OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred building from a distance, placed flowers on several small memorials and embraced each other to mourn their losses.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn't reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles. Instead, it went to the man sitting to their left, attending his eighth and most likely his last honors presentation: President Barack Obama.
The euro hit a 20-month low Monday and most Asian stocks retreated as a fresh wave of uncertainty hit markets after Italy's prime minister resigned following a heavy referendum defeat. Analysts warned the single currency could soon hit parity with the dollar because investors are spooked by a long-running banking crisis in Italy and the possibility of elections that could usher in anti-EU parties. Matteo Renzi stood by his promise to resign after his attempt to change the constitution was overwhelmingly rejected in Sunday's poll, leading to fears about the future of one of the eurozone's biggest economies.