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

Headlines -
The United States and Russia have agreed to terms of a partial cease-fire in Syria, to go into effect at midnight Friday, according to Obama administration officials. The terms, still to be announced in detail, are being briefed to a negotiating team representing the Syrian opposition, which has until noon Friday to approve them.

Health giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million in damages to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer allegedly caused by using the company’s Baby Powder and other products that contained talc for feminine hygiene.

A former Miss America contestant died early Monday, a week after her car spun off a New Jersey highway and crashed into trees. Cara McCollum died at Cooper University Hospital, according to Frank DiMauro, chief operating officer of the TV station where she worked, and a Facebook message posted by her family.

U.S. chocolate maker Mars says it's recalling candy bars and other items in 55 countries after plastic was found in one of its products. Roel Govers, spokesman for Mars in the Netherlands, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the recall affects 55 countries but didn't immediately provide further details. The German dpa news agency, citing Mars in Germany, reported the voluntary recall affects products produced early this year in the Netherlands.
The Dutch food safety authority posted what it said was a Mars press release on its website, saying a piece of plastic had been found in a product that could lead to choking. It listed affected products as: Mars, Milky Way, Snickers, Celebrations, and Mini Mix.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win in Nevada. Trump scored some 46% of Republicans - all ages - from moderate to conservative. Even hispanics.

Severe storms have roared across the Gulf Coast, killing three people, spawning tornadoes, ripping up homes and plowing swaths through communities.
Two people died in a Louisiana recreational vehicle park, where a storm pounded 160 motor homes and trailers into a field of debris on Tuesday.

The highest criminal court in Texas dismissed the criminal case against former Gov. Rick Perry, tossing out one charge and reaffirming the earlier dismissal of another charge. The ruling appeared to end the long-running abuse-of-power accusations that dogged Mr. Perry during his failed run for the Republican nomination for president.

 

Sports -
San Diego Chargers Chooses Downtown San Diego Location for Proposed New Stadium. The proposal includes a multi-use facility and an expansion of the city's convention center. The team has an agreement to move to Los Angeles if a stadium deal cannot be reached.

NASCAR - Denny Hamlin wins the Daytona 500.

 

Technology news -
The American public might be on Apple’s side in its war with the FBI. An Ipsos poll
conducted for Reuters found that 46 percent of Americans support Apple’s opposition to the FBI’s court order demanding it subvert its iPhone security.

Facebook Launches New Buttons - 'Reactions' Offer 5 New Options Alongside 'Like' Button. They are, "Love," "Haha," "Wow," "Sad" or "Angry" - as an alternative to the "Like" button.

 

Entertainment news -
Passing - Country great Sonny James (87)

Passing - George C. Nichopoulos, Elvis Presley: Late Singer's Doctor Dies at 88, was known as "Dr. Nick." He was found not guilty of overprescribing drugs to Presley in 1981.

Passing - West Coast radio legend/DJ - Charlie Tuna. He was 71.

Passing - Actor George Kennedy. He was 91.

 

88th Annual Academy Awards -
Best Picture - Spotlight
Best Actor - Leonard DiCaprio - The Revenant
Best Actress - Brie Larson - Room
Best Supporting Actor - Mark Rylance - Bridge Of Spies
Best Supporting Actress - Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
Best Director - Alejandro Iñárritu, The Revenant

 
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