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Thursday • September 3, 2015

TRUMP TO SIGN GOP LOYALTY PLEDGE, REPUBLICANS BRIEFED ON DECISION SAY: GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump will sign a pledge Thursday to support the Republican nominee in next year’s general election, effectively ruling out a third-party or independent run, according to two Republicans familiar with his plans.

JUDGE KILLS TOM BRADY’S SUSPENSION, SAYS GOODELL WENT TOO FAR: A U.S. District Court judge on Thursday struck down Tom Brady’s four-game suspension by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell over his Deflategate scandal. Goodell suspended Brady in May because of “substantial and credible evidence” that the New England Patriots quarterback knew team employees were deflating footballs to give him an advantage over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game. Judge Richard Berman said Goodell went too far in punishing Brady, citing a lack of proof against Brady. Berman also questioned how the commissioner decided on a four-game suspension instead of some other sanction, (i.e. it was arbitrary). Berman also said the NFL refused to let an executive vice president be a witness, even though he worked on the Deflategate investigation. The NFL can appeal the ruling.

EX-HILLARY AIDE TO PLEAD THE FIFTH: The former Hillary Clinton aide who helped set up her private computer server plans to invoke the Fifth Amendment in response to a congressional hearing about her email practices, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Bryan Pagliano was reportedly subpoenaed to testify before a House committee, but a lawyer told the panel the former aide would invoke his Fifth Amendment right. The House panel is investigating the Democratic presidential candidate’s use of a private email account while she was secretary of state as a part of its inquiry into the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Pagliano served as technology director for Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and worked at the State Department as an adviser and special projects manager. The FBI is looking into how classified informxaation was handled in Clinton’s use of the account, but no evidence suggests Pagliano was involved with sensitive information.

HUNGARY DEFENDS HANDLING OF MIGRANTS AMID CHAOS AT TRAIN STATION: Desperate migrants poured into the Keleti train station in Budapest on Thursday morning but were prevented from traveling to Germany as Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, said that the migration crisis was a “German problem” and that Europe had a moral duty to tell migrants not to come. The comments by Mr. Orban, and the scenes of chaos at Keleti, which has emerged as a potent symbol of Europe’s struggle to come to terms with the migration crisis, highlighted Europe’s lack of preparedness to cope with an influx of migrants from Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere. In recent days, more than 2,000 migrants waited outside the 19th-century station, stranded after perilous journeys that many had hoped would end in Germany, the favored destination.

EX-BALTIMORE TOP COP ADMITS TO SLOWDOWN: Baltimore police “took a knee” after the death of Freddie Gray, letting arrests plummet while murders skyrocketed, the city’s former top cop says. Anthony Batts was fired as police commissioner in July after 45 people were killed that month alone. On Wednesday, Batts said officers engaged in a purposeful slowdown because they did not feel supported by commanders. “They felt that I wasn’t standing up for them,” he said. “Is this going to be the tactic, where police don’t feel supported, so they allow the crime rate to go up, and the reformers lose their job?” Batts asked, referring to himself. Police officials did not respond to the comments. Baltimore has logged 225 homicides so far this year, a number not seen since the 1970s.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: During the “chest bursting” scene in Alien (1986), director Ridley Scott had the actors unexpectedly showered with actual entrails bought from a nearby butcher shop so that their screams of horror would be real.

AWFUL – U.S. KIDS GET WORST SAT SCORES IN A DECADE: U.S. SAT scores hit their lowest level since the test was last overhauled in 2005, just ahead of the newest incarnation’s debut in 2016. The average score nationwide was a 1490 out of 2400 for the class of 2015, down 7 points from the previous year. The College Board reports the number of students deemed “prepared” for college—as measured by attaining at least 1550 on the SAT—has stagnated at 42 percent, but is down to 16 percent among black students and 23 percent among Hispanics. The fluctuation is due in part to more students than ever taking the test, but advocates also say that math and reading gains early in educational careers frequently aren’t transfering to results in high school. “I fear this falls in the ‘trophies for everyone’ category.” commented media expert and author Michael Levine.

WHO READS LBN? Author Rachel Maddow along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


LBN-INVESTIGATES: The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between three and five million people worldwide get a serious case of the regular flu each year; tens of millions get milder cases. Between 250,000 and 500,000 people globally die of the flu every year.

LBN-SEE IT:….Elizabeth Peyton, Barack and Michelle, 2008-2013, Oil on Canvas.


PRISON INMATE GOES NUTS WHEN HE CAN’T WATCH SPRINGER SHOW!: Fights usually erupt between guests on “The Jerry Springer Show” – not among people watching it on TV. But a slaphappy criminal addicted to Jerry’s daily episodes of deviance went ballistic on a fellow inmate in a Florida jail – all because he demanded to tune into the over-the-top program! Antron Laquay Smith, 32, was charged with battery after allegedly assaulting Donnie Floyd, 57, who was watching a movie with other inmates. Cops said Smith “insisted on watching ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ at (4 p.m.) as he does every day” – and freaked out when Floyd “spoke up,” apparently not ready to change the channel. According to witnesses, Smith attacked Floyd, pulling his head back and slapping his face. But the bitch-slap smackdown didn’t end there. Smith then tossed Floyd’s food and personal items in the toilet and flushed.

LBN-NOTICED: ***Harvey Weinstein, David Geffen and David Zaslav having a “spirited conversation” over lunch at Babette’s in East Hampton.   ***Stephen Colbert at Gotham West Market’s Club Room in NYC.   ***Arnold Schwarzenegger riding his bike at 7 a.m. in Santa Monica, ­Calif.   ***“Empire” actress Kaitlin Doubleday at Chicago cocktail bar Celeste.   ***Kristen Stewart screening Sofia Coppola’s 1999 film “The Virgin Suicides” at Cinespia in LA.   ***Michael Strahan at Ocean Grill in NYC.   ***Cuba Gooding Jr. at Dos Caminos in NYC.   ***Fast rising comedian Erica Rhodes at LAX airport early Thursday morning heading to Ohio to perform for the weekend.

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DR. JERRY LANIER: FROM POVERTY TO CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST PEDIATRIC DENTAL PRACTICE: Dr. Jerry Lanier is the founder and CEO of Kids Dental Kare (http://www.kidsdentalkare.com), the premier brand of children’s dental clinics in California. His dental practice is California’s largest pediatric dentist (http://www.kidsdentalkare.com), but things weren’t always so prosperous for Lanier who grew in a rural area outside of Snowhill, North Carolina in poverty.  His family had a farm with seventeen acres, but was dirt poor. There were eleven children, and he was the third oldest. At one point he lived in a four-room house. That is, thirteen people in four rooms. His father never finished elementary school and his mom didn’t finish high school, but children’s education was important to them. His dad was always independent and worked for himself. He did not believe in working for other people because he didn’t want them to have too much control over his or their family’s life.  According to Dr. Lanier, “when you are poor, you don’t know anything else so it doesn’t seem bad. I remember, at one point when we had a TV that had sound but no picture; so for a while when friends were talking about TV shows, I could only talk about the parts of shows that I heard.”

LBN-VIDEO LINK: ‘Transporter’ Actor Reads ‘Green Eggs And Ham,’ And It’s Terrifying


PROMINENT L.A. ATTORNEY SAYS FUTURE LAWYERS SHOULD BE SCREENED AND TRAINED FOR EMPATHY: According to prominent L.A. attorney and mediator Mark Baer (www.markbaeresq.com), increasingly we are entering an era where future lawyers should be screened and trained for empathy .Baer, an award-winning attorney and mediator in practice since 1991, notes, “Those who tend to be attracted to law school in the first place tend to be logical thinkers (rule oriented) and have low EQ levels. Moreover, the research indicates that the training students receive in law school also causes an ‘erosion of empathy.’ Furthermore, the more empathic students tend to drop out of law school at a much higher rate. Moreover, lawyers with ‘higher level of resilience, empathy, initiative and sociability’ are more likely to leave law practice than those with lower levels of those traits.” Baer claims this root problem is causing significant problems for society. “Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem. Law schools might learn a thing or two from the changes taking place in the education of future physicians,” said Baer.

LBN-SITE OF THE DAY:

Information Please Almanac

“Compendium of statistics and up-to-date facts and figures, on everything you need to know.”

LBN-R.I.P.: ***Dean Jones, an actor and singer who made his name in a string of popular Disney films in the 1960s and ’70s, notably as a racecar driver in the “Love Bug” franchise, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 84. The cause was Parkinson’s disease, said a spokesman, Richard Hoffman.   ***Noah Davis, a painter and installation artist who founded the Underground Museum, an exhibition space in a working-class neighborhood of Los Angeles that provides free art shows, died on Saturday at his home in Ojai, Calif. He was 32. He learned he had cancer a few years ago, his family said in confirming the death.

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that 31 professors from Harvard University read LBN daily?


LBN-COMMENTARY by Chris Hayes: If you’ve ever worked for a large organization, you’ve probably had some version of the following experience: A project you’ve been working on for months is now going to be canceled because some other part of the organization was also working on a similar project, and apparently no one in your department even knew. Or: You find out some crucial piece of information or equipment you’ve been desperately searching for actually exists within your company, secretly hoarded by some rival internal faction that wanted to make sure no one else got to play with their proverbial toys. The experience is so common, there are lots of ways to describe it — the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing, turf battles — but the term the financial journalist Gillian Tett chooses in her new book is “silos.” In the past decade ­“silo-busting” has become one of those buzzy management ideas you find everywhere from start-ups to lefty nonprofits, and in a series of case studies, from the Bank of England to the Chicago Police Department to Facebook, Tett attempts to show us how silos can undermine organizations and how they can be overcome.

LBN-RANT by Ericka T. Bass: As the priest swung the thurible, incense poured out the holes in its lid, almost as intensely as nonsense flowed out of his mouth. (Please note: The opinions of Ericka T. Bass are those of her and her alone and don’t necessarily represent the opinions of LBN or its staff)   ***Shout back directly at Ericka T. – E-mail: LBNElert@TimeWire.net ( Please put “Erika T. Bass” in the subject line).

LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….



LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Tori Spelling may be looking to burn Benihana as badly as she was seared. The actress is suing the Japanese chain, claiming she suffered second- and third-degree burns after slipping at the Encino, Calif., location in April and falling into one of the restaurant’s signature tableside hibachi grills. According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Spelling — whose personal turmoil has been the subject of a reality show in recent years — was hospitalized for injuries to her right arm.   ***The death of Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy “Can’t Buy Me Love,” was the result of an accidental morphine overdose. The autopsy and toxicology report released Wednesday by the Weld County Coroner’s Office concluded that Peterson, 43, ingested a friend’s morphine medication for unspecified pain a week before her death, The Greeley Tribune reports.

LBN-ETC: We’re living longer, but not in better health – globally. According to a Lancet study, global life expectancy increased by 5 years between 1990 to 2013, but healthy life expectancy rose by less (5.4 years). The biggest contributors (on a worldwide basis) were heart disease, lower respiratory infections, stroke and low back and neck pain. What do all of these have in common? They might be preventable with healthier lifestyle choices. At NutriFit, we take a holistic approach – addressing all of the factors that contribute to a healthier you. Looking to live longer in the best of health?  Call NutriFit – Jackie (800) 341-4190 today.

LBN-ETC: Did you know? Did you know that in the last month LBN had 14 stories BEFORE…..CNN.

LBN-ETC: Across the universe. Australia is just one of the 26 foreign countries with daily LBN readers.

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LBN-ETC: The LBN-Etc. postings are read by almost 500,000 people per day in all 50 of the United States and 26 foreign countries.

