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Mudslide survivors wonder: Why are we alive

This March 31, 2014 photo shows Larry Taylor who survived the Oso mudslide, talks about the moments after the landslide hit and the photos he took of the helicopter rescue that took place near his home, in Arlington, Wash. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Steve Ringman) SEATTLE OUT;...

California holds far fewer for illegal immigration

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fifteen sheriffs’ departments surveyed by The Associated Press in California reported declines in the number of immigrants arrested by local law enforcement who were turned over to federal immigration authorities since a new state law took effect in...
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Navy rescues family with sick baby from sailboat

This undated image provided by Sariah English shows Eric and Charlotte Kaufman with their daughters, Lyra, 1, and Cora, 3. Rescuers have stabilized the condition Lyra, with her family on a crippled sailboat hundreds of miles off the coast of Mexico, and a U.S. Navy warship was...
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Community taking a dive for young cancer patient

Kansas City Chiefs fan Ty Rowton, known as XFactor, takes a Plunge for Landon in a farm pond near Bonner Springs, Kan., Friday, April 4, 2014. A 5-month-old boy’s battle with cancer has inspired hundreds to jump into cold bodies of water, from a local golf course pond to...
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Obama plans to attend Fort Hood service Wednesday

Active members of the military, veterans and civilians sign posters at Lions Club Park that will be delivered to the families of the victims affected by the Fort Hood shooting tragedy, on Friday, April 4, 2014, in Killeen, Texas. On April 2, three people were killed and 16 were...
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Fire starts as bride and groom are pronounced wed

A firefighter works on the scene of a multiple alarm fire at the popular Lakeview Pavilion in Foxboro, Mass., Saturday, April 5, 2014. A wedding was taking place at the time of the fire. (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mark Stockwell) A firefighter works on the scene of a multiple...
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Navy warship reaches sailboat carrying ill toddler

This undated image provided by Sariah English shows Eric and Charlotte Kaufman with their daughters, Lyra, 1, and Cora, 3. Rescuers have stabilized the condition Lyra, with her family on a crippled sailboat hundreds of miles off the coast of Mexico, and a U.S. Navy warship was...

Rallies in cities across US decrying deportation

PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration advocates and supporters rallied Saturday in cities across the country in a renewed effort to push President Barack Obama to put a freeze on deportations. Organizers of the more than 50 planned “Day of Action” demonstrations said...

6-year-old boy in drowning case against mom dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 6-year-old Pennsylvania boy whose mother allegedly held him underwater in a bathtub has died, four days after his younger brother drowned. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Officer on Saturday confirmed the death of Daniel Schlemmer. His...