Thursday, April 20, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • FOX News has decided to part ways with star host Bill O'Reilly following allegations of sexual harassment, New York magazine reports, citing anonymous sources briefed on the discussions. 
  • Clifton James, who was best known for his portrayal of a Southern sheriff in the first two James Bond films with Roger Moore, died on Saturday. He was 96. 
  • Former New England Patriot and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison in the early hours yesterday. Ironically, yesterday was the day the New England Patriots had planned to visit the White House after their Super Bowl win. Following the suicide of Hernandez, Tom Brady withdrew from the appearance. 
  • Japan is trying to stop their "death by overworking" problem by placing a limit of 100-hours of overtime per month. 
  • Adidas has apologized for sending out a marketing email praising customers it said "survived" this year's Boston Marathon. The subject line of the email sent Tuesday by Adidas Running read: "Congrats, you survived the Boston Marathon!" Just a little too soon after the bombing. 
  • A new poll finds that more than half of American adults say they've smoked marijuana. 
  • According to a new survey, 44 percent of people would rather take a longer flight that costs more than fly United Airlines. 
  • A couple from Florida just set a record by taking their 200th Carnival Cruise. 
  • Mel Brooks tweeted to the LA Times: "Shame on you for eliminating daily coverage of horse racing (the sport of kings) from your newspaper." 
  • Wal-Mart is doing what it can to battle Amazon and is now offering discounts to people who order online and then pick it up at a store. 
  • An asteroid the size of the Rose Bowl flew by earth yesterday, a 1.1-mile 'miss'. 
  • John Grisham fans will get a double treat in June -- a new book and a 12-city tour, his first such extensive tour in a quarter century. 
  • Kylie Jenner is teaming up with sister Kim Kardashian to launch a new line of cosmetic products. 
  • Seth Rogen, the frat-hating guy in the movie Neighbors, has come full circle and is now a Pi Kappa Alpha at the University of Vermont. It was to thank the frat for raising over $100,000 for Alzheimer's research. 
  • People magazine has chosen Julia Roberts the World's Most Beautiful Woman for the 5th time. 
  • The police chief of Sperry, Oklahoma, wrote himself a $300 speeding ticket. A citizen had complained about seeing him speeding, he admitted it and so he's paying the fine. 
  • Nevada's Secretary of State says she has evidence of voter fraud in last year's presidential election. 
  • Melissa Etheridge says she has smoked pot with her kids. 
  • Mastodon is being hailed as the next big social media site. 
  • Netflix says it's true: their subscribers have spent over 500 million hours watching Adam Sandler movies. 
  • Sylvia Moy, the Motown songwriter who collaborated on such breakthrough Stevie Wonder hits as "My Cherie Amour" and "I Was Made to Love Her," has died. She was 78. 
  • 92-year-old former President George H.W. Bush remains hospitalized in Houston, battling pneumonia. 
  • Trendy new drink: clear coffee, so you aren't continually staining your teeth. 
  • A rancher up north in Saskatchewan was surprised to see his cattle all huddled together. He went out to see what was going on, and they were being herded... by a beaver. 

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