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Wednesday • September 2, 2015

OBAMA CLINCHES VOTE TO SECURE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL:

Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland on Wednesday came out in support of President Obama’s Iran nuclear accord, the 34th Democrat in favor. Her vote assures the deal will be put in effect. “Some have suggested we reject this deal and impose unilateral sanctions to force Iran back to the table. But maintaining or stepping up sanctions will only work if the sanction coalition holds together,” wrote Ms. Mikulski, the longest serving female senator in history.

HILLARY WROTE AND SENT CLASSIFIED EMAILS: Hillary Clinton wrote at least six emails containing information deemed classified and sent them through her private server, according to the latest batch of emails released by the State Department. Though the information was only labeled classified after Clinton left her role as secretary of state, the revelation contradicts her earlier statements denying sending or receiving messages containing sensitive material. The State Department cited national-security concerns as the reason for heavily redacting Clinton’s messages. The Democratic presidential frontrunner was one of more than 40 State Department officials whose emails were redacted because of national security, The Washington Post reports. However, as State Department spokesman John Kirby points out, “classification is not always a black-and-white, binary judgment,” he said. “Responsible people can draw different conclusions.”

LBN-INVESTIGATES: More than half of the nation’s immigrants receive some kind of government welfare, a figure that’s far higher than the native-born population, according to a report to be released Wednesday. About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches and housing assistance, compared to 30% for native-led households, according to the report from the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration. Those numbers increase for households with children, with 76% of immigrant-led households receiving welfare, compared to 52% for the native-born.

SONY TAMED ‘CONCUSSION’ FOR NFL: Citing emails from the Sony Pictures hacking this year, The New York Times reported Tuesday that the script and marketing for the upcoming film Concussion were changed to avoid clashes with the National Football League. Concussion director Peter Landesman fired back late Tuesday, telling the AP his film “never once compromises the integrity and the power of the real story.” Landesman also told the Times the emails show the studio was ensuring the story was portrayed accurately to avoid any legal fallout. The report referenced several emails, including an August note that said some “unflattering moments for the NFL” were deleted or altered while another message suggested a top Sony lawyer took “most of the bite” out of the movie “for legal reasons with the NFL” and not for balance. Sony and the NFL declined to comment on the report. The movie hits theaters in December.

CHINESE SUSPECT’S PRINTS ON THAI BOMB: The fingerprints of a suspect arrested in relation to the Bangkok temple bombing two weeks ago match those found on the bomb debris, Thai police say. “We can confirm that the man was involved in the blast,” a police spokesman said. “He may be the person who carried the bomb out of the apartment or brought the bomb to the crime scene.” The man is said to have had a Chinese passport registering him in the country’s far west—apparently bolstering theories that the bombing was retaliation for Thailand’s deportation of 100 Uighurs to China this summer.

CONSTRUCTION HITS POST-RECESSION HIGH: Construction spending in the U.S. reached its highest level since 2008 in July, raising hopes that robust domestic growth will counteract turbulence in world markets. Construction grew 0.7 percent from June, reaching an annual rate of $1.083 trillion. A Pantheon Macroeconomics economist told clients that “the construction sector overall is the strongest part of the economy.”

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OPM SPENDS $133M TO PROTECT HACK VICTIMS: The U.S. government has awarded a $133 million contract to the identity-protection firm Identity Theft Guard Solutions to monitor information compromised in the Office of Personnel Management computer hacking. As many as 21.5 million Americans had personal information compromised in the attack, which is believed to have been carried out by Chinese hackers.

HILLARY PROPOSES $10B DRUG WAR OVERHAUL: Hillary Clinton on Tuesday unveiled a $10 billion drug and alcohol treatment plan, in which the federal government would match state dollars by as much as $4 to $1. The plan includes “alternatives to incarceration for low-level and nonviolent drug offenses,” and aid to get people back on their feet. Clinton has spoken previously about encountering mass drug and alcohol dependence on the campaign trail, particularly in New Hampshire. “I did not expect that I would hear about drug abuse and substance abuse and other such challenges everywhere I went,” she said at the time.

L.A. LANDS U.S. BID FOR 2024 OLYMPICS: The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that Los Angeles has been selected as the nation’s candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The news comes after Boston pulled out of the race in July, putting L.A. in a race along with Paris, Rome, Budapest, and Hamburg. Earlier Tuesday, Los Angeles’s City Council voted unanimously in favor of pursuing a bid for the Summer Games. L.A. hosted the Games in 1932 and 1984 and could become the only city besides London to host the Olympics three times. The International Olympic Committee is expected to announce a winning bid in September 2017.

WHO READS LBN? Prominent L.A. urologist Dr. Peter Loisides along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


LBN-NOTICED: ***Isiah Thomas breakfasting at the Lambs Club in NYC.   ***Michael Caine taking wife Shakira to lunch at Michael’s in NYC on a break from filming “Going in Style”.   ***Richard Meier at LuAnn de Lesseps and Patricia Watt’s Sag Harbor party for Todd Allan, who’s developing Broadway show “Love and War”.   ***“Superbad” star Christopher Mintz-Plasse being served Champagne with signs saying “McLovin’s Driver’s License” at PH-D Rooftop.   ***Rosanna Scotto at a Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund benefit in Sagaponack.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Over 90% of all cases of eating disorders occur in women, and nearly seven million women in the U.S. currently suffer from anorexia nervosa or bulimia

MY REVIEW: “LBN is extraordinary. It allows me in only minutes a day to stay current with unique insight on the latest news and opens my eyes to things I’ve never understood before.”—–Lauren C., an LBN reader from Paris, France.


SITE OF THE DAY:

Acronym Finder

“With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world’s largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 5 million acronyms and abbreviations. You can also search for more than 850,000 US and Canadian postal codes.”

LBN-COMMENTARY by Frank Bruni: Many politicians seem intent on holding themselves as far back from us as possible, on parceling themselves out in only the smallest and most controlled bits. Even as they implore us to love them and insist that we trust them, they’re stingy. Cagey. Coiled. Not Joe Biden. Where others say too little, he says too much. Where others depend on extravagantly compensated swamis to contrive their authenticity and coax them toward it, Biden needs help tamping down his irrepressible self. How I’ve loved watching him over his decades in public life. How I’d hate to see him enter the presidential race and punctuate those years with a final defeat.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas B. Edsall: Donald Trump’s success is no surprise. The public and the press have focused on his defiant rejection of mannerly rhetoric, his putting into words of what others think privately. But the more important truth is that a half-century of Republican policies on race and immigration have made the party the home of an often angry and resentful white constituency — a constituency that is now politically mobilized in the face of demographic upheaval. Demographic upheaval may be understating it. From 1970 to 2010, the Hispanic population of the United States grew fivefold, from 9.6 million to 50.5 million. From 2000 to 2010, the number of white children under 18 declined by 4.3 million while the number of Hispanic children grew by 4.8 million. In 2013, white children became a minority, 47.7 percent of students ages 3 to 6.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: The Washington Post ran a story last week about some 200 retired generals and admirals who sent a letter to Congress “urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security.” There are legitimate arguments for and against this deal, but there was one argument expressed in this story that was so dangerously wrongheaded about the real threats to America from the Middle East, it needs to be called out. That argument was from Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, the retired former vice commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, who said of the nuclear accord: “What I don’t like about this is, the number one leading radical Islamic group in the world is the Iranians. They are purveyors of radical Islam throughout the region and throughout the world. And we are going to enable them to get nuclear weapons.”

LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….Vice-President  Joe Biden:


LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Melissa Rivers has found a special place to honor and remember her mother. Talking with “Entertainment Tonight,” Melissa, 47, said she and her 14-year-old son, Cooper, scattered some of the late Joan Rivers’ ashes in Wyoming last month. “Coop and I took our annual family vacation to Wyoming,” she said. “[The] first without my mom and scattered some of her ashes there so we can still be together every August as a family.”

LBN-ETC: We’re living longer, but not in better health – globally. According to a Lancet study, global life expectancy increased by 5 years between 1990 to 2013, but healthy life expectancy rose by less (5.4 years). The biggest contributors (on a worldwide basis) were heart disease, lower respiratory infections, stroke and low back and neck pain. What do all of these have in common? They might be preventable with healthier lifestyle choices. At NutriFit, we take a holistic approach – addressing all of the factors that contribute to a healthier you. Looking to live longer in the best of health?  Call NutriFit – Jackie (800) 341-4190 today.

LBN-ETC: Did you know? Did you know that in the last month LBN had 14 stories BEFORE…..CNN.

LBN-ETC: Across the universe. Australia is just one of the 26 foreign countries with daily LBN readers.

LBN-ETC: Award-winning web-design and marketing: www.UgleMugMarketing.com

LBN-ETC: The LBN-Etc. postings are read by almost 500,000 people per day in all 50 of the United States and 26 foreign countries.

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Tuesday • September 1, 2015

REPORT: U.S. HOMICIDE RATES ON THE RISE:

Murder rates across the country are climbing after experiencing a decline in recent years, The New York Times reported Monday. At least 35 U.S. cities have reported a spike in murders, violent crimes, or both. In cities like New Orleans, 120 homicides were reported as of late August, compared with 98 during the same period last year. The number of people killed in Baltimore increased to 215 from 138 during the same period a year ago, while St. Louis saw a 60 percent increase to 136 murders from 85 homicides during the same point in 2014. The Justice Department is expected to launch an initiative to deal with the increased murder rates at a conference this month.

PETRAEUS: USE AL QAEDA FIGHTERS TO BEAT ISIS: Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus. The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly, told The Daily Beast. The heart of the idea stems from Petraeus’s experience in Iraq in 2007, when as part of a broader strategy to defeat an Islamist insurgency the U.S. persuaded Sunni militias to stop fighting with al Qaeda and to work with the American military.

POPE ALLOWS PRIESTS TO FORGIVE ABORTION: Pope Francis announced Tuesday that priests are allowed to absolve the sin of abortion if women “with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it” during the Holy Year of Mercy, beginning Dec. 8. “I am well aware of the pressure that has led [women] to this decision,” the pope wrote. “I know that it is an existential and moral ordeal.” Abortion is considered a grave sin by the Catholic Church, and the consequence is usually excommunication. Only senior church officials were previously allowed to provide absolution.

150 MORE HILLARY EMAILS NOW CLASSIFIED: About 150 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private computer server turned over to the State Department were deemed classified, the department said Monday. The information contained in the emails is considered “confidential,” not “top secret.” The 7,000 pages of emails released to the public late Monday included correspondence ranging from Clinton inquiring about her own voting record as a New York senator to top aide Huma Abedin noting that the State Department IT seemed to be unaware of her personal email address. “They had no idea it was YOU, just some random address so they emailed,” Abedin wrote Clinton. In a Jan. 3, 2010, email to department staffer Monica Hanley, Clinton asked what time Parks and Recreation and The Good Wife aired. The department has now released about 25 percent of the Clinton emails in its possession, with the aim to put out all by the end of January 2016.

WHO READS LBN? Rising music star Halsey along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


LBN-INVESTIGATES: Dating and Relationships

1.     Couples usually wait until six to eight dates before they are willing to enter into an exclusive relationship.

2.     Speed dating, invented by a rabbi from Los Angeles in 1999, is based on a Jewish tradition of chaperoned gatherings of young Jewish singles.

3.     The most common time for breakups is around three to five months.

4.     One in three teenagers have experienced violence in a dating relationship.

5.     In a survey conducted by MSNBC.com and Elle magazine, more than 31% of men said they dumped an overweight partner compared to 12% of women.

6.     On average, it takes between 12 to 14 dates before couples will trade house keys.

7.     Women who post a photo on Internet dating sites receive twice as many email messages as women who don’t. The same study found that men who reported incomes higher than $250,000 received 156% more email than those with $50,000.

8.     Match.com reports that 44% of its members in the United States have children.

9.     On free dating sites, at least 10% of new accounts are from scammers.

10.  If a man can’t decide what to wear on a date, he might want to wear blue. Studies show that women are attracted to men in blue.

