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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former tenant of the warehouse that was gutted by fire in Oakland, California, describes it as a "death trap" with illegal electrical cords and music equipment. But Shelley Mack says she didn't know the dwelling was illegal when she lived there about two years ago. Officials say the 33 people confirmed dead in Friday night's blaze range in age from teenagers to 30-plus years old. Some of the victims are from Asia and Europe.
BOSTON (AP) — Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused the huge blaze that ripped through a Boston-area neighborhood on Saturday. The fire displaced about 60 to 80 people. One fire official says it's "nothing short of a miracle" no one was killed. The 10-alarm fire in Cambridge destroyed or damaged 15 structures. Some first responders suffered minor injuries.
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Demonstrators near the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp are excited about the federal government's decision not grant an easement for the oil transport project in southern North Dakota. Hundreds of them broke into cheers today and chanted "water is life" in the Lakota Sioux language. But Miles Allard of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe remains cautious, saying opponents of the pipeline "don't know what Trump is going to do."
ROME (AP) — Italy's premier says he's resigning after suffering a stinging defeat on a constitutional reforms referendum that he staked his political future on. Matteo Renzi conceded defeat after exit polls showed his proposal losing by a margin of about 60 percent to 40 percent in Sunday's vote. Renzi says the reforms would have cut Italy's bureaucracy and made the country more competitive. The populist 5-Star Movement says it's now poised to govern Italy.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The people of New Zealand are stunned after their popular prime minister announced on Monday that he is resigning after eight years as leader. John Key had been widely expected to contest his fourth general election next year. But he says he didn't want to make the mistake that some other world leaders have done, and instead wanted to leave while he was on top of his game.
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