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Nightclub victims' kin: Oakland fire families face long road

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a... Full Story

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  • Nightclub victims' kin: Oakland fire families face long road
    Nightclub victims' kin: Oakland fire families face long road

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case — even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire killed 100 people in Rhode Island, any prosecution would be a long and coplicated road that may not end with a feeling of justice.

  • College roommates among Oakland warehouse fire victims
    College roommates among Oakland warehouse fire victims

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A fun-loving computer science graduate and 21-year-old college roommates were among the 36 people killed when fire engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse.

  • Crowd honors 'gift of freedom' from Pearl Harbor servicemen
    Crowd honors 'gift of freedom' from Pearl Harbor servicemen

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Thousands of people observed a moment of silence before fighter jets streaked across the sky during a ceremony Wednesday at Pearl Harbor marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II and left more than 2,300 service people ded.

  • Commander backs standing for national anthem at Pearl Harbor
    Commander backs standing for national anthem at Pearl Harbor

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris says those who served during the attack on Pearl Harbor never failed to stand for the national anthem.

  • Federal judge halts recount, sealing Trump's Michigan win
    Federal judge halts recount, sealing Trump's Michigan win

    DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots.

  • Feds: Hoax beliefs fueled death threats to Sandy Hook parent

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been charged with making death threats against the parent of a child who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre because she thought the attack was a hoax, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

  • Aimless pizza shop gunman latched onto internet, religion
    Aimless pizza shop gunman latched onto internet, religion

    SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Before he was charged with firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant, where he had been drawn by a fake news story, Edgar Maddison Welch was known as a well-meaning father of two girls who unnerved some with his religious fervor and sometimes had trouble detachin himself from the internet.

  • 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 him and five others, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before, national investigators said Wednesday.

  • Ohio House committee approves 20-week abortion ban

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hope to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

  • Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness
    Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A survivor of last year's massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud sound shattered the stillness. The basement room went dark.

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