• shooting January 15, 2022 10:51 pm

    6 People Shot Outside Oregon Concert; Suspect Not in Custody

    Police in Oregon set up a tip line and are asking for witnesses to come forward with any information about a shooting that injured six people, one critically, outside a concert in Eugene

  • United States July 21, 2019 9:53 pm

    Teen Activists Score Mental Health Days for Oregon Students

    Oregon will allow students to take “mental health days” just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. But don’t call it coddling. The students behind the measure say it’s meant to...

  • NBC February 26, 2019 8:07 pm

    Passengers Stranded 2 Nights on Amtrak That Hit Tree Amid Snow

    Nearly 200 people were stuck on an Amtrak train in rural eastern Oregon for two nights after it hit a tree that fell onto the tracks in a snowed-in city dealing with power outages. The Amtrak Coast Starlight train was near Eugene, Oregon, on its way to Los Angeles from Seattle Sunday evening when it struck the tree. None of...

  • director November 22, 2018 7:12 pm

    ‘Explorer at Heart': American Missionary Killed in India

    John Allen Chau spent summers alone in a California cabin as a wilderness emergency responder, led backpacking expeditions in the Northwest’s Cascade Mountains, almost lost his leg to a rattlesnake bite, and coached soccer for poor children in Iraq and South Africa. But kayaking to a remote Indian island, home to a tribe known for attacking outsiders with bows and...

  • Donald Trump December 21, 2017 1:29 am

    Expert: New Route May Have Distracted Engineer Before Crash

    Experts say it’s possible the engineer on an Amtrak train that derailed as it hurtled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit was distracted for an extended period of time before the train plunged off an overpass and onto a busy interstate, a key factor in the investigation. Authorities on Wednesday reopened two southbound lanes of Interstate...

  • Donald Trump December 20, 2017 9:50 pm

    Fatal Amtrak Wreck: Investigators Probe Whether Engineer Was Distracted

    Federal investigators in the deadly Amtrak wreck want to know whether the engineer was distracted by a second person in his cab as his train hurtled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit. Three people were killed Monday when the train barreled into a 30 mph zone at 80 mph and plunged off an overpass, sending rail...

  • North Carolina November 15, 2017 11:24 am

    Trendy Tiny Houses Get the ‘Not in My Backyard' Treatment Across the US

    Tiny homes have been promoted as the solution to all kinds of housing needs — shelter for the homeless, an affordable option for expensive big cities and simplicity for people who want to declutter their lives. But the same popularity that inspired at least six national TV shows about the homes often fails to translate into acceptance when developers try...

  • Donald Trump June 10, 2017 11:38 pm

    Several Arrests Made at Anti-Islamic Law Rallies Across US

    Demonstrators at small but raucous gatherings around the country Saturday raised the specter that extremist interpretations of Islamic law might somehow spread across the U.S., but many of the rallies drew even more boisterous counter-protests by people who called such fears unfounded. Hundreds of counter-protesters marched through downtown Seattle, banging drums, cymbals and cowbells behind a large sign saying “Seattle...

  • Donald Trump June 10, 2017 5:06 pm

    Marches Against Islamic Law to Be Held Bring ‘Stress and Pressure' for Muslim Leaders

    Marches against Islamic law were planned Saturday in more than two dozen cities across the United States, but scholars and others say the protesters are stoking unfounded fears and promoting a distorted and prejudiced view of the religion. The group organizing the rallies, ACT for America, claims Shariah “is incompatible with Western democracy and the freedoms it affords.” But most...

  • Coach August 3, 2016 11:45 am

    Pennsylvania Man Heads to Olympics as Decathlon Coach

    WINDBER, Pa. (AP) Nate Davis fondly recalls the sign along Route 56 welcoming drivers to the home of Johnny Weissmuller, who was famous for his movie role as Tarzan and as an Olympic gold medal winning swimmer.

  • Oregon July 5, 2016 1:37 pm

    With Family Cheering, Hurdler Keni Harrison Eyes Olympics

    Even as the middle child in a family with 11 kids, Keni Harrison always stood out. Only fitting, then, that her family stands out, too. A few of them are hoping they’ll be at the stadium in Rio de Janeiro later this summer — dressed in their familiar neon shirts to cheer on Keni, the American record holder in the...

  • spokesman June 3, 2016 11:47 pm

    Oregon Train Derailment Spills Oil, Sparks Fire

    A train towing cars full of oil derailed Friday in Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge, sparking a fire that sent a plume of black smoke high into the sky and leading to evacuations. Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said Friday that 11 cars in the 96-car train derailed around noon near Mosier, about 70 miles east of Portland. No injuries...

  • Pennsylvania October 19, 2015 12:17 pm

    Saving ‘Sang': New ‘Forest Grown' Label Aims to Conserve Wild Ginseng in Pennsylvania

    Denny Colwell fires up a weed whacker and makes quick work of his prized American ginseng patch, a fall ritual that helps hide the slow-growing, long-lived perennials from poachers keen on digging them up.

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