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Maine's smelts, sought by ice fishermen, have strong winter.

PORTLAND, Maine " Ice fishing for smelts is a winter tradition in Maine, where the small fish are fried and eaten whole.Fishermen and fish camp owners say this smelt-fishing season has been a robust one after the mild winter...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Land cartels to blame for Athi River violence that claimed 3 lives.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 24 – Land grabbers are to blame for the three lives lost in Athi River, in Machakos County as established by Capital FM News. Over 14 groups, being financed by politicians and another one led by a Kayole based private developer all claim a share in over 10,000 acres East African Portland

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

NASA Eyes Pineapple Express Soaking California.

NASA has estimated rainfall from the Pineapple Express over the coastal regions southwestern Oregon and northern California from the series of storms in February, 2017.The West Coast is once again feeling the effects of the "Pineapple Express." Back in early January one of these "atmospheric river" events, which taps into ...

- ENN - US

Robust bipedal Cassie to transform robot mobility.

Cassie is an advanced legged mobility robot. Created by Oregon State University spin-off, Agility Robotics, Cassie's engineering team has big plans for this robot to assist rescuers in disaster relief and go the extra mile when delivering packages right to … Continue reading →

- Robohub - CH

Intel Gives A Glimpse Inside Its Autonomous Driving Lab On Wheels.

Intel currently has a fleet of vehicles in Chandler, Ariz., as well as autonomous driving garages – what the company calls “Labs on Wheels” -- in Germany, Oregon, and California.

- Forbes.com - US

Land cartels to blame for Athi River violence that claimed 3 lives.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 24 - Land grabbers are to blame for the three lives lost in Athi River, in Machakos County as established by Capital FM News. Over 14 groups, being financed by politicians and another one led by a Kayole based private developer all claim a share in over 10,000 acres East African Portland

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Trump administration sets sights on state recreational marijuana laws.

Thus far into his presidency, President Trump has largely ignored the legalization of recreational marijuana. I do believe you'll see greater enforcement of it,' said Mr. Spicer. Eight states – Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Maine – and Washington, D.C. have legalized both ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Priebus Asked FBI to Dispute Russia Reports, Iraqi Air Force Bombs ISIS, Sessions Resurrects Private Prisons for Federal Inmates: A.M. Links.

Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus asked the FBI to dispute media stories saying Trump staff stayed in close touch with Russian intelligence officials during the campaign. The Iraqi air force bombed several Islamic State targets in Syria Friday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed the Bureau of Prisons to once again ...

- Reason.com - US

Meet the protesters flooding politicians' town halls.

From Oregon to Virginia, thousands of amateur activists are making waves and demanding answers from their representatives

- CBS NEWS - US

Low snowpacks of 2014, 2015 may become increasingly common with warmer conditions.

Oregon experienced very low snowpack levels in 2014 and historically low snowpack levels in 2015; now a new study suggests that these occurrences may not be anomalous in the future and could become much more common if average temperatures warm just two degrees .The low snowpack levels were linked to warmer temperatures and ...

- ENN - US

Low snowpacks of 2014, 2015 may become increasingly common with warmer conditions.

Oregon experienced very low snowpack levels in 2014 and historically low snowpack levels in 2015. Now a new study suggests that these occurrences may not be anomalous in the future and could become much more common if average temperatures warm just two degrees .

- ScienceDaily - US

NASA eyes Pineapple Express soaking California

NASA has estimated rainfall from the Pineapple Express over the coastal regions southwestern Oregon and northern California from the series of storms in February, 2017.

- PhysOrg - NL

Stray bullet bounces off Oregon woman's head

Police say a Central Oregon woman suffered a small bump when a stray bullet crashed into her home and bounced off her head.

- FOX News - US

Fishermen at odds over impact of Trump executive order

PORTLAND, Maine " An executive order by President Donald Trump designed to radically cut back on federal regulations has spurred disagreement among fishermen about how it will affect them " and lawmakers and regulators aren't...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The 76ers just cleared up their biggest roadblock with a surprise trade

Matt Slocum/APThe Philadelphia 76ers finally cleared up their center logjam. On Thursday, three hours before the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, the 76ers sent center Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson, and protected first-round draft pick . The move comes as somewhat of a surprise, ...