11.  Ninety-two percent of single parents would rather date other single parents.

12.  Thirty-three percent of online daters form a relationship, 33% do not, and 33% give up.

13.  The online dating industry generates $1.8 billion per year and the matchmaker/dating coach business generates $260 million per year in the United States.

14.  The third week in September is National Singles Week in the U.S.

15.  According to the U.S. census, there are 95.9 million unmarried people in the U.S. of which 47% are men and 53% are women.

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244 ARRESTED IN CALI IMMIGRATION STING: Immigration agents arrested 244 people last week during a four-day sting in Southern California, authorities said Monday. Over half of those arrested had felony convictions and the rest had multiple misdemeanors. Anyone who is not criminally charged will be subject to deportation. Almost eight of ten are from Mexico.

ANTI-SEMITE CONVICTED OF TRIPLE MURDER: Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr., also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, was convicted today of murdering three people at Jewish campuses in Kansas last year. He gave a white-power salute after the verdict was read and deliberations only took two hours. Cross could now be sentenced to death.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: By the end of the twentieth century, one out of eight American workers had at some time been employed by McDonald’s and 96% of Americans had visited McDonald’s at least once. It was also serving an estimated 22 million Americans every day and even more abroad.

THAILAND ARRESTS SECOND BOMBING SUSPECT: Thai police say they have arrested a second foreign man in relation to the bombing of a Hindu shrine in Bangkok two weeks ago. Police are not releasing his name or nationality, but local media reports that a man was arrested at the Thailand-Cambodia border. He may be the man seen on CCTV footage placing a backpack under a shrine bench minutes before the explosion. A second man, another foreigner, had already been arrested in connection with the worst bomb attack in Thai history. Police also say they are searching for a woman from the country’s Muslim regions who they believe moved to Turkey in recent weeks.

LBN-NOTICED: ***Jennifer Lopez grabbing lunch with girlfriends at Nello in NYC on Saturday.   ***New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Councilman Vincent Gentile and Sen. Martin Golden marching at the Feast of Santa Rosalia alongside grand marshal Sal Strazzullo on Sunday.    ***Chris Martin hanging with Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, who was the DJ at the final “Rolling Stone Presents” at Gurney’s Montauk on Friday .   ***Former “Law & Order” star S. Epatha Merkerson at Iridium jazz club in NYC for a performance by the Ed Palermo Big Band.

MARISSA MAYER PREGNANT WITH TWIN GIRLS: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced Monday she is expecting twin girls this December. The 40-year-old unveiled the news in a post on her blog, adding that she plans to take limited time off and will work throughout the pregnancy as she did with the birth of her son. “Moving forward, there will be a lot to do for both my family and for Yahoo,” Mayer wrote. “Both will require hard work and thoughtful prioritization.”

UNIQUELY, LBN: Security expert Kent Moyer, an LBN reader from Los Angeles, California.


LBN-MEDIA INSIDER: ***Derek Blasberg — the writer who Graydon Carter said “seems to be everyone’s best friend,” routinely popping up in Instagram shots with Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell, Dasha Zhukova and others — has been hired by Vanity Fair. Under the title Our Man on the Street, he’ll write a regular column dubbed “It Girl/It Boy” as well as feature stories.   ***NBC’s “Today” show — in second place since Ann Curry was unceremoniously dumped three years ago — is surging back into contention with ABC’s top-rated “Good Morning America.” And “GMA” is in a tizzy. An inside source told me, “It’s causing panic and nervousness at ABC. The result is ‘GMA’ is having more live guests, and the staff is working longer hours.”    ***Gerry Ruben, one of the great news producers of all time, passed away this afternoon after battling cancer. He was 80.

LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: Hillary Clinton has obviously had a bad summer. She’s losing in New Hampshire to Bernie Sanders, even among women. She’s barely leading him in Iowa. In a Quinnipiac poll of potential general election matchups, she’s beating Donald Trump by only four points, 45 to 41, and she’s beating Marco Rubio by only one point. The conventional Democratic muck-a-muck view is that she horribly mishandled the private email server issue. That’s part of it, but the polling shows a much more pervasive personal set of weaknesses. In an AP/GfK poll, only 40 percent of Americans think she is compassionate. Only 30 percent say she is honest. In a variety of polls, many voters say she just doesn’t get people like them, usually the key Democratic strength.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Jill Stewart: In Seattle, we used to have little bumps on flat surfaces so the poor couldn’t sleep. In Manhattan Beach, far richer than Beverly Hills, it’s illegal to eat in your own car.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Ricki Lake could be eating herself into an early grave.The former talk show host, famous for her diet struggles, is in the midst of another bizarre blowup – triggered by a painful divorce from second husband Christian Evans. “She looks as if she’s gained 80 pounds!” said a shocked Dr. Stuart Fischer, who has not treated Ricki. “If she keeps this up she’ll put herself at risk for 65 life-threatening diseases.”   ***The same day he pleaded guilty, Jared Fogle was dumped by his wife of five years. Filing for divorce in their home state of Indiana, second wife Katie, who married the nerdy pitchman in 2010, said in a statement: “Obviously, I am extremely shocked and disappointed,” and noted concern for the couple’s two kids, son Brady and daughter Quinn. In court papers, Katie cited the “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.”   ***Donald Trump’s second wife, Marla Maples, is moving back to New York from Los Angeles.  Maples — who famously described her time with the current GOP presidential hopeful as “the best sex I ever had” — has been staying at a friend’s house in the Hamptons.

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Monday • August 31, 2015

CHINA PUNISHES 200 FOR STOCK RUMORS: As many as 197 Chinese have been punished in a new crackdown on online rumors, state media announced Monday. The rumors included commentary that a “man jumped to his death in Beijing due to the stock market slump,” and that “at least 1,300 people were killed in the Tianjin blasts.” Among those caught up in the crackdown is a financial journalist with Caijing magazine. Wang Xiaolu reportedly “confessed” to causing “panic and disorder” and creating “huge losses on the country.” The Shanghai Composite Index has plummeted 37 percent from its peak in June.

TEMPLE OF BAAL IN PALMYRA IS DAMAGED BY ISIS: Islamic State militants in Syria have damaged the Temple of Baal, one of the most important structures in the ancient city of Palmyra, their second attack on the world-renowned ruins in a week, according to local activists and residents. A loud explosion heard across Palmyra on Sunday damaged the best-preserved structure of the temple, a mostly standing stone building that included the altar, according to Khaled al-Homsi, an activist who recently fled to Turkey.

NICKI MINAJ CALLS OUT MILEY AT VMAS: Bang! A clearly furious Nicki Minaj called Miley Cyrus a “bitch’ live on stage for comments she had made about her in The New York Times during MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday night. “And now back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press,” Minaj said when accepting her award, pointing at Cyrus, who was hosting the ceremony. “Miley, what’s good?” The camera then panned to Cyrus, who looked shocked at Minaj’s verbal onslaught. “Hey, we’re all in this industry, we all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate shit,” Cyrus mumbled, before adding, “Nicki, congratulations.” Cyrus told the Times that Minaj was “not too kind” in her Twitter spat with Taylor Swift.

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LBN-INVESTIGATES: Iran

1.     In Persian, the word Iran means “Land of the Aryans.”

2.     In 2012, Iran’s police chief announced that Google is a tool for spying. Additionally, the Iranian government wants to form a “national Internet” that would be under state control.

3.     In Iran, couples that want a marriage license are required to take an hour-long lecture on contraception.

4.     Iran’s capital and largest city, Tehran, has some of the worst air pollution in the world. An estimated 27 people die a day from air pollution-related diseases.

5.     Iran first participated in the Olympics in 1948 and has sent athletes to every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for 1980 and 1984. Iran has also participated in the winter Olympics multiple times since 1956.

6.     Approximately 14.2% of Iranians are obese, making it the 41st most obese country in the world. American Samoa is the largest, with 75% of its population obese. The United States is 6th in the world, with 33.9% of the population obese.

7.     The official name of Iran is the Islamic Republic of Iran. It became an Islamic republic in 1979 when the monarchy was overthrown and religious clerics assumed political power under supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini.

The current Iranian flag was adopted in 1980 and has three equal horizontal bands of green, white, and red. Green is the color of Islam and represents growth, white symbolizes honesty and peace, and red stands for bravery and martyrdom. Centered in the middle white band is the stylized representation of the word “Allah” and the phrase La ilaha illa Allah (“None is worthy of worship but Allah”) in the shape of a tulip. Along the inner edges of the green and red bands are 22 copies of the phrase Allahu Akbar (“God is great”).9.     In 1953, the CIA was involved in a covert operation code named Operation Ajax to overthrow the democratically elected Iranian government of Prime Minister Masaddegh. In return, the Shah rewarded the United States with a 40% stake in Iran’s oil industry. When the Iranians learned of the United State’s role, they would distrust the United States for years to come.

10.  In 1979, a group of Islamist students and militants overtook the American Embassy in Tehran. In support of the Iranian revolution, they demanded that the United States hand over Shah Pahlavi, who was dying of cancer and receiving medical treatment in the U.S. After 444 days, just minutes after President Ronald Reagan was sworn into office, the hostages were released.

11.  During the Iran-Iraq War, the United States officially supported Iraq and put pressure on other countries to stop selling weapons to Iran. However, the U.S. itself was later found to have been quietly selling weapons to the country. The resulting scandal was Iran-gate, or the Iran-Contra scandal.

12.  Nearly half of Iran has an arid desert climate. It receives less than 4 inches of precipitation each year.

13.  Only one river in Iran, the Karun, may be navigated by boat, and then only for short distances.

14.  The Persian Gulf holds 60% of the world’s oil reserves. Iran alone has reserves of 125 billion barrels of oil, or 10% of the world’s total reserves. Iran pumps nearly 4 million barrels of oil each day.

15.  Iran controls 50% of the Caspian Sea caviar market. The eggs of the Caspian beluga sturgeon can fetch up to $160 per ounce. The beluga sturgeon was swimming in lakes at the time of the dinosaurs—but the sturgeon, which can live to be 100 years old, are rapidly disappearing. Environmentalists argue that a full ban on caviar would help the ancient creature.


‘COMPTON’ NOW TOP-GROSSING MUSIC BIOPIC: Straight Outta Compton took the top spot at the box office for the third week in a row, raking in another $13.2 million this weekend. It has now grossed $134 million making it the highest-grossing musical biopic ever. The previous title was held by Walk the Line. Christian drama War Room was a close second with $11 million.

LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***It’s a beautiful day for Bono — who can now add billionaire to his list of accomplishments. U2’s lead rocker has edged out the Beatles’ Paul McCartney as the world’s richest pop star thanks to an early investment in Facebook, the Mirror reported. Back in 2009, Bono bought a 2.3 percent share of Facebook for nearly $76 million through Elevation Partners, an investment company he cofounded. Six years later, that venture became a $1 billion payday — raking in more money than his entire decades-long music career. McCartney’s fortune totals $818 million, with Madonna coming in third place at $582 million.

MY REVIEW: “LBN is an intellectually stimulating and independent news and information source read by thought leaders throught-out the world for a good reason.”—-Julia C., an LBN reader from Pearle City, Hawaii.


LBN-SPORTS INSIDER: ***Maria Sharapova, the 2006 United States Open champion, withdrew from the Open on Sunday, citing a leg injury.Sharapova, a five-time major winner, has not played since her semifinal loss at Wimbledon in July against Serena Williams, also withdrawing from recent tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati. Sharapova initially sustained the leg injury during training for the hardcourt swing, and she said in Cincinnati that she had aggravated the injury shortly before traveling to Canada for her first hardcourt event.

LBN-SEE IT:….Burning Man participants last year. The event, nearly 30 years old, long ago relocated from San Francisco to a remote spot about three hours north of Reno, Nev.

