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Recovering bodies after California warehouse fire... 4 die in Ohio house fire; 2 were little girls... Carter: US-led coalition must stay in Iraq



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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say nine bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a warehouse gutted by a fire during an electronic music party Friday night in Oakland, California. Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly says there are more bodies trapped in the debris that are hard to reach and need to be "cut from the wreckage." He says crews will have to move very slowly. Kelly says at least two dozen people are still missing.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two adults and two young girls died in a house fire in Akron, Ohio. The fire broke out early Saturday. A city official says the adults were a man and woman and the girls were about 7 or 8 years old. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James announced on Twitter that the girls who died were members of his foundation's educational program. The Akron native wrote: "Unbelievably saddened to hear the news. My heart hurts."

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. military, along with its international partners, should stay in Iraq even after the Islamic State group is defeated. Carter says the coalition must, in his words, "endure and remain engaged militarily" to counter attempts by IS to relocate or reinvent itself. But he's not providing specifics on how long he believes the U.S. military and its partners should remain in Iraq or in what numbers.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Indonesians are rallying in the center of the capital, calling for tolerance and unity after massive protests by conservative Muslims against the city's minority Christian governor. The crowds have filled a major traffic circle in the heart of Jakarta on Sunday and sprawled into its main thoroughfares. The demonstrators waved "We Are Indonesia" signs. The governor is being prosecuted for alleged blasphemy.

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty-two miners are confirmed dead in the second coal mine explosion in a week in China. The official Xinhua (shihn-wah) News Agency reports that out of 181 miners working underground, 149 managed to get out safely. The gas explosion hit the mine in the Inner Mongolia region midday Saturday. The news came just hours after 21 miners were confirmed dead following another blast at an unlicensed coal mine in northeast China.

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