Death toll rises to 36 in Oakland fire

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The death toll from the Oakland warehouse fire over the weekend has now risen to 36, officials said in a news conference Monday.

Italy's PM Renzi to resign after referendum defeat

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Italian center-left Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he will resign on Monday, after conceding an "extraordinary clear" defeat in an Italian constitutional…

Hawaii: Island of sand, surf and snow

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Hawaiians more used to dusting sand than ice from their feet have been warned that a winter storm may bring heavy snow to Big Island peaks overnight.

Up to six…

'They want us to be silent': Hong Kong lawmaker under threat speaks out

One of the leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement has vowed to take to the streets again if the Hong Kong government succeeds in unseating him and three other…

Visit hopes to allay Japanese fears about Trump

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter arrived in Japan Monday, a visit that comes amid fears that President-elect Donald Trump might pivot away from the…

Police: Man investigating anti-Clinton 'pizzeria' conspiracy

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A suspect arrested Sunday with an assault rifle at a Washington, DC pizzeria admitted he had come to investigate an online conspiracy theory, Washington's…

Russia's arms sales rising while America's drops

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Sales of arms by American defense companies have declined for the fifth consecutive year in 2015, while European firms saw their sales jump.

Despite the drop,…

Dakota Access Pipeline: What happens next?

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The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline -- the $3.8 billion project expected to move 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day across the Midwest -- lasted long…

Aleppo: Girl's Twitter account goes silent

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Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old Syrian girl who captured the world's attention with heartbreaking Twitter posts about the bombing of Aleppo, disappeared from social…

Oakland fire: 33 bodies found; 70% of building still to be searched

At least 33 people have been confirmed dead, including teenagers and a deputy's son, in a massive blaze that gutted a converted warehouse over the weekend…

Italy, Austria sends message to EU: Hold tight

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Europeans rode an emotional roller coaster Sunday. Up, then down.

The resignation of Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in the early hours of Monday signaled…

11 dead, dozens injured in Karachi hotel fire

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A fire in the Regent Plaza Hotel in Karachi, Pakistan, killed eleven people early on Monday morning, local time, and left another 75 injured, officials told…

Dakota Access Pipeline to be rerouted

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Celebrations, tears of joy, chanting and drumming rang out among thousands of protesters at the Standing Rock site after the Army Corp of Engineers announced…

Oakland warehouse fire: What was the Ghost Ship?

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As far as city officials in Oakland, California, were concerned, the dilapidated two-story structure at 1305 31st Avenue with the cracked, rusting facade was a…

Pipeline protesters: Our 'prayers have been answered'

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Cheers rang out at a protest camp in North Dakota on Sunday, as the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters learned that the US Army Corps of Engineers…

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has resigned, in a move that shocked many observers.

Key had been in power since 2008, and leader of the ruling National…

'Westworld' unlocks more mysteries in season finale

This review contains spoilers from Sunday's "Westworld" season finale.

"Westworld," appropriately, had a maze at the center of its story, since its arcane and…

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