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Initial attack crews nip fires in bud

More storms, more wildfires around C. Oregon

From the slopes of Mt. Bachelor to Crane Prairie Reservoir and the Ochocos, crews tackled more small new lightning-sparked wildfires Thursday, while a large range fire in north-central Oregon, the Sniption Fire, grew to 25,000 acres.

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Wildfire prompts evacuations near Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Jackson County have told residents in a community near Ashland to leave their homes immediately as a wildfire spread rapidly in southwest Oregon.

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Two more arrests in Prineville-area home burglaries

A wanted man called possibly armed and dangerous had a knife on him when he was arrested Thursday in a high-risk traffic stop in the Redmond area, while his girlfriend also was arrested. Five have been jailed in connection with a recent string of Prineville-area home burglaries.

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Oregon VA revelations 'outrage' Wyden, Merkley

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., issued a joint statement of outrage Thursday upon learning from a new internal VA audit that 30 percent of VA schedulers in Roseburg and 50 percent in White City reported pressure to manipulate or falsify data.

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Bend's second small-dog off-leash area opens

As part of renovations of Ponderosa Park in southeast Bend, a new off-leash area designated specifically for small dogs is now open, the Bend Park and Rec District said Thursday.

Fire burns near Crater Lake

16 new wildfires break out near Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park sees its fair share of wildfires every year, but a 25-acre blaze being fought this week is one of its earliest.

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3-day cease-fire begins in Gaza

After weeks of fighting and more than 1,500 deaths, some semblance of peace may be coming to Gaza -- at least temporarily.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that an unconditional humanitarian ...

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Agency OKs exports from proposed LNG terminal

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has conditionally authorized a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal at Warrenton to export to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the United States.

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West Coast governors oppose offshore drilling

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The governors of California, Oregon and Washington state say they don't want the possibility of any oil drilling off of the West Coast.

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Oregon to pay legal fees for 5 former employees

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Five former Oregon officials involved in building the state's botched health insurance exchange have asked the state to pick up their legal bills in a federal investigation.

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ODOT, ODFW team on culvert fish passage plan

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comment on a proposal to team up with the Oregon Department of Transportation to boost fish passage when road culverts are repaired.

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'Sharknado 2' runaway ratings hit

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The Syfy channel's first "Sharknado" movie last July generated buzz through social media chatter.

The second movie, appropriately titled "Sharknado 2: The Second One," used a different tactic -- getting attention through ample news coverage in the ru...

Michael Rooker has blast turning blue for Yondu in 'Galaxy'

Michael Rooker in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (photo -- Disney-Marvel)

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Acclaimed actor Michael Rooker talks about playing the bad and good in his new film, Marvel Studio's "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Dave Bautista thrilled to put mind, muscle into 'Galaxy' guardian Drax

Dave Bautista in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista talks about the complexities of his character, Drax the Destroyer, in the new Marvel superhero action adventure.

Justin Bieber vs. Orlando Bloom: Feud fuels buzz

Orlando Bloom vs. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber tweeted "Keeping it positive" just hours after a clash in a Spanish nightclub with Orlando Bloom on Wednesday..

Michael Jackson's Neverland could be sold

Train station at Neverland Ranch

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Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch could be put up for sale, according to the investment company that owns a controlling interest in the estate.

The 2,700-acre property, nestled in the rolling hills and cattle ranches of Santa Barbara County, Californi...

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