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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former tenant of the Oakland, California, warehouse where a deadly fire erupted at a dance party Friday night describes it as a "death trap" with illegal electrical cords and music equipment. Shelley Mack says she didn't know the dwelling was illegal when she lived there about two years ago, and was told to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for artists. The death toll in the fire is up to 30. The search for bodies continues.

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Secretary of the Interior says the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to not grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline "ensures there will be an in-depth evaluation of alternative routes." Sally Jewell also says the decision "underscores that tribal rights ... are essential components of the analysis" for the environmental impact statement. The route has been the subject of months of protests.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans. In a series of early-morning tweets, Trump said products sold inside the U.S. by any business that fired American workers and built a new factory or plant in another country would face a 35 percent tax.

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular grade gasoline is unchanged nationally over the last two weeks, holding steady at $2.20 a gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says refiners have had little time to react to last week's announcement by major oil-producing countries to slash output. Many retailers have yet to see big price increases. But Lundberg says to expect higher prices as a result of OPEC's decision.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences are coming back for a second helping of "Moana" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" this weekend. Both family-friendly films topped the post-Thanksgiving box office charts. According to studio estimates, "Moana" brought in $28.4 million and "Fantastic Beasts" earned $18.5 million. Paramount's sci-fi mindbender "Arrival" took third with $7.3 million,

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