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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 paved hiking trail on the popular landmark and recreation spot in northeast Bend, officers said.

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Empty chair plunges off Mt. Bachelor ski lift

An empty chair descending the Sunrise 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.

Firefighter fire shelter

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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.

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Boat overturns at mouth of Rogue River; 1 dead

GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) — Curry County Sheriff John Ward says a man from Cottage Grove, Oregon, died Saturday when a boat overturned in 12- to 14-foot swells at the mouth of the Rogue River.

Highway 58 fatal near Oakridge

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OSP: Driver faces charges in deadly Hwy. 58 crash

A 36-year-old Arizona man seriously injured in a fatal crash on Oregon Highway 58 near Oakridge Saturday morning is expected to be charged with manslaughter, assault and DUII-controlled substances, Oregon State Police said.

 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...

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...

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!"

Martin O'Malley

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Martin O'Malley challenges Hillary Clinton

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election. "Let's be honest here," O'Malley said. "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families."

Michigan State v Louisville

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Michigan State heading to Final Four

You'll see some familiar faces in the Final Four.

Duke beat Gonzaga 66-52 on Sunday, giving Blue Devils' coach Mike Krzyzewski his 12th trip to the semifinals of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Justise Winslow and Matt Jones each scored 16 to hel...

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