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Sports Freshmen fill vital roles for Oregon Freshmen fill vital roles for Oregon (Photo Gallery)
As players like senior Ifo Ekpre-Olomu - and perhaps junior quarterback Marcus Mariota - aspire to finish their college careers with a spot in the first playoffs and a national championship bid, they're being helped along the way by a group of promising freshmen including running back Royce Freeman and receivers Charles Nelson and Devon Allen.

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Sports Freshmen fill vital roles for Oregon (Photo Gallery)
As players like senior Ifo Ekpre-Olomu - and perhaps junior quarterback Marcus Mariota - aspire to finish their college careers with a spot in the first playoffs and a national championship bid, they're being helped along the way by a group of promising freshmen including running back Royce Freeman and receivers Charles Nelson and Devon Allen.
Outdoors 'Who will eat whom when species encounter each other for the first time?' (Photo Gallery)
If you live in lionfish territory in the Atlantic Ocean, the last thing you want to be is a small fish with a long, skinny body, resting by yourself at night, near the bottom of the seafloor.

If so, your chances of being gobbled up by a lionfish increase by about 200 times.
Outdoors Let's talk turkeys (Photo Gallery)
The wild turkeys you see around town? Rio Grandes. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about wild turkeys but didn't know to ask, courtesy of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

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YouNews Our property in fall Our property in fall
I took this picture at the beginning of November taking a walk on our 14 acres in Idleyld Park.

Entertainment

Entertainment Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story
Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.

Offbeat

Offbeat Photos: Santa Paws Photos: Santa Paws (Photo Gallery)
Several Treasure Valley residents and their pets recently got their photos taken with Santa Claus for Pets Best Insurance Services' recent Dog Paws and Santa Claus photo event.
Offbeat Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it
Pat Hanson of Central Point says she's lost about 10 pounds recently, an aftereffect of a fall, and noticed in church earlier this month that her mother's wedding ring was loose on her finger.

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Sports North Bend in 4A, Harrisburg in 3A finals; Sheldon in 6A semifinal
By the time North Bend takes the field Saturday in Hillsboro for the 4A state football title game, Harrisburg will be well into the 3A title game over in Hermiston.

And before either game begins, Sheldon High School will have made its case for a spot in the 6A title game.
Sports Browns QB Manziel involved in hotel fight
A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.

Outdoors

Outdoors Feds cancel Idaho wolf derby permit on BLM land
The BLM late Tuesday canceled the Special Recreation Permit issued Nov. 13 to Idaho for Wildlife providing use of about 3 million acres of federal land for the three-day event in early January.
Outdoors Industry leaders: Skiing cheaper than you think
Industry leaders say that even though last-minute lift tickets at some resorts now exceed $100, skiing has never been more affordable if you're savvy about discounts.

Around the World

National & World Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary
Alyssa Riggan hasn't dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants.
National & World Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district
Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies - as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.

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Home Mechanic's crazy upside-down van Mechanic's crazy upside-down van (Video)
An Iowa mechanic is turning heads everywhere he goes. That's because the van he drives looks like it could flip over, and keep on driving. You'll have to see it to believe it, as Jill Kasparie shows us!

Your Life, Your Style

Health Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.

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Technology

Technology Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
The U.S. military, along with the auto industry, is scrambling to fortify the cyber defenses of commercially available cars before criminals and even terrorists penetrate them.
Technology Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?
It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens - and their top-end price tags - and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost.
Technology Does bad behavior really hurt business?
Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?
Technology Amusement parks challenged by high-tech home entertainment
Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. They need to lure you, the American guest, off your sofa with your high resolution, interactive video games and into their world of fun - real life fun.
Technology Experts: Home, baby cameras not secure worldwide
Experts have a message for anyone with a webcam, baby monitor or home security camera: change your password now, because feeds from the cameras are being posted online by a Russian website.

Health

Health Administration says HealthCare.gov working well
As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers.
Health Helmets have become commonplace on the slopes
They come in nearly every color scheme imaginable, from camouflage to bright pink. Most skiers and snowboarders on the slopes are wearing them, and if you're not, well, you are not just reckless, you are . GASP! . unfashionable.
Health Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates
Dr. Robert Fuller didn't hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon last year. But he's given up on going to West Africa to care for Ebola patients this winter.

Business

Business U.S. orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month.

Consumer

Consumer Recall Roulette: Gambling with product safety (Video)
Nearly every day, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issues a recall alert about products that could cause property damage, serious injury and even death. Yet, a joint Problem Solver investigation with ABC News finds most recall warnings never reach consumers.
Consumer Jeep recall says vehicle can 'crash without warning' (Video)
A local man is in a quandary - he got a recall notice warning his car could stall and cause a crash with no warning. But the problem is that same notice also said that manufacturer Chrysler Jee doesn't yet have the part to fix the problem.
Consumer Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids (Photo Gallery)
A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet, and the "Catapencil" — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher at its erasure end — are among an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday.