Local & Regional 1962 Columbus Day Storm in photos (Photo Gallery)
The Columbus Day storm developed out of remanents of a typhoon in the Pacific. The storm raced up the coast. During the storm, 46 people died. In Eugene and Portland, planes were flipped over, and trees were uprooted. In today's dollars, the damage was estimated at $1.4 million.

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First thing I noticed upon arriving in Windy Cove Park was the Yaquina (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Barge) dredging the channel at the mouth of the Umpqua River between the jetties.




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National & World Dutch probe: Missile downed MH17 over rebel-held Ukraine (New) Dutch probe: Missile downed MH17 over rebel-held Ukraine (Photo Gallery)
A missile launched from rebel-held Ukraine smashed into Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, ripping off the cockpit, Dutch investigators reported Tuesday, adding that some passengers may have remained conscious for another minute or so as the airflow tore off their clothes.

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Home  California woman uses robot device to wait in line, buy iPhone California woman uses robot device to wait in line, buy iPhone (Video)
Many people wish they could be at two places at the same time. A San Diego girl did just that when she stood 21 hours in line for an iPhone in Palo Alto from her own home in Clairemont. As Zohreen Adamjee found out, the device also allows her to work from home.

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Technology Tokyo auto show to highlight 'smart' green cars (Photo Gallery)
The Tokyo Motor Show, opening to the public Oct. 30 at Tokyo Big Sight convention hall, will be packed with futuristic eye-catching vehicles that drive themselves, offer online information in dazzling ways and are so green they are zero-emissions.
Technology Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade at Amazon
Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season.


Health Panel backs aspirin for heart health in only certain adults
A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke - and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.
Health Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.


Business Dell buying EMC in transformational $67 billion deal
Dell is buying data storage company EMC in a deal valued at approximately $67 billion, a move that will transform the PC company into a major player in the data storage market.
Business Economists still expect Fed rate hike before end of 2015
A survey of business economists finds that a majority still expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates before the end of the year, with the broader economy expected to grow at a slightly faster pace in 2015 than previously forecast.
Business Ford to invest $1.8 billion in China research
Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.8 billion to develop technologies aimed at attracting Chinese car buyers, underlining China's importance to automakers despite slowing sales growth.


Consumer Chip cards won't prevent all credit card fraud
Chances are you got a new credit card in the mail recently – one that has a small, computer chip embedded on the front.

If you didn’t, you will soon.

These cards are harder to counterfeit because that chip generates a unique code every time you put it into the card reader.
Consumer Timeshare reseller accused of cheating consumers (Video)
The local Better Business Bureau is concerned about a pattern of complaints against a timeshare resell company doing business as Carriage House Travel, Inc. with an address in Kirkland. The company's accused of cheating consumers out of thousands of dollars in bogus fees. The company's business practices mirror those of other outfits that claim to have a buyer for your timeshare, then request thousands up front- but never make the sale.