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More than 100 missing after Washington mudslide

Officials say at least eight people are dead, and more than 100 are missing after Saturday's mudslide in a Washington state community.

Egypt sentences 529 to death over police attack

Those sentenced are said to be supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The swiftness and harshness of the rulings has worried rights activists.

SoCal activists seek pope's aid on immigration reform

The group is scheduled to have an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday and hope he will bring up immigration reform when he meets with President Obama the next day.

Museum dedicated to 9/11 victims opens May 21

A long-awaited museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will open to the public at the World Trade Center site May 21.

FLOTUS in China: Promoting education, addressing freedom of expression

First lady Michelle Obama is currently in China to promote educational exchanges between China and the U.S. while subtly addressing freedom of expression.

'Significant' oil spill closes US ship channel

A barge carrying about 900,000 gallons of the heavy oil collided with a ship Saturday in the busy Houston Ship Channel, spilling as much as a fifth of its cargo into one of the world's busiest waterways for moving petrochemicals, according to the Coast Guard.

Ukraine orders troop pullout from Crimea

Ukraine's fledgling government ordered troops to retreat from Crimea on Monday, ending days of wavering as Western leaders tried to present a unified response to Russia's increasingly firm control of the peninsula.

Japan to turn over nuclear stockpile to US for safe keeping

Tokyo had long maintained the cache of highly enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium for research purposes. The deal is a major nonproliferation victory for the White House.

Malaysia Airlines: Plane crashed in Indian Ocean (updated)

In a major breakthrough in the two-week struggle to find out what happened to Flight 370, a new analysis of satellite data shows the missing plane plunged into the ocean.

Update: 178 on list of missing in Washington mudslide

Among the possible missing are construction workers coming into the neighborhood and people who were just driving in the area.

A culture of unchecked abuse thrives in Ukraine and Crimea

Ukraine has a long history of impunity when it comes to its treatment of journalists and activists. A recent incident leaves many wondering if the new government will bring true change.

Massive mudslide kills 3 in Washington state

The mudslide also cut off part of State Route 530. Late on Saturday, rescue crews were still responding to reports of people screaming for help.

VP Biden calls on Congress to pass gay rights bill

Vice President Joe Biden is calling on Congress to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it's outrageous that the country is even debating the subject.

NATO, Ukraine warn Russia may be planning further aggression

NATO's top military commander warned that Russia had amassed a large force along Ukraine's eastern border. Meanwhile, Ukraine's foreign minister said the chances for war are "becoming higher."

Latest leak: NSA burrowed into Chinese telecom giant's servers

Documents provided by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden highlight the spy agency's efforts, the New York Times and Der Spiegel report.

Federal judge strikes down Michigan gay marriage ban

The state follows Texas and several others who have seen their same-sex marriage prohibitions overturned in court. Michigan's attorney general has said he will appeal.