UPDATE: Malheur Refuge holdouts apparently set to surrender

Day 40 of the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge reached a dramatic climax Wednesday evening with the FBI confirming it had moved in to surround the four holdouts, who were speaking to an FBI negotiator -- and to thousands of YouTube listeners in a streaming online phone call.

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UPDATE: Malheur Refuge holdouts apparently set to surrender

Day 40 of the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge reached a dramatic climax Wednesday evening with the FBI confirming it had moved in to surround the four holdouts, who were speaking to an FBI negotiator -- and to thousands of YouTube listeners in a streaming online phone call.

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Oregon standoff may end Thursday morning

The armed protesters occupying a wildlife refuge in Oregon have been surrounded, the FBI said on Wednesday.

According to the FBI, one of the remaining occupiers rode outside barricades at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. When agents tried to appr...

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Oregon Military Department

Ore. National Guard to fly over, scout high-altitude training sites

Oregon Army National Guard aviators are scheduled to conduct high-altitude survey flights with HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters on Thursday near the summits of Mt. Bachelor, Tumalo Mountain and Kwohl Butte.

Oregon spotted frog

Oregon Zoo/Michael Durham and Melinda Holland

Groups seek court order to change Deschutes River flows

A motion filed Tuesday by two environmental groups seeking a federal court order for immediate changes in Deschutes River management to protect the Oregon spotted frog has the potential to disrupt water supplies to thousands of Central Oregon farms, ranches and families, the region's irrigation districts said.

Amid steady growth, warning signs loom for Oregon's economy

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State economists say Oregon's economy and job market continue to grow at a steady pace but they warn that ongoing problems in the stock market could take a big chunk out of tax revenues starting next year.

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Pulsepoint

Lifesaving smartphone app launched in Deschutes County

The Bend Fire Department and other agencies across Central Oregon respond to emergency calls all year long but a new mobile app called PulsePoint could help reduce response times.

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Oregon WinterFest coming up this weekend

Oregon WinterFest is just two days away, and while festivals in other seasons come and go without an entry fee, you'll need to pay up to see the Old Mill's sights and sounds this weekend.

Seaside police Sgt. Jason Goodding

Oregon State Police

Slain Seaside PD officer honored with 'Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice'

The Oregon Governor's Office announced Wednesday that Seaside Police Sgt. Jason Goodding has been posthumously awarded the Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice by the Governor's Commission on the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor.

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MGN graphic

Oregon confirms case of travel-associated Zika virus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Public health officials say Oregon has a confirmed case of the Zika virus.

Appeals court denies Kip Kinkel's bid for shorter sentence

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kip Kinkel has lost another bid to reduce the 111-year sentence he received for the 1998 mass shooting at Springfield's Thurston High School.

Meter supplier gets 15 months for bribing Portland official

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Florida businessman who bribed his way into winning multi-million dollar contracts to supply Portland's parking meters has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison.

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Winterfest admission

Oregon WinterFest is just two days away, and while festivals in other seasons come and go without an entry fee, you'll need to pay up to see the Old Mill's sights and sounds this weekend.

New Harry Potter book to publish this summer

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Warner Bros. Pictures

Harry Potter is back for another round of magic, struggles with the darkness and parents.

This time, Harry's the dad, struggling with his own son.

The eighth installment of the Harry Potter series, the two-part play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Chil...

People names Ryan Reynolds 'Sexiest Dad Alive'

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Leonard Adam/Getty Images

A few things have changed in the six years since People magazine declared Ryan Reynolds the "Sexiest Man Alive!" And some of those may involve changing diapers and getting fewer hours of sleep.

Hollywood spoofs Donald Trump in 'Funny or Die' movie

Donald Trump New Hampshire primary day

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Johnny Depp is no stranger to outlandish film roles, but he has never tried his hand -- or hair -- at newly crowned New Hampshire GOP primary winner Donald Trump.

'Frozen' the Broadway musical slated for 2018

Elsa Frozen

Walt Disney Pictures

A musical adaptation of the animated film "Frozen" is scheduled to open on Broadway in spring 2018, Disney Theatrical Productions said on Tuesday.

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