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Rescuer reunited with woman he saved from U.S. mudslide with her painting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:02
By Bryan Cohen ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - In the terrifying moments after she somehow emerged alive from the wall of mud and debris that swallowed her house, the only possession that Robin Youngblood managed to salvage was a painted portrait that once hung in her now-flattened home. She and crew chief Randy Fay of the Snohomish County helicopter rescue team embraced in a tearful reunion during an afternoon news conference in the town of Arlington, site of a command post for search teams looking for scores more people still missing in the slide that engulfed dozens of homes near the river valley hamlet of Oso.

Boston Marathon report details 'missed opportunities' among law enforcement

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:38

Runners continue to run towards the finish line as an explosion erupts at the finish line of the Boston MarathonBy Peter Cooney WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional report issued on Wednesday on the Boston Marathon bombings urges more cooperation among law enforcement agencies, saying a "greater sharing of information might have altered the course of events." The report by the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee outlined what it called "missed opportunities" that potentially could have prevented the attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260. Two Chechen brothers who lived in the Boston area, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, are suspected of carrying out the bombings last April 15 at the Boston Marathon. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 23, died after a gunfight with police while he and his brother were trying to flee Boston several days after the attack. The report investigated the U.S. probe of Tamerlan Tsarnaev following a warning to the FBI by Russian authorities in 2011 that he had become radicalized and might return to Russia to join extremist groups there.