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Man pleads guilty to deaths of 36 people in warehouse fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The master tenant of a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse where 36 people perished when a fire ignited during a 2016 dance party pleaded guilty Friday to the deaths, avoiding a se...

Man accused in fire that killed 36 expected to plead guilty

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man facing a second trial after a fire killed 36 partygoers at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse he’s accused of illegally converting into a cluttered artists enclave is expe...

Man accused in fire at party that killed 36 freed over virus

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A man facing a second trial after a fire killed 36 partygoers at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse he's accused of illegally converting into a cluttered artists enclave was rele...

'A floating prison': Cruise of Asia ends in virus quarantine

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — David Abel’s 50th wedding anniversary luxury cruise began with him eating his fill and enjoying the sights of East Asia. It’s ending with him quarantined in h...

Missing Taiwanese diver found dead in Chinese ‘ghost ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The diver who went missing near a Chinese “ghost ship” on Wednesday (Dec, 25) around noon was found dead Wednesday night. Lu (呂), 47, was reportedly one of ...

Diver disappears during dismantling of Chinese ‘ghost ship’ in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 47-year-old man was reported missing Wednesday (Dec. 25) afternoon after he had gone diving to inspect the dismantling of a Chinese “ghost ship” off the coas...

PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric says it has reached a $13.5 billion settlement that will resolve all major claims related to devastating wildfires blamed on its outdated equipment and ne...

New film explores legacy of Boston’s Cocoanut Grove fire

BOSTON (AP) — Even though Boston’s Cocoanut Grove fire happened long before she was born, Michele Shapiro learned all about the disaster when she was a girl. Her grandfather, Frank S...

Dismantling of Chinese ‘ghost ship’ in Taiwan will take one month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The work to dismantle an empty Chinese freighter which ran aground in Yilan County in September will start next Tuesday (October 22) and take about one month, according to...

The Latest: 2 jurors held in contempt for warehouse trial

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the trial against a man who will be retried on involuntary manslaughter charges after a fire in a California warehouse killed 36 partygoers (all times local): ...

Retrial for man in California warehouse fire that killed 36

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say they will re-try a man on manslaughter charges for allegedly turning a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse into a cluttered maze that killed 36 at a party. ...

Chinese ‘ghost ship’ runs aground in Northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A presumably Chinese empty freighter ran aground in Yilan County near Toucheng Saturday (September 28). The authorities were planning to send two ships to tow the &lsqu...

Chinese ‘ghost ship’ found drifting off North Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An empty freighter was found drifting off New Taipei City Friday (September 27) morning, leading investigators to believe it hailed from China despite the absence of any o...

California's dive boat, Ghost Ship fires share legal lessons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was a bona fide boat afloat on the ocean off Santa Barbara. Both became fi...

Attorney: Jury should find man not guilty in deadly fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The attorney for one of two men on trial in connection with a fire that killed 36 people at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse two years ago has told the jury there's enough evi...