WES, WE WILL MISS YOU: More than four decades after making his first foray into the horror genre that would define his long and influential career, Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream helmer Wes Craven died Sunday in Los Angeles. Wes was a long-time reader of LBN and would occasionally write us. He will be missed.


LBN-NOTICED: ***Bill Clinton partied with rock stars including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters in the Hamptons Friday night while wife Hillary Clinton sat home baby-sitting their granddaughter. Spies said that Clinton was the first guest at an afterparty hosted by Jimmy Buffett at the Blue Parrot in East Hampton for the Bill Murray–Bruce Willis movie “Rock the Kasbah.”   ***Novak Djokovic dining at John McDonald’s Sessanta at the SIXTY Soho Hotel in NYC before Monday’s start of the US Open.   ***Rafael Nadal having dinner at Armani Ristorante in NYC.   ***Owen Wilson and Guy Oseary having lunch at Nobu in Tribeca in NYC.    ***Jake Gyllenhaal and Adam Levine at the LA premiere of their writer/producer pal Gene Hong’s tennis comedy, “Break Point,” starring Jeremy Sisto, David Walton, J.K. Simmons and Amy Smart.   ***Jimmy Fallon dining at Estia’s in Sag Harbor.

UNIQUELY, LBN: Sebastian P., an LBN reader from Madrid, Spain.


LBN-SITE OF THE DAY:

Library of Congress: Chronicling America

“Search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.”

LBN-R.I.P.: ***Former Gov. Marvin Mandel, whose record of modernizing Maryland’s state government was overshadowed by a messy divorce and a fraud conviction for helping associates profit from a racetrack deal, died on Sunday in St. Mary’s County, Md. He was 95. The death was confirmed in a statement by Gov. Larry Hogan, who ordered all flags throughout the state to be flown at half-staff. A cause was not released.   ***Gary Keys, a filmmaker whose documentaries captured some of the most important figures in jazz from the 1960s through the 1980s — notably Duke Ellington, the subject of three of his films — died on Aug. 9 in Manhattan. He was 81. The cause was complications of a gastrointestinal disorder, his former wife Wendy Keys Pels said.   ***Best-selling self-help author and motivational speaker Wayne Dyer has died, his family said in a post on his official Facebook account on Sunday. He was 75. ***Jeff Ross, a personal manager, died Tuesday at his home in Sherman Oaks after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 65. After working for the William Morris Agency, he opened the personal management firm Jeff Ross Entertainment in 1982.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Paul Krugman: There are many things we should remember about the events of late August and early September 2005, and the political fallout shouldn’t be near the top of the list. Still, the disaster in New Orleans did the Bush administration a great deal of damage — and conservatives have never stopped trying to take their revenge. Every time something has gone wrong on President Obama’s watch, critics have been quick to declare the event “Obama’s Katrina.” How many Katrinas has Mr. Obama had so far? By one count, 23. Somehow, however, these putative Katrinas never end up having the political impact of the lethal debacle that unfolded a decade ago. Partly that’s because many of the alleged disasters weren’t disasters after all. For example, the teething problems of Healthcare.gov were embarrassing, but they were eventually resolved — without anyone dying in the process — and at this point Obamacare looks like a huge success.

LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….Van Morrison, who turns 70 today.


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LBN-ETC: NIXLAND, My Wild Ride in the Inner City Check Cashing Industry is a fascinating and inspirational small business success story full of lessons that can help anyone have a more happy, healthy, prosperous life. Nix Check Cashing overcame arm robberies, cutthroat competition, an assassination threat by the Chicago mob and huge obstacles during the LA riots all while contributing to the well-being of the communities they served. Endorsed by Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, Bernard Parks former chief of LAPD, Lee Baca former LA County Sheriff and a number of other prominent people. Visit Nixland.net then order on Amazon.com.

LBN-ETC: Prominent entertainment P.R. expert seeking part-time (flexible hours) Chief Administrative Assistant to work hands-on with principal. Work partially from your home. Person must be mature, very reliable, very organized, detail oriented, good-writer, resourceful, smart, tech-savvy and hunger to learn. Must live within 15 minutes from Santa Monica / Venice area. Casual beach environment. An unique, exciting opportunity to learn, grow and participate in the building enterprise with profit participation in addition to competitive salary. Send resume and complete contact details to (no attachment) : Aurora411@TimeWire.net.

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Sunday • August 30, 2015

LBN-INVESTIGATES: In states where marijuana is legal, a new wedding trend is popping up: open weed bars.  Twenty-eight years after Bob Marley romanticized marijuana, the drug has earned top billing in the ultimate love-fest: weddings.  In Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and Oregon—the four states where it’s recreationally legal —“weed weddings” have gone from a fun idea to a lucrative reality. Through sites like Cannabride.com and LoveandMarij.com ganja-loving bridges and grooms can find everything from 420-focused caterers to kush-pushing florists. The most recent event to generate buzz is that of a couple in Portland, Oregon, who opted to serve marijuana instead of alcohol at their wedding. Whitney Alexander and John Elledge’s “weed tent” featured 13 varieties of cannabis, chic white couches, a budtender, and free transportation following the event. Alexander, whose new husband is a longtime medical marijuana employee, says they went to great lengths to ensure the safety of their guests.

IRAN SENTENCES TWO CHARGED WITH SPYING TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON: Iran’s judiciary sentenced two people to 10 years in prison on Sunday for spying for the United States and Israel, but their names were not released, local media reported. It was not clear if the Iranian-American reporter Jason Rezaian, who faces similar charges, was one of them. It is not uncommon in Iran to hand down sentences without revealing names of the convicted, especially in matters involving national security. Judiciary spokesman Gholami Hossein Mohseni Ejei told reporters that a revolutionary court, which is also handling Mr. Rezaian’s case, had sentenced the two “due to their espionage for the United States and Israel,” he said according to the semiofficial Iranian Students News Agency

SANDERS CLOSES IN ON CLINTON IN IOWA: A new Des Moines Register Bloomberg Politics Iowa poll Saturday had Clinton at 37 percent and Sanders at 30. This is the first time Clinton has dropped below 50 percent in a poll conducted by either news organization this year. Poll results included Biden who nabbed 14 percent but even without him, Clinton only got 43 percent. In 2008, a similar situation emerged in which Clinton initially led President Obama who surged with youth support in November.

FAN DIES AFTER FALL AT YANKEES GAME: A man in his early 60s died after falling out of the upper deck of Turner Field at a Yankees-Braves game Saturday night. No fans were hurt in the lower level where the man fell. Witnesses say he was yelling at Alex Rodriguez when he lost his balance falling 50 feet and hitting a railing on the way down. The game continued as medical personnel attended to the man who was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

NEUROLOGIST OLIVER SACKS DIES AT 82: Neurologist Oliver Sacks, who often used his patients’ brain conditions to consider larger truths about human consciousness, passed away from cancer at the age of 82 Sunday. Sacks helped introduce conditions like Tourette’s and Asperger’s to the general public and emphasized the characters of his patients in his writing. Sacks first gained notoriety with his 1973 book “Awakenings” about patients with encephalitis in the Bronx. He used the drug L-dopa to treat them and wrote about the findings.

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WHO READS LBN? Rocker Marilyn Manson along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


WITNESS TO RFK DEATH NO LONGER REGRETS: Juan Romero, the busboy at the Ambassador Hotel who cradled Robert F. Kennedy’s head after he was shot, says that the sorrow of the moment no longer consumes him. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Romero describes the night of June 5, 1968 when he saw Kennedy get shot. ”I wanted to protect his head from the cold concrete,” Romero said describing the terrible night. He allegedly went to school for days after that with Kennedy’s blood under his fingernails, thinking if he hadn’t stopped to shake a busboy’s hand he may have been able to save Kennedy’s life. Now 65, he is finally coming to grips with the event that shaped his life.

ILLINOIS TO LOCK PAINKILLER PILL BOTTLES: Next year, Illinois will become the first U.S. state to put locking devices on some prescription painkillers to discourage abuse of the drugs. The pilot program—proposed in a bill signed into law this week by Gov. Bruce Rauner—will use numerical locks on painkillers that contain hydrocodone (aka Vicodin or Norco). “Too many Illinoisans become addicted to these powerful medications,” state Sen. Iris Martinez, a sponsor of the bill. “This legislation will help prevent individuals who haven’t obtained a written prescription from using hydrocodone, a dangers drug when used without a doctor’s supervision.”

CHRISTIE: FEDEX SHOULD TRACK IMMIGRANTS: At an event Saturday in New Hampshire, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that as president of the United States, he would call on the founder of FedEx to show U.S. Customs agents how to better track immigrants. “We let people come to this country with visas and the minute they come in, we lose track of them. So here’s what I’m gonna do as president: I’m gonna ask Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, to come over to the government for three months,” Christie said to laughs from his audience. “Just come for three months to immigration and customs enforcement and show them.”

MY REVIEW: “I read daily newspapers every day for over 30 years until I discovered LBN four years ago. LBN is a startlingly brilliant news and information source that makes reading newspaper totally unnecessary.” —–Baltimore Police Officer Tony R., an LBN reader from Baltimore, Maryland.


FIRST BLACK ‘LES MIS’ LEAD DEAD AT 21: Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who was the first African-American actor to play the role of Jean Valjean in Broadway musical “Les Miserables,” died Friday after allegedly falling from a fire escape in Brooklyn. He was also the youngest to ever play the role. Police say the death appears to be an accident at this time.

LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***The low-budget faith-based film “War Room” rose up and nearly delivered a box office lightning bolt, but the N.W.A saga “Straight Outta Compton” hung on to win its third consecutive weekend at the box office with $13.2 million. Universal’s R-rated rap tale this weekend became the highest-grossing musical biopic ever, passing the lifetime domestic total of “Walk the Line” ($119.5 million) with $134 million. But the stunning $11 million debut by the critically skewered “War Room” confounded the critics and stole the show this weekend.

LBN-NOTICED: ***Over 250 movers and shakers from all over Southern California came to Agoura Hills last night for the 75th birthday and wedding of  community leader Arthur Kassel. Included in the prestigious guest list were real estate mogul Donald Sterling, former California Governor Gray Davis, KNX radio anchor Frank Mottek, former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss, real estate mogul Stanley Black, TV host Bill Maher, media expert and author Michael Levine, writer Tony Medley among others.   ***Melanie Griffith and her “Fifty Shades of Grey” star daughter Dakota Johnson seeing “An American in Paris”.   ***Philadephia 76ers draft pick Jahlil Okafor at Philippe in NYC with his girlfriend.   ***Anatol Yusef, who played gangster Meyer Lansky on “Boardwalk Empire,” drinking a martini at the bar of Bobby Van’s Times Square in NYC.   ***John Varvatos introducing band Badflower at his Dark Rebel fragrance launch at downtown club Berlin.   ***The “Jersey Boys” cast performing at the 25th anniversary of Carmine’s on the Upper West Side in NYC.

LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***Big Pink, the West Saugerties, New York house that served as the setting for Bob Dylan and the Band’s Basement Tapes sessions in 1967, is now available as a vacation rental. The salmon-colored abode, which also lent its name to the Band’s classic 1968 debut LP Music From the Big Pink, is listed on VRBO with a nightly rental rate of $650, Jambase reports.

LBN-SITE OF THE DAY:

NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day

“Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.”

