Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of January 8, 2015 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
Another Terrorist Attack In France - The youngest suspect in today's deadly attack at a satirical newspaper's office in Paris has turned himself in, French police said, while the other two are “on the loose, armed and dangerous." French authorities have named the three suspects who they believe are responsible for the shooting deaths of 12 people, U.S. law enforcement officials told ABC News. Officials identified the suspects as Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi, two relatives both in their 30s and still at large, and 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad.
Senator Barbara Boxer announced Thursday that she would not seek re-election as senator from California, ending a 30-year career in Congress and breaking a generational logjam in a state where the three top political officeholders are older than 70.
Two people were killed and almost two dozen more injured after an 18-vehicle pileup on a Pennsylvania highway on Thursday. The crash, on Interstate 80 in Clarion Township, occurred during a snow squall that left drivers with little visibility.
A Florida man with a troubled past was charged with murder after throwing his 5-year-old daughter over a bridge into Tampa Bay on Thursday, just hours after police questioned his bizarre behavior but found no grounds to detain him, authorities said.
More Trouble In Paris – (Friday) - Two intense standoffs with gunmen are underway in and around Paris early Friday afternoon -- one involving the two brothers wanted in the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the other a hostage situation at a kosher grocery store. Authorities have not said if or how the situations are related, but both underscored France's days-long nightmare and anti-terrorism fight.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration against criticism for not having a high level official attend a unity march in Paris and said he will head to France on Thursday. Kerry called the criticism "quibbling" when asked about the absence at the anti-terrorism rally Sunday. At least 3.7 million people attended the event -- including 40 world leaders -- in a show of solidarity against the terror attacks in France over the past week.
The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 27 cents in the past three weeks, falling to its lowest level since April 2009, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday.
Prices for regular grade gasoline fell to $2.20 a gallon in the survey dated Jan. 9 from the previous survey on Dec 19.
Authorities in Mozambique say the number of people who died after drinking contaminated traditional beer has risen to 69. Provincial health director, Paula Bernardo, told Radio Mozambique on Monday that 196 people have been admitted to hospitals in the northeastern Tete province. On Sunday evening district health officials said 56 people had died and 49 were hospitalized after drinking the beer at a funeral on Saturday.
One passenger has died after smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza metro station in downtown Washington on Monday. The station was temporarily closed after filling with smoke, while a disabled train was evacuated.
Charlie Hebdo will publish a front page showing a caricature of the Prophet Mohammad holding a sign saying "Je suis Charlie" in its first edition since Islamist gunmen attacked the satirical newspaper. With demand surging for the edition due on Wednesday, the weekly planned to print up to 3 million copies, dwarfing its usual run of 60,000, after newsagents reported a rush of orders. Digital versions will be posted in English, Spanish and Arabic, while print editions in Italian and Turkish will also appear.
The FBI today arrested an Ohio man for allegedly plotting an ISIS-inspired attack on the U.S. Capitol, where he hoped to set off a series of bombs aimed at lawmakers, whom he allegedly considered enemies. Christopher Lee Cornell, 20, of Green Township, was arrested on charges of attempting to kill a U.S. government official, authorities said.
Tech news -
With the introduction of an affordable electric car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, General Motors is setting up a showdown with Tesla to sell an electric vehicle to the masses. It may also upstage a car of its own. GM on Monday unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt, a $30,000 concept car that likely will go on sale in about two years. The range will make it attractive to many who wouldn't consider a fully electric car for fear of running out of juice.
Samsung announced Monday the launch of the Galaxy A7, one of the company's slimmest smartphones ever. The very Galaxy Alpha-like device has a metal frame and a body, which is only 6.3mm (0.245 inches) thick. With Samsung's head of IT & Mobile JK Shin describing the device as "stylish," it's obvious that Samsung is going for looks first and performance second.
Facebook users in the U.S. will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them. Facebook Inc. is working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to send the alerts to users' mobile phones if they are in a search area where a child has been abducted
An investigation into how the N.F.L. handled a domestic abuse case involving the former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice determined that the league was aware of the nature of the incident but chose not to aggressively pursue additional information.
Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray were taking one for the team when they appeared together Monday on the red carpet at "The Bachelor" premiere: The two have split up.
Green Bay rallied from an 8-point deficit as Aaron Rodgers threw for two second-half touchdowns to beat Dallas 26-21 Sunday in an NFC divisional-round playoff.
Tthe Colts baffled the Denver quarterback during a 24-13 win Sunday in an AFC divisional playoff game.
College Football Playoff National Championship - First National Championship - as Ohio State clobbered Oregon 42-20.
People’s Choice Awards – Some Winners:
(Favorite) Movie Actor – Morton Downey Jr.
Late Night Talk Show Host – Jimmy Fallon
Movie Actress – Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite Female Artist – Taylor Swift
Golden Globe Awards - Some Winners:
Best motion picture -- drama/"Boyhood"
Best motion picture -- musical or comedy/"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Best actor in a motion picture -- musical or comedy/Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Best supporting actress in a motion picture/ Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
Passing - Rod Taylor, the suave Australian native who came to Hollywood and starred in such films as The Birds and The Time Machine, has died. He was 85.
Passing - Anita Ekberg, the busty blond former Miss Sweden who became a Hollywood sex symbol in the 1950s and famously waded into Rome's Trevi Fountain in a revealing, strapless black evening gown in Federico Fellini's classic 1960 film "La Dolce Vita," has died. She was 83.
Passing - Sources are confirming that comedian Taylor Negron has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 57.
Katy Perry reveals she'll include Lenny Kravitz on this year's Super Bowl halftime show.
Top music albums –
The Pinkprint – Nicki Minaj
1989 – Taylor Swift
The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith
X – Ed Sheeran
Hozier – Hozier
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
2014 Forest Hills Drive – J. Cole
Four – One Direction
Into the Woods – Soundtrack
Frozen – Soundtrack
My Everything – Ariana Grande
Crashy My Party – Luke Bryan
Annie – Soundtrack
V – Maroon 5
Top movies -
Into The Woods
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
The Imitation Game
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
THe Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1