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Legal pot voted top Oregon news story of 2014

Legalization of recreational marijuana was voted the top Oregon news story of 2014 in an Associated Press survey of editors and news directors in the state.

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Oregon State Police

Three recovering after Hwy. 20 crash near Santiam Pass

Three people were taken to St. Charles Bend with serious injuries, two by helicopter, after a Christmas Eve crash on snowy Highway 20 near Santiam Pass, Oregon State Police said; all were improving Friday, with one out of the hospital.

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Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health

JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Twenty years after the northern spotted owl and salmon practically shut down logging on Northwest national forests, some environmentalists and loggers have become friends by focusing on a shared goal — thinning overgrown forests to prevent catastrophic wildfires.

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Pedestrian struck, killed by car in Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police say a female pedestrian has been struck and killed by car in Salem.

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Oregon Humane Society

Dog rescued after 150-foot Gorge fall on Christmas

“It never occurred to me that I would see her alive again,” said David Schelske of West Linn, whose dog plunged 150 feet down a cliff during a Christmas afternoon hike in the Columbia Gorge.

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Oregon State warned on building in tsunami zone

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's state geologist has urged Oregon State University not to put a marine studies building in the tsunami zone south of Newport's Yaquina Bay Bridge — or at least to build it to withstand waves as high as 43 feet.

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Fallen NYPD Officer Ramos laid to rest

An extraordinary sea of dark blue flooded the streets around a Queens church Saturday morning -- thousands of police paying respects for one of two New York police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty last weekend.

More than 25,000 polic...

Sony logo on headquarters

CNN

Some doubt North Korea was behind Sony hack

Sure, North Korea's government despises the movie "The Interview."

But when its propagandists say it did not hack Sony Pictures before the original release date of the flick that satirizes dictator Kim Jong-un, they might just be telling the truth.

So...

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New York City may ban Styrofoam containers

New York City could soon become the biggest U.S. metropolis to outlaw Styrofoam food and beverage containers.

Currently, most Styrofoam products used in the city end up in landfills.

At issue now is whether polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, c...

Christian Bale Exodus Gods and Kings

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Egypt bans movie 'Exodus'

Another Hollywood movie is running afoul of a foreign government this month.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" was banned in Egypt.

"The Ministry of Culture bans the film 'Gods and Kings' for historical inaccuracies," the Egyptian agency said in a statement.

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From Auschwitz survivor to presidents' tailor

Martin Greenfield is one of the world's most respected and accomplished tailors. Since emigrating from the former Czechoslovakia to America in 1947, he has dressed everyone from the Rat Pack and Leonardo DiCaprio to Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and B...

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  • PlayStation exec: It was a cyberattack

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    Microsoft

    A Sony executive said Saturday that a cyberattack was to blame for the network woes that have been plaguing PlayStation and others since Christmas Day.

    "The video game industry has been experiencing high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connecti...

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Egypt bans movie 'Exodus'

Christian Bale Exodus Gods and Kings

Craig Barritt/Getty Images

Another Hollywood movie is running afoul of a foreign government this month.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" was banned in Egypt.

"The Ministry of Culture bans the film 'Gods and Kings' for historical inaccuracies," the Egyptian agency said in a statement.

Meet your new Luke Cage

Mike Colter

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Marvel is the gift that just keeps on giving.

Fresh on the heels of the announcement that Benedict Cumberbatch has been officially cast as Doctor Strange, there is news that Mike Colter will portray Luke Cage in the Netflix series "Marvel's A.K.A. Jes...

'Saved by the Bell' actor charged in stabbing

Dustin Diamond mugshot

Ozaukee County Sheriff Depart

Police on Friday arrested Dustin Diamond, better known as "Screech" in the early 1990s sitcom "Saved by the Bell," in a stabbing incident at a bar in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

Diamond, 37, of Port Washington, was charged with three misdemeanors: sec...

Former WWE star 'Diesel' and son arrested

Kevin Nash

Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Alcohol-fueled hostility ended with a famous professional wrestler pinning his son down at their Florida home early Christmas Eve, sheriff's deputies said.

Former ring star Kevin Nash, alias Diesel, and his teenage son Tristen were booked on battery a...

'The Interview' makes $1 million at box office

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CNN, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twitter, Crackle, NBC

"The Interview" banked $1 million at the box office on Christmas Day, and it could make a couple million more over the long holiday weekend.

"The audience reaction was fantastic -- the limited release, in under 10% of the amount of theaters originall...

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