NY Times The Neediest Cases: Despite Cancer Diagnosis and Husband’s Death, Keeping a Positive Outlook 2016-12-05T16:00:01.000000Z Gertrudis Torres said her son and daughter have given her motivation to beat the disease, even as her substantial grief and her weakened physical strength made the challenge seem impossible at times. Death Toll in Oakland Warehouse Fire Rises to 36 as Search Continues 2016-12-05T15:03:35.000000Z Officials said that the search of the rubble of a makeshift nightclub in the building would take days, and that they expected the number of victims to rise. Markets Weather Italy Referendum Result, but Banks Are Vulnerable 2016-12-05T13:28:40.000000Z The results of an Italian vote will probably postpone plans to rebuild the country’s banks and to help them deal with problem loans. California Today: California Today: What We Know and Don’t Know About the Oakland Fire 2016-12-05T13:22:00.000000Z Monday: A criminal investigation is opened into the Oakland inferno, officials release names of victims, and a look at the national Christmas tree in Kings Canyon National Park. China Amplifies Warning on Taiwan, and Trump Takes a Tougher Line 2016-12-05T13:02:08.000000Z Donald J. Trump has challenged Beijing on trade and the South China Sea, rejecting suggestions that he needed China’s approval to talk to Taiwan’s president. Uber Bets on Artificial Intelligence With Acquisition and New Lab 2016-12-05T13:01:19.000000Z With the Geometric Intelligence deal, Uber wants to make major advances in how the computers behind self-driving vehicles think and make decisions on the road. Ben Carson Lived in Public Housing, but Critics Worry Over How He Will Lead It 2016-12-05T12:54:35.000000Z Experts in urban areas admire Mr. Carson’s medical clout but are concerned about his lack of experience in government. Live Briefing: Matteo Renzi’s Loss in Italy Is Clear, but Who Are the Winners? 2016-12-05T12:23:33.000000Z The results represented another victory for anti-establishment movements in Europe; the euro fell against the dollar and bonds fell across the Continent. Shinzo Abe to Become First Japanese Leader to Visit Pearl Harbor 2016-12-05T12:12:02.000000Z Mr. Abe’s trip this month to the site his country attacked 75 years ago will in effect be reciprocating a visit by President Obama to Hiroshima this year. Trump Chooses Ben Carson to Lead HUD 2016-12-05T11:43:19.000000Z The president-elect reached out to one of his old Republican primary opponents to be secretary of housing and urban development.