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Local State calls parents of boy who fell at Silver Falls State Park 'negligent' in counter-lawsuit (Video)
Family of a Portland boy, who nearly died last year after a traumatic fall at Silver Falls State Park in Marion County, wants a court to hold the state responsible for what happened. The state has now filed a counter-suit calling the boy’s parents “negligent.”


Entertainment 'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition 'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition
"Furious 7" might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but the high-octane action movie maintained first place for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $29.1 million, according to box office tracker Rentrak.


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Local Oregon Relays kick off at Hayward Field (Photo Gallery)
The Oregon Ducks started strong on the first day of the Oregon Relays held at Hayward Field, with sophomore Mitch Modin leading the decathlon and freshman Ashlee Moore leading the heptathlon headed into the weekend.
Local Grizzlies ready for postseason and Trail Blazers
The Memphis Grizzlies, who spent much of the season as the Western Conference's No. 2 seed, enter the postseason in the fifth spot after a post-All-Star finish that has some wondering exactly where they are heading into playoffs.


KATU Investigators Relative saw suspected killer the night of shooting, attorney says (Video)
Police say 26-year-old Colby Robinson shot and killed 33-year-old Gary (Dat) Pham and 41-year-old Susie (Sut-Leng) Chang on Southeast 83rd Avenue and Division. Chang’s husband, 35-year-old Andrew Toan Pham was shot and wounded. Chang’s 13-week-old daughter was not injured.

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National & World Iran's powerful Guard rejects inspection of military sites
International nuclear inspectors will be barred from all Iranian military sites under any deal with world powers, a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guard said Sunday, setting up a possible standoff as negotiators try to reach a final deal.


Sports Winterhawks under playoff pressure (Video)
Even though many of Portland's players aren't old enough to grow a seriously scruffy "playoff beard," they can handle this stage, and they've been through this before.

Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors Jet boats provide family fun on Snake River rapids Jet boats provide family fun on Snake River rapids
Hells Canyon might be God's best-kept hideaway if you're a hiker seeking solitude, a fit hunter pursuing game or an angler hoping to catch smallmouth bass, steelhead and sturgeon until your arms are numb.
Travel & Outdoors Salmon fishing off S. Oregon coast looks good for 2015
Enough adult salmon are now finning off the Southern Oregon and Northern California coasts to give Brookings a good chance to repeat as Oregon's top port for boating chinook. But the ever-changing ocean currents have to do their part.

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Politics Republican presidential contenders clash in New Hampshire Republican presidential contenders clash in New Hampshire
The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class.
Politics Bill on birth control stalls in Oregon Legislature Bill on birth control stalls in Oregon Legislature
A proposal that would allow women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist without a doctor's prescription stalled Friday when a committee chair decided to convene a study group instead of moving the legislation forward.


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Technology Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security
United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.


Politics Committee hears bill preventing child access to guns
Two days after Oregon senators passed legislation expanding background checks to cover most private gun sales, lawmakers heard testimony Thursday on a proposal making it a crime for adults to endanger minors by letting them gain unsupervised access to firearms.
Politics Wash. state auditor indicted, accused of multimillion-dollar scheme
Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, the elected official charged with rooting out government fraud and waste, pleaded not guilty Thursday after a federal grand jury indictment charged him with filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of more than $1 million in stolen property related to his former business.
Politics Clinton charity to allow 6 countries to donate, not others
In its decision to limit contributions from foreign governments to six nations and provide more frequent disclosures about donations, the Clinton Foundation alluded Thursday to the political dimensions of its new moves. The Clinton family's charity acknowledged on its website that it made the changes in light of Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to run for president, but the new guidelines may provide only limited protection from ethics concerns.


Business Gauge of US economy rises 0.2 percent in March
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy slowly crept upward for the third straight month, a sign that the pace of growth has been weakening since the start of 2015.
Business Trade-off: Deal splits Democrats between business, labor
President Barack Obama pushed back Friday against Democrats who oppose a bipartisan accord on trade, dismissing their stand as a "ratification of the status quo" that would give countries like China a leg up on global commerce.

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Entertainment Musical chairs: Who would Shelton want in his 'Voice' seat?
Musical chairs is a common game on "The Voice." Pharrell is sitting in a seat originally owned by CeeLo Green and once occupied by Usher, while Shakira and Gwen Stefani have filled in when Christina Aguilera took a hiatus from the show.