World / Crime & Legal Jan 5, 2016

Oregon protesters find support and scorn on social media

A group of self-styled militiamen occupying the headquarters of a U.S. national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon to protest the imminent imprisonment of two ranchers took to social media on Monday to drum up support for their cause. As the standoff with law enforcement authorities ...

World Apr 7, 2015

Oregon governor's drought emergency declaration expanded

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a drought emergency on Monday in three southern and central Oregon counties, expanding upon earlier drought declarations the Democrat made in March, as the state faces record low snowpack levels. Continuing drought has caused "natural and economic disaster conditions" in ...

World / Offbeat Sep 5, 2014

Ailing Great Dane in Oregon packed his belly with 43.5 socks

Veterinarians who operated on an ailing 140-pound (64-kg) Great Dane in Oregon removed 43-1/2 socks from its stomach in an emergency surgery that likely saved the pooch's life, an animal hospital said on Thursday. The 3-year-old canine, who had an affinity for chewing on socks ...