LBN-R.I.P.: ***Johan Renvall, a principal dancer at American Ballet Theater whose range there from 1978 to 1996 could stun audiences with spectacular classical technique and — in dramatic ballets — powerful intensity, died on Monday in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. He was 55 and lived in Manhattan. The cause was liver failure, said his partner, Tom Frueh.    ***Francis Sejersted, a Norwegian historian who as the chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee presided over several controversial awards, including the one shared by the Israeli leaders Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin and the Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, died on Tuesday at his home in Oslo. He was 79. The cause was cancer, Olav Njolstad, the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, said in an email.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Maureen Dowd: Pity Poppy. When I went down to Houston a few years ago to eat pizza with the former president, he was his usual gracious self, speaking fondly about President Obama and his new pal Bill Clinton. But there was one person who got dismissed with a brusque obscenity: Donald Trump. It was at the height of Trump’s birther madness and Bush was disgusted by it.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Buyers might get more Old Hollywood spirit than expected with Katharine Hepburn’s L.A. mansion. She owned this Mexican-style hacienda in Coldwater Canyon during the 1930s, but left after complaining about ghosts moving her furniture. The property is on the market for $7.4 million – but is “full of charm,” said Redfin real estate agent Alec Traub, “with beautiful tile floors and wood-beamed ceilings.”   ***Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura continues to slam Chris Kyle following Ventura’s $1.8 million win in a defamation suit against the late sniper, who wrote in his book that the pair got into a fistfight in a bar after Ventura allegedly made disparaging comments about Navy SEALs. Ventura tells High Times the money didn’t come out of Kyle widow Taya’s pocket. “Insurance paid everything for them,” he says. “They ain’t out one nickel. I’m out three-quarters of a million dollars. That’s what it cost me to go to court for 3 ¹/₂ years.”

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LBN-ETC: Help Wanted: Research Assistant for Best-selling Author: Looking for excellent research assistant who is smart, self-motivated, very reliable, resourceful and tech-savvy. Approximately 10 flexible hours a week – working from your home. Competitive pay. A great hand-on opportunity. Send full contact details (no attachment) to: Aurora411@TimeWire.net.
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LBN-ETC: Prominent entertainment P.R. expert seeking part-time (flexible hours) Chief Administrative Assistant to work hands-on with principal. Work partially from your home. Person must be mature, very reliable, very organized, detail oriented, good-writer, resourceful, smart, tech-savvy and hunger to learn. Must live within 15 minutes from Santa Monica / Venice area. Casual beach environment. An unique, exciting opportunity to learn, grow and participate in the building enterprise with profit participation in addition to competitive salary. Send resume and complete contact details to (no attachment) : Aurora411@TimeWire.net.

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Saturday • August 29, 2015

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN BANGKOK BOMBING:

A suspect in the bombing of a Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people this month has been arrested by Thai police. He was arrested at an apartment in a Bangkok suburb and is also thought to be involved in the second bombing that came a day later. The man—who was initially described as a Turkish national, until police discovered that both his Turkish passports are fake—is not the man in a yellow T-shirt and glasses who was identified in surveillance video as the chief suspect, “but we believe he is part of the network which carried out the two bomb incidents,” police spokesman Lt. Gen. Prawut Thavornsiri said.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: People with red hair have twice the risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease.

FBI ‘A-TEAM’ LEADING CLINTON EMAIL PROBE: The FBI has opened an “extremely serious” look into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server and the “gathering, transmitting or losing defense information” as part of the Espionage Act, according to sources for Fox News. A national security attorney told Fox that violating this part of the Espionage Act could result in a felony. Even though Clinton claims she “never sent nor received any email that was marked classified,” the FBI is seeking to determine if she should have known certain material was classified in nature regardless of the markings. According to a government legal source, the rules and regulations do not hold a “send” or “receive” distinction.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Of those 2013-2014 graduates who participated in an internship, 47% said the internship lead to a job.

AL-JAZEERA VOWS TO FREE ITS JOURNALISTS: Al-Jazeera English acting managing editor Giles Trendle vowed to free his colleagues in a televised news conference Saturday, after Egypt sentenced three of them to three-year prison sentences. Trendle called the ruling “a dark day for the Egyptian judiciary” and vowed to “continue and escalate our campaign” to free journalists Mohammed Fahmy, Baher Mohammed, and Peter Greste. “Journalism is not a crime,” he added.

MY REVIEW: “What I respect about LBN is that is bold, fair, independent and unafraid! I read it daily because it make me a smarter, better, more engaged social animal.” —– Rod R., an LBN reader from Manchester, England.


LBN-SEE IT:….A woman with a child worked in a poppy field in Guerrero State in Mexico. As American heroin use has risen sharply, so has opium production south of the border.


10 BOKO HARAM MEMBERS SENTENCED TO DEATH: Ten members of radical Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram were sentenced to death in Chad on Friday on charges including murder and the use of explosives. “The accused have recognized their guilt and accepted the sentence,” Chad’s prosecutor, Bruno Mahouli Louapambe said in a statement. Among those sentenced to die are Bahna Fanaye, alias Mahamat Moustapha, who is believe to be a leader of the group.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: One third of the tap water used for drinking in North America is used to brew daily cups of coffee.

WHO READS LBN? Uber L.A. travel agent Amber Ringler along with along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


LBN-NOTICED ***Owen Wilson at Juice Press in Tribeca in NYC.   ***Gwyneth Paltrow browsing at the Christopher Fischer boutique in Southampton.    ***Defending US Open champ Marin Cilic receiving a standing ovation from diners at Primola in NYC.   ***Derek Jeter and Harold Ford Jr. talking about their golf games over lunch at Fresco by Scotto in NYC.   ***Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Emma Roberts and Taylor Swift at the Chateau Marmont in L.A.   ***Brooke Shields sipping margaritas at Houndstooth Pub in NYC with the writers and cast of “Songbird”.   ***Amy Schumer was reunited with Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” on Thursday at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Schumer and pal Jennifer Lawrence danced on Joel’s piano during his concert, according to video from the show, as he performed his classic song, which is featured prominently in Schumer’s film “Trainwreck.”

FORMER JACKSON PUBLICIST LEVINE PAYS TRIBUTE TO KING OF POP ON BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY: Michael Jackson would have turned 57 today. In memory of the King of Pop’s birthday Aug. 29, his former publicist Michael Levine paid tribute to the late mega-star by calling M.J. “one of the greatest lasting musical talents of our time”. According to Levine, “believe it or not, Jackson’s death very nearly temporarily broke the Internet. When reports of his death emerged, so many people searched for news online that Google, TMZ, Perez Hilton, Twitter, Wikipedia, multiple news sources and other sites suffered outages, were overloaded or simply crashed.” said Levine. “It is worth remembering that Jackson lived 40 out of his 50 years in the public eye. He started off performing as a child with the Jackson 5, a pop music group with his four brothers. He had released his first solo album by the age of 4. ” noted Levine.

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$5 THEFT SUSPECT FOUND DEAD IN CELL: Police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old black man who had been held without bail since April on charges he stole $5 worth of snacks from a 7-Eleven. Jamycheal Mitchell was found dead on the floor of  his jail cell on Aug. 19. Prison officials in Portsmouth, Virginia, are citing natural causes while an autopsy is performed and say they see no reason for suspicion, though Mitchell did suffer from mental-health problems. Mitchell’s family say they believe his body failed after he refused meals and medication. Mitchell was being held while waiting for a bed at a state-run mental-health facility after a judge ruled he was not fit to stand trial.

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LBN-SITE OF THE DAY:

U.S. Census Bureau: Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary: Aug. 29, 2015

“Hurricane Katrina is the costliest U.S. hurricane on record, and the deadliest to strike our nation since 1928. After initially making U.S. landfall on Aug. 25, 2005, in South Florida as a Category 1, it moved into the Gulf of Mexico, rapidly intensified into a Category 5 and made its second landfall early the morning of Aug. 29 in Plaquemines Parish in Southeast Louisiana as a strong Category 3 with sustained winds of 125 mph.”

LBN-RANT by Ericka T. Bass: Let me ask you a question? Are you one of those dumb whores who buys expensive designer lip balms? Me. I have as stuck with my ugly grandmother’s remedy, a big jar of petrolatum. Deal with it! (Please note: The opinions of Ericka T. Bass are those of her and her alone and don’t necessarily represent the opinions of LBN or its staff)   ***Shout back directly at Ericka T. – E-mail: LBNElert@TimeWire.net ( Please put “Erika T. Bass” in the subject line).


LBN-COMMENTARY by Adam Christing (Author): America has become dyslexic and sees god as dog.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Quentin Tarantino — whose upcoming Western is expected to be an Oscar contender — raised eyebrows when he bashed recent Oscar films, particularly dissing two-time winner Cate Blanchett. “Half of these Cate Blanchett movies — they’re all just like these arty things,” the filmmaker groused in New York magazine. Ironically, Tarantino’s anticipated “The Hateful Eight” might be up against Blanchett’s “Carol,” both distributed by Harvey Weinstein.

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Friday • August 28, 2015

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LUCKY – WOMAN CURLED IN BALL TO SURVIVE FLANAGAN: The third person shot by Vester Flanagan told her husband that she couldn’t see him approaching because of the bright camera lights. Vicki Gardner, the executive director of the local chamber of commerce in Virginia, had a kidney and part of her colon removed after getting hit once in the back, but is otherwise expected to make a full recovery. “Then he shot three times at my wife, and she was trying to dodge everything,” her husband, Tim, said. “He missed twice, and then she dove to the ground and curled up in a ball, and that’s when he shot her in the back.” After the gunman left, Gardner got up and walked herself to the ambulance despite her injuries. Journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot in the head, according to the medical examiner.

ASHLEY MADISON CEO STEPS DOWN: Noel Biderman stepped down Friday as chief executive of Ashley Madison’s parent company, they mutually announced. “This change is in the best interest of the company…. We are actively adjusting to the attack on our business and members’ privacy by criminals,” Avid Life Media said in a statement. The hack exposed 34 million accounts and emails from Biderman showing he had extramarital affairs despite the self-proclaimed ”King of Infidelity” publicly saying he never cheated on his wife.

WHO READS LBN? Congressmen Jerrold Nadler of  New York along with along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


71 MIGRANTS DIED IN TRUCK IN EUROPE: Police have arrested a Bulgarian man of Lebanese origin who owned a truck found on a roadside with dozens of dead migrants inside in Austria on Thursday, along with two drivers.“This horrible crime shows that we must get even tougher in the battle against people-smuggling,” said Austria’s interior minister. “People-smugglers are criminals and not well-minded helpers. They do not care about the well-being of the refugees; they care about profit.” The dead migrants included 60 men, eight women, and three children. Officials say they may have been a Syrian refugee group. The gruesome discovery came on the heels of record numbers of migrants attempting to cross into Europe this summer.

ISIS ‘BITCOIN’ SUPPORTER GETS 11 YEARS: A Virginia teenager who pleaded guilty to providing material support to ISIS was slapped with an 11-year prison sentence Friday, despite family and friends’ pleas that the judge be lenient with him. Ali Shukri Amin was arrested for running a pro-ISIS Twitter account called Amreeki Witness, which he used to help a friend go to Syria and to teach the Islamic State terror group how to use bitcoin to transfer funds without a paper trail. In letters submitted before sentencing, family members said his Crohn’s disease, congenital hand deformity, lack or relationship with his father, and his mother’s remarriage contributed to radicalizing him. Amin also wrote a letter apologizing to the judge, who still sentenced him to 136 months.

LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***In private sessions this summer, giant publishers and media companies from Germany, France and elsewhere have met with European officials about proposals to regulate Europe’s digital economy. The discussions have covered a broad range of contentious issues, according to public disclosures and several people who attended or were briefed on the meetings. Central to almost all of them has been limiting the reach of a single American company: Google. The company has a long list of detractors crying foul about how it operates in Europe, including rivals like Microsoft and Yelp. But as Europeans take a lead globally in regulating the Internet and containing American tech companies, the Continent’s old media — influential newspaper and magazine publishers — are emerging as one of Google’s most persistent adversaries.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: The past several years have been bruising ones for the credibility of the social sciences. A star social psychologist was caught fabricating data, leading to more than 50 retracted papers. A top journal published a study supporting the existence of ESP that was widely criticized. The journal Science pulled a political science paper on the effect of gay canvassers on voters’ behavior because of concerns about faked data. Now, a painstaking yearslong effort to reproduce 100 studies published in three leading psychology journals has found that more than half of the findings did not hold up when retested. The analysis was done by research psychologists, many of whom volunteered their time to double-check what they considered important work. Their conclusions, reported Thursday in the journal Science, have confirmed the worst fears of scientists who have long worried that the field needed a strong correction

UT WILL REMOVE CONFEDERATE STATUE: The University of Texas at Austin will remove a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its grounds, after a judge denied a group’s request to stop it. The college will move it from a prominent position near one of the main campus buildings to one inside the school’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, where it says visitors will see it in its proper context. State District Judge Karin Crump found that the Sons of Confederate Veterans group could not sue to have the statue remain.

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LBN-R.I.P:    ***Dr. James H. Duke Jr., a Houston trauma surgeon who treated Gov. John Connally of Texas on the day of the Kennedy assassination and reached a national audience through his syndicated television reports on medical topics and his frequent appearances on “Today” and the “NBC Nightly News,” died on Tuesday in Houston. He was 86. His death was announced in a statement by his family and by the medical institutions with which he was affiliated, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and its primary teaching hospital, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. No cause was specified.   ***Darryl Dawkins, who arrived in professional basketball as a gigantic teenager and became one of the game’s fiercest dunkers and most notoriously lovable characters, a backboard-smashing, referee-dissing, fun-loving manchild known to fans as Chocolate Thunder from Planet Lovetron, died on Thursday in Allentown, Pa. He was 58. Tracey Sechler, a spokeswoman for Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, confirmed the death. Robert Tyler, a family friend, said the apparent cause was heart failure.   ***Jozef Wesolowski, a Polish former archbishop who would have been the first high-level prelate to stand before a Vatican tribunal on charges of child sexual abuse, was found dead early Friday, the Vatican said in a statement. He was 67. Initial examinations carried out by Vatican officials “determined that his death occurred from natural causes,” the statement said.

LBN-COMMENTRY by David Brooks: The ISIS atrocities have descended like distant nightmares upon the numbed conscious of the world. The first beheadings of Americans had the power to shock, but since then there has been a steady barrage of inhumanity: mass executions of Christians and others, throwing gay men from rooftops, the destruction of ancient archaeological treasures, the routine use of poison gas. Even the recent reports in The Times about the Islamic State’s highly structured rape program have produced shock but barely a ripple of action.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Barry Schwartz: How satisfied are we with our jobs? Gallup regularly polls workers around the world to find out. Its survey last year found that almost 90 percent of workers were either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” from their jobs. Think about that: Nine out of 10 workers spend half their waking lives doing things they don’t really want to do in places they don’t particularly want to be.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Mark Baer (Attorney, Mediator): Legal disputes are typically resolved through litigation or litigated negotiation, which are adversarial processes and thereby exacerbate the conflict in order to resolve the dispute. Since conflicts and disputes are often confused or intertwined, it is essential that lawyers be better trained in resolving, or at least de-escalating conflicts. People with low EQ levels can generally resolve disputes, but not the underlying conflicts. People with high EQ levels have an increased self-awareness, which helps them to recognize and identify the way in which they react to things and is essential to self-management, which helps people to conduct themselves in a manner most suitable for achieving their desired outcomes. People with high EQ levels also tend to make fewer false assumptions as to people’s underlying motives, are more empathic and thereby better able to consider various perspectives. Those with greater emotional intelligence are also more aware of how their actions impact the quality of interpersonal relationships involved and do their best not to sabotage those relationships.

77% OF LBN READERS SAY PROSTITUION SHOULD NOT BE A CRIME: An overwhelming majority of LBN readers in all 50 of the United States and 26 foreign countries say that prostitution should not be a crime.


LBN-SITE OF THE DAY:

U.S. National Debt Clock

“Real Time U.S. National Debt Clock.”

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Thursday • August 27, 2015

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Nothing comes between dog lovers and their beloved companions. According to a new survey, many Americans would choose their pet over their partner. The survey of nearly 1,000 dog owners finds that 38 percent love their dog more than their partner or spouse. Dog owners even admit that they’d be slightly more devastated by their pet running away than a breakup, according to the survey performed for PoochPerks.com, a pet subscription box service. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being completely devastated, a runaway dog averages a 9.1 versus 8.8 for a breakup.


TV VICTIM’S FATHER TO FIGHT FOR GUN LAWS: Andy Parker, the father of the WDBJ-TV reporter who was shot and killed during a live broadcast Wednesday morning along with a cameraman, vowed to fight for stricter gun legislation that closes loopholes and ensures background checks. Parker told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly he would make it his “mission in life” to make sure “crazy people don’t get guns.” Former WDBJ reporter Vester Lee Flanagan gunned down Parker’s 24-year-old daughter, Alison Parker, along with cameraman Adam Ward while they were on the air. Andy Parker appeared Wednesday night on The Kelly File along with his daughter’s fiancé, Chris Hurst, who also worked at the station. Andy Parker said after an emotional day, “Anger is starting to creep in.”

UPGRADE – U.S. ECONOMY GREW 3.7% IN SPRING: The U.S. economy expanded by 3.7 percent in the second quarter of the year, the Commerce Department said Thursday, revising its initial estimate of a 2.3 percent GDP growth. The biggest change was in the area of business investment, which actually saw a 3.2 percent growth—compared with an earlier estimated decline of 0.6 percent.

“BEST OF LOS ANGELES AWARD” TOPS 2,000 MEMBERS:


The official “Best of Los Angeles Award”, a community of professionals in Southern California, topped over 2,000 members as of yesterday. The award, which features selections of the “best” businesses in over 200 categories per year, has become of the prominent and prestigious in California. To become a member of the community, simply click on the site and hit “like”


CHINA STOCKS FOLLOW WALL STREET REBOUND: Asian financial markets were back up Thursday in response to Wall Street’s sharp rebound, allaying fears about a global market rout. China’s Shanghai Composite index, which has been the main source of concern, jumped 5.4 percent in the biggest one-day gain in nearly two months. European shares also surged, rallying on comments Wednesday by New York Fed President William Dudley, who suggested delaying a September interest-rate hike because of the turmoil. In New York early Thursday, futures indexes indicate another strong opening on Wall Street, a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced 619 points higher.

WHO READS LBN? Rock music legend Keith Richards along with along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.



ISIS HACKER KILLED IN U.S. DRONE STRIKE: A British citizen who became a well-known ISIS computer hacker was killed in a U.S. drone strike near Raqqa, Syria, sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Junaid Hussain, 21, reportedly moved to Syria from Birmingham in the last two years. He was reportedly behind the CyberCaliphate, a hacking group that targeted the Pentagon’s Twitter account, among others this year, but never appeared to obtain any valuable information. The U.S. government has not officially confirmed his death.

JOE BIDEN ISN’T SURE FAMILY IS READY FOR RUN: In a conference call on Wednesday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. told Democratic National Committee members that he was uncertain if his family had the “emotional fuel” for another presidential campaign. The call was intended as a pitch for the nuclear containment deal with Iran, but after an hour or so of speaking at length in support of the agreement, the first question that Mr. Biden received was about whether he was prepared to join the presidential race

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that LBN is read daily by: ***12 member of the White House staff.   ***3 Nobel Prize winners.    ***6 U.S. Senators.

WAL-MART TO STOP SELLING ASSAULT RIFLES: Wal-Mart said it will stop selling assault rifles, semi-automatic guns, and other high-capacity weapons. A spokesman confirmed Tuesday to the pro-gun website BearingArms.com that the retail giant would stop selling high-capacity weapons. The move was not politically motivated, but instead sparked by dwindling sales, said Wal-Mart spokesperson Kory Lundberg. The company had previously come under pressure to end the sale of firearms by gun-safety groups. The retailer plans to sell off its remaining inventory of assault rifles and other high-capacity guns and will replace them with “other hunting and sportsman firearms, such as shotguns and rifles, based on customer demand,” Lundberg said.

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TRUMP ‘PROUD’ HE KICKED OUT REPORTER: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s “proud” of booting a prominent Spanish-language journalist out of his press event in Iowa. “I think I handled that well. I got a lot of credit for it,” he told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. Trump clashed with Univision’s Jorge Ramos just a day earlier, forcing the journalist to be removed from the event. Univision said Ramos had requested an interview with candidate, which Trump rejected before posting Ramos’ cellphone number on social media. Ramos was eventually let back into the press conference before he and Trump began arguing over the candidate’s immigration proposal. “As a journalist you have to take a stand,” Ramos said on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday.

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TN JUDGE UPHOLDS LETHAL-INJECTION METHOD: A Tennessee judge ruled Wednesday that the state’s lethal-injection process for executing inmates was constitutional. Davidson County Chancery Judge Claudia Bonnyman upheld the process and said the plaintiffs failed to prove the one-drug method led to a slow and painful death. She also added that the plaintiffs, who are 33 death-row inmates, didn’t prove there have been problems in states where the lethal-injection process has been used. Plaintiffs’ attorney Kelley Henry said they plan to appeal. The state uses compounded pentobarbital, because the only commercial producer of the drug has banned distribution for executions. Tennessee has not executed an inmate for more than five years due to legal battles and challenges in obtaining lethal-injection drugs.

UNIQUELY, LBN: Paul Reubens, an LBN reader from Los Angeles, California.


LBN-R.I.P.: ***Amelia Boynton Robinson, who was called the matriarch of the voting rights movement — and whose photograph, showing her beaten, gassed and left for dead in the epochal civil rights march known as Bloody Sunday, appeared in newspapers and magazines round the world in 1965 — died on Wednesday in Montgomery, Ala. She was 104. Her death was confirmed by Shawn Eckles, a family spokesman.   ***Frank E. Petersen Jr., who suffered bruising racial indignities as a military enlistee in the 1950s and was even arrested at an officers’ club on suspicion of impersonating a lieutenant, but who endured to become the first black aviator and the first black general in the Marine Corps, died on Tuesday at his home in Stevensville, Md., near Annapolis. He was 83. The cause was lung cancer, his wife, Alicia, said.

LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***Famed media consultant Elliot Mintz will be the next Guest of Honor at the “City Talk” conversation series on Tuesday, September 15th at Luna Park restaurant in L.A.

LBN-SITE OF THE DAY:

HowStuffWorks: 5 Everyday Things You Can Do to Keep Your Computer Healthy

“In this article, we’ll look at the best ways to keep your machine working smoothly and quickly without breaking your budget — or causing more problems as you learn.”

LBN-COMMENTARY by Nicholas Kristof: The slaying of two journalists Wednesday as they broadcast live to a television audience in Virginia is still seared on our screens and our minds, but it’s a moment not only to mourn but also to learn lessons. The horror isn’t just one macabre double-murder, but the unrelenting toll of gun violence that claims one life every 16 minutes on average in the United States. Three quick data points: ■ More Americans die in gun homicides and suicides every six months than have died in the last 25 years in every terrorist attack and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. ■ More Americans have died from guns in the United States since 1968 than on battlefields of all the wars in American history. ■ American children are 14 times as likely to die from guns as children in other developed countries, according to David Hemenway, a Harvard professor and author of an excellent book on firearm safety.

LBN-RANT by Ericka T. Bass: Though I strongly prefer women, I have had only one male lover in the last ten years and to be honest, I was drunk and high. His name was Lance.He was a polyglot who spoke nine languages fluently. Therefore, he could talk dirty to me in many languages, which I have to confess was fun. Ultimately not enough fun for me to reject women.

