Ukraine Parliament Head Takes Presidential Powers

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 23, 2014
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A top opposition figure assumed presidential powers Sunday, plunging Ukraine into new uncertainty after a deadly political standoff — and boosting long-jailed Yulia Tymoshenko’s chances of a return to power.

The whereabouts and legitimacy of President Viktor Yanukovych are unclear after he left the capital for his support base in eastern Ukraine. Allies are deserting him one …

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Mexico Captures Sinaloa Cartel Boss ‘Chapo’ Guzman

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 22, 2014
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities captured the world’s most powerful drug lord in a resort city Saturday after a massive search through the home state of the legendary capo whose global organization is the leading supplier of cocaine to the United States.

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, 56, looked pudgy, bowed and much like his wanted photos when he arrived in …

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Couple ID’d in Murder/Suicide

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 22, 2014
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Police now know the couple involved in a murder-suicide in Southeast Portland.

38-year-old Heather Riccardi  was found dead inside an apartment last weekend. Police believe that her husband, 48-year-old Jacques Dreyfus was on drugs when he shot his wife multiple times.

He then called 911 before shooting himself. He was still alive when officers arrived. He later died at the hospital.


Cover Oregon Online

Posted by Mike Turner on February 21, 2014
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Cover Oregon says insurance agents and community assistants have been able to enroll about 700 people for insurance almost entirely online.

Chief Information Officer Aaron Karjala told lawmakers in Salem that it’s a major milestone.

There are still bugs to work out and no date has been set as to when the system will launch to the general public.

Individuals can continue …

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County Chair Delivers

Posted by Mike Turner on February 21, 2014
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Multnomah County Chairwoman Marissa Madrigal delivers the good news about Sun Schools during her State of the County speech.

The program that brings after-school activities and social services to disadvantaged students in Multnomah County and the new plan would add 10 campuses in 2014-15.

Multnomah County and Portland city government would also dedicate permanent funding to every school in the SUN Community …

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