Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of May 22, 2015 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
A phone exchange between Boston terror suspect Usaama Rahim and his nephew reveal that the terror suspect said he was going to "go after the boys in blue" because they were the "easiest target," according to court documents unsealed today. Rahim was recently shot and killed by a Boston cop after he "came at the officers" with a "military-style knife" on Tuesday a little after 7 a.m. in the parking lot of a CVS in Roslindale, Massachusetts, police said.
The oldest prisoner on death row in Texas gets executed. Lester Bower Jr. received a lethal dose of pentobarbital for killing four people in an airplane hangar on a ranch about 60 miles from Dallas in 1983. He was executed hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from his lawyers.
Four million current and former federal employees may have had their personal information hacked, the Office of Personnel Management said on Thursday.
The agency, which is conducts background checks, warned it was urging potential victims to monitor their financial statements and obtain new credit reports.
A search for survivors on the Yangtze River turned into a recovery operation Thursday night as Chinese officials acknowledged that hundreds of cruise passengers had died in what is likely the country’s worst maritime disaster in 65 years. Authorities said they were taking steps to right the capsized cruise ship, the Eastern Star, signaling that they had given up on finding any more survivors. The Eastern Star was carrying 456 people, many of them elderly tourists, when it sank after running into what authorities describe as a small tornado. Fourteen survivors have been found.
Sports news - - Adrian Peterson is back with the Minnesota Vikings. The 2012 NFL MVP will join the Vikings for organized team activities on Tuesday, ending an absence from the team that stretched nearly nine months, back to when Peterson was indicted on Sept. 12 for injuring his child while disciplining him with a switch.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced that he is resigning from his post amid allegations of corruption among several of his members. “I have deeply reflected on my presidency and my past 40 years at FIFA," Blatter said during a press conference today. "I love FIFA more than anything and I only want to do the best for football and FIFA."
Triple Crown - American Pharoah led all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by 5 ½ lengths on Saturday, becoming the first horse since 1978 to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes — one of the sporting world's rarest feats.
Technology news -
Microsoft's next generation of its operating system, Windows 10, is due to be released next month. The company said PCs and tablets running the software would go on sale on 29 July, at which point the OS would also be offered as a free download to existing users.
The roll-out of the product for smartphones, Xbox games consoles and other kit will follow later.
A rare computer handed in to a recycling plant in USA has been sold for more than £100,000.
A lady in San Francisco handed in an Apple I computer, which first went on sale in 1976.
Only 200 of the computers were ever made, and it is thought that only 63 of the original computers are still around today. The recycling plant realised how rare the computer was, and sold it to a special collector for £131,000. They thought the lady mustn't have realised how rare the computer was when she donated it, and have now launched an online campaign searching for the mysterious woman.
Facebook has been condemned for allowing a video of “a terrified, sobbing baby being constantly immersed in a bucket of water” by a “callous” adult to remain on the social media site. The video, which shows the naked newborn being flung around by its head, was eventually removed last night following the intervention of child protection groups here and in the UK. In the video, the baby screams loudly while a woman swings it around by its limbs before shaking it back and forward using its cheeks.
Entertainment news -
Bruce Jenner officially a Female - Bruce Jenner said goodbye to his former male identity on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair, posing for a stunning photo shoot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz and sitting down for an emotional interview. The reality star, 65, was reintroduced as a woman named Caitlyn Jenner, now using female pronouns as she continues her transition. The reinvented star looks beautiful on the cover, posing with her brunette locks in flowing curls and showing off a toned body in a white corseted bodysuit.
An emotional Tracy Morgan, fighting back tears in his first interview since he was injured in a crash with a Wal-Mart truck that killed his friend a year ago, vowed to return to comedy on Monday but said he still needed time to heal. The comedian, who starred in the television show "30 Rock" and the late night comedy sketch "Saturday Night Live," held a cane and was accompanied by his lawyer as he was interviewed on NBC's "Today" program.
The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley will be commemorated with a Forever Stamp in the 'Music Icon Series’ by the United States Postal Service. It will make him the sixth inductee in the series. This is the second time the USPS will be releasing a stamp featuring the legend. In 1993, the Presley stamp went on to become the biggest selling in the organisation's history. The stamp will be issued on 12th August as a part of this year’s Elvis Week celebration.
The Led Zeppelin deluxe re-release series is about to be completed. On Wednesday, the band announced via its official site that it will issue remastered, expanded versions of its final three albums this year, sealing the deal on a project that began in 2014 with 1969's self-titled debut.
Suicide - Anthony Riley, a contestant on the most recent season of The Voice, has died. He was 28. Riley was found dead in his Philadelphia apartment on Friday, his friend told Philly.com.Yahoo reports that the death was an apparent suicide. Riley, a Philadelphia street performer, earned a coveted four-chair turn during his blind audition in season eight of NBC's The Voice, opting for Pharrell Williams as his coach.
Top Pop Hit Singles
Trap Queen - Fetty Wap
Bad Blood - Taylor Swift fea. Kendrick Lamar
See You Again - Wiz Khalifa fea. Charlie Puth
Uptown Funk! - Mark Ronson fea. Bruno Mars
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) - The Weeknd
Nasty Freestyle - T-Wayne
Suger - Maroon 5
Hey Mama - Dave Guetta Fea. Nick Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack
Want TO Want Me - Jason Derulo
Talking Body - Tove Lo
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Honey, I’m Good - Andy Grammer
Post To Be - Omarion fea. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko
Top Movies -
Insidious Chapter 3
Mad Max Fury Road
Pitch Perfect 2
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Love and Mercy
Far From The Madding Crowd