Obama Says Beheading Videos Won’t Intimidate U.S.

Posted by Associated Press on September 3, 2014
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TALLINN, Estonia — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to “degrade and destroy” the group.

Obama still did not give a timeline for deciding on a strategy to go after the extremist group’s operations in Syria. “It’s …

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1990 Teen Killer To Be Set Free

Posted by Steve Herman on September 3, 2014
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The Associated Press contributed to this report

PORTLAND — The Oregon parole board has decided to release a 40-year-old man who was convicted at age 15 of raping and murdering a high school classmate in the Portland suburb of Beaverton.

The board announced its decision Tuesday in the case of Conrad Engweiler and set his release for October 16th.

An inmate at the …

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Video Purports to Show Beheading of Second U.S. Journalist

Posted by Associated Press on September 2, 2014
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BEIRUT — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”

The footage — depicting what the U.S. said appeared to be a sickening act …

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Carjacking Suspect Shot By Police

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on September 2, 2014
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Steve Herman, Jeremy Scott contributed to this report

PORTLAND — Police had a history with a man who gave drivers the scare of their lives in Northeast Portland on Monday morning.

Officers swarmed a neighborhood after callers said a man armed with a gun was pointing it at them on Interstate 84 and trying to carjack drivers on the eastbound ramp near …

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Former U of O Student Imprisoned Wants the U.S. to FREE Him

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on September 1, 2014
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NORTH KOREA,   Kenneth Bae was allowed to be interviewed by a CNN News crew for less than five minutes.  He put out an emotional plea for the U.S. Government to send an envoy to help him get out of prison.  He is serving a 15 year sentence since the North Korean Supreme Court found him …

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