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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of February 1, 2016 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Headlines -
Ted Cruz wins the Republican side of the Iowa Caucasus at 28%, followed by Donald Trump at 24%. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders virtually tied.

A Yemeni Al Qaeda leader was killed in a drone strike overnight in the southern province of Abin, Yemeni tribal officials said Thursday. Jalal Baliedy headed Al Qaeda in the province and had led several major attacks, including the beheading of soldiers. Three other people were killed in the strike, the officials said.

Sumner Redstone resigns as chairman of CBS.

One person sitting in a parked car was killed and three people were injured Friday when a huge construction crane collapsed in lower Manhattan Friday morning as workers were trying to secure it against rising winds.

Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse and killing at least 14 people.

A man died on Saturday after running in a Raleigh foot race in which contestants are supposed to stop in the middle to scarf down some Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Organizers of the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge said in a news release that a 58-year-old man dropped out of the race during the first mile Saturday morning because of chest pains. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Technology -
Damaged I-Phones now taken by Apple - The Apple Store Reuse and Recycle iPhone trade-in program has always offered store credit for older models. But the program has applied only if your current iPhone is in good condition with no cracks or other defects.

Twitter Knuckling Down On “Terror” posts - The social media company said it had suspended 125,000 Twitter accounts associated with extremism since the middle of 2015, the first time it has publicized the number of accounts it has suspended.

Sports news -
, Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman has been suspended 20 games for hitting veteran linesman Don Henderson during a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Jan. 27. Officially, Wideman was cited for violating Rule 40, which covers physical abuse of officials.

Brilliant Career - Just Starting - May Be Ending - Cleveland Browns’ Quarter Back Johnny Manziel is under investigation again, tafter receiving a complaint of domestic violence that allegedly occurred Jan. 30. Manziel faced allegations that he hit former girlfriend Colleen Crowley last weekend in Texas. Crowley is now pursuing a case against the quarterback, who has denied hitting her. Manziel is a Heisman trophy winner and is only 23.

Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos defeat the North Carolina Panthers - 24-10. Bronco’s Von Miller gets game MVP.

Entertainment news

Passing - Crackhead Bob of the Howard Stern show. He was 56.

Passing - Bob Elliott - one-half of the legendary comic team, “Bob and Ray” during the 1950’s and 1960’s. He was 92.

Passing - Maurice White (74) founding member of 1970’s soul super group, Earth, Wind and Fire.

Netflix announces that it is renewing critically acclaimed "Orange is the New Black" for three seasons.

Passing - Katie May: Model and Social Media Personality. She was 34 Following Stroke. The model, who was known as the "Queen of Snapchat."

 
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