Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of April 22, 2015 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
Calbuco, a 2,000m (6,572ft) volcano in Chile, has erupted twice in the past day, sending emergency services (and photographers) into overdrive. The eruption has prompted the evacuation of roughly 4,000 citizens from nearby cities and villages, and the Argentinian authorities have warned their citizens about volcanic ash as well.
After word spread yesterday (April 22) that the FCC was planning to recommend putting Comcast's desired takeover of Time Warner Cable in front of a judge, Comcast is planning to abandon the deal entirely, according to a report fromBloomberg. The FCC's recommendation of a "hearing designation order" could have delayed the deal by months, all but preventing it entirely.
David Petraeus, 62, pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified information.
A powerful 7.8 earthquake shookNepal on Saturday near its capital, Katmandu, killing more than 2,000 people, flattening sections of the city’s historic center and trapping dozens of sightseers in a 200-foot watchtower that came crashing down into a pile of bricks.
The six Baltimore police officers suspended after a man suffered serious spinal injuries while in custody should tell the public what happened, an attorney for the man's family said at his funeral Monday. Bill Murphy's remarks about the officers drew a standing ovation at the funeral of Freddie Gray. Gray died April 19, days after his encounter with police. The 2,500-capacity New Shiloh Baptist church was filled with mourners, many of whom filed past Gray's casket before the service began.
Baltimore Riots - Hundreds of rifle-toting National Guard members began deploying here on Tuesday morning, lining one of the city’s main thoroughfares and taking up posts around a police station in western Baltimore that had been the scene of earlier protests.
The guardsmen were expected to be joined over the course of the day by thousands of police officers from outside the city as Baltimore struggles to recover from rioting, arson and looting that left 15 police officers injured — six seriously — and damaged or destroyed dozens of businesses, homes and cars. It is not known how many rioters have been injured.
New FDA-Approved Drug Zaps Double Chins - A drug just approved by the FDA looks to banish double chins, ABC News reports. Kybella, which drug manufacturer Kythera Biopharmaceuticals says could be available by June, is a form of the naturally occurring deoxycholic acid; it's injected into the body, where it penetrates fat cells and attacks their outer membranes, causing them to burst, ABC News reports. The FDA says patients can receive up to 50 injections per session—though it emphasizes they should be administered by a "licensed health care professional"—with a cap of six sessions that are at least one month apart.
Sports - LeBron James scored 31 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved one win away from a sweep in their first playoff series in five years with a 103-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
Baltimore Riot Related - After consultation with Major League Baseball and city and local officials, Wednesday's game between the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards will begin at 2:05 p.m. ET and will be closed to the public. The Orioles will also play their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., while serving as the home team. It’s the first time an MLB game has been played with no crowds, no attendance.
New Google Wireless Service unveiled - Google’s U.S. wireless system will use the networks of Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile and users are expected to be able to pay for only the volume of data they use each month.
ESPN sued Verizon Communications on Monday for breach of contract involving a new pay TV offering, as the cable sports network fired the latest volley in a mounting battle with the telecommunications company.
ESPN, a unit of Walt Disney Co, said in a legal document sent to the Supreme Court of New York State that Verizon violated its obligations "under certain license agreements" and it wants Verizon to pay. The dispute involves Verizon's new pay TV plan, offering consumers a slimmer package of channels targeting genre-specific packages such as sports, kids or news. In traditional subscriptions, customers pay for a large group of networks that often include ESPN.
Entertainment news -
Bruce Jenner has allegedly involved police after images of him seemingly wearing a dress surfaced online. The star had apparently been smoking outside of his own home while wearing a maxi dress when photographers tried to take snaps of him.
Sandra Bullock named People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful Woman of 2015.”
Everybody Loves Raymond star Sawyer Sweeten has died by suspected suicide, his manager Dino May confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 19.
An NBC investigation into the reporting of suspended anchor Brian Williams has found at least 10 instances of exaggerations and embellishments, CNN and the Washington Post reported Saturday.
Mariah Carey’s long-awaited new single is out - “Infinity.”
Passing - Jayne Meadows Allen, a gifted comedian in the Lucille Ball vein who became familiar to TV audiences as a longtime panelist on CBS’ I’ve Got A Secret, died April 26 of natural causes at her home in Encino, CA. She was 95.
Since Bruce Jenner’s revelation that he considers himself a woman, the former Olympian’s coming out has sparked an international conversation. Thousands of people from around the world have shown their support for Jenner by posting pictures of their painted fingernails with the hashtag, #PaintYourNailsForBruce, prompted by Jenner’s exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer on Friday.
Passing -Suzanne Crough, who played the youngest member of “The Partridge Family”, has died. The 52-year-old, who starred as tambourine-shaking daughter Tracy, passed away at her home in Nevada Britney Spears takes a tumble on stage.