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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of January 22, 2016 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

At least 42 people, including 17 children, drowned when their boats capsized off two Greek islands near the Turkish coast on Friday, coastguards said, marking one of the deadliest days for migrants risking the perilous route to Europe from Turkey.

The U.S. Marine Corps. has officially classified twelve missing Marines as deceased.
Just before midnight on January 14, two CH-35 helicopters collided near the coast of Oahu.The Coast Guard searched for the Marines for five days, across 40,000 square nautical miles, but were unable to find anything more than debris and empty life boats.

A massive snowstorm hits the Northeast, including New York City where 30 inches of snow was reported at Kennedy International. 40 deaths have been reported overall.

Just before the Iowa caucasus - it looks like Donald Trump is becoming the Republican front-runner. That’s according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Republicans see Trump as strongest candidate on major issues and by far the most electable in the large field of GOP hopefuls.

Six Cleveland police officers are fired in connection with a November 2012 car chase that ended with officers firing 137 bullets at a car, killing Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, said Detective Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association.

DeLorean Is Back - DeLorean Motor Compan says it will build about 300 replicas of its 1982 DMC-12, the model featured in the "Back to the Future" films, in its factory in Humble, Texas, CEO Stephen Wynne told local media.

The Zika virus is "is now spreading explosively" in the Americas, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday, with another official estimating between 3 million to 4 million infections in the region over a 12-month period.

Donald Trump skips this week’s Republican debate because of a rift with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, whom he termed, “a third rate reporter.”

Three violent inmates who escaped from a California (Orange Co.) jail are back in custody.

Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's western coast on Saturday, according to local officials and the Turkish Dogan news agency.

Sports -
The Denver Broncos defeat the New England Patriots 20-18. North Carolina will be going to the Super Bowl after defeating Arizona in a 49-15 blowout.

NBA superstar Blake Griffin broke a bone in his shooting hand while throwing a punch over the weekend in Toronto, the Los Angeles Clippers confirmed Tuesday. The blow was thrown at a Clippers staff member.

Passing - Barney Hall: NASCAR Announcer and Commentator Dies at Age 83.

Businessman Sheldon Adelson Proposes $1 Billion Las Vegas Stadium for NFL Team. Adelson is to meet with Raiders owner Mark Davis Friday. His company's spokesman said the 65,000-seat stadium would be shared between the Raiders and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Tech -
Sony is spinning off its PlayStation business as of April 1.
The new Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) will combine Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation-related hardware and software with Sony Network Entertainment International's PlayStation Vue and PlayStation Store content.
"By integrating the strengths of PlayStation's [programs], SIE will become an even stronger entity, with a clear objective to further accelerate the growth of the PlayStation business," Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said in a statement.

Google shelled out some cash last fall after losing and regaining ownership of Google.com. Now the company has revealed how much the slip-up cost.
Former Google employee Sanmay Vedpurchased Google.com for $12 at 1:20 a.m. ET on September 29. He bought the domain name on the Google Domains registration service website after the company somehow lost ownership of it.
He owned Google.com for one minute. The transaction was reversed when Google sent Ved a cancellation order, which returned ownership to the company.
Conflicts over domain ownership aren't always settled amicably or cheaply. So-called domain squatters often try to get ahead of potential, hypothetical products and register domain names -- say, "Appleflyingcar.com" -- on the cheap in hopes of netting a big sale to the company that needs the site. Or they may create a website name that combines a celebrity's name and a word like "naked."
In this case, it seems Google may have missed a deadline to renew Google.com, creating an opportunity for someone to slip in and nab it. Neither Google nor Ved has publicly revealed exactly how the domain name became available.
In a security blog post Thursday, the company revealed that it wanted to give Ved $6,006.13. Look at the amount as letters instead of numbers, and it comes close to spelling "google." "Squint a little and you'll see it!" Google said.

Googlee 5G - A group of engineers working on the “SkyBender” secret project, is reportedly experimenting with millimetre-wave radio transmissions capable of transmitting data 40 times faster than 4G, using a part of the spectrum which, unlike the one used by cellphones, is still free. It also has drawbacks, though: the main one being that, unlike LTE, millimetre waves travel only for a short range, around a tenth of a 4G phone signal.

Entertainment news -
Engaged - Mariah Carey and Australian businessman James Packer.

Passing - Actress Jean Stapleton - best known as Archie Bunker’s wife on TV’s, “All in the Family.” She was 90.

Passing - Abe Vigoda, who earned Emmy Award nominations in three straight years for his portrayal of the world-weary Det. Phil Fish on the 1970s ABC sitcom Barney Miller, has died. He was 94.

Passing - Paul Kantner, a musician best known for his work with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Jefferson Airport. He was 74.

Top Music Albums -
Blackstar - David Bowie
Purpose - Justin Bieber
25 Adele
Best of Bowie - David Bowie
Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots
Beauty Behind The Madness
TRAPSOUL - Bryson Tiller
Traveller - Chris Stapleton
When It’s Dark Out - G-Easy
Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap
Made In The A.M - One Direction
Revival - Selena Gomez

At the movies
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Ride Along 2
Dirty Grandpa
The Boy (2016
The 5th Wave
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benhazi
Daddy’s Home
Norm of the North
The Big Short

 
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