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The collapse of the Oakland, Calif., warehouse roof sent debris throughout the building late Friday. More bodies have been discovered, bringing the death toll to at least 33.New York Times

Criminal investigators join probe of Oakland fire as death toll rises to 33

OAKLAND, Calif. — Alameda County prosecutors have assigned criminal investigators to probe the Oakland warehouse fire as the death toll has risen to at least 33. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced the move Sunday as the grim search continued. As of late Sunday, searchers had only covered about 35 percent of the b …

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  1. Japanese prime minister plans landmark visit to Pearl Harbor

    World

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with President Barack Obama later this month, becoming the first Japanese leader to visit the site of the attack on Hawaii 75 years ago that thrust America into World War II.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with President Barack Obama later this month, becoming the first Japanese leader to visit the site of the attack on Hawaii 75 years ago that thrust America into World War II. [Bloomberg photo by Akio Kon]
  2. Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

    National

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key administration posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson during Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's roundtable meeting with the Republican Leadership Initiative in his offices at Trump Tower in New York, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. [Associated Press]
  3. Criminal investigators join probe of Oakland fire as death toll rises to 33

    Nation

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Alameda County prosecutors have assigned criminal investigators to probe the Oakland warehouse fire as the death toll has risen to at least 33.

    The collapse of the Oakland, Calif., warehouse roof sent debris throughout the building late Friday. More bodies have been discovered, bringing the death toll to at least 33.
  4. Former tenant: Oakland warehouse was unsafe makeshift space

    Nation

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shelley Mack, a onetime tenant of the converted warehouse dubbed the "Ghost Ship," found the rental in an ad on Facebook. She paid about $700 a month in rent, along with a security deposit of the same amount and a one-time contribution of about $700 to a fund meant to go toward improvements. …

  5. Death toll hits 30 in inferno at 'horror house' art studio party (w/video)

    Nation

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party jumped to 30 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing.

    Firefighters on the roof of a building adjacent to the site of a deadly warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif.. Emergency responders found at least nine people dead at the scene of a fire in a warehouse that was hosting an electronic music party on Dec. 2. [New York Times]