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Umpqua forest wildfire spurs evacuation in Douglas County

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Umpqua forest wildfire spurs evacuation in Douglas County

- Residents in a Douglas County community were evacuated from their homes Wednesday night as wildfires scorched over a thousand acres near the Umpqua National Forest. Fire officials issued level 3 evacuation notice for the Dry Creek and Illahee area. They urged residents to leave immediately as the Umpqua North Complex fires burned across 1,410 acres Wednesday evening. Residents in Moore Hill Lane in Idleyd Park are on a level 2 evacuation notice, meaning they should be prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice
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Delta pilot spots drone dangerously close to plane while preparing to land at Detroit airport

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Delta pilot spots drone dangerously close to plane while preparing to land at Detroit airport

- DETROIT - The pilot of Delta Flight 833 from San Diego to Detroit saw something strange Wednesday as he was preparing to land the plane at Detroit Metro Airport. The pilot said a drone came so close to the aircraft he could describe its color and count the number of propellers. The flight landed safety at the airport, but now there's an investigation underway to determine why a drone was even near the plane
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1 dead, 3 hurt after gun battle in St. Louis

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1 dead, 3 hurt after gun battle in St. Louis

- ST. LOUIS • One woman is dead and three men are injured after a gun battle erupted on a city street Wednesday evening. Police say a black woman in her 20s was fatally shot on the 5800 block of Wabada Avenue at about 7:30 p.m. The incident followed a exchange of gunfire between occupants of a car and people the front porch of a residence, said John Hayden, commander of the St
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Kim is unlikely to give up weapons -- John Baumann

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Kim is unlikely to give up weapons -- John Baumann

- Monday's letter to the editor “Think outside the box in North Korea” makes some interesting points in an attempt to spare millions of lives in Seoul, South Korea, as well as North Korea. Anything that can avert terrible devastation, such as the kind President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un are contemplating, is worth considering. Quite frankly, though, I’m not sure if Kim would have any interest in selling his insurance policy against the world
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Rosario always does damage when playing Cleveland

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Rosario always does damage when playing Cleveland

- "He's a friend," Rosario said before Wednesday's rainout forced a doubleheader Thursday at Target Field. "He's Puerto Rican. When I do well, he's happy for me. When he does a good job, I'm happy for him too." Maybe it's the fact Rosario spends his winters playing back home for Los Indios de Mayaguez and the mere association reminds him of a time when hits flow easily from his potent bat
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Earth, Wind & Fire pairs with Chic for night of dance-floor R&B at DTE

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Earth, Wind & Fire pairs with Chic for night of dance-floor R&B at DTE

- Somewhat surprisingly, Earth Wind & Fire has never toured with Nile Rodgers and Chic. But the two groups are hardly strangers to each other. “We’ve known Niles for years,” Earth, Wind & Fire. bassist Verdine White said, before touching on some shared history. “Nile had produced one of Philip’s albums, and I introduced Philip to Niles. And absolutely our paths had crossed, and we’ve done a couple of little records together
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Deputies stand off with man barricaded in parents' Vancouver home

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Deputies stand off with man barricaded in parents' Vancouver home

- Clark County sheriff's deputies are standing off with a man who broke into and barricaded himself in his parents' home Wednesday afternoon. The 30-year-old broke the glass patio door of his parents' home at 6814 N.E. 119th St. after they asked him to leave, said Sgt. Fred Neiman, a Clark County sheriff's spokesman. The man does not live with his parents
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Missouri seniors buying up national parks passes before $70 price hike

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Missouri seniors buying up national parks passes before $70 price hike

- Missouri seniors are taking full advantage of a good deal on America’s national parks while they can, causing lines and shortages of senior passes across the state. The America the Beautiful Lifetime Senior Pass has been available to buyers 62 and older for $10 since 1994. The passes give access to more than 2,000 recreation areas across the country, including national parks such as Yosemite and Yellowstone
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Put Foxconn deal on the ballot -- Penny Koerner

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Put Foxconn deal on the ballot -- Penny Koerner

- As a lifelong resident of the once great state of Wisconsin, I would like to have the Foxconn deal put on the ballot as a referendum to the people of this state. It is our billions of dollars, and we should have the right to decide how we would like that money spent. The referendum should be simple and clearly stated to give the taxpayers and voters the choice
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Michigan's Devin Bush more comfortable at MLB, but still learning from veteran

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Michigan's Devin Bush more comfortable at MLB, but still learning from veteran

- After making an impact on special teams last season, the sophomore working on becoming more vocal from middle linebacker spot. Devin Bush Jr. admitted tonight that last year didn’t go the way he had hoped. That’s the message Michigan’s sophomore linebacker tells younger teammates: as a freshman, he didn’t play as much as he thought he would — or felt like he should’ve — but he “wasn’t that guy to be mad
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Sessions: Chicago's sanctuary city policies are 'lawlessness'

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Sessions: Chicago's sanctuary city policies are 'lawlessness'

- Speaking in Miami, the attorney general criticized Chicago's leaders, like Mayor Rahm Emanuel and its city council, arguing that the sanctuary city policies are a rejection of US immigration laws, and "a declaration of open borders." Chicago is in the midst of a legal battle with the US Department of Justice after city leaders -- including Emanuel -- filed a federal lawsuit against the DOJ over specific "immigration compliance requirements" in exchange for federal grant money
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Early eclipse arrivals clog roads, gas stations in Central Oregon

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Early eclipse arrivals clog roads, gas stations in Central Oregon

- Traffic slowed to a crawl and gas stations were inundated with vehicles in Central Oregon Wednesday as the first wave of eclipse watchers descended on rural highways for a music festival near Prineville. Approximately 30,000 are expected to attend the five-day Symbiosis Gathering in Big Summit Prairie. Early entry passes allowed attendees to arrive starting at noon. "We're the last town that people would go through to arrive at that event," Casey Kaiser, executive director of the Prineville and Crook County Chamber of Commerce, said
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State OKs use of salt on Oregon freeways -- just not in Portland

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State OKs use of salt on Oregon freeways -- just not in Portland

- Winter is months away, but the Oregon Department of Transportation is already gearing up for eventual bad weather by expanding use of salt to keep roads free from snow and ice. There's no plan to use salt on Portland-area freeways, but the state transportation agency will leave the option open if storms get bad enough, said spokesman Dave Thompson. "We won't use it unless we really have to," Thompson said of putting salt on Portland freeways, citing environmental concerns
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Dog of the week: Meet Yoshi

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Dog of the week: Meet Yoshi

- Yoshi is an energetic Parson Russel Terrier mix that loves to have fun! This friendly boy is eleven-years young and would love to have a forever friend who will take him for walks and play lots of rounds of fetch with him! Yoshi prefers to use the bathroom outside and he walks well on a leash, but would like to have all of the attention to himself so he is looking for a home without young children
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Restaurant Week showcases black-owned businesses, chefs

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Restaurant Week showcases black-owned businesses, chefs

- Next week, a new restaurant promotion will launch that aims to promote and highlight black chefs and black-owned restaurants in Metro Detroit. The Metro Detroit Black Restaurant Week kicks off Monday and runs through Aug. 27. The list of participating restaurants is still growing, and will include a diverse selection of cuisine — soul food, Caribbean, French, Jamaican, Japanese, American, etc
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'Call your mayor': Sessions tries to blame Chicago's crime on its sanctuary city policy

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'Call your mayor': Sessions tries to blame Chicago's crime on its sanctuary city policy

- Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ripped Chicago for its defiant “sanctuary city” stance against turning over local prisoners for deportation, once again blaming the city’s surge in crime on policies designed to protect immigrants. Speaking in Miami, where county authorities hold prisoners for federal immigration agents, Sessions said sanctuary policies are an example of “lawlessness” and again vowed to cut off federal funding to communities that use them
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Lions' Eric Ebron sits out practice; Caldwell says there's no setback

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Lions' Eric Ebron sits out practice; Caldwell says there's no setback

- Eric Ebron’s expected return to full practice remains on hold, even though Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said his starting tight end has not suffered a setback. “No, he’s just got a couple issues that he’s dealing with, you know?” Caldwell said after Ebron sat out today’s practice in helmets and shoulder pads. “He’s got a couple things and not quite ready yet, so hopefully he’ll continue to heal and we’ll get him back out there soon
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  • Delta pilot spots drone dangerously close to plane while preparing to land at Detroit airport
    Delta pilot spots drone dangerously close to plane while preparing to land at Detroit airport

    , clickondetroit.com

    DETROIT - The pilot of Delta Flight 833 from San Diego to Detroit saw something strange Wednesday as he was preparing to land the plane at Detroit Metro Airport. The pilot said a drone came so close to the aircraft he could describe its color and count the number of propellers. The flight landed safety at the airport, but now there's an investigation underway to determine why a drone was even near the plane
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Politics & Government

  • Fact check: What Trump said about Virginia protesters and the 'alt-left'
    Fact check: What Trump said about Virginia protesters and the 'alt-left'

    , madison.com

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has defended his response to Saturday's racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of the event. Trump described the rally as largely over the removal of a Confederate monument, although an organizer billed it as pushback against the "anti-white climate
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Sports

  • Detroit Red Wings analysis: How much more can defenseman Niklas Kronwall give?
    Detroit Red Wings analysis: How much more can defenseman Niklas Kronwall give?

    , freep.com

    Detroit Red Wings prospects Gustav Lindstrom, Kasper Kotkansalo and Malte Setkov talk Friday, July 7, 2017 at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press. August is the quietest month in hockey, perfect for deeper looks at Detroit Red Wings players. Today’s focal point: Defenseman Niklas Kronwall. Looking back: 2 goals, 11 assists, minus-7 in 57 games
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Business

  • Public tours, other events announced for Little Caesars Arena preview week
    Public tours, other events announced for Little Caesars Arena preview week

    , freep.com

    Buy Photo. The Ilitch family's Olympia Entertainment has announced a series of public tours and other preview events for next month to mark the opening of the new Little Caesars Arena. The events are scheduled for Sept. 5-10 "to provide fans, partners and community members chances to see the state-of-the-art home of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and world-class entertainment acts," Olympia said in announcing the preview week events
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Health

  • Bernie Sanders to join Conyers for town hall in Detroit
    Bernie Sanders to join Conyers for town hall in Detroit

    , detroitnews.com

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, the former Democratic presidential candidate, will join U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. for a town hall meeting in Detroit next week to discuss healthcare and jobs. A single-payer health care system is likely to be on the agenda. It was at the core of the Vermont independent’s 2016 campaign, and Conyers, the Detroit Democrat, has introduced Medicare-for-all legislation every Congress since 2003
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Family & Parenting

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Entertainment & Arts

  • Chris Columbus proud of Gremlins 3 script
    Chris Columbus proud of Gremlins 3 script

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    Chris Columbus is "really proud" of the script for 'Gremlins 3'. The 'Harry Potter' filmmaker helmed the first comedy horror back in 1984 but was absent for the 1990 sequel, however, Warner Bros. were confirmed to be working on a third instalment of the franchise, though it's yet to be given a release date. The 58-year-old director has teased that the plot is as "twisted and dark" as the first movie
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Education

  • Central State University grows by cutting out-of-state surcharge, drawing students from Bahamas
    Central State University grows by cutting out-of-state surcharge, drawing students from Bahamas

    , cleveland.com

    WILBERFORCE, Ohio - Central State University, which has overcome serious enrollment and financial challenges, began the school year today with 683 new freshmen students. About 40 percent are from outside Ohio, and 30 students are from the Bahamas. Ohio's only public, historically black college is also working to be annexed into Xenia, to lower costs and increase opportunities. The school took a new tack last year and reduced the annual charge for out-of-state students from $14,000 a year to $6,340 a year, only $100 more than the cost for in-state students
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Farming

