Debris washing up in US 4 years after Japan tsunami

Four years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, debris is still washing ashore in the Northeastern US states of Oregon and Washington.

US state governor to resign in face of scandal

The governor of the US state of Oregon, John Kitzhaber, has announced that he will step down next week in the face of allegations that his fiancee exploited her position as the state`s unofficial first lady to benefit her business.

Oregon's Kate Brown to be first openly bisexual governor in US history

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown, set to become the nation`s first openly bisexual governor on Wednesday, is an under-the-radar liberal Democrat known for her struggles to expand voting and her push for greater campaign finance transparency.

US: Oregon governor resigns amid ethics scandal involving fiancée

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber resigned on Friday amid influence-peddling allegations involving his fiancée that have triggered a criminal corruption probe and led to a frenzy of criticism from prominent fellow Democrats, once strong allies.

Three teens injured in Portland school shooting: US Police

Three teenagers were shot and wounded on Friday near a Portland, Oregon, alternative high school, police said, and officers were searching for a suspect who ran from the scene following the gunfire.

Huge storm hits US West Coast, two dead

The US West Coast`s most ferocious storm in years triggered rockslides, power outages and hurricane force winds on Friday in southern California, a day after claiming two lives in the Northwest.

US suspect in slaying, posting death photos caught

A man surrendered in Oregon after police say he killed his girlfriend, posted gruesome photos of her body and the crime scene online, and wrote that he wanted authorities to kill him.

US capital votes to legalize marijuana

Voters in the US capital backed legalizing marijuana Tuesday, in a symbolic victory for campaigners aiming to build on two states` 2012 decision to allow weed for recreational purposes.

Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide: A death with dignity

Ritu Singh

"The world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers. I even have a ring of support around my bed as I type... Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!"

UK suspect extradited to US to face terror charges

A mentally ill British man accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon was extradited to the US today after losing a nine-year legal battle.

Somali jailed for 30 years over Christmas US bomb plot

A court jailed a Somali-US man for 30 years on Wednesday for plotting to blow up a crowded Christmas tree ceremony attended by thousands in the US state of Oregon.

Kenya`s Kipketer pursues World Junior glory

The moment of reckoning for Kenya`s Alfred Kipketer comes Friday when he lines-up for the heats of the men 800m at the 10th IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Police name 15-year-old gunman in US school shooting

US police on Wednesday named the gunman in America`s latest deadly school shooting as 15-year-old Jared Michael Padgett, saying he had multiple weapons and could have killed many more people.

One student, gunman dead after Oregon high school shooting

A gunman walked into an Oregon high school gym with a rifle and shot a student to death on Tuesday before he was found dead in a bathroom stall, in the third outbreak of gun violence to shake a U.S. high school or college campus in less than three weeks.

`The Simpsons` mural to be painted in Oregon

An artwork based on the long-running animated series `The Simpsons` will be painted on the side of the Emerald Art Center in Springfield, Oregon to commemorate the show`s ties to the real town.

Same-sex couples wed in Oregon after gay marriage ban lifted

Gay and lesbian couples clamoured to be among the first in Oregon to exchange wedding vows on Monday after a federal judge struck down a state ban on same-sex marriage.

Brittany Murphy`s last film `Something Wicked` set to release in US

Brittany Murphy`s final movie ` Something Wicked ` is set to open in Eugene, Oregon, before going on a limited run.

Dormant volcanoes can become active quickly

Researchers suggest that the magma sitting 4-5 kilometers beneath the surface of Oregon`s Mount Hood has been stored in near-solid conditions for thousands of years.

Polish climber dies on Oregon`s Mount Hood

A Polish military officer visiting the United States for training with a drone manufacturer fell about 1,000 feet (300 meters) to his death while recreationally climbing Oregon`s Mount Hood, authorities said.

Mysterious screeches in US `may be of Bigfoot`

The mysterious Bigfoot - the elusive hairy giant of legend - who is a tabloid hero and news diversion is back in the headlines and this time not for foot prints.