Week Of November 8, 2016 - Man From Yesterday
In The News -
Early Tuesday morning, dozens gathered around Susan B. Anthony's modest headstone in Rochester's historic Mount Hope Cemetery. One by one, they stepped forward to place their "I Voted Today" stickers on Anthony's time-worn headstone — partaking of an Election Day tradition that has gained new meaning with the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, the former senator from New York, who could become America's first female president before the day ends.
Election - Donald Trump wins - surprising many - to become the 45th President of the United States. The media, stunned, was almost speechless.
Hillary concession speech - The Democratic nominee unequivocally conceded the presidential race, and said that the Constitution requires a peaceful transfer of power. "Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans," Clinton said.
Within hours of Trump's victory speech early Wednesday, Putin congratulated the US president-elect and flagged Moscow's willingness to restore ties fully with its old Cold War foe, currently at loggerheads over the Syria conflict.
California legalized marijuana as prop 64 passes.
At least seven people were killed and more than 50 injured when a tram overturned on Wednesday morning in south London, police said and later confirmed the driver had been arrested. Early indications were that the tram was travelling too fast on a sharp bend, investigators said.
Anti-Trump demonstrations in several cities such as Los Angeles, NY, DC, Chicago, Seattle and Austin. Seattle Fire crews treated 5 patients with gunshot wounds. 2 with life-threatening injuries.
President-elect Trump meets with President Obama at the White House. The 90-minute meeting went well, according to both.
Fourth day - More anti-Trump demonstrations in Los Angeles and elsewhere.
A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake has rocked New Zealand's South Island, triggering a tsunami as people fled buildings in a panic and were told to seek higher ground.
The quake struck around 50 kilometers (around 30 miles) northeast of the city of Christchurch just after midnight local time on Monday, the US Geological Survey reported. Waves of 2.49 meters above usual tide levels were measured near the epicenter by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
Sports news -
Voters in San Diego County on Tuesday soundly rejected a referendum that would have steered hundreds of millions of tax dollars toward a stadium the team wanted to build in downtown San Diego. The Chargers must decide whether to pay for the stadium themselves, look for an alternative site elsewhere in the city for a stadium, or move to Los Angeles, where they have an option to move into a stadium being built by Stanley E. Kroenke, the owner of the Rams.
N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Thursday that the league was looking at a variety of ways to shorten game broadcasts, including trimming some advertising, to keep the action moving. The league has seen its television ratings plunge this season, something that Goodell has said is related to a number of factors, including the intense interest in the presidential election, as well as shifts in the way fans have been watching games.
Technology news -
Adult dating and pornography site company Friend Finder Networks has been hacked, exposing the private details of over 412 million accounts and making it the largest data breach ever recorded, according to monitoring firm Leaked Source. The attack, which took place in October, resulted in email addresses, passwords, dates of last visits, browser information, IP addresses and site membership status across sites run by Friend Finder Networks being exposed.
Entertainment news -
Valerie Wells the star of "Bayou Billionaires" has been gunned down in an apparent murder suicide.
Passing - Leonard Cohen, the Canadian poet and novelist who became a singular international presence as a singer-songwriter, has died. He was 82. A statement on his official Facebook page read, “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away.”
Passing - Robert Vaughn, the urbane actor who starred as the American spy Napoleon Solo on the slick 1960s NBC series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., died Friday. He was 83.
Passing - Al Caiola - versatile studio guitarist who recorded with Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel and dozens of other acts and had hits on his own with the theme songs from Bonanza and The Magnificent Seven, has died. He was 96.
Passing - Leon Russell, who emerged in the '70s as one of rock'n'roll's most dynamic performers and songwriters after playing anonymously on dozens of pop hits as a much-in-demand studio pianist in the 1960s, died on Sunday at the age of 74, according to his website.
Russell, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, died in his sleep in Nashville, Tennessee, his wife said in a statement on the website.
Boston - comedian Wanda Sykes gave the TD Garden crowd the middle finger as she walked off the stage last night after her rant about President-elect Donald Trump. She was met by a chorus of boos from some of the thousands who turned out for the 22nd annual Comics Come Home fundraiser.
Passing - Gwen Ifill, the longtime news anchor who had served as a co-host of PBS’s NewsHour and as moderator of “Washington Week,” has died after a battle with cancer, PBS has confirmed. She was 61.
Top pop hit singles -
Closer - Chainsmokers fea. Halsey
Starboy - The Weeknd fea. Daft Punk
Let Me Love You - DJ Snake fea. Justin Bieber
Heathens - twenty one pilots
Broccoli - D.R.A.M. fea. Lil Yachty
Side to Side - Ariana Grande fea. Nick Minaj
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd fea. Gucci Mane
Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem) Zay Hilfigerrr & Zaylon McCall
Fake Love - Drake
Cold Water - Major Laser fea. Justin Bieber & MO
Don’t Wanna Know - Maroon 5 fea. Kendrick Lamar
I Hate U I Love U - Gnash fea. Olivia O’Brien
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes
At the movies -
Boo! A Madea Halloween
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back