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Rescue of 2 injured hikers underway on Mt. Hood

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Clackamas County sheriff's office says a rescue operation is under way on Mount Hood after two climbers were injured.

SE Bend captured, tranquilized cougar

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Big cat, big fright: Cougar caught behind SE Bend home

A cougar lounging in a tree high above a southeast Bend home was tranquilized and captured by wildlife officials and law enforcement Friday afternoon as shocked neighbors watched and snapped photos; ODFW biologist said it would be euthanized as relocations don't resolve issues.

Local vet takes advantage of education benefits

G.I. Bill helps veterans, pays for flight school

Veterans from across the nation are coming to Central Oregon to enroll in flight training. Central Oregon Community College offers a professional pilot program that gives students training and skills -- and thanks to the G.I. Bill, veterans who qualify get their schooling paid for through the VA.

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Video: ISIS purportedly beheads hostage

A newly distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, after an English-language lecture is given by masked ISIS member "Jihadi John" to the people of Japan.

The 1-minute, seven-second video wa...

Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown

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Whitney Houston's daughter rushed to hospital

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive Saturday morning in a bathtub full of water in Roswell, Georgia, police in the Atlanta suburb said.

Brown, 21, "was not breathing" when a man identified as her husband and a friend...

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Gaps in GOP field present opening for Walker

Scott Walker says he sees "gaps" in the potential Republican presidential field for 2016. But is he the candidate best positioned to fill them?

On one side you have the establishment candidates favored by the business class of Republicans - Jeb Bush ...

Portland mayor calls for $15 minimum wage

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales called for a $15 minimum wage for city workers and contractors during his third annual State of the City address.

Protests in Kiev, Ukraine

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Source: Ukraine talks in Minsk yield no deal

No agreement was reached in Belarus on Saturday in talks aimed at ending months of deadly fighting between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian rebels, a diplomat with knowledge of the discussions said.

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U.S., Russian cross Pacific in balloon

They didn't go around the world, but then again it didn't take them close to 80 days. Regardless, it's likely Jules Verne would be very proud of American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, who broke records crossing the Pacific together in a...

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Obama, Dalai Lama to attend prayer breakfast

President Barack Obama will appear at a public event next week that the Dalai Lama is also attending, a move that is likely to anger Chinese officials.

Obama will address attendees about the importance of religious freedom on Feb. 5 at the annual Nati...

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What Super Bowl? The Ad Bowl has already begun

The Super Bowl is Sunday evening, but the Ad Bowl is already underway.

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  • Drone maker: Malfunction 'highly unlikely'

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    The owner of a small drone that crashed at the White House earlier this week is blaming technical problems with the DJI Phantom quadcopter for the apparent mishap, though the creator of the device says it's "highly unlikely" the device malfunctioned....

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In football they trust: Polynesians' pipeline to the American dream

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There are only about 300,000 Samoans and Tongans in America but their impact in one of the most American sports of all time is huge.

"As Polynesian kids, we were much bigger than the other kids in high school so it was natural for us to excel and do w...

Whitney Houston's daughter rushed to hospital

Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown

Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive Saturday morning in a bathtub full of water in Roswell, Georgia, police in the Atlanta suburb said.

Brown, 21, "was not breathing" when a man identified as her husband and a friend...

5 new books teens will dive into

Want to get a head start on your teen's reading list -- or find new titles to feed your young adult fiction habit?

While many recognize the Newbery and Caldecott awards for the year's best children's books, the seventh annual Morris Award celebrates ...

1 killed, 2 hurt on set of Martin Scorsese's movie

Construction mishap occurred on set in Taipei

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A structure on the Taiwan set of a Martin Scorsese movie collapsed this week, killing a studio construction worker and injuring two more, police said.

Michelle Obama is an 'American Sniper' fan

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Celebrities, politicians and celebrity-politicians have voiced their opinions. Now Michelle Obama is wading into the "American Sniper" debate, saying the film "is important to see."

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