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Local Mystery rings found on city bus(New) Mystery rings found on city bus(Video)
What appears to be an engagement ring and wedding band were found in a small box on a TriMet bus Tuesday night. Do you know who they belong to?


Local (New) Mystery rings found on city bus(Video)
What appears to be an engagement ring and wedding band were found in a small box on a TriMet bus Tuesday night. Do you know who they belong to?


Entertainment Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film(New) Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film
Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he's explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in "Scoop," sending Owen Wilson on time travel in "Midnight in Paris," or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in "The Purple Rose of Cairo."
Entertainment Review: 'Lucy' won't stretch your brain capacity Review: 'Lucy' won't stretch your brain capacity
So let's start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson's "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it?


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YouNews 7/22 Lightning Storm 7/22 Lightning Storm
Last nights lightning storm in the Columbia River Gorge was quite the show, almost like a second 4th of July. These were taken from White Salmon, Washington.


Local & Regional

Local Firefighters chase new Oregon fires sparked by lightning Firefighters chase new Oregon fires sparked by lightning
Oregon received 19,000 lightning strikes since Tuesday afternoon, resulting in at least 25 new fires covering a total of 160 acres, stretching from the southern Cascade Range northwest into central and northeastern Oregon.

Around the World

National & World Wyoming cave with trove of fossil secrets to be excavated
For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.


Sports Thorns score 4 unanswered goals in 6-3 win over Boston
Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair scored the first hat-trick in club history and the fourth in National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) history, as Portland tallied four unanswered goals in a 6-3 victory against the Boston Breakers in front of 14,383 fans at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon.
Sports Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major
Staked to a six-shot lead going into the final round, Rory McIlroy turned back every challenge. He made two key birdies around the turn, and delivered a majestic drive at just the right moment to close with a 1-under 71 and complete his wire-to-wire victory.
Sports Timbers top Rapids 2-1
Maximiliano Urruti and Diego Valeri each scored in the second half to give Portland a 2-1 win over visiting Colorado on Friday night.

Travel & Outdoors

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Home Stranger returns stolen dog Stranger returns stolen dog(Video)
A South Carolina man is reunited with his dog in Atlanta. He was passing through the city when his car was stolen, with his pet inside. Kevin Rowson has the story.
Home Paralyzed man walks with exoskeleton Paralyzed man walks with exoskeleton(Video)
He calls himself Robo-Joe. An Austin man, paralyzed for more than five years, is once again learning how to walk. Ericka miller shows us how he's doing it, with the help of some amazing technology.
Home Golf ball diver bitten by alligator ... again Golf ball diver bitten by alligator ... again(Video)
Apparently being a golf ball retriever in Florida can be a hazardous job. A man contracted to dive for golf balls on one course ended up in the hospital after being bitten on the arm and hand by an alligator. Alex Diprato reports.

Your Life, Your Style


KATU Investigators UO police investigate 'confessions' Facebook page UO police investigate 'confessions' Facebook page
Anonymous posts about sexual assaults and other crimes have shown up on a Facebook page that's popular with University of Oregon students. It’s called "University of Oregon Confessions".

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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.
Technology Verizon launches rewards program with tracking
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked.
Technology Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service
Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.



Business (New) Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss
Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a larger than expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue.
Business GM's 2nd quarter profit falls 85 percent on recall costs
Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.
Business Wal-Mart names new CEO of U.S. discount division
Wal-Mart is replacing the chief of its U.S. discount stores in what could be an indication that it's losing confidence that its largest business unit will rebound after more than a year of disappointing results.

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