2-1 Loss to Belgium Ends U.S. Run at World Cup

Posted by Associated Press on July 1, 2014

SALVADOR, Brazil — They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world’s game.

But the end of the ride came at the exact same point as four years ago: with an overtime loss in the World Cup’s round of 16.

Kevin De Bruyne finally …

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“Swatting” Call Draws Police At Gunpoint to NW Portland Home

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 1, 2014

PORTLAND — “Swatting” is when someone phones in a fake threat to draw a real police response and many times, a huge one.

Celebrities were the first to be targeted, but now everyday people are getting the scare of their lives.  There have been similar hoaxes across the country.

It was real for an elderly Northwest Portland couple who awoke Tuesday morning …

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Vancouver Officer Shot During Traffic Stop

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 1, 2014

VANCOUVER — Police from all over Southwest Washington swarmed Northeast Vancouver when a call of “Officer Down” came over their radios late Monday morning.  They couldn’t get there fast enough.  Luckily, there were a few witnesses to help the wounded officer.

Officer Dustin Goudschaal, who patrols on a motorcycle, was pulling over a truck with stolen plates at Northeast 162nd Avenue …

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Obama: I’ll Act On My Own On Immigration

Posted by Associated Press on June 30, 2014

WASHINGTON – In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.

Obama said he will refocus immigration enforcement onto a Mexican border that has …

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Supreme Court: Fed Can’t Make Employers Cover Contraception

Posted by Associated Press on June 30, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must …

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