- Death toll climbs to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire climbed to 36 Monday with more bodies still feared buried in the blackened ruins, and families anxiously awaited word of their missing loved ones.
- Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- 2 Russian nurses killed in rebel shelling of Syria's Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Rebel shelling killed two Russian nurses and eight civilians Monday in Aleppo, and a Russian fighter jet crashed as it was returning to an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean after a sortie over Syria, but the pilot ejected safely, Moscow officials said.
- Now in Bangladesh, Rohingya describe rape, murder in Myanmar
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The Myanmar soldiers came in the morning, the young mother says. They set fire to the concrete-and-thatch homes, forcing the villagers to cluster together. When some of her neighbors tried to escape into the fields, they were shot. After that, she says, most people stopped running away.
- Italy faces political, economic uncertainty after referendum
MILAN (AP) — Italian voters dealt Premier Matteo Renzi a resounding rebuke by rejecting his proposed constitutional reforms, plunging Europe's fourth-largest economy into political and economic uncertainty Monday.
- Dylann Roof allowed to hire lawyers back, for now
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge agreed Monday to let a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners rehire his attorneys until a verdict is reached, but to remain his own lawyer if he is found guilty and the trial moves into a penalty phase.
- Police: Fake news story led man to shoot inside pizza shop
WASHINGTON (AP) â A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said.
- Republican success opens door to amending US Constitution
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The November election put Republicans in full control of a record number of state legislatures around the country, a level of power that gives the party an unprecedented opportunity: change the U.S. Constitution.
- Can't buy love? Drug price hikes put sex beyond reach
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Imagine not being able to afford one of life's great pleasures — sex.
- Victims in British sex-abuse scandal unite, call for justice
MANCHESTER, England (AP) â The man whose harrowing testimony of being sexually abused by a youth coach sparked an ongoing crisis in English soccer wants to take the issue to a global level.
- Villanova back at No. 1 in AP Top 25 men's hoops poll
Reigning national champion Villanova is No. 1 in the AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll for the second time in school history.
- LEADING OFF: What to watch at the baseball winter meetings
A look at what's happening today at the baseball winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Maryland:
- Sepp Blatter loses appeal at CAS against 6-year FIFA ban
GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter lost his appeal against a six-year ban by FIFA on Monday, and now has more serious legal cases lined up against him.
- Chicago Bulls suspend guard Rajon Rondo 1 game for conduct
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have suspended Rajon Rondo for one game for conduct detrimental to the team.
- FANTASY PLAYS: Crazy week a sign of more chaos to come
Week 13 of the NFL regular season saw the slow destruction of logic and well-laid plans.