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Cover Oregon: Oracle says it's not to blame

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After six months of near silence about the problems at Cover Oregon, the project's main technology contractor is fighting back.

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Ore. audit urges changes in aid to needy families

Oregon prioritized making cash payments to the state’s poorest families during the Great Recession, but as the economy recovers, the state could do more to help move clients toward jobs and self-sufficiency, according to a new audit released Wednesday by the secretary of state’s office.

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MH370 families storm out of briefing

The man's anger at authorities giving a briefing on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could not be contained.

He screamed at the screen as a promised video conference with Malaysian authorities became the latest part of the aftermath of the plane's disapp...

Rescued South Korean ferry passengers

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Shipwreck: Passengers 'forced to stay put'

Passengers aboard a sinking South Korean ferry faced a terrifying choice as the vessel rolled: obey commands barked over loudspeakers to stay in place, or don life vests and jump into the chilly ocean water.

"Don't move," a voice warned, according to ...

Obama Biden jobs near Pittsburgh

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Obama, Biden announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

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Ukraine military push appears to stall

Ukraine's armored vehicles rolled Wednesday, but its attempt to take back eastern towns from pro-Russian militants seemed to stall.

In Donetsk, six armored vehicles sent into the nearby city of Kramatorsk in the morning later showed up carrying Russia...

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Portland officer wounded, dog killed in shootout

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland police dog sicked on a burglary suspect was fatally shot early Wednesday, and his handler was wounded.

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Oregon schools hiring teachers again

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After years of layoffs or weak hiring, many school districts in Oregon are hiring teachers.

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Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.

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Portland's car-free bridge named Tilikum Crossing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After getting nearly 10,000 suggestions for the name of Portland's new bridge, officials have announced the winner.

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'Kill switch' coming to U.S. phones in 2015

The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.

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Rapper severs penis, jumps off building

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Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said.

Jay Z's 'Made in America' fest heading west

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It wasn't the grand announcement fans were hoping for, but it will do.

Jay Z's Budweiser "Made in America" festival will occur simultaneously in both Los Angeles and Philadelphia over the Labor Day weekend, it was announced on Wednesday.

It's the first...

Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg are engaged

Jenny McCarthy on red carpet

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What are the odds that Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg will give us the '90s wedding of our dreams? The former Playboy model and current "The View" co-host revealed on Wednesday's show that she and singer/actor Wahlberg are getting hitched.

'Magic Mike' sequel gets title, release date

Channing Tatum in Magic Mike

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Channing Tatum's "Magic Mike" is back in action. On July 3, 2015, Tatum's stripper with a heart of gold will be back in theaters with a new story after winning over audiences in 2012's "Magic Mike."

Miley Cyrus stays hospitalized in Kansas City

Miley Cyrus tweets from hospital

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Doctors ordered Miley Cyrus to stay in a Kansas City hospital a second day after she suffered "a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics," the singer tweeted Wednesday.

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