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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of March 1, 2015 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that a potential nuclear deal with Iran "could threaten the survival of Israel," as he kicked off a contentious visit to the United States meant to build the case against such an agreement. The Israeli leader underscored the dangers he said are posed by Iran, which he called the world's "foremost sponsor of state terrorism."

Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a man on Sunday while they allegedly struggled with the suspect over one of the cop’s guns, authorities said. Several bystanders captured the scene on cellphone video.

Former CIA Director David Petraeus pleads guilty to mishandling classified information. The plea agreement outlines the terms in which prosecutors will recommend a sentence of two years of probation, with no jail time, and a $40,000 fine. Petraeus, a retired four-star general and once America's top official in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, became CIA director in 2011. The question has been whether he gave classified information to a woman who was writing a book about him and who was also his mistress.

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea was injured by a man wielding a razor Thursday morning in Seoul, and his assailant was immediately detained.
Mark W. Lippert was rushed to a nearby hospital with cuts to his face and wrist, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, and appeared to be splattered with blood but was on his feet, TV images show. He was on his way to attend a morning lecture in central Seoul when the attack took place shortly before 8 a.m

The Justice Department formally closed its investigation of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, declining to bring criminal charges for the killing of Michael Brown.
In a report released Wednesday, prosecutors said that "Wilson's actions do not constitute prosecutable violations" of federal civil rights law.

Three people were transported to hospitals Thursday morning after a Delta plane skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport during a snow storm, prompting the airport to temporarily close.
The plane, a MD-88 that was traveling from Atlanta to New York, was carrying 125 passengers and five crew members. Those on board were able to exit the plane on emergency slides. Passengers trudged through the snow in an orderly line after climbing off the plane.

A defiant Sen. Robert Menendez declared, “I am not going anywhere,” Friday night amid reports the Justice Department is preparing to charge the New Jersey Democrat with corruption counts over allegations he used his office to help a Democratic donor.
A person familiar with a federal investigation of Menendez told the Associated Press the Justice Department is expected to bring criminal charges against him in the coming weeks. The pending charges were first reported by CNN.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first so-called biosimilar drug for use in the United States, paving the way for less expensive alternatives to an entire class of complex and costly drugs.

A 19-year-old black man who was shot dead Friday during a confrontation with a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, was unarmed. He was identified as Tony Terrell Robinson Jr.,The shooting took place Friday at about 6:30 p.m., Madison police said, and sparked protests, including a sit-in at Madison City Hall.

The streets of Selma, Alabama, were packed on Saturday with thousands of people who traveled to the small town to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic march for voting rights. Large crowds gathered around the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which marks the location where local activists, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., were attacked by police on March 7, 1965. Officers used tear gas and billy cubs to subdue the marchers, and the day later came to be known as "Bloody Sunday."

The student government at University of California, Irvine has voted to ban display of the American flag — or any flag — from its lobby.

Technology -
Hewlett-Packard agreed on Monday to buy Aruba Networks, a maker of Wi-Fi access equipment for businesses, for about $3 billion in HP’s biggest deal in more than three years.

Top Video Games-
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS)
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS)
Evolve (XOne, PS4)
Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (XOne)
Dying Light (PS4)

Sports -
Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract extension through 2017, the team announced Friday.

Undefeated season - for the Kentucky men's basketball team - defeating Florida 67-50 on Saturday afternoon at Rupp Arena, Kentucky is 31-0. It is the first team from a power conference to complete the regular season unbeaten since Indiana did it in 1976 — en route to winning the national championship.

Entertainment news -
William Shatner turned to Twitter on Sunday to defend himself after sparking an uproar Saturday when he tweeted that he wouldn't be able to attend memorial services for his Star Trek co-star and friend, Leonard Nimoy. Shatner said in a tweet that he wouldn't be able to attend the services for Nimoy, who died at the age of 83 Friday, because he had to attend a charity event in Florida and wouldn't be able to fly out in time.

Carrie Underwood - and hockey player Mike Fisher welcomed a baby boy named Isaiah Michael Fisher on Friday, Underwood announced on Instagram and Twitter. This is the couple's first child.

Passing - Daniel von Bargen, who played Mr. Kruger, George Costanza's clueless, slacker boss on "Seinfeld," died over the weekend after suffering a long illness. He was 64.

There's no shortage of stars ready to take a shot at Justin Bieber!
Comedy Central announced it's all-star list of celebs who will join host Kevin Hart for the network's roast of the pop singer. In addition to Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg and Shaquille O'Neal, Ludacris will take a turn on the stage along with comedians Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Natasha Leggero and Jeffrey Ross.

Actor Harrison Ford was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a single-engine plane he was piloting crashed onto a Venice golf course shortly after takeoff.
Just before 4:30 p.m. a family member confirmed to NBC4 that the actor is "fine" and suffered a few gashes.

Top movies -
Focus
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The Sponge Bob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water
Fifty Shades of Grey
The Lazarus Effect
McFarland, USA
American Sniper
The Duff
Still Alice
Hot Tube Time Machine

 
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