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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of September 1, 2015 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

Headlines -
Police officer shot and killed Tuesday north of Chicago, sparking a manhunt that stretched through much of the day and into the evening as local and federal authorities scoured a part of northern Illinois for suspects in the shooting. Officials identified the slain officer as Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, who they said was known to many as “G.I. Joe.”

Invoking God's authority, a Kentucky county clerk defied the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday and stood by her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to any couples - gay or straight - since the court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution. Later - a federal judge sentenced her to a jail term.

In Alaska - Showing solidarity with Alaska Natives, Obama announced that his administration would rename Mount McKinley as Denali, its traditional Athabascan name. Alaska’s governor and congressional delegation praised the long-sought change. But stripping the mountain of its name honoring former President William McKinley, a son of Ohio, drew loud condemnations from Ohio lawmakers.

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigned in the face of a growing corruption scandal after months of public protests and appeared in court Thursday to hear charges against him. Perez Molina, 64, became the first Guatemalan president to step down when he submitted his resignation at midnight after a judge issued an order to detain him on charges of fraud, illicit association and receiving bribe money.

Issuing a broad appeal to Europe’s Catholics, Pope Francis on Sunday called on “every” parish, religious community, monastery and sanctuary to take in one refu­gee family — an appeal that, if honored, would offer shelter to tens of thousands.
Francis delivered his call as thousands of migrants blocked for days in Hungary continued streaming into Germany and Austria, and as a small but rising number of people are offering to take refugees in

The latest New Hampshire poll finds Bernie Sanders pulling away from Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, 49 percent to her 38 percent. Meanwhile Donald Trump. Twenty nine percent of Republicans in Iowa and 28 percent in New Hampshire now say they favor the brash billionaire, according to a recent NBC News/Marist Poll.

Nearly one in five kids who uses e-cigarettes may be using the devices to get high, a study finds.
"Police and parents report difficulty in detecting vaporized cannabis use because it is easily concealed by the absence of the pungent and characteristic odor of smoked cannabis," the study authors wrote. A confidential survey revealed that 18 percent of e-cigarette users in Connecticut high schools have "vaped" marijuana at some point, or used an e-cigarette to get high. In addition, more than one-quarter of kids who describe themselves as dual users of both e-cigarettes and marijuana have used the devices get high, the researchers found.

Returning to work Monday morning, Kim Davis - the embattled Kentucky county clerk announced that though she still refuses to issue marriages licenses herself, she will abide U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order not to interfere with her deputies issuing them.
She told reporters gathered outside the Rowan County Courthouse Monday morning that she believes allowing her office to issue the licenses to same-sex couples means that she is being “forced to disobey her God.”

Sports news -
Former professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a grand jury investigation into the death of Nancy Argentino, 23, of New York.

Brady Will Play - A federal judge throws out deflategate suspension for Tom Brady. Judge Richard Berman of Manhattan federal court announced the decision to overturn the 4-game suspension Thursday after the NFL and the players union failed to reach a settlement.

Technology news -
Google is refining its famous logo as it prepares to become a part of a new holding company called Alphabet.
The revised design unveiled Tuesday features the same mix of blue, red, yellow and green that Google has been using throughout its nearly 17-year history, though the hues are slightly different shades.
Google also invented a new typeface called “Product Sans” that is meant to resemble the simple printing in a grade-school book. It will replace a serif typeface that Google has been using in its logo for more than 16 years. The “e” in the company’s name will remain slightly tilted to reflect Google’s sometimes off-kilter thinking.

On Aug. 31, Apple and Cisco unveiled a partnership between iOS devices and Cisco's network routing equipment. In a jointly released press release, CEO Tim Cook and Cisco Chairman John Chambers announced the creation of a "fast lane" for iOS users through optimized Cisco networks.

Entertainment news -
49-year-old Fox Report Weekend anchor Harris Faulkner is suing Hasbro for bestowing her moniker on its Harris Faulkner hamster, part of its “Pet Pawsabilities” line for the Littlest Pet Shop brand. Faulkner’s bid for $5 million, filed this week in US District Court in New Jersey, says the hamster with the butterfly hat “willfully and wrongfully appropriated Faulkner’s unique and valuable name and distinctive persona for its own financial gain.

Stephen Colbert begins as host of CBS-TV’s “Late Show.”
Passing - Dean Jones, the affable actor best known for leading roles in several family Disney films of the 1960s and ’70s including The Love Bug and That Darn Cat!. He was 84.

Passing - Judy Carne - the 1960’s Laugh-In “Sock-It-To-Me” girl. She was 76.

Passing - Actor Martin Milner, whose work as Officer Pete Malloy introduced generations of Americans to a tough and honorable policeman on Adam-12. He was 83. In 1960, Milner became a household face after Route 66 debuted, telling the itinerant stories of Tod Stiles, a once-wealthy young man who drove around America in his Corvette along with his friend Buz Murdock (George Maharis). It was famously filmed on-location.

“Made In America” concert in Philadelphia draws 70,000. Held at the foot fo the “Rcky” steps, it was closed out by one of this year’s hottest pop artists - The Weeknd.

Top pop hit music singles:
Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Watch Me - Silento
Cheerleader - OMI
The Hills - The Weeknd
Lean On - Major Laser & DJ Snake fea. MD
679 - Fetty Wap fea. Remy Boyz
Trap Queen - Fetty Wap
Locked Away - R. City fea. Adam Levine
Good For You - Selena Gomez fea. A$AP Rocky
Fight Song - Rachel Platten
My Way - Fetty Wap fea. Monty
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Drag Me Down - One Direction
Where Are U Now - Skrilex & Diplo w/Justin Bieber
See You Again - Wiz Kalifia fea. Charlie Puth

Top movies -
War Room
Straight Outta Compton
A Walk In The Woods
MIssion: Impossible - Rogue Nation
The Transporter Refueled
No Escape
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos
Sinister 2
Inside Out

 
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