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Week Of November 1, 2016 Man From Yesterday

 

 

 

In The News -

A school bus, blocks away from its first stop Tuesday morning, rear-ended a car, then ricocheted off a roadside pillar into an oncoming commuter bus in a crash that killed at least six people and injured 10, authorities said.

Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to immediately repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care law if he’s elected president next week.“When we win on Nov. 8 and elect a Republican Congress, we will be able to immediately repeal and replace Obamacare. We have to do it,” Trump said Tuesday afternoon in an address on the Affordable Care Act in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

A man suspected of killing two police officers sitting in their squad cars in central Iowa is now in custody, the Des Moines area police said. The Dallas County Sheriff’s office apprehended him at roughly 8:50 a.m., said Sgt. Nathan Ludwig, spokesman for Iowa State Patrol. The two officers were shot and killed early Wednesday morning in a pair of “ambush-style attacks,” the Des Moines Police Department said. Authorities named Scott Michael Greene, 46, as the suspect in the shootings that killed the officers from Des Moines and Urbandale, a nearby city.

A federal jury convicted two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on Friday over a bizarre scheme to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge as punishment against a mayor who declined to endorse the governor’s re-election. The two defendants, Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni, were each charged with seven counts of conspiracy and wire fraud, including misusing the resources of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge, and violating the rights of the citizens of Fort Lee, N.J., to travel without government restriction when the closings gridlocked their town over five days in September 2013.

Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said it was "scary" when the Secret Service had to force Trump off stage during a rally on Saturday. "It's scary -- I mean, all the coverage is usually about our protesters wreaking havoc and making people feel afraid, and it certainly goes both ways," Conway said Sunday during the at-times contentious interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday the agency hasn't changed its opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of new emails.
"Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July," Comey wrote in the new letter to congressional committee chairmen.

Passing - Janet Reno, the strong-minded Florida prosecutor tapped by Bill Clinton to become the country’s first female U.S. attorney general, and who shaped the U.S. government’s responses to the largest legal crises of the 1990s, died Nov. 7 at her home in Miami. She was 78.

 

Technology news -
Samsung plans to launch an artificial intelligence digital assistant with its upcoming Galaxy S8 phone, the company said Sunday according to Reuters. The announcement comes a month after Samsung revealed it had agreed to acquire the artificial intelligence startup behind Viv -- a voice assistant that aims to handle everyday tasks for you all on its own.

 

Sports news -
Jeurys Familia, a New York Mets star All-Star pitcher who was featured in a new ad campaign for an anti-domestic violence organization, was arrested on a domestic violence charge this week, according to a complaint filed by authorities in Fort Lee municipal court.

Game 7 - 10th inning - with a 17-minute rain delay. Cubs take it - 8-7 against the Indians.

 

Entertainment news -
North American box-office revenue was down 10 percent over last year between post-Labor Day and Oct. 31 after a number of titles got iced or didn't fully deliver domestically. The saving grace — year-to-date revenue is still running ahead of 2015's by 3.4 percent.

Passing - 1950’s pop singer Kay Starr. She was 94.

CMA Awards - Some Winners:
Entertainer of the Year — Garth Brooks
Male Vocalist — Chris Stapleton
Female Vocalist — Carrie Underwood
Vocal Group of the Year — Little Big Town
Vocal Duo — Brothers Osborne
New Artist of the Year — Maren Morris

 
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