12-09-2016  9:21 am      •     

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Emergency crews work in front of the site of a warehouse fire, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire climbed Monday with more bodies still feared buried in the blackened ruins, and families anxiously awaited word of their missing loved ones. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) 

Investigators still working to identify victims


This photograph taken in Paris Friday Dec. 2, 2016 shows stories from USA Daily News 24, a fake news site registered in Veles, Macedonia. An Associated Press analysis using web intelligence service Domain Tools shows that USA Daily News 24 is one of roughly 200 U.S.-oriented sites registered in Veles, which has emerged as the unlikely hub for the distribution of disinformation on Facebook. Both stories shown here are bogus. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)  

AP met the boys who make up the stories


Alexander Van der Bellen, candidate of the Austrian Greens, and his wife Doris Schmidauer leave a polling station after 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) 

Most voters backed his message of "freedom, equality, solidarity."


French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, left, and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, center, stand side by side during the inauguration of a monument dedicated to the collaboration between the French and Russian Armies during the Second World War, in Paris, FrancenJune 21, 2011. Francois Fillon, who polls suggest is a frontrunner in next year’s French Presidential election, wants to end sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, work with Russia to fight the Islamic State group, and insists "Russia poses no threat to the West." (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File) 

Russians boast they won the US election


Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, listens to testimony during his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Slager is charged in the shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black motorist. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool) 

Bystander video of officer shooting shocked nation


Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, delivering a speech during National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. President-elect Trump spoke Friday, Dec. 2, with Tsai, a move that will be sure to anger China. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Chinag Ying-ying, File) 

Since 1979 presidents have not spoken directly to Taiwanese leaders


North Charleston police officer Michael Slager sits in the courtroom during his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.Closing arguments are underway in a South Carolina courtroom in the trial of a white former police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist. (Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via AP, Pool) 

Michael Slager, who fired eight shots at Walter Scott's back should be convicted of murder or manslaughter, a prosecutor argued Wednesday


Jill Stein speaking at a Green Party Presidential town hall in Mesa, Ariz., in March 2016. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons) 

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein now has raised enough money to formally request a recount in three key swing states


This photo provided by Anki shows the Cozmo Memory Match game. Whether you’re looking for something educational or a toy that’s just for fun, there are a lot of choices for the holidays. New toys include little robot friends full of personality and magnetic blocks that snap together to teach the basics of computer programming. (Anki via AP) 

New toys work to teach children through tactile play, not screen time


This August 2016 image provided by TheLantern.com shows Abdul Razak Ali Artan in Columbus, Ohio. Authorities identified Abdul Razak Ali Artan as the Somali-born Ohio State University student who plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing people with a knife Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, before he was shot to death by an officer. (Kevin Stankiewicz/TheLantern.com via AP) 

The Somali-born student who carried out the car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University was angry over the treatment of Muslims


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