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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...


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.

The quake didn't cause any damage when it struck at about 12:30 p.m. local time five miles south of Galesbur...

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Baltimore mayor lifts citywide curfew

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ended the citywide curfew Sunday, saying in a statement that her "goal has always been to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary."

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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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  • Microsoft's risky bet on HoloLens

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    A roomful of reporters chase invisible balls around a cold San Francisco hotel conference room. Some are crawling on their knees, others shouting "Reset balls!" and wiggling their fingers at no one in particular.

    It's not a mass hallucination but par...

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Cosby facing litany of allegations

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It seems every day brings another allegation that further dismantles Bill Cosby's image as the jovial, pudding-loving patriarch whose family-friendly brand of comedy tickled successive generations.

Though the star has vehemently denied most of the ac...

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' hauls in 2nd biggest box office opening ever

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Disney and Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Age of Ultron" smashed the box office this weekend, but missed breaking the record for largest box office opening.

The comic book film's opening weekend pulled in an estimated $187.7 million, the second biggest in...

Heckler interrupts Cosby over rape allegation

Protesters say they believe women alleging Cosby raped them

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"It beats me how you treat -- the way you treat women!" a woman shouted at Bill Cosby 40 minutes into his performance in Atlanta on Saturday. It was the final date of his current "Far From Finished" tour.

'Avengers' sequel opens internationally, flying towards record U.S. debut

"Avengers" actors take over Times Square on Good Morning America, April 24, 2015

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Avengers assemble!

That's the rallying cry that movie theaters are hearing around the world this week as the highly anticipated "Avengers: Age of Ultron" debuts in many markets internationally.

On Wednesday, the Disney/Marvel Studios film opened as the...

'Star Wars' movies face setback

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A new batch of planned "Star Wars" movies suffered a setback after director Josh Trank pulled out of the project.

Trank, 30, was supposed to direct the second film in the "Star Wars" anthology, a spinoff series.

But Disney, which owns "Star Wars" guru ...


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