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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of July 22,, 2016 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Headlines -
Nine Dead in Munich plus gunman - The teen gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in Munich on Friday (22) was a mentally troubled individual who had extensively researched spree killings and had no apparent links to ISIS, police said. Police officials said the 18-year-old lone attacker -- who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound -- had no political motivations, and no references to religion had been found in documents in his home.

ISIS is claiming responsibility for killing dozens of people during a peaceful demonstration by a minority group in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday. So far, 80 bodies and more than 260 wounded people were taken to hospitals in Kabul

Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate, turning to a steady and seasoned hand in government to fill out the Democratic ticket, she announced Friday.

More than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials have been leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton’s nomination next week at the Philadelphia convention. The emails detail the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s former primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Emails posted by Wikileaks on its document disclosure website show DNC officials scoffing at the Sanders campaign — and, in one instance, questioning his commitment to his Jewish religion.

DNC Philadelphia kicks off - Outgoing Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (who has resigned) faced an angry backlash at a meeting of her home state activists Monday morning as new signs of party discord emerged while Democrats prepared to kick off their national convention.

At least 19 people were killed and 26 injured in a stabbing spree at a facility for disabled people west of Tokyo, making it one of Japan's deadliest mass killings since World War II. Nine men and 10 women, ranging in age from 18 to 70, were killed in the attack.

Two people have been killed and at least 15 others injured after shots were fired at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, authorities said.

A deadly hostage-taking at a Catholic church in Normandy, in which a priest was killed and another person seriously wounded, was a terror attack committed in the name of ISIS, French President Francois Hollande has said.

At DNC in Philadelphia - speeches from President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama to Vice President Joe Biden and billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday.

An outbreak of the Zika virus has been confirmed in Florida, marking the first time the virus has been found to be transmitted via infected mosquitoes within the continental U.S.
The outbreak has infected at least four people, three men and one woman, through local transmission, Florida officials said today.

At least 16 people died in the hot air balloon crash in Central Texas, the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday, adding that investigators are still trying to determine the exact number of passengers and what caused the accident.
It's apparently the worst such disaster in U.S. history, and one of the worst ever in the world.

Donald Trump rejected a Muslim lawyer's assertion on the Democratic convention stage that the Republican nominee has "sacrificed nothing and no one." "Who wrote that? Did Hillary's script writers write it?" Trump said in an interview with with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that will air Sunday. "I think I've made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard."

 

Technology News -
Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to buy Yahoo! Inc.’s web assets for $4.83 billion, ending the company’s two-decade run as an independent business that took it from Stanford University startup at the dawn of the internet age to also-ran behind nimbler online rivals such as Google and Facebook Inc.

Next week - A Windows 10: Operating System Update. Improvements for the Windows Ink sketchpad, Microsoft Edge browser, Cortana assistant and interface options will be included. The major update comes near the first anniversary of the OS.

Twitter will stream live, out-of-market games from Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League every week. Users will also be able to catch an exclusive highlights show called "The Rally," which the company said is the first of its kind to be produced on Twitter.

 

Sports News -
Baseball Hall of Fame - For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the culmination of their long journeys was tinged with tears all around. They’re inducted into the Hall.

Brickyard 400 - Kyle Busch swept the weekend for the second year in a row Sunday, winning the Brickyard 400 by 2.1 seconds over Matt Kenseth. Busch won the Xfinity Series race Saturday, and he won both races last year.

The Cleveland Indians acquired reliever Andrew Miller, one of the game's most dominant relievers, from the New York Yankees.
In exchange, the Yankees received minor league outfielder Clint Frazier, left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield and right-handed pitchers J.P. Feyereisen and Ben Heller. MLB.com ranked Frazier (No. 24) and Sheffield (No. 95) among the game's top 100 prospects in their midseason update.

 

Entertainment News -
At least 30 people have been arrested at a Guns N' Roses concert in New Jersey, including a woman accused of assaulting police.
The arrests occurred at Saturday night's show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Investigators say 30-year-old Kimberly Goodman was charged with aggravated assault against two state troopers, who received minor injuries.

Passing - Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in New York. She was 86. The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend.
Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate of celebrated Hollywood films. She dubbed Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady,” among many others.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert continued to struggle in the ratings, lagging behind repeats of Jimmy Kimmel Live during the week of July 11. The CBS late-night series averaged 2.08 million viewers and a 0.39 rating among adults 18-49, which was just above the record low of 0.38 it reached last month, and down from a 0.41 rating for its last week of originals.
Meanwhile, Kimmel managed to tick up from a 0.41 to a 0.47 in the demo despite a week of encores.

Passing - TV Psychic Miss Cleo, whose real name was Youree Harris, died Tuesday in Palm Beach County, Fla., after previously diagnosed colon cancer spread to her liver and lungs.

Passing - Jack Davis: Cartoonist and Mad Magazine Illustrator Dies at Age 91.

Passing - Spiral Starecase: Band’s Singer and Guitarist Pat Upton Dies at Age 75. Spiral Starecase is known for its 1969 hit, "More Today Than Yesterday,"

Passing - syndicated radio talkshow host - Jerry Doyal. He was 60.

Passing - Dave Schwartz: Meteorologist for The Weather Channel Dies After Battle With Cancer, Network Says. Schwartz died Saturday after a 10-year fight with cancer, The Weather Channel said in a release. Schwartz worked for the network as an on-air meteorologist for more than 22 years.

Miss Texas Karlie Hay is crowned “Miss Teen USA 2016.” Hay, 18, plans to use her title to speak out against alcohol and drug abuse, reports say. Miss Alabama was crowned most photogenic and Miss Rhode Island won Miss Congeniality.

 

Top movies -
Star Trek Beyond
The Secret Life Of Pets
Ghostbusters (2016)
Lights Out
Ice Age: Collision Course
Finding Dory
The Legend of Tarzan
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
The Infiltrator

 

Top Pop Hit Music Singles -
Stressed Out - twenty one pilots
Work - Rihanna fea. Drake
My House - Flo Rida
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Pillowtalk - Zayn
Sorry - Justin Bieber
7 Years - Lukas Graham
Me, Myself & I - G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha
Piece By Piece - Kelly Clarkson
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Roses - The Chainsmokers fea. Rozes
Work From Home - Fifth Harmony fea. Ty Dolla $ign
Hello - Adele
I Took A PIll In Ibiza - Mike Posner
Hands To Myself - Selena Gomez

 
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