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Cove Palisades bans briquette BBQs in fire's wake

Oregon State Parks banned barbecues using charcoal briquettes Sunday throughout Cove Palisades State Park and took other steps to prevent a repeat of a 200-acre fire that destroyed two homes near Culver, forced evacuations and was traced to improperly disposed of briquettes.

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Weather change helps on 105,000-acre Canyon Creek Fire

Strong weekend winds have pushed the Canyon Creek Complex Fire near John Day to over 105,000 acres as of Monday, two days after it consumed three more homes, bringing the total to 43 lost to the nearly 3-week-old blaze.

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County Line 2 Fire tops 67,000 acres; 84 percent contained

About 500 firefighters were still on the lines Monday of the 67,083-acre County Line 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, now 84 percent contained, with full containment expected by Thursday.

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Thousands mourn fallen Wash. firefighters

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state.

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Gas outdoor grill left on sparks NW Bend house fire

A woman awoke to the smell of smoke, and she and her two sons escaped their burning home in northwest Bend early Sunday, a blaze that investigators said was caused by a gas barbecue on the back porch that had been accidentally left on.

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Bend transient arrested after string of crimes

A southeast Bend resident who awoke to find a stranger standing over his bed early Sunday chased him out of the house, but he stole the man’s car keys on the way, and then his car, police said.

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Dennis Richardson rules out new run for governor

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Former state Rep. Dennis Richardson says he won't run again for Oregon governor following his loss as the 2014 Republican candidate.

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Definitive answers elusive in MH370 probe

Investigators may have hit a dead end in their quest to say with certainty whether a piece of airplane debris found in the Indian Ocean comes from a Malaysian passenger jet that disappeared mysteriously in 2014.

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18-year-old charged in shooting death of Eugene teen

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An 18-year-old has been charged with manslaughter and another person could be charged in connection with the shooting death of a Eugene teen at an apartment complex near Autzen Stadium.

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Obama to rename tallest U.S. peak

To hear the White House describe Alaska, the state has become the canary in the climate change coal mine, complete with raging wildfires, accelerating ice melt in the arctic, vanishing glaciers and whole villages forced to relocate away from rising s...

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Oregon's Merkley 31st senator to back Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley has become the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

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  • Life on Mars? Depends how you see these pics

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    NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State University

    For most of us Earthlings, the photos of Mars taken by the Curiosity rover reveal little more than a desolate red landscape inhabited mostly by rocks. Lots and lots of rocks.

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Miley Cyrus releases 'Dead Petz' album

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Miley Cyrus is a trip. Or is she on a trip?

Hulk Hogan: 'I'm not a racist'

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Hulk Hogan says his history of using the n-word isn't evidence of racism. It's a byproduct of his upbringing.

"I'm not a racist but I never should have said what I said. It was wrong. I'm embarrassed by it," the iconic professional wrestler said in an...

Kanye West for president?

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MTV via CNN

Forget 2016. Kanye West says he's planning to run for president in 2020.

MTV VMAs 2015: What in the world happened?

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Leave it to the MTV Video Music Awards to give folks plenty to talk about the next day.

Hit movies moving from Netflix to Hulu with Epix deal

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Hulu's new front in its competition with Netflix involves "The Hunger Games" and "Transformers."

Netflix said Sunday that it had decided to let its distribution deal with Epix expire, which covers popular movies from the studios Lionsgate, MGM and Par...

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