Death toll in warehouse fire rises to 24, with more expected
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say the death toll has risen to 24 in a fire that ripped through a late-night dance party in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California, and they expect that number to climb as the search continues....
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Mainstream relief as leftist candidate wins in Austria
VIENNA (AP) -- Alexander Van der Bellen, a left-leaning politician who preached moderation and tolerance, won Austria's presidential election Sunday over right-wing populist Norbert Hofer, according to preliminary results that showed Van der Bellen convincingly ahead....
Syrian army tells rebels in Aleppo to leave or die
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- The Syrian army on Sunday ordered rebels in Aleppo to leave the city or face "inevitable death," as a series of airstrikes on an opposition-held town elsewhere in the country killed 21 people, including three children....
No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo is crushed
BEIRUT (AP) -- The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave's streets, buried in backyards and overwhelming the morgues....
Post-election, Pitt course stresses need for civil discourse
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- In an age of Internet trolls, Twitter shaming, fake news and TV talking heads who shout each other down, discourse in America seems anything but civil....
Pittsburgh Symphony, idled by 55-day strike, resumes season
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Music has returned to Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh this weekend after a two-month orchestra strike that cost fans much of the fall season....
Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters....
Mummers seek inclusive tone after insensitive displays
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Organizers of the Mummers Parade are hopeful that cultural education efforts will help the city's annual New Year's celebration be more respectful and inclusive following a string of racially and ethnically offensive displays....
Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court....
Deadly police chase prompts debate over tire-slashing device
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A police chase that killed three people has Pennsylvania officials debating the use of tire-slashing devices to prevent suspects from fleeing during traffic stops....
Latest 'juvenile lifer' leaves prison after 40 years
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has become the latest "juvenile lifer" to leave prison after serving more than 40 years for a crime committed when he was 17....
Foam fills Philadelphia streets after substation incident
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A possible explosion at a power substation in downtown Philadelphia sent waves of white foam billowing into the streets that spread across a two-block area....
Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants
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....
DA hopes new leads will solve teen's 1993 death near station
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Officials in suburban Philadelphia say new leads have come in this year in the unsolved 1993 murder of a teenager who disappeared from a train station....
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants the Michigan Supreme Court to halt a presidential recount in Michigan before it begins. In a court action filed today, Schuette argues Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who received just over 1% of the vote in Michigan, is not an aggrieved candidate entitled to a recount, and if allowed to proceed, the statewide hand recount could cost Michigan taxpayers millions of dollars.
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