Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of July 8, 2016 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
The gunman who fatally shot five Dallas law enforcement officers appeared delusional, taunted police during extensive negotiations by singing and “laughing at us” and wrote cryptic messages on a wall with his own blood before he was killed by a bomb-equipped robot, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said Sunday.
The shooter, Micah Xavier Johnson, was “determined to hurt more officers” and would have done so if the pound of C-4 explosive carried by the robot had not ended the standoff Thursday, Brown said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
More Arrested For Unrest - Police in Baton Rouge late Saturday arrested DeRay McKesson, one of the most visible faces of the Black Lives Matter movement, during one of several protests over the recent fatal shootings of black men. Police arrested more than 200 people on a night of tension and unrest.
A bullfighter in Spain was fatally gored during a live television broadcast, the first professional matador killed in the ring in more than 30 years.
Victor Barrio, 29, died late Saturday at the bullring in the eastern town of Teruel, the Associated Press reported.
Hot Trend - Pokemon Go - uses real locations to encourage players to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon. Pokémon GO allows you to find and catch more than a hundred species of Pokémon as you explore your surroundings. People seem to be searching everywhere. Here’s a Facebook entry from a storeowner that’s fed-up (already) with Pokemon Go - “Come in playing Pokemon Go and we'll smash your f*****g phone. I know your parents pay your bill still anyways you f*****g millenial piece of s**t get the f**k out of here forever.”
Donald Trump is suing a former campaign aide for $10 million, alleging that the ex-staffer breached a confidentiality agreement.
The lawsuit injects more drama to the Trump campaign as rumors swirl about the Republican presumptive nominee's vice presidential pick.
Slipping - Hillary Clinton has emerged from the F.B.I. investigation into her email practices as secretary of state a wounded candidate with a large and growing majority of voters saying she cannot be trusted, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
As Mrs. Clinton prepares to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination at the convention in Philadelphia this month, she will confront an electorate in which 67 percent of voters say she is not honest and trustworthy. That number is up five percentage points from a CBS News poll conducted last month, before the F.B.I. released its findings.
At Least 84 Dead In Nice, France - A truck rammed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city of Nice on Thursday night, killing at least 84 people in an apparent attack, French officials said. The truck struck the crowd on the Promenade des Anglais, a seaside walk in center of the city in southern France, according to Nice Matin, a regional newspaper. About 100 people were reported injured. The driver was killed by police.
Technology News -
Near San Diego - 2 Men Fall From Cliff While Playing 'Pokémon Go.' one fell 75 to 100 feet while the other fell 50 feet, both suffering moderate injuries Wednesday, police said, adding the two crossed a fenced area to reach the cliffs likely trying to catch pokémon.
Sports News -
For the first time, a federal judge has suppressed evidence obtained without a warrant by U.S. law enforcement using a stingray, a surveillance device that can trick suspects' cell phones into revealing their locations.
U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan on Tuesday ruled that defendant Raymond Lambis' rights were violated when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration used such a device without a warrant to find his Washington Heights apartment.
UFC Sold - UFC has been sold for $4 billion in a deal announced Monday. Talent agency WME-IMG revealed that it is partnering with its owner Silver Lake Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and MSD Capital, the investment firm of Michael Dell, to take over the mixed martial arts company.
MLB All-Star - American League 4, National League 2. Eric Hosmer is presented with the Ted Williams All-Star Game MVP after delivering two big hits for the AL, including a homer.
ESPY Awards - Some Winners:
Best Game: NBA Finals Game 7
Best NBA Player: LeBron James
Best MLB Player: Bryce Harper
Best Fighter: Conor McGregor
Best NFL Player: Cam Newton
Best NHL Player: Sidney Crosby
Best WNBA Player: Maya Moore
Best Male College Athlete: Buddy Hield
Best Driver: Kyle Busch
Best Male Golfer: Jordan Spieth
Best Female Golfer: Lydia Ko
Best Male Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic
Best Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams
Entertainment News -
The murder of a woman and her unborn child in Idaho is making a huge impact in Austin. Jennifer Nalley, 39, was one of the founders of a history-making roller derby group in Texas, a teacher, friend and daughter who changed hundreds of people's lives.
Nalley graduated from Texas State with a degree in Physics, and it was in college where she would begin her legacy as one of the founding members of the Texas Rollergirls “Hotrod Honeys.”
SIR Cliff Richard is to sue the BBC and South Yorkshire police for £1million over coverage of a police raid on his home.The 75-year-old entertainer alleges there was collusion between the broadcaster and police that lead to the search being shown on live television. Officers investigating allegations of historic sex offences were filmed searching his Berkshire flat in 2014, leading the performer to be named publicly.
Madonna, currently visiting Malawi, is planning to visit the construction of a children's wing at a hospital that her charity is funding in the southern African country's largest city, Blantyre.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is set to be a dad again at age 72, Billboard has confirmed.
Jagger is expecting a child with 29-year-old ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick -- his eighth and her first.
Top Pop Hit Songs -
One Dance - Drake fea. WizKid & Kyla
Can’t Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris fea. Rihanna
Panda - Desiigner
Don’t Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers fea. Daya
Needed Me - Rihanna
Cheap Thrills - Sia Fea. Sean Paul
Work From Home - Fifth Harmony fea. Ty Dolla $sign
Ride - Twenty One Pilots
Don’t Mind - Kent Jones
Just Like Fire - P!nk
I Took A PIll In Ibiza - Mike Psoner
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) - Adele
H.O.L.Y. - Florida Georgia LIne
7 Years - Lukas Graham
Top Movies -
The Secret Life of Pets
The Legend of Tarzan
MIke and Dave Need Wedding Dates
The Purge: Election Year
Independence Day: Resurgence