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Teens, music makers among California warehouse fire victims

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:20pm

Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an underground dance party in a warehouse that visitors called a death trap.

Warehouse fire death toll climbs to 33, and includes teens

Kristin J. Bender and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:20pm

The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing and made the grim announcement that teenagers were among the dead.

Warehouse fire death toll climbs to 33, and includes teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:11pm

The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing and made the grim announcement that teenagers were among the dead.

Former tenant: Run-down warehouse sometimes lacked utilities

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 7:12pm

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.

The Latest: Death toll from wildfires increases to 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 7:10pm

The latest in the Gatlinburg area wildfires (all times local):

Wyoming police to dole out donated money for good deeds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:51pm

A good deed could turn into a $50 tip from Jackson law enforcement officials who will dole out donated money ahead of the holidays.

Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:51pm

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites.

Officials say those killed in Oakland fire ranged in age from teenagers to 30-plus years old

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:31pm

Officials say those killed in Oakland fire ranged in age from teenagers to 30-plus years old.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:12pm

Officials say death toll now at 33 in Oakland warehouse fire.

Authorities plan to close Teton Pass for avalanche control

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:11pm

The Wyoming Department of Transportation plans to close Teton Pass for avalanche control work for a few hours early Monday morning.

Cuban exiles see only a glimmer of hope in Castro's funeral

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:01pm

In the heart of Miami's Little Havana, Cuban exile Armando Garcia said Sunday's funeral of Fidel Castro granted neither simple closure nor optimism for immediate change, but was a glimmer of hope for democracy in Cuba.

Teen used app to share plan for grandfather's hatchet death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:23pm

A North Carolina teenager charged with killing his grandfather with a hatchet discussed the crime in advance with a still-unidentified person on a cellphone messaging app, law enforcement authorities said in an affidavit.

Dylann Roof to judge: Let lawyers back on death penalty case

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 3:12pm

The white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church asked a judge on Sunday if he could have his defense team back, at least temporarily.

Police search for man who stole West Valley City squad car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 1:31pm

Police in West Valley City say they're searching for a man who stole a squad car after officers responded to a report of a disturbance.

Officials in Oakland, California, say the death toll from a fire in a converted warehouse has risen to 30.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 1:31pm

Officials in Oakland, California, say the death toll from a fire in a converted warehouse has risen to 30.

A look at key figures in the Will Smith case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 1:11pm

Trial begins Monday for Cardell Hayes, 29, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the April shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. A look at some of the key figures in the case:

Woman charged after video showing cat thrown from 3rd floor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:51pm

A New Jersey woman has been charged with animal cruelty after someone posted a video of her throwing a cat out of a third-story window on social media.

Officials: 3 remain hospitalized after West Texas bus wreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:51pm

Authorities say a West Texas high school cheerleader sponsor and two cheerleaders remain hospitalized after a semitrailer hit their bus in a crash that killed another cheerleader sponsor.

Correction: Campus Stabbing-California story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:41pm

In a story Dec. 3 about the fatal stabbing of a professor, The Associated Press misidentified the professor's school in the first paragraph in some versions. The professor was from the University of Southern California, not the University of California.