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Local Overdue Mount Hood climbers return safe
Searchers were sent to the mountain just before 8:30 p.m. after family of the climbers called to report they were late from returning from their climb.


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National & World U of Chicago threat came amid tension over police shooting
The University of Chicago may have felt it had no choice but to take the extreme step of closing for an entire day after an online threat against whites on campus that authorities say was motived by the police shooting of a black teenager, security experts said.
National & World World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating
With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc.


Sports Jordan grabs 24 rebounds, Clippers beat Blazers 102-87 Jordan grabs 24 rebounds, Clippers beat Blazers 102-87
Blake Griffin scored 23 points, DeAndre Jordan had a season-high 24 rebounds along with 18 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 102-87 on Monday night for their third straight victory.

Travel & Outdoors

Travel & Outdoors Savvy skiers, snowboarders never pay full price Savvy skiers, snowboarders never pay full price
Skiing is an expensive sport, but I've been told by some in the industry it's not necessarily the biggest obstacle keeping skiers off the slopes. The other biggie: Not having somebody to ski with you.
Travel & Outdoors 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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Politics Black pastors press Trump on tone during closed-door meeting Black pastors press Trump on tone during closed-door meeting
Dozens of black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called his use of racially charged rhetoric, with several describing a meeting that became tense at times as attendees raised concerns about his blunt language.
Politics Clinton pledges hundreds of billions for infrastructure Clinton pledges hundreds of billions for infrastructure
Hillary Rodham Clinton is promising hundreds of billions of dollars in new federal spending in an effort to compete with the liberal economic policies of her presidential primary challengers.
Politics Rubio: Radical jihadists using refugee crisis as cover Rubio: Radical jihadists using refugee crisis as cover
Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that radical jihadists are using the Syrian refugee crisis as cover to send terrorists to the West and that it's impossible for the United States to vet some migrants from the region.


Weather Blog New weather model predicts vivid sunsets before they happen New weather model predicts vivid sunsets before they happen (Photo Gallery)
Pacific Northwest residents have been treated to some dramatic sunsets this year -- one of the many benefits of living in an area framed with dramatic mountains and shimmering waterways.

Most nights, they kind of sneak up on us - sure, a sunset happens every day but you need specific conditions for nature to put on a show-stopper. Yet when those conditions come together, it's 30 minutes of sheer beauty rarely matched anywhere else.

But what if you knew ahead of time the upcoming sunset was going to be worthy of a drive to your favorite vista point?

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Technology For some people, the older the cellphone, the better
Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry is pushing you to buy the latest smartphone. Yet some holdouts resist.
Technology Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shopping
For the first time, there's expected to be more people visiting retailers' web sites through their smartphones than on desktop computers or tablets during the first weekend of the holiday shopping season that begins on Thanksgiving Day.


Politics Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.
Politics After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security
The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.
Politics Trump called out for appearing to mock disability
Donald Trump denied Thursday that he mocked a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech, despite appearing to imitate mannerisms of the "poor guy" and make fun of him.


Business U.S. pending home sales edge up in October
Slightly more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in October, a modest rebound after two prior monthly declines. The figures add to evidence that the housing market has lost some of its momentum after rapid sales growth earlier this year.

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