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Warehouse fire survivor: People 'dying right in front of me'
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming vibe....

Sound engineer, attorney among Oakland fire victims
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A popular sound engineer, a young attorney and a woman described as a visionary were among the people killed in a fire that engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse. The Alameda County Sheriff's Department has released the names of all 36 victims. They ranged in age from 17 to 61....

KKK, other racist groups disavow the white supremacist label
PELHAM, N.C. (AP) -- In today's racially charged environment, there's a label that even the KKK disavows: white supremacy....

Workers at endangered Indiana plant feel forgotten by Trump
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- A full parking lot and 50-hour workweeks belie the anxiety at the United Technologies-owned factory outside a small northeastern Indiana city, where Mike Harmon and co-workers wonder whether they aren't just stockpiling parts for when the company sends their 700 jobs to Mexico....

Patrons use dough to back pizza place targeted by fake news
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's at least a slice of good news for a pizza restaurant in the nation's capital caught up in fake news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats....

Dylann Roof's confession and journal detail racist beliefs
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Prosecutors are using the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof's own words to portray him as a cruel angry racist at his death penalty trial....

Defendant in murder trial insists drunken Will Smith had gun
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith insisted Saturday that he did so only after a drunken, irate Smith retrieved a gun from his damaged SUV following an April 9 car crash....

Chapel of Love lost to fire that ravaged city in Smokies
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- The wildfires that killed 14 people and tore through Gatlinburg also stole an iconic venue from this city at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains whose nickname is "the wedding capital of the South."...

Freezing rain downs trees, powerlines in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Freezing rain downed trees and power lines and stranded some light-rail passengers in Portland for about three hours Saturday as the first winter storm of the season continued....

Governor Joe Piscopo? Comedian eyes run in New Jersey
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Joe Piscopo's Frank Sinatra impression, made famous from his days on "Saturday Night Live," has gotten an update....

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