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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At least nine people have died in a fire that swept through a converted warehouse in Oakland, California, and authorities expect that number to rise. Officials with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office say they're preparing for 30 to 40 deaths. Fifty to 100 people were believed to have been in the building last night when the fire broke out during a rave. Oakland's fire chief says the warehouse was partitioned into artist studios and packed with furniture, lamps and other objects, and did not have a clear entry or exit path. The building also didn't appear to have sprinklers.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A graduate student has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing to death the professor who oversaw his work at the University of Southern California. Authorities say David Jonathan Brown is being held on $1 million bail. The 28-year-old brain and cognitive science student is suspected of killing his mentor, Bosco Tjan, who ran an intensive lab that studies vision loss.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump. College administrators in New Mexico — the state with the highest percentage of Latino residents— are looking into proposals that would grant immigrant students living in the country illegally protections while they pursue their studies. Advocates are pushing for similar moves in California, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota and Texas.

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy has christened its newest attack submarine, a $2.7 billion vessel named for the state of Colorado. Annie Mabus (MAY'-buhs) smashed a bottle of sparkling wine from a Denver vineyard against the Navy's newest attack submarine. She joined her father, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, and others at today's ceremony at Electric Boat shipyard in Groton (GRAH'-tun), Connecticut. Construction of the Colorado began in March 2012.

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Country singer Granger Smith is being treated for two broken ribs and a punctured and partially collapsed lung after falling from a stage in New Jersey. A spokeswoman says Smith fell while performing at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville last night. He was standing on an audio monitor when it gave way and he fell into a metal barricade. He got back up and continued performing, but was later hospitalized. His shows this weekend in North Carolina and Texas have been canceled.

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