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Fallen Bend hiker still in coma

Bend man still in coma, 2 months after 30-foot fall

It’s been almost two months since a hiker fell 30 feet down a rocky ravine at Dillon Falls near Bend. Chris Brinegar went off trail to get a better view. His loving family, in painful limbo, has a message for those who venture outdoors.

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Latest Bend cougar killing rekindles fierce debate

Visitors to Bend's Pilot Butte encountered a new sign posted by state parks officials Monday that warned of a weekend cougar sighting as critics attacked a police decision to shoot and kill the big cat. But online comments at KTVZ.COM and a new poll showed a deeply split public opinion.

Mt Bachelor says lifts are safe

Mt. Bachelor finds chair-fall cause, assures lifts safe

Mt. Bachelor put its Sunrise Express lift back in service Monday after finding what sent an empty chair falling 20 feet to the ground; we talked with one witness about the frightening scene.

Both sides weigh on Bacelor ruling

Oregon ski areas ask Legislature for liability protection

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Ski areas are asking the Oregon Legislature for enhanced protection from lawsuits after the state Supreme Court invalidated the broad liability waivers often printed on the back of lift tickets.

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Oregon House panel considers bill banning racial profiling

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon House lawmakers are considering legislation that defines and bans racial profiling by law enforcement agencies.

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Eugene: Officer fatally shoots reportedly suicidal man

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene, Oregon, police spokeswoman says an officer has fatally shot a reportedly suicidal man.

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OSP trooper rescues woman, 81, from E. Oregon house fire

SUMPTER, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a fish and wildlife trooper managed to rescue a disabled 81-year-old woman from a burning house in eastern Oregon.

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Virginia cops search for escaped prisoner

Police in Falls Church, Virginia. have locked down a hospital and closed area roads while they search for a prisoner armed with a gun and wearing a hospital gown who escaped custody.

The prisoner, identified as Wossen Assaye, escaped from the custody of a private security guard. Fairfax County police ...

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How Yemen could spiral into regional war

Foreign intervention in Yemen's chaos has dramatically raised the stakes in the Arabian Peninsula, threatening to expand what is already a civil war into a conflict pitting Iran against Saudi Arabia and an Arab coalition.

The Saudis launched Operatio...

Demonstrators in Indianapolis over religious freedom law

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Indiana legislators pledge to 'fix' law

Indiana's top two state lawmakers pledged Monday to amend the state's controversial "religious freedom" law to clarify that it cannot be used to discriminate against gay people.

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U.S. loses tussle over China-led development bank

Just a few months ago, Beijing's plan to build a rival to the World Bank looked like something of a quixotic mission.

With the initial deadline to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) fast approaching, only a few countries had pledged...

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Famous '2001' spaceship to go on display

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After decades in private hands, a spaceship from the classic film "2001: A Space Odyssey" will go on display for the first time to the public.

Jay Z's TIDAL music service to be owned by artists

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Jay Z along with some of the biggest artists in music made waves on Monday with the announcement of TIDAL, the first-ever artist owned streaming service.

"We come to you with one voice in unity," artist Alicia Keys said during the live event. "The fir...

'The Daily Show' replaces Jon Stewart with ...

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It looks like "The Daily Show" has a new host.

'Walking Dead' conquers ratings with record finale

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The title "Conquer" for the special 90-minute season five finale of "The Walking Dead" was right.

'Spirit in the Sky' singer Greenbaum in crash

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Norman Greenbaum, best known for his much-played 1969 hit "Spirit in the Sky," was in critical condition after a crash that killed a motorcycle driver Saturday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol said.

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