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Unaccounted for number in Washington landslide plummets to 30

The number of people missing or unaccounted for in Washington state's deadly landslide has dropped to 30 from 90, officials said Saturday.

16 arrested after crowds get rowdy following Arizona's loss to Wisconsin

Police in Tucson, Arizona, arrested 16 people Saturday night after rowdy crowds threw bottles, beer cans and firecrackers at officers following the Wildcats' overtime loss to Wisconsin.

Malaysian official: Praying for plane survivors, but ...

It sounds like a mixed message. Earlier this week, loved ones of those aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 heard this: "All lives are lost."

Ukraine's Vitali Klitschko pulls out of presidential race

 Boxer-turned-politician Vitali Klitschko on Saturday pulled out of the race for Ukraine's president, throwing his weight instead behind a billionaire businessman.

Magnitude-5.1 earthquake rattles Los Angeles area

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake struck the Los Angeles area Friday night, jolting nearby communities and breaking water mains in some neighborhoods.

Police: NY man, 86, shoots grandson, girlfriend before taking own life

An apparent dispute over housing ended with an 86-year-old New York man shooting his grandson and killing his grandson's girlfriend before fatally shooting himself, a law enforcement source said Saturday.

Starbucks to donate $100K to help those affected in Washington landslide

A Seattle-based Starbucks has donated $100,000 to help those affected by Saturday's landslide in rural Washington state. The coffee gian released on online statement Thursday saying $50,000 will go to the American Red Cross.

Northwestern to ask for board for review of decision allowing players to unionize

Northwestern University will ask the National Labor Relations Board to review its decision allowing football players to unionize, arguing that student-athletes are not university employees but "students, first and foremost."

Obama administration: U.S. and Saudi Arabia 'very much aligned'

The United States and Saudi Arabia are "very much aligned" despite recent policy differences over Iran and Syria, a senior U.S. official said following a meeting between President Barack Obama and King Abdullah.

GM adds 824,000 vehicles to recall

 General Motors is expanding its ignition switch recall to add 824,000 cars sold in the U.S. between 2008 and 2011, the company said Friday.