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National & World (New) Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found
The Coast Guard said Monday that a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin sank and one body was found, but planes and ships will continue searching for the missing crew.
Politics (New) Clinton pushing new gun controls after UCC shooting
Days after a deadly shooting in Oregon, Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled new gun control measures Monday aimed at strengthening background checks on gun buyers and eliminating legal immunity for sellers.



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Local Report: Inmates slip away en route to halfway houses
More than 240 inmates have slipped away from federal custody in the past three years while traveling to halfway houses, including several who committed bank robberies and a carjacking while on the lam, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.


KATU Investigators Oregon police departments not immune to officer shortage (Video)
Police in Portland are stretched thin right now with a growing gang problem and a shortage of officers. But it’s not just crime that has the city searching for more officers. Departments across the country are also having problems finding people to wear the badge.

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Sports Sporting KC beats Timbers 1-0
Sporting Kansas City made its path to the playoffs a little easier Saturday night.

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Travel & Outdoors US rejects endangered status for sage grouse US rejects endangered status for sage grouse
The U.S. Interior Department says the greater sage grouse does not need federal protections across Oregon and 10 other Western states after some limits were put on energy development and other activities.

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Home  California woman uses robot device to wait in line, buy iPhone California woman uses robot device to wait in line, buy iPhone (Video)
Many people wish they could be at two places at the same time. A San Diego girl did just that when she stood 21 hours in line for an iPhone in Palo Alto from her own home in Clairemont. As Zohreen Adamjee found out, the device also allows her to work from home.
Home Family finds ball python in toilet Family finds ball python in toilet (Video)
A family in Kansas City, Kansas, found a huge snake in their toilet. The family turned to some friends to help get rid of the unwelcome visitor. The snake was stuck inside the toilet's plumbing, so they took the whole toilet outside and used a hammer to break it open and get the snake out. Josh Marshall has more.
Home Elk puts hole in family's car Elk puts hole in family's car (Video)
A Colorado family is lucky to be alive. This after an elk attacked their car while they were visiting elk herds. Ashley Michels reports.

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Weather Blog Climbers create their own amazing shot of 'Brocken Spectre' Climbers create their own amazing shot of 'Brocken Spectre' (Photo Gallery)
It's not easy to create your own optical illusion, but mountain climbers and hikers who have ever been out and about on a sunny and foggy day did just that, creating what's known as a "Brocken spectre."

Radka Chapin and her husband got to see the amazing sight while they were up at Tamanos Mountain on Saturday.

"We got treated to a spectacular light show with Brocken Spectre," she said. "We spent several hours on the summit! We tried to leave several times but then the Spectre would start showing again and it was so magnificent, we had to stay and watch it. We ended up hiking out with headlamps :) "

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Technology VW, Audi offer online check if vehicle has trick software
Volkswagen and its Audi subsidiary said Friday that customers in Germany can now go to their websites to see if their vehicles are among those installed with software that the company says was used to manipulate U.S. emissions testing.
Technology Lucasfilm shows off VR prototype for 'Star Wars' filmmaking
Before a planet in a galaxy far, far away is completely constructed inside a computer or entirely built somewhere in the real world, "Star Wars" filmmakers are now able to visit it in virtual reality before production commences.



Business Weakness and strength: 7 snapshots of the US job market
Employers added a meager 142,000 jobs in September, the government said Friday. And the average job gain for each of the past three months - 167,000 - is well below the 231,000 average for the previous three.

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