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Fire destroys small home in downtown Sisters

Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that tore through a small, 85-year-old home in downtown Sisters early Sunday morning, despite the efforts of nearly two-dozen firefighters.

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New wildfires fought as more storms threaten

Several new wildfires broke out across Central Oregon on Saturday, a day ahead of another red flag warning for a renewed threat of thunderstorms that could ignite new blazes.

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Redmond grocery break-in suspect caught in store

A burglar alarm early Sunday morning brought Redmond police to the Grocery Outlet, where they arrested at gunpoint a transient found hiding inside the store, officers said.

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C. Wash. fire holds steady; more storms expected

ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning on about 34 square miles of grass, brush and timber in central Washington did not grow on Saturday, but officials worry that storms forecast to arrive Sunday afternoon could cause explosive growth.

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World Cup final: Germany defeats Argentina

Better late than never -- Germany won its fourth World Cup after a tense 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.

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Veterans have higher rate of suicide in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Military veterans account for nearly a quarter of Oregon's suicides, even though veterans make up less than 10 percent of the state's population.

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INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping rail safety rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.

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Volunteer firefighter convicted of E. Oregon arson

HEPPNER, Ore. (AP) — A former volunteer firefighter was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison after burglarizing and burning down a home in November.

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Israelis briefly raid Gaza missile site

The language of war leaves something lost in translation.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Saturday spoke of "achievements" and the destruction of "significant targets" in his country's airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza.

But on the gro...


Pendleton weighs future of former mental hospital

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A community group in Pendleton is considering the future of a shuttered state mental hospital.

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Man shot in rear end in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a man was shot in his rear end early Sunday morning on the city's north side.


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  • Elon Musk pledges $1 million for Tesla museum

    Nicola Tesla

    On Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday, it was the effort to build a museum in the influential scientist's honor that got the gift.

    Elon Musk, the magnate and inventor behind electric-car company Tesla Motors, has pledged $1 million to the Tesla Science Cen...

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Maestro Lorin Maazel dead at 84

Lorin Maazel

REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

Renowned conductor Lorin Maazel died from complications of pneumonia at his home in Virginia on Sunday, his family said. He was 84.

Jazz legend Charlie Haden dead at 76

Charlie Haden jazz legend

REUTERS/Mike Blake

Grammy-winning jazz bassist Charlie Haden, whose music career spanned seven decades and several genres, died Friday, his publicist said Sunday. He was 76.

How IFC committed to risky '12 Year Project,' now called 'Boyhood'


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On the ever-changing balance sheets of the independent film company IFC, there has been one constant since 2002: "The Twelve Year Project."

It is a film, now titled "Boyhood," by the acclaimed director Richard Linklater. Released on Friday in New York...

Tracy Morgan sues Walmart over deadly crash

Tracy Morgan

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Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a deadly limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him critically injured.

The complaint was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey.

Morgan, 45, suffered broken ribs, a broken nose...

Punk rock icon Tommy Ramone dies

Tommy Ramone

REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Punk rock fuel-injected the beat of rock and roll in the mid-1970s with a frenetic tempo. On Friday, the drummer who gunned out those rhythms with pioneering punk band the Ramones passed away.

Tommy Ramone was 65 and the last living original member of...


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