Week Of October 15, 2016 - Man From Yesterday
In The News -
Wikileaks releases WikiLeaks on Saturday released another tranche of emails allegedly linked to Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, bringing the total to more than 11,000 emails released over the last eight days. This batch was the eighth installment of what Wikileaks says are Podesta's emails, and the controversial organization claims to have more than 50,000 emails in total that they plan to release.
A suicide bomber in Baghdad killed more than 35 people and wounded over 50 others Saturday in an attack on Shi'ite Muslim religious observances.
A member of the U.S. Navy was arrested after the pickup truck he was driving plunged off a San Diego bridge, killing four people and injuring nine at a festival below, authorities said.
Target (store) officials said Sunday they have removed some clown masks from stores and online due to the recent rise of “crazy clown” scares.A recent craze that has gone to social media shows people wearing creepy or scary looking clown masks and going up to people to scare them. There have been arrests associated with the creepy clown craze, and a high school soccer coach was fired after a photo of himself wearing a mask at his team’s final practice appeared on social media.
The Florida man who fired a gunshot at perpetual menace George Zimmerman was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday for attempted murder. Matthew Apperson, 37, had testified that he shot in self-defense during a road rage incident with ZImmerman last year. He said Zimmerman's intimidating reputation — especially for his fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin — made him fear for his life.
An Iranian-American businessman and his father have been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran, a state-run judicial news agency reported Tuesday, the latest dual nationals imprisoned since the nuclear deal.
Debate #3 - Looks like Trump scored some points. Hillary could not answer “pay for play” among other allegations.
On Wednesday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said it was “time to say goodbye” to the United States. So on Thursday, he said a cheery hello to China. In meetings that followed months of anti-U.S. rhetoric, Duterte and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, met at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, promising to move from bitter fighting to close friendship.
Technology news -
Sites across the internet had problems on Friday morning following a cyberattack on Dyn, a major internet management company.
Dyn announced on Friday morning that it had been the subject of a cyberattack that then caused major problems for numerous websites. People have reported issues with Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, Vox Media sites, Airbnb and numerous other sites.
Entertainment news -
Madonna is Billboard's Woman of the Year. She will be feted at the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music event on December 9 in New York City. She follows in the footsteps of Beyonce Knowles, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Lady GaGa.
Bruno Mars performs on, Saturday Night Live.
About 200 people walked out of Amy Schumer's comedy show at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Sunday when she mocked Donald Trump as, among other things, an "orange, sexual-assaulting, fake- college-starting monster.
Passing - Phil Chess, co-founder of Chicago’s legendary Chess Records, a label credited with helping to invent rock ‘n’ roll, has died in Tucson, Ariz., at 95
Passing - Kevin Meaney. veteran stand up comic, whose acting credits include numerous animated television series and the Tom Hanks film Big among others, and who also made dozens of appearances on late night television, was 60.
Top music albums -
A Seat At The Table - Solange
22, A Million - Bon Iver
The Getaway - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Suicide Squad: The Album
Illuminate - Shawn Mendes
Views - Drake
Blurryface - twenty one pilots
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
Keep Me Singing - Van Morrison
ANTI - Rihanna
A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight - Travis Scott
Hamilton: An American Musical - Original Broadway Cast
Blue Mountain - Bob Weir
Top movies -
Kevin Hart: What Now?
The Girl On THe Train (2016)
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life
The Bird of a Nation