FBI: No sign of powder, toxic substance in letters to 20 counties

The FBI said Tuesday it is working with Oregon State Police on suspicious letters that began arriving Monday at about 20 Oregon county sheriff's offices, but says there's no evidence so far of any powder or toxic substance in them.

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FBI: No sign of powder, toxic substance in letters to 20 counties

The FBI said Tuesday it is working with Oregon State Police on suspicious letters that began arriving Monday at about 20 Oregon county sheriff's offices, but says there's no evidence so far of any powder or toxic substance in them.

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'Oath Keepers' stand guard at Bend military recruiting center

As a result of the shooting in Chattanooga earlier this month, a group of Central Oregon veterans have begun guarding the Armed Forces Recruitment Center in Bend.

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Oregon governor signs bill allowing pot sales Oct. 1

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will allow marijuana sales to adults beginning Oct. 1, nearly a year sooner than originally planned.

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Kroger recalls four spices over salmonella risk

The Kroger Co. said Tuesday it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac'n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella.

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Wyden objects to anti-terrorism rules for online sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden is blocking a bill that would require social media and online sites like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity.

Google may expand data center in The Dalles

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Google has set its sights on 23 acres of land for a possible expansion of its big data facility in The Dalles.

Trespassing charges dropped against Eugene protester

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene city prosecutors have dropped trespassing charges filed against a protester who was ticketed for entering a closed plaza nearly two years ago.

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Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension upheld

The National Football League has upheld a four-game suspension of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady for his role in the football tampering scandal known as "Deflategate," the league announced in a news release Tuesday.

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Mitchell pleads guilty to helping inmates escape

With a barely audible whisper of "guilty," the prison tailor charged with helping two murderers stage a dramatic escape from an upstate New York prison last month pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that could bring her up to seven years behind bars.

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Wyden, Bend brewery take part in tax relief 'hangout'

Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., hosted a “Happy Half-Hour Hangout” on Google Monday with craft brewers Gary Fish, owner of Deschutes Brewery in Bend, and Jeff Hamilton, President of Sprecher Brewing Co. in Glendale, Wisconsin.

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Cardinals break NFL coaching glass ceiling

Another barrier has been broken in the NFL -- and for women in sports.

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