- Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday after a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during a late-night electronic music party, killing at least 9 people and making the charred structure unsafe for emergency crews to enter. Officials said they feared the death toll could rise as high as 40.
- Rain and sorrow accentuate memorial for dead at Brazil club
CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense soccer club who died in a plane crash.
- Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office.
- For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker
WASHINGTON (AP) — He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards.
- Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call
BEIJING (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China.
- Campus attack could be latest terror case in heartland state
CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state.
- Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel
SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro said Saturday that his government will prohibit the naming of streets or public monuments after his brother Fidel in keeping with the former leader's desire to avoid the development of a personality cult.
- Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking opposition-held enclave.
- Semper (and suffer) Fidel: Artists conflicted about Castro
NEW YORK (AP) — As a prominent advocate for human rights, the poet Rose Styron knew well the abuses in Fidel Castro's Cuba and the censorship of artists and publications with dissenting views. But when she and her husband, author William Styron, were invited to meet him in 2000 she didn't hesitate to accept.
- Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, in what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had framed as an effort to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated.
- No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game
ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
- No. 11 UCLA upsets top-ranked Kentucky 97-92
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Only briefly did UCLA appear vulnerable against top-ranked Kentucky in its usual charged environment that has made the Wildcats one of the hardest teams to beat at home.
- Players: Kerr's marijuana admission could spark dialogue
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) â David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes.
- Mayfield, Oklahoma top Oklahoma St. 38-20 to win Big 12
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — With his best receiver sidelined, Baker Mayfield still boosted his Heisman Trophy resume.
- A brief run by Tiger, and now everyone chasing Matsuyama
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods raised his right index finger in the air when he holed a long bunker shot, his fourth birdie in five holes that put him within two shots of the lead early in the third round Saturday of the Hero World Challenge.