- Business Insider - US

Stray bullet bounces off Oregon woman's head

BEND, Ore. — Police say a Central Oregon woman suffered a small bump when a stray bullet crashed into her home and bounced off her head.The...

- Townhall.com - US

Oregon is joining a major lawsuit against Trump's immigration ban

AP Photo/Don RyanSALEM, Ore. — Oregon asked a federal court late Wednesday to join a lawsuit filed by Washington state against an immigration ban imposed by President Donald Trump. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said in the motion that Oregon also needs protection from the ban on immigrants from seven predominantly ...

- Business Insider - US

Oregon joins suit against President Trump's travel ban

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon asked a federal court late Wednesday to join a lawsuit filed by Washington state against an immigration ban imposed by President Donald Trump.

- Billings Gazette - US

Oregon joins suit against President Trump's travel ban

Oregon asked a federal court late Wednesday to join a lawsuit filed by Washington state against an immigration ban imposed by President Donald Trump.

- WRAL.com - US

Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes

PORTLAND, Maine " U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Wednesday she's open to using a subpoena to investigate President Donald Trump's tax returns for potential connections to Russia.Collins, a Republican who has served as a U.S....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

LePage asks Trump 'to make Maine woods great again'

PORTLAND, Maine " The governor has asked Republican President Donald Trump to undo Democratic former President Barack Obama's designation of a national monument and give back the land that was donated for it.Republican Gov....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Paul LePage Asks Trump 'To Make Maine Woods Great Again' By Reversing Monument Status

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's governor has asked Republican President Donald Trump to undo Democratic former President Barack Obama's designation of a national monument.

- TPM News - US

Low snowpacks of 2014, 2015 may become increasingly common with warmer conditions

Oregon experienced very low snowpack levels in 2014 and historically low snowpack levels in 2015; now a new study suggests that these occurrences may not be anomalous in the future and could become much more common if average temperatures warm just two degrees .

- PhysOrg - NL

WATCH: Pastor responds perfectly after unhinged man interrupts church sermon to rail against gays

An Oregon man opted to combat love, tolerance and inclusivity by barging into a pro-gay church to denounce homosexuality—directly following a sermon on discrimination. “Listen up! I'm here to tell you that homosexuality is wrong,” the man declares as he stomps into the ceremony at ...

- The Raw Story - US

Troubled Portland Cement in Sh248m six months after tax loss

East Africa Portland Cement has reported a Sh248 million after tax loss for the six months to December 2016.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

7-year-old boy meets NBC's Holt after on-air shout out

A 7-year-old boy's mention of Lester Holt to a local news reporter in Portland, Oregon, has earned him a chance to meet his favorite news anchor.

- Newsday - US

Journalist John Sepulvado faces subpoena in Portland's Bundy trial, may be forced to appear in court as a witness, over his coverage of the standoff

Karina Brown / Courthouse News Service: Journalist John Sepulvado faces subpoena in Portland's Bundy trial, may be forced to appear in court as a witness, over his coverage of the standoff  —  PORTLAND, Ore. - A federal judge on Tuesday allowed prosecutors to list a reporter as a potential witness in the second ...

- Mediagazer - US

Adolescence Isn't The Only Horror In 'The Mercy Of The Tide'

Zinemaker and designer Keith Rosson's debut novel is set in a small Oregon town in the 1980s, where the rain pours down, jellyfish rot on the beach — and a strange supernatural force is on the move.

- NPR - US

2 Oregon police officers shoot, kill man on roof

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Two police officers in Oregon responding to a 911 call shot and killed a man standing on a roof in a residential area Tuesday, police said.

- Billings Gazette - US

Second trial begins over occupation of Oregon wildlife refuge

PORTLAND, Ore. - A prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday that four men who took part in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon last year in a land rights protest were on trial for their actions, not their beliefs.

- Reuters - US

2 Oregon police officers shoot, kill man on roof

BEAVERTON, Ore. " Two police officers in Oregon responding to a 911 call shot and killed a man standing on a roof in a residential area Tuesday, police said.The officers opened fire after the man began waving a gun in the air...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Over a Dozen Arrests Following Anti-Trump Violence in Portland

Over a dozen people were arrested in Portland, Oregon, on Monday after protesters clashed with police during one of many anti-Trump rallies taking place across the country.

