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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of July 15, 2015 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Headlines

Former President George H.W. Bush, at 91 the oldest living former president, was being treated at a hospital early Thursday for a broken bone in his neck suffered in a fall.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 281,000 for the week ended July 11, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
The decline reversed the prior week's rise and ended three straight weeks of increases.

A 24-year-old Kuwaiti-born gunman opened fire on a military recruiting station on Thursday, then raced to a second military site where he killed four United States Marines, prompting a federal domestic terrorism investigation. Three other people, including a Marine Corps recruiter and a police officer, were wounded, according to law enforcement officials.

Donald Trump on Sunday declined to apologize for his comments about war veteran and Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain, suggesting the backlash is being fueled by fellow Republican presidential candidates trailing him in the polls. “Republican candidates, some of whom are registering one percent and zero, they're very upset that I'm leading the polls by actually a nice margin,” Trump, a self-funded, billionaire real estate mogul, told ABC’s “This Week.” “They started attacking me.” On Saturday, Trump acknowledge that McCain, a former Navy fighter pilot who spent five-and-a-half years as a prisoner during the Vietnam War, was indeed a war hero but only “because he was captured.” “I like people who weren’t captured,” he also said.

Later - McCain took the high road, saying that Trump doesn't owe him an apology -- but instead to the families "to those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving their country."

The United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations. For the first time since severing ties in 1961, they reopened embassies in each other's capitals.

A suspected suicide attack has killed at least 28 people and wounded nearly 100 others in the Turkish town of Suruc near the Syrian border.

Sports -
LeBron James is awarded an ESPY for Best Championship Performance, beating out World Series winner Madison Bumgarner (San Francisco Giants pitcher), Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Women's CWS winner Lauren Haeger (Florida Gators pitcher). What separated James from his fellow nominees was that he didn’t actually win a championship.

The Houston Rockets re-signed restricted free agent guard K.J. McDaniels to a three-year, $10 million deal on Sunday, according to a source.
McDaniels played in 10 games for the Rockets last season after being acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers. The Rockets traded a 2015 second-round pick andIsaiah Canaan to the 76ers for McDaniels, who was a 2014 second-round selection by Philadelphia.

Technology -
Developer of the well-known Commodore PCs in the 70s and 80s, the company helped usher in the PC era before going bankrupt in 1994. Now the company is teaming up with a pair of Italian entrepreneurs to try its hand at smartphones.

Google Inc. revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time. In the collision, a Lexus SUV that the tech giant outfitted with sensors and cameras was rear-ended in Google's home city of Mountain View, where more than 20 prototypes have been self-maneuvering through traffic.
Google stock rises 13% amid good earnings reports.
Ten days after releasing its first two iPhone ads using the new tagline of "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone," Apple today debuted a third ad in the series. The new ad, entitled "Amazing Apps" focuses on the array of apps available in the App Store.

Microsoft kicks off its promised multi-million-dollar Windows 10 ad campaignwith spots emphasizing the operating system's potential impact on a new generation.

Hacked - Etramarital dating site AshleyMadison.com is offering customers the option to delete their accounts for free in the wake of a data breach that could expose information on more than 30 million users. Until the hack, users had to pay $19 to delete their account. A group of hackers called The Impact Team claimed responsibility for the hack. The group demanded that parent company Avid Life Media shut down Ashley Madison and a sister site, EstablishedMen.com.

Entertainment -
TLC cancels the Duggar family, or at least for their reality show on TLC. The network permanently cancelled the family's enormously popular 19 Kids and Counting show on Thursday.

A 21-year-old man accidentally drowned in a swimming pool at actress Demi Moore's $7 million mansion in Los Angeles. Emergency services were called to the house at 5.15 am and the man was pronounced dead 15 minutes later, the coroner's department said. His body had been discovered at the bottom of the pool.

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have called it quits – and their fans might be surprised by why they allegedly split. Shelton filed for divorce two weeks ago because he believed his wife had cheated on him.

Miley Cyrus revealed Monday via her social media accounts she will be hosting the 2015 MTV Video Awards.

Passing - actor Theodore Bikel, best known for his starring role as Tevye, the poor Jewish milkman, in the hit musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” died on Tuesday at age 91 at a Los Angeles hospital, his publicist said

Passing - E. L. Doctorow, a leading figure in contemporary American letters whose popular, critically admired and award-winning novels — including “Ragtime,” “Billy Bathgate” and “The March.” He was 84.

Top Pop Hit Music Singles
Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
See You Again - Wiz Khalifa fea. Charlie Puth
Cheerleader - OMI
Watch Me - Silento
Bad Blood - Taylor Swift fea. Kendrick Lamar
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Trap Queen - Fetty Wap
Fight Song - Rachael Platten
Lean On - Major Lazer & DJ Snake fea. M0
The Hills - The Weeknd

Top movies -
Ant-Man
Pixels
Minions
Trainwreck
Southpaw
Paper Towns
Inside Out
Jurassic World
Mr. Holms
Terminator: Genisys

 
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