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Smith Rock climber falls 40 feet, rescued

Fellow Smith Rock climbers came to the aid of a climber who fell 30 to 40 feet due to an apparent gear failure on Saturday, officials said.

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Lost hiker found near Pole Creek Trail

One of three Salem-area teens camping southwest of Sisters called Deschutes County dispatchers late Saturday afternoon to report he became separated from his companions, lost the trail and had been wandering for four hours, prompting a rescue effort, officials said.

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Bend No. 6 among America's 'Most Fitness-Friendly Cities'

This may leave some critics fit to be tied, but Bend just made another Top 10 list, this time coming in No. 6 in a ranking out Saturday of the "Most Fitness-Friendly Cities in America."

Recall petitions over gun control put pressure on Democrats

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With Oregon Democrats moving forward on a bill to require background checks for private gun sales, the potential political backlash is becoming apparent.

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Lawyer releases records for Tulsa deputy who killed man

The lawyer for Robert Bates, an Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot a man he meant to subdue with a Taser, released documents he says verify some of Bates' training as a law enforcement officer.

Rescue operation underway in Mediterranean

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Boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsizes

Rescuers are racing to try to save hundreds of people believed to have been thrown into the Mediterranean Sea when the boat carrying them from Libya capsized overnight.

The boat is estimated to have been carrying roughly 700 people when it ran into tr...

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2 people, dog rescued after canoe flips on Santiam River

JEFFERSON, Ore. (AP) — Two people and a dog were rescued off a bank of the Santiam River north of Albany after the canoe they were in flipped.

ACLU says US defied judge, didn't explain no-fly listing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of Americans on the U.S. no-fly list, including the imam of the Portland Islamic Center, say the U.S. has failed to explain their placement on the list.

Arch Cape Girl Scouts cleanup SOLVE

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8,500-plus volunteers clean up communities around Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Over 8,500 volunteers celebrated Earth Day by cleaning up their communities around Oregon.

Mushy marine creatures coating beaches

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'Goopy, mushy' jellyfish invade West Coast beaches

Otherworldly goo lumps in blue and purple speckled beaches in Oregon and Washington states this week, after strong wind got caught in their sails.

Millions of jellyfish are washing up on shore, leaving beachgoers watching their steps. Except for at le...

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Junction City police chief may sue city after investigations

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — Junction City's police chief says he may sue the city after officials investigated him and put him on paid administrative leave for more than five months.

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'Anne of Green Gables' actor dies

Jonathan Crombie succumbs to brain hemorrhage

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Canadian actor Jonathan Crombie, who co-starred in the "Anne of Green Gables" TV movies, died this week at age 48. Crombie died Wednesday from complications of a brain hemorrhage, "Anne of Green Gables" producer Kevin Sullivan said.

'Gone With The Wind' dress sold for $137,000

Vivien Leigh wore dress in 'Gone With The Wind'

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A dress worn by Vivien Leigh as she played Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind" has fetched $137,000 at an auction.

Another good-looking star joins 'Zoolander 2'

Penelope Cruz

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Looks like another really, really, ridiculously good-looking person is joining the cast of "Zoolander 2."

Actress Penelope Cruz will appear in the upcoming sequel to the popular 2001 film, Ben Stiller announced Friday.

Stiller, who plays the title role...

Iconic Univision 'Sabado Gigante' program is ending

DON FRANCISCO SABADO GIGANTE

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The longest-running variety show in television history -- Sabado Gigante -- will end its 53-year run in September, Univision Communications announced Friday.

The show is near and dear to many Spanish speakers, but even those who don't know the langua...

Reports: Sofia Vergara sued over frozen embryos

Sofia Vergara at 2014 Golden Globes

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One of the hottest and most successful Latinas in Hollywood, Sofia Vergara is playing defense in a legal battle initiated by her ex-fiance: He wants to keep the two frozen embryos from their relationship.

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