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Site of Washington state mudslide known to be dangerous

It was an area known to be prone to mudslides. Now, questions about why officials allowed building in a Washington community that was destroyed in a weekend mudslide.

Boston Marathon bombing: Report out on suspect's friend

A new report says an FBI agent was justified in shooting Ibragim Todashev, friend of Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, after he threatened investigators last May.

Ukraine defense chief resigns; troops leave Crimea

Igor Tenyukh said he rejected criticism that he had failed to issue clear instructions to troops, but that he reserved the right to step down.

West to block Russia from G8 over Ukraine dispute

The leaders of the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan said Monday they were suspending Russia's participation in the Group of Eight.

US sending more troops to hunt for Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony

The leader of the tiny Lord's Resistance Army is wanted for turning young captives into soldiers and for brutality that stretches across several nations.

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.