Updated at 11:58 AM

Bloomberg NewsCARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro’s favorite tool to rally popular support has been a blunt one: Yanqui-bashing. That may lose its clout now that President Barack Obama has moved to restore diplomatic ties with Maduro’s principal ally, Cuba.Like his mentor, the late Hugo Chavez, Maduro has whipped up support by alleging the United States is conspiring against Latin American sovereignty, and his Socialist government in...

Updated at 11:52 AM

GRANTS PASS — The ill bald eagle found outside Ashland suffering from suspected lead poisoning last week has died at Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center in Josephine County.Wildlife Images first reported the death...

Posted at 11:44 AM

Today is the last day for anyone wishing to donate toys to the Salvation Army for distribution to area children.Donations must be dropped off by 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church offices, 304 Beatty St., Medford.The Salvation Army...

Updated at 11:15 AM

Colombia's government on Thursday rebuffed a unilateral truce declared by the country's largest rebel group, saying the guerrillas' conditions are unacceptable until a peace deal is reached.

Updated at 11:08 AM

The 2014 wall calendars are about to be rendered worthless, but you don't have to throw them away.The Medford library will hold a recycled calendar crafts event from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, in the library's Adams Meeting Room.

Updated at 10:31 AM

Dancing People Company will dance its way through the rituals of the season — including the darkest night of winter, spring's awakenings and the energy and intensity of summer — during its ninth annual Winter Solstice Show and...

Posted at 9:00 AM

Oil paintings by plein air artist Stefan Baumann, oil paintings and dry brush drawings by Eugene Bennett and artwork by regional artists will highlight Third Fridays art walk in downtown Medford. Receptions for the artists will be held from 5 to 8...

Posted at 9:00 AM

The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.

Posted at 9:00 AM

Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.

Posted at 10:05 AM

U.S. officials are blaming North Korea for the hack into Sony Pictures...

Posted at 7:15 AM

President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying away from its heavy reliance on oil and gas and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover.

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