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ODOT: Studded tire use down - road damage, too

A new study of studded tire use in Oregon shows drivers have changed their habits -- with fewer drivers using studded tires, leading to less damage on the roadway, ODOT said Friday.

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Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

President Barack Obama prodded Congress to eliminate the United States' decades-old Cuba embargo Friday, saying that improving relations with the communist country will help open its "hermetically sealed society" -- even if changes come in "fits and ...

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Hackers to Sony: We'll stand down if you never release the movie

The hackers behind a devastating cyberattack at Sony Pictures have sent a new message to executives at the company, crediting them for a "very wise" decision to cancel the Christmas day release of "The Interview," a source close to the company told C...

Crooked River water bill touted compromise for all

President signs Bowman Dam-Crooked R. water bill

Legislation written by Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Greg Walden to improve water management and grow jobs in Central Oregon has become law now that the president has signed the Crooked River Collaborative Water Security and Jobs Act.

Soldier reunited with helmet that saved his life

Prineville soldier reunited with life-saving helmet

Sgt. Ryan Craig was shot in the head in Afghanistan in 2010. His helmet slowed down the bullet just enough for him to survive the attack. on Thursday, his helmet was returned at a special ceremony in Prineville.

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Ore. Supreme Court: Paralyzed Bachelor boarder can sue

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Mt. Bachelor's liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suing the ski resort; while case returns to lower court for possible trial, attorneys for both sides offer reaction.

Oregon Innocence Program now in High Desert

'Innocence Project' comes to Central Oregon

Oregon is the last state in the country to land a program devoted to investigating wrongfully incarcerated prisoners, and the new Deschutes County DA is supporting its efforts.

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Merkley outlines plans for LGBT civil rights bill

Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., joined Friday with Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and Oregon LGBT leaders to announce his plan to push broad LGBT civil rights legislation in the next Congress.

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3.2 earthquake recorded west of Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 6 a.m. Friday about 25 miles west of Salem.

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Group delivers basket of coal to OSU Foundation

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A group that wants the Oregon State University Foundation to drop investments in the fossil fuel industry delivered a basket of coal Thursday to its office. It was tied with a red ribbon and the delivery was described as cordial.

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60 cats removed from apartment

The Arizona Humane Society removed 60 cats and two dead kittens from an east Phoenix apartment Thursday afternoon.

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  • Sony hack renews cybersecurity push

    Dianne Feinstein

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    White House Economic Council Director Jeff Zients pointed fingers at Congress on Thursday for not acting fast enough on cybersecurity legislation, in the wake of news that North Korea was behind the Sony Entertainment cyberattack.

    "We're doing what w...

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Obama calls James Franco 'James Flacco'

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While talking about the Sony hack during his end-of-year press conference, President Obama called actor James Franco "James Flacco."

Within a minute or two, there was already a parody Twitter account with @JamesFlacco thanking the president for the na...

'Late Late Show's' Ferguson ends his run

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Perhaps there are still some people asking, "Craig Ferguson who?"

Washingtonians bid farewell to Colbert

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Comedian Stephen Colbert bid farewell on his final show Thursday night with the help of a pantheon of celebrities, including Washington notables and dignitaries.

Stephen Colbert signs off with a song

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For his final show, Stephen Colbert went out with a bang and a song.

George Clooney: We need to stand with Sony

George Clooney

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George Clooney tried to rally support for Sony in the midst of a severe cyberattack on the studio, but the actor and filmmaker says he couldn't find anyone to stand with him.

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