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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of December 1, 2015 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Headlines -
The newly elected mayor of Alaska's capital city was found dead at his Juneau home, and police are investigating a range of possible causes. The Juneau Police Department released few details on Stephen "Greg" Fisk's death but called rumors of an assault "speculation."

Federal authorities said an online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes Monday targeted whites and was motivated by the police shooting of a black teenager, video of which was released last week and led to protests.Jabari R. Dean - an African American (21), of Chicago, threatened to kill 16 white male students or staff at the school on Chicago’s South Side, according to the criminal complaint.

Two people opened fire at a center for people with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and injuring 21 others, police said. The two perpetrators were later killed in a hail of gunshots, after their SUV was spotted. One of the two people involved in the San Bernardino attack pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State, the clearest indication yet that this was an act of terrorism, according to two law enforcement officials. Officials said Tashfeen Malik, 27, the Pakistani wife of the other shooter, made the statement on a Facebook page.

Passing - Former national security adviser Sandy Berger, who helped craft President Bill Clinton’s foreign policy and got in trouble over destroying classified documents. He was 70.

A South African appeals court on Thursday convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, overturning a lower court’s conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to death in 2013.

In an online radio broadcast Saturday by the Islamic State, the group said that two “supporters” had carried out the attacks in San Bernardino but stopped short of referring to the couple as members. The group praised the attacks but didn’t claim responsibility for it, according to the Associated Press.

Sports -
27-23 - The Packers come back from 20 points. But, in the final few seconds - t hey needed about 70 yards to win the game. In the final few seconds QB Aaron Rogers threw the hail Mary pass - Packers beat the Lions 27-23.

Technology -
Uber releases what it calls the SPOT technology, which is a new solution that will allow Uber drivers and riders to connect with each other amid crowds through the usage of colored lights. The company states that it has provided some of its driver partners in Seattle with SPOT devices that attach to their windshields. When Seattle Uber users request for a ride through the Uber app, they are asked to pick among several color choices.

Music news -
Jelani Maraj, the brother of Nicki Minaj, has allegedly been charged with raping a 12-year-old on Long Island. The brother of the ‘Anaconda’ singer was reportedly arraigned on Dec. 3, and has been freed from jail on a $100,000 bail..
Passing - Scott Weiland - Best known as the lead for Stone Temple Pilots. He was only 48.
Passing - Character actor Robert Loggia. He was 85.

A drum kit that Ringo Starr used to record some of the Beatles’ early hits has sold for $2.2m at an auction to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.

Top Pop Hit Music Singles -
Hello - Adele
Hotline Bling - Drake
Sorry - Justin Bieber
The Hills - The Weeknd
What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber
Stitches - Shawn Mendes
679 - Fetty Wap fea. Remy Boyz
Like I’m Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor fea. John Legend
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Here - Alessia Cara
Same Old Love - Selena Gomez
Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
Watch Me - Silento
Ex’s & Oh’s - Elle King
On My Mind - Elie Goulding

Top movies -
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Krampus
Creed
Spectre
The Night Before
The Peanuts Movie
Spotlight
Brooklyn
The Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
The Martian
Love The Coopers

 
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