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Report raises questions about mudslide precautions

Thick, oozing mud is cleared from Washington Highway 530 by workers using heavy equipment, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, on the western edge of the massive mudslide that struck the area Saturday, killing at least 14 people and leaving dozens missing, near Arlington, Wash. (AP...
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Russian rocket launches with American on board

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens and long exposure, the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-12M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) blasts off over an antenna at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, March 26,...
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin announce separation

FILE – This Jan. 11, 2014 file photo shows actress Gwyneth Paltrow, left, and her husband, singer Chris Martin at the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends Help Haiti Home Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Paltrow and Martin are separating after 11 years of marriage. A message...

Seoul: NKorea fires 2 ballistic missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says rival North Korea has fired what appears to be two mid-range ballistic missiles just hours after Pyongyang rivals South Korea, Japan and the United States met in the Netherlands to discuss the country. A South Korean military...
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Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

Margot Riphagen of New Orleans, La., wears a birth control pills costume as she protests in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, as the court heard oral arguments in the challenges of President Barack Obama’s health care law requirement that...
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Stocks move higher on Wall Street; Sonic gains

Trader Michael Mozian works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as the market shrugs off a two-day decline. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Trader Michael Mozian works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange...

Facebook buys virtual reality co. Oculus for $2B

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. Facebook Inc. said Tuesday that the deal includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares worth...
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APNewsBreak: Speed to blame for Paul Walker crash

FILE – In this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie “Fast and Furious 5,” in Rome. Crash investigators have determined that the Porsche was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control on a city street and...
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AP PHOTOS: Flood risk looms over mudslide rescuers

Workers using heavy equipment work to clear debris Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from Washington Highway 530 on the western edge of the massive mudslide that struck near Arlington, Wash., Saturday, killing at least 14 people and leaving dozens missing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool)...

Funeral held for L’Wren Scott in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small and private funeral service was held for designer L’Wren Scott in Los Angeles Tuesday. A representative for Mick Jagger says “a small private gathering of family and close friends” attended the service at Hollywood Forever...