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Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Investigators zeroed in on a refrigerator and other electrical appliances as possible causes of the fire at a warehou... Full Story

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  • Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire
    Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Investigators zeroed in on a refrigerator and other electrical appliances as possible causes of the fire at a warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people, as crews were set to finish their search for bodies.

  • Poet, nail art lover among warehouse fire victims
    Poet, nail art lover among warehouse fire victims

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There was a mortuary worker who dreamed of being a painter or photographer. A poet who texted her father Kurt Vonnegut lines. A music manager known for her love for nail art.

  • AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, the AP reported on Pearl Harbor
    AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, the AP reported on Pearl Harbor

    HONOLULU (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE — On Dec. 7, 1941, as Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, The Associated Press' chief of bureau in Honolulu, Eugene Burns, was unable to get out the urgent news of the historic attack that would draw the U.S. into World War II. The military had already taken cotrol of all communication lines, so Burns was left without a line to the outside world.

  • Survivor recalls fear, anger on day of Pearl Harbor attack
    Survivor recalls fear, anger on day of Pearl Harbor attack

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Surprise, fear, anger and pride overcame Jim Downing as Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor.

  • Time to reconcile: 2 cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy
    Time to reconcile: 2 cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy

    TOKYO (AP) — Seventy-five years after a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the mayor of his hometown is joining his Honolulu counterpart to mark the anniversary — as friends.

  • The Latest: Jury picked in Dylann Roof-church slayings trial

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof charged with killing nine people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):

  • NTSB: Driver in fatal crash was speeding, had prior wrecks
    NTSB: Driver in fatal crash was speeding, had prior wrecks

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing six people, including himself, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before, national investigators said Wednesday.

  • Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America's forests
    Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America's forests

    PETERSHAM, Mass. (AP) — In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it's easy to miss one of the tree's nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the Hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree.

  • Federal judge weighs whether to end Michigan recount
    Federal judge weighs whether to end Michigan recount

    DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge could decide whether to end Michigan's presidential recount after the state's second-highest court said the Green Party nominee was ineligible to seek a second look at millions of ballots.

  • LA authorities boost security after threatened rail attack
    LA authorities boost security after threatened rail attack

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Tuesday it found no evidence that a bomb threat which prompted heightened security at a Los Angeles subway station was real and the anonymous caller who made it may have reported similar phony threats in the past.

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