Week Of November 15, 2016 - Man From Yesterday
In The News -
A 24-year-old man from Ohio has been charged in a federal court after tweeting a threat to assassinate President-elect Donald Trump on election night. Zachary Benson, from Fairview Park in Cleveland, posted the remark on Twitter a few minutes before the Republican nominee was declared the winner of last week's election.
The U.S. Geological Survey says it has found the largest continuous oil and gas deposit ever discovered in the United States. On Tuesday, the USGS announced that a swath of West Texas known as the Wolfcamp shale contains 20 billion barrels of oil and 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. That is nearly three times more petroleum than the agency found in North Dakota's Bakken shale in 2013.
Volkswagon says it will lay-off some 30,00 jobs. Meanwhile - Ford says it will keep producing autos from a Kentucky plan. Donald Trump says he had a lot to do with saving that plant, and worked directly with Ford.
Donald Trump picks Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General.
Vice President Elect Mike Pence Gets a “Lecture” from the cast of Hamilton. “Hamilton,” the hit Broadway musical about colonial rebels shaping the future of an unformed country, took an even more political turn at the end of its performance on Friday night. With Vice President-elect Mike Pence attending the show, the cast used the opportunity to make a statement emphasizing the need for the new administration of President-elect Donald J. Trump, a Republican, to work on behalf of all Americans. It was a deeply felt and altogether rare appeal from the stage of a Broadway show — and it drew a surprisingly sharp rebuke from Mr. Trump on Saturday morning. The president-elect wrote in a post on Twitter that the “Hamilton” cast had “harassed” Mr. Pence by making the statement and had been “very rude.”
More Cop Murders - The man suspected of executing a San Antonio police officer late Sunday morning staked out police headquarters just hours before the shooting and briefly gained access to a vestibule of the building before quickly leaving, officials said. An extensive police dragnet had failed Monday to catch the unnamed suspect in the ambush killing of Detective Benjamin Marconi, 50, a 20-year veteran. Marconi was the first of four police officers in three states shot during a seemingly unconnected Sunday spree.
Three of the incidents appeared to be targeted attacks and involved law enforcement officers sitting unsuspectingly in their patrol cars, either waiting in traffic or after pulling vehicles over for traffic stops.
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - The district attorney said six people died in an elementary school bus crash on Monday. Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston told media outlets that five people were killed at the scene and one died at the hospital. Melydia Clewell, spokeswoman for the district attorney, confirmed the number. Police say the ages of the students ranged from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Sports news -
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans apologized this morning for sitting during Sunday's national anthem performance in protest to Donald Trump's election win.
NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson WINS in Homestead: record-tying seventh Sprint Cup championship.
Technology news -
Over the last week, two of the world’s biggest internet companies have faced mounting criticism over how fake news on their sites may have influenced the presidential election’s outcome.
On Monday, those companies responded by making it clear that they would not tolerate such misinformation by taking pointed aim at fake news sites’ revenue sources. Google kicked off the action on Monday afternoon when the Silicon Valley search giant said it would ban websites that peddle fake news from using its online advertising service. Hours later, Facebook, the social network, updated the language in its Facebook Audience Network policy, which already says it will not display ads in sites that show misleading or illegal content, to include fake news sites.
Twitter suspended the accounts of several high-profile leaders of the so-called alternative right on Tuesday, raising new questions about the largely online movement's potential for influencing national debate. White nationalist Richard Spencer, his National Policy Institute think tank, his online magazine Radix, his publishing company Washington Summit Publishers, former Business Insider chief technology officer Pax Dickinson, and alt-right voices Ricky Vaughn and Paul Town were among the accounts suspended.
Apple Ends Airport Wireless - If you’ve been waiting for a replacement 802.11ac AirPort Express or hoped for some improvements in Time Machine, then stop hoping on strength of claims Apple has ceased development of its AirPort range of products.
Entertainment news -
Passing - Country singer - Holly Dunn.
Marilyn Monroe iconic, clinging “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress sells for $4.8 million at auction - the highest-ever paid for a dress.
American Music Awards - Some Winners:
Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Country/Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock/Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock/Selena Gomez
Artist of the Year/Ariana Grande
Favorite Song - Rap/Hip Hop/Drake "Hotline Bling"
Kanye West abruptly canceled his world tour Monday. "The remaining dates on the Saint Pablo Tour have been canceled," a rep for West told E! News in a statement. "Tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase."