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Oregon wildfires update: Sisters battle plan takes shape; 600 told to leave

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Oregon wildfires update: Sisters battle plan takes shape; 600 told to leave

- Crews battling a fire that threatens residential areas near Sister worked Friday night to build a direct line on the leading edge of the fire, with engine crews patrolling the area and dozer crews digging fire line, fire officials said. Gusty winds Friday pushed the Milli Fire to the east-southeast, prompting officials to invoke a Level 3 (Go Now) evacuation for approximately 600 residents
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Oregon's biggest companies among the Inc. 5000

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Oregon's biggest companies among the Inc. 5000

- There was a time when privately held companies closely guarded their sales numbers, that they considered that a big secret they needed to maintain to preserve a competitive advantage. These days, as often as not, growing companies like to talk about their results – especially if they can get a ribbon for doing so. The entrepreneurial periodical Inc. puts out an annual list of 5,000 companies, ranked by their revenue growth over the prior three years
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Meet the Chicago-area men competing on 'American Ninja Warrior'

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Meet the Chicago-area men competing on 'American Ninja Warrior'

- Five Chicago-area men compete in a series of grueling obstacles on Monday's episode of "American Ninja Warrior" to earn a spot in the show's finals and advance closer to the $1 million prize. The locals are part of a group of 30 contestants facing 10 obstacles — including floating steps and flying monkey bars — at a course in Kansas City, Mo
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On the market: Homes for sale in the total solar eclipse path of totality (photos)

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On the market: Homes for sale in the total solar eclipse path of totality (photos)

- Let's just say that a fraction of the 1 million tourists expected to arrive in Oregon for the total solar eclipse like it so much here that they want to stay beyond the Aug. 21 event. If they're looking to buy in the path of totality, the swath of land in a total blackout, there are homes for sale, from the coast to the state's eastern boundary
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Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone

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Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone

- Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly growing wildfire that had already closed access to a portion of a wilderness area and a regional highway.
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Chicago cop goes on trial for shooting 16 times into car full of teens

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Chicago cop goes on trial for shooting 16 times into car full of teens

- With his handgun drawn and cocked sideways, Chicago police Officer Marco Proano charged up to a stolen car filled with black teenagers during a traffic stop nearly four years ago. As the Toyota Avalon reversed quickly away from him, Proano steadied the gun with both hands and fired 16 bullets into the car, wounding two of the teens. Proano's actions during the December 2013 incident — captured in a police dashboard camera video — will take center stage in a federal courtroom Monday as the 11-year veteran officer faces civil rights charges alleging he used unreasonable force
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Oregon wildfire spreads in prime eclipse-viewing area, hundreds evacuated

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Oregon wildfire spreads in prime eclipse-viewing area, hundreds evacuated

- The Milli Fire began Tuesday and has since burned about 6,888 acres just 9 miles west of Sisters, a town in the path of the total solar eclipse, according to Central Fire Info. As of Friday, the blaze was zero percent contained, fire officials said. Immediate evacuations were ordered for residents near Sisters -- where people will see 34 seconds of "totality" on Monday --- as the Milli Fire continues to push to the east
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Who said it? Guess which Oregon sports figures provided these memorable quotes

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Who said it? Guess which Oregon sports figures provided these memorable quotes

- Oregon sports figures, from coaches to athletes to fans, have uttered some memorable lines over the years. Really quotable stuff. So we rounded up some favorites that run the gamut from searingly honest to self-deprecating to hilarious to inspiring. Some of these expressions have entered the Oregon sports lexicon and have taken on a life of their own. Do you
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Chicago won't see eclipse spectacle of Carbondale, but excitement palpable

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Chicago won't see eclipse spectacle of Carbondale, but excitement palpable

- When the moon passes between Earth and the sun Monday, enveloping parts of the United States in darkness, the rare cosmic spectacle will be hard to ignore. In what American astronomers are considering the celestial event of the century, the moon will cast a 70-mile-wide shadow from Oregon to South Carolina in the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. Communities in the path of totality, like Carbondale in southern Illinois, will briefly view the black disk over the sun surrounded by a pearlescent light known as the corona
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Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone

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Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone

- By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly growing wildfire that had already closed access to a portion of a wilderness area and a regional highway. The late afternoon order threatened to create more tie-ups on rural and narrow roads already expected to be burdened with up to 200,000 visitors coming to the area from all over the world to watch Monday's total solar eclipse
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Va. Gov. McAuliffe suspends protests at Robert E. Lee statue, citing safety concerns

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Va. Gov. McAuliffe suspends protests at Robert E. Lee statue, citing safety concerns

- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday temporarily blocked protests at the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in a residential neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, following violent clashes in Charlottesville that led to three fatalities. In an executive order issued at about 5 p.m., he suspended the issuance of permits for protests until a task force lead by Brian Moran, the state's secretary of public safety and homeland security, writes new emergency regulations
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Carl Icahn quits as 'special adviser' to Trump

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Carl Icahn quits as 'special adviser' to Trump

- WASHINGTON -- Carl Icahn relinquished his role as "special adviser" to President Donald Trump on regulatory reform on Friday afternoon, capping a tumultuous week for the president's circle of business counselors. But the billionaire investor did not say he was stepping down because of the uproar over last weekend's march and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Instead he said he stepped down to avoid turf conflicts with Neomi Rao, the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and to avoid conflicts of interest over regulations that affect an oil refining company he owns
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Light traffic Friday as Oregon readies for weekend eclipse travelers

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Light traffic Friday as Oregon readies for weekend eclipse travelers

- The expected roar of traffic that Oregonians anticipated as eclipse chasers began traveling ahead of Monday's celestial event turned out to be little more than a whimper Friday. Much of Oregon braced itself for bumper-to-bumper traffic on major highways connected to eclipse destinations throughout the state. But the headaches never materialized. (In fact, as of 4 p.m., Google Maps indicated drive times from downtown to Tualatin hovered around 20 minutes, a rarity on even the best days in the metro area
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Oregon train stabbings could have been prevented

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Oregon train stabbings could have been prevented

- PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police could have prevented the fatal stabbing of two men who came to the aid of teenage girls being harassed on Portland light-rail train if they had taken an earlier complaint against a white supremacist more seriously, a woman said Friday. Demetria Hester, who is black, told reporters Jeremy Christian threw a bottle full of liquid at her on May 25, the night before the fatal stabbings, after she complained about his racist words during a ride they shared
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Gov. Brown traveled to Elliott State Forest to celebrate $100 million bonding plan

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Gov. Brown traveled to Elliott State Forest to celebrate $100 million bonding plan

- Gov. Kate Brown traveled Friday to Douglas County to mark a symbolic end to the contentious debate over the Elliott State Forest, even as a timber company that had hoped to buy the forest vows to fight the state in court. Brown, joined by Treasurer Tobias Read, a fellow Democrat, made the trip to celebrate the state's decision to keep the forest in public lands
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Roller derby, Chicago's only native sport, turns 82

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Roller derby, Chicago's only native sport, turns 82

- Not just roller skates,but roller derby. It's the only sport invented in Chicago, and that was 82 years ago this week.
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Blackstone's Byron Wien: Market's 'underlying fundamentals' will outweigh a stalled Trump agenda

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Blackstone's Byron Wien: Market's 'underlying fundamentals' will outweigh a stalled Trump agenda

- Blackstone's Byron Wien, who's been working on Wall Street for more than a half-century, thinks the recent stock market weakness on diminishing prospects for President Donald Trump's business-friendly agenda is nothing for investors to panic about. "What you have to look at is the underlying fundamentals," he added. "I think we could be headed for 3 percent growth by year-end. Earnings are coming in much better than expected
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  • Light traffic Friday as Oregon readies for weekend eclipse travelers
    Light traffic Friday as Oregon readies for weekend eclipse travelers

    , oregonlive.com

    The expected roar of traffic that Oregonians anticipated as eclipse chasers began traveling ahead of Monday's celestial event turned out to be little more than a whimper Friday. Much of Oregon braced itself for bumper-to-bumper traffic on major highways connected to eclipse destinations throughout the state. But the headaches never materialized. (In fact, as of 4 p.m., Google Maps indicated drive times from downtown to Tualatin hovered around 20 minutes, a rarity on even the best days in the metro area
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  • Carl Icahn quits as 'special adviser' to Trump
    Carl Icahn quits as 'special adviser' to Trump

    , oregonlive.com

    WASHINGTON -- Carl Icahn relinquished his role as "special adviser" to President Donald Trump on regulatory reform on Friday afternoon, capping a tumultuous week for the president's circle of business counselors. But the billionaire investor did not say he was stepping down because of the uproar over last weekend's march and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Instead he said he stepped down to avoid turf conflicts with Neomi Rao, the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and to avoid conflicts of interest over regulations that affect an oil refining company he owns
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  • Rockies' Freeland has no-hitter thru 7 innings vs White Sox
    Rockies' Freeland has no-hitter thru 7 innings vs White Sox

