Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. FBI Fires Back at Apple: 'Take a Deep Breath'
The war of words between Apple Inc. and the government continued Sunday as FBI Director James Comey said forcing the tech giant to help unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters is no big deal. "We don't want to break anyone's encryption or set a master key loose on the land," Comey said Sunday night in a statement downplaying the war of words between the feds and Apple. Read more in NEWS.
2. Kalamazoo Victims Cut Down During Routine Weekend Outings
The eight people shot by a rampaging Uber driver Saturday were attacked on what had seemed to be an ordinary weekend evening. All had the horrible luck of ending up in the path of Jason Brian Dalton, who, according to authorities, was driving around the city in an SUV, armed with a semiautomatic handgun, shooting people at random. Read more in NEWS.
3. After Long Fight, Bill Cosby's Wife Will Take the Stand
Camille Cosby's deposition under oath Monday morning will be her first detailed comments since her husband was indicted on sex crimes charges in December. Camille Cosby's deposition is part of a separate civil suit against Bill Cosby, but the two cases could eventually be linked, because such depositions can be used in a criminal prosecution. Read more in NEWS.
4. Marco Rubio Poised to Gain From Jeb Bush's Exit
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's team is scrambling to sweep up the supporters that helped to fund Jeb Bush's campaign after the former Florida governor exited the race for president on Saturday night. But some donors are expressing reservations about quickly investing in another candidate with no guarantee of victory in a year where money has not dictated success. Read more in POLITICS.
5. Fiji Cleans Up After Devastating Cyclone
Fiji began a massive cleanup Monday after one of the most powerful storms recorded in the southern hemisphere killed at least 17 people, flattening remote villages and cutting off communications. The majority of the deaths were caused mainly by flying debris and drowning in storm surges, authorities said. There were also fears for seven fishermen believed to be missing at sea. Read more in NEWS.
6. El Chapo's Wife Speaks Out for First Time
The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, Emma Coronel Aispuro, said in her first-ever interview — a Telemundo exclusive — that she fears for the life of her husband and has not seen him since he was recaptured on Jan. 8. "I fear for his life. We don't know if he is eating well. We don't know what his situation is because we haven't seen him," said Coronel Aispuro. Read more in NEWS.
7. Judge Orders 50 Cent to Explain Instagram Posts Showing Stacks of Cash
Rapper 50 Cent has shown off too many of his cents. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis J. Jackson III, filed for bankruptcy in July, but has since posted multiple pictures on social media of huge wads of cash. On Thursday, a U.S. Bankruptcy judge ordered Jackson to court, saying she was “concerned about allegations of nondisclosure or a lack of transparency in the case.” Read more in NEWS.
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A neighborhood once in decline has been transformed by a stroke of brilliance by artists turning empty walls into their canvases.