CBC North Dakota officials pledge 'humane' help for protesters as 'winter begins to take hold' 2016-12-03T18:48:56.000000Z The head of North Dakota's emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis. Did the trend toward press freedom in Cuba die with Castro? 2016-12-03T16:00:00.000000Z Media from around the world are in Santiago de Cuba this weekend to report on the funeral of Fidel Castro. But some who have previously reported from the communist country say journalists shouldn't assume the death of the former president will mean a loosening of restrictions on the media. Up to 40 feared dead in California warehouse party fire 2016-12-03T15:46:41.000000Z A massive fire broke out in Oakland, Calif., during a late-night party in a warehouse that housed artist studios, killing at least nine people and as many as 40, officials said. Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call 2016-12-03T14:30:12.000000Z Donald Trump rocked diplomatic waters in Beijing after breaking with diplomatic protocol by taking a call from the leader of Taiwan, but the U.S. president-elect remains unapologetic. IAAF congress overwhelmingly backs broad reforms following corruption, doping scandals 2016-12-03T13:38:49.000000Z Athletics leaders have overwhelmingly approved broad reforms championed by the sport's president, Sebastian Coe, to turn a corner on reputation-wrecking corruption and doping scandals. 'Someday that pipeline will leak,' says Standing Rock rancher 2016-12-03T12:49:27.000000Z People who live near the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline say they worry it will eventually leak and the underground oil would go undetected, threatening the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's access to clean water from a nearby reservoir of the Missouri River. A look at Donald Trump's presidential transition to-do list 2016-12-03T10:00:00.000000Z Since winning the Nov. 8 U.S. election, Donald Trump has spent much of his time hunkered down with advisers in his Trump Tower in Manhattan as he prepares to become the country's 45th president on Jan. 20. Here's a brief overview of what he's crossed off his transition to-do list and what's left. Europe's next test? Economy, politics at play in Italy's high-stakes referendum 2016-12-03T10:00:00.000000Z If long-standing supporters of Italy’s Democratic Party are as half as angry at their leader as Ermanno Gizzi, the tenure of the once-promising Prime Minister Matteo Renzi may come to an unceremonious end early next week. 21 Chinese miners die after 4 days trapped 2016-12-03T02:17:06.000000Z China's state-run Xinhua News Agency says 21 miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion have been confirmed dead. One is missing. Accused killer allegedly told detective he shot teen for 'hassling' him 2016-12-03T00:08:21.000000Z A black West Virginia teenager had a BB gun in his waistband but nothing in his hands when he was fatally shot by a white man, a police detective has testified.