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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of September 15, 2015 In News, Pop Culture History, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


Headlines -
A school bus crash has left two high school students dead and two others and their bus driver seriously injured, Houston officials said. The crash happened around 7 a.m. today after the bus hit and went over the guardrail on the freeway and flipped on the road below. A woman driving a Buick next to the bus hit it after thinking a car was driving into her lane, Houston Police Department spokesman Victor Senties told reporters at a news conference this morning.

Utah Flooding - A van and SUV carrying three women and 13 children sat near the widening stream, waiting for the water to recede so they could cross back to their homes in a small, polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border. But in an instant, floodwaters engulfed them, and the two vehicles were sucked downstream, bobbing in the turbulent water before they tumbled over an embankment. Only three children survived. Twelve are dead. One is missing.

An 8.3 earthquake strikes central Chile on Thursday killing eight people and sending powerful waves barreling into coastal areas, forcing more than 1 million people from their homes.
Another Republican debate - looks like Carly Fiorina she stood out. Lots of shots at Donald Trump.

The Obama Administration ordered Volkswagen to recall nearly 500,000 diesel-powered vehicles on Friday, accusing the car-maker of tricking emissions tests. The Environmental Protection Agency said the company equipped its cars with software, called a "defeat device," designed to detect when they were undergoing emissions testing. During that time, the device turned on full emissions control systems. After the test was over, the controls were turned off, allowing the cars to pollute up to 40 times the allowable levels.

At least 15,000 migrants found themselves all but trapped in Croatia on Friday, having been barred from Hungary, sent packing from Serbia and unable to move on to Slovenia.
Authorities have identified a little girl known as Baby Doe whose body was found in a trash bag on a Boston beach three months ago, and her mother was reported to be under arrest on Friday.
The girl's name was Bella Bond, said Robert DeLeo, the speaker of the Massachusetts House. Sources told WHDH, the NBC affiliate in Boston, that the girl was about to turn 3 years old.

The man accused in a string of freeway shootings in Phoenix appeared in court Saturday and insisted to a judge that cops have "the wrong guy." Leslie Allen Merritt, 21, was arraigned on multiple charges, including four counts each of carrying out a drive- by shooting and intentional acts of terrorism. He was ordered held on $1 million cash bail.

A new wildfire in Northern California has killed one person and destroyed or damaged 10 homes in Monterey County, a week after two other blazes killed five people and destroyed at least 1,400 homes, fire officials said Sunday. The blaze burning about 2 miles north of the community of Jamesburg quickly grew to 1,200-acres after starting Saturday afternoon, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

Amid the celebrations and public speeches, the meeting Sunday between Pope Francis and Cuban President Raúl Castro seemed staid by comparison. The two leaders met at the Palace of the Revolution, the seat of government in Havana, shortly after 4 p.m., each flanked by deputies and other dignitaries.

Volkswagen's stock plunged 20% on Monday morning as investors grappled with the automaker's apology for cheating on emissions tests and a corresponding halt in diesel sales.
Shares of the German automaker — the world's largest vehicle manufacturer through the first six months of 2015 — had fallen to $129.50 as of 7:45 a.m. ET. The stock is listed in Europe.

Sports -
The NFL announced on Wednesday that it granted the New England Patriots' request to have to employees reinstated from suspension.
Equipment assistant John Jastremski and locker room attendant Jim McNally were at the center of the Deflategate scandal and were said to be involved "in a deliberate effort to release air from Patriots game balls."

Tech News -
Mohamed, a freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, was taken into police custody on Monday when his homemade digital clock was mistaken for a bomb by school officials and police. Since the incident, Mohamed has been fielding a slew of invitations from some of the biggest names in the tech world.

Apple releases the IOS9 update - but, early reports say many are having trouble downloading. For many it took, two, three and four attempts before the new software took hold.

Apple Hacked - Apple has confirmed that it has been involved in an operation to clean-up its App Store after it suffered its first significant attack by hackers who placed a malicious virus in the network. The hackers perhaps - persuaded legitimate third party developers of Apple apps to use a tainted counterfeit version of Apple’s software, which was more quickly accessible from servers in China, and which managed to slip through Apple’s own stringent app review process.

Entertainment news -
Jennifer Lien: Charged With Exposing Herself to Minors, Police Say
Lien, 41, was arrested at her on two counts of exposing herself to minors, police said Tuesday. The actress played Kes, a field medic, for three seasons on "Star Trek: Voyager."

Goodbye Howard - America’s Got Talent crowned its season 10 champion on Wednesday, but it was a bittersweet night for Howard Stern, who said goodbye to the series after four years behind the judges’ table.

Kissing Up - “The View”, co-host and resident big mouth Joy Behar announced they would be celebrating nurses in the wake of the recent media firestorm that erupted when Behar and co-host Michelle Collins earlier this week made controversial on-air comments about nurses that cost them two advertisers.

iHeart Music Fest in Las Vegas - Set to appear - Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, Green Room, Trey Songz, The Weeknd, Puff Daddy, Jennifer Lopez and others. Ryan Seacrest will host.

Lady Gaga's latest song and music video is a PSA that's graphic, emotional and hard to watch but sends a powerful message...and hits close to home for the singer.
In the 29-year-old pop star's clip for the ballad "Til It Happens to You" appears in black and white and contains graphic scenes of sexual harassment and assault. It features men and women, including actress Nikki Reed, at campus dorms and college parties. Lady Gaga, a rape survivor, does not star in the video, which was filmed to accompany the campus rape documentary The Hunting Ground.

Passing - Author Jackie Collins has died after a battle with breast cancer. She was 77.

Passing - Actor/writer Jack Larson - cemented in the minds of baby boomers as the original Jimmy Olsen in the 1950’s series, “Superman.” He was 87.

67th Emmy Awards- Some Winners:
Outstanding Drama Series
"Game Of Thrones"
Outstanding Comedy Series"Veep"
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

Top movies -
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Black Mass
The Visit
The Perfect Guy
Everest (2015)
War Room
A Walk In The Woods
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Straight Outta Compton
Grandma (2015)

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