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  • Death toll not expected to rise in California warehouse fire
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    Death toll not expected to rise in California warehouse fire

    (Reuters) - Police and fire officials in Oakland, California, said they do not expect the death toll to rise above 36 people but could not rule it out on Tuesday as they continued picking through debris from a blaze that engulfed a converted warehouse during a dance party.

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    Hedge fund Marcato takes Buffalo Wild Wings fight to franchisees

    Hedge fund manager Mick McGuire on Tuesday took his fight for change at casual restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings directly to franchise owners, saying they could have better access to innovations and grow more if his ideas were applied. In a letter to the company's franchisees, McGuire encouraged

  • Georgia to execute man for 1990 murder of father-in-law
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    Georgia to execute man for 1990 murder of father-in-law

    Georgia plans to execute on Tuesday a man who shot to death his father-in-law in a 1990 murder, then handcuffed and kidnapped his estranged wife and her sister. William Sallie, 50, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 7 p.m. EST at the state prison in Jackson. At the time of the murder, Sallie

  • California prepares to fight Trump on immigration, other issues
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    California prepares to fight Trump on immigration, other issues

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump's conservative populist agenda. On Monday, leaders of both houses of the legislature introduced measures to protect undocumented

  • Death toll rises to 36 from California warehouse inferno
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    Death toll rises to 36 from California warehouse inferno

    By Curtis Skinner and Peter Henderson OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - The death toll rose to 36 on Monday from a blaze that engulfed a converted warehouse during a dance party in Oakland, California, the greatest loss of life from a U.S. fire in over a decade, as searchers sifted charred ruins being treated

  • Security raised at L.A. rail line after threat warning from foreign country
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    Security raised at L.A. rail line after threat warning from foreign country

    Federal and Los Angeles officials said on Monday they had been alerted by authorities in another country to a "specific" threat against the city's Red Line commuter rail system, prompting them to beef up security and alert the public. "This threat is imminent, ... it is very specific

  • Threat called in against Los Angeles Red Line commuter rail system: officials
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    Threat called in against Los Angeles Red Line commuter rail system: officials

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal and local Los Angeles officials said on Monday a "specific" threat had been called in from another country against the city's Red Line commuter rail system, prompting them to alert the public.

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    Pentagon buried study that found $125 billion in wasteful spending: Washington Post

    A Defense Department study that proposed cutting $125 billion in administrative waste from the Pentagon budget was buried amid concerns the findings would give Congress an excuse to further slash defense spending, the Washington Post reported on Monday. The report, issued in January 2015, identified

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    With Dakota denial, outlook for U.S. pipelines turns murky

    By Liz Hampton HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army's denial of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, after permitting and legal obligations were followed, sets an uncertain precedent for new projects despite President-elect Donald Trump's promise to support energy infrastructure. The decision

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    Factbox: The Dakota Access Pipeline's long journey

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday turned down the request for an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to build under the Missouri River, after months of protests from Native American and climate activists. The following is a timeline of the project: December 2014 Energy Transfer

  • Sioux chief asks protesters to disband, Trump to review pipeline decision
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    Sioux chief asks protesters to disband, Trump to review pipeline decision

    By Ernest Scheyder and Terray Sylvester CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - A Native American leader asked thousands of protesters to return home after the federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline, despite the prospect of President-elect Donald Trump reversing the decision after he takes

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    Standing Rock Sioux chair: protesters can go home, hopes for Trump meeting

    By Ernest Scheyder FORT YATES, N.D (Reuters) - Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault said Monday that non-Sioux protesters can leave the North Dakota protest camp after the government ruled in their favor in a controversial pipeline project adjacent to their lands. The Army Corps of Engineers

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    Trump supports North Dakota pipeline, will review: spokesman

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump supports the construction of a pipeline in North Dakota, his spokesman said on Monday when asked about the government's ruling against the controversial project. "With regard to the Dakota Access Pipeline, that's something that we support

  • Prosecutor in accused New York bomber's case discloses probe of others
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    Prosecutor in accused New York bomber's case discloses probe of others

    U.S. authorities are investigating other domestic suspects in a probe that involves evidence to be used in the case against the man accused of injuring more than two dozen people in September bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Emil Bove

  • Suspect in Washington pizzeria shooting wanted to save kids: police
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    Suspect in Washington pizzeria shooting wanted to save kids: police

    A man charged with firing an assault rifle in a packed Washington pizzeria on Sunday told police he had read online that children were being held as sex slaves there and he wanted to rescue them, police said on Monday. The Comet Ping Pong restaurant for weeks had been the subject of fake news stories

  • Judge declares mistrial in ex-South Carolina policeman's murder trial
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    Judge declares mistrial in ex-South Carolina policeman's murder trial

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial on Monday after jurors weighing a murder charge against a white former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed a black motorist said they were deadlocked. A bystander's cell phone recorded North

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    Bavaria is sued in New York over paintings looted by Nazis

    Heirs to the German Jewish art dealer Alfred Flechtheim on Monday sued the German state of Bavaria, seeking the return of eight paintings by Max Beckmann, Juan Gris and Paul Klee that they said were looted by the Nazis. According to the complaint by Michael Hulton and his stepmother Penny, the widow

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    Houston Ship Channel reopens after damaged ship moved

    The Houston Ship Channel, which links the busiest U.S. petrochemical port to the Gulf of Mexico, reopened on Monday afternoon after a fire-damaged ship blocking the waterway was moved to a berth, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The channel was blocked for about an hour after the small tanker Jo Kiri reported

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    California bill would require reporting of 'superbug' infections, deaths

    A California state senator introduced a bill on Monday that would mandate reporting of antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths and require doctors to record the infections on death certificates when they are a cause of death. The legislation also aims to establish the nation’s most comprehensive

  • Gunman charged after threatening DC restaurant hit by fake news
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    Gunman charged after threatening DC restaurant hit by fake news

    A man who took a rifle into a Washington pizza restaurant on Sunday "to self-investigate" a fake news report that it was operating a child abuse ring has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, police in the U.S. capital said. Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said

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    Ohio man sentenced for plotting to attack Capitol

    An Ohio man was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a federal judge on Monday for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs in sympathy with Islamic State militants. Christopher Cornell, 22, of Green Township, Ohio, near Cincinnati was arrested in January 2015 and accused of planning to

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    California lawmakers seek to fight Trump deportation efforts

    California lawmakers planned on Monday to introduce legislation that would help protect undocumented immigrants under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, who campaigned on hard-line promises of mass deportations. The bills, if passed, would provide free legal services to undocumented

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    Texas sheriff's deputy killed after driving into sinkhole

    A Texas sheriff's deputy was killed after her car plunged into a 12-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up on a flooded two-lane street during drenching evening rains, San Antonio officials said on Monday. Dora Linda Nishihara's body was found inside an upturned car in the sinkhole, the Bexar County

  • U.S. top court weighs race challenges to legislative districts
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    U.S. top court weighs race challenges to legislative districts

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday struggled over how to determine when states have unlawfully considered race in drawing legislative districts as they weighed cases in which Republicans in Virginia and North Carolina were accused of trying to dilute the

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    New York to clamp down on hate crimes after Muslim officer attacked

    New York City officials on Monday vowed to swiftly find and prosecute any and all hate-crime suspects after a man threatened to kill an off-duty policewoman wearing a traditional Muslim head scarf. "If anybody's thinking in New York City about engaging in this type of behavior, just rest assured