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Authorities report 2 arrests in Portland's drilling protest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says it made one arrest during an effort by protesters to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland for an Arctic drilling operation.

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SW Ore. wildfire 'blows up' across 6,000 acres, forces evacuations

While firefighters worked in extreme heat to tackle a 2-day-old southwest Oregon wildfire, another one to the south exploded across about 6,000 acres in a matter of hours east of Canyonville on Thursday, prompting evacuations.

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Deschutes County voters may decide ban on pot sites

ALFALFA, Ore. (AP) — Deschutes County may postpone implementing the state's recreation marijuana law until voters can decide on banning pot sales.

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Update on planned Lake Billy Chinook rocket jump

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials are considering a southern California man's plan to jump Lake Billy Chinook on a steam-propelled rocket.

Shell icebreaker Fennica leaves Portland

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Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters is leaving Portland, bound for an Arctic drilling operation.

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Zimbabwe calls for dentist's extradition

As outrage grows over the killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe has called on the United States to extradite the American dentist who shot the prized big cat this month.

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Moody's: Drought shouldn't affect local government credit

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Moody's Investors Service says Gov. Kate Brown's drought declarations in 23 Oregon counties should help maintain credit ratings for local governments.

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Drive-by shooting injures 1 in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An 18-year-old woman has been hospitalized after a drive-by shooting in Medford sprayed bullets into two homes.

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Coast Guard to halt search for teen boaters

The Coast Guard says it has done all it could to find teen boaters Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos.

But their families say a private hunt for the 14-year-olds will press on.

The Coast Guard's weeklong search for the two Florida teens, who went missin...

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MH370 debris headed for France

Debris believed to from a Boeing 777 -- and possibly missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 -- is headed to France, where investigators hope sophisticated technology will help unravel a mystery nearly a year and a half in the making.

The debris -- which...

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Dylann Roof pleads not guilty to federal charges

Dylann Roof pleaded not guilty Friday to 33 federal charges in the deadly June attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, according to the court clerk's office.

Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Roof o...

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