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Cove Palisades bans briquette BBQs in fire's wake

Oregon State Parks banned barbecues using charcoal briquettes Sunday throughout Cove Palisades State Park and took other steps to prevent a repeat of a 200-acre fire that destroyed two homes near Culver, forced evacuations and was traced to improperly disposed of briquettes.

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Calmer wind slows spread of Canyon Creek Fire

Strong winds pushed the Canyon Creek Complex Fire near John Day to over 101,000 acres on Saturday as the wildfire consumed three more homes, for a total of 43 lost to the nearly 3-week-old blaze. But officials said Sunday's calmer winds made for a better day on the fire lines.

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County Line 2 Fire tops 67,000 acres; 80 percent contained

More than 500 firefighters continued Sunday to fight the 67,083-acre County Line 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, now at 80 percent containment.

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Thousands mourn fallen Wash. firefighters

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state.

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Gas outdoor grill left on sparks NW Bend house fire

A woman awoke to the smell of smoke, and she and her two sons escaped their burning home in northwest Bend early Sunday, a blaze that investigators said was caused by a gas barbecue on the back porch that had been accidentally left on.

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Bend transient arrested after string of crimes

A southeast Bend resident who awoke to find a stranger standing over his bed early Sunday chased him out of the house, but he stole the man’s car keys on the way, and then his car, police said.

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Dennis Richardson rules out new run for governor

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Former state Rep. Dennis Richardson says he won't run again for Oregon governor following his loss as the 2014 Republican candidate.

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Ohio politicians: Don't rename Mt. McKinley

Ohio legislators are knocking President Barack Obama's decision to pull home-state legend William McKinley's name from the highest peak in America and rename it "Denali."

House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican who represents western Ohio, said he wa...

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Obama to rename tallest U.S. peak

To hear the White House describe Alaska, the state has become the canary in the climate change coal mine, complete with raging wildfires, accelerating ice melt in the arctic, vanishing glaciers and whole villages forced to relocate away from rising s...

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Oregon's Merkley 31st senator to back Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley has become the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

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Hurricane Fred prompts warning for Cape Verde

Hurricane Fred has formed off the coast of West Africa, prompting a hurricane warning for Cape Verde, which is bracing for heavy rains and high winds, the National Weather Service said Monday.

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  • Life on Mars? Depends how you see these pics

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    For most of us Earthlings, the photos of Mars taken by the Curiosity rover reveal little more than a desolate red landscape inhabited mostly by rocks. Lots and lots of rocks.

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Hulk Hogan: 'I'm not a racist'

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Hulk Hogan says his history of using the n-word isn't evidence of racism. It's a byproduct of his upbringing.

MTV VMAs 2015: What in the world happened?

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Leave it to the MTV Video Music Awards to give folks plenty to talk about the next day.

Kanye West for president?

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Forget 2016. Kanye West says he's planning to run for president in 2020.

Hit movies moving from Netflix to Hulu with Epix deal

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Hulu's new front in its competition with Netflix involves "The Hunger Games" and "Transformers."

Netflix said Sunday that it had decided to let its distribution deal with Epix expire, which covers popular movies from the studios Lionsgate, MGM and Par...

Wes Craven, horror movie director, dies at 76

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Wes Craven, the visionary filmmaker who defined the horror genre with the long-enduring "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, and later deconstructed and redefined it with "Scream," has died.

He was 76.

His family confirmed his death to The Hollywood...

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