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Updated at 5:53 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " There was a mortuary worker who dreamed of being a painter or photographer. A poet who texted her father Kurt Vonnegut lines. A music manager known for her love for nail art. They were among the 36 people killed when flames raced through a dance party Friday at a converted Oakland warehouse. Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Tya Modeste said of the 36 victims found, 26 of their families have been notified. Another nine have been tentatively identified.

Updated at 5:39 AM

DETROIT (AP) " Michigan's presidential recount suddenly appears in doubt after a state appeals court said the Green Party candidate's poor showing disqualified her from seeking a second look at the votes. Meanwhile, the fate of a statewide...

Updated at 5:32 AM

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) " A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing at least 54 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. Maj.

Updated at 5:12 AM

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) " The Latest on a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The army chief in Indonesia's Aceh province says 54 people have died in the quake that struck early...

Updated at 4:50 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The CEOs of AT&T and Time Warner are heading to Capitol Hill in a bid to convince senators that a merger of their two companies will mean innovative new experiences for consumers. They can expect a skeptical...

Updated at 3:36 AM

BIREUEN, Indonesia (AP) " A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and causing dozens of buildings to collapse. A frantic rescue effort involving dozens of villagers,...

Updated at 3:13 AM

TOKYO (AP) " Japan's defense chief said Wednesday she believes her country's alliance with the United States will endure in the Trump administration because it benefits both countries. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada was asked about...

Updated at 3:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " After meeting with Donald Trump on Tuesday, Japanese tech billionaire Masayoshi Son said he will invest $50 billion in new startups in the United States, committing to creating 50,000 new jobs over an unspecified time...

Updated at 3:00 AM

The moment Chicago Fire fans have been waiting for finally happened: Casey (

Updated at 2:56 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) " The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local): 10:50 a.m. The chief of the district nearest the epicenter of a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck...

Updated at 2:41 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " An Ohio bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is headed to the governor's desk. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled state House voted to approve the so-called "heartbeat bill" Tuesday...

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