Police Use Tear Gas, Smoke on Protesters

Posted by Associated Press on August 14, 2014
Police walk through a cloud of smoke as they clash with protesters

Police walk through a cloud of smoke as they clash with protesters

FERGUSON, Mo. — Police on Thursday defended the use of tear gas and smoke bombs to repel protesters after another night of chaos in a St. Louis suburb following the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman said officers on Wednesday night tossed tear …

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Manic Comedy Star Robin Williams Dies at 63

Posted by Associated Press on August 12, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO — He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.

It was no secret that the Oscar-winning actor had suffered for years from …

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Weather Service Warns of Dire Fire Conditions

Posted by Associated Press on August 11, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The National Weather Service is warning of critical wildfire conditions in Oregon and southwest Washington.

The agency issued a “red flag warning” through Tuesday after hot weather increased the risk of thunderstorms. Forecasters say there could be several rounds of thunderstorms Monday night.

Crews are already fighting dozens of fires in the Northwest. The weather service says that …

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Make Their Way to Oregon

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on July 25, 2014
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PORTLAND — Fifty unaccompanied children crossed the border from Mexico to the United States relocating in Oregon.  Federal officials have confirmed that the children arrived here between January 1st and July 7th.  More than 200 children were relocated to Washington state, and 3,000 in California.

Federal officials have not confirmed how many of those are among the 57,000 …

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Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Returns To Army Duty

Posted by Associated Press on July 14, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular duty Monday with a desk job that makes him available to Army investigators for questioning about his disappearance in 2009.

In a brief statement, the Army said Bergdahl is now assigned to U.S. Army North at Joint Base San …

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