Site of deadly Oakland warehouse fire an artist space, maze
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The converted warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" where a deadly fire ripped through a late-night dance party was an artist workspace and illegal home for a rotating cast of a dozen or more residents, those who lived there or visited often said....
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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....
Italians vote in referendum; Renzi vows to quit if he loses
MILAN (AP) -- Italians are voting in a referendum on constitutional reforms that is being closely watched abroad to see if Italy is the next country to reject the political status quo....
Austrians vote for president in election watched Europe-wide
VIENNA (AP) -- In an election sure to reverberate across Europe, Austrian voters are choosing between a right-wing populist and a left-leaning former politician for their next president....
Green Party switches strategy in Pennsylvania recount bid
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and said late Saturday night that it will seek help in the federal courts, rather than the state courts....
Green Party, election watchdogs get pushback in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Green Party's quest for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election - and, perhaps more importantly, an examination for malware inside of voting machines or systems - has been met with stiff resistance, even before a judge hears the case....
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....
Museum to auction wax figures of presidents, first ladies
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Gettysburg wax museum that features the likeness of every U.S. president and first lady has closed and the figures are up for auction....
Driver charged with DWI, negligent homicide in fatal crash
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has died in a car crash that the police say was likely the result of drunken driving....
Keys, lightbulbs tied to Thomas Edison sell at auction
DALLAS (AP) -- Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and some of the lightbulbs that he perfected sold for more than $60,000 at auction on Saturday....
A Donald Trump museum? Atlantic City historians consider it
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A group of historians in Atlantic City wants to open a museum dedicated to President-elect Donald Trump....
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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