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

 

Headlines - Military Coup In Turkey Fails - Turkey has arrested 6,000 people after a failed coup, with President Erdogan vowing to purge state bodies of the "virus" that caused the revolt. Mr Erdogan's top military aide Col Ali Yazici is among those now in custody. The number of those killed in the weekend violence had risen to 290, the foreign ministry said. More than 100 of them had been involved in the coup. Security forces are reported to have met resistance from some coup-plotters who were being arrested.

Less than 24 hours after surviving a military coup, Turkey's embattled President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded the U.S. hand over the man he says was responsible for Friday's putsch. The demand could foment a crisis in U.S.-Turkey relations, since the U.S. is unlikely to want to honor the request without hard evidence, which could affect Turkey's role as a key ally in the fight against ISIS and the handling of refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war.


Donald Trump bucked tradition again by officially introducing his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a day later than the announcement was scheduled to take place. "I'm here today to introduce the man who will be my partner in this campaign and White House," Trump said.

French authorities arrested an Albanian couple Sunday in connection with the Nice terror attacks that killed 84 people last week, the Paris prosecutor's office spokeswoman told CNN.

Three police officers were killed and at least three others injured in a shooting Sunday morning in Baton Rouge. Officers Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola were killed Sunday after being ambushed and shot by an African American lone gunman in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Authorities said that one suspect has been killed. The gunman was identified as Gavin Long of Kansas City.


It’s Official - Republican National Convention In Cleveland - Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman whose outsider campaign has both galvanized millions of voters and divided the Republican Party, is the 2016 GOP presidential nominee
More Cleveland - Accepting the Republican nomination in Cleveland, the billionaire twice pledged to be a "voice" for working Americans, restore law and order and to confound elites and doubters by winning the White House in November.

 

Sports News -
It was down to two - Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson - but Henrik wins the British Open!


Tom Brady announces that he will not appeal his four-game Deflategate suspension to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying in a message on his Facebook page that he will "no longer proceed with the legal process."
Jeff Gordon is returning to Sprint Cup racing, as he replaces Dale Earnhardt Jr.for the next two races. Earnhardt will sit out this Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the following race at Pocono on July 31, with concussion-type symptoms.


Clayton Kershaw experienced a setback in his recovery from a lower back injury, and the return of the Los Angeles Dodgers' ace pitcher remains uncertain. Kershaw, on the disabled list with a mild disk herniation, has not pitched since June 26 at Pittsburgh. He suffered his second loss of the season in that outing, when he gave up four runs on nine hits in six innings.


Passing - Dennis Green, who coached the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals over 13 NFL seasons, died Thursday night at the age of 67.


Entertainment News-
Kim Kardashian - Kanye West's wife stirred, the pot of beef between Taylor Swift and Kanye West on Sunday, when on Snapchat, she posted video of a phone call between the rapper and pop superstar about his song "Famous," in which he rapped: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, Why? I made that bitch famous."

Bill Cosby: Comedian Is 'Completely Blind' and Confined to Pennsylvania Home, Reports Say. Cosby is suffering from a degenerative eye disease and living in his "own personal hell," outlets reported. Cosby faces allegations of rape and sexual assault by over 50 women.

Passing - Garry Marshall: Director and Writer Dies at Age 81. Marshall died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia following a stroke, He is known for directing films like "Pretty Woman" and creating sitcoms like "Happy Days."

Roger Ailes has resigned from Fox News, the 21st Century Fox division he ran for 20 years, amid charges of sexual harassment. The company announced Thursday that Rupert Murdoch would assume the role of chairman and acting chief executive of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

 
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