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State parks campfire ban extended through Labor Day

The statewide state park ban on campfires and open flames will continue for another week, through the Labor Day holiday weekend, officials said Tuesday.

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Los Angeles moves closer to 2024 Olympic bid

Will the third time be the charm? The mayor of Los Angeles expressed that hope Tuesday, shortly after a unanimous City Council vote cleared the way for the Southern California city to press forward in its quest for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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Facebook makes it official: Third Prineville data center on way

Facebook officials made it official Tuesday, announcing they will build a third, larger data center in Prineville after city and Crook County officials approved a new property tax break last week.

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Fleeing Tollgate burglars leave mountain bike behind

A couple living in the Tollgate subdivision near Sisters awakened early Sunday to find a stranger in their bedroom, who they chased away – but apparently he or another man found waiting outside left their mountain bike behind, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday.

Lottery still waiting to hear from Bend's big jackpot winner

More than a week after someone struck it rich in Bend, the Oregon Lottery has yet to hear from the winner of a $6.4 million Oregon Lottery Megabucks jackpot.

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Illinois police look for suspects after officer shot, killed

Investigators combed neighborhoods north of Chicago on Tuesday in a massive manhunt for three suspects accused of shooting dead a police officer.

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Klamath sheriff asks court to force deputies back to work

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is asking a court to force seven deputies who are on non-disciplinary leave back to work.

Judge drops case against gay-rights activist Terry Bean

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A judge has dismissed sex-crimes charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean, who was accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy.

Former hero pleads guilty to Portland bank robbery

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who earned an award five years ago for stopping an armed bank robbery has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank.

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Salem City Council votes to allow early pot sales

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Salem City Council has voted to permit the early sales of recreational marijuana from medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Homeless camp relocates due to Eugene overnight sleeping ban

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A dozen homeless campers are looking for their next site as officials enforce city and county laws that ban overnight sleeping on public land.

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Inside the secret tests of Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show'

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Most of us won't see Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" for another week, but several hundred people have already watched him quiz guests and try out material.

These episodes aren't quite ready for television. They're test shows, designed to let Colbert wo...

Writer says Idris Elba 'too street' for Bond

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The writer of the new James Bond novel "Trigger Mortis" has set off a firestorm with a remark about Idris Elba.

Anthony Horowitz recently told the Daily Mail that he believes Elba is "probably a bit too 'street' for Bond. Is it a question of being sua...

Daniel Craig hopes his Bond 'is not as sexist'

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Daniel Craig hopes that his James Bond character 'is not sexist' as the release of the latest movie in the series, "Spectre", inches closer.

Dylan's 'big pink' house available to rent

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If you are Bob Dylan's biggest fan, this just might be the holiday home for you.

The famous "big pink" house -- the place where Dylan and The Band recorded the "Basement Tapes" in 1967, honored in the title of The Band's 1968 album "Music from Big Pi...

VMAs TV ratings dip, but online viewing surges

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MTV's Video Music Awards were flamboyant and at times outrageous, but that couldn't prevent its television audience from slipping slightly.

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