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Politics State budgets $2 million for Cover Oregon lawsuit
In a letter to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, Governor Kitzhaber said he's fired state managers in charge of Cover Oregon, and now it's time to hold accountable the website's main technology contractor.
National & World Video shows slaying of British aid worker
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."

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My 3yr old male black and white ShihTzu wandered off on Tues. Aug. 26 around 3pm near the riverbed by W. Sherwood and W. Oriole and W. Hazel. He answers to Thor and is very friendly.

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Local & Regional Northern Lights could make appearance later this week
A strong solar storm is in progress, and for those ever hoping to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, its timing couldn't be better. It's a near slam dunk for the higher latitudes, but Oregon has a chance to get a peek if the stars align.

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Sports Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding (Photo Gallery)
Emily Younker isn't getting married until next year but she's already made sure the date doesn't conflict with college football and sent one invitation: To Big Al, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.
Sports NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever
In the span of five days, America's favorite sport bombarded fans with a video of one player punching his wife, details about a former MVP hitting his son with a tree branch, reminders of two more lingering domestic violence cases - all being overseen by a commissioner, Roger Goodell, who has looked ill-suited to handle any of it.
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 Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players.
Sports Players' union reps approve HGH testing for '14
Hours after the players' union voted Friday to accept an NFL proposal on drug policy changes that included HGH testing, the league says it is not a done deal.

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Home Baby alligator thief caught on camera Baby alligator thief caught on camera (Video)
Caught on camera: an alligator thief! Not alligator-skin boots or purses, this accused crook was seen allegedly stealing "live" baby gators. Jasmine Huda has the story, and the video that shows the alleged crime.
Home Stolen Seahawk gnome comes home Stolen Seahawk gnome comes home (Video)
Who would steal a garden gnome and return it six months later? The die-hard Seahawks fans who lost their gnome are completely mystified by where it spent all that time. Mark Miller explains.
Home 7-year-old ticketed for driving a golf cart 7-year-old ticketed for driving a golf cart (Video)
A seven-year-old Texas boy learned the hard way: The long arm of the law doesn't care how old you are. An officer issued him a ticket for driving a golf cart on the beach. Now he's facing a fine, and his mother is furious. Sonia Azad has the story.

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Technology France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe
Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants Netflix to invest heavily in French productions.
Technology Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe? Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?
On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. The service, which will work both with iPhones and Apple's new Watch, is backed by a host of big retailers, along with most major banks and credit card issuers, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

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Politics Oregon ballot measure would create college aid fund Oregon ballot measure would create college aid fund
Oregon's college tuition is high, and state support for financial aid is low compared with other states. State treasurer Ted Wheeler wants Oregon to take on debt of its own to help students out.

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Technology Google seeks help defining 'Right to be Forgotten'
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of experts held the first of seven public sessions Tuesday to help the company define how it should enforce a new "Right to be Forgotten" rule under which Europeans can seek the removal of embarrassing search results.

Health

Health Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine
An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives' prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died.
Health Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov
If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
Health Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings
Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams' daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain from a list of chronic illnesses.

Business

Business Trustee objects to parts of proposed Revel deal
The proposed auction date for the Revel Casino Hotel is too soon and a $3 million breakup fee that would go to a Florida developer if he's outbid for the recently shuttered site is inappropriate, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court trustee said.
Business Slow Money invests in small food enterprises
Consumers who want to support local food and farms aren't limited anymore to buying locally produced veggies, meats and cheeses. They can make direct investments big or small into local food businesses through a national movement called Slow Money, which links investors with farmers and small food producers.
Business Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation
Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.
Business Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks
In a nearly 300-page treatise on what's wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard Value suggests the Italian restaurant chain is being reckless with its unlimited breadsticks.

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Consumer McDonald's confronts its junk food image
McDonald's has launched a campaign to shake its reputation for serving cheap, unhealthy food. At a time when Americans are playing closer attention to what they eat, the company is trying to sway public opinion.
Consumer Shuck-free corn on the cob: Does it work? (Video)
It's not the worst food prep task to get stuck with- but there's nothing fun about shucking fresh ears of corn- especially when it comes to getting all that corn silk off the cob. And of course none of us likes the thought of a giant pot of boiling water in the kitchen on a hot summer day. So I was intrigued by websites claiming to have a solution.