Bomb Destined For Austin Explodes At FedEx Facility Near San Antonio

Updated at 8 a.m. ET A package destined for an address in Austin, Texas, exploded at a FedEx distribution facility near San Antonio early Tuesday morning, reportedly resulting to a slight injury to an employee. The FBI has agents at the site of the explosion, which comes after a string of bombings in Austin. FBI spokeswoman Michelle Lee says, "We believe that the explosion is likely connected" to those earlier blasts. The package detonated at around 12:25 a.m. local time at a facility in...

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JPR Live Session: Seth Walker

“ Sometimes you have to remind yourself why you started something in the first place, ” muses Seth Walker. On his stellar new album, Gotta Get Back , he does precisely that, excavating the roots of his love affair with music and reuniting with the family that helped spark the fire all those years ago. The record is as remarkable as the story behind it, which stretches from Walker’s childhood living on a commune in North Carolina to stints in Austin, Nashville, New York and New Orleans.

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Why Housing Got So Expensive In Oregon

In Western Oregon, it's the story in place after place: too many people for too few houses. Low vacancy rates drive up both housing costs and homelessness. Josh Lehner in the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis knows the numbers well.

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Pathogens On A Plane: How To Stay Healthy In Flight

If you want to cut your risk of catching the flu on your next flight, pick a window seat and stay put. That's a key take-home message of a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "I have always chosen window seats," says Vicki Hertzberg , a biostatistician at Emory University, who co-led the research with scientists at The Boeing Co. "But after this study, I have stopped moving around as much on flights." People in window seats come into contact with...

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Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?

Federal officials have recommended a vaccine against shingles that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults from the painful rash. But persuading many adults to get this and other recommended shots continues to be an uphill battle, health providers say. " 'I'm healthy; I'll get that when I'm older,' " is what adult patients often tell Dr. Michael Munger when he brings up an annual flu shot or a tetanus-diphtheria booster or the new shingles vaccine. Sometimes, he...

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Cities need to plan ahead to accommodate the growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs). That’s from a Eugene-based manufacturer and a state public policy group. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, Arcimoto and OSPIRG jointly announced a new report today.


Oregon’s Second District Congress member Greg Walden says he believes stakeholders in the Klamath Basin can come together again to negotiate a comprehensive solution to the region’s water wars. 

Javier Maldonado arrived at the jail around 8 a.m., July 20.

Police had charged him with trespassing, a misdemeanor, after they said Maldonado entered his neighbor’s apartment in Hood River, Oregon.

Maldonado was ordered to get fingerprinted at North Oregon Regional Corrections Facilities, the jail in The Dalles. And then he was supposed to be released.

Except the jail didn’t let him go.

Instead, officials at the jail locked him up because U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement sent documents asking jail staff to hold Maldonado in custody.

The inspiration arrived in a haze at a Paul McCartney concert a few years ago in San Francisco.

"People in front of me started lighting up and then other people started lighting up," says Matthew Springer, a biologist and professor in the division of cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco. "And for a few naive split seconds I was thinking to myself, 'Hey, they can't smoke in AT&T Park! I'm sure that's not allowed.' And then I realized that it was all marijuana."

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This week’s alert that Russian hackers targeted U.S. power and water plants should be taken seriously, but doesn’t mean there’s an imminent threat to California’s critical infrastructure, including nuclear facilities, according to the state’s top emergency manager.

The province of British Columbia will support and has agreed to contribute money for further study of bullet train service from Portland to Seattle to Vancouver.

'Dreamers' Of Oregon, Captured In Portraits

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Navigating life after the March 5 DACA deadline means a deepened feeling of life between worlds.

This is the first story in an occasional series on Oregon's Office of Child Welfare by "Think Out Loud." See the other parts here: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

A second top executive at Nike sportswear has resigned following allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior.

The Wall Street Journal reports Jayme Martin, Nike's vice president and general manager of global categories, resigned Friday. Martin also worked closely with Brand President Trevor Edwards, who announced his departure from the company Thursday.

Canadian oil has found a new route to Asia: It’s moving by rail through Washington to a shipping terminal in Portland.

In the long run, Canada wants to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline to move oil from the Alberta tar sands west to British Columbia — and from there onto ships that would travel through the Salish Sea and then onto Asia.

But that expansion has yet to begin. And oil producers have instead begun shipping that oil by rail to Portland and loading it onto vessels for export.


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