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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of October 22, 2015 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Headlines -
Albuquerque - Tony Torrez, 32, confesses to a road-rage incident that killed a four-year-old girl. Police had been hunting for the suspect for several days.

A masked man armed with a sword and several knives was shot by Swedish police Thursday after attacking an elementary school in western Sweden, leaving two dead and wounding at least three students.

Hilary Under Fire - Hillary Clinton avoided major damage to her presidential campaign during a nearly 11-hour congressional hearing Thursday dominated by Republican criticism of her response to the Benghazi attacks. Bitter political undercurrents festered all day during a contentious showdown that turned into a political endurance test. After a day-long grilling on the details of the attack and how Clinton handled it, the former secretary of state was forced to defend her use of a private email account while in office from a flurry of late evening attacks by GOP lawmakers.

At least 42 people died Friday in a collision between a bus and a truck in southern France.

A dispute over a dice game led to the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man on the Tennessee State University campus Thursday evening.

Hurricane Patricia roared into southwestern Mexico then rapidly crumbled Saturday, hours after it hit luxury resorts and impoverished villages with equal ferocity.
The strongest hurricane ever recorded at sea struck land Friday evening as a Category 5 storm, the fiercest level, with sustained winds of 165 mph.

Three adults were killed when a woman police say was driving while intoxicated plowed her sedan into a crowd attending the Oklahoma State University's Sea of Orange homecoming parade the previous day. A 2-year-old child was also killed and 47 people were wounded in the crash. The driver, Adacia Chambers, 25, was arrested and detained on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Up to 20 inches of rain have fallen over parts of Texas over the last few days, breaking some local rain records. In southeast Texas, another 6 to 12 inches were on their way overnight -- even more in isolated spots.

Five British nationals died after a Canadian whale-watching boat carrying 27 people capsized off Vancouver Island, a top United Kingdom government official said Monday. One person remains missing. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the families of the dead were being supported by representatives of the United Kingdom government in British Columbia.

An unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its mooring in Maryland and floated over Pennsylvania for hours Wednesday with two fighter jets on its tail, triggering blackouts across the countryside as it dragged its tether across power lines. The bulbous, 240-foot helium-filled blimp eventually came down in at least two pieces near Muncy, a small town about 80 miles north of Harrisburg, as people gawked in wonder and disbelief at the big, white, slow-moving craft. No injuries were reported.

Republican debate #3 is held - this one in Colorado. CNBC hosted and many say, the CNBC moderators were terrible at best.

Paul Ryan is elected speaker. Ryan won the support of 236 House members in a vote Thursday morning, securing his election.

The Chinese government announced a shift from its decades-long one-child rule to a two-child policy,

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to deploy dozens of special operations forces to northern Syria to advise opposition forces in their fight against Islamic State, a major shift and a step he has long resisted to avoid getting dragged into another war in the Middle East.

A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday after losing radar contact and plummeting from its cruising altitude, killing all aboard.

Technology -

Sharp begins selling the world's first 8K television The 85-inch "LV-85001" ultra-high definition TV set costs ¥16 million ($133,000).

Amazon has made a $50, 7-inch Fire tablet. The bottom-of-the-line device is so inexpensive, Amazon is even selling it in six packs. Get six tablets for the price of five.

Sports -
Don Mattingly won't return as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers next year after agreeing with his bosses that he and the team needed a fresh start. Quickly - Mattingly ends up being hired by the Florida Marlins.

Yahoo begins streaming selected NFL games. First one - Buffalo against San Diego - 2.3 million viewed. One viewer said it was, "a huge step forward in technology, in delivery, and in platforms. For those who partook, this is a step into the future of media technology."

First World Series game goes 5 hours/14 innings - but Kansas City beat the Mets - 5-4. Alex Gordon homered with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Royals into a tie with the Mets. Also, major gaffe as TV coverage stopped due to a generator malfunction and TV viewers were without coverage for some four minutes.

College Football Miami Vs. Duke - Controversial play as Miami throws 8 lateral passes - then - a 91-yard run - all in the same play. Many are calling foul - but, Miami’s victory over Duke can not be reversed.

Entertainment news -
Passing - Marty Ingels, a raspy-voiced comedian, actor and talent agent who was married to singer and actress Shirley Jones for nearly 40 years, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 79.

Los Angeles: Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian has bared it all for the cover image of her upcoming memoir ‘Strong Looks Better Naked.’
The ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star puts her bare derriere on full display but opts to cover her private parts with white sheet.

Adele Releases First Single In Three Years - Adele has a new song and a new music video for the new single "Hello" off her Album25.

Bob Dotson, the NBC News national correspondent who for 40 years traveled the back roads of the country in search of what he called “ordinary people who did extraordinary things,” retired from the network Friday. Dotson’s “American Story” segments have been a part of NBC “Today” since the 1980s.

Passing - Peter Dougherty, an MTV stalwart who helped develop the music TV network’s influential hip-hop show Yo! MTV Raps, died from a heart attack on Oct. 12. He was 59.

Passing - Legendary actress Maureen O’Hara - who appeared in dozens of movies in the 1940’s, 1950’s and beyond. Best known as the mom in the original, “Miracle on 34th Street.”

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Katt Williams pleaded not guilty Tuesday to robbery charges filed against them after a celebrity photographer accused them of taking her camera last year.

A judge in Poland turned down a request by the United States for the extradition of the filmmaker Roman Polanski, who is wanted over a 1977 conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Justin Bieber walks out of concert. After singing just one song he announced, “I’m done. I’m not doing the show.” He then stripped off his top shirt and could be seen tossing his cap as he stormed off the stage. And it was all because front row fans were reaching up toward him.

Passing - Al Molinaro, who played the beloved chef on “Happy Days.”Molinaro portrayed Big Al Delvecchio, the owner of Arnold’s drive-in, in the classic TV series.

Top music albums -
Pentatonix - Pentatonix
Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weeknd
Confident - Demi Lovato
Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap
General Admission - Machine Gun Kelly
The Documentary 2.5 - The Game
The COlor Before the Sun - Coheed and Cambria
1989 - Taylor Swift
What A Time To Be ALive - Drake & Future
Revival - Selena Gomez
The Documentary 2 - The Game
Tangled Up - Thomas Rhett
Kidz Bop 30
Unbreakable - Janet (Jackson)
Kill the Lights - Luke Bryan

Top movies -
The Martian
Goosebumps
Bridge of Spies
The Last Witch Hunter
Hotel Transylvania 2
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Steve Jobs
Crimson Peak
The Intern
Sicario

 
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