• Death toll stands at 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

    A crowd holds candles during a vigil in memory of victims of a warehouse fire at Lake Merritt on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Family members and friends are being notified as firefighters continue a painstaking search for victims of the Oakland warehouse fire. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As crews searched the Oakland warehouse for more bodies, the founder of the arts collective stood near the gutted building Tuesday morning and said he was “incredibly sorry” and that everything he did was to bring people together.

  • Albuquerque to add anti-overdose drug to city first-aid kits

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — First-aid kits in Albuquerque’s libraries, community centers and other public buildings will now contain the anti-overdose drug naloxone.

  • Recovery of fire victims winds down; investigation looms

    Tex Allen, facing camera, offers hugs for mourners during a vigil in memory of victims of a warehouse fire at Lake Merritt on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Family members and friends are being notified as firefighters continue a painstaking search for victims of the Oakland warehouse fire. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some people managed to text loved ones goodbye and “I love you” before they died in an Oakland warehouse fire that claimed three dozen lives, officials said, as heart-rending reports of victims’ last moments emerged from the most lethal building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade.

  • ‘Crimetown’ looks at Rhode Island city’s corrupt underbelly

    In this Sept. 6, 2002, file photo, former Providence, R.I., Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci waves to supporters after being sentenced to federal prison for his conviction on racketeering conspiracy charges. Cianci is one of the characters of the 2016 serial podcast "Crimetown," set in the capital of the smallest state in the union where politicians and cops often grow up together. The creators expect to produce at least 18 first-season episodes in Providence. Cianci died on Jan. 28, 2016, in Providence. He was 74. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The podcast “Crimetown” opens with the mayor of Providence attacking a man with a lit cigarette and a fireplace log.

  • Gun-rights backers vow to ‘go on offense’ during Trump years

    In this May 20, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Louisville, Ky. Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly controlled by Republicans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump’s campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands.

  • As transit fares soar, NYC advocates push for discounts

    Samuel Santaella, 23, from the Queens borough of New York, speaks during an interview the offices of Riders Alliance, in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.  The Riders Alliance,  a commuter advocacy group, along with the anti-poverty group Community Service Society of New York, has been calling on Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio to include an estimated $200 million in the city’s preliminary budget plan this January that would help pay for discounted subway and bus rides.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    NEW YORK (AP) — For most New Yorkers, subways and buses are necessities of city living that fall right behind food, clothing and shelter. But with the price of 30-day MetroCard transit pass at $116.50, and possibly primed to rise as high as $121, they’re also on the verge of becoming unaffordable for the 1.7 million city residents living in poverty.

  • ABQ council member to introduce soccer, rape kit resolutions

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Expect some moves by Albuquerque City Council member Dan Lewis on Monday.