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
Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an underground dance party in a warehouse. Authorities have recovered 33 bodies, with the toll expected to rise
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced he will resign Monday 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
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
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
The Syrian army ordered rebels in Aleppo to leave the city or face "inevitable death," as a series of airstrikes on the neighboring Idlib province killed at least 50 people, including several children. Rebel defenses have buckled after months of siege
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
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!"
The white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church asked a judge if he could have his defense team back temporarily. "I would like to ask if my lawyers can represent me for the guilt phase of the trial only"
Alexander Van der Bellen, who preached moderation and tolerance, won Austria's presidential election over right-wing populist Norbert Hofer. The vote was seen as an indicator of how well euroskeptic candidates will do elsewhere in the EU next year
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said U.S. President-elect Donald Trump commended him in a phone call for conducting his brutal war on drugs "the right way." “He said that, well, we are doing it as a sovereign nation, the right way,” said Duterte