tried to reach a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program ahead of a Tuesday deadline.

As the negotiations entered their fourth ...

Boston Police

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Decorated Boston officer shot in the face

Police officer and former U.S. Army Ranger John Moynihan was honored at the White House less than a year ago as one of the nation's "Top Cops" for helping to save a transit officer wounded in a gunbattle with the Boston Marathon bombers.

On Saturday,...

Garlic mustard flower

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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!"

 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

John Gress/Getty Images

Indiana governor illustrates GOP's gay rights challenge

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence got five cracks at answering the question that has triggered intense backlash against his state's new "religious freedom" law. The law allows individuals to assert in court that state laws and local ordinances violate their re...

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