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Local California governor signs right-to-die legislation
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday allowing terminally ill people in the nation's most populous state to take their own lives, saying the emotionally charged bill forced him to consider "what I would want in the face of my own death."



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KATU Investigators Oregon police departments not immune to officer shortage (Video)
Police in Portland are stretched thin right now with a growing gang problem and a shortage of officers. But it’s not just crime that has the city searching for more officers. Departments across the country are also having problems finding people to wear the badge.

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Sports Sporting KC beats Timbers 1-0
Sporting Kansas City made its path to the playoffs a little easier Saturday night.

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Travel & Outdoors US rejects endangered status for sage grouse US rejects endangered status for sage grouse
The U.S. Interior Department says the greater sage grouse does not need federal protections across Oregon and 10 other Western states after some limits were put on energy development and other activities.

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Home  California woman uses robot device to wait in line, buy iPhone California woman uses robot device to wait in line, buy iPhone (Video)
Many people wish they could be at two places at the same time. A San Diego girl did just that when she stood 21 hours in line for an iPhone in Palo Alto from her own home in Clairemont. As Zohreen Adamjee found out, the device also allows her to work from home.
Home Family finds ball python in toilet Family finds ball python in toilet (Video)
A family in Kansas City, Kansas, found a huge snake in their toilet. The family turned to some friends to help get rid of the unwelcome visitor. The snake was stuck inside the toilet's plumbing, so they took the whole toilet outside and used a hammer to break it open and get the snake out. Josh Marshall has more.
Home Elk puts hole in family's car Elk puts hole in family's car (Video)
A Colorado family is lucky to be alive. This after an elk attacked their car while they were visiting elk herds. Ashley Michels reports.

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Politics Clinton pushing new gun controls after UCC shooting Clinton pushing new gun controls after UCC shooting
Days after a deadly shooting in Oregon, Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled new gun control measures Monday aimed at strengthening background checks on gun buyers and eliminating legal immunity for sellers.


Weather Blog Climbers create their own amazing shot of 'Brocken Spectre' Climbers create their own amazing shot of 'Brocken Spectre' (Photo Gallery)
It's not easy to create your own optical illusion, but mountain climbers and hikers who have ever been out and about on a sunny and foggy day did just that, creating what's known as a "Brocken spectre."

Radka Chapin and her husband got to see the amazing sight while they were up at Tamanos Mountain on Saturday.

"We got treated to a spectacular light show with Brocken Spectre," she said. "We spent several hours on the summit! We tried to leave several times but then the Spectre would start showing again and it was so magnificent, we had to stay and watch it. We ended up hiking out with headlamps :) "

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Technology Twitter gives co-founder Jack Dorsey a 2nd chance as CEO
Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses.
Technology VW, Audi offer online check if vehicle has trick software
Volkswagen and its Audi subsidiary said Friday that customers in Germany can now go to their websites to see if their vehicles are among those installed with software that the company says was used to manipulate U.S. emissions testing.



Business United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal
The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have agreed to an ambitious and contentious trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects multinational corporations' intellectual property.
Business US services growth slows in September as orders plunge
Growth in the U.S. services sector slowed in September as sales fell and new orders plunged, evidence that stock market volatility may have hit consumer confidence and limited spending.

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