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More storms blow into C.O.; crews fight new fires

A new streak of thunderstorms pushed their way north through the Cascades and Central Oregon Thursday afternoon, dropping over 1,200 lightning strikes and sparking more than 40 new fire or smoke reports by early evening, officials said.

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NE Bend payday loan store robbed; suspect sought

Bend police are looking for a suspect and a getaway SUV in a robbery Wednesday morning at a northeast Bend business that makes payday loans and cash advances.

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Two Prineville-area raids turn up stolen guns, goods

SWAT team members raided two Prineville-area homes Wednesday morning, arresting three people and recovering truckloads of stolen goods – including several guns and a car – taken in a string of home burglaries. Three suspects jailed but fourth - possibly armed, dangerous - still sought.

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Bend's 10 Barrel recalls 'Swill' over carbonation issue

Bend's 10 Barrel Brewing Co. announced Wednesday they are voluntarily recalling bottles of its Swill brew because some "may be experiencing secondary fermentation in the bottle, causing potentially explosive over-carbonation.

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Police: Woman vanished after buying snacks, pills

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Investigators say a 38-year-old Dundee woman vanished last week after withdrawing a small amount of money from an ATM, fueling her SUV and buying a Gatorade, trail mix and a non-lethal amount of sleeping pills

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Walden votes for VA reform legislation

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) voted Wednesday for legislation passed by the House to improve health care for veterans and help bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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S. Oregon firefighter on break dies in fall

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon firefighter has died in a fall while on break from a wildfire in the southern Cascade Range.

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Portland OKs Airbnb-type rentals

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council has voted to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb.

Rodeo time: Downtown Prineville sees 'cattle drive'

Beef prices soar: Can cattle rustlers be far behind?

A factor of supply and demand has driven cattle prices to historic highs this summer. That’s both good news and bad news for Oregon ranchers, who potentially face cattle theft from modern-day rustlers.

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House authorizes lawsuit against Obama

The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he abused his powers at the expense of Congress and the Constitution.

The vote was 225-201.

Republicans argue Obama's...

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Free showers for homeless end at Seaside city pool

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — A 2-year-old voucher program that allowed homeless people to get free hot showers at the city pool in Seaside has come to an end.

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Celebs step into Israel-Gaza PR minefield

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Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem calls Israel's treatment of Palestinians "genocide," while "Wonder Woman" actress Gal Gadot sends her "love and prayers" to Israeli soldiers in Gaza.

One Direction singer Zayn Malik, a Muslim born in England, received...

Police: Teen raped at Keith Urban show

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A teenage girl was raped at the same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk they were hospitalized, police said.

The attack happened in front of a large crowd of other concertgoers on the lawn of the Xfinity Center, an outdoor amphitheater in M...

Dave Bautista thrilled to put mind, muscle into 'Galaxy' guardian Drax

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista talks about the complexities of his character, Drax the Destroyer, in the new Marvel superhero action adventure.

Drew Barrymore's half-sister found dead

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Jessica Barrymore, the half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore, was found dead early Tuesday morning.

R. Kelly concert appearance canceled

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An R. Kelly concert appearance in Columbus, Ohio, has been canceled after protests.

Kelly was scheduled to perform at the Fashion Meets Music Festival, scheduled for Labor Day weekend in the Ohio capital. But after a backlash on social media, the fest...

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