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GRANTS PASS — The last building block of the Obama administration's strategy unveiled Wednesday to keep the northern spotted owl from extinction nearly doubles the amount of Northwest national forest land dedicated to protecting the bird by the Bush administration four years ago. Still, conservation groups that went to court to force the overhaul said key gaps remain, such as an exemption for private forest lands and most state forests. By Jeff Barnard.
Mammograms have done surprisingly little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, a big U.S. study finds. At the same time, more than a million women have been treated for cancers that never would have threatened their lives, researchers estimate. Up to one-third of breast cancers, or 50,000 to 70,000 cases a year, don't need treatment, the study suggests. By Marilynn Marchione.
Eds: Dr. Archie Bleyer of St. Charles Health System and Oregon Health & Science University was one of the leaders of the study. Embargoed until 2 p.m.
WRONGFUL DEATH SETTLEMENT
HILLSBORO — The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a $2.6 million settlement with the family of Lukus Glenn who was shot to death in 2006 by deputies.
MEDFORD — A Southern Oregon sheriff says he's embarrassed a bank robber suspected of hatching an escape plot last year in Coos Bay could get out of his jail by leaping into a tree. Whether heads will roll is not yet known, but trees have already fallen.
FBC--T25--TALE OF TWO TEAMS
CORVALLIS — They're separated by only about 45 miles, but Oregon and Oregon State couldn't be more different when it comes to football. Oregon is known for its lavish facilities, funded with the help of its mega booster, Nike co-founder Phil Knight. The connection has also given the Ducks their myriad of flashy uniform combinations. On the other side is Oregon State, which used to be the Oregon Agricultural College, and is nicknamed "Lunch Pail U" for the team's hard-working blue-collar mentality. By Anne M. Peterson.
PHOENIX — Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry promises a lineup change as his team faces the Portland Trail Blazers. 6 p.m.
— WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE-PORTLAND — The U.S. Soccer Federation announced it will start a new women's professional league in 2013, and that Portland and Seattle will be two of the eight clubs.
— COURTHOUSE THREATS — FBI: Oregon agencies are handling probe of bomb threats at county courthouses.
— HOLIDAY TRAFFIC — ODOT issues traffic advisory for Thanksgiving weekend.
— VOTE COUNTING MARATHON — After a two-week hand tally, Jay McAlpin has won the Lane County judgeship he's held by appointment since May.
— AIRLINE OUTLETS — Passengers on Alaska Airlines will have more chances to plug in as they travel. The company says it has installed 200 new electrical outlets at its airport gates in Anchorage, Seattle and Portland.
— CRASH-MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE — Police say a 38-year-old Sweet Home woman has been accused of manslaughter and drunken driving in a car crash that killed a radiology technician on her way home from work.
— PORTLAND LONGSHORE STRIKE — The Port of Portland says cargo ships are planning to bypass the city because of a strike threatened Sunday by marine terminal security guards represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
— ABUSE VIDEOS-SENTENCE — Former Marine staff sergeant gets 12 years for receiving child porn while in Afghanistan.
— COUNTERFEIT LOVE — A convicted counterfeiter facing a prison sentence asked a Portland judge to also sentence him to the term awaiting a co-defendant he loves. He said he was to blame for his fiancée's crimes.
— PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS — Three separate car-pedestrian accidents Tuesday evening in the Portland area injured a total of four people.
— SEX CHARGE DROPPED — A Portland man is no longer accused of attempting to sexually abuse a woman in a Corvallis motel room.
A LOOK AHEAD:
Upcoming stories from the AP in Oregon:
— Nov. 26: The city of Portland's former parking manager, convicted of taking bribes from a meter supplier, is to be sentenced.
— Nov. 30: Gov. John Kitzhaber releases his proposed budget for the next two years.
— Dec. 3: Business and political leaders hold their annual summit to discuss ways to improve Oregon's business climate.
— Jan. 14, 2013: Legislature convenes.
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