New TSA Rules for Electronics

Posted by Associated Press on July 8, 2014

WASHINGTON — Europe’s busiest airport — Heathrow in London — is telling passengers that they might not be allowed to take electronic devices onto planes if the device can’t be switched on, to show airport security that it isn’t actually a bomb.

U.S. officials have been concerned about new efforts by al-Qaida to produce a bomb that would go undetected through …

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Teen Drowns in Popular Swimming Area

Posted by Steve Herman on July 8, 2014

Contributions by Jeremy Scott

SALEM — A teenager drowned at Three Pools Recreational Area on the little north fork of the Santiam River Monday afternoon.  The popular spot east of Salem and north of Detroit Lake attracts 15,000 visitors each year.

The boy is identified as 14-year-old Sean Kaleopa.  His family noticed that he was missing and found him at the bottom of a …

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Oregon Senate Fundraising

Posted by Associated Press on July 8, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s re-election campaign says the Oregon Democrat raised $1.2 million during the latest fundraising period.

The campaign says the report will be filed soon with the Federal Election Commission. It brings Merkley’s total second-quarter fundraising to $1.8 million when combined with money raised in April, which was reported before the May 20 primary.

Merkley’s campaign …

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Washington Man Falls in Auger, Dies

Posted by Associated Press on July 8, 2014

DUVALL, Wash. — Police in the Snoqualmie Valley community of Duvall, Washington, say a 19-year-old man was killed when he fell into a machine used to distribute beauty bark.

The Seattle Times reports that Duvall police Sgt. Lori Batiot said the young man fell into an auger on Monday morning. The officer says the victim was an employee …

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Boeing Unsure of How to Move Fuselages

Posted by Associated Press on July 8, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. — Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

Experts from Boeing Co. and Spirit AeroSystems, which built the fuselages, are at the site of Thursday’s derailment on the Clark …

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