Week In History - September 22, 2016 - Man From Yesterday
In The News -
Riots in N. Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency in Charlotte, and says state police have been assisting the city's officers. He is also deploying the National Guard to assist in the city. Demonstrators threw objects at police and smashed car windows; officers in riot gear tried to disperse the protesters with tear gas and concussion grenades. And there was a second shooting — city officials say one civilian shot another at the protests. A white man was beaten in a garage by black thugs.
The Tulsa police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man last week turned herself early Friday and was released on $50,000 bond pending her trial, according to the Tulsa County jail records.
Betty Shelby, 42, was booked at 1:11 a.m. Friday and spent 20 minutes in jail before the bond was posted.
A man carrying a rifle entered a Macy's store at a mall in Washington state, shot dead four women and a man, and vanished into the night, police said. Authorities believe only one person fired the shots Friday night at Cascade Mall in Burlington, about an hour north of Seattle. Later, a suspect was aprehendid.
Donald Trump's campaign manager and running mate said Sunday the GOP candidate doesn't want Gennifer Flowers -- who had an affair with Bill Clinton in the 1970s -- at Monday night's presidential debate. "We have not invited her formally, and we do not expect her to be there as a guest of the Trump campaign," Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."
Six people were injured when a shooter opened fire at a southwest Houston shopping center on Monday morning, police and fire officials said. The shooter is dead.
Debate - as Donald and Hillary face-off at Hofstra in New York. Both had good moments, but hardly any of Hillary’s mis-steps such as her e-mails and foundation were not brought up. This time
Train Crashes In NJ - More than 100 people were injured, some critically, when a commuter train slammed into a rail station Thursday, NJ Transit officials said. One person was killed and two were critically injured. Local media, including NBC and CBS network affiliates, were reporting that three people died in the crash.
Leader Laid To Rest - Shimon Peres was being laid to rest on Friday in a ceremony attended by thousands of admirers and dozens of international dignitaries - in a final tribute to a man who personified the history of Israel during a remarkable seven-decade political career.
The comet-orbiting spacecraft Rosetta has landed on the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which it has been orbiting since August 2014. Confirmation of the landing will be received in another 40 minutes, the time taken for the signal to travel from the comet’s current location to Earth.
Angry protests flared for the third straight night Thursday after a family attorney charged that an unarmed black man was unjustly killed by El Cajon (Near San Diego) police. El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis said: "At one point the male rapidly drew an object from his front pants pocket, placed both hands together on it and extended it rapidly towards the officer taking what appeared to be a shooting stance, putting the object in the officer's face.
Sports News -
A letter from Vin Scully awaited fans at Dodger Stadium on Friday night, the first day of Vin Scully Weekend, as Los Angeles commenced three days of difficult goodbyes to a legendary broadcaster. Looking back to the moment that made him a baseball fan -- a Giants fan, even -- and remembering the good times he has shared with fans, Scully thanked fans for the support, love, and passion that has uniformly greeted him and his family in his 67 years calling the team.
Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández, one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed early Sunday in a boating accident, Florida authorities said. Fernández, who was 24, and two other men were found dead after their 32-foot boat was discovered crashed at the entrance of Miami Harbor, said Fish and Wildlife Commission public information officer Lorenzo Veloz.
Passing - Gold legend Arnold Palmer. He was 87.
Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Tim Williams was arrested Thursday morning by campus police on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a pistol without a permit, according to the Tuscaloosa News.
Technology news -
Hackers swiped personal information associated with at least a half billion Yahoo accounts, the internet giant said Thursday, marking the biggest data breach in history.
The hack, which took place in 2014, revealed names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and, in some cases, security questions and answers, Yahoo said in a press release. Encrypted passwords, which are jumbled so only a person with the right passcode can read them, were also taken.
One of Google’s self-driving Lexus has recently gotten into an accident involving a commercial van. From what has been gathered so far, it seems like the van was at fault. This accidents also appears to be one of the worst accidents a Google self-driving has gotten into. If you take a look at the image from Twitter user Ron van Zuylen, which has been inserted at the end of this article, you can see that the right hand side of the car has been badly crumpled.
Snapchat releases spectacles that record video - Spectacles, the first hardware product from Snap Inc., as the firm has been newly christened (Spiegel is refreshing the company name because its offerings now go beyond the Snapchat app). When you slip Spectacles on and tap a button near the hinge, it records up to 10 seconds of video from your first-person vantage. Each new tap records another clip.
The largest radio telescope in the world officially opened on Sunday, according to China's official Xinhua News.
The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is named after its diameter, which at 500 meters makes it 195 meters wider than the second largest telescope of its kind, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
Entertainment News -
Backstreet Boys Will Do Las Vegas - BSB is following in the footsteps of artists like Spears and Jennifer Lopez with a residency in Las Vegas. The show, titled Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life, will go live from The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino beginning March 1, 2017.
Tom Hanks - walking through Central Park - spots a wedding in progress and decides to say hi to the bride and groom.
Passing - Agnes Nixon, the writer and producer best known for creating ABC’sOne Life to Live and All My Children. She was 93.
It’s confirmed - Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl 51 halftime show.