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Police report 'casualties' in fire at warehouse party

She said those numbers came from residents who said these people had not been seen since the fire erupted. "It was like a maze nearly". According to the event's Facebook page , the party started at 9 p.m. The fire raged through the building so quickly and got out of control at one point, forcing firefighters to pull back, reports said. Friends and family of party-goers were on social media early Saturday looking to confirm the whereabouts of loved ones, the East Bay Times reported.

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Officials ID couple killed in Gatlinburg wildfire

Canadians John and Marilyn Tegler, the parents of Woodstock Fire Chief Scott Tegler, were set to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary before they were tragically killed with 11 others in the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

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Obama: Health care act is law, US can't go backward

And it's true that with skyrocketing drug costs and high insurance costs, many Americans haven't benefited from the expansive government foray into the health care system, and for some their health care situations have even worsened under it.

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Police hail parents who found, disarmed son at Utah school

One of the students in that classroom at Mueller Park Junior School in Utah - Aliza - explains what happened and how the boy's parents intervened. Thursday's frightening incident began about 8:15 a.m. when the 15-year-old boy walked into the school, 955 E. 1800 South. The boy didn't say a word as a teacher and one of 26 students tried to talk him out of firing again, giving his parents a few extra seconds to arrive.

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The Creator of the Big Mac Has Died

During his life, he would own and operate 47 other McDonald's restaurants, making him one of the company's largest ever franchise holders. "I tried for two years to have McDonald's let me try to make this Big Mac and they said no", Delligatti said , adding, "They figured, why go to something else if [the original menu] was working so well?" McDonald's rode the Big Mac's popularity through the end of the 20th Century.

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Tacoma shooter impersonated police officer two weeks before fatal shooting

She was there at the house to pick up some items. I want to say that the Tacoma Police Department handled this matter with such professionalism despite their own being shot. The shooting remains under investigation by multiple agencies, including the FBI and the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office, which will review material to be sure that the police followed their policies in responding to the incident.

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Death toll rises to 5 after storms hit South

Paula Cooper, a deputy circuit clerk in Itawamba County, said storms had damaged buildings in Fulton and the county remained under severe weather warnings, so elections officials were sent home. "This State of Emergency will activate state agencies to assist communities in whatever way necessary, to ensure our people get the help they need". In neighboring MS people were said to be trapped inside a camp house in Noxubee County as four homes were destroyed by the strong winds.

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Police locate estranged husband of IN woman who disappeared IN Florida

A U.S. Marshals spokesperson did not return a message by press time. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office has been working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to locate Madison who was last seen November 27 jogging near her family's home in Ormond-by-the-Sea.

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Slager Trial Deadlocked, Desires to Continue Deliberations

Jury deliberations in the Michael Slager case in Charleston will resume Monday after the jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision following three days of deliberation. Slager could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of murder in the death of Scott. According to the official report , in the April 2015 incident, Scott bolted from his auto while Slager was walking back to his vehicle to check license details.

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Sherri Papini update from Shasta County sheriff

Bosenko spoke to GMA about Papini's condition and the brand found on her body. Bosenko says there is still no motive for the abduction and is not sure whether Papini was a specific target or randomly chosen as she jogged near her home. pic.twitter.com/cXvuPf9fJm - NorCal Alliance (@NorCalAlliance1) November 25, 2016 "I would think that was some sort of either an exertion of power and control and/or maybe some type of message that the brand contained", Bosenko said.

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Canadian couple among the dead in Tennessee wildfire

Authorities have arrested a man on charges of setting an eastern Tennessee wildfire that burned 65 acres. Rain provided some relief on Wednesday and Tennessee emergency authorities said that all wildfires in Gatlinburg were now extinguished, though some were still smouldering.

