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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.
Sports Coaches tied to history of the Civil War rivalry Coaches tied to history of the Civil War rivalry
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and Oregon State coach Mike Riley both grew up in the state where it's been said that on Civil War game day, everyone is either a Duck or a Beaver.

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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.
Sports Coaches tied to history of the Civil War rivalry
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and Oregon State coach Mike Riley both grew up in the state where it's been said that on Civil War game day, everyone is either a Duck or a Beaver.

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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.

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Sports Sherman's big night leads Seahawks past 49ers again (Photo Gallery)
Richard Sherman set up the only touchdown with another key defensive play in this heated rivalry, then made a second interception with the 49ers driving late, and the Seattle Seahawks ended a five-game losing streak on San Francisco's home field with a 19-3 win Thursday night.
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.

Outdoors

Outdoors Let's talk turkeys 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.
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.

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National & World Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.
National & World New York dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables
Some well-off Manhattan residents paid $100 each Friday for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church, an intersection of two worlds that left one down-on-his luck man thinking the seemingly impossible might happen.

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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 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.

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 Oil price plunge a panacea for much of world economy
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump.
Business Black Friday special: Prison handicrafts
Ken and Judy Carreras got up before sunrise and drove an hour to find their Black Friday treasure - an acorn-shaped birdfeeder crafted by an inmate at Maine State Prison.
Business European inflation dips again as energy costs tank
A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0.3 percent in the year to November, official figures showed Friday.

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.