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Paris train attack hero makes bid for Congress from Oregon

In 2015, Alek Skarlatos and two friends thwarted an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, a dramatic and heroic action that was made into a movie by Clint Eastwood in which the trio starred as themselves. Now, Skarlatos, 28, is hoping to ride his moment of fame to get a seat in Congress, representing Oregon’s 4th congressional district in the House of Representatives. 

Wildfire smoke in US exposes millions to hazardous pollution

Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergency room visits to spike and potentially thousands of deaths among the elderly and infirm, according to an Associated Press analysis of pollution data and interviews with physicians, health authorities and researchers.

Larry Stone: Can the Pac-12 overcome its reputation, both on and off the field, and reach the College Football Playoff?

Welcome to the Pac-12 football coaches webinar, where Arizona’s Kevin Sumlin spoke from his bedroom because of a positive COVID-19 test, Cal’s Justin Wilcox and David Shaw related how they still don’t have final approval from their respective counties for a full team practice Friday, and Utah’s Kyle Whittingham began with the sentiment he said was “foremost on my mind”: A tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen.

California wildfires are huge this year, but not deadliest

With months still to go in California’s fire season, the state has already shattered records for the amount of land scorched in a single year — more than 4 million acres to date, with one blaze alone surpassing the 1 million-acre mark. Five of the 10 largest wildfires in state history have occurred since August.

Oregon prep standout Ben Gregg commits to Gonzaga

Ben Gregg waited a long time before receiving a scholarship offer from Gonzaga. It didn’t take the Oregon prep standout long to decide the wait was worth it. He announced his commitment to the Zags on social media Wednesday with the caption: “Dreams to reality.”