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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 8, 2015 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Headlines -
After days of silence, J. Dennis Hastert, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he illegally structured bank withdrawals and lied to the authorities about millions of dollars he had promised to pay someone for misconduct that occurred decades ago.

Passing - Famed former prosecutor and author Vincent Bugliosi has died of cancer at age 80, family members said Monday night. Bugliosi was best known for successfully prosecuting Charles Manson and three followers for the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other. He later co-wrote the book “Helter Skelter” detailing the Tate-LaBianca murder trial.

Prison tailor Joyce Mitchell is in custody, accused of aiding in a daring prison escape. The two killers she allegedly helped are free, but on the run. Mitchell allegedly provided the convicted murderers with the tools to cut through cell walls for their escape from an upstate New York prison a week ago. She is believed to have aided the escapees, Richard W. Matt and David Sweat, and was expected to face charges soon, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

The attorney for the Texas police officer who resigned after being filmed forcing a teen girl to the ground and raising his gun toward others during a dispute at a pool says that he is staying in an undisclosed location because of death threats. McKinney police Cpl. Eric Casebolt resigned Tuesday, a day after hundreds of protesters called for him to be fired for his behavior last week.

President Barack Obama on Saturday urged lawmakers to give his trade agenda a second chance and support a bill that would provide training to American workers who see their jobs shipped overseas. Obama suffered an embarrassing setback on Friday on the trade deal, one of his top economic priorities for the 18 months he has left in office.
The measure is part of legislation that also includes the "fast-track" authority that Obama needs to finish negotiating a free trade deal with Pacific Rim nations.

Technology news -
Apple To Launch New Internet Radio Service - On June 30, a new iOS software update will be available. Download it, and the new Apple Music tab will appear on the front screen of your iPhone. -- The Red music tab on the front page of the iPhone will turn white.
Open the music tab now and you'll see your downloads, categorized by albums and songs, along with tabs for other features like iTunes Radio…

When the new Apple Music kicks in, the computer-generated iTunes Radio is gone, replaced by the human programmed Beats One Radio, a 24/7 free, curated, live radio station with celebrity DJs such as Zane Lowe, who will broadcast from London, New York and Los Angeles.

Google launches Sidewalk Labs, will use technology and innovation in an effort to improve urban life at a time when the U.S. population is gravitating to cities, according to Google CEO Larry Page. Based in New York, it will be run by Dan Doctoroff, a former deputy mayor of New York City who will combine his experience in managing cities with funding from Google.
"Sidewalk will focus on improving city life for everyone by developing and incubating urban technologies to address issues like cost of living, efficient transportation and energy usage," Page said in a Google+ post.

Sports -
Freak Baseball Accident - Tonya Carpenter was sitting behind the visitors’ on-deck circle at Fenway Park (last) Friday night watching the Red Sox take on the Oakland Athletics with a man and her son. Then, A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie shattered his bat on a groundout in the second inning, and the park went silent. The broken barrel of Lawrie’s maple bat had flown into the third-baseline stands and struck Carpenter in the head. Carpenter immediately began to bleed profusely, as medical personnel rushed to her aid. She’ll be OK.

For the second time in six days, Bobby Wood scored a late goal to give the United States its first victory at a European soccer power.
The 22-year-old from Hawaii scored in the 87th minute Wednesday night, lifting the Americans to a 2-1 victory at World Cup champion Germany in an exhibition game.

WWE - Passing - Dusty Rhodes - WWE Hall of Famer dies at 69.

Entertainment news -
Passing - Music’s James Last - 86. Last sold more than 80 million records, toured the world, and had 52 hit albums in the U.K. between 1967 and 1986. His work was also performed by Elvis Presley, Andy Williams and Eddie Fisher.

Passing - Actor Christopher Lee died at the age of 93 after putting his stamp on Hollywood -- appearing in more than 200 major motion pictures

Passing - Actor Ron Moody, who played Fagin in the hit film version of Oliver!, has died at the age of 91.

Passing - Jim Ed Brown, a member of the country music trio The Browns and a star of the Grand Ole Opry for more than a half-century, died Thursday. He was 81.

Sir Van - Van Morrison has been awarded an honorary knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth. The 69-year-old singer-songwriter has been given one of the highest honours an individual in the UK can achieve, after being recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for his services to music and tourism in Northern Ireland.

Actor John Stamos is arrested and cited with driving under the influence in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills police say they received calls around 7:45 p.m. Friday reporting a possible drunken driver. Police later stopped Stamos, who was the only person in the vehicle.

"Jurassic World" debuted to a dominant $204.6 million at the domestic box office this weekend - the second biggest opening in history.

Duran Duran announces that its new album will be titled Paper Gods. The set will be the band's first in nearly five years, and is due out in September. The group revealed the name via Twitter on June 12

Top Music Albums -
1989 - Taylor Swift
How Big How Blue How Beautiful - Florence + The Machne
Everthing Is 4 - Jason Derulo
At Long Last ASAP - A$ap
X - Ed Sheeran
Pitch Perfect 2 - soundtrack
Title - Meghan Trainor
Django and Jimmie - Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard
Jedkyll + Hyde - Zac Brown Bad
V - Maroon 5
Peace Is The Mission Major Lazer
Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots
Montevallo - Sam Hunt
Summer Forever - Billy Currington
Remember My Name - Lil Durk
Furious 7 - Soundtrack

 
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