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LBN-ETC: Which Infomercial Companies Are The Best For Inventors and Entrepreneurs?  One of the oldest and best DRTV agencies in the nation will cover a huge portion of the costs for an infomercial campaign in exchange for a low commission on sales if your product qualifies for their shared risk program. Many of the highest grossing infomercials and DRTV spots in history were done by their creative team and media buyers – and three are in the top 10 currently airing. For products or services that score high in viability they will share the costs in exchange for a small commission on sales or leads generated. They also do flat fee campaigns at heavily reduced rates based on $11 million in weekly media buys. They will go head-to-head against any agency in the U.S. and if they don’t outperform by at least 20-40%, they will rebate their entire commission. They also do branding, B2B, Kickstarter and investor awareness campaigns with extremely cost-efficient placements on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, CNN Airport, etc. They also pay great referral fees. Free product evaluation. See www.MediaBlitz.tv for details.

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Wednesday • August 26, 2015

CHILLING – SLAIN CAMERAMAN PHOTOGRAPHED KILLER; SUSPECTED TO BE DISGRUNTLED EX-EMPLOYEE:

The governor of Virginia reportedly said the gunman who shot and killed two TV journalists is a disgruntled former employee of the Roanoke station. The suspect was dressed all in black. Cameraman Adam Ward captured the man approaching as he fired at him and reporter Alison Parker. The shooter has not yet been identified. According to WDBJ station manager Jeffrey A. Marks, it appears that the cameraman was shot first, and Parker was shot while running away.

FACT CHECK – PENTAGON PROBES SEXED UP ISIS INTEL: The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating allegations that military officials altered intelligence reports on the progress against ISIS to convey a more optimistic outlook on the war with the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Citing several officials familiar with the inquiry, the NYT reports the inquiry began after a civilian Defense Intelligence Agency analyst went to authorities with evidence that United States Central Command officials were skewing the conclusions of intelligence assessments prepared for policy makers and President Obama. Details as to who at Central Command was involved and when intelligence report conclusions were changed were not available.

WHO READS LBN? Singer Diana Krall along with along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


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AWFUL! TRAFFIC AT WORST LEVEL IN 30 YEARS: Traffic in 2014 was worse than during any year since 1982, according to a study to be released Wednesday. Based on numbers examined by Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute and the data analysis firm Inrix, commuters spent an average of 42 hours in traffic last year. The numbers also claim that this time resulted in 3.1 billion gallons of wasted fuel, and cost the economy $160 billion. “It follows the economic thread,” said one of the researchers, because traffic decreased during the recession. “There’s clearly this relationship that the higher congestion levels are a downside of this increase in economic activity.”

MONSTERS – ISIS DISFIGURES BOYS WHO REFUSE TO JOIN: ISIS fighters chopped off the right hand and left foot of a boy in Syria who refused to cooperate in joining the self-declared caliphate as a child soldier. The boy, Mohammed, along with another teen, named Ahmed, were working with rebel groups to fight ISIS in the region. When Mohammed was discovered, he was first locked in a jail for two months and tortured with electric shocks to his genitals. Ahmed managed to escape but was later offered amnesty by the Islamic State terror group, which included going to an ISIS indoctrination school. Mohammed was later disfigured because he tried to escape.

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9/11 ‘DUST LADY’ DIES OF CANCER: A woman who became known as the “dust lady” after being captured in a photo near the collapsed World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, has died at age 42 of stomach cancer. Marcy Borders had just started a banking job when the attacks occurred. “My mom fought an amazing battle,” her daughter told the New York Post. “Not only is she the ‘Dust Lady’ but she is my hero and she will forever live through me.”

LBN-THINK AGAIN: In adolescence, the brain is wired to experience pleasure more intensely than before or after.


HISPANIC JOURNALIST KICKED OUT BY TRUMP: Journalist Jorge Ramos was kicked out of an Iowa press conference Tuesday while trying to ask Donald Trump a question. Trump yelled “Go back to Univision” while refusing to take a question from Ramos. He was later allowed back in to the press conference, at which point he asked Trump how he would deport 11 million people to which Trump responded: “Very humanely.” “Do you know how many Hispanics work for me? Thousands,” Trump said later in the exchange. “You know how many Hispanics have worked for me over the years? Tens of thousands.” Ramos later said, “My job was purely journalist. My job is to ask questions.”

LBN-NOTICED: ***Bill Clinton ordering a breakfast of organic eggs and coffee at Babette’s in East Hampton on Tuesday morning.   ***Meryl Poster, Marjorie Gubelmann and MSG’s Sharon Otterman at a Park Hyatt lunch in NYC celebrating the hotel’s first anniversary.   ***Actress Julianna Margulies‎ and her husband Keith Lieberthal in house seats at Broadway’s “Hamilton,” next to Medallion Financial CEO and NASCAR team owner Andrew Murstein along with NASCAR legend Richard Petty.

LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ****Donald Trump is selling his share of the Miss Universe pageant, and Hollywood überagent Ari Emanuel is among the top bidders. Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell’s WME/IMG along with private equity firm Silver Lake, which backed WME’s purchase of IMG in 2013, are said to be one of the favored bidders for Miss Universe, according to a source.

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LBN-R.I.P.: ***Anna Kashfi, an actress who appeared in several Hollywood films in parts calling for, in the parlance of the day, an exotic beauty, but who became better known for playing a continuing role in a real-life soap opera as Marlon Brando’s first wife, died on Aug. 16 in Woodland, Wash. She was 80. Brett Dundas, the chief deputy coroner for Cowlitz County, in southwestern Washington confirmed the death without specifying the cause.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: Normally, when your main geopolitical rivals are shooting themselves in both feet, the military manual says step back and enjoy the show. But I take little comfort in watching China burning money and Russia burning food, because in today’s interdependent world we’re all affected. I also find no joy in it because we Americans, too, have started burning our most important source of competitive advantage — our pluralism. One of our two political parties has gone nuts and started following a pied piper of intolerance, named Donald Trump.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Frank Bruni: Let me get this straight. If I want the admiration and blessings of the most flamboyant, judgmental Christians in America, I should marry three times, do a queasy-making amount of sexual boasting, verbally degrade women, talk trash about pretty much everyone else while I’m at it, encourage gamblers to hemorrhage their savings in casinos bearing my name and crow incessantly about how much money I’ve amassed? Seems to work for Donald Trump.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas B. Edsall: The battle for the Republican presidential nomination has produced an unexpectedly intense burst of attacks on women’s reproductive rights, not only on the right to abortion, but also by implication on some of the most commonly used methods of contraception. The shift to an aggressively conservative posture stands in direct contrast to the party’s previous five presidential nominees, all of whom sought during their campaigns to play down social issues.

LBN-COMMENTARY By Nicholas R. Lardy: China, many believe, is in a financial and economic meltdown causing anxiety and panic everywhere. China’s stock market dive first dragged down other emerging markets and has now spread to the United States, slicing trillions of dollars off the value of stocks traded here and in other global markets. Since China is the world’s second largest economy and has growing financial ties around the world, developments there clearly have enormous potential implications for both developed and emerging markets. But the popular narrative is not well supported by the facts. There is little evidence that China’s economy is slowing significantly from the 7 percent pace reported by the government for the first part of the year. Wage growth is running at about 10 percent annually; the pace of creation of nonagricultural jobs is stronger than in any recent year; both real disposable income and consumption expenditures of Chinese households are growing strongly. It is not the picture of an economy heading for a hard landing.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano — who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2008 over a wiretapping scandal — will be resentenced after a federal appeals court overturned some of his convictions. He’s been serving time in Texas with an expected release at age 75 in 2019. But while the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the gumshoe’s convictions of “aiding and abetting both computer fraud and unauthorized computer access” — because jury instructions in his trial were “plainly erroneous” — the court upheld more serious identity theft and racketeering convictions.

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Tuesday • August 25, 2015

BUCKLE UP! OBAMA GIVES BIDEN PERMISSION TO RUN:

President Obama reportedly gave Joe Biden the green light to consider a presidential run in 2016. Earlier Monday, The Washington Post reported a meeting is scheduled between Biden and “top bundlers who raised large sums for the Obama-Biden campaigns in 2008 and 2012.” The event is described as “part of a series of conversations” he’s having with senior party members while weighing a White House bid. Biden met with liberal lion Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday.

U.S. ONLY CAPTURED 3 GITMO DETAINEES: Only three of the 116 detainees being held at Guantánamo Bay were captured by U.S. forces, The Guardian reported Tuesday. Nearly 100 were originally captured by Pakistani and Afghani forces and handed over to the U.S. “There is great reason to disbelieve claims that detainees at Guantánamo are the ‘worst of the worst’, including the fact that many were sold to the U.S. for a bounty, not based on any real quality intelligence the US had gathered,” said Human Rights Watch’s senior counsel .

HILLARY VS. BIDEN WOULD GET UGLY FAST PREDICTS MEDIA EXPERT: If you thought Clinton-Obama 2008 was bad, “wait until a old white guy steps in a woman’s path and attacks her integrity” says media expert and author Michael Levine. “Biden will have to make trust and integrity a central part of his message and the Clinton folks will respond with nuclear force if they feel significantly challenged” Levine continued.

ISIS SPEEDS UP DESTRUCTION OF ANTIQUITIES IN SYRIA: Islamic State militants have razed a fifth-century Roman Catholic monastery and blown up one of the best-preserved first-century temples in Palmyra, the ancient Syrian city that is one of the world’s most important archaeological sites, according to government officials and local activists. And that was just this past week — in one Syrian province. Much like the grinding slaughter of human beings, the ravaging of irreplaceable antiquities in Syria and Iraq has become something of a grim wartime routine. Yet the cumulative destruction of antiquities has reached staggering levels that represent an irreversible loss to world heritage and future scholarship, archaeological experts and antiquities officials say.

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SAUDIS EXECUTING SOMEONE EVERY 2 DAYS: Saudi Arabia executed more than 102 people in the first half of this year, according to an Amnesty International report—for a total of more than 175 in the past year. The 2015 execution rate is nearly a person every other day, meaning it may well top the country’s previous record, set in 1995, when it put to death 192 individuals. Those executed this year included children under 18, and people with mental disabilities. Most of the executions are carried out by beheading, with many for drug crimes.

WHO READS LBN? Baseball player David Wright along with along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


NORWAY INMATE HACKS TVS TO SHARE PORN: Authorities said an inmate at a Norway prison hacked into the facility’s television network to allow other inmates to secretly chat with one another as well as share pornography and other digital files. The Local reported Monday that officials at Halden prison discovered the hack after noticing a spike in data usage. Authorities also found a handwritten note with a log-in code on an inmate. Prisoners at Halden, which was designed for rehabilitation, have access to flat-screen TVs, an en-suite bathroom, and a mini-fridge inside their cells. Deputy Warden Jan Strømnes said prison officials have rebuilt the security system and inmates have returned to watching “regular TV.”

LBN-INVESTIGATES: An American citizen who pleaded guilty to supporting ISIS was ordered by a federal judge to leave jail—and go to a halfway home instead. That rehab program is run by a group that had no prior experience with would-be Islamic terrorists. Abdullahi Yusuf of Minnesota was allowed to depart from jail and stay at a halfway home after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to the so-called Islamic State widely known as ISIS in January. (Yusuf was stopped at the airport trying to fly to Turkey in May 2014, at age 18.) Once inside the halfway home, Yusuf was to be “de-radicalized” through regular meetings with a counselor whose curriculum looked more like a high-school civics course than religious deprogramming.

INDYCAR DRIVER DIES OF HEAD INJURY: Justin Wilson, the British IndyCar driver who went into a coma after he was struck in the head by a piece of debris at Pocono Raceway, has died. He was 37. Wilson’s family confirmed his death in a statement  Monday, just a day after he was hit in the head by a piece of flying debris that had broken off another car as it crashed. Wilson’s car veered into an interior wall and he was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. “Justin was a loving father and devoted husband, as well as a highly competitive racing driver who was respected by his peers,” the statement said.

