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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of April 8, 2015 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Boston - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30 charges in an attack on the city’s 2013 marathon.

A tornado that slammed through north central Illinois, nearly destroying the small town of Fairdale and killing two people, packed winds of 180 to 200 mph and was half a mile wide, according to the National Weather Service.

Ten deputies have been put on paid administrative leave as authorities investigate the videotaped beating of a suspect, Sheriff John McMahon of San Bernardino County, California, said Friday, according to CNN affiliate KCAL.In video captured by cameras aboard a helicopter forKNBC, deputies gather around the man after he falls from a horse he was riding to flee from them. The video shows deputies using a stun gun on him and then repeatedly kicking and hitting him.

Four people were found dead in a home on Friday in an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning, possibly caused by a car left running in a garage, police said. Two men and two women were discovered inside the home in the Queens neighborhood of Floral Park after police responded to a 911 call. It appeared the car was accidentally left running in the garage, but it was unclear for how long, investigators said.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday officially announced her 2016 presidential campaign, ending months of speculation over her political plans and immediately elevating her as a target for the field of Republican contenders.
Marco Rubio, announces his bid for the presidency on Monday in a call to donors, has been called the “best communicator” in the Republican Party.
6-year-old Davenport man died today after a Lamborghini in which he was riding lost control at the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World.

Technology news -
The Apple Watch is available for preorder this week and first reviews and impressions from select writers and reviewers are hitting the internet and they are ... fairly uniform: it can't replace a phone, isn't as good a watch as a watch, but does a great job of validating the smartwatch as a new form of gadget that's great at doing things phones and watches simply don't do.

The new net neutrality rule was published over the weekend in the Federal Register, the daily journal of U.S. government actions, raising the possibility of a spate of lawsuits from broadband companies that oppose the rule. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in February to reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility by invoking Title II of the Communications Act, thus prohibiting providers from selectively blocking or throttling or offering paid prioritization of Internet traffic.

Entertainment news -

Face the Nation" moderator and CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer said he will retire this summer after 46 years at the network.

John Legend has launched a campaign to end mass incarceration. Legend says FREE AMERICA is a multiyear initiative. He will visit and perform at a correctional facility Thursday in Austin, Texas, where he will also participate in a press conference with state legislators to discuss Texas' criminal justice system

After releasing the album artwork for Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity, a comprehensive greatest-hits package compiling all 18 of her Billboard No. 1s,Mariah Carey has confirmed its release date. Its May 18.

Broadway - Now on sale - On Your Feet! - based on the life story of the Gloria and Emilio Estefan, from their beginnings in Cuba to their arrival in the U.S., and, of course, their rise to fame. Music numbers will include many of the hits that continue to be played today, among them "Conga" and "Rhythm's Gonna Get You." The show debuts November 5.

Coachella Music Festival Ends - Madonna - was not scheduled to appear at the three-day festival in the California desert but walked on stage Sunday night as Drake performed a song named after her -- in which the rapper boasts that he can make a girl as big as Madonna if she gives in to his advances.
Madonna performed two of her own songs including "Human Nature" before bending over a seated Drake for a prolonged, full-tongue kiss as her long, blonde locks fell upon him.

R & R Hall Of Fame As A Solo Artist - Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey in the Dingle, Liverpool, England, is in the Hall of Fame as a Beatle. He will now join John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison with a solo spot. Starr was selected under a "musical excellence" category.

Passing - Percy Sledge - best known for “When A Man Loves A Woman” from 1966. He was 73.

Top Pop Hit Music Singles
Sugar - Maroon 5
Uptown Funk! - Mark Ronson fea. Bruno Mars
Trap Queen - Fetty Wap
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) - The Weeknd
Style - Taylor Swift
FourFiveSeconds - Rihanna & Kanye West & Paul McCartney
See You Again - Wiz Khalifa fea. Charlie Puth
G.D.F.R. - Flo Rida fea. Sage The Gemini & Lookas
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Somebody - Natalie La Rose fea. Jeremih
Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo
Time Of Our Lives - Pitbull & Ne-Yo
One Last Time - Ariana Grande
Chains - Nick Jonas

Top Movies -
Furious 7
Home (2015)
The Longest Ride
Get Hard
Cinderella (2015)
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Woman in Gold
It Follows
Danny Collins
While We’re Young

 
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