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

 

Headlines -
Down From 37% in January - Donald Trump maintains the support of 34 percent of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, compared with 25 percent for Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, 18 percent for Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and 13 percent for Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Mr. T Mourns Nancy Reagan - "I mourn the death of First Lady Nancy Reagan, who was Very Special to me," The A-Team star wrote on Twitter, Tuesday. "Not only did she invite me to the White House in December '83, after meeting with her and President Ronald Reagan… she then asked me to help her with her 'Just Say No' program which I gladly accepted with humility and honor."

Police in Pennsylvania say they are searching for a pair of attackers who opened fire at a back-yard party in a Pittsburgh suburb Wednesday night, killing at least five people and injuring three others. No motive has been offered by authorities investigating the mass shooting, and no suspects have been publicly identified. The Allegheny County Police Department said that a 911 call came in shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday about a shooting at a home in Wilkinsburg, a small borough just east of Pittsburgh.

Trudeau Visits Washington - Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, met withPresident Obama on Thursday for the first state visit by a Canadian leader in 19 years, a diplomatic honor made possible in part by new pledges of cooperation on combating climate change.

Prostestors – whose presence led Donald Trump to cancel a Chicago rally on Friday amid safety concerns – as "thugs" who "have totally energized America." Trump told CNN's Don Lemon after the cancellation "that I hope that my tone is not that of causing violence."

At least 29 people have been taken to hospitals after a Chicago-bound Amtrakpassenger train derailed in rural southwest Kansas early Monday, authorities said. The train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it derailed just after midnight about 20 miles west of Dodge City, Amtrak said in a statement.

 

Sports news -
Tennis Star Suspended - Suspended Russian tennis champ Maria Sharapova admits she made a "huge mistake" by taking a banned performance-enhancing drug called meldonium.

 

Technology -
Apple has finally dispelled a long-held myth that closing apps running in the background has any positive impact on your iPhone’s battery life. The company’s senior vice president, Craig Federighi, responded to a customer’s email with a ‘No and no’, when asked if closing apps running in the background improves battery life.

Bitcoin Non Gratis - Microsoft has dropped support for bitcoin in its Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile stores. According to a Windows Store FAQ page, customers can "no longer redeem Bitcoin into your Microsoft account." Existing balances will remain available for purchases from the store, but cannot be refunded.

 

Entertainment news -
Passing - Radio legend Ron Jacobs (78). Ron’s radio career included programming KHJ Los Angeles and beginning Casey Kasem’s “American Top 40” in 1970 with Tom Rounds, among many other accomplishments.

Passing - Music icon George Martin (90) - producer who put the Beatles on the map.

 
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