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


Headlines -
Presidential Candidates Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders make appearances at the Iowa State Fair - Trump used a personal helicopter (and even gave kid rides).

A crash site was found Sunday after an Indonesian airliner with 54 people aboard lost contact with air traffic control over a remote, mountainous area in bad weather, Indonesian officials said.

Passing - Julian Bond, a former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He was 75.

Bomb explosion at Thailand shrine kills 22. Police say someone wearing a backpack is a suspect - and that person has two accomplices. The police said that a suspect captured by CCTV cameras minutes before a bomb exploded at Bangkok's Erawan shrine was a foreigner, and his appearance suggested he might be from Europe or the Middle East.

Three firefighters were killed and four others were injured battling a wildfire in rural Washington state.

Former president Jimmy Carter said that the cancer doctors discovered earlier this year on his liver has also been found on his brain. Carter, 90, said he will receive his first radiation treatment for the disease Thursday afternoon. "I'm perfectly at ease with whatever comes," Carter said at a news conference.

A U.S. district court judge on Thursday ordered the State Department to ask the FBI for any information found on Hillary Clinton's private email server that could prove relevant to an ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

The first two women pass the Army's notoriously difficult Ranger School. Capt. Kristen Griest, 26, of Orange, Connecticut, and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, 25, of Copperas Cove, Texas, will become the first women to wear the Army's coveted Ranger tab when they graduate alongside 94 male soldiers Friday at Fort Benning.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on Friday said his country was in a “quasi-state of war” with South Korea and ordered his military to prepare for battle.

Sports - Nearly 6,500 athletes from 165 countries attended the closing ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games on Sunday night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics.

Two recent changes in NCAA rules are resulting in major-college athletes receiving more than $160 million a year in additional benefits, a USA TODAY Sports analysis has found.
That figure is certain to rise as more schools implement — or increase their distribution of — athletic scholarships that can cover not only the traditional tuition, room, board, books and fees but also incidental costs of attending college such as transportation and personal expenses.

Michael Jordan: Court Rules Grocery Store Chain Must Pay $8.9 Million to Athlete for Use of Name
In 2009, the now-defunct chain Dominick's placed an ad in Sports Illustrated using Jordan's name. "It was about honesty and integrity," said Jordan, who plans to donate the sum to charity.

Molly Shattuck: Former Ravens Cheerleader Sentenced to 48 Weekends in Jail for Child Sex Abuse. Shattuck on Friday was also ordered to pay the victim's family $10,650 and register as a sex offender. She pleaded guilty to rape in June, saying she performed oral sex on a 15-year-old boy in 2014.

Technology -
Samsung debuts the largest hard drive (memory-wise) of its kind - 16 Terabytes. Housed in a 2.5 inch case, the secret is the company's new 256-GB NAND flash die, which is two times as impressive as the 128 GB NAND dies that were put into commercial use by storage makers last year.

Apple TV Delayed - It looks like an important part of the revamp of Apple TV, which many were talking about just weeks ago, is off the table. Difficulties in negotiations between Apple and television content providers such as CBS and 21st Century Fox have resulted in the company pushing back the launch of its Live TV service into 2016, instead of next month.

Linux - IBM has been putting various flavors of Linux on its mainframe computers for 15 years. Today IBMand Canonical announced that the two companies were teaming up to build one running Ubuntu Linux. The new unit is called the LinuxOne. The announcement comes as part of a broader strategy from IBM designed to drive mainframe usage to a wider audience.

Interesting Trend - Celebrities Touting Medicines on Social Media. One by pregnant Kim Kardashian has caught the eye of the FDA - and, they’ve sent a warning letter to a drug manufacturer - whose morning sickness drug got a huge Twitter mention by Kardashian as a cure-all for her morning sickness. Some people have permanently lost access to the files on the affected disks as a result. A number of disks damaged following the lightning strikes did, however, later became accessible.

Hackers release more names and e-mails of those subscribing to Ashley-Madison - a site that promotes infidelity. As a result - lots of people could be in jeopardy, including those in military and government service.

Spotify users say they have left the music service over changes in its terms and conditions. The streaming platform now wants access to pictures, contact phone numbers and sensor data stored on the user's smartphone as well as permission to view social media activity. Spotify said the changes would help it "tailor improved user experience".

Pop Culture Trend - Adult coloring books are ever-more popular. Experts say, they tend to relieve stress. Five of Amazon’s top best sellers (this week) are coloring books (for grown-ups) including: “Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns” and “Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book” whose Amazon page describes, “Experience the phenomenon that has sold 2 million copies worldwide and launched the coloring craze for adults.”

Entertainment news - Movies - looks like “Straight Outta Compton” is a huge hit - doing just over $56 million its debut week. That’s huge for an “R” movie rating debut.

“Star War Lands” - Disney has announced it's building two huge "Stars Wars" attractions at Disneyland, California, and at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The “Star War Lands” are expected to be 14 acres each.

A man has been charged in the murder of Edena Hines, the granddaughter of Morgan Freeman.
New York police found Hines, 33, early Sunday morning lying in the street outside her apartment in Manhattan’s Washington Heights with some 16 stab wounds to her chest, police said. A man, described by police as her boyfriend, an aspiring rapper, was standing over her body shouting Bible verses and exorcism incantations.

Passing - Yvonne Craig, the actress best known for her role as Batgirl in the 1960’s “Batman” TV series, has died of breast cancer.. She was 78.

Passing - Bud Yorkin, a veteran producer-director who brought Hollywood headliners into America's living rooms through live television in the 1950s before rocking the conventions of network comedy with partner Norman Lear through "All in the Family" and other provocative hits. He was 89.

Passing - Melody Patterson: Actress Known for Wrangler Jane Role on 'F Troop' Dies at 66. Patterson starred as Wrangler Jane from 1965-67 and also appeared on “The Monkees,” “Adam-12” and “Green Acres.”

Megan Fox has filed divorce with her actor husband Brian Austin Green and all within 48 hours of announcing her separation with Green. The two had been a couple for 11 years.

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