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Investigators search for clues in fatal fire, friends mourn
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred building from a distance, placed flowers on several small memorials and embraced each other to mourn their losses....

Former tenant: Run-down warehouse sometimes lacked utilities
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for artists....

After major victory, ND pipeline protesters to defy deadline
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday's government deadline to leave....

Former tenant: Run-down warehouse sometimes lacked utilities
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for artists....

Michigan to begin recount; legal fight moves to Pennsylvania
Presidential candidate Jill Stein's fight to force presidential recounts in three states focuses Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party is seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount, and Michigan, where a federal judge has ordered a hand recount to begin by noon....

Michigan to begin recount; legal fight moves to Pennsylvania
A judge has ordered a hand recount of Michigan's presidential results to begin by noon Monday, and the Green Party is trying to force a federal court order for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania....

Children who lived through Pearl Harbor attack remember
HONOLULU (AP) -- In some ways, it could be any class photo from the 1940s. The sepia-toned image shows 30 fifth-graders - 26 girls and four boys - at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Waikiki. Most are smiling, some look stern. A few have no shoes....

USS Arizona survivor heads to Pearl Harbor 75 years later
HONOLULU (AP) -- Lauren Bruner was getting ready for church in 1941 on his battleship, the USS Arizona, when the alarm sounded....

Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said....

Should convicted former House speaker get his pension back?
BOSTON (AP) -- Thomas Finneran was once the most powerful politician in Massachusetts, ruling the state House of Representatives with an authoritarian style that earned him the nickname "King Tom" from some critics....

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