Week Of September 15, 2016 Man From Yesterday
In The News -
The family of Sandra Bland, the woman who died in a Texas jail after her controversial arrest, has agreed to a $1.9 million settlement for a wrongful death lawsuit, their attorney said. Bland's mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, called the settlement "monumental."
“Birthier” - Donald Trump is called out again, after he - for the record, said President Obama was born in the U.S. The first birthiwr comments though, were actually from Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign against Obama - back in 2008.
A gun-toting madman ambushed a Philadelphia cop sitting in her squad car, and then killed a woman and injured four other people as he led police on a wild shootout throughout the city Friday night.
Russia says US-led coalition airstrikes that mistakenly killed dozens of Syrian troops on Saturday -- prompting a diplomatic firestorm -- could jeopardize a fragile ceasefire.
The strikes near Deir Ezzor Airport -- which the US says were intended to target ISIS but instead killed 62 Syrian soldiers, according to the Russian military.
Domestic Terror - A man who was killed after stabbing eight people Saturday night inside a Minnesota mall was “a soldier of the Islamic State,” an ISIS-linked news agency said Sunday morning. The attack occurred around 8 p.m. inside the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minn., about 70 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
More Domestic Terror - Bomb Goes Off In New York City - 29 injured - A bomb that exploded in New York City (Saturday night) was an act of terrorism, Governor Andrew Cuomo says, but no link to international groups has been found. Mr Cuomo said significant damage had been caused and "we were lucky there were no fatalities". Saturday night's blast in Manhattan’s Chelsea district injured 29 people. Some 1,000 extra security personnel are being deployed to NY transport hubs. Mr Cuomo said: "Whoever placed these bombs - we will find them and they will be brought to justice."
Scumbucket Arrested - The man believed to be responsible for the explosion in Manhattan on Saturday night and an earlier bombing in New Jersey, Ahmad Khan Rahami, was taken into custody on Monday after he was wounded by gunfire in an encounter with the police, according to law enforcement officials.
The dramatic episode on a rain-soaked street in Linden, N.J., came after the police issued a cellphone alert to millions of residents in the area telling them to be on the lookout for the suspect, who was described as “armed and dangerous.”
President Obama appears in front of the United Nations. Meantime Syria cease-fire ends.
Another police shooting a black man - this time in N. Carolina. The family says James Lament Scott was unarmed and sitting in his car reading a book, waiting for his son to come home from school. But, police say, he was armed - with no book in sight. Officers repeatedly told Scott to drop his gun, but he didn't. Officer Brentley Vinson, who is also black, then shot him.
Sports news -
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is done for the year. He’ll undergo elbow surgery to repair ulnar nerve.
Trend - The first two weeks of TV NFL games - audience is down 11%-14% from a year earlier.
The two teams that usually have a bigger audience outside their markets are Dallas and Pittsburgh.
Technology news -
Samsung has officially recalled 1 million of its Galaxy Note 7 phones sold before Sept. 15 because of "serious fire and burn hazards." The electronics giant made the announcement during a conference call with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission late Thursday.
Pandora launched “Pandora Plus” Thursday, its revamped $5 subscription streaming service that offers more skips, replays, and offline access. Pandora Plus will take place of “Pandora One,” the company’s radio service that boasted no ads and fewer interruptions than its free option. Since Pandora One was also offered for $4.99, existing subscribers to that service will be upgraded automatically.
iPhone 7 goes on sale with the usual long lines at Apple Stores. New iWatch is available too - The new Apple Watch Series 2 looks largely the same as its predecessor, there are a number of subtle improvements to the hardware beyond the addition of GPS and a brighter screen.
Twitter’s first-ever live streaming of an NFL game failed to score big — but it didn’t fumble the ball, either. While viewership was just so-so, the solid effort was enough to raise hopes that the social media site could still become an online hub for live events. The NFL said Friday that a total of 2.1 million viewers tuned in on Twitter to watch the New York Jets play the Buffalo Bills on “Thursday Night Football.”
“Football Mode TV” - It’s a first. Sony has created a "Football Mode" for its new BDV-N7100W 4K and 3D Blu-rayHome Cinema System that will let fans enhance the noise of the crowd in the stadium while at the same time allowing them to ditch the audio commentary. Sony spent three days in a stadium in San Paulo, Brazil, recording the acoustics so it could replicate a stadium sound in your living room. –The BDV-N7100, when the mode is selected, uses the data Sony captured to enhance the crowd audio regardless of the game you are watching.
Google launches Allo - a messenger/chat app.
Entertainment news -
Rapper Coolio is arrested Saturday at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after a loaded firearm was discovered in the rapper's carry-on bag during a security screening. Coolio was charged with both possession of a firearm by a felon and suspicion of possessing a stolen loaded firearm after it was determined that the gun involved had been reported stolen.
Jim Carrey Troubles - The husband of Jim Carrey's former girlfriend has filed a lawsuit against the actor for allegedly supplying prescription drugs that contributed to her fatal overdose. In the lawsuit, Cathriona White's widower Mark Burton alleged Carrey illegally obtained "highly addi[c]tive" drugs under the bogus name Arthur King. After obtaining the prescription drugs, Carrey gave them to White, which played a role in her death, the lawsuit claimed.
Divorcing - Angelina Joline files divorce action against Brad Pitt.
Emmy Awards - Some Winners:
Outstanding drama series: Game of Thrones
Outstanding comedy series: Veep
Outstanding lead actor in a drama series: Rami Malek - Mr Robot
Outstanding lead actress in a drama series: Tatiana Maslany - Orphan Black
Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series : Jeffrey Tambor - Transparent
Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
Top Music Albums -
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight - Travis Scott
Views - Drake
Bad Vibrations - A Day To Remember
Dig Your Roots - Florida Georgia Line
Suicide Squad: The Album
Encore: Move Partners Sing Broadway - Barbra Streisand
Lemonade - Beyonce
Blurryface - twenty one pilots
ANTI - Rihanna
Blonde - Frank Ocean
Glory - Britney Spears
This Is Acting - Sia
Dangerous WOman - Ariana Grande
25 - Adele