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Mar 21, 2013 at 7:06 AM
Jonathan Standridge and Colton Harris-Moore made an odd couple as they sat together in the visiting room of a Washington state prison one day last spring.
Jan 3, 2013 at 7:25 AM
Only a 10 percent chance of showers today, but a 70 percent chance of flu next month. That's the kind of forecasting health scientists are trying to move toward, as they increasingly include weather data in their attempts to predict disease outbreaks.
Nov 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM
The third Oregonian infected with West Nile virus this year was a Lane County resident, health officials said Friday. The person contracted the virus while traveling in Idaho.
Oct 14, 2012 at 10:37 AM
It's a far cry from Stalin's gulag, but the guiding principle of the Russian penal colony -- the destination of two members of punk band Pussy Riot -- remains the same: isolate inmates and wear them down through "corrective labor."
Sep 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM
The empty whisky bottles and overturned, sand-filled skiffs that litter this once-bustling shoreline are signs that the heyday of Somali piracy may be over. Most of the prostitutes are gone, the luxury cars repossessed. Pirates talk more about...
Sep 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM
The West Nile Virus has spread to various parts of the country within the last year - resulting in more than 1,500 cases. No cases have been reported in Lane County yet, but health officials are asking horse owners to beware of the potential threat.
Sep 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Pregnant with twins, Fatima Abdallah survived shelling, hid under relatives' beds and went without food during a treacherous weeks-long trip across the Syrian border.
Sep 6, 2012 at 9:43 AM
The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado.
Sep 5, 2012 at 2:35 PM
The "bugs" of late summer are biting. The nation is having its worst West Nile virus season in a decade, and up to 10,000 people who stayed in California cabins are at risk of hantavirus.
Aug 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM
Health officials say two cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed among humans in Oregon, in Coos and Malheur counties. Both people are recovering.
Aug 28, 2012 at 3:44 PM
The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed two human cases of West Nile virus in Oregon this week - one in Coos County on the south coast and one in Malheur County in eastern Oregon.
Aug 22, 2012 at 9:26 AM
So far there have been more than 1,100 cases reported through the middle of August. That's three times as many as usually seen at this point in the year.
Aug 16, 2012 at 6:56 PM
The United States is in the middle of the biggest West Nile outbreak since 2004, and while Oregon and Washington don’t have any human cases so far, that could change.
Aug 2, 2012 at 8:24 PM
Led by smugglers armed with knives and machetes, Mayra Reyes and 14 other Cubans sloshed through swamps and rivers and suffered hordes of mosquitoes as they struggled across the notorious Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia, the only north-south...