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BBQ briquettes spark Culver-area wildfire; 2 homes destroyed

A wind-fueled brushfire investigators blamed on improperly disposed-of barbecue briquettes broke out near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday morning and raced east across 200 acres toward Culver, destroying two vacant homes and several outbuldings before being stopped.

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Terrifying flight: Cove campers flee racing wildfire

Marla Melius and her family were on a camping vacation at Lake Billy Chinook Saturday morning when daughter Brittany realized something wasn't right.

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Sheriff Jim Adkins

Photos of fast, frightening Cove Fire

A wildfire burst up the canyon at Cove Palisades State Park on Saturday, Aug. 29 and raced toward Culver, stopped by an army of firefighters, but not before destroying 2 homes and threatening many others. Here are photos share by you and us of the blaze.

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Canyon Creek crews keep fire from reaching Prairie City

Winds sent the more than 87,000-acre Canyon Creek Complex wildfire advancing north toward the town or Prairie City early Saturday, prompting evacuation of the southern half of the town, but crews protected the community and kept it from reaching it, officials said late Saturday.

County Line 2 Fire run on Shitike Butte Peter Reinhardt

Peter Reinhardt

Favorable winds aid County Line 2 Fire crews

Winds actually helped more than hampered firefighting efforts Saturday on the 66,496-acre County Line 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, but an expected full containment has been pushed back several more days.

Lake Stevens, Wash. toppled tree

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Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area

SEATTLE (AP) — Strong winds are being blamed for two deaths in the Seattle area and nearly a half-million power outages in the Seattle area.

Texas deputy's killer still at large

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Wife of slain Texas deputy speaks out

The wife of a Texas deputy shot to death at a gas station described her husband as a "blend of toughness and gentility" as she mourned the fallen officer.

Deputy Darren H. Goforth died Friday night when a gunman came up behind him and shot him in the...

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Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.

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Portland parents express concern about activity in park near school

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Parents, kids and neighbors are expressing concern about criminal activity in North Park Blocks as the school year begins for students nearby.

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Eugene denies permit for fireworks at Oregon season opener

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — There won't be any fireworks at the University of Oregon's season-opening football game next weekend.

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Fan dies from fall at Braves-Yankees game

A man who fell from the upper deck of Atlanta's Turner Field during a Braves-Yankees game has died, the Atlanta Braves said.

Gregory Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia, tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game Saturday night as...

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    New Horizons completed fly-by of Pluto

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    Where do you go after Pluto? To PT1 of course!

    NASA has picked the next target for New Horizons, the piano-sized spacecraft that took those amazing photos of Pluto in July when it became the first probe to fly by.

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'Les Miserables' actor dies in fall

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21, was rising star

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Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who made history as the first African-American to play the lead role in a Broadway production of "Les Miserables," died Friday night in New York.

Marc Thibodeau, a spokesman for the production, said Saturday that Jean-Baptist...

Police put kibosh on Seinfeld lemonade stand

Glass of lemonade

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Oh. Kids selling lemonade illeeegal. Okaaaay, officer. No permit. Riiight. The perrrrrmit. How could we forget the permit??

A neighbor called the cops on Jerry Seinfeld, his son and some young pals for selling lemonade without a permit by the roadside...

Collectibles companies team up to give away life-size Terminator replica

The Terminator is back, and this time, he wants to see you in person.

Betty White to appear on 'Bones'

Betty White, May 2012

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Betty White will have some "Bones" to pick.

The seemingly ageless actress, who wrapped up "Hot in Cleveland" earlier this year, isn't taking much of a rest. On Thursday she tweeted that she'll be appearing on "Bones" this coming season.

"Wanted to let ...

Palin: ESPN 'buys into ISIS propaganda'

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Sarah Palin tore into ESPN on Thursday night, calling the network "whimpering" and "intolerant" for suspending baseball analyst Curt Schilling for a tweet comparing radical Muslims to Nazis.

In a Facebook post, Palin accused ESPN of buying into terro...

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