Six Americans Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 17, 2013

By the Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Six U.S. service members were killed Tuesday when a helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, U.S. and NATO officials said.

One person on board the Black Hawk UH-60 was injured and survived, two U.S. defense officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record. The aircraft was an Army helicopter …

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Amanda Knox Sends Email To Italian Judge

Posted by Pat Boyle on December 17, 2013
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By the Associated Press

FLORENCE, Italy — Amanda Knox declared her innocence in her roommate’s 2007 murder in a highly unusual email Tuesday to the Italian court hearing the case against her. The former U.S. exchange student also said she was staying away from the trial out of fear of being wrongly convicted.

“I didn’t kill. I didn’t rape. I didn’t rob. I didn’t plot. …

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Busiest Day Of The Year At The Post Office

Posted by Pat Boyle on December 16, 2013

PORTLAND — No doubt, you’ll find long lines at the post office today.  That’s the case at the main post office downtown on Northwest Hoyt.  It’s the busiest day of the year for them with only a few days left to send cards and packages through the mail to arrive in time for Christmas.

People we talked with say they don’t …

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Hobbit Fans Steal Lake Oswego Street Signs

Posted by Steve Herman on December 14, 2013

Most J.R.R. Tolkien fans will simply go and see the new Hobbit movie. But some fans will do a little but more.

For the last ten years there’s almost one thing Lake Oswego Police have been able to count on when a new J.R.R. Tolkien movie is put to the big screen. Missing street signs.

It turns out if you want to visit …

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Gunman, 18, Wounds Classmate in Colorado School

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 13, 2013

By the Associated Press

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Sheriff identifies student who opened fire in Colorado school as Karl Halverson Pierson, 18.

A teenager who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire Friday with a shotgun at a suburban Denver high school, wounding a fellow student before killing himself.

Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High School alerted the targeted teacher, who …

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