Author: AP, KVEW-TV

New virus has infected more than 17,300 globally

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 17,300 people globally. Cases confirmed as of Monday in Beijing: — China: 17,205 cases on the mainland. In addition, Hong Kong has 15 cases and Macao has seven. Most…

Snowmobiler dies in Eastern Oregon mountain avalanche

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) - Officials say an eastern Oregon man died in an avalanche Saturday while he was snowmobiling in the Elkhorn Mountains. The East Oregonian reported Monday that 33-year-old Richard Stephens was snowmobiling with three others in the…