500,000 Dodge Ram Trucks Recalled For Defective Steering

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 27, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — More than a half-million Dodge Ram pick-up trucks and other vehicles have been recalled by Fiat Chrysler because of a defect with the steering.  It’s the top-selling pick-up truck in Oregon.

The model years in question include trucks made between 2008 and 2012.

The Italian-American automaker must offer to buy back the vehicles from customers.  It’s the biggest such …

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Oregon National Guard In Limbo Over Troop Cuts

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on July 10, 2015
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SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon National Guard has not yet heard what the draw down of 40,000 Army troops will mean.  Spokesman Nick Choy says 15,000 guardsman will be cut nationwide.

In Washington, D.C. the Army announced the next round of reductions will include 40,000 troop cuts by 2017 on top of another 17,000 civilians.

There has been discussion inside the Pentagon …

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NYSE Resumes Trading Following Outage of More Than 3 Hours

Posted by Associated Press on July 8, 2015
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NEW YORK — Trading has resumed on the New York Stock Exchange after an outage of more than three hours caused by technical problems.

There were no interruptions at the dozens of other U.S. stock exchanges Wednesday, including the Nasdaq, so investors were still able to buy and sell NYSE-listed stocks easily.

The NYSE didn’t say what the problem was but described …

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U.S. Women Are World Cup Champions

Posted by Associated Press on July 6, 2015
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women’s World Cup title.

Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. jumped to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 for the team’s first World …

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Supreme Court Extends Gay Marriage Nationwide

Posted by Associated Press on June 26, 2015
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WASHINGTON — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden.

“No longer may this liberty be denied,” said Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The vote was narrow — 5-4 — but Kennedy’s majority opinion was …

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