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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of July 22, 2015 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



A new poll shows trouble brewing for Hillary Clinton in key swing states, with the Democratic presidential front-runner trailing potential Republican rivals in every match-up tested. The Quinnipiac University poll put Clinton head-to-head against Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in three states: Colorado, Iowa and Virginia.

A Texas TV station says it has obtained a voicemail from a call Sandra Bland made from jail in which she told a friend that she couldn't believe what was happening to her. The Illinois woman was charged with assaulting a public servant after a July 10 traffic stop in Texas turned confrontational. She was found dead in her cell three days later in what the medical examiner ruled a suicide by hanging. Her family disputes that finding.

Investigators say a 58-year-old man opened fire at the Grand Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana during a showing of 'Trainwreck.' Three people are dead, including the gunman. Nine people are hospitalized with a range of injuries. A gunman described as white and middle aged stood up during a packed screening of the movie "Trainwreck" Thursday evening in Lafayette, La., and opened fire, killing two people and injuring at least nine others before killing himself as police moved in, authorities said.

President Obama kicked off his historic and “personal” trip to Kenya today with the first day of public events on his four-day visit to Africa, a continent he said was "on the move." “I'm proud to be the first U.S. president to visit Kenya,” the president said at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

A court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli sentences Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, a son of the former dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, to death in an act of retribution that had been the urgent demand of the millions of Libyans who rose up against the family’s rule four years ago.

The search area for two Jupiter, Florida, teens who vanished Fridayafter going on a fishing trip has been expanded, and their families are asking the public to help in the hunt as well.
The U.S. Coast Guard has searched 28,127 nautical square miles in the 72 hours for Perry Cohen and his friend Austin Stephanos who were last seen taking off on a 19-foot fishing boat during bad weather

On Tuesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the talk show host gave a moving monologue against Walter James Palmer, the American hunter responsible for killing Zimbabwe's local wildlife treasure, Cecil the lion - which is a big story this week.
Boeing investigators are confident that debris found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean comes from a 777 aircraft, according to a source close to the investigation. An international team of aviation experts is trying to determine if that airplane part comes from Malaysia Airlines flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board.

An outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease has infected at least 31 in New York City and health officials are racing to figure out the cause. The deaths of two patients who also had Legionnaire's disease are being investigated by health officials. Officials from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are combing the center of the outbreak in the South Bronx to search for the source of the dangerous outbreak.

Safari Club International is suspending the membership of the Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe and wants a "full and thorough investigation" into the lion's death. The club, which promotes big-game hunting worldwide, issued a statement late Wednesday saying memberships for Walter Palmer and his guide in Zimbabwe, Theo Bronkhorst, will be on hiatus until investigations are complete. Bronkhorst is facing criminal charges in Zimbabwe over the July 1 killing of the beloved lion named Cecil, who was drawn away from a wildlife preserve and shot by Palmer with a bow and arrow. Palmer has said he believed the hunt was legal.

Sports -
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith was suspended by the NFL for three games for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday. Smith, 28, pleaded guilty in April to a DUI charge in Kansas City. He was given two years of probation.

Kyle Busch's incredible comeback rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday to sweep the weekend at the historic track.
Busch missed the first 11 races of the season with a broken right leg and left foot. He returned in late May and has won four of the past five Sprint Cup Series races and three straight.
Now he has a prestigious Brickyard victory to give him one of NASCAR's elusive crown jewels. Busch also won the second-tier Xfinity Series race Saturday at Indianapolis.

The NFL is going to reject Tom Brady’s appeal and uphold the four-game suspension he is facing for his alleged role in Deflategate, according to one report.
Stephen A. Smith said on ESPN’s “First Take” Tuesday morning that a source told him Roger Goodell will not reduce or overturn Brady’s suspension. Perhaps more shocking, Smith cited a separate source who told him Brady actually destroyed his own personal cell phone rather than just refusing to turn it over.

Russell Wilson: Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Agrees to 4-Year Contract Extension With Team.

Passing - Wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61 ... Piper -- born Roderick George Toombs -- died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood. Piper was a wrestling icon -- one of the biggest stars in the WWE back in the '80s, and even wrestled in "Wrestlemania I" back in 1985 ... squaring off against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

Technology -
Flickr Pro is making a return to the image sharing network. Flickr has announced that it is bringing back the Pro service with improved insights and analytics.
Yahoo's Flickr underwent a big revamp in May 2013 in which it introduced many changes. Yahoo announced that it is removing the Pro plan to give every user 1TB free storage option. The company also introduced an ad-free version for $49.99 (roughly Rs. 3,200) per year. With the new announcement, it is taking a U-turn.

Google opens a new front in its war on patent trolls: the company is giving away patents to fifty eligible startups. The Google Patent Starter Program will attempt to help the startups navigate the complex and time-consuming task of managing patents as well as the risk of patent trolls attacking them. Under the scheme, participants will be given two patent families that they have chosen from a selection of three to five that Google has decided is relevant to the startup.

Google has patched 43 security problems, many of them deemed critical, in the latest update to the Chrome browser. On Wednesday, Google pushed Chrome 44 for Windows, Mac and Linux to the stable channel and for public release. As part of the Chrome 44.0.2403.89 update, 43 bugs have been fixed, with many of the bugs submitted by external researchers.

With 4 billion video views a day - Facebook now advising business users to upload their own videos straight onto Facebook rather than YouTube. ‘Consider uploading your video directly to Facebook.

Nintendo's Wii U, which hasn't budged from third place in the console space, has finally reached an important milestone. Nintendo sold its 10 millionth Wii U during its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, nearly three years after the console hit store shelves, the companyreported on Wednesday in an earnings release.

Britain - A man involved in a £51m VAT scam has lost a legal bid to have news stories about him removed from Google under the so-called "right to be forgotten". Malcolm Edwards originally applied for an injunction forcing five media organisations including the BBC to remove their articles about him. He discontinued this claim, then applied for permission to serve proceedings on Google instead. The judge at Nottingham County Court dismissed the application.

The big news - Everybody — seems to have an opinion on the Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj drama. The "Super Bass" rapper got Twitter buzzing Tuesday evening when discussing her MTV Video Music Awards snub. In fact, her sassy tweets got Swift and her fans to speculate that they were directed towards the star-studded "Bad Blood" music video. While Minaj insists that she simply wanted to point out that black women do not get enough recognition for their influence on pop culture, others aren't buying it.

Passing - Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died on Sunday, July 26, at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Ga., according toET. She was 22.
"She is finally at peace in the arms of God," the Houston family said in a statement.

Chicago - Lollapalooza 2015 Kicks-Off with the likes of James Bay, Destructo, Paul McCartney, Alabama Shakes, Tove Lo, Cold War Kids, DJ Mustard, Dillon Frances and more

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