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Local First round in Cover Oregon legal fight goes to state (Video)
The state of Oregon on Friday won the first round against Oracle Inc. in their legal dispute over the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website after a judge rejected Oracle's effort to try the case exclusively in federal court.
Local Sex assault survivor reunites with nurse who saved her (Video)
After 16 years, Brenda Tracy meets with the woman who helped her overcome being raped. "The gravity of what she did -- the fact that I know I'm alive because of her…what do you say?," asks Tracy.
Politics Obama launches sales mission on immigration
Mounting an offensive behind his immigration directives, President Barack Obama on Friday insisted House Republicans must take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul but said the system is so unfair that it needs the type of fixes that he initiated on his own.

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YouNews strange skies strange skies
Taken from my yard 11/18/14. So many lines in the sky. The sky started out blue and by 4 pm was totally hazy.

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Investigators

KATU Investigators Audit: Portland not following several credit, debit card security rules (Video)
Are parking meters putting you at risk? If you pay with plastic, they could be. A newly-released city audit reveals Portland has failed to comply with credit and debit card protections for five years, which the report states, could put your sensitive information at risk.
KATU Investigators Police investigating reports Grant HS students taped themselves having sex (Video)
Portland police say they are investigating reports that students at Grant High School recorded themselves having sex and then shared those videos with other students. Sharing videos of minors having sex is a crime and Portland Police said the teens who shared the videos could face child porn-related charges.
KATU Investigators Home Care Nightmare: State-approved caregiver admits to stealing money from great-grandmother (Video)
It's one of the toughest decisions a family can make: trusting someone enough to care for their loved ones inside their own home. So imagine how a family in Milwaukie felt when they caught their caregiver stealing from their aging mom. To add insult to injury, the caregiver was on a state-approved list from the Department of Human Services.

Around the World

National & World House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories
A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.
National & World Teacher charged, on leave for dragging teen
A Central California physical education teacher was charged with a misdemeanor and put on leave after he tried to drag a 14-year-old girl across the concrete and into the high school's pool.

Sports

Sports Winning the day at West Linn Winning the day at West Linn (Video)
Former Ducks quarterback Chris Miller’s first season coaching West Linn High School’s football team has been a rousing success as the team tries to pull off a huge playoff upset Friday night.
Sports AP: Bermuda to host 2017 America's Cup
The tax haven of Bermuda has been picked over San Diego to host the 2017 America's Cup, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Sports FIFA to review World Cup corruption report
FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question.
Sports Oregon State beats Corban 86-62, goes to 2-0
So much for soaking in the win. Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle wasn't pleased with his team's performance after an 86-62 win over Corban on Tuesday night.
Sports Oregon State upsets No. 7 Arizona State 35-27
Michael Doctor returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown with 1:38 left to seal the Beavers' 35-27 upset win over the Sun Devils on Saturday night.

Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors Nez Perce Trail siting gets another look Nez Perce Trail siting gets another look
The Nez Perce Trail running from Wallowa Lake to 40 miles from the Canadian border in Montana commemorates the months-long flight for freedom of Chief Joseph and his people. This fall, the U.S. Forest Service invites public comment on the siting of the 1,700-mile trail.
Travel & Outdoors 5 of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes (Photo Gallery)
So far, summer in Seattle has brought us lots of hot days and clear skies: The perfect recipe for hiking. Watching (or swimming in) a waterfall is one of the best ways to end a hike, especially when it’s sweltering. Here are five of Washington’s most beautiful waterfall hikes to enjoy this summer.

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Home Zoe the burro gets prosthetic legs Zoe the burro gets prosthetic legs (Video)
Eight-month-old Zoe only has two good legs. Her adopted family hopes the double-amputee donkey can some day become a therapy animal. But first, Erin Breen reports they have to worry about paying off Zoe's medical bills.

Your Life, Your Style

Politics Democrats preparing for Hillary Clinton campaign Democrats preparing for Hillary Clinton campaign
Hillary Rodham Clinton's strongest supporters held a strategy session Friday to prepare for her 2016 presidential bid, even though she has yet to say whether she will run.
Politics Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders
Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

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Weather Blog Weather whiplash: Denver drops 40 degrees in 3 hours Weather whiplash: Denver drops 40 degrees in 3 hours
Days like today are not unheard of in Denver and the Midwest when you've got a massive cold front barreling through... but they're still fun to marvel at.

Check out how residents there kicked off their work week:

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Technology

Technology Amusement parks challenged by high-tech home entertainment
Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. They need to lure you, the American guest, off your sofa with your high resolution, interactive video games and into their world of fun - real life fun.
Technology Experts: Home, baby cameras not secure worldwide
Experts have a message for anyone with a webcam, baby monitor or home security camera: change your password now, because feeds from the cameras are being posted online by a Russian website.
Technology Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search
Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.
Technology How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road
A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot? Slam the brakes and brace for head-on impact?
Technology Nokia plots comeback with Android tablet
Just months after selling its ailing handsets business to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to go back into the consumer market with a new tablet.

Politics

Politics Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation
Defying Republicans and bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama prepared to invoke his executive authority Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Millions more will remain in limbo.
Politics Before Snowden, a debate inside NSA
Years before Edward Snowden sparked a public outcry with the disclosure that the National Security Agency had been secretly collecting American telephone records, some NSA executives voiced strong objections to the program, current and former intelligence officials say. The program exceeded the agency's mandate to focus on foreign spying and would do little to stop terror plots, the executives argued.
Politics Artwork behind bars, serving time on taxpayer dime (Video)
For over a year, “Transitions,” was artist Michael Boonstra’s life. He was commissioned to create the publicly funded artwork during the construction of the Wapato Jail. Shortly after the completion of his piece, Boonstra learned there wasn’t enough money to open the jail.

Business

Business Study: CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430 million
This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.
Business Colorado pot credit union could open next year
Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve the state's cash-only marijuana industry. But action by the National Credit Union Administration and the Federal Reserve is needed, and pot's still illegal under federal law.
Business Grocery chain's Christmas ad stirs tears, outrage (Video)
Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth. The scene is the unlikely backdrop for a holiday commercial that has many Britons reaching for hankies - and others demanding it be pulled from the air.
Business China unexpectedly cuts rates to support economy
China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth in the face of a global slowdown.

Entertainment News

Entertainment Putting Oscar on the block
'Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February.