Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Brazil on Sunday to express disgust with public corruption and outrage at what they say are lawmakers' attempts to muzzle the judges and prosecutors pursuing those crimes.
Fire crews in California on Sunday were searching the charred remains of a warehouse gutted by a blaze during a rave party, with officials saying the death toll could reach 40.
A look at some other nightclub fires that have exacted terrible death tolls in crowded conditions:
Fidel Castro's ashes were buried alongside national heroes in the cradle of his revolution on Sunday, as Cuba opened a new era without the communist leader who ruled the island for decades.
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office.
More than a year after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made firearms, including openly holstered weapons, legal in more places in the state, disputes remain over where guns are allowed -- much to the frustration of advocates on both sides of the debate.
Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said Sunday she would quit President Rodrigo Duterte's cabinet after being told to stay away from its meetings, and alleged there was a plot to oust her as his deputy.
One juror in a Central Texas robbery trial apparently forgot to tell her family she'd be working late deliberating in the case, prompting relatives to file a missing person report.
President-elect Donald Trump sent a dismissive tweet in response to a comedy sketch that mocked his penchant for sending tweets.
Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein switched tactics in her campaign to force a recount in Pennsylvania, one of three battleground states won by Donald Trump where she has challenged the results.