While First Lady Michelle Obama and the president have repeatedly shot down the notion that the first lady would ever consider running for political office -- let alone the presidency -- that hasn't stopped political committees from filing with the Federal Elections Commission to support a potential candidacy.
OAKLAND FIRE UPDATE: Authorities fear there may be as many as 40 fatalities from a fire overnight at a warehouse in Oakland, California, where a party was taking place, though only nine deaths have been confirmed thus far, officials said. [ Abcn.ws Link ]
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.
HOLIDAY WARNING: Police in Houston searching for four suspects wanted for a violent armed robbery – the unsuspecting homeowner opening the door to a suspect dressed up as an UPS delivery man only to be attacked by him and three accomplices. Clayton Sandell reports.
PAYING HOMAGE: On a rainy Saturday, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense soccer club who died in a plane crash. Others lined the roads as the coffins were driven in a procession from the airport to the stadium memorial. [ Abcn.ws Link ]
BUILDING COLLAPSE: Rescue workers pulling a woman from the rubble of a collapsed building in South Dakota, the 22-year-old making a life-saving call to her mother while buried under debris. Linsey Davis reports. [ Abcn.ws Link ]
The University of Southern California has confirmed that a man stabbed to death Friday afternoon at its Los Angeles campus was a faculty member. It also confirmed that the suspect in police custody is a student.
PIPELINE SHOWDOWN: Some military veterans are joining the protest against the construction of a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline -- vowing to act as human shields to protect demonstrators from possible clashes with law enforcement.
Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole.
SHOOTING TRIAL BOMBSHELL: The jury deadlocked in the trial of former police officer Michael Slager who fatally shot Walter Scott, an unarmed black man at a traffic stop in South Carolina. ABC News' Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams breaks it down.
WITHOUT WARNING? Following the raging and deadly wildfires in Tennessee this week, the family of Jon and Janet Summers learned that the couple was not able to escape the blaze. Gio Benitez reports. [ Abcn.ws Link ]