- Breitbart - US

Second trial begins over occupation of Oregon wildlife refuge

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. - A prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday that four men who took part in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon last year in a land rights protest were on trial for their actions, not their beliefs. Last October, another trial over the 41-day standoff ended with the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Second trial begins in occupation of Oregon wildlife refuge

Opening arguments in the trial of four men who took part in an armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife refuge last year are scheduled to begin on Tuesday in Oregon, after a jury previously acquitted seven other occupiers in a stinging defeat for prosecutors. Duane Ehmer of Oregon, Jake Ryan of Montana, Darryl Thorn of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

How a climate-friendly flour company built a flourishing market

Portland-based Shepherd’s Grain sells not only high-quality flour. It also sells the story of no-till farming.

- Grist Magazine - US

The hidden new business opportunity in autonomous cars

GUEST: As self-driving cars continue to become more of a foregone conclusion, it is time to shift our attention to the ramifications of this revolution in transportation. Specifically, with computers literally taking the wheel, what will driving-less drivers do with all this newly found free time? Until now, ideally, 100 ...

- VentureBeat - US

Arrests in Portland, as 'Not My President's Day' rallies held across country

Anti-Trump rallies taking place on the President's Day holiday in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Miami and other cities

- CBS NEWS - US

Legislation to stop U.S. border agents from demanding passwords and logins is on the way

Privacy advocates aren't happy with proposals for enhanced digital prying at U.S. borders, and now that issue could be taken up in the Senate. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden called for accountability around reports that U.S. Customs and Border agents are obtaining the ...

- TechCrunch - US

First live beef shipment to China

Australia has sent its first live beef cattle shipment to China with 1200 slaughtering cattle, from Portland, Victoria arriving at Shidao port, Shandong.

- SBS.com.au - AU

New hydronium-ion battery presents opportunity for more sustainable energy storage

A new type of battery developed by scientists at Oregon State University shows promise for sustainable, high-power energy storage.

- PhysOrg - NL

Scallops scuffle pitting small boats against big

PORTLAND, Maine — A disagreement over the right to fish for scallops off New England is pitting small boats against big ones in one of the most lucrative fisheries in the U.S.

- Billings Gazette - US

Scallops scuffle pitting small boats against big

PORTLAND, Maine " A disagreement over the right to fish for scallops off New England is pitting small boats against big ones in one of the most lucrative fisheries in the U.S.The federal government maintains different rules...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Blue Lagoon: world-famous attraction

ONE of the most exquisite attractions in Jamaica, the Blue Lagoon in Portland has established itself as a haven for visitors seeking a relaxed day with nature.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

KISS Guitarist Tommy Thayer Teams With Zenith Watches for Military Museum Fundraiser

Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer made a surprise performance at last night's fundraiser for the Brigadier James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum. The ret. BG is Tommy Thayer's father. Kiss's Thayer and Eric Singer worked with Zenith on a commemorative watch collection.

- Forbes.com - US

French Revolution - Will Le Pen give Europe its next political shock?

With Marine Le Pen’s hard-right Front National leading the polls just over two months away from France’s presidential election, some have already marked May in their calendars as the next political shock in Europe. Is the result a foregone conclusion and what does it all mean for the UK in any case? Polling Day ...

- City AM - UK

Police: Former Detroit Lions player arrested in Oregon

WOODBURN, Ore. — Police say they arrested a former NFL player after he tried to force his way into an Oregon home and then took his clothes...

- Townhall.com - US

Insider Q&A: Hydro Flask CEO Scott Allan

Hydro Flask is a small company that went big, quickly.The Bend, Oregon-based maker of colorful stainless steel bottles was founded in 2009 with one product line that was sold at a local market. Last year El Paso, Texas consumer...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Electronic Media Searches At Border Crossings Raise Worry

PORTLAND, Ore. — Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports.

- TPM News - US

Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

PORTLAND, Ore. " Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Heavy rain and snow pound California, raising mudslide risk

Intense rain, heavy snow and strong winds lashed California and southern Oregon on Friday, prompting the evacuation of more than a hundred homes threatened by mudslides near Los Angeles, officials said.

- GMA News - PH

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