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With no verdict, Michael Slager jury to resume deliberations Monday

Just after 4 p.m., Newman called attorneys involved with the Slager case into the courtroom and said one juror had written him a note saying he or she could not in good conscience accept a guilty verdict. Slager, who is white, pulled Scott over in April 2015 for having a broken taillight on his vehicle. Shortly after requesting the testimony, the jury again sent a note to the judge, this time saying, "It is clear that jurors will not be able to reach a consensus".

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Kjetil Jansrud wins first World Cup downhill of season

Winner Kjetil Jansrud, right, of Norway, congratulates third placed fellow-countryman Aksel Lund Svindal after completing an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Val D'Isere, France, Saturday, Dec. "I think a lot of it is mental strength", Svindal said. Svindal said the high standards set by his teammates in training helped him return at such a high level.

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Jansrud, Svindal 1-2 in World Cup opener

This was Svindal's second podium finish having been runner-up behind Jansrud in the Super-G event, his first race following a tenth-month injury lay-off. While Jansrud was only 18th fastest at either of the two speed checks, Fill was the only racer to hit 122 kph (76 mph). Marcel Hirscher, the five-time defending overall World Cup victor, will seek to restore Austrian pride in a giant slalom on Sunday.

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Jury Pool of 67 Chosen for Dylann Roof Trial

The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof in the Charleston church shootings (all times local): 7:35 p.m. The pretrial conference will be held Monday. Roof, 22, faces dozens of federal charges, including hate crimes and obstruction of the practice of religion, in connection with the June 2015 slayings at Mother Emanuel.

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Hillary Clinton loses presidential vote recount in MI

The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced that amount as the required fee to start the recount process, but in its announcement today it noted that "there was an error in adding up figures" from the state's 72 county clerks, so the actual total is $3,898,340.

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Poll shows Obamacare started looking a lot better after the election

Fifty-two percent of those who supported Trump say the cost of health care for them and their family will get better under repeal, and many say the quality of their health care (39 percent) and their ability to get and keep health insurance (35 percent) would get better.

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Butler, Wade lead Bulls to 111-105 win over Cavaliers

Lue also was reminded of James' quote after the loss to the Clippers, which read like an invitation for the media to question the Cavs should they not get back on track in Chicago. JJ Redick scored 23 points , Chris Paul scored 16 and Blake Griffin scored 13, and matched his career high with 11 assists for the Clippers, who were coming off an embarrassing double-overtime loss in Brooklyn.

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Trump taps SC Gov Haley and charter school backer DeVos

Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations, the first woman tapped for a top-level administration post during his White House transition so far. Her presence in Mr Trump's cabinet may well comfort those anxious about the after-effects of an election that divided America. According to the Post and Courier of Charleston, her global experience involves negotiating development deals with worldwide companies who want to work in SC.

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Democratic anti-Trump electors raising money off the effort

Bret Chiafalo, right, announce that they're asking members of the Electoral College to pick a Republican "consensus candidate" rather than Donald Trump during a news conference in front of the Legislative Building, Wednesday, Nov. "At this point it's about harm reduction, about saving our country from being the most divided it's been since the civil war". In Washington, faithless electors face a $1,000 fine.

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Trump suggests jailing flag burners, defying constitutional protections

After Tuesday's tweet from President-Elect Trump, the reaction on social media included some who support punishment, like Travis Ragan. Ultimately it would be challenged before the Supreme Court after Trump fills the vacancy created by Justice Scalia's death.

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Donald Trump, Mike Pence speak in Cincinnati for 'Thank You' tour

President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he plans to leave his business " in total " to focus on the White House but has so far provided no detail of how he will do that, pledging to discuss the matter at a news conference on December 15 in NY with his children, some of whom are business associates.

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Elizabeth Warren slams Trump's Treasury pick

Given Mnuchin's "history of profiting off the victims of predatory lending, I look forward to asking him how his Treasury department would work for Americans who are still waiting for the economic recovery to show up in their communities", said Ron Wyden, senator of OR and the top democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, in a statement .

