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County weighed buying up homes in mudslide area

Updated: 04/04/2014 - A decade before a colossal landslide buried a Washington community, county officials considered buying up people's homes there to protect them from such a disaster.

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Reports: Paula Deen restaurant closes

Updated: 04/04/2014 - A wildly popular Georgia restaurant at the center of a lawsuit that left the reputation of famed Southern celebrity cook Paula Deen in shambles has reportedly closed.

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Underwater search for black boxes from missing jetliner begins

Updated: 04/04/2014 - Two ships with sophisticated equipment for searching underwater zeroed in Friday on a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean in a desperate hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet's black boxes, whose batteries will soon run out.

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Search agency says 2 ships to black box to start

Posted: 04/04/2014 - The Australian head of the agency searching for the missing Malaysian passenger jet says U.S. Navy equipment will begin its underwater hunt Friday for the jet's black boxes.

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Fun tournament, cloudy future for NCAA

Posted: 04/03/2014 - The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will come to a close at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas.

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USGS: 7.8 aftershock shakes Chile's north coast

Updated: 04/03/2014 - The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful 7.8-magnitude aftershock has rocked Chile's northern coast, which was hit by a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake Tuesday night.

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Congress sends Obama bill to aid Ukraine

Posted: 04/02/2014 - Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill on Tuesday to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and punish Russia for its bold annexation of part of the former Soviet republic.

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House GOP plan seeks health cuts to balance budget

Posted: 04/02/2014 - House Republicans are pressing ahead with a plan to try to balance the budget within 10 years, relying on big decreases in health care programs for the middle class and the poor, as well as tax hikes and Medicare cuts engineered by President Barack Obama.

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U2, Linda Ronstadt among 25 albums to be preserved

Posted: 04/02/2014 - U2's "The Joshua Tree," Linda Ronstadt's "Heart Like a Wheel" and an influential Christian rock album are among 25 recordings chosen for preservation at the Library of Congress.

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GM faces more questioning

Posted: 04/02/2014 - General Motors CEO Mary Barra faces more questioning on Capitol Hill today, this time from a Senate subcommittee.

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No immediate US tsunami threat from Chile quake

Posted: 04/01/2014 - U.S. officials say they've found no imminent threat of a tsunami along the coasts of Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon or Washington after a major earthquake near Chile, but the danger is still under evaluation.

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Health care website stumbles on last day

Updated: 03/31/2014 - The Obama administration says a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government's health insurance website. The new problem comes as traffic is surging on deadline day.

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Another case between Apple-Samsung heads to court

Updated: 03/30/2014 - The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features.

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