Washington Mudslide

Washington mudslide total rises to 34

The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington community of Oso has risen to 34, with the addition of one more person to the number of victims.…
Robert Menendez,  Bob Corker

Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact

Reports of multibillion-dollar oil talks between Iran and Russia are emerging as the latest obstacle to a comprehensive pact eliminating the threat of an Iranian nuclear arsenal.…
Sherrod Brown, Al Franken

Unemployment benefits bill headed to House

Election-year legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits is headed to the House, where a small band of dissident Republicans is leaning on Speaker John Boehner to permit a vote on resuming aid to more than 2 million victims of the Great Recession.…
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, file photo, Capitol Hill police officers look at a car following a car chase and shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Miriam Carey was shot to death after the chase that went from the White House to near the Capitol. The attorney for Carey's family says her autopsy finds that she was shot multiple times from behind, including a shot to the back of the head. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Lawyer: Autopsy shows woman shot 5 times

The attorney for the family of a Connecticut woman killed by police on Capitol Hill six months ago says her autopsy found she was shot multiple times from behind, including a shot to the back of the head.…
Secret Cuban Twitter

USAID chief to face questions on ‘Cuban Twitter’

The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development on Tuesday is beginning a series of appearances before lawmakers asking questions about his agency's secret "Cuban Twitter," a social media network built to stir unrest in the communist island.…
Topeka State Capital Building

Kansas lawmakers OK tougher Medicaid fraud law

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is praising legislators for unanimously approving a measure to increase penalties for defrauding the state's Medicaid program.…