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    Facebook building war room ahead of Brazil, US elections to tackle fake news

    San Francisco: To tackle the spread of misinformation and fake news, Facebook is building a war room at its headquarters in California for both Brazil and the US midterm elections. It will have people from different teams — from engineering, threat intelligence, data science, policy, legal — and will serve as a command centre for Facebook to make real-time decisions, the social media giant said in a blog post on Wednesday.

  • Surgeon and girlfriend in US charged with rape, police suspect ‘hundreds’ of possible victims

    Los Angeles: An orthopaedic surgeon in California who once appeared on a dating reality show and his girlfriend have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, in a case prosecutors suspect might involve hundreds of other victims. Authorities told AFP on Tuesday they had received dozens of leads in the probe, just hours after a press conference held to try to encourage other women to come forward.

  • Prof makes public ‘sex assault’ by Kavanaugh

     Washington : A college professor has gone public for the first time to accuse President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by the opposition to postpone the nomination vote.

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    Rapper Mac Miller passes away at the age of 26

    Washington DC: Few months after the death of rapper XXXTentatcion in July, another young prodigy Mac Miller died at the age of 26. The ‘Self-care’ rapper passed away on September 07. According to TMZ, Miller died of a possible drug overdose in California on Friday.

  • US state lawmakers pass toughest net neutrality law

    San Francisco : California lawmakers have passed the US’ toughest net neutrality law to prevent internet providers from favo­ur­ing certain websites, setting up a fight with federal regulators who voted last year to erase such rules.

  • United States show looks at Monroe’s wardrobe

    San Francisco: An exhibition on dresses and costumes worn by legendary Hollywood actor Marilyn Monroe is all set to open its doors to the public on Saturday at the Paley Centre in Beverly Hills, California.

  • More than 1,000 homes torched in California wildfires

    Upper Lake (California): A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities has said as some evacuees were allowed to return home and new blazes exploded in what has become an endless summer of flame in the Golden State.

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    Former MTV VJ Jesse goes missing

    Los Angeles: Former MTV VJ Jesse Camp has gone missing, confirmed the spokesman for the Riverside Police Department in California. Camp, whose real name is Josiah Camp, was reported missing on July 19 by his sister. Friends and family have been sharing concerned messages on social media, asking anyone for information on his whereabouts, reports pagesix.

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    Samsung challenges USD 539 million verdict in Apple patent case

    San Francisco: Samsung has filed a motion with the US District Court in San Jose, California, to appeal a verdict that asked the South Korean giant to pay Apple $539 million for copying patented iPhone designs – a legal battle that dates back to 2011. Samsung thinks the verdict is wrong and wants a refund of some damages already paid, CNET reported on Monday.

  • ‘The Goldbergs’ actor Jackson Odell dies          

    Los Angeles: Jackson Odell, best known for shows such as “The Goldbergs” and “Modern Family”, passed away. He was 20. The actor was found unresponsive at his Tarzana, California, home on June 8, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed to People magazine.

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    Shooter arrested during marathon in San Diego

    San Diego (California): An “active shooter” has been arrested after allegedly opening fire near the finishing line of a marathon race here in the US state of California, police said. San Diego Police said the shooter was in custody, the scene was secure and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon had resumed, BBC reported on Sunday.

  • US President Donald Trump calls some illegal immigrants as ‘animals’

    Washington: US President Donald Trump today described as “animals” some illegal immigrants as he slammed the US’ “dumbest” immigration laws and asserted that people based on merit should only enter America. Venting out his frustration at officials in both Mexico and California, Trump vowed to strengthen the US’ “weak” immigration laws.

  • Google Drive gets new storage plans, reduced prices

    California: Google wants you to go beyond the default 15 GB free storage. The company has launched new set of plans nicknamed Google One which offer you more storage. Google One comes with a new family sharing option. Similar to iCloud, it allows you to share a plan with up to six family members, each having their own private storage areas, Engadget reported.

  • What is at stake in Samsung vs Apple patent retrial

    San Francisco: Two of the world’s biggest smartphone makers — Samsung and Apple — have resumed a seven-year-old patent infringement dispute in the US. The retrial of the patent suit in San Jose, California, is about determining the financial damages Samsung owes Apple for infringing on design patents covering the original iPhone, the USA Today reported on Monday.

  • African-American father killed by US police in front of supermarket  

    Los Angeles: Police gunned down an African American father of three using two dozen bullets in the parking lot of a Walmart supermarket in California, authorities and his lawyer has said. Diante Yarber, 26, was unarmed and parking his car in Barstow, about two hours east of Los Angeles, at the time of the incident on April 4, according to his lawyer Lee Merritt.