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SW Ore. wildfire 'blows up' across 6,000 acres, forces evacuations

While firefighters worked in extreme heat to tackle a 2-day-old southwest Oregon wildfire, another one to the south exploded across about 6,000 acres in a matter of hours east of Canyonville on Thursday, prompting evacuations.

Bend transient charged with arson

Bend transient accused of burglary, arson in $265,000 office blaze

A 47-year-old transient faces arson, burglary and other charges, accused of breaking into a southwest Bend office building early Thursday and setting a fire that caused  $265,000 in damages, police and fire officials said.

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OSP; Deschutes County Jail

Speeding motorcycle chase ends in Hwy. 97 crash, arrest

A 27-year-old Tigard motorcyclist accompanied by a Portland woman led Oregon State Police on an off-and-on pursuit at speeds of up to 149 mph until he crashed at slower speed on Highway 97 near Lava Butte late Wednesday afternoon, then ran and was captured nearby, troopers said Thursday.

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Deschutes County voters may decide ban on pot sites

ALFALFA, Ore. (AP) — Deschutes County may postpone implementing the state's recreation marijuana law until voters can decide on banning pot sales.

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Update on planned Lake Billy Chinook rocket jump

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials are considering a southern California man's plan to jump Lake Billy Chinook on a steam-propelled rocket.

Shell icebreaker Fennica leaves Portland

KGW

Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters is leaving Portland, bound for an Arctic drilling operation.

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David Amyot

Zimbabwe calls for dentist's extradition

As outrage grows over the killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe has called on the United States to extradite the American dentist who shot the prized big cat this month.

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Drive-by shooting injures 1 in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An 18-year-old woman has been hospitalized after a drive-by shooting in Medford sprayed bullets into two homes.

Jesus Deniz Mendoza

Park County Sheriff's Office

Good Samaritan family gunned down in Montana

Trying to be good Samaritans cost two members of a Montana family their lives and left their daughter wounded.

The triple shooting happened in the town of Pryor, Montana, about 30 miles south of Billings.

The suspect, 18-year-old Jesus Deniz Mendoza, i...

Austin Stephanos, Perry Cohen

US Coast Guard

Coast Guard to halt search for teen boaters

The Coast Guard says it has done all it could to find teen boaters Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos.

But their families say a private hunt for the 14-year-olds will press on.

The Coast Guard's weeklong search for the two Florida teens, who went missin...

Debris found on Reunion Island

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MH370 debris headed for France

Debris believed to from a Boeing 777 -- and possibly missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 -- is headed to France, where investigators hope sophisticated technology will help unravel a mystery nearly a year and a half in the making.

The debris -- which...

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Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are expecting a baby girl.

Here are Jon Stewart's final "Daily Show" guests

Jon Stewart to sign off

From Comedy Central

Jon Stewart will spend his final week as "Daily Show" host with fellow comedians.

Italian Foo Fighters fans get band's attention

Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

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If you want to get the attention of a world-famous rock band, try this: Grab hundreds of your closest friends and make a video of one of their songs.

MSNBC cuts three shows to make way for news coverage

Chuck Todd

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MSNBC began clearing the decks for news coverage Thursday, jettisoning three afternoon shows and announcing that Chuck Todd will host an hour-long political show each afternoon.

"Change can be hard," MSNBC President Phil Griffin wrote in an email to t...

Jennifer Beals responds after leaving dog in car

Jennifer Beals, 2013

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Jennifer Beals has been accused of locking her dog in a hot car, a charge she says is just not true.

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