- Colleagues paint caustic portrait of artist colony founder
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to surround himself with followers but showed chilling disregard for their well-being, according to relatives, neighbors and acquaintances.
- The Latest: Warehouse manager: Didn't know about party
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local):
- No experience needed: Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary
NEW YORK (AP) â Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump's Cabinet picks have with agencies they're now being chosen to lead.
- 10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
- Mistrial declared in black motorist's shooting by officer
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.
- Sheriff: 'Don't believe' more bodies in warehouse fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire.
- Music therapist, teacher, teens among warehouse fire victims
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A therapist who used music to help kids cope with trauma. A woman who taught at a Montessori school. An energetic artist who could make friends with anyone.
- Obama legacy: Handing Trump a broad view of war powers
WASHINGTON (AP) — After eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief's authority to wage war around the globe. And that reading has continued to grow even as Obama prepares to pass control to Donald Trump.
- 2 Russian nurses killed in rebel shelling of Syria's Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Rebel shelling killed two Russian nurses and eight civilians Monday in Aleppo, and a Russian fighter jet crashed as it was returning to an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean after a sortie over Syria, but the pilot ejected safely, Moscow officials said.
- By accident or design, Trump signals tougher China policy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether by accident or design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward China, sparking warnings from both the outgoing Obama administration and Beijing.
- Heisman finalists: Jackson, Watson, Peppers, 2 Sooners
NEW YORK (AP) — After putting on a show in Death Valley back in October, Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Louisville's Lamar Jackson will face off again.
- Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Hawks 102-99
ATLANTA (AP) — Russell Westbrook extended his streak of triple-doubles to six games, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 102-99 victory over the skidding Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
- Column: Will Selig's entry crack open door to Hall of Fame?
Everything about baseball got bigger during Bud Selig's reign as commissioner.
- Winter meetings heat up: Melancon to Giants, Hill to Dodgers
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Albeit too late to save them this year, the San Francisco Giants got their closer.
- HEISMAN 2016: The spotlight isn't always easy for Jackson
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lamar Jackson's breakout into a Heisman Trophy favorite on the field has also required coming out of his shell when he's away from it.