Madras teen killed in firewood-cutting accident

A 14-year-old Madras boy on a family firewood-cutting trip northeast of Prineville was struck by a falling tree and fatally injured Saturday morning, Crook County sheriff’s deputies said.

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Madras teen killed in firewood-cutting accident

A 14-year-old Madras boy on a family firewood-cutting trip northeast of Prineville was struck by a falling tree and fatally injured Saturday morning, Crook County sheriff’s deputies said.

Sugarloaf Fire

Grant County Undersheriff Todd McKinley

'Tough fight': No holiday on 22,000-acre fire near Dayville

It wasn't just another workday, but it was a workday nonetheless Saturday for nearly 1,000  firefighters battling the largest in a string of wildfires around the state, including the now-22,000-acre Corner Creek Fire south of Dayville; new blaze burning near Hwy. 22 east of Gates.

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Fire heavily damages home SE of Prineville

A two-story home was heavily damaged by fire Friday night in the Juniper Canyon area southeast of Prineville, Crook County Fire and Rescue officials said.

DRW garage goes up in flames

Fire destroys DRW garage; 'defensible space' protected area

A smoky fire destroyed a detached garage/shop in Deschutes River Woods south of Bend Friday evening, with losses topping $100,000 to the structure and vehicles inside. But fire officials said the homeowner's and neighbor's prudent preparations of "defensible space" made a big difference in keeping it from spreading.

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Plane crash at Salem airport leaves 1 dead

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Salem police say a plane has crashed on the grounds of the Salem Airport, killing at least one person aboard.

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1 person dead after boat capsizes off Oregon coast

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say one person drowned after a small boat capsized just off the Oregon coast near Newport.

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S. Ore. girl dies in crash; father arrested on DUII

CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Douglas County say a 13-year-old girl has died after her intoxicated father crashed the car she was riding in into a tree.

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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits near Eugene, no major damage

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Some Oregonians awoke on the Fourth of July to a significant jolt when a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Springfield and Eugene.

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China spends billions to prevent stock market crash

China's stock market is in trouble. It's down over 20 percent since mid-June. But Chinese stock brokers are trying to tell scared investors: Stop selling. Help is on the way.

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Christie, Rubio bunk with Romney at N.H. retreat

What does one do at a presidential candidate slumber party? We'll likely never know exactly what happened Friday at Mitt Romney's lakeside summer home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, where Chris Christie and Marco Rubio spent the night.

Hillary Clinton

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Clinton campaign corrals media

Hillary Clinton's campaign used a rope to keep journalists away from the candidate on Saturday while she walked in this small town's July Fourth parade.

The ensuing photos of journalists, including a CNN reporter, being somewhat dragged by a thin white rope as Clinton walked down Main Street caught fire online.

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Mother of actor Michael Douglas dies

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Actress Diana Douglas Webster, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Friday night at age 92.

Donald Webster, her third husband of 15 years, confirmed that she died in hospital in Woodland Hills, California, after battling cancer.

Kate Hudson sings 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

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Actress Kate Hudson got into the July Fourth spirit by posting a video on Instagram of her belting out "The Star-Spangled Banner."

She's got moxie, for sure, but she acknowledged in the caption that her kids "are going to be so embarrassed."

Takei walks back 'blackface' remark about Thomas

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"Star Trek" actor George Takei says his description of Justice Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" following his dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling was ill-considered.

Grateful Dead's Chicago shows among priciest concerts ever

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This weekend, more than 200,000 aging hippies, jam-band fanatics and got-to-be-there scenesters will pack Chicago's Soldier Field for three farewell concerts by the Grateful Dead. For many of them, it won't be cheap.

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"Ugly Betty" actress America Ferrera is thanking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his controversial comments on Latino immigrants.

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