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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of July 1, 2016 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Headlines -
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will support the recommendations from prosecutors and others leading probes into the use of a private email server by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, a Justice Department official said.

Armed terrorists have been holding as many as 20 hostages at a cafe in a diplomatic zone of Bangladesh's capital for more than eight hours. The standoff followed a gunbattle with police that left at least two senior officers dead and 40 people injured.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attack, according to Amaq, an ISIS media branch, but some officials cast doubt on the claim.
Four young children were stabbed to death in a gated apartment complex in suburban Memphis on Friday, and police took their mother into custody for questioning. She was later charged.

A suicide truck bomb ripped through a busy shopping district in Baghdad over the weekend, killing more than 100 in what was the deadliest single attack in the war-weary country in years.
The brazen Saturday night attack in the heart of the packed Karrada neighborhood killed at least 125 people, including 25 children and 20 women.

Passing - A private funeral for Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel was held at the Orthodox Fifth Avenue Synagogue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Sunday. Wiesel, 87, died at his New York City home on Saturday.

FBI Director James B. Comey said Tuesday that his agency will not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server as secretary of state but called Clinton and her staff “extremely careless” in handling sensitive material.

Officials in Baton Rouge moved quickly on Wednesday to quell national outrage at what is the latest in a string of fatal police encounters captured on video — the shooting of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man.
Sterling was shot and killed early Tuesday morning after police responded to a complaint about an armed man threatening people outside a convenience store. Cell phone video showing Sterling on the ground, underneath two officers, when he was killed, began circulating online early Tuesday evening. By the end of the night, the outrage was rippling nationwide.

Longtime Fox News host says she rebuffed sexual advances and also suffered gender discrimination from 'Fox & Friends' co-host Steve Doocy. Gretchen Carlson, a broadcast veteran, claims in a sexual harassment lawsuit that she was let go from Fox News on June 23 as retaliation for rebuffing Roger Ailes' sexual advances.

Another fatal police shooting - this time in Minneapolis - involving another black man. The police officer though - was Asian - not white.

Bulletin - Five Dallas Police Officers Dead - A black suspect who died after a standoff with Dallas police said he wanted to kill white people -- especially white officers -- and that he was upset about "the recent police shootings," and that he acted alone, Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters Friday. The suspect eventually was killed by a bomb that authorities detonated, Brown said. "We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was," Brown said. "Other options would have exposed our officers to grave danger. The suspect is deceased as a result of detonating the bomb." Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured in the ambush in Dallas that began Thursday night.

 

Sports News -
Baseball - The Mets win four straight from the Cubs.

NBA - Kevin Durant moves from Oklahoma City to the Warriors.

 

Technology news -
The Ohio man who died while using the “Autopilot” feature on his Tesla electric car posted video of the same feature helping him avoid another accident a month before his death.
Joshua Brown, 40, of Canton, Ohio, died from injuries he sustained when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of his 2015 Tesla on a highway near Williston, Fla., in May.

Customers who have eaten at Wendy's restaurant and used a debit or credit card to pay for their food are being encouraged to check their statements and read more information on a cyber breach found at some franchise-owned restaurants. Wendy's Company first reported unusual payment card activity in February 2016, and believes the activity may have occurred as early as October 2015. Then, on June 9, 2016, company officials reported that an additional malware variant had been identified and disabled.

Up to 10 million Android smartphones have been infected by malware that generates fake clicks for adverts, say security researchers. The software is also surreptitiously installing apps and spying on the browsing habits of victims.
The malware is currently making about $300,000 (£232,000) a month for its creators, suggests research.

 

Entertainment News -
Passing - Noel Neill, the first actress to portray “Superman” heroine Lois Lane onscreen, died Sunday at her home in Tucson, according to the Associated Press. She was 95. After first stepping into Lane’s shoes in the 1948 and 1950 movie serials, which ran for 15 and 16 chapters, respectively, Neill reclaimed the role for the second season of television’s “Adventures of Superman” in 1953, after Phyllis Coates was unable to return to the series.


STAR TREK helmsman Hikaru Sulu is going to be gay. And the original Sulu, George Takei, who is gay, isn't happy about it. "I'm delighted that there's a gay character," Takei told The Hollywood Reporter. "Unfortunately, it's a twisting of Gene [Roddenberry]'s creation, to which he put in so much thought. I think it's really unfortunate." Takei said Roddenberry was very supportive of the LGBT movement, but envisioned Sulu as heterosexual.

 
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