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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

SO: Metolius father kills son, says it was self-defense

A 72-year-old Metolius man said he shot and killed his 45-year-old son at the family's home late Monday night, telling deputies it was in self-defense as their intoxicated son attacked him and his wife, Jefferson County sheriff Jim Adkins said.

Weed, Calif. wildfire aftermath

NBC News

Wildfire burns homes, 2 churches in Weed, Calif.

WEED, Calif. (AP) — Aided by calmer winds and another day of fire-retardant bomber sorties, firefighters are mopping up around a fire in the far Northern California town of Weed.

Jobless report shows growth in Oregon labor force

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's jobless rate has risen as workers join the labor force in greater numbers than employers create jobs.

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Killing reported in Roseburg; house surrounded

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Roseburg say officers have surrounded the house of a person sought in a killing Tuesday at a convenience store.

Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey, ISIL map

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

General open to anti-ISIS U.S. ground troops

President Barack Obama has said there would be no "boots on the ground" in the fight to stamp out ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman says that he would recommend sending military advisers, already deployed to Iraq, into combat if necessary.

Obama CDC Ebola

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama: US ready to take lead in Ebola fight

After an in-person briefing from the staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The United States will ...

Child sick fever

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12 states confirm Enterovirus D68 cases

Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 100 cases of Enterovirus D68 in 12 states: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New York and Oklahoma.

2 veterans sue BPA, allege discriminatory hiring

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two veterans have filed suit against the Bonneville Power Administration, alleging they're victims of hiring discrimination.

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Matthew Varga, U.S. Air Force

Anheuser-Busch criticizes NFL: 'We are not satisfied'

Anheuser-Busch is the first major National Football League sponsor to publicly criticize how the league is handling domestic violence controversies.

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FBI launches a face recognition system

The FBI can now quickly identify people just by looking at their faces, eyes, voice, palm print and walking stride.

US poverty rate

CNNMoney/US Census Bureau

U.S. poverty rate drops for first time since 2006

There's not much good news for working Americans struggling to rebound from the recession, except perhaps this: the U.S. poverty rate is finally on the decline.

The nation's poverty rate fell to 14.5% in 2013, down from 15% a year earlier, the U.S. C...

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  • Boeing, Space X land NASA contracts

    Astronaut on spacewalk

    NASA

    Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded contracts to become NASA's space taxis, shuttling astronauts to and from the International Space Station, the agency announced Tuesday.

    NASA ended its Space Shuttle program in 2011 after a review and amid a shift in...

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Bill Murray drops in again

Bill Murray, 2014 Oscars

Adrees Latif/Reuters

Bill Murray dances to his own music -- or, it turns out, to a good hip-hop tune with strangers.

Rihanna slams CBS for pulling song

Rihanna, 2014 CFDA Awards

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

After a dust-up last week, Rihanna says she doesn't want her performance of the song "Run This Town" to air on "Thursday Night Football" this week.

CBS is saying "fine" -- if you don't want the airtime, we won't give it.

"Beginning this Thursday, we w...

Streisand returns to late night with Fallon

Barbra Streisand

Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Returning to late night after more than half a century earns you an entire evening for yourself.

'Central Perk' opens for 'Friends' 20th anniversary

Central Perk pop-up shop

WPIX

They're the "Friends" who needed no invitation, and for 10 years, viewers welcomed them into their homes, making Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Ross household names.

'OITNB' writer: Show made me realize I'm gay

Orange is the New Black

Netflix

When "Orange is the New Black" writer Lauren Morelli started working on the series, she didn't realize how much it would also script her future.

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