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Former tenant: Oakland warehouse was unsafe makeshift space

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 2:03pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Shelley Mack, a one-time tenant of the converted warehouse dubbed the "Ghost Ship" found the rental in an ad on Facebook. She paid about $700 a month in rent, along with a security deposit of the same amount and a one-time contribution of about $700 to a fund meant to go toward improvements. She said none were ever made....
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Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 2:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus' guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to serve as the nation's top diplomat....
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Skiing Santas tackle the slopes in annual Maine charity

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 11:55am
NEWRY, Maine (AP) -- Whether he's called Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Pere Noel, he had a slew of jolly, red-suited lookalikes hit the ski slopes on Sunday in Maine....
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Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 9:55am
Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals....
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Death toll in warehouse fire rises to 24, with more expected

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:55am
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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Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense' during Trump years

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:55am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands....
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Experts warn of mental health woes as wildfires ravage South

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 6:54am
ATLANTA (AP) -- When U.S. Forest Ranger Jody Bandy confronted the man in the Pisgah National Forest, he said he'd been at the nearby wildfire and "couldn't take it anymore."...
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Democrats' task: Rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 5:53am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Democrats need 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....
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Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:51am
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....
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The Latest: At least 21 killed in Idlib province airstrikes

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:51am
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):...
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Fidel Castro's ashes arrive at Cuba cemetery for interment

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:51am
SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) -- The Latest on the funeral of Fidel Castro in Santiago, Cuba (all times local):...
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Trump's call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 12:50am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United States, while also inflaming the complex relationships between the U.S., mainland China, and the self-governing island China regards as a renegade province....
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No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo is crushed

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 12:50am
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....
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Italians vote in referendum; Renzi vows to quit if he loses

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 12:50am
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....
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Austrians vote for president in election watched Europe-wide

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:50pm
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....
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Fidel Castro's final resting spot shrouded in mystery

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:49pm
SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) -- About a year ago, trucks full of building materials began arriving at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago. On Saturday, a white cloth was draped over a new structure near the mausoleum for Cuban independence leader Jose Marti....
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Penn State gives playoff committee something to ponder

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:49pm
The College Football Playoff selection committee was given something to ponder by Penn State....
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Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:48pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office....
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