Here are new headlines rolling around the internet today for Dec. 5, 2016…
As death toll rises to 36 in Oakland fire, hazard halts search – The death toll in the devastating Oakland warehouse fire climbed to 36 early Monday as officials said the search for more bodies had to be halted due to precarious conditions just after they found what they suspect is the area where the blaze started.
Trump nominated Carson to lead US housing, urban policy – President-elect Donald Trump nominated retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an unconventional choice that underscores Trump’s willingness to forgo traditional policy expertise in some cabinet positions.
At Dakota pipeline protest, activists gird for fight ahead – Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated the federal government’s ruling against a controversial pipeline project but girded for a protracted struggle as president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team said on Monday it supports the project and would review it after he takes office.
China flew nuclear-capable bombers over Taiwan before Trump call with Taiwanese president – Less than a week before President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan’s president over the phone, China flew a pair of long-range nuclear-capable bombers over Taiwan for the first time, two U.S. officials revealed to Fox News.
Spokane’s senior housing market remains tight – If you’re considering a move into a Spokane-area retirement community, it’s a good idea to start looking at least a year in advance. You’ll likely encounter a waiting list. Spokane has a high occupancy rate for senior housing units, close to 96 percent based on recent data, compared with a national average of about 90 percent.
Spokane’s legendary doughnut shop, Donut Parade, announces it’s ‘officially closed for good’ – Owners of the popular north Spokane doughnut shop, the Donut Parade, announced Sunday that the business was closing for good. “It is with deep sadness, we here at the Donut Parade are forced to say good bye Spokane, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” the shop posted on its Facebook page. “We are officially CLOSED for good.”
“Devastating”: Thomas’ broken leg dampens Seahawks’ 40-7 rout of Carolina – The News Tribune staff writers Gregg Bell and Dave Boling discuss the Seahawks’ 40-7 win over Carolina and the devastating loss of safety Earl Thomas. Gregg Bell