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Politics 2014 Oregon Ballot Drop Sites
Elections officials say Thursday is the last day to pop your ballot in the mail, and postmarks don't count. Here's where you can take your ballot so that your vote counts.
Local & Regional Police: Wanted sex offender flees officers - and his underpants
Salem police say a man they tried to arrest at a house Tuesday was wearing nothing but underwear. The man fled out the back door.

As they followed the suspect through yards and bushes in hilly West Salem, officers caught glimpses and realized he was now wearing nothing at all.

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Offbeat Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13 Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13
A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they're sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they're having a boy or girl, they said they'd be shocked if their streak is broken.

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Outdoors Hunter finds remains of teen who vanished in Oregon wilderness
Remains found by a hunter this month in the rugged outback of southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents he wanted to test himself against the wilderness, like in the movie "Into the Wild."

Around the World

National & World Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5
A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can.

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Home New military land ship tested New military land ship tested (Video)
A new ship may save the day during the next disaster. The boat is basically a parking lot at sea that uses hovercrafts to travel. Joe Little is aboard with this ship's story.
Home Bus driver beat down Bus driver beat down (Video)
Call it instant karma. A bus driver beat a purse-snatcher with a bat. And it was all caught on camera. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Your Life, Your Style

Health New home test shakes up colon cancer screening New home test shakes up colon cancer screening
Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.
Consumer Think Halloween safety for your pets Think Halloween safety for your pets
Halloween is right around the corner. It's a fun holiday, but often stressful for the family pets. That's why so many dogs and cats run away from home on Halloween.

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Technology

Technology Now in aisle 3 at Lowe's: robots
The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.
Technology Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.
Technology Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up
Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.

Health

Health New military medical team to help with Ebola in US
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.
Health Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree
Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind's battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.
Health Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.

Business

Business Small business divided over minimum wage votes
Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.
Business Fed keeps rate at record low, ends bond buying
The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that's improving but still isn't fully healthy and help lift inflation from unusually low levels.
Business Amazon opens 3 logistics centers in Poland
Ahead of Christmas, popular U.S. online retailer Amazon has opened three logistics centers in western Poland, completing a network that covers the European market.

Consumer

Consumer Haunted house scams customers (Video)
Looking for a fright? Many haunted houses in our area are up and running this week, but the Problem Solvers discover one attraction that is more illusion than reality.
Consumer My Fun Fish Tank: Does it work? (Video)
My Fun Fish tank is billed as "The kid-friendly aquarium that cleans itself like magic!" Adding clean water to the tank automatically siphons water up through a plastic tube that extends from the bottom of the tank out a spout near the top. Dirt collected on the bottom is removed as the fresh water pours in. As the commercial puts it- "The tank is always crystal clear!"
Consumer How to talk to your auto mechanic
Even the best auto mechanic isn't clairvoyant. So when you drop off you vehicle, it's important to give the shop as much information as possible about the problem.

Mark Salem, an ASE Certified Master Technician, explains the right way and the wrong way to do it.
Consumer FTC seeks public comment on telemarketing loophole (Video)
Thanks to a legal loophole in the telemarketing rules, some marketers are using a backdoor approach to get you on the phone and deceive you. They're getting your attention with advertising on TV and radio, placing ads in the newspaper, and inviting you to call or click when you're online.