Washington

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

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk across the tarmac following their arrival on Marine One helicopter at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., to begin their weekend vacation. White House spokesman Josh Earnest defended Obama's trip to Key Largo, despite the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, arguing Obama would be able to monitor events from Florida. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

4 nations urge US gas exports amid Ukraine crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to […]

03/08/2014

Pro-Kremlin demonstrators dressed in WWII army uniforms and carrying replicas of Soviet Army WWII banners reading, Ukrainian Front, march in central Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 2, 2014 to express support for the latest developments in Russian-Ukrainian relations. Banners are those of units that were liberating Ukraine from Nazi occupation during WWII. (AP Photo)

World scrambles as Russia tightens grip on Crimea

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Warning that it was “on the brink of disaster,” Ukraine put its military on high alert Sunday and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of […]

03/02/2014

Lois Lerner  (AP Photo)

Issa: Ex-IRS exec to testify on tea party scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee expects to hear firsthand from the former official at the center of what the government has acknowledged was the improper targeting of tea party groups claiming tax-exempt status. Lois […]

03/02/2014

Keystone Pipeline Project

Pipeline protesters arrested at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are arresting a couple hundred people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The protesters were mostly college students who […]

03/02/2014

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Obama to push minimum wage Wednesday in Conn.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to show momentum on a top legislative priority, President Barack Obama is appearing next week with Northeastern governors who back his push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an […]

03/01/2014

President Barack Obama arrives to speak about Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Obama's statement comes as his administration is expressing growing concern over Russian intentions in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a blunt warning Friday to Moscow against military moves in the country's southern Crimea region that could further inflame tensions. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

US calls on Russia to withdraw forces from Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine by pulling his forces back to bases in the country’s Crimean region and to refrain from […]

03/01/2014

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