Firefighters stop 4 brushfires by Hwy. 97 S of Bend

Four small brushfires broke out within minutes of each other on the east side of Highway 97 south of Bend late Tuesday afternoon, sending police and fire crews scrambling to get them out; investigators say a catalytic converter fell out of a vehicle's exhaust, apparently sparking the blazes.

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Obama flies to Europe with warning for Putin

When Air Force One lands in Estonia's capital Wednesday, the U.S. message to Vladimir Putin -- only 500 miles away in Moscow -- will be clear: Stay put.

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NATO to create 'high-readiness force'

NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine and other international conflicts, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday.

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Ukraine warns of return to 'full-scale war'

A U.S. lawmaker is calling for the arming of Ukrainian forces engaged in fighting Russian troops along the nation's eastern border with Russia.

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Rebels on offensive in eastern Ukraine

A few miles south of the town of Starobeshevo in eastern Ukraine, a group of men in uniform is slumped under a tree.

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EU leader: New sanctions to be proposed

A top European Union official said Saturday that new sanctions will be proposed within a week against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sounded like he can't wait that long.

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Putin: Don't mess with a nuclear-armed Russia

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Official says Russian forces invading Ukraine

A top Ukrainian army officer said a "full-scale invasion" of his country was under way Thursday, as a U.S. official said up to 1,000 Russian troops had crossed Ukraine's southern border to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels.

U.S. officials said Russia...

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Ukrainian President: 'Our main goal is peace'

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko made a call for peace following one-on-one talks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin over the conflict wracking eastern Ukraine.

"Our main goal is peace. We demand resolute actions that will bring peace to the U...

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Russian soldiers detained in Ukraine

Ten Russian soldiers were detained in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, that country's Security Service said Tuesday, as tensions simmered over the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels.

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Ukrainian President dissolves parliament

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday on Twitter that he has dissolved the nation's parliament.

Elections are scheduled for October 26, the President wrote.

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