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Scoggins Creek Fire from Hagg Lake

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Conflagration Act invoked in wildfire W. of Portland

Gov. John Kitzhaber invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act on Saturday so the state fire marshal can mobilize resources to protect homes threatened by a wildfire west of Portland; meanwhile, several major blazes continue to be fought by thousands of firefighters around the state as summer officially draws to a close.

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Feds, Old Mill owners OK spotted frog plan

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and landowners have reached a deal to protect Oregon spotted frog habitat near the Old Mill District in Bend while allowing future development.

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Bend worries: Safe or scary path to school?

No sidewalk, barely a shoulder along a busy road, and a few seconds every day 10-year-old Ella Kanapek holds her breath on the way to school in northeast Bend.

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GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year.

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Wife pleads for ISIS to release Alan Henning

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning pleaded Saturday with the Islamic State terror group to release her husband, describing him as a "peaceful, selfless man" who was only in Syria to help people in need.

"I cannot see how it could assist any Sta...

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White House fence jumper carried a knife

A man who jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors was carrying a folding knife in his pants pocket, according to a Secret Service affidavit filed Saturday.

Omar Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, i...

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

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Fight against Ebola is grossly underfunded

The Ebola virus has already killed thousands in West Africa, an immeasurable loss for many families. As medical workers try to quell its spread, global organizations are calculating the economic impact of the disease.

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Sexual predators target of Eugene police stings

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police say 85 men responded within three hours to a sex ad on social media that was written by an undercover detective pretending to be a teenage girl.

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Calif. man jailed in Hwy. 395 traffic stop-pot bust

A California man was arrested Friday afternoon during an Oregon State Police  traffic stop north of Lakeview when a trooper found about 20 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase in his SUV, troopers said.

Wolves injure dogs, kill sheep in NE Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says wolves killed eight sheep and injured two flock protection dogs in northeast Oregon.

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Feds select Lakeview for biofuels plant

LAKEVIEW, Ore. (AP) — The federal government has announced that a biomass plant to be built in Oregon will produce fuel for the U.S. Navy and Marines.

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    Take a look around you, and in your mind's eye, randomly wipe out all but a small fraction of what you can see. Pretend the vast rest of reality is there but invisible.

    You'd probably like a device that helps you see much more of it.

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Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen dies

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Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen, whose TV and movie career spanned more than six decades, has died, her publicist said.

Internet pushes 'Deadpool' movie for 2016

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A long-held wish for fans of Marvel's Deadpool is finally coming true.

According to studio 20th Century Fox, the comic book star will arrive in theaters with a movie of his own on February 12, 2016.

This is the newest Marvel mutant to star in his own ...

'Fashion Police' to continue without Rivers

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E! will keep producing "Fashion Police" without Joan Rivers, the talk show's ringleader who died earlier this month.

Rivers doctor denies 'unauthorized' procedure

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Joan Rivers' personal throat doctor denies "performing an unauthorized procedure" before the comedian suffered cardiac arrest, a source close to the doctor told CNN.

Dr. Gwen Korovin also "categorically denies" taking a selfie photo of Rivers while sh...

Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know

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Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on September 21.

Here's what we don't know: will they be grandparents yet?

Why are we asking right now?

Americ...

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