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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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River floater goes through Bend's Colorado Dam spillway

Some bystanders helped a river floater who was washed through Bend’s Colorado Avenue Dam spillway Saturday afternoon – but two others who tried to help ended up needing rescue themselves by fire crews using a ladder, officials said.

Survivors celebrated at 10th annual Tour des Chutes

Cancer survivors celebrated at Tour des Chutes

“The ride, the run and the inspiration” was the message of the 10th annual Tour des Chutes Bike Ride and Run in Bend on Saturday.

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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

INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping rail safety rules

2014 World Cup - Germany-Algeria

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World Cup final: Germany, Argentina face off

This time, Paul the Octopus won't be able to predict the winner.

In a World Cup already marked by stunning victories and catastrophic defeats, trying to guess the next World Cup champion is pretty much moot.

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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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2 state workers allege discrimination, retaliation

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A state worker and his former colleague allege in lawsuits that their supervisor bullied them, made light of their disabilities and eventually disciplined them when they complained.

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Board increases secrecy for disciplined dentists

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It will soon be harder to track down the details of new disciplinary cases against dentists.

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Bill seeks to allow states to manage wild horses

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Utah congressman has introduced legislation to allow Western states and American Indian tribes to take over management of wild horses and burros from the federal government.

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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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  • 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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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...

'Cake Boss' rescued from boat stranded in fog

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Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro's gastronomical gifts were of little help when his 32-foot Boston Whaler got lost in heavy fog in New York Harbor.

"People were scared," Valastro told CNN of the harrowing journey Friday night with his wife, another couple ...

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

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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...

Dream on: Portland hosts 'American Idol' auditions

American Idol auditions roll into Portland

The dream of becoming a winner on "American Idol" starts with a song.  You have one shot to take the walk from the long line, to potential stardom.  You get one song.  But which one? NewsChannel 21 was in Portland for the first round of auditions this week.

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