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

 

Headlines -
More than 40 Chipotle restaurants across Oregon and Washington state were closed Saturday after an E. coli outbreak was linked to some of the chain's locations in those states, according to health officials. Nineteen E. coli cases in Washington and three in Oregon have been connected to Chipotle, according to the Washington State Department of Health.

Passing - Fred Thompson - The former senator and actor died after a recurrence of lymphoma, his family said in a statement Sunday. He was 73 years old.

A Russian cargo plane that was reportedly overloaded crashed along the banks of the Nile River Wednesday, killing dozens of people in the second deadly crash of a Russian plane in the region in less than a week. The cargo plane had just taken off from South Sudan's capital city, Juba.

President Vladi­mir Putin suspended all Russian flights to Egypt on Friday, pending the outcome of probes into last week’s deadly plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula, as Moscow investigates whether a bomb is to blame.
The decision came at the suggestion of Russian intelligence chief Alexander Bortnikov, who said Russia should ground all flights to Egypt “until we know the true causes of the incident” that killed all 224 people aboard the Russian Metrojet airline flight on Saturday.

A charter bus ran off Interstate 40 and hit a bridge abutment on a foggy night in Arkansas, killing as many as six people and injuring many others who were taken from the scene in ambulances.

President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, ending the political fight over the Canada-to-Texas project that has gone on for much of his presidency.
Secretary of State John Kerry concluded the controversial project is not in the country's national security interest, and Obama announced from the White House that he agreed.

Technology news -
S. California - A disturbing video showing a Uber driver being attacked is displayed. The victim says he’ll no longer be a Uber driver. Later arrested, the attacker who turned out to be an executive - and he was summerly fired.

Amazing. Teens now spend an average 9 hours a day on media - in front of some screen. Pop Culture Power.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday dismissed a petition that would have required some of Web's largest firms, including Facebook, Google and Netflix, to honor "Do Not Track" signals from consumers' browsers. "The Commission has been unequivocal in declaring that it has no intent to regulate edge providers," the FCC declared in the Nov. 6 order (download PDF) that dismissed demands from the California-based consumer advocacy group, Consumer Watchdog.

Top video games
NBA 2K16 (PS4 XOne, X360)
Super Mario Maker – (WiiU)
FIFA 16 (PS4)
NBA 2K16 (PS3)
Madden NFL 16 (PS4)
Destiny: The Taken King (PS4, XOne)
FIFA 16 (XOne)

Sports -
The Kansas City Royals take the World Series - first Series win since 1985. The Royals came back from a two-run deficit in the ninth inning of Game 5 on Sunday night before pinch hitter Christian Colon laced a tiebreaking single in the 12th inning as Kansas City beat the New York Mets 7-2.

Sports Teams “charging” for patriotic events saluting the Military including MLB and the NFL and NHL. ABC’s Jim Avila reported that the cost of some of events, such as people in the military dropping the puck at hockey events, throwing the ceremonial first pitch at baseball games and or singing “God Bless America” at sporting events, was as high as $49,000, paid by the Department of Defense.

Verizon and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announce a major, multiyear content and marketing partnership making Verizon the Official Wireless Service Provider of the NBA, Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), NBA Development League (NBA D-League) and USA Basketball (USAB).
As part of the new partnership, go90, a mobile video service and social entertainment platform, will feature extensive NBA content including daily highlights, original content and access to live out-of-market games through NBA LEAGUE PASS.

Anthony Smith: Former Oakland Raiders Defensive End Convicted of Murdering 3 Men. A Los Angeles County jury found Smith guilty of fatally shooting two brothers in 1999 and stabbing another man in 2001. Smith faces a maximum of life in prison without parole.

Entertainment news -
New single - Justin Bieber releases, "I'll Show You" featuring Skrillex.

Adele’s “Hello” hits one million sales in a week. It’s a record - no one has sold that much - that fast.

A little-known R&B singer is suing Taylor Swift for $42 million alleging that she stole his lyrics for her 2014 hit “Shake It Off.” Jesse Braham, whose stage name is Jesse Graham, says Swift plagiarized the lyrics from his 2013 song “Haters Gone Hate.” “Her hook is the same hook as mine,” Graham, 50, told the Daily News. “If I didn’t write the song ‘Haters Gone Hate,’ there wouldn’t be a song called ‘Shake It Off.’”

After three months off “The Daily Show,” John Stewart signed a four-year deal with HBO to develop "timely short-form digital content" for HBO's subscription video service HBO Now.

Passing - Country great Tommy Overstreet. He was 78.

Donald Trump appears on “Saturday Night Live.” Trump, whose appearance on "SNL" had been protested by numerous Latino groups, also defended making light of his reputation for being racist during several sketches on "SNL," saying that he was "not only comfortable" poking fun at his infamy, but "loved it."

49th Annual CMA - Some Winners:
Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Album of the Year
Traveller - Chris Stapleton
Single of the Year
"Girl Crush" - Little Big Town
Song of the Year
"Girl Crush" (Little Big Town)
Male Vocalist of the Year
Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert

New Artist of the Year
Chris Stapleton WINNER

 
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