- Death toll in warehouse fire rises to 24, with more expected
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials say the death toll has risen to 24 in a fire that ripped through a late-night dance party in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California, and they expect that number to climb as the search continues.
- Was Trump's Taiwan contact a policy shift or a misstep?
BEIJING (AP) — Was President-elect Donald Trump signaling a shift in U.S.-China relations when he referred to Taiwan's leader as "president" following a phone call this past week or was it an unintentional misstep?
- Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense' during Trump years
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands.
- Fidel Castro's ashes interred in private ceremony in Cuba
SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — Fidel Castro's ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century.
- Veterans begin to assemble near Dakota Access protest camp
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Military veterans started to gather Sunday near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp, where they'll join the several hundred people who are against the four-state, $3.8 billion project that's largely complete.
- Mainstream relief as leftist candidate wins in Austria
VIENNA (AP) — Alexander Van der Bellen, a left-leaning politician who preached moderation and tolerance, won Austria's presidential election Sunday over right-wing populist Norbert Hofer, according to preliminary results that showed Van der Bellen convincingly ahead.
- Italians vote on reforms; PM Renzi vows to quit if he loses
MILAN (AP) — Italians voted Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that was being closely watched to see if Italy becomes the next country to reject the political status quo.
- No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo is crushed
BEIRUT (AP) — The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave's streets, buried in backyards and overwhelming the morgues.
- Experts warn of mental health woes as wildfires ravage South
ATLANTA (AP) â When U.S. Forest Ranger Jody Bandy confronted the man in the Pisgah National Forest, he said he'd been at the nearby wildfire and "couldn't take it anymore."
- Skiing Santas tackle the slopes in annual Maine charity
NEWRY, Maine (AP) — Whether he's called Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Pere Noel, he had a slew of jolly, red-suited lookalikes hit the ski slopes on Sunday in Maine.
- Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson
Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals.
- The Latest: Clemson vs. Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff and bowl selection (all times local):
- The Latest: Defense optional as Chiefs visit Falcons
The Latest on Week 13 of the NFL season: (all times Eastern):
- Alabama positioned to become 3rd wire-to-wire AP No. 1
Alabama heads into the postseason with a chance to become the third wire-to-wire champion in the history of The Associated Press college football poll.
- Rams give Fisher, Snead contract extensions
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have given coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead contract extensions.