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  • Photos released by the alameda county sheriffs office showing the extent of damage to the building where 9 people died in a a fire.

    Oakland warehouse fire: 24 bodies found; 80% of building still to be searched

    OAKLAND, California — Alameda County Sheriff Sgt. Ray Kelly said authorities have found 24 victims from the fire at an Oakland warehouse. Authorities say 20% of the building has been searched in the past 12 hours. Kelly said names could be released in the next 24 hours. Rescue crews are still searching for victims in the wreckage of a converted two-story warehouse gutted by a deadly blaze during an electronic dance party. Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed said emergency responders […]

  • CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 01: President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a stop at U.S. Bank Arena on December 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Trump took time off from selecting the cabinet for his incoming administration to celebrate his victory in the general election. (Photo by Ty Wright/Getty Images)

    President-elect Trump doubles down on 35% tax for businesses that ship jobs out of U.S.

    NEW YORK — Fresh off saving 800 Carrier factory jobs from being off-shored to Mexico, President-elect Donald Trump is renewing his threat against companies that move their operations to foreign countries. In a series of tweets Sunday morning, Trump pledged to lower corporate taxes across the board. The U.S. is going to substantialy reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016 fires its employees, […]

  • **Embargo: Nashville, TN**

 Top highway safety officials are renewing their recommendation to put seat belts on all school buses.

    Top transportation safety officials say it’s time to put seat belts on all school buses

    Nashville, TN — Top highway safety officials are renewing their recommendation to put seat belts on all school buses. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration held a conference Thursday in Washington with other top transportation officials. The main focus was school bus safety. “School buses are the safest the way they are now, but we can do better if we get seat belts on there,” said Rob Maloy with the National Transportation Safety Board. It happens every time a child dies […]

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    Oakland fire: Family and friends turn to social media to find loved ones

    Concerned family and friends of the two dozen people still missing after a deadly fire ravaged a warehouse hosting an electronic music show in Oakland, California, have turned to social media to help find loved ones and offer support. The blaze, which broke out Friday night in the two-story building that housed artist studios and events, killed at least nine people, officials said. Officials estimated at least 100 people were at the music show, which a Facebook page called the […]

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    Mr. Trump deputy national security pick scrubs her website, Twitter, and Facebook from the Internet

    KT McFarland, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be his deputy national security adviser, has taken down her website, Twitter account, and public Facebook account. In late November, Mr. Trump officially announced McFarland would be joining his administration. McFarland advised Mr. Trump on national security issues during the campaign. She has been a national security analyst for Fox News since 2010 where she hosted an online show called “Defcon3.” Emails to McFarland, the Trump transition team, and McFarland’s soon-to-be boss, Lt. […]

  • American Airlines' flight attendants union called on the airline Friday to recall its new uniforms claiming the garments are to blame for a string of health problems including headaches, rashes and respiratory problems.

    American Airlines flight attendants want new uniforms recalled

    SEATTLE — American Airlines’ flight attendants union called on the airline Friday to recall its new uniforms claiming the garments are to blame for a string of health problems including headaches, rashes and respiratory problems. American and the union, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, have been jointly testing the uniforms to determine if the clothing is responsible for the reactions that have triggered more than 1,600 health complaints by cabin crews. The airline has also offered uniforms made of […]

  • Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90.

    Fidel Castro memorial expected to draw thousands

    Fidel Izaguire Martinez, 8, visited Antonio Maceo Revolution Square in Santiago on Saturday, carrying a small Cuban flag. He lives nearby and plans to return Saturday night for a memorial service for Fidel Castro, the former Cuban leader who died November 25. “He was the most important man in the country,” the youngster said of his namesake. Castro’s ashes arrived Saturday in Santiago after a four-day tour across the island nation. Starting in Havana, the tour reversed the route Castro […]

  • **Embargo: San Francisco-Oakland, CA**

Officials say at least nine people are dead and several are missing after a fire at a building in Oakland.

    Officials: Oakland fire kills at least 9 people; 25 unaccounted for

    OAKLAND — A fire broke out during a party Friday night at a two-story warehouse and artists’ studio in Oakland, killing at least nine people and leaving about two dozen missing, the California city’s fire chief said. Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Graves said he fears the death toll could go much higher. “We are preparing for the worst, which would be about 40 people,” he told reporters. “It may not be that many. These people could be at the […]

  • News from overnight

    China mine explosion: 17 reportedly killed

    BEIJING — Seventeen people were killed and others were trapped in an explosion at a mine in northern China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region Saturday, the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported, citing local authorities. It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were trapped. The blast happened around noon at a mine operated by the Baoma Mining Co. in the Yuanbaoshan district of Chifeng city, Xinhua reported. A rescue operation was underway Saturday. The explosion’s cause is under investigation, according to […]

  • CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 01: President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a stop at U.S. Bank Arena on December 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Trump took time off from selecting the cabinet for his incoming administration to celebrate his victory in the general election. (Photo by Ty Wright/Getty Images)

    China lodges complaint over Trump-Taiwan call

    China’s foreign ministry said Saturday it has lodged a complaint with the United States over a controversial phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan’s President that has overturned decades of diplomatic protocol. China views Taiwan as a renegade province and, since 1979, the US has acknowledged Beijing’s claim that Taiwan is part of China, with US-China relations governed by a set of protocols known as the ‘one China’ policy. This means there are no formal diplomatic relations between the […]

  • (FILE PHOTO) An exterior image of a Walmart store in Turnersville, New Jersey.

    Walmart agrees to $7.5 million settlement in discrimination suit

    NEW YORK — Walmart has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a suit that alleged the chain discriminated against gay employees. The class-action suit, which was announced Friday, claimed that Walmart denied spousal health insurance benefits to same-sex employees between 2011 and 2013. Jacqueline Cote filed the complaint in July 2015 on behalf of other Walmart employees whose same-sex spouses were also denied health insurance. It was not immediately known how many current and former Walmart employees would be […]

  • Embargoed to New Orleans, LA

A man suspected in the shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight in what appears to be a road rage incident has been released from custody in Louisiana, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato said Friday.

    Death of former NFL player Joe McKnight came during road-rage incident

    Former NFL running back Joe McKnight was fatally shot during an apparent road-rage incident while standing beside a man’s car at a suburban New Orleans intersection, authorities said Friday. McKnight, 28, who played for the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, and Ronald Gasser apparently became involved in an Thursday afternoon incident on the Crescent City Connection, formerly known as the Greater New Orleans Bridge, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said at a news conference. The problem may have […]