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The Latest: ATF helping with Oakland warehouse blaze probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:20pm

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

Texas releases abortion booklet citing refuted cancer links

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:52pm

A Texas state agency has released a new edition of a booklet for women considering an abortion that suggests there may be a link between terminating pregnancies and increased risks of breast cancer and depression.

Woman killed, New Jersey state trooper injured in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:31pm

A woman has been killed and a New Jersey state trooper has been seriously injured in a crash.

Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:21pm

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies say they have stepped up security on Los Angeles County's commuter rail system after the FBI was informed a terrorist attack on the Universal City subway station was planned for Tuesday.

Sheriff: 'Don't believe' more bodies in warehouse fire

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:21pm

Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire.

Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

Matthew Barakat and Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:11pm

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.

Police: 2 shot during Christmas parade in North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:00pm

Police say two people have been shot during a Christmas parade in central North Carolina.

Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:50pm

The Latest on the threat authorities say they have received that an attack is to be launched Tuesday at Los Angeles' Universal City commuter rail stop (all times local):

Colleagues paint caustic portrait of artist colony founder

Ellen Knickmeyer and Tim Reiterman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:42pm

The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to surround himself with followers but showed chilling disregard for their well-being, according to relatives, neighbors and acquaintances.

Sandy Hook PSA warns of subtle signs of gun violence

Shachar Peled, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:36pm

In a chilling new public service announcement, Sandy Hook Promise — the gun violence prevention group led by families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School — conveys a powerful message, concealing and then revealing signs that may lead to gun violence.

Soot swept up: Business unharmed by wildfires set to reopen

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:34pm

Chirping and beeping filled the air as Marion Paul fired up her Gatlinburg video arcade Monday, the first time she's seen her business since deadly wildfires set much of the city ablaze a week ago. Sooty floors needed dusting. Spoiled food had to be tossed. Otherwise, she was set to reopen.

Wisconsin officer will not be charged in black man's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:32pm

A Wisconsin police officer will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a black man in a suburban Milwaukee park in June, a local police chief said on Monday.

Eyes of nation on Ferguson, lead monitor tells residents

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:31pm

The lead monitor overseeing efforts to eradicate racial bias in Ferguson's police and court system told residents Monday that the "eyes of the whole nation" are on the St. Louis suburb.

Immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schools

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:41pm

A U.S. appeals court must decide if older immigrant and refugee students steered to an alternative high school in Pennsylvania are getting a meaningful education or are simply being passed through the system.

College student who was stabbed over food dies of injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:30pm

An Ohio college student who police say was stabbed in the chest by his roommate and fellow student during a fight over fast food has died.

Suit: Stop NYC from erasing ID card data amid Trump concern

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:22pm

Two state politicians sued on Monday to try to stop New York City from destroying personal records related to its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, a move the city is considering to prevent the data from becoming a deportation tool for a new Republican federal administration.

Bid to move trial of Alabama officer in black man's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:00pm

A lawyer for a white Alabama police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a black man has asked a judge to move the upcoming trial, saying the community is filled with "racial prejudice and hatred" toward the officer.

Biden in 2020? With a smile, he says he's not ruling it out

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:00pm

It's more than a month before Donald Trump even enters the White House, but Joe Biden says he's running for president in 2020.

Heisman finalists: Jackson, Watson, Peppers, 2 Sooners

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 5:51pm

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook.

California lawmakers aim to protect immigrants from Trump

Jonathan J. Cooper and Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 5:50pm

California lawmakers on Monday urged President-elect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introduced urgent legislation to fund immigration lawyers and help public defenders protect the state's immigrants.