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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of March 22, 2016 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


Headlines -
A series of deadly terrorist attacks struck Brussels on Tuesday, with two explosions at the city’s main international airport and a third in a subway station at the heart of the city, near the headquarters complex of the European Union.

At least one of the two airport explosions was touched off by a suicide bomber, officials said. 31 people were killed — and many more were wounded, including 92 at the airport and 106 at the subway station. Later it’s reported that two Americans were among the dead.

Three suicide bombers — including a pair of brothers — carried out the attacks on Brussels on Tuesday, the Belgian authorities announced on Wednesday, as they continued to hunt for at least one more assailant. The toll from the assaults stood at 31 dead and 270 injured.

Primaries - Ted Cruz wins big in Utah, but Donald Trump wins in Arizona. Hillary wins both and Idaho.

Florida police have charged Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with simple assault in connection with an incident earlier in the month involving a reporter. Police in Jupiter, Florida, said Lewandowski surrendered Tuesday morning to face a misdemeanor charge of battery, NBC News reported. He is scheduled to appear before a judge on May 4.
A surveillance video released by the police appears to show Lewandowski grabbing Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields as she tried to ask Trump a question during a March 8 campaign event.

U.S. marshals nabbed more than 8,000 fugitives in a six-week blitz against serious, violent offenders in select cities across the country, authorities announced Wednesday.

Pakistan will launch a paramilitary crackdown on Islamist militants in Punjab, the country's richest and most populous province, after an Easter Day bombing killed 70 people in the provincial capital Lahore, officials said on Monday. Sunday's suicide bombing on a public park was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban's Jamaat-ur-Ahrar faction, which once declared loyalty to Islamic State. The group said it was targeting Christians.

Airliner Hijacked - A hijacker who took dozens of hostages aboard a commercial jet over what appeared to be a "personal" matter involving a woman was arrested after an hours-long standoff Tuesday, authorities said. All of the passengers and crew had been safely freed. The drama unfolded aboard EgyptAir Flight MS181, which was on a domestic flight en route from Alexandria to Cairo.

A state trooper had "life-threatening" injuries and a gunman is dead after an "active shooter" situation at a Greyhound bus in Richmond, Virginia, Thursday afternoon, state police said.
Two civilians were also injured during the shooting, which took place around 2:45 pm Thursday afternoon at the Greyhound bus station, Virginia State Police Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.


Technology -
Facebook activated its Safety Check tool to help people stay in touch after a deadly terrorist attack Sunday in Pakistan, but the feature strayed far afield from the carnage. Safety Check automatically sends Facebook users in an affected area a note asking if they're safe. When a user clicks on "yes, let my friends know," the tool notifies their Facebook friends. But after a suicide bomber killed 65 and injured 280 other at a park in Lahore, Pakistan, some Facebook users in the US and UK were left confused after receiving a notification that read: "Are you OK? It looks like you're in the area affected by The Explosion in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan. Let your friends know that you're safe."

The Federal Communications Commission approved a $9.25 monthly broadband subsidy to help millions of low-income households connect to the Internet, in a move aimed at bridging the digital divide. Three of the agency’s five commissioners voted for the subsidy plan, with two against. The approval, which comes as part of the reform of a fund known as the Lifeline program, is the latest push by the F.C.C. to treat broadband like a public utility.


Sports -
Los Angeles Lakers: 2 NBA Team Players Face Sexual Harassment Allegations, Official Says. The team was investigating the case after Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson were accused of sexually harassing two women in Los Angeles Sunday.

Raymond Moore stepped down from his posts as chief executive of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California and tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open late Monday, one day after his comments about female tennis players drew strong rebuke from many in tennis, including the tournament’s runner-up Serena Williams. Moore ignited controversy Sunday morning at a news conference when he asserted that women’s tennis players owed a debt of gratitude to stars of the men’s game.

As part of his historic trip to Cuba, U.S. President Barack Obama attended a baseball game with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuba National Team at Estadio Latinoamericano Stadium in Havana. The game marks the second time since 1959 that an American team has played in Cuba — the Baltimore Orioles defeated the national team, 3-2, in Havana in 1999.

Darren Sharper: Former NFL Player Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison After Judge Accepts New Plea Deal
A U.S. district judge rejected the initial plea agreement of a nine-year prison term, saying it was too lenient. Sharper is accused of raping women in four states, and sentencing is set for June 16.

Colin Kaepernick: San Francisco 49ers Quarterback's $11.9 Million Contract for 2016 Becomes Guaranteed
Kaepernick's 2016 salary became guaranteed at 4 p.m. EDT on Thursday. Trade talks involving the quarterback, who was benched last season, are expected to continue, multiple outlets report.


Entertainment news -
Passing - Legendary broadcaster and former baseball player Joe Garagiola died Wednesday at the age of 90.

Passing - TV actor Ken Howard (71).

Shemar Moore: Actor Exits CBS Drama 'Criminal Minds' After 11 Seasons. Moore, who played Derek Morgan, said in a video on CBS.com. His last episode aired Wednesday.

Axl Rose to Replace Brian Johnson as Lead Singer on Band's Tour. AC/DC said on its website that Johnson was told by doctors to stop touring or risk going deaf. Multiple outlets reported that Rose, the lead singer for Guns N' Roses, will play the remaining 10 shows.

Passing - Gary Shandling (66) - of a heart attack.

Passing - Earl Hamner, (92) who created “The Waltons”

Blac Chyna will reportedly make a cameo on ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians,’ but only if she’s paid $1 million! Yep, that’s how much Rob Kardashian’s lady love wants to be on the show!
Lady Gaga celebrated her 30th birthday early over the weekend, inviting some of music’s biggest names to a pre-birthday bash at a Los Angeles club Saturday night (March 26)

Taylor Swift has announced a partnership with Glu Mobile to develop her own mobile game. Swift will work with Glu as part of a multi-year partnership to develop and create a new, one-of-a-kind digital gaming experience, per a press release. This is Swift’s first foray into the mobile gaming space following her 2015 Emmy Award win for original interactive program for herAMEX Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience.

Passing - Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke (69).

Passing - Ronnie Corbett: Actor and Comedian Dies at Age 85. Corbett, known as one of "The Two Ronnies.”


Top pop music albums -
25 - Adele
ANTI - Rihanna
Purpose - Justin Bieber
Hymns - Joey + Rory
Untitled unmastered - Kendrick Lamar
Incarnate - Killswitch Engage
Islah - Kevin Gates
Blurryface - Twenty One PIlots
3001: A Laced Odyssey - Flatbush Zombies
Traveller - Chriis Stapleton
TRAPSOUL - Bryson Tiler
Have It All: Live At Bethel Church - Bethel MUsic
Beauty Behind The Madness - The Weeknd
Us And The Night - 3 Doors Down

Top movies
Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Miracles From Heaven
The Divergent Series: Allegiant
10 Cloverfield Land
London Has Fallen
Hello, My Name Is Doris
Eye In The Sky

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