The search continues for victims inside a warehouse that caught fire during a rave Friday night in Oakland, California, as a criminal investigation gets underway. At least 33 bodies have been found, though officials expect that number to rise. They're asking family members to preserve DNA. The youngest victim discovered in the rubble was just 17-years-old. Authorities say the warehouse was illegally converted into housing and an artist studio. Neighbors and employees complain the building's owner routinely skirted the fire codes. The building had just one open exit, and officials say they found no evidence of sprinklers.
-- Transition officials say President-elect Donald Trump has expanded his search for a secretary of State. New contenders include John Bolton, former US ambassador to the UN under President George W. Bush; Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah and US ambassador to China under President Obama; disgraced former general David Patraeus; and Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobile.
-- Mr. Trump released a string of Tweets Sunday criticizing China and repeating his threat to slap a 35-percent import tax on companies that export jobs out of the United States. Such a tax requires Congressional approval and it's unclear if free market Republicans will support the move. Some Republicans, including former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, have compared Mr. Trump's deal to save jobs at Carrier to crony capitalism. Mr. Trump tweets come after China complained about his phone call with Taiwan's president.
-- In rare public remarks about the president-elect, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Donald Trump a "smart man" while warning him to be more accepting of Moscow's views. The Russians apparently are concerned Mr. Trump could appoint a secretary of State who will take a hard line against the Putin regime, such as Mitt Romney.
Republicans, the American Petroleum Institute, and the operator of the Dakota Access pipeline all slammed the Army Corps of Engineers' decision Sunday to halting construction under a dammed portion of the Missouri River to determine if an alternate route is possible. Native American and environmental protesters hail the decision as a victory. They have been camped near the construction sight in North Dakota for months. Dozens of protesters have been arrested since the summer. The Army Corps wants to conduct a full environmental impact study with public input.
Officials in Washington, D.C., say a fake news story drove a man armed with an assault rifle to takes hostages Sunday in a local pizzeria. Shots were fired inside the establishment but authorities say they got the man, described in his 20s, to surrender safely and took him into custody. Nobody was killed or injured. A fake news story surfaced during the presidential election alleging Comet Ping Pong Pizza was trafficking minors for sex involving Hillary Clinton and her campaign chair, John Podesta.
The investigation continues into the shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight last week in suburban New Orleans. The man who killed McKnight in an alleged road rage dispute was questioned and released without charges. McKnight was black and his shooter a white man, raising criticism from protesters who say McKnight's killer is getting special treatment. Police say the man fired at McKnight from inside his vehicle. Meanwhile, the murder trial for Cardell Hayes begins Monday in New Orleans. Hayes shot and killed ex-NFL player Will Smith also in a road rage incident. Hayes, who is black, was quickly arrested and charged with murder. He remains behind bars.
A Southwest flight operating as a United Express flight from Chicago to Monterrey, Mexico was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday evening in San Antonio, Texas. Officials say the plane radioed in the emergency to tower officials in Monterrey but hit a language barrier. The plane was forced to turn back to the US and land in San Antonio. Making matters worse, the plane's landing gear collapsed during landing, causing the plane to slide to a halt. The emergency chutes were deployed. All 51 passengers and four crew members got off safe.
World markets are feeling the effects of a failed referendum that cost another European leader his job. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is expected to resign on Monday after voters there widely rejected his pitch to change the country's constitution. Renzi said the changes would streamline government, but the people were unmoved. The failed referendum makes it more difficult for Italy's government to assist cash-strapped banks in one of the world's largest economies.
Authorities in New York City are investigating the murder of a city corrections officer. Police describe the victim as a 25-year-old woman who recently started at Rikers Island. She was shot five times Sunday night while sitting in her car in Brooklyn. So far no suspects or motive.
A high school reopens Monday morning in Gatlinburg, Tennessee after last week's wildfires destroyed much of the town. At least 14 people were killed in the disaster. Many people remain displaced.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says he looks forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump as the alliance finds new ways to adapt to changing threats. During the campaign, Mr. Trump threatened to pull the United States out of NATO, calling the alliance unfair.