• United States Jul 21, 2019

    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 Feb 26, 2019

    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 Nov 22, 2018

    ‘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 Dec 21, 2017

    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 Dec 20, 2017

    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...

  • Fort Worth Nov 15, 2017

    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 Jun 11, 2017

    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 Jun 10, 2017

    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...

  • Dallas Jan 20, 2017

    One20 Day Hopes To Spread Kindness On Inauguration Day

    Many around the nation are using Inauguration Day as a call to action for One20 Day, hoping to do good, spread love and actively come together.

  • Oregon Jul 5, 2016

    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 Jun 4, 2016

    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...

  • Dallas Aug 6, 2015

    Father Chases Pair He Claims Abducted His Daughter

    Two people are in custody Thursday morning after a man called police saying his teenage daughter had been taken and he was chasing her abductors in his car.

  • North Texas Jan 30, 2015

    Texan Gets Nearly 7 Years, Must Repay $4.6M in Ponzi Scam

    A North Texas man must serve nearly seven years in federal prison and repay $4.6 million for running an oil and gas Ponzi scheme.

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