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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 7:57 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for artists. The building was often freezing cold. Water and power were sometimes stolen from neighbors, who would get angry and shut them off. Once, a generator blew up, and residents quickly doused the flames, she said. Mack, a 58-year-old tech...

Updated at 7:53 AM

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) " Amina Hamawy burst into tears and then fainted when she returned to eastern Aleppo to find that looters had ransacked her home. "Where am I? What happened?" she asked after her husband and daughter revived her. "We have lost...

Updated at 7:52 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " Syrian activists say Russian and Syrian aircraft have stepped up their assaults on the rebel-held province of Idlib, a day after air raids killed more than 60 people. The activist-run Local Coordination Committees is reporting...

Updated at 7:44 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an underground dance party in a warehouse that visitors called a death...

Updated at 7:43 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred building...

Updated at 7:32 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Supreme Court is taking up a pair of cases in which African-American voters maintain that Southern states discriminated against them in drawing electoral districts. The justices are hearing arguments Monday in...

Updated at 7:25 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up " whether it's to celebrate or commiserate. There are parties and protests to attend, stars to gawk...

Updated at 7:24 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal...

Updated at 5:44 AM

BEIJING (AP) " With Donald Trump's latest tweets touching on highly sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign...

Updated at 5:15 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and...

Updated at 5:14 AM

DETROIT (AP) " Michigan must begin its presidential recount at noon Monday, a federal judge ruled in a late-night order that could make it more likely the state will complete the count ahead of a Dec. 13 deadline. In his ruling Sunday...

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