A case in Oregon is a rarity in the United States. It is not expected to spread. But this ancient and deadly disease remains a threat around the world.
The verdict comes in a series of legal proceedings that are expected to put the utility PacifiCorp on the hook for billions of dollars over its liability for the blazes.
The numbing cold is expected to ease in the coming days as water systems in Memphis and other Tennessee cities battle broken pipes that have caused boil-water notices.
Temperatures plunged below zero in parts of Tennessee, creating the largest power demand ever for the Tennessee Valley Authority. The icy blast stretches from Oregon to the Northeast.
With some narrow exceptions, abortion is banned in Republican-controlled Idaho but is legal in Oregon, and the state made it illegal to help minors get an abortion without their parents' consent.
Medicaid provides health care for tens of millions of low-income Americans. Now, for the first time, it's being used for housing and rent for people who are homeless or in danger of becoming so.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Hallman on Thursday found that the U.S. Forest Service violated the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Forest Management Act and the Endangered Species Act.
A woman who escaped her kidnapper by punching her way out of a homemade cell in southern Oregon likely saved other women from a similar fate, authorities said.
In Oregon, wolverines are typically located in the Wallowa Mountains in the northeast of the state. But the animal was seen near Portland this week.
A suspect in a violent kidnapping in Oregon died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday night after being taken into custody following a standoff with law enforcement, a police spokesman said.
Authorities are looking for Benjamin Obadiah Foster, who they accuse of kidnapping and assaulting a woman in Oregon — years after he was charged with holding his then-girlfriend captive in Las Vegas.
A bill that would ban the sale of kangaroo parts has been introduced in the Oregon Legislature, taking aim at sports apparel manufacturers that use leather from the animals to make their products.
Wildfires and a Western megadrought led to a historic die-off of evergreen trees in the state — nearly twice as bad as the previous worst year. Some researchers have dubbed it "firmageddon."
In her final weeks in office, Brown commuted the sentences of all 17 people on death row in the state. Capital punishment is legal in Oregon, though its last execution was in 1997.
A ruling by a county judge threw the implementation of Oregon's new voter-approved gun law into limbo and the state's attorney general said her office will appeal to the Oregon Supreme Court.