The Oakland, California, warehouse that had been cobbled into artist studios that went up in flames late Friday did not have a permit to be used as a living space, nor did it have a permit for entertainment.
At least nine people died in the structure known as The Ghost Ship, where a late-night electronic dance party was underway when the blaze erupted. Officials said the only way down from the second story was via a stairwell constructed entirely of wooden pallets.
Green Party Drops Bid for Statewide Pennsylvania Recount
Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, in what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had framed as an effort to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated.
The decision came two days before a court hearing was scheduled in the case.
US Veterans Build Barracks for Pipeline Protesters in Frigid Weather
U.S. military veterans were building barracks Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation.
Veterans volunteering to be human shields have been arriving at the Oceti Sakowin camp near Cannon Ball, where they will work with protesters who have spent months demonstrating against plans to route the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, organizers said.
7 Ways To Have A Healthier Holiday Season
The next few weeks are often the happiest times for many people. Along with parties and family get togethers, there will be an abundance of delicious food. People who are trying to watch their weight, along with staying healthy, can follow these seven guidelines.
Everyone has friends or coworkers who always bring in candy, cookies, or other Christmas goodies. Do not feel guilty for politely declining.
3 Healthy Foods That Can Be Toxic If You Eat Too Much Of Them
We all understand that you can have too much of a good thing. Too much sun can damage your skin. Too much sleep can leave you feeling even more tired and depleted. These truths are widely understood. However, some of us may be surprised to discover that you can even have too much healthy food. Some usually healthy foods, when eaten in excess, can actually end up being detrimental to you overall well-being, instead of continuing to contribute to your health. Here are 3 healthy foods that can be toxic if you eat too much of them.
Signs You Might Have a Blood Clot
Blood clots form in arteries or veins. They can block arteries and prevent blood from reaching parts of an organ or body part. The resulting lack of oxygen in the area can result in death of tissue. They are life threatening if not treated. Therefore, any blood clot, or embolism requires immediate medical attention. They can form anywhere in the body but are most commonly found in:
Some people are more prone to blood clots than others.
Beijing Calls Taiwan President's Call to Trump 'a Small Trick'
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday he hopes Beijing's relationship with Washington will not be interfered with or damaged after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's telephone conversation with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen.
China's foreign minister characterized the conversation as "just a small trick by Taiwan."
China claims democratically ruled Taiwan as part of its territory and has never renounced the use of military force to bring the island under Beijing's control.