Gov. John Kitzhaber has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act so the state fire marshal can mobilize resources to protect homes threatened by a wildfire west of Portland.
Bishop Blase Cupich, who has struck a moderate tone on divisive social issues, was appointed the archbishop of Chicago on Saturday, succeeding a cardinal with an aggressive approach to the culture wars.
Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record.
Some residents ran from their homes in Sierra Leone to avoid being trapped during a three-day lockdown to contain the Ebola outbreak, a health worker said Saturday, a minor setback on the second day of a massive effort to confine 6 million people to their homes.
Authorities who spent the night in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents donned bulletproof vests and gathered heavy rifles before fanning out Saturday morning.
An intruder made it through the front door of the White House after scaling the mansion's fence before Secret Service agents apprehended him. The first family was not in the residence.
A goldfish in Australia is recovering from surgery after a life-threatening tumor was removed from its brain in a "high-risk" operation.
The paintings created by Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos are, quite literally, like a breath of minty fresh air. The 34 year old creates celebrity portraits using nothing but tubes of ordinary toothpaste.
Success has not made the 12th Man soft. A Super Bowl championship has just added more fuel to the already caffeinated fervor of Seattle Seahawks fans.
The E! TV channel says that "Fashion Police" will continue without Joan Rivers.
The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black.
It had been on the calendar for months. Fly out Friday. Celebrate Tuesday. Come home Wednesday. Then the hurricane hit.
King County deputies held a jewelry viewing event on Vashon Island Thursday to help reunite theft victims with their jewels.
Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month, and will begin the search in an area farther south than initially planned, a senior search official said Friday.
A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer.
A $2,500 reward has been issued to help track down the person who shot a husky-mix dog through the eye with a hunting arrow.
After thousands of dollars began to pour into the donation coffers for an obese and famous Dachsund, the Oregon Attorney General's Office took notice.
A woman whose car was struck head on by a tour bus on Vashon Island Wednesday has died.
Two men were evicted from a North Seattle rental property Thursday morning after a months-long battle between neighbors and renters.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has pulled out of an official trip to Malta as she continues to battle severe morning sickness.