Associated Press http://klcc.org en Blazers Win At The Buzzer http://klcc.org/post/blazers-win-buzzer <p></p><p>Damian Lillard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Portland Trail Blazers stunned the Houston Rockets 99-98 to take their playoff series in six games and advance to the Western Conference NBA semifinals for the first time in 14 years.</p><p>In the raucous postgame celebration, Lillard took the public address microphone and shouted "Rip City!"</p><p>Portland, making its first playoff appearance since 2011, had been eliminated in the first round in its last six trips, and hadn't advanced to the second round since 2000.</p> Sat, 03 May 2014 19:26:58 +0000 Associated Press 12962 at http://klcc.org Blazers Win At The Buzzer One Dead, 28 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall http://klcc.org/post/restaurant-manager-dies-carbon-monoxide-new-york-mall A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.<p>Suffolk County police identified the man who died as Steven Nelson, a manager at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Long Island.<p>Police said 28 others affected by carbon monoxide were taken to area hospitals.<p>Three officers were among those overcome by carbon monoxide at the mall, which is about 35 miles east of New York City, police said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:15:00 +0000 Associated Press 8693 at http://klcc.org Taliban Suspends Talks On Prisoner Exchange http://klcc.org/post/taliban-suspends-talks-prisoner-exchange The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.<p>"Due to the political complexity of the current situation in the country, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate has decided to suspend the issue for some time," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media organizations, using the name the Taliban gave their 1996-2001 government.<p>"Therefore, the prisoner exchange process has been delayed until further notice," Mujahid said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:01:00 +0000 Associated Press 8692 at http://klcc.org Flu Season Update: At Least Seven Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Oregon http://klcc.org/post/flu-season-update-least-seven-flu-related-deaths-reported-oregon <p>Oregon's flu season has arrived early, with scores of patients visiting emergency rooms and at least seven deaths caused by the infectious disease.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 01:10:31 +0000 Jes Burns & Associated Press 5993 at http://klcc.org Flu Season Update: At Least Seven Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Oregon Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work http://klcc.org/post/boeing-machinists-approve-contract-secure-777x-work The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.<p>Washington Gov. Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Associated Press 5889 at http://klcc.org Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work Wyden Introduces Eastside Forest Bill http://klcc.org/post/wyden-introduces-eastside-forest-bill <p>Senator Ron Wyden's long-awaited bill to promote logging on national forests in Eastern Oregon has cleared its first legislative hurdle.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:57:11 +0000 Rachael McDonald & Associated Press 5060 at http://klcc.org Wyden Introduces Eastside Forest Bill Jay Z Tops Grammy Nominations http://klcc.org/post/jay-z-tops-grammy-nominations Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.<p>Macklemore and Lewis' gay marriage anthem "Same Love" was among song of the year nominees and the Seattle rap crew joined Los Angeles rapper Lamar with seven nominations apiece, including best album and best new artist of the year. Sat, 07 Dec 2013 06:23:00 +0000 Associated Press 4321 at http://klcc.org 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash http://klcc.org/post/fast-furious-star-dies-car-crash Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.<p>Walker died Saturday afternoon, Ame Van Iden told the Associated Press.<p>A statement on the actor's Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend's car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.<p>"We ... Sun, 01 Dec 2013 05:52:00 +0000 Associated Press 3961 at http://klcc.org 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash Three U.S. Economists Win Nobel Prize http://klcc.org/post/three-us-economists-win-nobel-prize Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets.<p>The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the three had laid the foundation of the current understanding of asset prices.<p>While it's hard to predict whether stock or bond prices will go up or down in the short term, it's possible to foresee movements over periods of three years or longer, the academy said.<p>"These findings, which might seem surprising and contradictory, were made and analyzed by this year's laureates," the ac Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:29:00 +0000 Associated Press 1178 at http://klcc.org