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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 8, 2016 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Headlines -
Police fielded complaints that a pickup truck was being driven erratically just minutes before the vehicle slammed into a group of bicyclists in western Michigan, killing five, authorities said.
Four other bicyclists suffered serious injuries in the crash early Tuesday evening in Cooper Township and were being treated at area hospitals, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeffrey Getting said during a news conference Tuesday night.

The Israeli military on Thursday revoked permits for 83,000 Palestinians to visit Israel and said it would send hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank after a Palestinian gun attack that killed four Israelis in Tel Aviv.

50 Dead In Orlando - 50 people were killed inside the Pulse club and at least 53 people were injured, police say. The gunman was Omar Mateen of Ft. Pierce, Florida, a law enforcement source told CNN. Orlando police shot and killed Mateen. Mateen called 911 around the time of the attack to pledge allegiance to ISIS and mention the Boston bombers, according to a U.S. official.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it is proposing a $350,000 civil fine against Amazon.com Inc. for shipping a product that allegedly violated hazardous materials regulations and injured several UPS workers who handled the package.
The penalty is the largest fine the FAA has proposed imposing on Amazon, which the agency said has had a series of at least 24 hazardous materials violations in recent years.

With a black Islamic State group-style flag as a backdrop, Abu Sayyaf fighters beheaded Canadian hostage Robert Hall on southern Jolo island on Monday after a ransom deadline passed. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Philippine counterpart, Benigno Aquino III, expressed outrage and vowed to exact justice.

 

Technology news -
LeakedSource reports it obtained a database of more than 32 million Twitter login credentials from a user going by the alias Tessa88@exploit.im. LeakedSource uses a freemium model where anyone can search for their own credentials for free; however, to see the majority of the leaked credentials users must subscribe to the service. Twenty-four passes are available for $2-$4 depending on whether you pay by Bitcoin or PayPal—annual subscriptions run upwards of $200.

Microsoft buys LinkedIN for $26 billion.

Net Neutrality - A federal appeals court has voted to uphold a series of strict new rules for Internet providers, handing a major victory to regulators in the fight over net neutrality and ensuring that one of the most sweeping changes to hit the industry in recent years will likely remain on the books.
The 2-1 court ruling Tuesday forces Internet providers such as Verizon and Comcast to obey federal regulations that ban the blocking or slowing of Internet traffic to consumers. The regulations from the Federal Communications Commission also forbid carriers from selectively speeding up websites that agree to pay the providers a fee — a tactic critics have said could unfairly tilt the commercial playing field against startups and innovators who may not be able to afford it.

 

Sports -
Tennis - Maria Sharapova Is Given 2-Year Doping Suspension. Tennis Federation banned her after she tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug Meldonium.

The Detroit Red Wings confirmed that Motown’s legendary “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe, passed away at the age of 88.
Miami Marlins Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaks own record for hardest-hit ball - hitting a double play ball against the Twins on Thursday that traveled 123.9 mph, breaking his own record for hardest-hit ball recorded since the MLB started tracking the stat last year.

Magic Johnson’s request of the Los Angeles Lakers to remove his honorary title of vice president has been granted, and he didn’t need to tweet to get what he wanted.
The Lakers said Saturday that Johnson’s name was removed from the staff directory in order to clear up confusion about his involvement with the team, which has come into conflict thanks to his social media habits.

Stanley Cup - Pittsburgh wins over San Jose.

 

Entertainment news -
Fitness guru Richard Simmons is transitioning into a woman. A National Enquirer report released Wednesday claims Simmons, 67, underwent surgery and hormone therapy, and now goes by Fiona. Simmons told reporters his recent hospitalization was for exhaustion.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, and the animated film that followed two years later, Mattel is finally getting around to turning that imaginary golden underwater explorer into a Hot Wheels car, followed by an entire line of vehicles inspired by the movie.

Ed Sheeran Sued For Song - Two songwriters say that much of the chorus in his song “Photograph” is taken from one of their works, and they want to be paid.

 

Top pop hit music singles
One Dance - Drake fea. Wizkid & Kyla
Work From Home - Fifth Harmony fea Ty Dolla $sign
Can’t Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
Panda - Desiigner
Don’t Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers fea. Daya
I Took A PIll In Biza - Mike Posner
7 Years - Lukas Graham
Needed Me - Rihanna
Just Like Fire - P!nk
This Is What Yu Came For - Calvin Harris fea. Rihanna
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
Work - Rihanna fea. Drake
Never Forget You - Zara Larsson & MNEK
Don’t Mind - Kent Jones
Pillowtalk - Zayn

 

More Entertainment News - Ellen DeGeneres: An advertisement created by real estate agent Titi Pierce, 35, was featured on a segment titled "What’s Wrong with These Ads…and These Signs?" Pierce claims she suffered emotional distress and is suing the talk show host.

So Sad - Christina Grimmie, who competed on, “The Voice dies after being shot following a concert in Orlando. The a man approached her with two guns as she signed autographs after the concert Friday night, police said, adding the suspect fatally shot himself.

Passing - Famed 1960’s record producer/songwriter Chips Moman at 79.

Passing - Legendary cartoon voice Janet Waldo (94).

 

Top movies -
The Conjuring 2
Warcraft
Now You See Me 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows
X-Men: Apocalypse
Me Before You
The Angry Birds Movie
Alice Through The Looking Glass
Captain America: Civil War
The Jungle Book (2016)

 
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