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2-legged Washington dog charms millions with video

Duncan, a 9 month- old Boxer, runs in the backyard Thursday April 3, 2014 in Vancouver, Wash. Duncan was born with deformed rear legs that were amputated to remove the dead weight. The 9-month-old boxer belongs to Amanda Giese and Gary Walters, who run a non-profit animal rescue called Panda Paws Rescue out of their home in the Clark County community of Felida. Duncan has become an instant YouTube sensation. (AP Photo/The Columbian, Troy Wayrynen)

A dog in Washington state has no rear legs, but he can balance enough to run on only his front legs, as millions of people have seen in a YouTube video.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Congress sends Obama bill to aid Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks to Tatarstan regional leader Rustam Minnikhanov, back to camera, during a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Minnikhanov, who visited Crimea to attend a congress of Crimean Tatars, discussed their demands with Putin. AP

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.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US mudslide death toll climbs to 28

An American flag hangs from the only cedar post left standing at the scene of a deadly mudslide, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Oso, Wash. AP

The official death toll from Washington state’s mudslide has increased to 28, and the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office says 22 of those victims have been identified.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Confirmed dead in US mudslide rises to 21

In this photo, published Sunday, March 30, 2014, by the Seattle Times, Randy Fay, a volunteer rescue technician with Snohomish County's SnoHawk 10 rescue helicopter, helps Jetty Dooper, from the Netherlands, after a mudslide struck near Oso, Wash., on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Dooper, while visiting her friend Robin Youngblood who lived in the area, was caught in the slide when a wave of mud crashed into Youngblood’s house. AP

Authorities say the number of people who have been confirmed dead from a U.S. mudslide has increased to 21, from 18.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Missing from US mudslide drops from 90 to 30

Searchers pause for a moment of silence at the scene of a deadly mudslide Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Oso, Wash. Besides the more than two dozen bodies already found, many more people could be buried in the debris pile left from the mudslide one week ago. Ninety people are listed as missing. AP

The number of people still missing after a monster US landslide dropped dramatically to 30 Saturday, as rescuers held a moment’s silence exactly one week after tragedy struck.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Officials losing hope of finding slide survivors

Workers use heavy equipment to clear trees and other debris, Thursday, March 27, 2014, as the search continued for victims of the massive mudslide that struck Saturday near Darrington, Wash. AP

State officials all but abandoned hope of finding survivors under tons of twisted, sodden earth as a community waited in anguish to learn the full scope of what is already one of the most devastating landslides in U.S. history.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US landslide town knew risks, officials insist

This March 24, 2014 aerial photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey show the extent and impacts from the March 22 mudslide near Arlington in northwest Washington state. The slide destroyed a rural community, likely killing at least 24, and left scores missing. The aerial survey was conducted by Washington State departments of Transportation and Natural Resources, the USGS and the King County Sheriff's Office. AP

The US town devastated by a monster mudslide that has claimed up to 24 lives so far was warned four years ago of the risk but residents felt safe anyway, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US landslide death toll rises to 24

The Oso Community Church displays a sign reading "pray with us for our community" in Oso off of Highway 530 on Sunday, March 23, 2014, the day after a giant landslide occurred near mile marker 37. AP

Rescuers digging through the debris of a monster US landslide found another 10 bodies Tuesday, officials said, bringing the death toll to 24 with potentially more than 170 still unaccounted for.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US landslide death toll rises to at least 14

A house is seen destroyed in the mud on Highway 530 next to mile marker 37 on Sunday, March 23, 2014, the day after a giant landslide occurred near mile marker 37 near Oso, Washington. More than 100 people remained unaccounted for as of Monday.  AP

The death toll from a devastating landslide in the US state of Washington rose to at least 14 Monday with over 150 more potentially missing, as the White House announced federal help.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US landslide death toll doubles to 8

In this aerial photo taken Saturday, March 23, 2014, a massive mudslide is shown in between the towns of Darrington, Wash., and Arlington, Wash. The slide killed at least three people and many people are still unaccounted for, and authorities said Sunday that searchers were flying over the one-square-mile mudslide in helicopters. AP/The Seattle Times, Marcus Yam

Searchers found five more bodies Sunday in the sludge of a massive landslide in the northwestern state of Washington, bringing the death toll to at least eight from the wall of debris that swept through a small riverside neighborhood.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

N. Korea test-fires 30 short-range missiles into sea – Yonhap

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North Korea test-fired 30 short-range missiles into the sea on Saturday, the South’s Yonhap news agency said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mercury, the incredible shrinking planet

This NASA image obtained March 11, 2014 shows a new color mosaic created from MESSENGER which is part of a release  by NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS) on March 7, 2014. The images for MDIS's high-resolution 3-color mosaic were acquired during MESSENGER's second year in orbit about Mercury. The 3-color mosaic was designed to complement the 8-color base map acquired during MESSENGER's primary mission. AFP PHOTO/NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/HANDOUT

Beneath its Sun-scorched exterior, the planet Mercury is cooling, which is causing it to shrink ever so slightly, scientists said Sunday.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats

Local residents hold Sovivet flag as members of Cossack militia guard the local parliament building in Simferopol, Ukraine, on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Lawmakers in Crimea declared their intention Thursday to split from Ukraine and join Russia instead, and scheduled a referendum in 10 days for voters to decide the fate of the disputed peninsula.  AP PHOTO/IVAN SEKRETAREV

Pro-Kremlin militia fired warning shots as unarmed foreign observers tried to enter Crimea on Saturday while Russia stepped up its Cold War-style standoff with the West over Ukraine by threatening to keep Washington from checking on its nuclear arms.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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