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Founder of Dolby Laboratories dies


Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80.

Pettersen claims Safeway Classic


Norway’s Suzann Pettersen shook off an early double-bogey to post a final-round 65 and win the LPGA Safeway Classic by two strokes on Sunday.

Man robs bank, drives to police station, confesses

A suburban Portland man says he was so moved by a documentary exploring the cause of the Great Recession that he decided to rob a bank.

But apparently the film didn't make enough of an impression for

Robber who fled Oregon tripped up by Facebook posts

James Tindell skipped out of state this spring rather than attend drug treatment and follow other conditions he accepted to avoid prison after pleading guilty to robbery in 2010.

But rather do everyt

Woman arrested for visiting man through suitcase

Police say a 50-year-old Oregon woman is in trouble because of her relationship baggage - but it's not the emotional kind.

Kola J. McGrath was arrested on Monday for trespassing after workers at her

Huge Japan tsunami dock washes up on US beach


A huge floating dock cast adrift by Japan's killer tsunami has washed up on an Oregon beach, believed to be the biggest pieces of flotsam to make landfall on the US West Coast so far.

The 66-foot (20

Treasure hunter takes aim at $3bn sunken WW-II bounty

A shipwreck hunter says he has found the wreck of a World War II merchant ship that was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Cape Cod with a load of platinum now valued at $3 billion - perhaps the richest

US man stung by scorpion on commercial flight

All Jeff Ellis could do was wait as he sat terrified 30,000 feet (9,000 meters) in the air staring at the wriggling scorpion that stung him on a flight to Alaska.

He repeated to himself that a doctor

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.