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

 

Headlines -
Ohio - police said seven adults and a 16-year-old were found shot in the head "execution-style," most while they slept, in Pike County. The eight members of Rhoden family -- including a mother who investigators say was killed while her 4-day-old child lay beside her -- were found dead Friday at four crime scenes, authorities said. The newborn, along with a 6-month-old and a 3-year-old, survived.

Ted Cruz and John Kasich are joining forces in a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination. Within minutes of each other, the pair issued statements late Sunday saying they will divide their efforts in upcoming contests with Cruz focusing on Indiana and Kasich devoting his efforts to Oregon and New Mexico. The strategy -- something the two campaigns have been working on for weeks -- is aimed at blocking Trump from gaining the 1,237 delegates necessary to claim to GOP nomination this summer.

The United States will significantly increase the number of military personnel, including Special Forces, in Syria to fight the Islamic State, President Obama said on Monday as he concluded a six-day trip to the Middle East, Britain and Germany. Mr. Obama, whose comments came in a speech in which he pressed for European unity, said that he would add 250 military personnel to the 50 already on the ground in the hopes of cementing what he said was progress in pushing back the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, from territory that it had held.

Donald Trump easily wins Connecticut and four other states as does Hillary - with the exception of Rhode Island - where Bernie Sanders won

Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as his running mate.

A man who threatened to set off a bomb at the headquarters of Fox-45 TV Baltimore Thursday afternoon, forcing authorities to evacuate the building, walked outside before shots were fired by police and he fell to the ground.

LARGEST GANG TAKEDOWN IN NYC HISTORY
Hundreds of NYPD cops and federal agents arrested dozens of gang members in the Bronx overnight Wednesday. These detectives and agents took back neighborhoods for community members from gangs that are charged with committing numerous acts of violence and at least eight murders in the course of their illicit operations.

Rioting at Trump rally - with many say it was anti-Trump protesters turning it into something bigger. Trump was appearing in Costa Mesa, CA. 17 were arrested.


Technology -
New Mexico woman went on Facebook to tell the world what she heard: Her son, a student at Sierra Middle School, “says some eighth-graders are planning on bringing guns to school maybe Monday and have a shootout to see ‘who’s the first to die. ’ ” Jeanette Garza Alvarez’s social media post, described in a criminal complaint, led to her conviction on Tuesday, the Roswell Daily Record reported. Alvarez was found guilty of creating a public nuisance after an hour-long trial in Roswell, N.M.

 

Sports -
The Lakers fire coach Byron Scott. Scott, who was 38-126 in two years as the Lakers' head coach, is out. As for who will be in? The usual suspects of coaching candidates will likely all receive consideration.

A Grand Jury Indicts Former Cleveland Browns Quarterback Johnny Manzie on Assault Charges. A Dallas County grand jury indicted Manziel on a charge of misdemeanor assault with bodily injury in relation to an alleged altercation with his ex-girlfriend.

 

Entertainment news
Kelly Ripa is set to Return as Co-Host of 'Live! With Kelly and Michael'
Ripa was out since Wednesday after co-host Michael Strahan announced he is leaving the morning show to join "Good Morning America." ABC said Ripa was on "a previously scheduled vacation."

Music -
Prince rules the Nos. 1 and 2 slots on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the greatest hits set The Very Best of Princeand the Purple Rain soundtrack, as both titles re-enter the chart in the wake of his death on April 2.

Passing - Billy Paul - best known for his 1972 hit, “Me and Mrs. Jones.”

Passing - Lonnie Mack - best known for his 1963 hit instrumental - “Memphis.”

Top pop hit music singles
Panda - Desiigner
Work - Rihanna fea. Drake
7 Years - Lukas Graham
No - Meghan Trainor
I Took A PIll in Ibiza - Mike Posner
Pillowtalk - Zayn
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Work From Home - Fifth Harmony fea. Ty Dolla $sign
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Me, Myself & I - G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha
My House - Flo Rida
Stressed Out - twenty one pilots
One Dance - Drake fea. WizKid & Kyla
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

Top movies -
The Jungle Book (2016)
The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Barbarshop: The Next Cut
Zootopia
The Boss
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Criminal (2016)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Compadres
Eye in The Sky

 
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