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    Fatal warehouse fire in Oakland

    A San Francisco Bay Area fire chief now says up to 25 people are unaccounted for after a fire in Oakland, Cal., that killed at least nine people Friday night.

  • Katie Couric interviews Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles
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    Katie Couric interviews Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles

    Between bites of a pepperoni (her topping of choice) pizza at John's Pizzeria in Times Square, American gymnast Simone Biles talked to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about balancing small pleasures like this with maintaining a healthy body image. (Yahoo News) Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News Read story and full interview: Simone Biles on Olympic glory, life in foster care and doing splits with President Obama by Sarah B. Boxer See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Petraeus on mishandling classified info: ‘I made a very serious mistake’
    Dylan Stableford

    Petraeus on mishandling classified info: ‘I made a very serious mistake’

    David Petraeus speaks to the media after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York last week. Retired Gen. David Petraeus admitted he made a “very serious mistake” in sharing classified information with his biographer when he was CIA director, adding that it would be up to the Senate to decide whether it should confirm or disqualify him should President-elect Donald Trump nominate him to be secretary of state. “Five years ago I made a very serious mistake,” Petraeus said in an interview with ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday.

  • Fidel Castro laid to rest
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    Fidel Castro laid to rest

    Fidel Castro’s ashes have arrived at a Santiago, Cuba cemetery to mark the start of funeral ceremonies for Fidel Castro. The salute sounded in the capital, Havana, as Fidel Castro’s ashes before they were taken to the cemetery in eastern Cuba where they will be interred at the end of a nine-day waiting period.

  • Photos of the day — December 3, 2016
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    Photos of the day — December 3, 2016

    Kyle Tress, of the United States, competes in a world cup men’s skeleton race in Whistler, British Columbia; People gather under a Christmas Tree, marking the beginning of Christmas season in Zgharta city, north Lebanon; and Students wait by the side of the road to catch a glimpse of the remains of former Cuban President Fidel Castro as they pass by on their four-day journey across the country in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Underground tunnels
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    Underground tunnels

    Stunning silhouettes under European cities reveal the size and splendor of the continents urban foundations. Photographer and content-manager, Anna Arinova, 28 from Moscow, Russia captured the awe-inspiring labyrinths in Russia and Germany.

  • The right-wing medical association that Trump’s health secretary choice belongs to
    Jerry Adler

    The right-wing medical association that Trump’s health secretary choice belongs to

    Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., tears a page from the national health care bill during a press conference at the Capitol in 2012. If you’re an American who misses the days when you could pick a doctor out of the phone book, write a check to pay for the visit and be done with it, you may be pleased to hear that the next president’s nominee to run the nation’s health system belongs to an organization that agrees with you. The nominee is Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., Donald Trump’s pick as secretary of health and human services, and the organization is the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, an Arizona-based group that promotes libertarian principles in health care — and an array of far-right conspiracy theories about many other topics.

  • Howard Dean drops out of Democratic leadership race, leaving Keith Ellison as the frontrunner
    Liz Goodwin

    Howard Dean drops out of Democratic leadership race, leaving Keith Ellison as the frontrunner

    Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., speaks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Monday, July 25, 2016. Rep. Keith Ellison’s bid to lead the Democratic National Committee got a shot in the arm Friday afternoon, as his chief rival for the spot, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, announced he was getting out of the race. “One of the problems we had in this election is we’ve got to connect more with young people — and that means not having faces like mine,” said Dean, 68, who ran as a presidential candidate in 2004, and led the DNC between 2005 and 2009.

  • Trump’s truth: the dinner-table standard
    Jerry Adler

    Trump’s truth: the dinner-table standard

    Call it the Lewandowski Doctrine: the proposition that in evaluating the statements of a candidate for president of the United States, the proper standard to apply is, How would this sound coming from my brother-in-law at the kitchen table? Specifically, Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, speaking at a forum Thursday night at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, was criticizing what he considered the media’s myopic focus on the accuracy of Trump’s statements during the campaign. You guys took everything that Donald Trump said so literally,” Lewandowski said.

  • Virginia school district bans 2 classic American novels for racial slurs
    Michael Walsh

    Virginia school district bans 2 classic American novels for racial slurs

    “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain are among the most challenged books in U.S. history. A school district in Virginia temporarily suspended the use of two classic American novels after a concerned mother complained about the racial slurs in them. The novels in question are “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain.

  • Photos of the day – December 2, 2016
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    Photos of the day – December 2, 2016

    A diver wearing a Saint Nicholas costume swims with the fishes in the big aquarium of the Multimar Wattforum in Toenning, Germany; supporters of president-elect Adama Barrow celebrate Barrow’s election victory in Banjul, Gambia and people hold posters while awaitng the arrival of the caravan carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro in Las Tunas, Cuba. These are just a few of the photos of the day for December 2, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Senators drafting bill to limit Trump-era deportations
    Michael Walsh

    Senators drafting bill to limit Trump-era deportations

    Democratic and Republican senators are reportedly crafting legislation that would put a limit on how many people President-elect Donald Trump would be allowed to deport if he reverses President Obama’s executive orders concerning illegal immigration.

  • Mall of America welcomes its first black Santa Claus
    Caitlin Dickson

    Mall of America welcomes its first black Santa Claus

    It’s that time of year when children line up in malls across the country for their chance to have a picture taken on Santa Claus’s lap and divulge their deepest Christmas wishes. It’s a longstanding American tradition, and this year, families that make the yuletide pilgrimage to the nation’s largest mall will be greeted by its first African-American Santa. “This is a long time coming,” Landon Luther told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

  • ‘Trump-like fearmongering’: S.F. police commissioner pans union’s jarring ad
    Michael Walsh

    ‘Trump-like fearmongering’: S.F. police commissioner pans union’s jarring ad

    San Francisco Police Commission President Suzy Loftus knocked a new advertisement from the city’s police union as a misleading piece of fearmongering. A narrator says that under a proposed city policy, police officers would be prohibited from shooting at the driver in this case — potentially leading to many deaths and injuries.