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Michael Slager Murder Trial: Jury Breaks for Weekend Without Verdict

Judge Clifton Newman read the letter to the court in which the juror wrote he "can't in good conscience approve a guilty verdict" and would not change his mind. Manslaughter, a lesser crime, carries with it a sentence of two to 30 years in prison. If no verdict is reached, the judge said he would declare a mistrial and re-try the case later with a different jury.

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Victims identified in Pella Wal-Mart crash

A shopper, Ruth DeJong, 79, of Pella, also died in the crash. Ludwig said an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the accident and that the names of the deceased were being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Nate Ludwig said there's no reason to believe this was an intentional act, but it's still unclear why it happened. Residents of Pella - a community of 10,000 residents 40 miles southeast of Des Moines - have been shaken since the ...

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Cars line up to see wildfire-ravaged Tennessee city; 13 dead

Based on preliminary surveys, the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa in Gatlinburg "is likely entirely gone", the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency announced. Jared Summers was released from the hospital, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center plastic surgeon Dr. Blair Summitt said he anticipates the other two young men should be able to leave in about a week.

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Residents prepare return to scorched Gatlinburg

I get emotional when people ask me what I can do for you because, you know, we're fine. When I was a child, my family and I went down there for our family vacations. She gave no details on any specific cases. The speed and size of the fires meant that many people fled with little more than the clothes they were wearing.

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Trump backers ask courts to halt or prevent 3 state recounts

A court hearing on the recount request will take place Monday. "Indeed, on the basis of nothing more than speculation, Stein asks that MI residents endure an expensive, time-consuming recount , and the scrutiny and hardship that comes with it".

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OR fires head coach Mark Helfrich after four seasons

With the University of OR head coaching position officially open, Chip Kelly isn't changing his tune. This time, expect OR to hire from the outside. Several names have been floated out there by media outlets and fans alike. Kelly said he and Helfrich talked Wednesday morning after the news broke.

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Trump transition: Recount efforts challenged in three U.S. states

Trump also believes that Stein's move is one of greed saying, "This recount is just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than 1 per cent of the vote overall and wasn't even on the ballot in many states, to fill her coffers with money, most of which she will never even spend on this ridiculous recount ".

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Mattis Pick for Defense Opens Debate in Congress on Ex-Generals

A year later, Mattis came under scrutiny during one of the more high-profile criminal investigations of the Iraq war, the shooting deaths of 24 Iraqis by Marines. Mattis, shown in a 2011 file photo, spent more than four decades in the USA military. For him to be confirmed, Congress would first have to approve legislation bypassing a law that bars retired military officers from becoming Defense Secretary within seven years of leaving active duty.

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Ohio State attacker may have been inspired by ISIS

He was a community college student from 2014 to 2016 before transferring to Ohio State at the start of this semester. View photos Police investigate the scene where an individual used a vehicle to crash into a group of students outside of Watts Hall on the Ohio State University campus on November 28, 2016.

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Man Who Admitted To Killing Former NFL Player Released From Custody

Ronald Gasser , the man who shot and killed Joe McKnight Thursday afternoon, was arrested in 2006 for an altercation at the same Terrytown intersection where Gasser shot McKnight this week. No gun was found in McKnight's possession, Normand said. The sheriff didn't immediately announce any charges and cautioned repeatedly against a rush to judgment.

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Dow tops 19000 as retailers lead stocks to new records

Discount store chains made large gains, but health care companies tumbled, The Associated Press reported. Medical device maker Medtronic plunged 10 percent after reporting sales that fell short of estimates and cutting its profit forecast.

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Robby Mook: Trump benefited from Russian Federation 'intervening in the election'

At one point, Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri told Trump's team, "I would rather lose than win the way you guys did". "The American people didn't". As Trump's team basked in the glow of its victory and singled out for praise its campaign's chief executive, Stephen K. Bannon, who was absent, the row of grim-faced Clinton aides who sat opposite them bristled.


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