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  1. Trump faces decision on letting Americans sue over Cuba property


    Despite signals that President-elect Donald Trump may halt new relations with Cuba, those working to improve them say he'll have a hard time reversing two years of momentum set in motion by his predecessor.

  2. 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.

  3. Former tenant: Oakland warehouse was unsafe makeshift space


    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. …

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


    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.

  5. Fidel Castro's ashes interred in private ceremony in Cuba (w/ video)


    SANTIAGO, Cuba — Fidel Castro's ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century.