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Extreme Wyoming cold frosts even Moscow Ballet
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- It got so cold in Wyoming, even the Moscow Ballet couldn't move....

Pizza shop gunman says he regrets how he handled situation
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- The man accused of firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant said he regrets how he handled the situation but refused to completely dismiss the false online claims involving a child sex ring that brought him there....

Major survey of transgender Americans finds pervasive bias
NEW YORK (AP) -- The largest-ever survey of transgender Americans paints a grim picture of pervasive discrimination and harassment, to the point that many of them attempt suicide at some point....

Investigators to look at electrical system in Oakland fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Federal officials investigating a fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse plan to bring in engineers to examine the building's electrical system, as they try to pinpoint the cause of a blaze that has cast a spotlight on similar artists' colonies around the country that offer cheap housing but unsafe living conditions....

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....

An officer and a refugee: New policeman straddles worlds
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Soon after arriving in New Hampshire as a teenager, Abdesselam Baddaoui met two fellow refugees who accidentally ended up involved in a criminal case because, after being instructed about domestic violence laws, the wife mistakenly believed she had to call police any time she and her husband argued....

Correction: Baltimore-Fatal Bus Crash story
BALTIMORE (AP) -- In a story Dec. 7 about a school bus crash in Baltimore, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the driver of the school bus involved in a fatal crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was named Jonathan Walker. His name is Johnthony Walker....

The Latest: Defense: Dylann Roof's mother had heart attack
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the federal death-penalty trial of a white man charged with killing nine black people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):...

USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, jolting residents of the coastal town of Ferndale but bringing no immediate reports of damage or injuries....

Sheriff: Teen killed staffer while trying to leave ranch
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A teenager accused of killing a staff member at a youth treatment center and injuring another worker carried out the attacks because he wanted to leave the ranch, not because of a grudge against either person, a Utah sheriff said Wednesday....

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