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Jeremy Mason

Storms rake region with lightning; power outage, hunt for fires

A new rash of thunderstorms peppered the High Desert with hundreds of lightning strikes Monday afternoon, apparently triggering a widespread power outage while  dropping heavy rain in many locations that fire bosses hoped would blunt the threat of new wildfires.

Oregon Legislature adjourns 2015 session

Oregon lawmakers have adjourned the 2015 legislative session. In the final hours, lawmakers on Monday approved $1.2 billion in construction projects, kept alive several tax credits that were due to expire and approved a hotline for strippers to report workplace violations.

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New C. Oregon public lands fire restrictions begin Friday

Given the continued trend of hot and dry conditions, and fire suppression resources already responding to numerous wildfires around Central Oregon, public lands managers are implementing campfire restrictions and further restricting industrial activity, effective later this week.

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Low water challenging Prineville Reservoir boat launches

Launching a larger boat at Prineville Reservoir is proving difficult if not impossible due to low water levels - at levels typically seen in late summer or early fall, authorities said Monday.

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Escaped La Pine rodeo bull flees again, killed by train

A bull that escaped from the La Pine Rodeo after a ride Fright night was found later that night on a rodeo board member's property. But a crew who went to euthanize him for repeated escapes found he'd fled again and was struck and killed by a train by Highway 97.

Cosby Bill

CNN

Bill Cosby in 2005: I got sedative to give women for sex

Bill Cosby admitted under oath that he got a sort of sedative for the purpose of giving the drug to young women with whom he wanted to have sex, newly released documents show.

De'Andre Johnson

Florida State University

Video shows FSU QB punching woman at a bar

The moment captured on camera escalates quickly.

In one frame, Florida State University quarterback De'Andre Johnson, 19, is seen arguing with a woman at a crowded bar.

In the next frame, she raises a fist.

He grabs her arm. She attempts to hit him. He ...

Salem Airport plane crash KGW

KGW

Victim in fatal Salem plane crash identified

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The pilot killed in a single-fatality light plane crash at a Salem, Oregon, airport has been identified as a 60-year-old Salem businessman.

Ore. immigrant blames judicial error for old deportation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The attorney for an immigrant who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation said he should be allowed to stay in the U.S. because of a judicial error.

President Barack Obama

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Obama seeks to expand legacy abroad

For President Barack Obama, the risky road to history now runs through Iran and Cuba.

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Grants Pass receives state grant for sobering center

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The proposed Grants Pass Sobering Center has been approved for a $500,000 grant that will go toward retrofitting a facility.

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  • Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologizes: 'We screwed up'

    Ellen Pao

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    Reddit's interim CEO, Ellen Pao, apologized on Monday for her role in a personnel dispute that led to calls for her resignation and user blackouts of portions of the site.

    Pao also promised to improve communication between the website and its communi...

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Jerry Weintraub, Hollywood producer, dies

Jerry Weintraub

CNN

Jerry Weintraub, the high-powered Hollywood mogul whose career included promoting Elvis Presley concerts, producing the "Ocean's" movies and spinning larger-than-life tales, has died, according to his publicist. He was 77.

Bill Cosby in 2005: I got sedative to give women for sex

Cosby Bill

CNN

Bill Cosby admitted under oath that he got a sort of sedative for the purpose of giving the drug to young women with whom he wanted to have sex, newly released documents show.

Report: Cosby admitted obtaining Quaaludes to give to young women

Cosby on stage

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Actor-comedian Bill Cosby admitted that he obtained Quaaludes to give to young women he wanted to have sex with, according to an Associated Press report.

Jason Clarke thrilled to give new twist to John Connor in 'Terminator Genisys'

Paramount Pictures

Acclaimed actor Jason Clarke talks about his character John Connor and working with Arnold Schwarzenegger on the new sci-fi thriller "Terminator Genisys."

Grateful Dead end long, strange trip

Grateful Dead fan outside Soldier Field

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"You know our love will not fade away."

The chants and claps from Buddy Holly's classic song, one of the last the Grateful Dead say they will ever play with one another, echoed through the Soldier Field tunnels as a nation of Deadheads sang goodbye.

Th...

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