Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of November 8, 2015 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts
Media Scrutiny - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Sunday stepped up his criticism of media coverage of his campaign, including an article in The Wall Street Journal that noted inconsistencies in some of his biographical anecdotes. In talk-show appearances and in a Facebook posting, Mr. Carson said the media and his political rivals are scrutinizing him more because of his high poll standing. News outlets including CNN and Politico also recently raised questions about Mr. Carson’s accounts of his life.
Four people including a child have died and 12 others have been injured after a van caught fire in a crash with a pickup truck in Hyattsville - a Maryland suburb of the nation's capital on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
The University of Missouri system's president, Tim Wolfe, and the chancellor of the flagship campus, R. Bowen Loftin, announced on Monday that they were resigning their posts in the face of growing protests by African-American students, the threat of a walkout by faculty and a strike by football players who said the administrators had done too little to combat racism on campus.
President Barack Obama joined Facebook on Monday and said he wanted his account to be "a place where we can have real conversations," diving right in with his first post on climate change.
In that post, Obama took Facebook users on a walk through his back yard at the White House and calling on Americans in a video "to preserve this beautiful planet of ours."
Thousands of Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes launched a major offensive Thursday to reclaim Sinjar, the Iraqi town seized last year by Islamic State militants amid mass killings and abuses against the minority Yazidi sect.
Goodbye Jihad John - The Pentagon said on Friday that it was “reasonably certain” that an American airstrike killed Mohammed Emwazi, the Islamic State’s most notorious executioner. He was literally vaporized in a drone attack - in Syria.
Bulletin - Dozens of people are reported dead after what are being called terror attacks across Paris. Police early Saturday freed hostages at a concert hall. The attacks seemed to be planned to hit areas where many people would be gathered on a Friday night in Paris, officials said.
Death toll up to 127 in six separate terrorist attacks in and aroundParis. Most deaths came from a concert hall where a U.S. rock band was performing. ISIS idiots claimed responsibility Saturday for a "blessed battle" of revenge in the killing of at least 127 people in multiple terror attacks. French President Francois Hollande called the murder spree “an act of war." Putting his nation's security at its highest level, Hollande vowed to hit back against the militants and declared three days of national mourning.
Technology news -
T-Mobile Offers Free Streaming - Video streams free at T-Mobile for subscribers of HBO, Hulu, Netflix, SHOWTIME, Sling TV, STARZ, WatchESPN and more—with more streaming services on the way—without ever burning up customers’ high-speed data.
A Google self-driving car was pulled over by police because the vehicle was traveling too slowly, officials said.
The officer in Mountain View, California, noticed traffic backing up behind the prototype vehicle, which was traveling 24 mph in a 35 mph zone, the force said.
The Beats won't go on at Apple after all. The tech giant will shut down Beats Music on November 30, according to a documentpublished Thursday. All Beats subscriptions will be canceled on that day, but Apple is encouraging subscribers to migrate their user profiles to Apple Music, the music subscription service it launched in June.
San Francisco 49ers Running Back Reggie Bush to Sue St. Louis for Season-Ending Injury. Bush is filing a lawsuit that cites gross negligence against the city of St. Louis after he injured his knee falling on the concrete near the sideline of the Nov. 1 game, multiple outlets report.
Black football players at the University of Missouri join calls demanding the ouster of the president of the state's four-campus university system over alleged inaction against racism on campus. About 30 players made their thoughts known Saturday night in a tweet posted by Missouri's Legion of Black Collegians.
The New York State attorney general orders the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, to stop accepting bets from New York residents, saying their games constituted illegal gambling under state law. The cease-and-desist order by the attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, is a major blow to a multibillion-dollar industry that introduced sports betting to legions of young sports fans and has formed partnerships with many of the nation’s professional sports teams.
MLB Hall of Famer Lou Brock has lost part of left leg due to diabetic infection. Brock's leg was amputated just below his knee. According to Brock's family, the 76-year-old is in physical therapy and "recovering well."
Entertainment news -
Passing - Allen Toussaint: Rhythm and Blues Musician and Composer Dies at 77 Toussaint died Monday after suffering a heart attack while on tour in Europe.
Box Office Bomb - Universal Pulls Jem and the Holograms From Theaters 2 Weeks After Release, Report Says "Jem and the Holograms," which was released on Oct. 23, made $1.37 million on its opening weekend. The film was pulled from theaters after two weeks,
Actor Nathaniel Marston, known for his role on the soap One Life to Live, died Wednesday night at age 40. Marston died after sustaining serious injuries in an Oct. 30 single car crash near Reno, Nev. He was placed on life support after breaking his shoulder, ribs and five vertabrae in the crash.
Musician Sly Stone Awarded Royalties - After years of financial struggles the legendary artist walks away with $5 million dollars. Sly Stone has been the midst of a massive, complicated legal battle for the last several years to reclaim millions of dollars in royalties that he has never received.
NCIS star Pauley Perrette tweeted overnight about an "awful" attack in Hollywood, California, where she says "I almost died." "So, tonight was awful, life changing and I'm only grateful to be alive," she captioned the tweet, followed by a picture of the lengthy story transcribed on her computer. "I was walking across my street to a new guest house I bought” when the actress says she “was jumped by a VERY psychotic homeless man.”
Perrette, 46, said the man "punched her in the nose, forehead repeatedly telling me he was going to kill me."
Daniel Radcliffe is now officially an immortalized Muggle. The Harry Potter actor received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday, sporting a bald head as he grinned above his brand-new star.