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C.O. crews stop 2 new human-caused wildfires

Central Oregon firefighters corralled two new human-caused wildfires Wednesday afternoon, one near Culver that caused some closures of Highway 361 (the Culver Highway) near the Highway 97 junction, officials said.

Cascade Lakes reports swimmer s itch

Swimmer's itch won't ruin the fun for many

Summer has arrived in Central Oregon, but something in the water is putting a damper on the fun. A parasite that is causing swimmer's itch is in the water, but many visitors say they're not too concerned -- and health officials say they shouldn't be, with a few precautions.

Snow goes for Bachelor Bike Park

Snow going: Bachelor bike park opening delayed

Snow is a wonderful thing in the winter – at ski areas, anyway. But in July? Even at ski areas, it can cause problems.

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C.O. Storms leave damage, wildfires in wake

A helicopter was called in Wednesday to dip its bucket into Paulina Lake and drop water on a wildfire about a half-mile to the north, the largest of a few fires sparked by more than 750 lightning strikes across Central Oregon on Tuesday; the storm's winds also snapped a southwest Bend treetop, sending it plunging near a home, officials said.

Israeli airstrike in Gaza

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Israel expands Gaza offensive

Israeli airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza, killing scores of people Wednesday as dozens of militant rockets streaked into Israel.

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Public input sought on future of Shevlin Park

Bend Park & Recreation District residents are being invited to help shape the future of Shevlin Park, the nearly century-old, 652-acre, mostly undeveloped slice of nature on growing Bend's western doorstep.

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New wildfire in NE Wash. threatens homes

ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — A new wildfire near Spokane quickly burned across 550 to 600 acres Wednesday, prompting evacuation orders for about a dozen homes. In central Washington, a wildfire has burned close to a major highway and threatens several more homes.

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Walden: House OKs job-training program reforms

The U.S. House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan plan to help put Oregonians back to work by reforming the nation’s outdated workforce development system, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., a strong supporter of the plan, said Wednesday.

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La Pine Fire District conducting wildfire prep survey

La Pine firefighters, in uniform and in a fire district vehicle, will be visiting every property in the fire district this summer, creating a database that could be critical should wildfire strike, officials said Wednesday.

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Oregon beach wildfire damages 4 homes

NEAHKAHNIE, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire has damaged four homes on a hillside above an Oregon coast beach.

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Coast Guard rescues 3 on Oregon coast

GARIBALDI, Ore. (AP) — When a 14-foot boat capsized in front of the Coast Guard's Tillamook Bay station at Garibaldi on the north Oregon coast, guardsmen swung into action, rescuing two children and one adult.

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  • The new plague: Computer viruses that extort you

    Cryptolocker

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    Ransomware, a particularly annoying breed of computer virus, is spreading like the plague. This malware locks you out of your computer files until you pay up -- and it is proving incredibly difficult to exterminate.


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Clooney slams tabloid report on his marriage

George Clooney visits White House

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George Clooney 1, Daily Mail newspaper 0. The British newspaper's website deleted an article about Clooney, his fiancee, Amal Alamuddin, and her mother, Baria, on Wednesday, after Clooney said the article was "completely fabricated" and even "dangerous."

Bieber pleads no contest in egging case

Justin Bieber, March 2014

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Justin Bieber must pay $80,900 restitution for damage caused to his former neighbor's mansion by egg he threw.

The pop star accepted a plea deal to settle a vandalism charge that puts him on probation for two years. The probation will be supervised un...

John Wayne's family, university 'Duke' it out

John Wayne in True Grit

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John Wayne's family is fighting Duke University in federal court over the use of "Duke" to sell whiskey.

Tyra Banks on future of beauty: Uniqueness

Tyra Banks

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If Tyra Banks is correct, one day, you will be able to get a nose job as easily as you can buy tissues to blow your nose.

Emmy nominations: What to watch for

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"Breaking Bad," it's time for your curtain call. The addictive AMC series, which concluded last September, is expected to be one of the major frontrunners when the nominations are announced Thursday for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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