December 5th, 2016

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The Latest: Warehouse manager: Didn’t know about party

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The founder of an Oakland artists’ colony where a fire killed at least 36 people during a party says he didn’t know the event was taking place and that police had visited the place several times. Derick ... Read More »


Outdoor education teacher killed when snowmobile breaks through ice in Manitoba

NELSON HOUSE, Man. – An outdoor education teacher from Miramachi, N.B., has been found dead near Nelson House, Man. David MacDonald’s body was found Sunday afternoon by members of the Nelson House RCMP detachment and the Cross Lake community fire department. Investigators determined his snowmobile broke through ice on Osik Lake. Nelson House Chief Marcel ... Read More »


PQ wins two of four byelections and keeps Pierre Karl Peladeau’s seat

MONTREAL – The Opposition Parti Quebecois retained two ridings in byelections on Monday in what was widely viewed as Jean-Francois Lisee’s first major test since he became leader of the sovereigntist party. One of the ridings was Saint-Jerome, which had been vacant since former PQ leader Pierre Karl Peladeau’s resignation from politics last May. The ... Read More »


Sheriff: ‘Don’t believe’ more bodies in warehouse fire

OAKLAND, Calif. – Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire. Authorities confirmed the death of Ara Jo as the death toll rose to 36. Prosecutors also said Monday ... Read More »


Authorities alerting more families of warehouse fire victims

OAKLAND, Calif. – Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire. Authorities confirmed the death of Ara Jo as the death toll rose to 36. Prosecutors also said Monday ... Read More »


Correction: Oil Pipeline-Protest story

CANNON BALL, N.D. – In a story Dec. 4 about an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would not grant the easement. The Army issued the decision to not approve the easement at this time. A corrected version of the ... Read More »


Colombians protest over rape, killing of 7-year-old girl

BOGOTA – Hundreds of angry Colombians are taking to the streets to protest the kidnapping and rape of a 7-year-old girl found strangled in an upper-class Bogota apartment. Police said Monday that security cameras captured the moment the girl was snatched while playing outside her home in a poor neighbourhood by a man driving a ... Read More »


Immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schools

PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. appeals court must decide if older immigrant and refugee students steered to an alternative high school in Pennsylvania are getting a meaningful education or are simply being passed through the system. Civil rights lawyers argued Monday that the Lancaster School District is sending immigrant students who are 17 to 21 years ... Read More »


Rolling Stone challenges verdict in UVa defamation case

RICHMOND, Va. – Rolling Stone magazine has asked a judge to overturn a jury’s verdict in the defamation case over its 2014 story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia. Jurors found in November that the magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo’s with its botched story ... Read More »


The Latest: Sheriff says more bodies not likely in fire

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern says sheriff’s officials don’t believe additional bodies will be found in the Oakland warehouse fire. Ahern told The Associated Press Monday he couldn’t be absolutely positive until the entire recovery effort was ... Read More »


Trial hears sect followers could foresee girls moved to U.S. for sexual purpose

CRANBROOK, B.C. – Three followers of a polygamous sect accused of taking girls across the border could have foreseen that sexual contact with older men would be a likely consequence of their actions, a special prosecutor told a British Columbia judge on Monday. Peter Wilson delivered closing arguments at the B.C. Supreme Court trial for ... Read More »