Up to 30 people, including some children, had been reported missing after the Hotel Rigopiano was buried under 16 feet of snow.
President Obama was still working on his last full day as president but the photos of him and the First Family were already gone from the West Wing.
Alec Baldwin broke out his Donald Trump impersonation then got serious as fellow actors Robert De Niro, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo joined hundreds of other regular citizens and elected officials in front of New York City's Trump International Hotel and Tower on Thursday night for a pre-inauguration demonstration.
The head of the Sinaloa cartel was recaptured in early 2016 after escaping a maximum-security Mexican prison.
Police said the suspect had a history of family violence and was wanted over a stabbing earlier in the day.