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Official: Man scaled White House fence, arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a man has been arrested after he climbed over a fence at the White House. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says the man climbed over the fence around 4 p.m. […]

03/30/2014

In this photo, published Sunday, March 30, 2014, by the Seattle Times, Randy Fay, a volunteer rescue technician with Snohomish County's SnoHawk 10 rescue helicopter, helps Jetty Dooper, from the Netherlands, after a mudslide struck near Oso, Wash., on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Dooper, while visiting her friend Robin Youngblood who lived in the area, was caught in the slide when a wave of mud crashed into Youngblood’s house. (AP Photo/Larry Taylor)

Search dogs take break from mudslide recovery

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Families coping with the loss of friends and neighbors sought comfort Sunday in church services, while crews searched for more victims of the mudslide that buried the mountainside community of Oso […]

03/30/2014

People attend the American College of Cardiology's conference in Washington, Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can’t tolerate or don’t get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs […]

03/29/2014

Jason Anderson searches through rubble for bodies on Cory Kuntz's property near Highway 530 Sunday, March 23, 2014. The Kuntz family had gone to a baseball game Saturday morning when the fatal slide swept through the area.(AP Photo /The Herald, Genna Martin)

Voices crying for help stop in Washington mudslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Voices of people crying for help in the wreckage of a deadly Washington state mudslide have stopped, and hopes of finding any more survivors waned as searchers pulled more bodies from […]

03/24/2014

Neighbors gather at the Oso Fire Department to look for updates about the fatal mudslide that washed over homes and over Highway 530 east of Oso, Wash., Saturday, March 22, 2014.  (AP Photo /The Daily Herald, Annie Mulligan)

Sheriff: 3 killed in big Washington state mudslide

SEATTLE (AP) — A massive landslide of dirt, trees and rocks in rural Washington killed three people on Saturday, critically injured an infant and several others, and destroyed six houses, authorities said. The slide that […]

03/22/2014

This photo provided by the Washington State Patrol shows the aftermath of a mudslide that moved a house with people inside in Snohomish County on Saturday March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Washington State Patrol)

Sheriff: 2 killed in big Washington state mudslide

SEATTLE (AP) — Two people died in a massive mudslide in Washington state on Saturday, and others were injured, the Snohomish County sheriff’s office reported. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Bronlea Mishler says two died after an estimated mile-long […]

03/22/2014

This aerial photo taken on Aug. 31, 2013, shows the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Scientists expect traces of ocean radiation soon

Scientists have crowdsourced a network of volunteers taking water samples at beaches along the West Coast in hopes of capturing a detailed look at low levels of radiation drifting across the ocean since the 2011 […]

03/15/2014

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White House promotes economic issues facing women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add pay equity to President Barack Obama’s 2014 do-it-himself wish list. The White House is launching a campaign to promote a host of economic issues facing women, a key voting bloc in […]

03/12/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rubio: US bandwidth better used by cell providers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pitching himself as an ally to Silicon Valley, presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio proposed giving cellphone companies more access to government-controlled airwaves and other pro-business initiatives he said would create “thousands upon […]

03/10/2014

Supreme Court Justices

Court declines to take up Episcopal Church dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to wade into a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a conservative congregation that left the denomination in a rift over homosexuality and other issues. The justices […]

03/10/2014

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