Wednesday, March 22, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un has released a propaganda video showing a U.S. aircraft carrier being blown up and a bomber shot down in flames. 
  • Adoption of voice assistants such as Amazon Echo and Google Home more than doubles from 2015 to 2016. A new report shows 56% of U.S. broadband households find it appealing to use voice assistance to control smart home devices. 
  • A former executive of a tabloid newspaper in Mexico City allegedly swiped two of Tom Brady's game-worn New England Patriots Super Bowl jerseys and potentially the helmet worn by Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller during Super Bowl 50. 
  • Don't know why this story leaked out now, but British media is apparently all prepared for the Queen's passing. 
  • Just months shy of her 10-year wedding anniversary, Melanie "Mel B" Brown has filed for divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte. 
  • The U.S. government is ordering passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from a handful of mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to pack electronic devices other than cellphones in their checked baggage. 
  • They've struck a deal with the cast of "The Big Bang Theory" and so it will stick around for two more seasons and then wrap things up. 
  • Ivanka Trump now has her own office in the White House. 
  • Meanwhile, Eric Trump and his wife announced they are expecting their first child together. 
  • The Hollywood rumor is that Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are feuding. Reese has denied it. 
  • The new Samsung Galaxy S8 will have Samsung's version of Siri, called "Bixby." 
  • Chuck Berry's first album in 38 years has been in the works for five months. The family says you'll be hearing music from it within a few days. 
  • If you'd be interested in Ellen DeGeneres' Santa Barbara estate, it can be all yours -- for $45 million. 
  • Woody Harrelson says he's given up smoking pot after 30 years. 
  • A Philadelphia man is suing a New York City bar, saying he was refused service because he was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. 
  • Those packets of wildflower seeds Cheerios is giving away to help grow flowers for honey bees? It turns out in some states those seeds are considered noxious, invasive and illegal. 
  • Scientists believe they have discovered a piece of the earth's very early crust on the Earth's surface, dating back some 4.3 billion years. 
  • Scott Hamilton says his latest brain tumor is shrinking and he will not undergo surgery for it. 
  • The father of Rico Rodriguez -- who plays Manny on "Modern Family" -- died last week, at the age of 52. 
  • In Maplewood, New Jersey, a 5th grade teacher thought it would be a good idea to have a slave auction, where white kids sold black kids. 
  • Apple rolled out a new iPad yesterday that starts at just $329. You can start ordering them on Friday. 

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