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  • Number of missing in U.S. mudslide drops to 30 as death toll rises

    March 30, 2014 5:36 AM 14

    Deadly landslide in Washington State A rescuer stands on a flooded Highway 530 as search work continues in the mud and debris from a massive mudslide that struck Oso near Darrington, Washington March 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Ted S. Warren/Pool) Workers observe the Stillaguamish River near the area where a landslide blocks Highway 530 near Oso, Washington March

  • Prolonged winter weather has hurt this year’s maple syrup crop

    March 30, 2014 4:53 AM 19

    Last year at this time, Vernon Duesler III, owner of Mud Road Sugar House in Ephratah, had produced more than 600 gallons of syrup. So far this year, he's produced only 34 gallons. Duesler, a 45-year veteran of maple syrup production, said the brutal winter has kept the maple trees and the ground beneath them too frozen to create sap. "I think the frost

  • The disaster that America is largely ignoring

    March 30, 2014 12:17 AM 34

    In another house in Steelhead Drive, Thomas and Marcy Satterlee were helping their granddaughter Delaney Webb and her fiancé, Alan Bejvl, make wedding arrangements. All four are missing. Down the road, Leon “John” Regelbrugge III and his wife, Kris, decided to sleep in that morning instead of going out. They were both killed. Amanda Lennick, a nurse

  • Ukraine crisis: Kerry and Lavrov in push for solution

    March 30, 2014 12:16 AM 12

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has diverted his homebound flight at the last minute, for hastily arranged talks on the Ukraine crisis with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The decision came after President Vladimir Putin spoke to President Barack Obama by phone late on Friday. Mr Obama has called on Russia to pull its troops back from Ukraine's

  • Community observes moment of silence for Washington mudslide victims

    March 29, 2014 9:32 PM 15

    DARRINGTON, Wash. -- The search by heavy equipment, dogs and bare hands for victims from the deadly Washington mudslide was going "all the way to the dirt" as crews looked for anything to provide answers for family and friends a week after a small mountainside community was destroyed. All work on the debris field halted briefly Saturday for a moment

  • Washington Mudslide Fatalities Expected to Rise ‘Substantially’

    March 29, 2014 9:17 PM 192

    OSO, Wash.—Officials expect the number of people killed in the massive mudslide to rise “substantially” as questions persisted over whether warnings about the site’s potential for disaster had been sufficiently publicized or heeded. The list of 16 confirmed dead was expected to rise by at least nine after the bodies found at the scene were flown to the county’s

  • Residents, survivors hold moment of silence for Washington landslide victims

    March 29, 2014 8:40 PM 74

    Darrington, Washington (CNN) -- Up and down a remote valley of Washington state, residents and rescuers paused in the rain Saturday at the exact moment when a landslide forever changed their world a week ago with a mountain-sized torrent of mud that killed at least 17 people. In Saturday's moment of silence, officials eulogized how rural residents of Darrington

  • Student dies in Venezuela protest, circumstances unclear

    March 29, 2014 8:40 PM 6

    Opponents of the socialist administration have been erecting obstacles in streets around the country for seven weeks. More than 30 people have died as protesters have clashed with police and pro-government militias.

  • Child airlifted to hospital after two vehicle collision in Middlesex

    March 29, 2014 8:11 PM 5

    A child has been airlifted to hospital after a serious two vehicle collision in Middlesex County, police say. At around 10:32 a.m. police were called to a serious collision between a Jeep and a minivan. Police learned that the Jeep, driving south on Carriage Road, was carrying a mother and two young boys, ages four and two. The Jeep continued through

  • Turkey begins espionage probe

    March 29, 2014 8:07 PM 13

    ANKARA — Turkey has started an espionage investigation after a discussion between top officials on potential military action in Syria was leaked on YouTube, heralding a possible government crackdown on its political opponents after elections on Sunday. The recording of the meeting between Turkey’s intelligence chief, foreign minister and deputy head of the military