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Cougar seen NE of Redmond, not found in search

A homeowner northeast of Redmond reported a cougar came through her front yard Saturday afternoon, prompting Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies to conduct a search that did not find the animal, they said.

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Court's PERS decision raises tough questions for lawmakers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court decision overturning cuts to public-employee pensions will force tough decisions for state lawmakers and local government officials, who are facing steep hikes in payroll costs.

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Bend couple on Nepal honeymoon help locals after earthquake

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A newly married couple who live in Bend have devoted themselves to relief efforts in Nepal after last Saturday's earthquake.

USGS: South-county septic threatens water

Resilient rivers: Study finds dam removal has fast impacts

More than 1,000 dams have been removed across the nation due to safety concerns, sediment buildup, inefficiency or having otherwise outlived usefulness. A paper published Friday in Science finds that rivers are resilient and respond relatively quickly after a dam is removed.

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State revokes license of driver who killed 3 children

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — State officials have suspended the driver's license of a Springfield man two months after he drove his pickup into three young children, killing them.

CNN source: NYPD cop was talking to person who shot him

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NYPD officer critically injured by gunshot

A New York City plainclothes police officer was in critical but stable condition Saturday night after being shot in the head in Queens, police said.

Officer Brian Moore of the New York City Police Department's Anti-Crime Unit was being treated at Jam...

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Baltimore curfew lifted day after peaceful protests

Things could be returning to normal in Baltimore: After a night of relatively peaceful protests, the city lifted its curfew, the National Guard is preparing its exit and a mall that had been a flashpoint in the riots has been reopened.

Mayor Stephanie...

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ISIS slaughters hundreds more Yazidis

ISIS militants killed at least 200 Yazidis near Mosul on Friday, an Iraqi lawmaker said Sunday.

The political party Yazidi Progress said the figure was higher, with more than 300 killed.

The Yazidis are one of the world's smallest and oldest monotheist...

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DA: shooting of Army vet by Eugene police officer justified

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a Eugene police officer was justified in shooting and killing a former Oregon Army National Guard captain who pointed a rifle at officers from his home's doorway.

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3 arrested; guns, cash, drugs seized after Portland shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say three people have been arrested after a shooting investigation.

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' hauls in 2nd biggest box office opening ever

Disney and Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Age of Ultron" smashed the box office this weekend, but missed breaking the record for largest box office opening.

The comic book film's opening weekend pulled in an estimated $187.7 million, the second biggest in...


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