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Offbeat Homesick for prison, man robs bank and waits for cops Homesick for prison, man robs bank and waits for cops
Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason: He was homesick for prison.

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Our son Patrick has begun School.
And he seems to be advanced in his ABC And 123. So they are working on strengthening those skills.

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Local Trail Blazers planning playoff viewing parties(New) Trail Blazers planning playoff viewing parties
The Portland Trail Blazers start the 2014 NBA Playoffs on the road, but the Blazers are hosting viewing parties at the Rose Quarter, so it can feel like a home game.
Local School district closes as illness spreads
A school district in northwest Oregon that has struggled all week with an outbreak of intestinal illness closed on Friday so its buildings can be scrubbed down.
Local Woman, 18, killed in crash in Independence
An 18-year-old woman driving a car out of a parking lot was killed when it collided with another car Thursday afternoon in Independence.

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National & World US delays review of contentious Keystone pipeline
The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, indefinitely extending its review of the project.
National & World (New) Educator denies sex crimes in YouTube case
A judge on Friday refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against an educator who was confronted with the allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube.

Sports

Sports Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba
The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.
Sports Damian Lillard stars in new Foot Locker commercial
One day after finalizing a new shoe contract with Adidas that was reported to be the third-most lucrative in the NBA, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard appeared in a new commercial released by Foot Locker.

Watch the commercial below.

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Home Love letters from World War I found in home Love letters from World War I found in home(Video)
Pieces of history were found during a home renovation in Jasper, Indiana. The homeowners found letters a World War One soldier sent to the woman he loved. Nick Lagrange has the story.
Home 102-year-old bucket list item: ascend 103 floors 102-year-old bucket list item: ascend 103 floors(Video)
A 102-year-old Indiana woman can cross visiting the top of the Willis Tower off her bucket list. She traveled to the skydeck of the Chicago Building, formerly called the Sears Tower. Frank Mathie reports.

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National & World Photos: Aftermath of March 27, 1964, 9.2 quake in Alaska Photos: Aftermath of March 27, 1964, 9.2 quake in Alaska(Photo Gallery)
The earth shook for 4 1/2 minutes on March 27, 1964, at 5:36 p.m. as the largest earthquake in U.S. history tossed and bent Alaska. The 9.2 magnitude earthquake killed 15 people. Another 113 died in tsunamis, including 4 in Oregon. The damage was costly: $113 million in 1964 dollars, more than $2.3 billion by today's standards.
Politics Oracle says it's not to blame for failed launch of Cover Oregon Oracle says it's not to blame for failed launch of Cover Oregon
After six months of near silence about the problems at Cover Oregon, the project's main technology contractor says it's not to blame for the failed launch of Oregon's health insurance exchange.
Politics New man in charge of Cover Oregon makes no guarantees, wants to restore public trust New man in charge of Cover Oregon makes no guarantees, wants to restore public trust(Video)
Three days on the job, the new man running Cover Oregon is getting a grasp on what may end up giving him a run for his money. Clyde Hamstreet won't guarantee he can fix all that's gone wrong with the website for the state's health insurance exchange. He knows all he can do is try.

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KATU Investigators Complaints double against popular form of birth control Essure Complaints double against popular form of birth control Essure(Video)
KATU first introduced you to a group of women five months ago who underwent a procedure called Essure, meant to permanently prevent pregnancy. But they became part of a growing number of women who say the procedure caused them serious health problems. Now, with complaints about Essure piling up, the On Your Side Investigators reveal the twists their stories have taken and one horrifying decision one woman made to stay healthy.
Weather Blog First of 4 'Blood Moon' lunar eclipses set for Monday night First of 4 'Blood Moon' lunar eclipses set for Monday night(Photo Gallery)
Our sunrises and sunsets are legendary around here, but how would you like to see all the sunrises and sunsets on Earth -- at the same time! And it doesn't even require a trip to outer space.

Instead, the moon is going to essentially turn into an astronomical version of a projection screen as we get the first of four consecutive lunar eclipses over the next two years.

Even though the moon will be in the Earth's shadow, it should appear a bit colorful, some shade of red or orange. That's from light around the edges of the Earth - essentially all the sunrises and sunsets at the moment - splashing on the lunar surface and faintly lighting up the moon, said Alan MacRobert, senior editor at Sky & Telescope magazine.

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Technology

Technology 5 features an Amazon phone might offer
Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year.
Technology Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip
Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

Politics

Politics Poll: Competing Wash. gun measures have solid support
Two competing gun initiatives on the November ballot both have enough support to pass, according to a poll released Tuesday that could indicate that many voters are confused about the measures involving background checks.
Politics Kitzhaber doesn't expect consensus from GMO panel
Gov. John Kitzhaber told members of his newly created task force on genetically engineered agriculture that he does not expect them to reach a consensus or produce any specific proposals for next year's legislative session.

Business

Business Unemployment rates fall in 21 states last month
More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.
Business Venture investments highest since 2001
Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.
Business Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'
Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over "how much trouble people are in."
Business Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer
Serving local geuze, triples and pils beers for generations, the pub has embodied what the drink means to Belgians. Now, the tables are often empty, a sign of the hard times many pubs have fallen upon as Belgians have stopped drinking beer like they used to.

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Entertainment Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.