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Local Photo gallery: Longview tornado Photo gallery: Longview tornado (Photo Gallery)
The National Weather Service said an EF1 tornado touched down in Longview on Thursday afternoon. It caused significant damage to some property but no injuries were reported.

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Local Photo gallery: Longview tornado (Photo Gallery)
The National Weather Service said an EF1 tornado touched down in Longview on Thursday afternoon. It caused significant damage to some property but no injuries were reported.
National & World New York officials: Doctor has Ebola, 1st in city
A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday.
Problem Solvers Haunted house scams customers (Video)
Looking for a fright? Many haunted houses in our area are up and running this week, but the Problem Solvers discover one attraction that is more illusion than reality.
Local Teen killed on train tracks near Gervais (Video)
A Woodburn family is trying to understand why their teenage son was hit and killed by a train five miles from his school where his mom was supposed to pick him up. Police said they’ve discovered the boy had walked on the same tracks before.
Local 4 more workers allege racial bias at Portland Daimler plant
Oregon has expanded its investigation into discrimination at the Portland truck-making plant of German automotive giant Daimler AG after four more employees came forward with allegations of racial harassment.

Entertainment

Entertainment To spank or not to spank? To spank or not to spank?
Last night’s episode of ABC’s new sitcom “Black-ish” has once again whipped up the discipline debate. It’s a common predicament for parents; should we spank?

Offbeat

Offbeat Dancing priests become Internet sensation Dancing priests become Internet sensation (Photo Gallery)
A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

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Local & Regional

Local Seattle teens beat, car destroyed in retribution for egging
A group of people really didn't appreciate their car being egged by a bunch of teens last weekend in West Seattle and responded by cornering the teens on a dead-end street, beating them and destroying their BMW, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Investigators

KATU Investigators Protecting the program: 'Lives have been destroyed due to the negligence of U of O administrators' Protecting the program: 'Lives have been destroyed due to the negligence of U of O administrators' (Video)
A three-month examination by the On Your Side Investigators found that the timing of the University of Oregon’s internal investigation of alleged sexual assaults by three basketball players was consistently beneficial to the team’s APR.
KATU Investigators UO task force recommends 23 ways to prevent sexual violence
The Task Force to Address Sexual Violence and Survivor Support wants to immediately suspend plans to expand Fraternity and Sorority Life, saying the Greek system and athletics are where multiple studies show a prevalence of sexual violence.

Around the World

National & World NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city
An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.

Sports

Sports Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster
Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.
Sports Troopers called as school football game turns ugly
A melee erupted on the sideline of a high school football game on Saturday, with the visiting team's coach accusing a home team assistant coach of choking a player, bringing the game to an early end. State police were called to ensure order as the teams and fans left the field.

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 $2 million supercar comes to the U.S. $2 million supercar comes to the U.S. (Video)
There's a new Italian sports car coming to America, but you won't be able to drive this super-car, unless you've got two-million bucks lying around. Peter Valdes de Pena takes us for a test drive.

Your Life, Your Style

Politics Watch Oregon's Great Pot Debate Watch Oregon's Great Pot Debate (Video)
KATU and Portland State University hosted an at times raucous town hall on Measure 91 on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The measure would legalize and regulate marijuana in the state of Oregon. Voters will decide the measure Nov. 4.

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Technology

Technology Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up
Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.
Technology Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

Politics

Politics Kitzhaber embattled as he seeks 4th term
A year ago, John Kitzhaber looked invincible. But Kitzhaber's pedestal began to fracture last October under the weight of the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website.
Politics Big donor backs Oregon open primary measure
A Houston billionaire who has given $1.5 million in support of a ballot measure to change Oregon's primary election system says the proposed format is one of the few solutions to lessening dysfunction in Washington, D.C.
Politics 2 complaints filed over Oregon governor's fiancee
The Oregon Republican Party and a GOP state lawmaker have filed complaints with a state ethics panel over the role Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancee has played in his administration.

Business

Business Fuel costs ease, U.S. airline profits soar
Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines, and a chunk of credit goes to those savings at the pump. Fuel is an airline's biggest expense.
Business U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 283,000
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.

Entertainment News

Entertainment Review: 'John Wick' delivers non-stop action
In an intriguing cinematic twist, Keanu Reeves' Matrix stunt double Chad Stahelski becomes his co-director with David Leitch on "John Wick," a visceral revenge thriller that marks a confident, muscular action debut. After a marked absence from the genre, Reeves resoundingly returns with an effortless, kinetic style that positions the film extremely well for any potential follow-ups.