Tuesday, July 18, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • The global weather shift continues. Chile was hit with its heaviest July snowstorm in decades. 
  • Ed Sheeran made a cameo appearance on Sunday's "Game of Thrones" and fans were not happy. 
  • Veteran actor Martin Landau died over the weekend. He was 89. He actually turned down the role of Mr. Spock on Star Trek, that Leonard Nimoy accepted. 
  • Caitlyn Jenner is said to be weighing a run for the U.S. Senate. 
  • O.J. Simpson's upcoming parole hearing is set to be televised on ESPN, CNN and others. Thursday at 1pm EDT. 
  • National bridal dress chain Andre Angelo has suddenly closed after 80 years, leaving some brides without dresses they had paid for. 
  • A woman taking a selfie at an L.A. art gallery fell and knocked over some exhibits causing $200,000 in damage. 
  • A study says being generous makes people happier. 
  • Ryan Lochte has been cleared of charges stemming from the Rio Olympics where he was accused of falsely communicating a crime. 
  • A report says the iPhone 8 could sell for as much as $1,400. 
  • The world's largest Ferris Wheel is being built in Dubai at more than 600-feet tall. 
  • The Eagles played together Saturday night in Los Angeles for the first time since Glenn Frey's death. Filling in for him, Frey's son, Deacon. 
  • Amazon is said to be close to rolling out its own messaging app. 
  • Fairygodboss.com released its latest ranking of the 25 companies where women are happiest. Boston Consulting Group was this year's winner with Dell, PepsiCo, and Apple included in the Top 10. 
  • An Arizona family was a popular swimming hole Saturday celebrating a birthday when a flash flood hit and drowned 9 members of the party. Two are still missing. 
  • Disney's new Star Wars-themed land will be called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and will open in Disneyland and Disney World in two years. 
  • Winnie the Pooh has been banned in China after becoming a symbol for dissidents. 
  • NBC's long-running reality show "The Biggest Loser" has been canceled. 
  • When a Texas couple got engaged at a Garth Brooks concert in Oklahoma City recently, Garth gave them a wedding president -- he's going to pay for their honeymoon. 
  • Actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band have been spending the summer at military bases, entertaining the troops.

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