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Teacher, musicians among those killed in warehouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:33pm

A teacher, the son of a sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music were among those killed when a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during a dance party.

The Latest: Gov. Jerry Brown sends condolences to families

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:31pm

The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local):

Homegrown pot for Christmas? Only in your dreams Mainers

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:31pm

The hope Maine marijuana proponents had of growing their own pot by the Yuletide is going up in smoke because a recount of the ballot question to legalize the practice will likely drag into next year.

Authorities: 2 dead in crash on snowy Michigan roadway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:22pm

Authorities say two people have died after the car they were riding in slid into the path of a pickup truck on a snowy southwestern Michigan roadway.

Lucky for Life joins Wyoming Lottery menu of games

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:21pm

The Wyoming Lottery players now have a new game to test their luck.

Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:21pm

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring operating out of a popular Washington, D.C., pizza joint.

Appeals court affirms conviction in Oregon car-bomb plot

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:03pm

A federal appeals court Monday upheld the conviction of Mohamed Mohamud, the Somali American sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb downtown Portland during the annual lighting of a Christmas tree.

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'Last Tango in Paris' rape scene revelation sparks outrage

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:03pm

"Last Tango in Paris" is making headlines again 44 years after the controversial film came out. A recently unearthed video interview with Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci from 2013 has renewed interest, and outrage, over what happened to actress Maria Schneider on set.

Police: Man kills ex-girlfriend in Utah, dies after chase

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:00pm

A Utah man died following a police chase and shooting after he shot and killed an ex-girlfriend who had a restraining order against him, authorities said. It was unclear if he was killed by the officers or took his own life.

Police won't know for days if officers fired fatal shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:50pm

Police are awaiting ballistics tests to determine whether an officer or someone else fired the shot that killed a northern Indiana man.

Man gets 12 years in drug conspiracy, money laundering case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:44pm

A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in a Nevada-to-Utah oxycodone distribution and money laundering case.

The Latest: Mistrial declared in police officer murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:41pm

The Latest on the trial of a fired South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist (all times local):

Cops: Serial abductor broke into Ohio homes to kidnap girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:40pm

A Cleveland-area man accused of breaking into two homes and kidnapping and raping a girl and trying to abduct another within the past year scouted out his victims, authorities said Monday.

Jury unable to reach verdict in trial of ex-officer who shot black motorist in South Carolina; mistrial declared

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:40pm

Jury unable to reach verdict in trial of ex-officer who shot black motorist in South Carolina; mistrial declared.

In signal to Trump, China, Iran say nuclear deal must stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:38pm

The foreign ministers of China and Iran on Monday urged governments not to violate the deal that limits Iran's nuclear activity in exchange for the lifting of sanctions, in remarks apparently directed at President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration.

Deputy dies when personal car goes into San Antonio sinkhole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:32pm

Officials say an off-duty sheriff's deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.

Dylann Roof allowed to hire lawyers back, for now

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:30pm

A federal judge agreed Monday to let a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners rehire his attorneys until a verdict is reached, but to remain his own lawyer if he is found guilty and the trial moves into a penalty phase.

White House: 9/11 law permits US attacks on extremists

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:25pm

The White House shed new light Monday on the legal foundations for President Barack Obama's expansive use of U.S. military power to target extremists overseas, in a report that also offered the first confirmation that the U.S. now deems the al-Shabab group in Somalia to be inherently linked to al-Qaida.

Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:21pm

A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

Death toll climbs to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

Kristin J. Bender and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:21pm

The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire climbed to 36 Monday with more bodies still feared buried in the blackened ruins, and families anxiously awaited word of their missing loved ones.