The Latest: 9 bodies recovered from burned Oakland warehouse
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on a deadly fire in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California (all times local):...
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Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel
SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) -- After a week of national mourning that reached near-religious peaks of adulation, Cuban President Raul Castro announced Saturday that his government would prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel and bar the construction of statues of him in keeping with the former leader's desire to avoid a cult of personality....
Rain and sorrow accentuate memorial for dead at Brazil club
CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) -- On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense soccer club who died in a plane crash....
AP INTERVIEW: Leader promises 'a new Gambia' after upset win
YUNDUM, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's newly elected president on Saturday vowed to free all political prisoners and urged exiles who fled the 22-year reign of Yahya Jammeh to return from abroad and help him reform the tiny West African country....
Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, in what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had framed as an effort to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated....
Green Party, election watchdogs get pushback in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Green Party's now-abandoned quest for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election - and, perhaps more importantly, an examination for malware inside of voting machines or systems - was met with stiff resistance, even before a state judge heard the case....
Latest 'juvenile lifer' leaves prison after 40 years
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has become the latest "juvenile lifer" to leave prison after serving more than 40 years for a crime committed when he was 17....
Foam fills Philadelphia streets after substation incident
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A possible explosion at a power substation in downtown Philadelphia sent waves of white foam billowing into the streets that spread across a two-block area....
Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump....
DA hopes new leads will solve teen's 1993 death near station
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Officials in suburban Philadelphia say new leads have come in this year in the unsolved 1993 murder of a teenager who disappeared from a train station....
Museum to auction wax figures of presidents, first ladies
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Gettysburg wax museum that features the likeness of every U.S. president and first lady has closed and the figures are up for auction....
Driver charged with DWI, negligent homicide in fatal crash
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has died in a car crash that the police say was likely the result of drunken driving....
Keys, lightbulbs tied to Thomas Edison sell at auction
DALLAS (AP) -- Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and some of the lightbulbs that he perfected sold for more than $60,000 at auction on Saturday....
A Donald Trump museum? Atlantic City historians consider it
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A group of historians in Atlantic City wants to open a museum dedicated to President-elect Donald Trump....
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it will ban smoking in public housing units in an effort to protect millions of low-income tenants from of secondhand smoke, while saving millions of dollars annually from property damage by preventable fires caused by smoking. The ban will apply to all homes that are publicly subsidized by the federal government. Scheduled to go into effect in 18 months, it could be overturned by the next President and Congress.
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