CNN - Latest Jayaraman Jayalalithaa, 'goddess' of Indian politics, dies at 68 2016-12-06T02:45:14.000000Z One of India's most powerful politicians, the only female chief minister to be elected to the office in the history of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Jayaraman Jayalalithaa, has died. Oakland fire toll at 36; DA promises 'thorough' probe 2016-12-06T02:33:23.000000Z Investigators are getting closer to the origin of a fire that killed at least 36 people in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California. Judge declares mistrial in Michael Slager trial 2016-12-06T02:20:40.000000Z A South Carolina prosecutor immediately vowed Monday to retry a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black motorist in North Charleston after a judge declared a mistrial when the jury failed to reach a verdict after hours of deliberation. Jill Stein: Al Gore needs to 'step up' in climate change fight 2016-12-06T02:19:46.000000Z Amid her battle with Donald Trump for recounts in three states, 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein called on former Vice President Al Gore to "step up" in the fight against climate change after his unexpected meeting with the President-elect at Trump Tower on Monday. Trump and China on collision course 2016-12-06T02:05:05.000000Z In speaking on the telephone with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen and lashing out at China on Twitter over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump did more than bewilder leaders in Beijing and the White House. How Trump should use Twitter 2016-12-06T02:04:26.000000Z Twitter can create a sense of intimacy to engage citizens with politics, but Trump has already demonstrated the destructive paths this tool could take, writes Julian Zelizer. He needs some rules. Joe Biden leaves the door open for a 2020 run 2016-12-06T01:59:47.000000Z Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he might not be going anywhere just yet, leaving the door open to a presidential run in 2020. Huckabee asks Pelosi if she's 'racist or just dumb' after Carson remarks 2016-12-06T01:56:32.000000Z Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee slammed House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for her comments on the decision to tap Ben Carson as head of Housing and Urban Development, asking if she is "racist or just dumb?" 'Pizzagate': Comet Ping Pong not the only D.C. business enduring a nightmare 2016-12-06T01:54:32.000000Z At least four businesses besides Comet Ping Pong have been targeted for harassment by the conspiracy theorists who believe in the baseless allegations behind "Pizzagate." The world's longest airline routes 2016-12-06T01:49:49.000000Z Long-haul flights are about to get longer as aircraft become more fuel-efficient and passengers more demanding.