U.S. News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/us U.S. News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2016 EarthLink Networks Inc. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:41:36 EST Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:48:11 EST 5 Colleagues paint caustic portrait of artist colony founder http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20161205/a57e8439-f78a-42c4-8ad9-508b7fe43b6b SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to surround himself with followers but showed chilling disregard for their well-being, according to relatives, neighbors and acquaintances. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:41:36 EST 20161205/a57e8439-f78a-42c4-8ad9-508b7fe43b6b By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and TIM REITERMAN Associated Press Soot swept up: Business unharmed by wildfires set to reopen http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20161205/6292795b-fdc1-4be3-9809-004348d67c52 GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Chirping and beeping filled the air as Marion Paul fired up her Gatlinburg video arcade Monday, the first time she's seen her business since deadly wildfires set much of the city ablaze a week ago. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:33:01 EST 20161205/6292795b-fdc1-4be3-9809-004348d67c52 By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press Sheriff: 'Don't believe' more bodies in warehouse fire http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20161205/659d0949-c9cf-4175-80f3-858bfc041b54 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:29:03 EST 20161205/659d0949-c9cf-4175-80f3-858bfc041b54 By PAUL ELIAS and JANIE HAR Associated Press Music therapist, teacher, teens among warehouse fire victims http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20161205/6f2659b7-9c20-4eaf-b1ce-0749e48aa233 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A therapist who used music to help kids cope with trauma. A woman who taught at a Montessori school. An energetic artist who could make friends with anyone. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:22:14 EST 20161205/6f2659b7-9c20-4eaf-b1ce-0749e48aa233 By The Associated Press Associated Press North Carolina Gov. McCrory concedes he lost re-election bid http://enews.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20161205/bce9def8-2855-4dcd-a92b-e5596a8b138f DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the governor's race Monday, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner nearly four weeks after Election Day. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:05:16 EST 20161205/bce9def8-2855-4dcd-a92b-e5596a8b138f By EMERY P. DALESIO and GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press