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Recovery of fire victims winds down; investigation looms
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Some people managed to text loved ones goodbye and "I love you" before they died in an Oakland warehouse fire that claimed three dozen lives, officials said, as heart-rending reports of victims' last moments emerged from the most lethal building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade....
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LA authorities boost security after threatened rail attack
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The threat of a terror attack against a busy commuter rail station in the Los Angeles area has prompted authorities to increase security throughout the region and urge commuters to report any suspicious behavior they see....
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Colleagues paint caustic portrait of artist colony founder
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to surround himself with followers but showed chilling disregard for their well-being, according to relatives, neighbors and acquaintances....
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Music therapist, teacher, teens among warehouse fire victims
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A therapist who used music to help kids cope with trauma. A woman who taught at a Montessori school. An energetic artist who could make friends with anyone....
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Georgia prepares to carry out its 9th execution this year
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia is preparing to execute a man convicted of killing his father-in-law in March 1990....
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Officials: Potential for violence from fake news troubling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bizarre rumors that began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties morphed into fake news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint....
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Utility blames transformer issue for Philadelphia foam leak
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A utility company says a transformer issue is to blame for causing white foam to seep out of a downtown Philadelphia substation and onto a side street this past weekend....
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Tufts suspends frat activities after hazing allegations
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- Administrators at Tufts University say the Massachusetts school has suspended all social activity at its fraternities for the rest of the semester after receiving several reports of hazing and sexual misconduct....
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After mistrial, slain SC motorist's family still confident
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Relatives of Walter Scott, the black motorist fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop, say they are confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in his death....
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AG cautions town against vote on proposed Muslim cemetery
DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) -- The Massachusetts attorney general's office is cautioning town officials against holding a town-wide vote on a proposal for a Muslin cemetery on abandoned farmland....
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New Jersey state trooper dies of injuries after crash
MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey state trooper and another man were killed in a head-on highway crash....
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The Latest: Officials release names of 10 more fire victims
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local):...
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Spokesman offers few clues on Trump's pipeline stance
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump isn't offering many clues about how the incoming administration will act regarding the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline....
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Federal judge to get update on Ferguson's progress
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- One day after Ferguson residents heard an update on racial reform efforts in their community, a federal judge will get an update of her own....
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Ohio firefighter shot, wounded while on scene of house fire
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio firefighter has been shot and wounded while on the scene of a house fire....
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