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


Headlines -
Orlando Massacre - The Orlando gunman's wife feared he was going to attack a gay nightclub overnight Saturday and pleaded with him not to do anything violent — but failed to warn police after he left, NBC News has learned. Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Zahi Salman, told the FBI that her husband assured her he was simply going to see friends, although she believed he was actually planning to unleash terror at the Pulse nightclub, a two-hour drive north from their home in Port St. Lucie.

Trump told a North Carolina crowd Obama is “more angry” at him than the gunman in the Orlando massacre. He made similar comments yesterday when he told a conservative radio host the president “doesn’t have a lot of anger at what happened to these wonderful people.” Earlier today Obama gave a speech blasting Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric.

An alligator grabbed a 2-year-old boy and dragged him into a lagoon Tuesday night at a Disney hotel near Orlando as his father desperately tried to save him. He is presumed dead. Disneyhas closed all beaches in its resort area "out of an abundance of caution."

A British member of parliament has succumbed to her injuries after being “stabbed and shot” in an attack in her constituency in Yorkshire. Helen ‘Jo’ Cox was pronounced dead at 1:48pm this afternoon, shortly after being “stabbed and shot” outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds. A 52 year old male has been arrested in relation to the killing, and police said this afternoon that they are not seeking any more suspects.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has parted ways with his embattled campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, amid ongoing scrutiny over several missteps as the real estate mogul has sought to pivot to the general election.

The man arrested for trying to disarm a police officer inside a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas Saturday told authorities he intended to use the gun "to kill Trump," according to a new criminal complaint. Police arrested the 19-year-old after he attempted to pull a police officer's gun from its holster inside a Las Vegas theater where Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, was holding a campaign rally.


Technology News -
Facebook wants you to switch from SMS to Messenger. You can now read and send old-school text messages from inside Facebook Messenger for Android. With this near-global rollout of the SMS feature, Facebook is touting ease, as you won’t have to jump back and forth between chat interfaces if your friends are split between them.


Sports News -
San Francisco Giants Pitcher Madison Bumgarner Matches Team's Pitching Record Set in 1966. For 11 games in a row, Bumgarner has given up two earned runs or fewer, matching a streak by former Giants pitcher Juan Marichal in 1966. Bumgarner started in Tuesday's win over the Milwaukee Brewers..

Ex-NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace said his brother Mike and his daughter Lindsey were attacked after a concert Friday. Three people have been arrested, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.

After months of speculation that ESPN would let the Big Ten slip away amid cost-cutting at the network, Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand reportedMonday morning that the two sides had agreed to continue their decades-long relationship, with ESPN paying an average of $190 million per year over six seasons for 25 football games and 50 basketball games.
That represents the second half of the conference’s television package. Fox won the rights to broadcast the other half — featuring a similar 25/50 split — by agreeing earlier this year to pay an average of $240 million annually.

Sergio García: Pro Golfer Sinks 51-Foot Putt to Close U.S. Open Round
García finished the final hole of Friday's round with a 51-foot putt to finish at two under overall. The U.S. Open continues in Oakmont, Penn., through Sunday.

Champs - (Game 7) The Cleveland Cavaliers do the impossible - come back three games to win the NBA championship over the Warriors.


Entertainment News -
After a five-year hiatus - “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will return to HBO.

“Stairway To Heaven” copyright lawsuit begins as A lawyer for the estate of the late Randy Wolfe, also known as Randy California, claimed in opening statements that the British rockers lifted the passage from the instrumental tune "Taurus," recorded by Wolfe's band Spirit, and infringed on the copyright.

A new Disney Park opens in China - near Shanghi. The park’s about 1,000 acres - ten times the size of the original Disneyland.

Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new “Star Trek” films, was killed by his own car as it rolled backward down his driveway early Sunday, police and his publicist said. The car pinned Yelchin, 27, against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his home in Studio City, He had gotten out of the vehicle momentarily, but police did not say why he was behind it when it started rolling.

“Finding Dory” does an incredible $136 million at the box office - first time for an animated movie for the first week.

Passing - New York City radio legend “Dandy” Dan Daniel - one of the original WMCA Goodguys. He was 82.

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