At least eight people have been killed by… At least eight people have been killed by a huge landslide in the north-western US state of Washington. Rescuers pulled five bodies from the debris on Sunday, adding to three found on Saturday. Officials say there are still a number of people registered as missing, but search teams said they had not seen or heard any signs of survivors. The 54m (177ft) deep landslide destroyed 30 houses near the town of Oso, about 90km north of Seattle. Rescue teams have only just been able to properly search the site. It was deemed too dangerous to access the worst-affected areas on Saturday. 'Wall of mud' An eyewitness told the Daily Herald that he was driving on the road and had to quickly brake to avoid the mudslide. Mud slide

Secret Service agent kills self

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly six years, a senior Secret Service agent kept his extramarital affair  with a Mexican woman a secret from the agency responsible for protecting the president.

But in the wake of an embarrassing prostitution scandal involving 13 agents and officers, Rafael Prieto’s secret was revealed by a fellow employee amid concerns that the Secret Service wasn’t enforcing its rules consistently.

With an internal investigation ongoing, Prieto apparently committed suicide last week. That’s according to people familiar with the matter. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss Prieto’s death or the investigation, which they say has focused on whether Prieto violated agency rules that require disclosing relationships with foreigners.

They say Prieto, a married father, admitted the years-long relationship when confronted by investigators.