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Feds blame railroad for oil train derailment, spill in Oregon

Portland - Calls for a U.S. ban on shipping oil by train got louder last week after federal investigators put the blame for a June 3 oil train derailment on Union Pacific Railroad.

Missiles found on plane bound for Portland were for training

Belgrade - When a bomb-sniffing dog at an airport in Belgrade sniffed out two missiles in a cargo package on a passenger flight from Lebanon that was bound for Portland, Maine, it raised a few eyebrows.

Last protesters surrender at Oregon wildlife refuge

Burns - The last four protesters occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered without a shot Thursday, ending a 41-day occupation that attracted national attention but did not spark outrage over federal land policies that militants hoped for.

Occupy Bundy: Camping couple hopes to annoy militia into leaving

For over two weeks now, the extremists who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have frustrated authorities and Oregon residents alike. Now, this couple hopes to annoy the militia until they can't take any more of it and leave.

Chipotle briefly closing all restaurants to talk food safety

It's been a bumpy year for Chipotle after frustrating outbreaks of E. coli and norovirus, so the company has decided it's time to take a short break and have a meeting with employees to discuss this unpleasant situation.

Parents can sue for 'wrongful birth' of disabled son, court rules

Portland - An Appeals court in Oregon has ruled that the parents of a boy with muscular dystrophy can move forward with an $11 million "wrongful birth" lawsuit.

Anti-government group wants ownership of seized parklands

Burns - Anti-government protesters pledged to stay on remote federal land they seized Saturday night in Oregon until U.S. officials agree to release ownership to them.

Social media mocks Oregon militia with hashtags like #YallQaeda

As the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, continues, social media conversation has quickly turned toward mockery.

'Angry' Oregon man releases 7 chickens at Revenue office

Eugene - Oregon police learned a lesson in chicken wrangling on Wednesday when a disgruntled man left seven of the birds in a rather unusual place — the office of the Oregon Department of Revenue. Police describe the man as "angry" at the department.

Chipotle shares plummet as E. coli now reported in six states

The E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens of customers who had eaten at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Oregon and Washington has now made its way to three more states. This brings the total up to six states that have been affected.

Oregon teen goes hunting, contracts bubonic plague

Bend - Five days following a hunting trip, a Crook County teen developed symptoms of a strange illness. Three days later she went the hospital where doctors diagnosed her with the bubonic plague.

Police think suspects in Marin County slaying killed Quebec woman

San Francisco - San Francisco police suspect three drifters in custody in the shooting of a Marin County yoga teacher on Monday are responsible for the death of a young Canadian woman in the city's famed Golden Gate Park last week.

Oregon shooter killed himself in front of class: Officials

Los Angeles - The gunman behind the massacre at a college in Oregon that left nine people dead killed himself in the classroom where the carnage took place, authorities said Wednesday.

Oregon killer's mother knew of son's fascination with guns

Los Angeles - The mother of the man behind the mass killing in Oregon knew of her son's fascination with guns and appears to have encouraged it, according to online postings over a decade.

Oregonians flock to area churches after Roseburg college massacre

Roseburg - Southern Oregon residents flocked to religious services Sunday to mourn members of the local community college community who were gunned down by a student last week.

Oregon school shooter committed suicide: Police

Roseburg - The 26-year-old gunman behind a mass shooting at a college in Oregon that left nine people dead committed suicide after a shootout with police, authorities said Saturday.

Investigators piece together motive of Oregon shooter

Roseburg - Investigators pieced together clues as why a student at a college in Oregon went on a shooting rampage that left nine people dead, before committing suicide as police cornered him.

Alleged Oregon school shooter killed classmates in writing course

Roseburg - The gunman who allegedly killed eight classmates and an English professor at an Oregon community college was a student who had been rejected by a private firearms training academy after being turned down by the U.S. Army.

Guns a way of life in U.S. college massacre town

Roseburg - Guns, jewelry and guitars may not immediately seem the most obvious items to sell together in one shop.

Oregon shooter seen as recluse with weapons arsenal

Roseburg - The 26-year-old gunman behind America's latest mass shooting hoarded an arsenal of weapons, authorities said, describing him as a loner with a gripe against religion.

