Here's a look at the people who will be closest to Donald Trump in the White House, his advisers and his picks for the top jobs in his administration. The nominees for Cabinet positions will need Senate approval.
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Rescuers found eight people alive inside a Italian hotel that was buried under an avalanche, Italy's Civil Protection Agency confirmed to NBC News Friday.
It was wasn't immediately clear whether the survivors had been removed from the Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola. They had been trapped for more than 40 hours.
“We always hoped to find someone alive. The fact we found people alive after so many hours give us even more hope," said Titti Postiglione of the Civil Protection Agency.
Up to 30 people, including an unspecified number of children, were reported missing after an avalanche buried the four-star hotel on Wednesday.
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Donald Trump's inauguration will feature more religious leaders than those of his predecessors, among them pastor Paula White, one of Trump’s spiritual advisors who will be only the second woman to lead a prayer at an inauguration. White, the pastor of New Destiny Christian Center near Orlando, Florida, arranged a meeting for Trump with other television evangelists in 2015, according to Christianity Today. The magazine called her a controversial choice over her preaching a prosperity gospel that teaches that God rewards faith and donations with financial well-being. She will be the second woman to lead a prayer at an inauguration after Myrlie Evers-Williams in 2013. Here are the other leaders who will offer prayers or read scripture during the ceremony.
President-elect Donald Trump promised to repeal Obamacare, defeat ISIS, withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, create 25 million jobs over the next decade and "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C. How well do his Cabinet nominees reflect his governing philosophy? Here they are in their own words.
A Montana beekeeper says thieves got away with 488 beehives he had taken to California to pollinate almond trees.
Lloyd Cunniff tells the Great Falls Tribune it appeared the thieves used semitrailers to steal about 190,000 bees between Monday night and Tuesday morning in Yuba City, California. He said he was storing the bees on a fellow beekeeper's property before moving them to Fresno, where he had a contract to pollinate almond trees.
Cunniff says the theft will cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars in income. The hives were insured.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend.
It's also seen by many in Mexico as a delicately timed maneuver aimed at limiting political fallout for President Enrique Pena Nieto, already deeply unpopular in part for his perceived mishandling of Donald Trump's tough rhetoric on Mexico.
Deputy Attorney General Alberto Elias Beltran, asked at a Thursday night news conference about the timing of Guzman's extradition, said the federal government cannot interfere in court decisions.
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Three people were killed and at least 20 others seriously injured after a car plowed into pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city on Friday, a Victoria state police official said. It prompted a major police operation as officials told the public to stay away from the area.
A man driving the vehicle "deliberately drove into pedestrians" on Bourke Street, a main road running through downtown Melbourne, Victoria state police acting commander Stuart Bateson said at a press conference. He added that the suspect is in custody and is believed to be linked to an earlier stabbing in the area.
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Sometime before he's sworn in Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will sit down with the top military officers who control America's massive military arsenal and get "THE Briefing," the one that provides him with an understanding — and the tools — of how he would wage nuclear war.
According to those who have witnessed it previously, the briefing is both daunting and sobering, NBC News reported.
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All Metrorail lines are running smoothly as the city gets ready for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
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Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration.
"He's actually doing us a great service, because we have gone as low as we can go," she said Thursday night. "We can only go up from here, so what are we going to do? We have two choices, destruction and creation. I chose creation."
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Rescue teams worked through the night to try and reach trapped victims and firefighters after a commercial building collapsed in Iran's capital and killed at least 30 firefighters.
Scores of workers and dozens of trucks were searching the ruins for victims on Friday, a day after a historic high-rise building in the heart of Tehran caught fire and later collapsed.
The building was home to more than 500 garment and clothing workshops, their offices and warehouses, and was full of chemical materials, authorities said. Thursday's disaster stunned the city and firefighters and others openly wept on the streets, holding each other for support. Dozens of people lined up to donate blood.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with incoming U.S. President Donald Trump.
Speaking on the eve of Trump's inauguration, he called the U.S.-Japan alliance an "unchanging principle" for his country's foreign and security policy.
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Uber Technologies is paying $20 million to settle allegations that it duped people into driving for its ride-hailing service with false promises about how much they would earn and how much they would have to pay to finance a car.
The agreement announced Thursday with the Federal Trade Commission covers statements Uber made from late 2013 until 2015 while trying to recruit more drivers to expand its service and remain ahead of its main rival, Lyft.