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Outdoors Another day, another thunderstorm: Oregon on fire - again
Lightning ripped a path across Oregon on Tuesday, sparking a new batch of wildfires.

And a new band of intense thunderstorms hit eastern Lane and Douglas counties Wednesday evening, raising the specter of new wildfires.
Sports Oregonian 9th fittest man on the planet (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Ben Stoneberg is the 9th fittest man on the planet. The Sheldon High School graduate placed Top 10 at the Reebok CrossFit games this year.

"They tested his endurance, they tested his strength and everything in between," said Zach Smith with CrossFit Intensify, "so he really proved that he's all around the 9th fittest in the world."

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Sports NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
Sports Photo Gallery: Best sports photos (Photo Gallery)
The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat: the spirit of sports can sometimes be captured in less than a blink of an eye - or a camera shutter. >>> See the Sports Photo Gallery
Sports ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse
ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.

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National & World Investigators finally reach Ukraine jet crash site (New) Investigators finally reach Ukraine jet crash site
As fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday managed to reach the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time since it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.

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Outdoors Photos: African safari with Oregon mission group Photos: African safari with Oregon mission group (Photo Gallery)
KBOI 2News photographer Mary Kienzle, along with a team from Oregon, recently went on a mission trip to Kenya, Africa building a home for a less fortunate family. Toward the end of the trip, she spent three days on a safari in the Maasai Mara area. Photo by Mary Kienzle
Outdoors Idaho boy recovering from rattlesnake bite
Courtney Hines of Culdesac tells the Lewiston Tribune that her son, Kaden McKenzie, was bitten on Saturday afternoon at the beach, about nine miles south of Asotin.

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Home Robot hitching cross country all by itself Robot hitching cross country all by itself (Video)
Your parents told you never to pick up hitchhikers, but this is an exception. A robot is trying to hitchhike across Canada by himself (herself or itself?) It's called "Hitchbot" and its creators started its journey by leaving him on the side of the road. CNN's Jeanne Moos has more on his journey.

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Technology Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen' Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'
- 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things.
Technology Twitter's 2nd quarter results soar, stock flies high Twitter's 2nd quarter results soar, stock flies high
The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

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Technology Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone
Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.
Technology FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless
It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit.
Technology Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist
Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that.

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Health American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola
An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.

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Business Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs
A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches.

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Consumer Do-it-yourself Greek Yogurt (Video)
Greek yogurt has more protein that regular yogurt, but the benefits of that extra protein can easily be outweighed by all the sugars in many Greek yogurt brands
Consumer Green Dot phasing out MoneyPak PIN (Video)
Using a reloadable debit card to send money is about to get trickier for a lot of people. The makers of one of the most popular money cards is changing the technology - and it has a lot to do with scammers who use the card for fraud.