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At Least 9 Dead, More Fatalities Expected in Fire at Oakland Warehouse

moodboard/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Authorities fear there may be as many as 40 fatalities from a fire Friday night at a warehouse in Oakland, California, where a party was taking place, though at least nine deaths have been confirmed thus far, officials said.Sgt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said authorities are prepared for a mass causality event.During a press conference Saturday, Kelly said the roof of the building had collapsed and firefighters were shoring up the charred structure to ensure it's safe before ...

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Some Capitol Hill Republicans Applaud Trump's Call with Taiwan's Leader

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President-elect Donald Trump’s call with the president of Taiwan on Friday triggered a formal protest by China and sent shock waves through at least parts of the U.S. diplomatic establishment. But the move was welcomed by many Republicans on Capitol Hill.Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a former rival of Trump's for the GOP presidential nomination, showed his support on Twitter for the president-elect's phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen, calling it an “improvement.”Similarly, Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, chairman of the Senate Foreign ...

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Texas Woman Delivers Baby While on the Phone with Dispatcher

ABC News(SPRING, Texas) -- A 9-1-1 dispatcher in Spring, Texas, helped one expectant mom deliver her baby over the phone this week.The mother, Kioma, was on her living room floor and feeling contractions while listening to instructions from the dispatcher, Renae Whitehouse.Whitehouse: Is anyone else with you?Mom: No.Whitehouse: You need to feel down there and see if you can feel anything.Mom: I think I feel the head.Whitehouse told ABC affiliate KTRK-TV that she did not expect Kioma to deliver the baby before the ...

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At Least 9 Dead in Fire at Oakland Warehouse

moodboard/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Authorities fear there may be as many as 40 fatalities from a fire overnight at a warehouse in Oakland, California, where a party was taking place, though at least 9 deaths have been confirmed thus far, officials said.Sgt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said authorities are prepared for a mass causality event.During a press conference Saturday morning, Kelly said the roof of the building had collapsed and firefighters were shoring up the charred structure to ensure it's safe before ...

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Trump Organization Denies Reports of Planned Expansion In Taiwan

Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Trump Organization said Saturday that the company has no plans to expand in Taiwan and that “rumors” to the contrary are false.After President-elect Trump spoke Friday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen -- breaking nearly four decades of sensitive U.S. policy toward China -- media reports surfaced saying that the Trump Organization is considering investing in Taiwan.The Taiwanese and Chinese media reports said that a representative of the Trump Organization visited a city in Taiwan in September and expressed interest ...

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Mike Pence Returns to Campaign Trail for GOP Senate Candidate in Louisiana

John Moore/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Nearly a month after the GOP won the presidential election, Vice President-elect Mike Pence is back on the campaign trail helping Republicans try to increase its U.S. Senate majority.The Indiana governor appeared in New Orleans on Saturday with Republican Senate candidate John Kennedy to urge GOP voters to turn out for the last day of early voting prior to Louisiana's Dec. 10 runoff between Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell.“I'm really here to say thank you," Pence said. "But I'm also ...

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Patriots' Rob Gronkowksi Out for the Season

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) – The Patriots expected the worst when tight end Rob Gronkowski went down with a back injury, and the bad news became a reality Saturday. The team placed the tight end on injured reserve following back surgery in Los Angeles on Friday, ending his season.Gronkowksi has had a rough season injury-wise, playing in only eight games due to hamstring and lung injuries. He only caught 25 passes for 540 yards and three touchdowns in those games.Gronkowski's injury was traced ...

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