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Among the year’s must-have holiday gifts, books always get their due. And for enthusiastic cooks, great cookbooks are bound to top their wish lists, right? I guess it all depends. Christmases past have brought me such utilitarian classics as “Betty Crocker’s Big Red Cookbook,” trendy celebrity-chef take-offs like Jamie Oliver’s “Jamie at Home” and even [...]

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Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

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Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school...

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Tanner Blayton snared two individual victories and a pair of relay victories to help the South Medford boys swimming team top Grants Pass at the Grants Pass YMCA Thursday.Blayton clocked 2 minutes and 12.2 seconds to win the 200 freestyle...

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PHOENIX — The Phoenix girls basketball team knew it had its work cut out going up against Class 5A Crater in the opening round of the Southern Oregon Subaru Christmas Classic on Thursday.The Pirates fell behind early with...

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RED BLUFF — Cameron English scored 18 points to help the South Medford boys basketball take care of its first-round foe in the opening round of the Red Bluff Tournament at Red Bluff High School on Thursday.The Panthers claimed an...

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Felony arrestsTheft — Steven Moses Enko, 33, of the first block of East Stage Road, Medford. Enko Thursday made his first appearance in Jackson County Circuit Court on charges of first-degree theft and third-degree...

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Cheers — To students at Griffin Creek Elementary School, who decided to forgo the usual food drive and collect money instead to buy gifts for children served by the Maslow Project, a local agency that serves homeless...

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The hundreds of clients who will be helped each day at a new building in downtown Medford are sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, friends and neighbors, said Jackson County Health & Human Services Director Mark Orndoff.They all deserve...

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Reject LNG projectThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is accepting comments on its draft evaluation of the Jordan Cove Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline. We should demand rejection of this project.Leaders...

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