Thursday, September 7, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Irma is now the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded. They're saying that it's stronger than the year's 7 other storms combined. Yikes! 
  • California state lawmakers have approved designating a section of the 134 Freeway as the President Barack H. Obama Highway in honor of our previous president. 
  • Amazon has launched Brown Sugar, a new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring what it calls the biggest collection of the "baddest" African-American movies for its prime members. Among the titles they're offering: "Blacula," "Black Caesar," "Cotton Comes to Harlem" and "Foxy Brown." 
  • A DNA test has disproved a Spanish woman's claim she that she is Salvador Dali's daughter. 
  • Over half the people of the U.K. say they don't belong to any organized religion. 
  • Rupert Murdoch has spent $2.6 billion for the global broadcasting rights to Indian cricket. 
  • British dentists are claiming that drinking prosecco, a northern Italian wine causes chronic tooth decay. 
  • Princess Mako of Japan has given up her royal status to marry a commoner. 
  • Madonna says she's moved to Portugal. 
  • In Detroit, a Jewish woman is suing Denny's after the chain served her bacon in an omelet that wasn't supposed to have any meat. 
  • The 2018 edition of the Nissan Leaf will get up to 150 miles on a single charge. 
  • Rick Stevens, the former lead singer of Oakland's Tower of Power rhythm and blues band who spent 36 years in prison, has died. He was 77. 
  • Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show are giving $1 million to the J.J. Watt Fund helping Hurricane Harvey victims. 
  • Beyonce, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Barbra Streisand, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey are among the stars who will take part in a telethon on Tuesday, benefitting the Hurricane Harvey victims. It will air at 8pm EDT on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CMT. 
  • The son of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf has announced on Instagram that he had committed to play baseball at USC. 
  • The publisher of a book by Hillary Clinton's longtime pastor is discontinuing sales of the book and destroying remaining copies, saying that it found examples of plagiarism

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