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Cougar seen NE of Redmond, not found in search

A homeowner northeast of Redmond reported a cougar came through her front yard Saturday afternoon, prompting Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies to conduct a search that did not find the animal, they said.

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Court's PERS decision raises tough questions for lawmakers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court decision overturning cuts to public-employee pensions will force tough decisions for state lawmakers and local government officials, who are facing steep hikes in payroll costs.

USGS: South-county septic threatens water

Resilient rivers: Study finds dam removal has fast impacts

More than 1,000 dams have been removed across the nation due to safety concerns, sediment buildup, inefficiency or having otherwise outlived usefulness. A paper published Friday in Science finds that rivers are resilient and respond relatively quickly after a dam is removed.

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State revokes license of driver who killed 3 children

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — State officials have suspended the driver's license of a Springfield man two months after he drove his pickup into three young children, killing them.

CNN source: NYPD cop was talking to person who shot him

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NYPD officer critically injured by gunshot

A New York City plainclothes police officer was in critical but stable condition Saturday night after being shot in the head in Queens, police said.

Officer Brian Moore of the New York City Police Department's Anti-Crime Unit was being treated at Jam...

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Rare earthquake shakes western Michigan

A rare earthquake, registering magnitude 4.2, rattled the western part of Michigan on Saturday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Rights group says Saudis used U.S.-supplied cluster bombs

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Rights group: Saudis used U.S.-supplied cluster bombs in Yemen

Human Rights Watch has accused Saudi Arabia of dropping U.S.-supplied cluster bombs in the fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Enjoy the sunshine - carefully

Central Oregon sun-lovers face melanoma risks

As the weather warms up here on the High Desert, it puts all of us at risk with the potentially dangerous effects of too much sun exposure.

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DA: shooting of Army vet by Eugene police officer justified

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a Eugene police officer was justified in shooting and killing a former Oregon Army National Guard captain who pointed a rifle at officers from his home's doorway.

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3 arrested; guns, cash, drugs seized after Portland shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say three people have been arrested after a shooting investigation.

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Bird flu virus raises questions scientists working to answer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the U.S., and producers have lost more than 21 million birds in the Midwest alone.

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  • SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg dies

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    Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Goldberg, the husband of Sheryl Sandberg and CEO of SurveyMonkey, died suddenly on Friday.

    "We are heartbroken by this news," a Facebook spokesperson said in an email to CNNMoney on Saturday.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerber...

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Fan favorites Rooker, Sorbo find magic at Wizard World Comic Cons

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Actors Michael Rooker and Kevin Sorbo talk about interacting with their fans at one of the stops on the Wizard World Comic Con tour.

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' makes $84.5 million on opening day in US

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Fans across the country assembled as soon as the doors opened for "Avengers: Age of Ultron," but the turnout fell short of breaking the opening day box office record.

The Disney and Marvel Studios film took in $84.5 million on its opening day in the U...

Bruce Jenner sued over fatal car accident

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The adult stepchildren of a woman killed in February in a four-car crash that also included Bruce Jenner are suing the former Olympian and reality TV star, who recently confirmed he is transgender.

Bluesman BB King in 'home hospice care'

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Blues legend B.B. King is battling health problems, with a message on his website saying the 89-year-old musician is in "home hospice care."

King was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital Thursday afternoon, CNN affiliate KLAS reported, because his daughte...

'Scandal' fixer heads to Baltimore

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Judy Smith, the crisis consultant who inspired the character Olivia Pope on the hit TV drama "Scandal," has been hired by the city of Baltimore, a source familiar with the arrangement said.

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