  • Donald Trump’s ‘USA Thank You Tour’
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    Donald Trump’s ‘USA Thank You Tour’

    Trump's event was the kickoff for what his team is billing as a "Thank You Tour," and his aides are quick to correct anyone who refers to it as a victory lap. All the rallies are expected to take place in key states where Trump scored victories.

  • Former Clinton staffers want Facebook to alert voters about Louisiana runoff race
    Liz Goodwin

    Former Clinton staffers want Facebook to alert voters about Louisiana runoff race

    A group of former Hillary Clinton campaign staffers is asking Facebook to expand its election alerts to include local races in time for a crucial Louisiana run-off election this month. The Clinton staffers formed a nonprofit called Flippable in the wake of their party’s crushing losses in November, in order to inform and organize Democrats around state and local races. Chris Walsh, a founder of Flippable who was the Clinton campaign’s Ohio regional out-of-state coordinator, said Facebook will consider their request if they are able to demonstrate a popular “outpouring of support.” The group has started a petition to prove that Facebook users would like to be reminded of local elections.

  • In Gen. Jim Mattis, Trump chooses a ‘warrior monk’ as secretary of defense
    Jerry Adler and Daniel Klaidman

    In Gen. Jim Mattis, Trump chooses a ‘warrior monk’ as secretary of defense

    Donald Trump was expecting a very different answer when he asked retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, at a meeting last month, for his views on the use of waterboarding. Mattis, who served in the Marines from 1969 until his retirement in 2013, represents a big change from the current secretary of defense, the bookish Ashton Carter, a former Harvard professor who was trained as a physicist.

  • Live updates: President-elect Donald Trump's rally in Cincinnati
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    Live updates: President-elect Donald Trump's rally in Cincinnati

    President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio for the first stop in Trump’s USA Thank You Tour 2016. Yahoo News’ Hunter Walker is on the ground in Cincinnati and will be providing coverage from the event.

  • The Obamas unveil the 2016 White House holiday decorations
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    The Obamas unveil the 2016 White House holiday decorations

    President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha light the 2016 National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. First lady Michelle Obama previewed this year’s holiday decorations in Washington on Tuesday, Nov., 29. "The Gift of the Holidays" is the theme, as the Obamas prepare for their final Christmas celebration in the White House. Ornaments on display spell out the word "girls" in 12 different languages, paying homage to Michelle Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative. (Getty/AP)

  • Levi’s CEO pens open letter to patrons: Leave your guns at home
    Michael Walsh

    Levi’s CEO pens open letter to patrons: Leave your guns at home

    Levi’s has a simple request: Come for the jeans, but leave the heat at home. Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh released an open letter Wednesday requesting that gun owners do not bring their firearms into any of their stores when shopping for jeans. “Providing a safe environment to work and shop is a top priority for us at Levi Strauss & Co. That imperative is quickly challenged, however, when a weapon is carried into one of our stores,” he wrote in the letter.

  • Trump returns to Indiana for victory lap on Carrier deal
    Colin Campbell

    Trump returns to Indiana for victory lap on Carrier deal

    Donald Trump traveled to Indiana on Thursday to celebrate the fact that the air-conditioning and furnace manufacturer Carrier Corp. will be keeping some of its jobs in Indianapolis, instead of moving more than 2,000 to Mexico. Trump, who was introduced to the crowd by his running mate, outgoing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, praised his V.P. pick as “such a wise decision for me.” Pence played a key role in crafting the deal with Carrier.

  • Photos of the day - December 1, 2016
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    Photos of the day - December 1, 2016

    A Romanian military medical student applies lipstick before taking part in Romania’s National Day parade in Bucharest, Romania; An HIV-positive Filipino lights candles around an AIDS symbol as he participates in an event in observance of World AIDS Day in Quezon city, Philippines; and, Displaced Iraqi children, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, stand at a fence at Debaga camp for the displaced on the outskirts of Erbil, Iraq. These are just a few of the photos of the day for December 1, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Report: Chris Christie looking at becoming GOP chair
    Dylan Stableford

    Report: Chris Christie looking at becoming GOP chair

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who lost his spot as chairman of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team last month, is reportedly eyeing a new job: Republican National Committee chairman. Politico reports that Christie has expressed interest in the post currently held by Reince Priebus, whom Trump has tapped as his chief of staff. Priebus, who was elected RNC chairman in 2011 and reelected in 2013, said he would remain as chair until a successor is named.

  • Bank robbery hostage crisis ends peacefully in Jacksonville, Fla.
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    Bank robbery hostage crisis ends peacefully in Jacksonville, Fla.

    A suspect was taken into custody after a hostage situation stemming from a bank robbery at a Jacksonville, Florida, bank, authorities said this morning. Eleven hostages are no longer inside, authorities said, adding that nobody was shot. A bank robbery was in progress earlier this morning when authorities arrived at the scene, and officials said a gunman was then holding hostages inside the bank.

  • Nobel laureates urge Trump to respect scientific integrity
    Michael Walsh

    Nobel laureates urge Trump to respect scientific integrity

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during his visit to Mexico last August. Dear Donald Trump: The scientific community is watching. More than 2,300 scientists, including 22 Nobel Prize winners, signed an open letter urging the president-elect and the incoming 115th Congress to ensure that the federal government will support scientific inquiry and rely upon it when shaping public policy.