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For third time, House passes Bowman Dam bill

The U.S. House on Thursday -- for the third time -- passed the Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act, a bill that author Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., says would deliver much needed water to Prineville for job creation and pave the way for clean energy generation at Bowman Dam in Crook County.

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Study: 63 percent drop in uninsured Oregonians

A study released Thursday shows that the number of uninsured Oregonians fell by 63 percent in the year ended June 30th.

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6 children killed in Fla. domestic shooting

A Florida man shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday afternoon in the small north-central Florida town of Bell in what authorities called a murder-suicide.

Bend council reviews vacation rentals

Wave of Bend vacation rentals swamps city council

The Bend City Council's big decision late Wednesday night -- to hear the appeal of OSU-Cascades' Westside campus -- came after hours of testimony on another hot-button issue, as many residents pleaded for action to stem a surging wave of homes turned into short-term vacation rentals hollowing out their neighborhoods.

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Bear killed near Eastern Oregon school

PILOT ROCK, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State Police trooper shot and killed a black bear that wandered near an elementary school in Pilot Rock.

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Activists block tracks near Oregon oil terminal

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Activists opposed to oil train shipments are blockading the tracks that lead to an oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River at Port Westward near Clatskanie.

Petro Poroshenko addresses Congress

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Ukraine gets support, but not U.S. lethal aid

American leaders offered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko a high-profile platform Thursday to advocate for greater support to his besieged military, though the levels of assistance ultimately offered by the United States fell short of his request...

Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

Paul Hackett/Reuters

First results of Scotland vote trickle in

[Breaking news alert, 2:24 am GMT (9:24 p.m. ET)]

With two councils having declared their results, there have been 21,233 'Yes' votes and 29,040 'No' votes, a margin of 57.8% to 42.2% against independence.

[Original story published at 9.08 p.m. ET]

Vote...

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Cattle 'help' OSP find missing elderly Eugene man

Why did the cattle cross the road? Probably not to help Oregon State Police find a missing elderly Eugene man in Burns, but that's just what happened Thursday.

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Benton County Sheriff's Office

Ex-OSU worker accused of selling 388 cellphones

A former Oregon State University employee turned herself in to Oregon State Police Thursday after her indictment on charges she sold nearly 400 university-owned cellphones, troopers said.

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Crater Lake's Rim Drive goes car-free Saturday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Sections of Rim Drive at Crater Lake National Park will be free of cars the next two Saturdays.

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  • Home Depot: 56 million cards exposed in breach

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    Home Depot confirmed Thursday that hackers exposed 56 million credit and debit cards during its months-long security breach.

    The company also said it had eliminated the malware behind the attack from its payment systems.

    Card readers that encountered t...

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First 'Central Oregon Arts Summit' planned

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Central Oregon is partnering with the Oregon Arts Commission to produce the first Central Oregon Arts Summit on Monday, Oct. 6, at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend.

Is there a Beyonce/Jay Z album in the works?

Jay-Z and Beyonce

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

It seems there's no such thing as time off for Jay Z and Beyonce.

On Tuesday, Dash Radio's DJ Skee reported that the "Drunk in Love" duo have plans to collaborate on a joint album, according to sources close to the couple. DJ Skee believes the album ...

Dancers: Cher fired us for reporting assault

Cher

Phil McCarten/Reuters

Three dancers fired from Cher's tour accuse the singer of covering up an alleged sexual assault by another dancer.

Iranian 'Happy' dancers get prison time, lashes

Iran Happy video

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Six Iranians who were arrested after making a dance video set to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy" received suspended sentences of six months in prison and 91 lashes.

Source names Joan Rivers' throat doctor

Joan Rivers blurb

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The doctor who began a biopsy on Joan Rivers' vocal cords before she suffered cardiac arrest last month has been identified by clinic staffers as Dr. Gwen Korovin, a source close to the death investigation said.

Korovin is the same doctor who a clinic...

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