  • UM students grow, prepare and eat food from campus farm
    UM students grow, prepare and eat food from campus farm

    , detroitnews.com

    Ann Arbor — Students in University of Michigan dining halls this fall will eat fresh tomatoes, kale, peppers, cucumbers and a variety of other vegetables grown by their classmates at UM’s Campus Farm. After attaining USDA Good Agricultural Practices food safety certification in June, students from the farm made their first fresh produce delivery to Mosher Jordan dining hall last month, playing their own role in helping the university to its goal of buying 20 percent sustainably sourced food by 2025
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Travel & Recreation

  • Restaurant Week showcases black-owned businesses, chefs
    Restaurant Week showcases black-owned businesses, chefs

    , detroitnews.com

    Next week, a new restaurant promotion will launch that aims to promote and highlight black chefs and black-owned restaurants in Metro Detroit. The Metro Detroit Black Restaurant Week kicks off Monday and runs through Aug. 27. The list of participating restaurants is still growing, and will include a diverse selection of cuisine — soul food, Caribbean, French, Jamaican, Japanese, American, etc
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Media & Information

  • Social media used to expose white nationalists at Va. rally, but is it fanning the flames?
    Social media used to expose white nationalists at Va. rally, but is it fanning the flames?

    , oregonlive.com

    NEW YORK (AP) -- One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their names and employers. But the Facebook post wasn't circulated by law enforcement in the search for a suspect or by relatives looking for a missing loved one. It was an example of ordinary people trying to harness the power of social media to identify and shame the white nationalists who attended last weekend's violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia
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Science & Nature

  • Storms expected to move in; heavy rain the main hazard
    Storms expected to move in; heavy rain the main hazard

    , madison.com

    Thunderstorms are expected to rumble into southern Wisconsin Wednesday night, with the greatest threat coming from heavy rainfall. The National Weather Service said storms should start moving into the southwest corner of the state in the afternoon, then become more widespread as the day moves into night. Storms could continue on Thursday, with sunshine returning for a good share of the weekend
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Law & Crime

  • Oregon woman charged with assault for baby's injury
    Oregon woman charged with assault for baby's injury

    , katu.com

    MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested a southern Oregon woman accused of injuring an 8-month-old girl she was babysitting. Medford police Lt. Justin Ivens tells the Mail Tribune that 25-year-old Alicia Gunn is a friend of the child's mother. He says Gunn went to neighbors for help after realizing the girl was hurt, and the neighbors called for help. The girl suffered a brain injury and was transferred to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland
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Motoring

  • Early eclipse arrivals clog roads, gas stations in Central Oregon
    Early eclipse arrivals clog roads, gas stations in Central Oregon

    , oregonlive.com

    Traffic slowed to a crawl and gas stations were inundated with vehicles in Central Oregon Wednesday as the first wave of eclipse watchers descended on rural highways for a music festival near Prineville. Approximately 30,000 are expected to attend the five-day Symbiosis Gathering in Big Summit Prairie. Early entry passes allowed attendees to arrive starting at noon. "We're the last town that people would go through to arrive at that event," Casey Kaiser, executive director of the Prineville and Crook County Chamber of Commerce, said
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Life & Style

  • ‘Million Dollar Listing’ Los Angeles Star Josh Flagg Opens Up About His Upcoming Marriage To Bobby Boyd
    ‘Million Dollar Listing’ Los Angeles Star Josh Flagg Opens Up About His Upcoming Marriage To Bobby Boyd

    , inquisitr.com

    Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles star Josh Flagg is getting married, and he couldn’t be more excited about it. He gushes about the upcoming event in an exclusive interview with ET Online. On September 9, Flagg will tie the knot with his beau Bobby Boyd, and as far as Flagg is concerned, he’s only getting married once, so he’s going to make it count
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Books & Literature

  • Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook: Get to know Detroit's neighborhoods
    Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook: Get to know Detroit's neighborhoods

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    Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Email Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook: Get to know Detroit's neighborhoods Aaron Foley talks about the new book he edited, The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook. Sent! Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.
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