A former tenant has described the converted Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship as a "death trap," after a fire ripped through the cluttered space during a dance party on Dec. 2, killing at least 33 people
The current Dakota Access pipeline route will be denied, the U.S. Army announced, in a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and activists against the construction. Work on the pipeline will halt for an environmental-impact study to look at alternative routes
At least 11 people were killed and 75 injured Monday when a fire broke out at the Regent Plaza hotel in Karachi — Pakistan's biggest city and the country's commercial hub. Karach's mayor Waseem Akhtar told media that the hotel had "no fire exits or fire alarms."
Disney's Moana topped the domestic box office for the second week in a row, drawing $28.4 million, in a 50% drop from its opening weekend. The film has now earned $119.9 million domestically and $177.4 million worldwide
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced he will resign after suffering a stinging loss in a reforms referendum, triggering immediate calls from a populist party and other opposition forces for elections to be held soon
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 injuring no one, police and news reports said
Michigan must begin its presidential recount at noon Monday, a federal judge ruled in a late-night order that could make it more likely the state will complete the count ahead of a Dec. 13 deadline
A few hundred residents were able to return to their homes after government forces drove out Syrian rebels, whose besieged and bombed out enclave in eastern Aleppo has begun to collapse. "We have lost everything," one family said
New Zealand's popular Prime Minister John Key stunned the nation when he announced he was resigning after eight years as leader. Key had been widely expected to contest his fourth general election next year
Mike Pence said there was nothing to read into regarding Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, calling it a "courtesy call." "I think most Americans and frankly most leaders around the world know this for what it was," he said
Donald Trump warned U.S. companies of “retribution or consequences,” such as a massive tariff, if they leave the country. In a series of tweets, Trump said companies with offshore factories would face a 35% tax on products they want to sell back in the U.S.
Fidel Castro's ashes were interred in a private ceremony, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century. Thousands of people lined the 2-mile route to Santa Ifigenia cemetery, waving Cuban flags and shouting "Long live Fidel!"