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Local Another card system hack at Supervalu, Albertsons Another card system hack at Supervalu, Albertsons
The breach could affect Albertsons stores in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; Acme Markets stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; Jewel-Osco stores in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.

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Local Another card system hack at Supervalu, Albertsons
The breach could affect Albertsons stores in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; Acme Markets stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; Jewel-Osco stores in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.
Local Dr. Steven Fritz memorial: "He was unapologetically himself" (Video)
During a celebration of life for Dr. Steven Fritz, who died in a car crash last week, Alessandra Fritz described her dad as "unapologetically kind & unapologetically himself." Hundreds turned out to honor Fritz at Terry Schrunk Park - many adorned in costumes at the encouragement of Fritz's family - because they said that's what their loved one would have wanted.
National & World Pot entrepreneurs now becoming political donors
The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.

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Local Natural gas leak briefly closes Highway 99W
Police in the Dundee, Oregon, area southwest of Portland say a highway was temporarily closed and traffic disrupted after a backhoe apparently severed a 2-inch natural gas service line.
Local Boil water order issued for Wood Village residents
Upper Village is affected all along Glisan North down to Shannon Street and includes the town center. About one-fifth of the city’s population is affected, according to city officials.
Local Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared his country's recent bombing campaign in Gaza to the U.S.-led strikes against militants in Iraq and Syria, saying Hamas and the Islamic State group share the same goal of world domination.

Addressing the U.N.

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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.

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National & World Police ease tactics in Hong Kong pro-democracy protest standoff Police ease tactics in Hong Kong pro-democracy protest standoff
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled police defended their use of tear gas but softened their tactics Monday after forceful attempts to quell pro-democracy protests drew tens of thousands more people into the streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience.
National & World Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning her lover
A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.
National & World Man with implanted horns gets life for 3 killings
A Massachusetts man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead maintained his innocence before a judge sentenced him Monday to three consecutive life terms in the killings of three men who were kidnapped, shot and dismembered in 2011.
National & World Anti-gay remarks at debate spark anger in Brazil
A minor character in Brazil's election race faced a firestorm of criticism on Monday after saying during a presidential debate that the country needs to stand up against gay people who should receive psychological help far away from the general population.

Sports

Sports Jordan Zimmermann throws 1st Nationals no-hitter
Jordan Zimmermann pitched the first no-hitter for the Washington Nationals, the gem preserved when Cascade High School native Steven Souza Jr. made a diving catch in left field for the final out in a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins in a regular-season finale Sunday.
Sports Europe wins the Ryder Cup again
Europe added another layer of Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday behind Rory McIlroy big start, two big rallies and a rookie who hit the shot of his life to give this performance a finish it deserved.
Sports Monster truck crashes into crowd; 3 dead
A monster truck outfitted with tractor-sized wheels crashed into a crowd during a show in the Netherlands near the German border on Sunday, reportedly killing three people and injuring at least a dozen.

Travel & Outdoors

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 Lucky swimmers have whale of a time Lucky swimmers have whale of a time (Video)
Two Gold Coast adventurers in Australia have had a rare close encounter with humpback whales off South Stradbroke Island. Seven Network Australia with the story.
Home Ellis Island to open hospital for tours Ellis Island to open hospital for tours (Video)
The historic Ellis Island hospital complex, where 1.2 million immigrants received medical care between 1901 and 1954, is opening to the public next Wednesday for the first time in 60 years. (Sept.

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Politics Reserve your free tickets today! Reserve your free tickets today!
Portland State University and KATU-TV are bringing you Oregon’s Great Pot Debate on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Politics Groups launch campaigns on GMO labeling in Oregon Groups launch campaigns on GMO labeling in Oregon
In a TV ad paid for by advocates of labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon, voters are told 64 countries have such requirements and labels didn't lead to an increase in their food costs.
Politics Minor party candidates make case to be Oregon governor Minor party candidates make case to be Oregon governor
Three minor party candidates for governor got a chance to make their case as they shared the stage with Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson for a debate in Eugene.

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Weather Blog Awesome time lapse video shows the power of the desert monsoon Awesome time lapse video shows the power of the desert monsoon
This is one of those times that if you have a large, HD monitor around, go find it and then reload this blog. It'll be worth it.

Mike Olbinski, a fantastic photographer who lives in Arizona, has spent the summer chasing the monsoon storms that wrought towering thunderclouds, vivid lightning, incredible downpours and intense dust storms.
Weather Blog Passing rain shower costs Minnesota pitcher $500,000 Passing rain shower costs Minnesota pitcher $500,000
I'm sure we've all had times where a rain shower has ruined a picnic, or perhaps turned your commute into a trip rivaling Wagner's "The Ring" for length of time.

But I'll bet it's never cost you a cool half million dollars!

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Technology

Technology Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows
Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.
Technology Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems
As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them.
Technology A Closer Look: Stream-box gaming is a mixed bag
As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory.
Technology Government takes on the Internet
Should the company that supplies your Internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster?
Technology Tech-friendly cities struggle with new biz rules
A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country's top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent the upstarts from disrupting communities and more established industries.

Politics

Politics Exclusive poll shows race to legalize marijuana in Oregon too close to call
A SurveyUSA poll conducted for KATU showed that Oregonians back legalizing recreational marijuana, with 44 percent of likely voters supporting it and 40 percent opposed. But the razor-thin margin and wide disparity of support among demographics means turnout could end up deciding whether it passes.
Politics Study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now insured
A new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state's expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults.

Business

Business Contracts to buy US homes slide in August
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.
Business US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August
Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year.
Business Macy's joins others in a big holiday hiring spree
Macy's plans to hire about 86,000 seasonal holiday workers nationwide to bolster its stores, call centers and distribution hubs, a 3.6 percent increase from last year.
Business More strikes coming at Lufthansa this week
A union representing pilots at Germany's Lufthansa has announced a strike affecting long-haul flights from the airline's main Frankfurt hub on Tuesday, resuming a campaign of targeted walkouts after contract talks broke down last week.

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