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Embassy: First US citizen dies of coronavirus in Wuhan

A U.S. citizen in Wuhan, China, has died from the new coronavirus, officials at the American Embassy in Beijing said Saturday.
The ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening and infections could continue to rise, China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday, with nearly 2,000 people in China infected and 56 killed by the disease.

China’s death toll from coronavirus hits 259

China’s death toll from a new virus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for “domestic outbreak control” if the disease spreads in their countries.
Sevilla striker Javier Chicharito Hernandez is set for a move to the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer.

Chicharito joins MLS club LA Galaxy from Sevilla

The Los Angeles Galaxy have signed Mexico striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez from Sevilla and will make him the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer, Sports Illustrated reported Friday. =
FILE - Smoke from the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019. The state's largest utility initiated multiple rounds of pre-emptive power outages.

Wildfire threat darkens California dream – residents

This autumn’s rash of destructive wildfires — predicted to grow worse in coming years as climate change strengthens — is threatening to shatter the California Dream that has long lured people to the state, drawn by its sunny weather and opportunities for a better life.

Apple pledges $2.5 billion for affordable housing in California

Apple says it will direct 2.5 billion dollars toward affordable housing in California, the latest tech giant to pledge money to one of the state’s most pressing problems.
Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H Macy, arrives in court in Boston. Joseph Prezioso-AFP-Getty Images

US actress jailed for bribing to boost daughter’s exam score

The actor Felicity Huffman was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 (N5.4 million)) to rig her daughter’s SAT scores in the college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of wealthy and well-connected parents.
“The Department of Justice has increased efforts in taking aggressive enforcement action against fraudsters who are targeting American citizens and their businesses in business email compromise schemes and other cyber-enabled financial crimes,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

Operation Rewired: FBI announces arrest of 167 Nigerians

United States’ Federal authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest of 167 Nigerians in a wide scale effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes tagged used by fraudsters to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens through an investigation tagged ‘Operation reWired” conducted around the world.
Kevin Hart

Tiffany Haddish: Kevin Hart’s already walking

Kevin Hart is already walking after his car crash in Southern California last week, according to his friend, Tiffany Haddish.
Divers with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Dive Team prepare to search for missing people following a dive boat fire off Southern California's coast that killed dozens sleeping below deck, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif.

20 Bodies recovered from California dive boat fire, 14 more feared dead

Rescue workers said Tuesday they have recovered the bodies of 20 people killed in a middle-of-the-night fire aboard a dive boat off the coast of Southern California, while continuing to look for 14 more people feared dead.
A federal agent stands at the gate to a downtown Los Angeles parking lot after predawn raids in the L.A. area Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. U.S. authorities have unsealed a federal grand jury indictment charging dozens of people with participating in a conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a range of fraud schemes and laundering the funds through a Los Angeles-based network. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Nigerians arrested in US for fraud

After search warrants were executed at multiple locations across L.A. County on Thursday morning, federal prosecutors announced a 252-count indictment that accuses 80 people in the U.S. and Nigeria of participating in a “massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes.”
On Saturday, hall of fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned from the track after a fourth horse from his stable died.

Trainer banned after horse deaths at racetrack

Around 25 trainers have lost horses at Santa Anita this season, which some are attributing to heavy rainfall on the dirt track and excessive use of medications.
Brie Larson and stunt doubles (L-R) Ingrid Kleinig and Joanna Bennett

‘Avengers’ dominates MTV awards as Larsen honours stunt doubles

Box office-busting “Avengers: Endgame” dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards Monday, as “Captain Marvel” star Brie Larsen led tributes to real-life heroines by ceding the spotlight to her stunt doubles.
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.

Antonio Guterres, Donald Trump saddened by California wildfires

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has expressed sadness at the wildfires in the State of California, which killed at least 31 people and burned a staggering 6,500 homes.
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Two inmates found dead inside US cells

Andrew Urdiales, 54, and Virendra Govin, 51, were found unresponsive at the San Quentin State Prison on Friday and Sunday, respectively.
Burned out properties are seen near the Lake Keswick Estates area during the Carr fire in Redding, California on July 27, 2018.Two firefighters have died and more than 100 homes have burned as wind-whipped flames tore through the region. / AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON

Thousands flee new California blaze, governor asks aid

Thousands of people in Southern California had fled a deliberately set blaze southeast of Los Angeles by Saturday morning, after the state's governor requested federal aid to help battle a deadly fire elsewhere.

Jack Nicklaus: Tiger Woods can still beat my record

Jack Nicklaus said Monday he believes Tiger Woods can still overhaul his record of 18 Major Championship victories.

Ron Howard: ‘Star Wars’ as big as The Beatles

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard said Saturday directing a movie in the “Star Wars” universe was as daunting as making his Beatles documentary thanks to the intense fan love.

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Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno governor visits Kala-Balge, shares N100 millions to 10,000 households

Borno State governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, spent the most part of yesterday in Rann, headquarters of Kala-Balge, Local Government Area, remotely located around a boarder between Nigeria, Cameroon linking to Chadian territory.

Edwin Clark cautions President Buhari over appointment of Justice Bulkachuwa’s successor

Ijaw National leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to correct some of his lapses through appointment of successor of the outgoing President of Court of Appeal.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Coalition tasks National Assembly on transparent electoral system

A social group, Coalition 2020, has called on the National Assembly to work further on the Electoral Act with a view to ensuring reliable and transparent elections in the country.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki: How we’re winning fight against human trafficking

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration is making steady progress in the against human trafficking through sustained awareness creation and robust partnership with key stakeholders.
ENUGU — GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, last week, advanced the public utility sector with five made-in-Nigeria mini fire fighting trucks to enhance the services being rendered by the Fire Service in Enugu State.

Enugu boosts fire service with five Innoson fighter trucks

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, last week, advanced the public utility sector with five made-in-Nigeria mini fire fighting trucks to enhance the services being rendered by the Fire Service in Enugu State.