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Sports Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league on Friday against criticism that it was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake."
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 A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes
The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline.
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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National & World Police chokehold said to cause NYC man's death
The New York City medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of a complete overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police force.

Outdoors

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.

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Home Cooking on a molten bed of lava Cooking on a molten bed of lava (Video)
Behold the first steak ever grilled... On lava! Jeanne Moos reports this gastronomic eruption has been described as tasting like "the best steak ever."

Your Life, Your Style

Health Summer drink recipes with calories and exercise equivalents Summer drink recipes with calories and exercise equivalents
Here are several lower-calorie drinks to help quench your summer thirst and fill your belly. Keep in mind that seltzer, unsweetened iced tea and water are real low-calorie alternatives, but in case you're looking for a few others, here you go.
Technology Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge
Samsung earned $6.1 billion last quarter but investors were dissatisfied, sending its share price down 4 percent. The panoply of numbers in its earnings report for the April-June quarter show why.
Consumer Collapsible plastic flower vases: Do they work? Collapsible plastic flower vases: Do they work? (Video)
Fresh cut flowers add color and beauty to your surroundings but unless you're buying flowers to take home where you have vases- finding the proper container to place your petals can pose a thorny challenge. Collapsible, plastic, reusable vases are supposed to solve that problem. They look like flat plastic cut-outs and are about the thickness of a sheet of construction paper. How well do they hold up? How much can they hold? And what are they made of?
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.

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Technology 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.
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.

Health

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.

Business

Business U.S. job growth eases but tops 200,000 for a 6th month
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery.
Business Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June
U.S. construction spending fell in June by the largest amount in more than three years as housing, non-residential construction and government spending all weakened.

Consumer

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.