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This May 2012 photo provided by the Nevada State Museum shows ancient carvings on limestone boulders near Nevada's Pyramid Lake which have been confirmed to be the oldest recorded petroglyphs in North America - at least 10,500 years old. (AP Photo/Nevada State Museum, Eugene Hattori)

Nevada petroglyphs the oldest in North America

PYRAMID LAKE, Nev. (AP) — Ancient rock etchings along a dried-up lake bed in Nevada have been confirmed to be the oldest recorded petroglyphs in North America, dating back at least 10,000 years. The petroglyphs […]

08/14/2013

Photo provided by the Hood River County Sheriffs Office shows a hiker at the entrance to an ice tunnel that collapsed, trapping a snowboarder at Oregon's Mt. Hood Saturday Aug. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Hood River County Sheriffs Office)

Man buried when tunnel on Ore. mountain collapses

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A snowboarder traveling through an ice tunnel on Oregon’s Mount Hood with five companions was buried Saturday when the tunnel collapsed, officials said. Rescuers quickly responded but halted efforts after dark […]

08/04/2013

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Author Ann Rule sues Seattle Weekly for defamation

  SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime author Ann Rule is suing a weekly Seattle newspaper, claiming she was defamed by a 2011 article written by the fiance of a convicted killer. The lawsuit, filed in King […]

07/23/2013

President Barack Obama stands with families who benefited from the health care law provision that provides consumers with a refund if their insurance company doesn’t spend the majority of premium dollars on medical care as he speaks about health care reform and the Affordable Care Act in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama talks up health care rebates, lower premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputing Republican criticism of his health care plan, President Barack Obama said Thursday the law is working and cutting costs for consumers with insurance company rebates and the promise of lower premiums. […]

07/18/2013

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30K Calif. prison inmates refuse meals in protest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Corrections officials say more than 30,000 of California’s nearly 133,000 inmates have refused at least one meal as part of a protest over inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay […]

07/09/2013

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Senators protest cuts to wildfire prevention funds

DENVER (AP) — A bipartisan group of Western U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to focus more on preventing wildfires rather than taking money from programs that clear potentially hazardous dead trees and […]

06/28/2013

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle SkySeer, autonomous drone aircraft used for surveillance and reconnaissance. (AP Photo)

Oregon drone mission: Keeping spuds happy

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — Experiments have begun in Oregon aimed at using the unmanned aircraft known as drones to keep potatoes happy. The Federal Aviation Administration recently authorized the use of drones to fly over […]

06/26/2013

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Burbank man sues Costco over hepatitis A outbreak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Burbank man has sued Costco, claiming he got hepatitis A from frozen berries that have been linked to illnesses in eight states. City News Service says Greg Patterson’s lawsuit is […]

06/20/2013

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Hip, cage-free TV: ‘Portlandia’ is renewed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the last season of “Portlandia,” the mayor of this sustainability-obsessed city vanished in shame after he was singled out as Portland’s “No. 1 electricity hog,” Portland went into a blackout, […]

06/12/2013

Monsanto's sign at entrance to headquarters, St. Louis, Missouri. (AP Photo)

Monsanto: Modified wheat ‘isolated occurrence’

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The company that developed a genetically modified test strain of wheat that emerged to the surprise of an Oregon farmer says it has tested the parent wheat stock and found it […]

06/05/2013

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FBI: Man tried to open exit door on Oregon flight

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A passenger on a commercial flight from Alaska to Oregon was arrested Monday after witnesses say he tried to open an emergency exit during the plane’s descent and other passengers had […]

05/27/2013

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Seattle man posted video before dying on highway

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A final video of Richard Swanson shows him smiling and happy to be at the ocean as he prepared to dribble a soccer ball along Oregon’s coastal road on a planned […]

05/15/2013

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