    , abcnews.com

    Colorado Rockies rookie Kyle Freeland is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the . Freeland worked around a pair of leadoff walks in the seventh and has thrown 99 pitches Sunday. The 24-year-old lefty grew up in Denver. Freeland is trying to become the second pitcher to toss a no-hitter in Coors Field history. Hideo Nomo accomplished the feat in 1996 when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers
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  • Blackstone's Byron Wien: Market's 'underlying fundamentals' will outweigh a stalled Trump agenda
    Blackstone's Byron Wien: Market's 'underlying fundamentals' will outweigh a stalled Trump agenda

    , cnbc.com

    Blackstone's Byron Wien, who's been working on Wall Street for more than a half-century, thinks the recent stock market weakness on diminishing prospects for President Donald Trump's business-friendly agenda is nothing for investors to panic about. "What you have to look at is the underlying fundamentals," he added. "I think we could be headed for 3 percent growth by year-end. Earnings are coming in much better than expected
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  • Beyonce wants to buy a stake of the Houston Rockets: Report
    Beyonce wants to buy a stake of the Houston Rockets: Report

    , oregonlive.com

    Music superstar and entrepreneur Beyonce is considering buying into the Houston Rockets, according to a report on Tuesday. Beyonce, 35 and a Houston native, is no stranger to NBA wheeling and dealing. Her husband, Jay Z, used to have a stake in the Brooklyn Nets, which he later sold after starting an agency representing athletes called Roc Nation. The Rockets declined to comment
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  • Light traffic Friday as Oregon readies for weekend eclipse travelers
    Light traffic Friday as Oregon readies for weekend eclipse travelers

    , oregonlive.com

    The expected roar of traffic that Oregonians anticipated as eclipse chasers began traveling ahead of Monday's celestial event turned out to be little more than a whimper Friday. Much of Oregon braced itself for bumper-to-bumper traffic on major highways connected to eclipse destinations throughout the state. But the headaches never materialized. (In fact, as of 4 p.m., Google Maps indicated drive times from downtown to Tualatin hovered around 20 minutes, a rarity on even the best days in the metro area
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  • On the market: Homes for sale in the total solar eclipse path of totality (photos)
    On the market: Homes for sale in the total solar eclipse path of totality (photos)

    , oregonlive.com

    Let's just say that a fraction of the 1 million tourists expected to arrive in Oregon for the total solar eclipse like it so much here that they want to stay beyond the Aug. 21 event. If they're looking to buy in the path of totality, the swath of land in a total blackout, there are homes for sale, from the coast to the state's eastern boundary
    Read More ...

     

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  • Chicago won't see eclipse spectacle of Carbondale, but excitement palpable
    Chicago won't see eclipse spectacle of Carbondale, but excitement palpable

    , chicagotribune.com

    When the moon passes between Earth and the sun Monday, enveloping parts of the United States in darkness, the rare cosmic spectacle will be hard to ignore. In what American astronomers are considering the celestial event of the century, the moon will cast a 70-mile-wide shadow from Oregon to South Carolina in the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. Communities in the path of totality, like Carbondale in southern Illinois, will briefly view the black disk over the sun surrounded by a pearlescent light known as the corona
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  • Plus-size fashion brand Eloquii opening in The Shops at North Bridge
    Plus-size fashion brand Eloquii opening in The Shops at North Bridge

    , chicagotribune.com

    Plus-size women's apparel retailer Eloquii is opening its second bricks-and-mortar store in the country at The Shops at North Bridge in August. It isn't Eloquii's first appearance on Michigan Avenue. Eloquii, initially part of now-bankrupt women's retailer The Limited, had shops within a handful of The Limited's stores, including one at Water Tower Place that opened in 2012. Those locations did well, said Eloquii CEO Mariah Chase, but The Limited shut the brand down in 2013
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  • Mobile mechanics diagnose and fix cars at owners' homes
    Mobile mechanics diagnose and fix cars at owners' homes

    , chicagotribune.com

    When Peter Champlin, an auto mechanic for nearly 15 years, popped the hood on a 2003 Jeep Liberty, he fixed a leak with a new clamp on the lower radiator hose and installed a new ignition coil. The bill was $189.33. Routine stuff for an experienced mechanic like Champlin, who is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence as a master technician, with one exception: The repairs were done in the owner's driveway in the Chicago suburb of Streamwood, not in a repair shop or dealership service department
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