If not now, when? America's endless gun control debate

Washington - Since America's latest school carnage the debate on gun control has flared anew, as every time a mass shooting rocks the nation. The arguments are well-rehearsed, the rival positions seemingly irreconcilable.

Failure to act on gun control is 'political decision': Obama

Washington - US President Barack Obama warned Friday that failure to act on gun control was a "political decision" and vowed to keep pushing for reform after America's latest mass shooting.

Netanyahu compares Oregon shooting to West Bank violence

New York - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday said his country and the United States were united in grief over the Oregon shooting and the double murder of Jewish settlers in the West Bank.

Thirteen weapons recovered from US gunman: official

Roseburg - Thirteen weapons have been recovered from the gunman behind the mass shooting at a US community college, and all were purchased legally, officials said on Friday."So far we have recovered 13 weapons.

Oregon massacre hits close to home for Paris train hero

Roseburg - The Oregon college massacre has hit close to home for one of the men who helped thwart a mass shooting on a Paris-bound train and was enrolled at the school."Heading home to Roseburg tonight.

US college shooter had arsenal of weapons

Roseburg - The 26-year-old behind America's latest mass shooting at a college in rural Oregon appears to have been a gun enthusiast who hoarded an arsenal of weapons and was obsessed with religion.

Obama voices anger over Oregon shooting, urges gun control

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Thursday voiced his anger and sadness after the country's latest deadly shooting, this time at an Oregon community college, and made another impassioned plea for gun control legislation.

Oregon State Police: Shooting at college, 10 dead, 20 injured

Roseburg - Within the past few minutes, a spokesman for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said officers were at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, in response to reports of an active shooter on campus.

U.S. community college gunman dead: Sheriff

Los Angeles - A gunman who killed several people at a community college in the US state of Oregon on Thursday, is now dead, a local official said.

Why Oregon is expunging pot records

Oregon is expunging marijuana violations from its citizens' records. Expungement clinics are being run by Portland's Metropolitan Public Defender’s office.
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This motel manager in La Grande, Oregon has found happiness as an ethnic minority in a small town in Eastern Oregon.
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Susan Monica, seated next to her lawyer, testifies in court.
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The Granada Theater still stands on the main street of town, more years than six decades, all lit up at night, playing Alice in Wonderland, the kind of theater that brings enchantment into children's lives.
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This is a convenience store in Baker, Oregon, the kind where people stop and ask questions and purchase necessary items for their travels.
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Double-crested Cormorants are diving birds without oil glands since oil would give them bouyancy and make diving difficult; therefore, they must sun their wings to dry them after fishing.
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Cheese fondue is still served at Der Rheinlander Restaurant in Portland  Oregon.
Cheese fondue is still served at Der Rheinlander Restaurant in Portland, Oregon.
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This historic grade school, built in 1906, is attended by many of the town's children, part of the safety and small town ambiance of La Grande, Oregon.
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This grand hotel stands out as a historical landmark in Baker, Oregon
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Carlton, Oregon offers wine along with a vibrant lifestyle mixed with small town living residents love sharing with visitors.
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These mountains with their waterfalls loom majestically as the road winds out of Portland into the Oregon country.
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TESTIMONY: The wife of muder victim Steve Carter testified Monday in court proceedings against Sean Michael Angold, 24, Lila Scott Alligood, 18, and Morrison Haze Lampley, 23, in San Rafael, Calif.
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The Back Road Home Band is shown playing here at Pub 181 in Gresham on February 27 and is scheduled back on April 30 and May 1, 2010.
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Still photo from bulletin YouTube video of Lost Lake sinkhole.
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Fan malfunction during televised Knicks/Portland game.
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City hall in La Grande, Oregon represents the justice concerns of the people.
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A smoking ban is part of a proposed initiative to clean up Oregon beaches.
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A stream ran along one side of this street near its end, with a small bridge culvert underneath where children caught water skippers and found bees along the grass in La Grande, Oregon
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Guests celebrating at a party in Oregon.
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This male wolf from the Wenaha pack was fitted with a radio collar on August 4, 2010.
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Karen Butler awoke with a strange new accent.
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