President Barack Obama published a thank you letter to the American people on his last day in office, encouraging them to stay active in democracy and telling them that "You made me a better President, and you made me a better man"
Mexico's government says it has extradited drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States. A senior U.S. official says "El Chapo" already in US custody and is being flown to New York.
Law enforcement officials in the nation's capital are finishing final preparations for an estimated 1 million people expected in Washington, D.C. this weekend for the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump and a series of protests
PETA has called for a boycott of the upcoming film A Dog's Purpose after on-set video footage obtained by TMZ showed a German Shepherd being forced into turbulent water. "He wants to get away, just throw him in," a voice off-camera says in the video
Many people are missing and feared dead after an avalanche struck a hotel in central Italy's Abruzzo region. Rescuers have struggled to reach the area through harsh weather and roads blocked by snow and debris
In his last major act as president, Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes. The move brings Obama's bid to correct what he's called a systematic injustice to a climactic close
Many of the same Republicans who fought bitterly over the last eight years against policies Donald Trump is touting seem ready to tolerate them for now, but it's unclear how long that unity will last in the upcoming Administration
More Americans hold positive views about Obamacare than hold negative views for the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed, according to a new poll. The results found 49% of people polled favored the law—slightly more than the 47% who opposed it
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the Energy Department and insisted that the federal agency performs a critical function. He now says he will be a passionate advocate for the department's core missions
Protestors in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night didn't just march their way to Vice President-elect Mike Pence's house—they danced. Roughly 200 people rallied for the "Queer Dance Party at Mike Pence's House"
The Plasco building, an iconic structure in central Tehran just north of the capital's sprawling bazaar, collapsed while engulfed by fire, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people
Vice President Joe Biden warned that the "liberal international world order" is at risk of collapse, using his final speech to global leaders to frame the stakes on the world stage as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office