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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of February 15, 2016 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Headlines -
When asked by a reporter, President Obama said that Donald Trump will not be President: “The electorate will not pick him, said Mr Obama, because "they recognize that being president is a serious job.".

U.S. warplanes carried out air strikes against Islamic State-linked militants in western Libya on Friday, killing as many as 40 people in an operation targeting a suspect linked to two deadly attacks last year in neighbouring Tunisia.

The man suspected of killing six people and injuring two more in a Saturday evening shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was an Uber driver who may have picked up passengers that same evening, according to the ride-sharing company and police. "Jason Brian Dalton had passed a background check, and was a driver-partner with Uber," said Uber's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, in a statement. "We have reached out to the police to help with their investigation in any way that we can."

Primary - Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win in S. Carolina. Meanwhile - Republican Jeb Bush ended his campaign for the presidency Saturday after a disappointing finish in South Carolina, acknowledging his failure to harness the hopes of Republican voters angry at the political establishment.

American warplanes hit an ISIS camp in Libya where foreign fighters had been engaged in advanced training, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. Local officials said at least 49 people had been killed and six injured.

 

Sports -
Córdoba, Argentina: Soccer Player Fatally Shoots Referee After Receiving Red Card. According to local reports, the red-carded player returned to the pitch with a gun and fatally shot referee César Flores. He also shot and injured another player, Walter Zárate.

 

Technology -
A federal judge in Riverside, California, ordered Apple to help the government unlock and decrypt the iPhone 5C used by Syed Rizwan Farook, who shot up an office party in a terrorist attack in nearby San Bernardino in December 2015. Apple says it will not comply. COO Tim Cook said, “... But now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.”

A hospital in Los Angeles has been operating without access to email or electronic health records for more than a week, after hackers took over its computer systems and demanded millions of dollars in ransom to return it. The hackers that broke into the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s servers are asking for $3.6 million in Bitcoin. Hospital staff are working with investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI to find the intruders’ identities.

John McAfee: Developer of Anti-Virus Software Offers to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone for free.

 

Entertainment -
Having announced to the world, via Twitter, that he's in $53m of 'personal debt' Kanye West has now asked Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for cash. West proffered his virtual begging bowl, again on Twitter, on Valentine's Day, asking for $1bn and adding, "Mark Zuckerberg I know it's your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw..." West continued to pitch the Facebook founder, "You love hip hop, you love my art... I am your favourite artist but you watch me barely breathe and still play my album in your house..."

Passing - Denise Katrina Matthews, the singer formerly known as Vanity, has died. She was 57. Matthews died from kidney failure, the result of years of crack cocaine abuse.

Passing - George Gaynes: Actor and Singer Dies at Age 98. Best-known as the dad in “Punky Brewster.”

Passing - Angela Raiola, known as "Big Ang", died early Thursday morning after a long battle with cancer.

Passing - Author Harper Lee - best known for “To Kill A Mockingbird.” She was 89.

 

Grammy Awards - Some Winners:

Song of the Year - "Thinking Out Loud": Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

Record of the Year - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

Best New Artist - Meghan Trainor

Album of the Year - Taylor Swift, 1989

Best Rock Song - Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight"

 

Top music albums -

EVOL - future
25 - Adele
Purpose - Justin Bieber
Khalifa - Wiz Khalifa
A Head Full Of Dreams - Coldplay
ANTI - Rihanna
NOW 57
Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots
Islah - Kevin Gates
Wonderful Crazy Night - Elton John
Traveller - Chris Stapleton
TRAPSOUL - Bryson Tiller
Beauty Behind The Madness - The Weeknd
When It’s Dark Out - G-Easy
Here As In Heaven - Elevation Worship

Top Movies
Deadpool
King Fu Panda 3
Risen
The Witch
How To Be Single
Race (2016)
Zoolander 2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Revenant

 
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