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KATU Investigators Complaints double against popular form of birth control Essure(New) 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.

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KATU Investigators (New) 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.

Entertainment

Entertainment Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 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.

Offbeat

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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YouNews Patrick  Starts School Patrick Starts School
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 & Regional

Local Modified fish ladder working at cracked dam
The modified fish ladders are working at the damaged Wanapum Dam, but wildlife officials still plan to catch and transport some salmon and steelhead around the structure in trucks.

Around the World

National & World Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing(New) Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing
An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.
National & World (New) South Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base
An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 12 people, officials there said.
National & World Police: Student ate too much marijuana cookie before fatal jump
A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana.

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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Top Video

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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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.
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 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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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 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 Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly
The world's largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service Thursday that it says will cut fees by up to 50 percent compared with similar services elsewhere.
Business Applications for U.S. jobless aid edge up to 304,000
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.

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