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Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Investigators honed in on a refrigerator and other electrical appliances as possible causes of the fire at a warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people, as crews were set to finish their search for bodies....

AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, the AP reported on Pearl Harbor
HONOLULU (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE - On Dec. 7, 1941, as Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, The Associated Press' chief of bureau in Honolulu, Eugene Burns, was unable to get out the urgent news of the historic attack that would draw the U.S. into World War II. The military had already taken control of all communication lines, so Burns was left without a line to the outside world. In Washington, AP editor William Peacock and staff got word of the attack from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's press secretary. In the language and style used by journalists of his era, including the use of a disparaging word to describe the Japanese that was in common use, Peacock dictated the details of the announcement. Seventy-five years after their original publication, the AP is making the dispatches available to its subscribers....

Survivor recalls fear, anger on day of Pearl Harbor attack
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- Surprise, fear, anger and pride overcame Jim Downing as Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor....

Time to reconcile: 2 cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy
TOKYO (AP) -- Seventy-five years after a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the mayor of his hometown is joining his Honolulu counterpart to mark the anniversary - as friends....

Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America's forests
PETERSHAM, Mass. (AP) -- In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it's easy to miss one of the tree's nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the Hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree....

Federal judge weighs whether to end Michigan recount
DETROIT (AP) -- A federal judge could decide whether to end Michigan's presidential recount after the state's second-highest court said the Green Party nominee was ineligible to seek a second look at millions of ballots....

LA authorities boost security after threatened rail attack
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The FBI said Tuesday it found no evidence that a bomb threat which prompted heightened security at a Los Angeles subway station was real and the anonymous caller who made it may have reported similar phony threats in the past....

Michigan recount now in doubt; Pennsylvania sets hearing
DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan's presidential recount suddenly appears in doubt after a state appeals court said the Green Party candidate's poor showing disqualified her from seeking a second look at the votes....

Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to "read" traffic signals ahead and tell the motorist how long the wait will be....

Poet, nail art lover among warehouse fire victims
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- There was a mortuary worker who dreamed of being a painter or photographer. A poet who texted her father Kurt Vonnegut lines. A music manager known for her love for nail art....

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