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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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National & World 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.
National & World AP investigation: Clinton email setup was vulnerable to hackers
he private email server running in Hillary Rodham Clinton's home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers while using software that could have been exploited.

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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 World's biggest beer makers agree to join forces
The world's top two beer makers agreed Tuesday to join forces to create a company that would control nearly a third of the global market and threaten to dominate the U.S. by bringing together Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft.


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.