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January 5, 2016 8:10 PM With no "immediate threat," cops leaving militia alone

BURNS, Ore. - Harney County Sheriff David Ward has had enough. To him, the armed protesters - many of them not Oregonians -- occupying federal buildings in a nearby wildlife refuge are only trying to help themselves, and not the local Hammond family, whom they claim to be there to support. At a short press briefing in Burns on Monday, CBS affiliate KOIN-TV 32

January 5, 2016 4:13 PM Schools closed in Oregon town as standoff drags on

BURNS, Ore. – The armed activists who flocked to a remote wildlife refuge to take a stand against the federal government also looked prepared for a nippy day of hunting or fishing. They were bundled in camouflage, plaid shirts, ear muffs and cowboy hats in the bleak, snow-covered high desert of eastern Oregon where they seemed more likely to encounter 31

January 5, 2016 3:44 PM Small Oregon town supports ranchers, not occupation

BURNS, Ore. — The armed occupation of Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge stretched into a fourth day Tuesday with no end in sight to the conflict that started as a peaceful protest in support of two local ranchers sent to prison for setting fires on federal land. Nevada rancher Ammon Bundy says he and his militia of about a dozen or so men won't 38

January 5, 2016 3:22 PM Ford sales rise as auto industry flourishes

Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales rose 8.4% in December, compared to a year earlier, and 5.3% for the year. In what's likely to be a record year U.S. auto sales, the automaker sold 2.61 million vehicles, marking its best performance in nine years. But December's increase trailed Edmunds.com analyst expectations of 11% growth. The Ford brand rose 8.2% in December 47

January 5, 2016 8:47 AM No-Hurry Defense: Refuge Takeover Requires Delicate Response

The armed activists who flocked to a remote wildlife refuge to take a stand against the federal government also looked prepared for a nippy day of hunting or fishing. They were bundled in camouflage, plaid shirts, ear muffs and cowboy hats in the bleak, snow-covered high desert of eastern Oregon where they seemed more likely to encounter a bird or animal 37

January 5, 2016 4:05 AM Burns, Oregon residents' message to militia: 'Go away'

BURNS, Ore. — Monday evening at the empty Elkhorn Cafe, owner Terry Williams was washing dishes silently. He paused to brew a cup of coffee and talk about a group of armed men occupying federal buildings at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The occupiers, who are mainly from Nevada and Arizona, are outsiders, he said. Williams, 73, and a lifelong 43

January 5, 2016 2:10 AM Oregon Protesters Vow to Dig In Even as Their Heroes Surrender

Gun-toting protesters remained holed up in a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon on Monday night even though the two men whose prison sentences sparked their action turned themselves into authorities and repudiated the protest. The protesters said they wouldn't budge until the government addresses their demands, but the FBI said it was hoping to bring 33

December 31, 2015 10:25 PM Despite fears and huge Dubai fire, New Year revelry rolls on

Sylvie Corbet, Kristen Gelineau and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press On a New Year's Eve haunted by fears of terrorism, a spectacular fire in one of Dubai's tall towers captured the world's attention. With few exceptions, the celebrations rolled on, and while fire still raged, the Dubai Media office declared on Twitter: "New Year celebrations in Dubai 92

December 31, 2015 7:06 PM Fire tears through Dubai luxury hotel near planned fireworks show

A massive fire broke out at a luxury hotel in downtown Dubai just blocks from the world's tallest skyscraper and the site of a planned New Year's Eve fireworks show drawing tens of thousands of people. The fire erupted outside the 20th floor of the Address Hotel, according to officials there. Burning debris rained down from the building as trucks raced 34

December 31, 2015 3:19 PM AAA will offer free tows to impaired drivers on New Year’s Eve

For those who are too impaired to drive on New Year’s Eve, AAA will offer a free tow to drivers, whether you’re an AAA member or not. Tow To Go will transport you and your vehicle to your home or to somewhere safe within 10 miles from where your car is located. To access the program, which is available in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, call 855-2-TOW- 25