Washington Mudslide

Officials losing hope of finding mudslide survivors

Authorities have located at least eight other bodies in addition to the 17, and they previously said they expect the number of fatalities from Saturday's mudslide to rise substantially.…
This undated image taken from video shows the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA) crash test of a 2005 General Motors Cobalt. For years, the U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog sent form letters to worried owners of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other General Motors small cars, saying it didn’t have enough information about problems with unexpected stalling to establish a trend or open an investigation, however an Associated Press review released Friday, March, 28, 2014, of complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that over a nine-year period, 164 drivers reported that their 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalts stalled without warning (AP Photo/NHTSA)

Timeline: Major events in GM’s recall of 1.6 million cars

Congress, the Justice Department and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are all investigating General Motors Co.'s recall last month of 1.6 million vehicles for an ignition switch defect which can cause the car to stall and deactivate the air bags. The defect is linked to 12 deaths.…
This undated photo combo of images provided by the Prince George's County Police Department shows Kahlil Malik Tatum. Prince George’s County Police said Friday, March 21, 2014, that Tatum, 51, of Washington, has been charged with killing his wife and may be traveling with an 8-year-old girl, Relisha Tenau Rudd, who has been reported missing. (AP Photo/Prince George's County Police Department)

Digital billboards aiding in search for 8-year-old

Digital billboards along the East Coast from Georgia to Maryland are displaying photographs of a slaying suspect from the Washington, D.C., area and a missing girl authorities say could be with him.…
This March 26, 2014 photo shows Nida Degesys, National President of the American Medical Student Association, at her office in Sterling, Va. Degesys graduated in May 2013 from Northeast Ohio Medical University with about $180,000 in loans. The amount has already swelled with interest to about $220,000. Yet, as costly as medical school was, Degesys sees it as an investment in herself and her career, one she thinks will pay off with a higher earning potential. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Roughly 37 million others in the U.S. saddled with $1 trillion in student debt, they may never catch up with wealthy peers who began life after college free from the burden.…
ACA signup session

Gay couples find uneven access to health insurance

Nearly every day for three months, Carl Bechdel had to make calls or send emails to try to get family insurance coverage for his husband and himself under President Barack Obama's landmark health law.…
Mars Ground Breaking

Photos: Mars Inc. opens new plant in Kansas

Candy giant Mars Inc.is opening its first new plant in 35 years in Topeka, Kan. to churn out millions of chocolate bars and other sweets every day. …
Alaska Earthquake

Photos: Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964

North America's largest earthquake rattled Alaska 50 years ago, killing 15 people and creating a tsunami that killed 124 more from Alaska to California.…
Leland Yee

California state senator accused of gun charges

A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.…
Washington Mudslide

Some of 90 missing in mudslide may not be found

Search crews using dogs, bulldozers and their bare hands kept slogging through the mess of broken wood and mud again Wednesday, looking for more bodies or anyone who might still be alive nearly five days after a wall of fast-moving earth destroyed a small rural community.…
In this March 1, 2003 file photo, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is seen shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan. Responding to an inquiry by Sulaiman Abu Ghaith’s attorney, the architect of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States still boasts that the Taliban was good for Afghanistan and a leader among Muslim-led governments plus everything Osama bin Laden said was right. Mohammed is being detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Abu Ghaith is being tried at Federal Court in New York for conspiring to kill Americans. (AP Photo, File)

Bin Laden family member’s trial resumes

Deliberations have resumed in the New York trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law on charges he conspired to kill Americans in his role as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks.…
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Father: Military policeman was shooting victim

Navy officials are searching for answers about what might have motivated a civilian to approach a docked destroyer, struggle with security personnel, disarm a sailor, then shoot and kill a military policeman coming to help.…
This March 2, 2014 photo provided by Katheryn Deprill that she posted on Facebook, shows her holding a sign that says she is seeking her birth mother. Deprill was abandoned in the bathroom of a Burger King restaurant in Allentown, Pa., when she was a few hours old. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Katheryn Deprill)

Burger King Baby finds birth mom

Katheryn Deprill, 27, said she felt "pure joy" when she met her biological mother for the first time Monday at an attorney's office.…