SEATTLE (AP) — Three days after a huge landslide destroyed a small community in rural Washington state, authorities still had no firm idea how many people were missing, possibly buried in the tangled mess of mud, trees and debris. And the potential number keeps fluctuating wildly - first it was 18, then 108, then 176.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago commuter train was not speeding when it jumped its tracks and screeched up an escalator at one of the world's busiest airports, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A test run of two ships through the Houston Ship Channel offered hope Tuesday that traffic could begin to clear on both sides of the waterway after an oil spill halted dozens of vessels in the environmentally sensitive waters along the Gulf of Mexico.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats signaled a possible retreat Tuesday over the biggest sticking point blocking congressional passage of legislation authorizing sanctions on Russia and providing much-needed aid to Ukraine.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A friend of one of the Boston marathon bombing suspects threatened an FBI agent and a Massachusetts state trooper with a long pole and was fatally shot by the agent after confessing to his role a triple slaying, a Florida prosecutor said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed divided Tuesday over whether employers' religious beliefs can free them from a part of the new health care law that requires that they provide coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge.
ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The death toll of 14 from a massive Washington state mudslide is expected to increase as crews continue to search through the soupy, debris-laden field and rainy conditions complicate matters for searchers on the ground and in the air.
SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — A state psychiatrist says a Colorado man seeking to avoid trial in the killing of a Montana teacher manipulated other patients and was duplicitous with staff at Montana State Hospital during a competency evaluation.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An unwelcome nor'easter coming just days after the start of spring began its trek up the Interstate 95 corridor Tuesday, dropping snow flurries on Washington, D.C., as it made its way toward Cape Cod, which was expected to see the brunt of the storm.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Traffic backed up on both sides of the Houston Ship Channel that was shut down for a fourth day Tuesday, after a barge spilled as much as 170,000 gallons of oil into environmentally sensitive waters along the Gulf of Mexico.