Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Oakland warehouse fire kills 36; parallels to R.I. blaze


Paul Elias and Ellen Knickmeyer, reporters, San Francisco; Jonathan Cooper, reporter, Sacramento; Julie Watson, reporter, San Diego, and Michelle Smith, correspondent, Providence, for being first with the final death toll in an Oakland warehouse fire, for using social media reporting to quickly tell the unusual story of the warehouse and its creator, and for drawing troubling parallels with a Rhode Island fire.

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