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Warm Springs woman admits sparking 51,000-acre wildfire

A Warm Springs woman who admitted tossing a lit firework out of a car last summer to create some work for her bored firefighter friends -- igniting a wildfire that eventually blackened over 51,000 acres and forced evacuations -- is due for sentencing Sept. 3, prosecutors said Friday.

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Deschutes Forest, coalition partner on fuels reduction

The Deschutes National Forest and the Upper Deschutes River Coalition signed an agreement this week to work cooperatively on fuels reduction work within the 26 neighborhoods and communities that make up the Upper Deschutes River Coalition area.

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Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she's filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in the state's troubled health insurance exchange.

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Is Obama heading toward air strikes in Syria?

After three years of avoiding it, President Barack Obama finds himself being pushed toward military action in Syria.

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Deschutes Forest cancels concert over fire danger

The Deschutes National Forest said Friday it has canceled the event called “Wedding in the Woods” that organizers planned near Cultus Lake Resort due to extreme fire danger in the area and ongoing public use restrictions.

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DEA tightens rules on hydrocodone products

One person dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States. On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration tried to combat this epidemic by saying it will tighten controls on hydrocodone products, some of the most commonly misused narcotic painkillers on the market.

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Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Oregon's new quake prep comic book targets teens

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management and Dark Horse Comics released a new comic book titled "Without Warning" this week, aimed at teaching earthquake preparedness to teenagers.

Judge blocks challenge to Multnomah Co. gun ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge has ruled that residents who challenged the county's gun control ordinance have no legal grounds to sue.

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Driver arrested in fatal Hwy. 20 crash at Albany

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — The Benton County sheriff's office says a 32-year-old man is suspected of being under the influence of drugs when his car crashed head-on into another vehicle on Highway 20 at Albany.

High court suspends lawyer in priest-abuse case

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has handed a 90-day suspension to a Salem lawyer accused of ethics violations for the way he allocated settlement money to victims of alleged sexual abuse by a Catholic priest.

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$2B economic value seen in Vancouver oil terminal

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An oil export terminal at the Port of Vancouver could generate an estimated $2 billion in economic value, according to an analysis prepared for the companies planning the project.

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'MythBusters' losing some regulars

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"MythBusters" is looking to the future -- and leaving some of its regulars behind.

Willie Nelson's braids on auction block

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If you have several thousand dollars to burn, you could become the new owner of some of the most famous braids in the music business.

Man tricks police into believing he's Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland

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Well played, fake Scott Weiland.

A man arrested July 26 by Beverly Hills police on suspicion of shoplifting at a local Rite Aid and alleged drug possession was somehow able to convince police he was the Stone Temple Pilots frontman. But the real Weila...

V. Stiviano claims Sterling is gay in court docs

Donald Sterling interviewed by Anderson Cooper

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After watching the NBA team he owned for 33 years be sold out from under him, former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's less-that-steller year continues.

Emmy Awards 2014: 5 things to watch for

Breaking Bad

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The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out Monday night, and what was expected to be a coronation honoring the final season of AMC's "Breaking Bad" has emerged as something a little more competitive, thanks to HBO's "True Detective," the moody crime series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

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