Houston shooting: Suspect pronounced dead

A gunman who died in a shootout with officers in Houston Monday morning was a lawyer who lived in the neighborhood and left a car full of weapons near the scene, the city's police chief said.

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Homecoming king crowns disabled friend

Max Akin, a quarterback at Dallas' Keller Fossil Ridge High School, didn't think he ought to be crowned homecoming king.

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Jane Goodall's latest mission to save chimps

Jane Goodall is known across the globe as the world's leading primatologist and an animal rights activist.

She spent the early 1960s in Tanzania, living among wild chimpanzees, gaining their trust and documenting their behaviors.

Goodall shared her fi...

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Surprise! Giraffes fall under 4 species, not 1

For centuries, scientists believed all giraffes fell under one species.

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This animal is no longer endangered

There's mixed news in the animal kingdom, as one beloved species celebrates increased numbers and another slips closer to extinction.

These developments come from the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species, which...

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Vast doughnut-shaped reef found in Australia

Australia's famed Great Barrier Reef may be in trouble -- but it's not all bad news coming out of the region.

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Obama highlights climate agenda on tiny Midway

President Barack Obama ventured to the tiny Pacific speck of Midway Atoll on Thursday, taking in the newly expanded wildlife refuge in an attempt to burnish his environmental legacy.

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Coca-Cola: We're replenishing all of the water we use

Coca-Cola says it has replenished all the water it used to make its drinks -- a first for the company.

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Rio 2016 rep: Athletes can compete in safety

The chief spokesman for the Rio Olympics told The Associated Press on Monday that Olympic athletes can rest assured they will be safe in the city's waters.

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Two arson suspects arrested in Colorado wildfire

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men Sunday on suspicion of fourth-degree arson in connection with a Cold Springs wildfire.

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Army veteran frees eagle by shooting rope

An Army veteran in Minnesota who saw an eagle dangling from a tree with a rope wrapped around its foot freed the bird with some help from a neighbor's .22-caliber rifle.

Did You Know?

  • Oregonians drive in excess of 31 billion miles a year.

  • Most families spend more on transportation than healthcare or food.

  • About 67% of all trips are non-work related.

  • Transportation accounts for 34% of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon.

  • The average car releases nearly a pound of C02 for each mile driven.

  • Green your commute - try carpooling, biking or taking the bus just twice a week.
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