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Christmas Eve crash near Santiam Pass

Oregon State Police

Three recovering after Hwy. 20 crash near Santiam Pass

Three people were taken to St. Charles Bend with serious injuries, two by helicopter, after a Christmas Eve crash on snowy Highway 20 near Santiam Pass, Oregon State Police said; all were improving Friday, with one out of the hospital.

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Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health

JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Twenty years after the northern spotted owl and salmon practically shut down logging on Northwest national forests, some environmentalists and loggers have become friends by focusing on a shared goal — thinning overgrown forests to prevent catastrophic wildfires.

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Pedestrian struck, killed by car in Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police say a female pedestrian has been struck and killed by car in Salem.

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NW poultry producers brace for bird flu fallout

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Commercial poultry producers say they're concerned the outbreaks of bird flu virus in Washington and Oregon will hurt exports by prompting some nations to impose trade barriers.

Rescued dog Columbia Gorge

Oregon Humane Society

Dog rescued after 150-foot Gorge fall on Christmas

“It never occurred to me that I would see her alive again,” said David Schelske of West Linn, whose dog plunged 150 feet down a cliff during a Christmas afternoon hike in the Columbia Gorge.

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Oregon State warned on building in tsunami zone

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's state geologist has urged Oregon State University not to put a marine studies building in the tsunami zone south of Newport's Yaquina Bay Bridge — or at least to build it to withstand waves as high as 43 feet.

Kim Jong Un's New Year's message

Korean Central Television

North Korea lambasts U.S. over 'The Interview

The North Korean government is fuming over the release of the "The Interview," claiming President Barack Obama forced the film into theaters and onto streaming video services.

"U.S. President Obama is the chief culprit who forced the Sony Pictures En...

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REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

NYPD: 9 arrested, accused of threatening cops

Nine men have been arrested in connection with alleged threats made toward New York police since Saturday afternoon, when two NYPD officers were shot in the head from behind while sitting in their patrol car, authorities said.

Police said this week t...

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Hackers behind gamers' offline misery?

Disrupted PlayStation and Xbox networks frustrated gamers much of Friday, one day after going down on one of the busiest gaming days of the year.

Neither Sony or Microsoft, which own PlayStation and Xbox, respectively, have had much to say about the ...

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Official: US eyes dozens of Gitmo transfers

The Obama administration hopes to transfer dozens of detainees from Guantanamo Bay in the next six months as part of a stepped-up effort to reduce the population there, according to a U.S. official.

Bring back our girls Boko Haram

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Girl: Boko Haram made me wear suicide belt

A 13-year-old Nigerian girl told reporters that her father handed her over to Islamist militants to become a suicide bomber, but she fled as two other girls detonated their explosives at a market earlier this month.

The girl was presented before the m...

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  • Hackers behind gamers' offline misery?

    Xbox game controller

    mmagallan/SXC

    Disrupted PlayStation and Xbox networks frustrated gamers much of Friday, one day after going down on one of the busiest gaming days of the year.

    Neither Sony or Microsoft, which own PlayStation and Xbox, respectively, have had much to say about the ...

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'Saved by the Bell' actor charged in stabbing

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Ozaukee County Sheriff Depart

Police on Friday arrested Dustin Diamond, better known as "Screech" in the early 1990s sitcom "Saved by the Bell," in a stabbing incident at a bar in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

Diamond, 37, of Port Washington, was charged with three misdemeanors: sec...

Former WWE star 'Diesel' and son arrested

Kevin Nash

Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Alcohol-fueled hostility ended with a famous professional wrestler pinning his son down at their Florida home early Christmas Eve, sheriff's deputies said.

Former ring star Kevin Nash, alias Diesel, and his teenage son Tristen were booked on battery a...

'The Interview' makes $1 million at box office

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"The Interview" banked $1 million at the box office on Christmas Day, and it could make a couple million more over the long holiday weekend.

"The audience reaction was fantastic -- the limited release, in under 10% of the amount of theaters originall...

'The Interview' illegally downloaded 750,000 times on Christmas

Rogen Goldberg the Interview

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"The Interview" was a big hit with pirates on Christmas.

'Fearless' indie theaters screen 'The Interview'

The Interview theater

This day, Christmas, might be the first good day Sony Pictures has had in a month.

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