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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of February 8, 2016 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Headlines -
Ten people are dead, 17 are critically injured and one person is missing after a head-on collision between two trains in Germany's southern state of Bavaria, police said Tuesday.

New Hampshire Primary - Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win.

Cruise Ship Hits Stormy Seas - After enduring winds that topped 120 mph and waves that tossed their ship around, passengers of the Anthem of the Seas are on dry land Thursday, after cutting short a planned cruise to the Bahamas. Passengers and furniture were tossed about. Of more than 6,000 people on board, only four minor injuries were reported.

Flint Tainted Water Update - More than 19 months after contamination in the water supply prompted an outbreak of lead poisoning in Flint, Mich., the mayor of the ailing industrial city announced a plan Tuesday to begin replacing lead pipes next month.

High School Shooting - Arizona - Two teenagers at a Glendale high school were killed Friday morning in a shooting that police are calling a "tragic" situation. Glendale police spokesperson Tracey Breeden said officers responded to calls of a shooting at Independence High School near 75th and Glendale avenues just before 8 a.m., right around the time school is scheduled to begin for the day.

Crews have rescued 48 people from two tram cars at a New Hampshire ski resort after it became stuck 40 feet off the ground in sub-zero temperatures.
The trams became stuck shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday at Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway in Franconia in the White Mountains.

Passing - Supreme Court Judge Antonin Gregory Scalia. He was 79.

Sports -
Super Bowl 50 Had Less Viewers - The average of 111.9 million viewers made Super Bowl 50 the third-most-watched television program in United States history, behind the 114.4 million for the Super Bowl last year and 112.2 million for the 2014 game.

The Denver Broncos want to give Peyton Manning "as much time as he needs'' to make a decision about retirement, but the team would likely need to know in a month what the quarterback intends to do. The 39-year-old Manning said following Sunday's 24-10 victory over theCarolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 he wanted to "take some time'' to decide on his future. He missed seven starts this past season after he suffered a tear in his plantar fascia near his left heel.

Blake Griffin was suspended four games without pay on Tuesday for punching a team staff member, and the Los Angeles Clippers will dock the star forward's pay for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand. In all, Griffin will lose $859,442 from his season salary of $18,907,725.

Basketball All Star Game - played in Toronto - and the final (big game) for Kobe Bryant. Russell Westbrook wins second straight All-Star Game MVP award as the West defeats East - 196 - 173.

Technology -
France's data protection authority orders Facebook to stop transferring user data to the US, following a ruling from the European Union that invalidated a longstanding trans-Atlantic data transfer agreement. The data protection authority, known by its French acronym CNIL, also gave Facebook three months to stop tracking the web activity of non-users without their consent. Facebook could face fines if it fails to comply, CNIL added.

Twitter is rolling out an algorithmically generated timeline that will show tweets out of order.
Starting Wednesday, tweets that Twitter thinks people most want to see will appear at the top of the timeline beginning with the most recent first, a departure from the reverse-chronological format that has been fundamental to the real-time service since its founding.

The new Apple Music hits the 11 million subscriber number: ten percent higher than the last figure provided in the company's earnings call just over two weeks ago, when it was noted that over 10 million had signed up.

Google’s image organizing, editing and viewing software Picasa is coming to an end, as the tech giant announced its retirement on Friday. The announcement came from Anil Sabharwal, the head of Google Photos, who posted the announcement in the form of a blog entry on the official blog for Google Picasa.

Entertainment news -
Gets her own show - Samantha Bee had one of the all-time great Daily Show runs. She was on the show for 12 years, the longest tenure of any correspondent. And she was one of the satirical newsfest’s finest actors. Now, she has her own TBS show as “Full Frontal With Sandra Bee” debuts this week.

Kanye West tweets that Bill Cosby is innocent, bringing attention onto himself.

Springsteen To Publish Bio - Bruce Springsteen will tell his story in his words later this year when he puts out his autobiography, Born to Run. The tome will come out worldwide on September 27th – a few days after his 67th birthday – in hardcover, ebook and audiobook editions.

Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow was taken to a Los Angeles hospital Thursday after suffering complications from a surgery he underwent earlier in the week, according to his Facebook page. The 72-year-old entertainer underwent emergency oral surgery Monday, Manilow’s management team said in a statement.
Manilow is in the midst of his One Last Time tour, which he has said will be his last tour.

Roseanne Barr: Comedian Opening Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Santa Ana, Calif. The 63-year-old entertainer has been using medical marijuana to treat glaucoma and macular degeneration, she says. She is opening a dispensary called "Roseanne's Joint."

 
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