Warehouse fire death toll climbs to 33

Two women watch the scene of a warehouse fire, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Officials said they are continuing to search the charred rubble from the fatal fire that ripped through a late-night dance party in a converted warehouse earlier in the weekend. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing.

Feds block Dakota Access oil pipeline route

A crowd gathers in celebration at the Oceti Sakowin camp after it was announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won't grant easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won’t grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe’s water source and cultural sites.

Family battles museum over art looted by Nazis

This Sept. 22, 2014 photo made available by Professor Jonathan Petropolous shows Camille Pissarro's 1897 Impressionist masterpiece, "Rue Saint-Honoré, dans l'après-midi. Effet de pluie," during an examination at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid. In the 16-year battle over this priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust in 1939, the Jewish couple had to surrender their masterpiece in exchange for their lives. What they disagree on is who owns the painting now. Are the owners the descendants of Cassirer or the Spanish museum that acquired the painting decades ago in good faith. On Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, the case will be argued in a federal appeals court. (Jonathan Petropolous via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust, they surrendered their Camille Pissarro masterpiece in exchange for their lives.

Trump inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing

FILE - This combination of two photos shows U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, left, speaking during a "USA Thank You" tour event in Cincinatti Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, delivering a speech during National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Trump spoke Friday, Dec. 2, with Tsai, a move that will be sure to anger China. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Chinag Ying-ying, File)

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United States, while also inflaming the complex relationships between the U.S., mainland China, and the self-governing island China regards as a renegade province.

Some relief as leftist candidate wins in Austria

Alexander Van der Bellen, candidate of the Austrian Greens, and his wife Doris Schmidauer arrive at a polling station for casting their votes in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Austria holds presidential elections in a contest pitting a left-leaning contender against a right-winger supported by a populist anti-immigration party. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

VIENNA (AP) — Left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and his message of moderation and tolerance prevailed in Austria’s presidential election Sunday, with preliminary results showing him with an unbeatable margin over right-wing rival Norbert Hofer.

Officials seek cause of massive Boston-area fire

Cambridge and surrounding fire departments battle a fire on and around Berkshire street in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (Mark Garfinkel/The Boston Herald via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — Fire investigators on Sunday were trying to determine what caused a massive blaze that ripped through a Boston-area neighborhood, displacing an estimated 60 to 80 people but “miraculously” resulting in no serious injuries or deaths.

Syrian army tells rebels in Aleppo to leave or die

Syrian children who were displaced with their family from eastern Aleppo play in the village of Jibreen south of Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Aid agencies say that more than 30,000 people have fled rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo that have been under tight siege since July. Over the past two weeks, government forces launched an offensive in which they regained control of nearly half areas that had been held by insurgents in their deepest push since the city became contested in July 2012.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — The Syrian army on Sunday ordered rebels in Aleppo to leave the city or face “inevitable death,” as a series of airstrikes on the neighboring Idlib province killed at least 50 people, including several children.

Gun-rights backers to ‘go on offense’ in Trump years

FILE - 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.

Italians vote on reforms; PM to quit if he loses

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is flanked by his wife Agnese as he casts his ballot at a polling station in Pontassieve, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Italians are voting in a referendum on constitutional reforms that is being closely watched abroad to see if Italy is the next country to reject the political status quo. Premier Matteo Renzi has said he would resign if the reforms are rejected in Sunday's vote, and opposition politicians have vowed to press for a new government if voters reject the proposed constitutional changes. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

ROME (AP) — Italians voted Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that Premier Matteo Renzi has staked his political future on, hoping to survive the rising populist forces that have gained traction across Europe.

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