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Offbeat Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar
A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.

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YouNews We got 11 Degrees Hotter then Portland (New) We got 11 Degrees Hotter then Portland
I would say we went over Portland expected High.
just slightly.
Any excursions out the door is for a potty break for our dog.
we also have winds out side .
we are watering the yard a little to prevent sever dry out and fire.

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Local UO: Four Ethiopian athletes missing from IAAF World Juniors
Four Ethiopian athletes competing in the IAAF World Junior Championships went missing Saturday morning, U of O communications director Julie Brown said Sunday. "There is no reason to feel that they are in harm's way," Brown said.

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National & World (New) US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty
In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.
National & World Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17 billion
A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sports

Sports Valeri lifts Timbers past Impact, 3-2
Diego Valeri broke a tie in the 82nd minute and the Portland Timbers held off Montreal 3-2 on Sunday night to extend the Impact's losing streak to five games.
Sports Thorns fall on the road against Seattle Reign
Portland Thorns FC were unable to mount a second-half comeback, conceding three goals over the final 45 minutes in a 5-0 loss against Seattle Reign FC at Moda Health Pitch at Memorial Stadium in front of 5,597 fans on Sunday afternoon.
Sports UK officials want Russia stripped of World Cup
Britain's Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behavior" in the Ukraine crisis.
Sports Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.

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Home Pampered pooches living it up Pampered pooches living it up (Video)
High-end, exclusive pet boading can be found almost anywhere. The American Pet Products Association estimates owners will spend 4.73 billion on boarding and grooming this year alone. So what makes posh pet hotels so special? Mary Mueller has an inside look.
Home Claw machine for beer Claw machine for beer (Video)
You know those claw grab games where you can win a stuffed animal? Well, now there's a similar game, but with a very different prize. Justin Pazera shows us the Brew Buck'it.
Home Who's behind the Brooklyn Bridge flag caper? Who's behind the Brooklyn Bridge flag caper? (Video)
White flags flying over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge where American flags should be -- it happened this week in the dead of night, and no one seems to know what it means or who planned it. Susan Candiotti explains why the switch is raising concerns.

Your Life, Your Style

Politics Gov. Kitzhaber issues oil train safety review Gov. Kitzhaber issues oil train safety review
Gov. John Kitzhaber has released a statewide review of oil train safety that calls for an increase in state rail inspectors, more funding for training, and improved reporting and transparency.
Politics Class size initiative makes Washington ballot Class size initiative makes Washington ballot
The Secretary of State's office has certified that a ballot initiative to decrease public school class sizes has enough qualified signatures to make the November ballot.

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Weather Blog Long range forecasts maintain generally warm pattern through February Long range forecasts maintain generally warm pattern through February (Photo Gallery)
For much of late winter and spring, the message has been the same by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center: Expect a warmer than normal summer.

So far, July is delivering, with several days of 80s and 90s around the Pacific Northwest, and even a few triple digit days east of the Cascades.

Portland is just one spot in the region, but it's a whopping 2.5 degrees above normal so far.

And the forecast for this week brings a return of more warm-to-hot weather to finish off the month!

So what about August? Those same long-range forecasts suggest more of the same. And September. And October. And November. And...see a theme developing?

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Technology

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.
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.

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Business

Business Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan
Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market.
Business Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality
Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher as is the style at fancy restaurants.

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