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Bend river project in home stretch

Crews busy turning Deschutes River into three channels

"It's pretty surreal," Kevin Holcomb, a 36-year resident of Bend, said Thursday of the Colorado Dam Safe Passage Project. "I remember when Bend was just a little podunk town, and now they're building stuff like this."

Prineville hires PR firm for communications

Prineville hires PR firm to get its message out

The city of Prineville has hired a public relations firm to handle city communication and help boost its image.

Oregon Legislature

Ore. Senate OKs bill making voter registration automatic

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate has voted to send Gov. Kate Brown a bill automatically registering voters by using state driver's license records.

Drivers stuck in snow Kentucky

Mandi Witek

Drivers in Kentucky on move again after hours stuck

Patrick and Sue Ellen Kilgallon knew the storm was coming. They tried to get out of northern Kentucky on Wednesday night. Instead, they got stuck in the snow on Interstate 65.

The Florida couple and their two dogs were still there Thursday morning, m...

Oil derail

KWWL

Illinois oil train derailment forces evacuation

A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in Illinois at 1:05 p.m. Thursday. The resulting fire led officials to evacuate everyone within 1 mile of the accident, the Associated Press and other news outlets reported.

The BNSF Railway train derailed three miles south of Galena where the Galena River meets the Mississippi. The AP cited BNSF officials who told reporters the train had 103 cars loaded with crude oil, along with two buffer cars loaded with sand.

Truck car school bus crash

KING5-TV

Officials: Truck driver fell asleep in fatal collision

ORONDO, Wash. (AP) — Investigators say it appears the driver of a large box truck fell asleep before the truck crossed the center line of a rural central Washington highway, colliding with a car and a school bus.

Statues at Nimrud Iraq

Mujtaba Chohan/Wikimedia Commons

ISIS bulldozes site of ancient city of Nimrud

ISIS has again destroyed cultural treasures, this time bulldozing the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, the nation's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said.

"ISIS continues to defy the will of the world and the feelings o...

Oregon governor replaces top official from Kitzhaber era

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown is replacing a senior state official closely linked to former Gov. John Kitzhaber, who resigned in disgrace last month.

Uber

Eugene sues Uber, seeks service halt pending license

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Officials in Eugene have sued ride-sharing service Uber, seeking a court order to stop the service from operating in the area until it meets minimum safety requirements.

Rimrock Draw Rockshelter site

University of Oregon Archaeological Field School

Small tool, big 'tantalizing' find at SE Oregon dig site

Near the Rimrock Draw Rockshelter outside of Riley in southeast Oregon, archaeologists recently discovered evidence suggesting one of the oldest known human occupations in the western United States, officials said Thursday.

Jury sides with Portland police in parking garage shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has ruled that two Portland police officers did not act negligently before fatally shooting a suicidal man atop a downtown parking garage in January 2012.

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  • 10 things we know about the Apple Watch

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    Apple

    Any last questions we have about the Apple Watch are about to get answered.

    Apple is holding an event in Cupertino, Calif. on Monday, during which CEO Tim Cook and other executives are expected to announce more details about the Apple Watch.

    There's a ...

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Glenn Beck's CEO, COO quit to form digital media startup

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CNN

Glenn Beck's top two lieutenants have left Beck's Internet and television channel, TheBlaze, and are starting a new venture together.

The departing executives are Chris Balfe, who was Beck's CEO, and Joel Cheatwood, who was president and chief operati...

Harrison Ford's son: Dad OK after plane crash

Harrison Ford plane firefighters looking in

Rich Polk/Getty Images

Actor Harrison Ford was "banged up" and hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a 1940s aircraft he was piloting crashed during a forced landing on a golf course, his publicist said.

"Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which had engine troubl...

HBO without cable will reportedly cost $15 a month

Game of Thrones

Courtesy HBO

HBO without the rest of cable's trappings. We knew it was coming, we just didn't know when.

The International Business Times is reporting the streaming service will launch in early April, ahead of the April 12 debut of the new season of "Game of Thron...

Netflix movie shut out by big theater chains

Regal Cinemas

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Netflix's latest film acquisition is being shut out of the some of the country's biggest movie theater chains because of Netflix's plan to release the movie online at the same time.

Major American theater chains like Regal Cinemas will not show "Beast...

Buddy Holly plane crash may be re-examined

Buddy Holly, Brunswick Records promo photo

Brunswick Records

It's the day the music died.

In the early morning hours of February 3, 1959, a small aircraft carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson crashed a few miles from Mason City Municipal Airport, near Clear Lake, Iowa.

Pilot...

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