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Nancy Wilson in 2010. She performed American standards, jazz ballads and a variety of other numbers with a heightened sense of a song’s narrative. Chad Batka for The New York Times

Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson dies at 81

Grammy award-winning singer Nancy Wilson whose hits ranged from R&B to jazz and funk, died at her California home at age 81 on Thursday after a long illness, her publicist said.
People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Apple to build $1 billion campus in Texas

Apple announced Thursday it will build a $1 billion campus in Texas as part of a nationwide expansion.
Police in Jersey City have been placing fake Amazon packages outside people’s homes to catch thieves

Police use cameras and fake Amazon boxes with GPS to catch thieves

Police in Jersey City have been placing fake Amazon packages outside people’s homes to catch thieves, reports the Associated Press. Using GPS trackers and doorbells cameras provided by Amazon, police are able to track and apprehend would-be thieves.
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US markets end volatile session in wake of Huawei exec arrest

US stocks clawed back much of the ground they lost in an early plunge triggered by the arrest of a key Chinese Huawei executive at Washington's request.

Woman attacks eatery manager over ketchup

A California woman was behind bars on Wednesday for beating and choking a McDonald’s manager after discovering there wasn’t enough ketchup in her order, police said.
Ashley Cole leaves the LA Galaxy after three seasons.

Ashley Cole, 8 others released by MLS side LA Galaxy

Cole, 37, leaves the StubHub Center after three seasons -- during which time he made 83 MLS appearances -- after the club declined the option to extend his deal.
Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury vows to dash homeless £8 millon

British boxer Tyson Fury has vowed to give his whopping £8 million purse to the homeless after fighting Deontay Wilder.
CalFire firefighter Scott Wit steps over a downed power line as he surveys abandoned burned cars on the side of the road after the Camp fire tore through the area in Paradise, California on November 10, 2018. - Firefighters in California on November 10 battled raging blazes at both ends of the state that have left at least nine people dead and thousands of homes destroyed, but there was little hope of containing the flames anytime soon. So far, all nine fatalities were reported in the town of Paradise, in Butte County, where more than 6,700 buildings, most of them residences, have been consumed by the late-season inferno, which is now California's most destructive fire on record. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) /

California’s deadliest wildfire finally tamed

The deadliest and most destructive fire in California's history was finally brought totally under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities said on Sunday.
A group of Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- get over a fence as they try to reach the US-Mexico border near the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. - Hundreds of migrants attempted to storm a border fence separating Mexico from the US on Sunday amid mounting fears they will be kept in Mexico while their applications for a asylum are processed. An AFP photographer said the migrants broke away from a peaceful march at a border bridge and tried to climb over a metal border barrier in the attempt to enter the United States. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP)

US agents fire tear gas at migrants trying to cross from Mexico

US agents fired tear gas at hundreds of Central American migrants that climbed over a fence and attempted to rush the border from Tijuana, Mexico into the United States on Sunday.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

UK Parliament seized internal documents related to Facebook’s privacy and data decisions

The documents reportedly contain “significant revelations” about the decisions that set the stage for the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
A man mourns during a vigil for victims of the Camp fire at First Christian Church in Chico, California on November 18, 2018. (Photo by Josh Edelson - AFP)

Victims mourned as toll hits 77 in California wildfire

The toll from the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history rose further on Sunday to 77, the sheriff's office said, after a vigil to honour the victims.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman set to address Shura council

Saudi Arabia's King Salman is expected to make his annual address to the kingdom's Shura council, following a nation-wide tour with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
President Donald Trump (C) surveys the damage from the Woolsey fire in Malibu on November 17, 2018. (Photo by Genaro Molina - POOL - AFP)

Donald Trump visits fire-wracked California, blames mismanagement

“They’re telling me this is not as bad as some areas; some areas are even beyond this, they’re just charred,” he added after looking at a street lined with melted cars, tree stumps and the foundations of wrecked houses.
US President Donald Trump, shown gesturing while visiting California firefighters, seemed shocked by the intensity of what he witnessed (AFP Photo-SAUL LOEB)

Donald Trump: US to make final conclusions on Saudi killing in days

The United States will make final conclusions by early next week over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump said Saturday, following reports that the CIA had held Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible.
President Donald Trump (C) surveys the damage from the Woolsey fire in Malibu on November 17, 2018. (Photo by Genaro Molina - POOL - AFP)

Donald Trump visits fire-wracked California, blames mismanagement

President Donald Trump expressed sadness Saturday at the devastation caused by fires in a California town, but persisted in his controversial claim that forest mismanagement is responsible for the tragedy which has left 76 dead and more than 1,000 listed as missing.
Donald Trump tours a neighbourhood destroyed by the wildfires in Paradise, California [Evan Vucci-AP]

North California fire: Death toll at 76, more than 1,000 missing

The death toll from wildfires in Northern California has risen to 76, with thousands left homeless from the deadliest blaze to hit the US state in a century.

US to make final statement on Jamal Khashoggi’s death

The State Department has insisted that despite recent reports by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the U.S. had not yet reached a determination regarding the death of writer and activist Jamal Khashoggi.
A volunteer search and rescue crew from Calaveras County comb through a home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS-Terray Sylvester

California Camp Fire death toll now 76

Five more sets of human remains were discovered in the Camp Fire area in Northern California, raising the death toll to 76, authorities said Saturday.

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