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Local Police: Mother accused of stabbing 3 young kids was stressed Police: Mother accused of stabbing 3 young kids was stressed
A Washington state woman accused of stabbing her three small children may have been overwhelmed by the demands of caring for a 2-year-old toddler and 6-month-old twins while her soldier husband was frequently deployed, police said Monday.

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Local Police: Mother accused of stabbing 3 young kids was stressed
A Washington state woman accused of stabbing her three small children may have been overwhelmed by the demands of caring for a 2-year-old toddler and 6-month-old twins while her soldier husband was frequently deployed, police said Monday.

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Offbeat Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes
Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.

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YouNews Early Spring Play Early Spring Play
Kids were out in full force at Lake Sacagawea and we were all enjoying the spring like weather.

Even my Dog had made a few freinds.

If your wondering what happened to the lab, he Was shot in the eye at one year of age.

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KATU Investigators Confiscated Carry-Ons: 'It just boggles your mind' Confiscated Carry-Ons: 'It just boggles your mind' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A fake bloody chainsaw. A grenade gag gift. A blade to skin an animal. They're all holiday presents that have held people up at airport security. During the busiest travel days before Christmas, the On Your Side Investigators reveal what will and won't get confiscated by TSA screeners at Portland International Airport.
KATU Investigators Teen posts ad for "Gay Best Friend," leads to interaction with luring suspect (Video)
It was meant to be harmless. A 14-year-old girl and her friends posted an advertisement on a popular website for a "Gay Best Friend" but it later led to an interaction with a man police call an "internet predator." The victim's father sat down exclusively with KATU's On Your Side Investigators.

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Travel & Outdoors Oregon Caves expansion expected to boost tourism
You won't see a different cave or a new chateau at the Oregon Caves National Monument. But some are calling the expansion of the landmark, with legislation attached to a defense spending bill signed recently by President Obama, a monumental change.

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Home Pacific Pie Company helps KATU celebrate National Pie Day Pacific Pie Company helps KATU celebrate National Pie Day (Video)
National Pie Day was yesterday, but we are still celebrating here in Portland.

Sarah Curtis-Fawley, Owner of the Pacific Pie Co., stopped by to talk about the 4th annual Pie Contest.

Watch the video to find out all of the details!

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Travel & Outdoors Tips for dog safety during the winter months Tips for dog safety during the winter months
On a recent cross-country ski trip in the Bridger Mountains, I noticed my dog was walking a little funny. It was a frigid day and close to a foot of snow had fallen the night before. Kato, who burst out of his kennel with his usual exuberance at the car park, was looking chilly on the trail.
Politics Eyeing 2016, Jeb Bush signals focus on middle class Eyeing 2016, Jeb Bush signals focus on middle class
The former Florida governor said Friday that political leaders need to overhaul the country's immigration and education systems, increase job training programs and ease energy regulations to spur economic growth.

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Technology

Technology IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming
IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people.
Technology Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV
Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.

Politics

Politics Washington granted REAL ID deadline extension
The federal government on Friday granted Washington state a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards that require proof of legal U.S. residency for holders who want to use them to access certain areas of federal buildings and eventually board a commercial flight.
Politics Obama idea to trim college savings plans hits GOP opposition
President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans in Congress who say they have no intention of raising taxes on families trying to save money for their children's education.

Business

Business Death toll from GM ignition switches rises to at least 50
With only five days left before the deadline to seek payments, compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg has decided that 50 death cases are eligible for money due to crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches.
Business Survey: Firms optimistic on hiring, wages in 1st quarter
Rising sales helped boost hiring at U.S. businesses in the last three months of 2014, and companies are optimistic that continued improvement in business conditions will bring increased employment and wages in the current quarter, a new survey shows.
Business Mattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectations
Mattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations.

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Entertainment 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office
The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday.