The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire has grown to 36. Authorities announced the latest tally early Monday, saying they expect the number to rise. Eleven victims have been positively identified, but the names have yet to be publicly released
Donald Trump has chosen former 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump's decision comes as the real estate mogul continues a series of deliberations aimed at forming his administration
Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor, becoming the the first sitting Japanese leader to visit the site of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack of the U.S. naval base in Hawaii, which killed more than 2,000 and pulled America into World War II
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
A federal judge has allowed Dylann Roof, a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, to hire back his lawyers, at least for the first phase of his trial
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s resignation from office on Sunday night after the unexpectedly heavy referendum defeat opens a period of political instability and high risks of market volatility, declaring as winners populist and anti-establishment parties. But what comes next?
The relatives of the nine black churchgoers killed in Charleston last year are bracing for the trial of Dylann Roof, set to formally begin this week. “This nation will get an opportunity to see what racism looks like and sounds like,” one family member said
Almost half of Americans see torture as a useful way of getting information out of enemy combatants during times of war, according to a new survey. Americans' views on the issue of torture differ from those of people in many other countries
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
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
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
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. Karachi's mayor Waseem Akhtar told media that the hotel had "no fire exits or fire alarms."