- Death toll hits 30 in inferno at art studio 'horror house'
December 4, 20164:30 PM ET
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party jumped to 30 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing.
- Former tenant: Oakland warehouse was unsafe makeshift space
December 4, 20165:01 PM ET
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.
- Warehouse gutted by blaze was home to Bohemian art space
December 3, 201610:16 PM ET
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The warehouse gutted by a blaze that killed at least nine people was home to musicians, painters, woodworkers, dancers and other artists who came together to make art and hold dance performances and parties. It was also a source of many complaints from neighbors.
- Army Corps blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline
December 4, 20164:54 PM ET
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.
- Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense' during Trump years
December 4, 201610:16 AM ET
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.
- Experts warn of mental health woes as wildfires ravage South
December 4, 201611:44 AM ET
ATLANTA (AP) â 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."
- Rare weasel returns to historic range in Washington state
December 4, 20161:13 PM ET
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — The elusive weasel-like mammal poked its head out of the wooden crate, glanced around and quickly darted into the thick forest of Mount Rainier National Park — returning to a landscape where it had been missing for seven decades.
- Trump faces pushback from base, allies over Romney musings
December 4, 20164:57 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — As President-elect Donald Trump stood onstage during the debut night of his "thank you" tour and teased that he was about to announce a surprise Cabinet pick, some in the Ohio crowd bellowed: "No Romney! No Romney!"
- Cuban exiles see only a glimmer of hope in Castro's funeral
December 4, 20163:50 PM ET
MIAMI (AP) — In the heart of Miami's Little Havana, Cuban exile Armando Garcia said Sunday's funeral of Fidel Castro granted neither simple closure nor optimism for immediate change, but was a glimmer of hope for democracy in Cuba.
- Jewish family battles Spain museum over art looted by Nazis
December 4, 20164:09 PM ET
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust, they surrendered their Camille Pissarro masterpiece in exchange for their lives.