Men charged in 36 deaths at ramshackle Oakland warehouse


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The founder of a ramshackle collective who officials say illegally converted an Oakland warehouse into residences for artists and musicians saw himself as a guru and benevolent landlord trying to help people struggling to survive in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area.


  • Written by PAUL ELIAS , Associated Press

Afghan president says last week's bombing killed over 150


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president said Tuesday that last week's suicide truck bombing in the heart of the capital killed more than 150 people, making it the deadliest single attack in the country since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion to topple the Taliban.


Qatar says Kuwait trying to mediate, solve Gulf crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait is trying to mediate a Gulf crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, which have severed ties with the energy-rich travel hub and moved to isolate it from the outside world, Qatar's foreign minister said Tuesday.

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Drugs score big wins against lung, prostate, breast cancers

CHICAGO (AP) — Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease.

  • Written by MARILYNN MARCHIONE , AP Chief Medical Writer

After liberation from IS, Fallujah struggles to rebuild

FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) — Even as Iraqi forces in Mosul close in on the last pockets of urban territory still held by the Islamic State group, residents of Fallujah in Iraq's Sunni heartland are still struggling to rebuild nearly a year after their neighborhoods were declared liberated from the extremists.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE and KHALID MOHAMMED , Associated Press