LOS ANGELES | Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES— Grammy-winning jazz and pop singer Nancy Wilson has died. Her manager Devra Hall Levy tells The Associated Press late Thursday night that Wilson died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park. She was 81. Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES | CBS settled with Dushku over ‘Bull’ star’s sexual comments

LOS ANGELES — CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement last year with actress Eliza Dushku after on-set sexual comments from Michael Weatherly, star of the network’s show “Bull,” made her uncomfortable when she was a recurring character on the show. CBS confirmed the mediated settlement to The Associated Press Thursday, saying it reflected the … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | CBS settled with Dushku over ‘Bull’ star’s sexual comments

PHOENIX | Mavs’ Nowitzki makes debut in 21st season vs Suns

PHOENIX— Dirk Nowitzki at last began his record-breaking 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, coming off the bench in the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns. No other NBA player has played that many seasons with the same team. The 40-year-old had been tied at 20 seasons with Kobe Bryant, who retired … Continue reading PHOENIX | Mavs’ Nowitzki makes debut in 21st season vs Suns

SINGAPORE | Asian shares fall on poor Chinese economic data

SINGAPORE — Asian markets tumbled on Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world’s second largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index slid 1.7 percent to 21,439.16 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 1.2 percent to 2,070.70. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 1.4 percent … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares fall on poor Chinese economic data

HOUSTON | Harden’s 50-point triple-double leads Rockets over Lakers

HOUSTON — James Harden had 50 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, scoring 11 points during a big fourth-quarter run to lead the Houston Rockets to a 126-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Harden grabbed his 10th rebound with less than 90 seconds left to give him his second triple-double this … Continue reading HOUSTON | Harden’s 50-point triple-double leads Rockets over Lakers

TAMPA, Fla | Vasilevskiy shines in return, Lightning beat Maple Leafs 4-1

TAMPA, Fla. — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 48 saves in his return from a broken left foot and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NHL’s top two teams. Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson both scored for Tampa Bay during the final 36 seconds of … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla | Vasilevskiy shines in return, Lightning beat Maple Leafs 4-1

LOS ANGELES | Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dies at 74

LOS ANGELES — Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968’s “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died. Locked died Nov. 3 at her Los Angeles home of cardiac arrest stemming from … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dies at 74