LBN-MEET: Jim Chanos, the founder of Kynikos Associates, a $3 billion hedge fund that specializes in short-selling, Chanos was the first person to figure out, some 15 years ago, that Enron was a house of cards.


LBN-INVESTIGATES: Millennials are still emotionally tied to their parents. Forty percent consider their parents to be mentors. Boomer parents are anxious to be helpful to their children as they have a sense of guilt relating to current conditions in the country. Millennials are not growing up as quickly as previous generations. The incurrence of large student loans, unemployment, and staying home has greatly influenced this behavior. Other characteristics of millennials include: — Frequent technological contact with friends, family, and co-workers. Keep in mind the internet was not yet invented when boomers were 30 years old. — Millennials are changing reproductive habits meaning that they are having children later in life and deferring this responsibility while they deal with financial issues. — Buying a home is not possible for many millennials because of the job situation. Boomers flocked to the housing market in their 20s and 30s. Here are a few other random factoids for your consumption: — The median number of text messages sent by millennials is 50 per day. — 47% of 16-24 year olds are employed, the lowest since this started being calculated in 1948. — 46% exercised vigorously in the last 24 hours. — 44% think marriage is obsolete. — 39% have a tattoo. — 38% are Democrats, 28% Independent, and 26% Republican. — 37% of 18-29 year olds are unemployed. — 35% started a business on the side to supplement their income. — 33% live in cities, 14% live in rural areas. — 28% have a gun in their home. — Email usage for millennials dropped by 27% last year. — 26% have no religious affiliation. — 25 it’s the average age of new moms, and 27 for new fathers. — 21% think helping the poor is the most important issue.

FERGUSON WILL VOID WARRANTS BEFORE 2015: A new municipal judge in Ferguson announced Monday that he directed the court to void arrest warrants issued before 2015 as part of the city’s sweeping reforms to address institutional racism. The judge, Donald McCullin, has also planned to lower the penalties for traffic violators who don’t show up to court. These reforms are in response to a Justice Department report that found the court system in Ferguson to be guilty of racial discrimination.

FORMER MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI COMPLAINS ABOUT HOMELESS MAN ON UPPER EAST SIDE STREET, TAKES SHOT AT DE BLASIO: Add former mayor Rudy Giuliani to the thousands of New Yorkers complaining about homelessness. In an exclusive interview with NBC 4 New York, Giuliani revealed that he recently filed a complaint about a homeless man camped out on his East Side street. I myself, two weeks ago, had to go to a precinct to complain about a homeless person who was defecating and urinating,” he said. “Do you know when people lived on the streets and didn’t use bathrooms inside? It’s called the Dark Ages.”

LBN-NOTICED: ***Oliver Stone at Red Stixs in Southampton.   ***Jennifer Lopez at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Monday filming her new music video with Alvaro Soler .   ***Natalie Portman sipping carrot juice at Delectica on Third Avenue in NYC.   ***CNN boss Jeff Zucker riding the LIRR in NYC.   ***Carlos Santana being allowed to wear his signature black fedora during dinner at Old Homestead in NYC at the Borgata despite a strict no-hat policy.   ***Richie Notar at Anna Walinska’s exhibit at Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton.

LOS ANGELES TINY HOMES ‘ILLEGAL’: A Los Angeles city attorney said tiny homes on wheels used by some homeless people in the city are illegal, and may pose a legal liability if the city doesn’t remove them and someone gets injured. Valerie Flores also said at the Monday meeting that the homes don’t qualify as personal belongings—meaning that the city could immediately dispose of them. Advocates say the small one-room “houses” on wheels are safer for homeless people than sleeping on the street. Earlier this year, the city council passed two bills making it easier to remove homeless encampments, including one that allows police to confiscate “bulky items” without notice. “They’re stupid if they think I won’t file a lawsuit of my own,” said Elvis Summers, the man responsible for building most of the homes.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: A new study showing that people with autism display higher levels of creativity has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it helps debunk a myth about people with learning disabilities. Scientists found that people with the developmental condition were far more likely to come up with unique answers to creative problems despite having traits that can be socially crippling and make it difficult to find jobs. The co-author of the study, Dr Catherine Best from the University of Stirling, said that while the results, from a study of 312 people, were a measure of just one aspect of the creative process, it revealed a link between autistic traits and unusual and original ideas.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: One in every five people in the world is Chinese. China’s population is estimated to reach a whopping 1,338,612,968 by July 2009. China’s population is four times that of the United States.

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LBN-R.I.P.: ***Merl Reagle, a playfully irreverent crossword puzzle constructor whose clues set off spirited cerebrations from his fans rather than frustrated surrenders to dictionary arcana, died on Saturday in Tampa, Fla. He was 65. The cause was complications of pancreatitis, his wife, Marie Haley, said.

LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: Let’s say you had the chance to become a vampire. With one magical bite you would gain immortality, superhuman strength and a life of glamorous intensity. Your friends who have undergone the transformation say the experience is incredible. They drink animal blood, not human blood, and say everything about their new existence provides them with fun, companionship and meaning. Would you do it? Would you consent to receive the life-altering bite, even knowing that once changed you could never go back?

LBN-COMMENTARY by Joe Nocera: In the fall of 2009, Jim Chanos began to ask questions about the Chinese economy. What sparked his curiosity was the realization that commodity producers had been largely unaffected by the financial crisis; indeed, they had recorded big profits even as other sectors found themselves reeling in the aftermath of the crisis. When he looked into why, he discovered that the critical factor was China’s voracious appetite for commodities: The Chinese, who had largely sidestepped the financial crisis themselves, were buying 40 percent of all copper exports; 50 percent of the available iron ore; and eye-popping quantities of just about everything else. That insight soon led Chanos to make an audacious call: China was in the midst of an unsustainable credit bubble.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Steven J. Harper: Ten months after graduation, only 60 percent of the law school class of 2014 had found full-time long-term jobs that required them to pass the bar exam. Even that improvement over the class of 2013 (a 57 percent employment rate) came with three asterisks: Last year, the American Bar Association changed the job-reporting rules to give law schools an extra month for the class of 2014 to find jobs; graduates employed in law-school-funded positions count in the employment rate; and the number of jobs that require bar passage fell from 2013 to 2014.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Dennis Prager: The more one knows about the Iran deal, the more obvious it becomes that it is not a deal so much as it is a fraud. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of a fraud is “something that is meant to look like the real thing in order to trick people.” That precisely describes the Iran deal. Virtually every claim made for it is either not true or insignificant. There are no “anytime, anywhere” inspections, as Americans were promised during the negotiations. –No American or Canadian inspectors will be allowed into Iran. –The agreement obligates all the parties, including the United States, to help Iran protect its nuclear facilities against an attack, whether physical or cyber. –Any area of Iran that the Iranian regime designates “military” cannot be inspected. –Iran can object to any inspection and delay it at least 24 days and, according to the Wall Street Journal, up to three months. –The deal will free a hundred billion dollars and eventually much more for the Iranian regime to use to bolster Iran’s economy and to supply terror groups around the world.

LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:…Actor Sean Connery, who turns 85 today:


LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Sarah Silverman’s mother, Beth Ann O’Hara, has died. She was 73. “Wednesday morning my Mom died,” Silverman, 44, captioned a photo of her late mother on Instagram. “She was a know-it-all in overalls & two different colored socks. And defiantly, no bra. The woman who, when I was little, gave me detailed directions to a restaurant ladies room then secretly watched as I found my way to it on my own. The woman who went back to college at 42, and skinny dipped in ponds, and told me never to protect myself from a broken heart because it was so very worth the pain to get to experience love.” According to New Hampshire Public Radio, O’Hara was a pillar in the theater community. She directed 50 plays over a 25-year span.   ***Celine Dion’s cancer-stricken husband doesn’t know how much time he has left, but knows he wants to die in her arms. Dion’s husband, René Angélil, suffers from throat cancer and has been fed intravenously for two years. The 47-year-old singer famously took a break from her Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace in 2014 to care for Angélil — and this Thursday, she will make a triumphant return to the stage.

LBN-ETC: NIXLAND, My Wild Ride in the Inner City Check Cashing Industry is a fascinating and inspirational small business success story full of lessons that can help anyone have a more happy, healthy, prosperous life. Nix Check Cashing overcame arm robberies, cutthroat competition, an assassination threat by the Chicago mob and huge obstacles during the LA riots all while contributing to the well-being of the communities they served. Endorsed by Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, Bernard Parks former chief of LAPD, Lee Baca former LA County Sheriff and a number of other prominent people. Visit Nixland.net then order on Amazon.com.

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Monday • August 24, 2015

FREEFALL – DOW PLUNGES 1000 POINTS AT OPENING:

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1000 points minutes after the opening bell Monday thanks to fears about China’s economic slowdown. The index rebounded slightly since then but is still well within negative territory. Earlier in the day, the Shanghai Composite index dived 8.5 percent in what the state-run Xinhua New Agency called “China’s Black Monday.” Markets in Hong Kong, Japan, and Europe all tumbled; a combined $5 trillion was erased from global equity markets in the turmoil.

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U.S. HEROES GET FRANCE’S HIGHEST HONOR: The three childhood friends who tackled and disarmed a suspected radical Islamist gunman on a French train were awarded the country’s highest honor by President François Hollande on Monday. Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler received the award at the Elysee Palace, alongside Briton Chris Norman. “In the name of France, I would like to thank you,” Hollande said. “The whole world admires your bravery. It should be an example to all of us and inspire us. You put your lives at risk in order to defend freedom.” Two others are expected to receive the medal at a later date.

UN: ISIS TEMPLE DESTRUCTION ‘WAR CRIME’: UNESCO head Irina Bokova called ISIS’s destruction of an ancient temple in Palmyra a “war crime.” Fighters with the terror group allegedly “placed a large quantity of explosives in the Temple of Baalshamin today and then blew it up, causing much damage to the temple,” Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told AFP Sunday. The inner area of the temple was “destroyed and the columns around collapsed,” he added. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that militants placed explosives around the Temple of Baalshamin, but said the explosion occurred last month. The news comes just days after ISIS militants beheaded the 82-year-old antiquities chief for Palmyra’s ancient ruins.

WHO READS LBN? New anchor Megyn Kelly along with along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


LBN-INVESTIGATES: Dreams

1.     The word “dream” is most likely related to the West Germanic draugmus, (meaning deception, illusion, or phantom) or from the Old Norse draugr (ghost, apparition) or the Sanskrit druh (seek to harm or injure).

2.     You cannot snore and dream at the same time.

3.     Adults dream off and on, for a total of about an hour and half to three hours every night.

4.     By the time we die, most of us will have spent a quarter of a century asleep, of which six years or more will have been spent dreaming—and almost all of those dreams are forgotten upon waking.

5.     The average person has about 1,460 dreams a year. That’s about four per night.

6.     Egyptian pharaohs were considered children of Ra (Egyptian sun god) and, thus, their dreams were seen as being divine.

7.     In the Chinese province of Fu-Kein, people called on their ancestors for dream revelation by sleeping on graves.

8.     Scientists suggest that the dreams of fetuses are mostly composed of sound and touch sensations, given the lack of visual stimuli in the womb.

9.     Among the six dreams reported in the New Testament are the dreams that communicate divine knowledge, instruction, and warning to Joseph, husband of Mary, mother of Jesus.

10.  About 80% of neonatal and newborn sleep time is REM sleep, suggesting a tremendous amount of time dreaming.

LBN-SEE IT:Gus Wenner runs the digital operation of Wenner Media, publisher of Rolling Stone, the magazine that his father started in 1967.


LBN-HEATH WATCH: If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day. It’s just not true. There is no science behind it. And yet every summer we are inundated with news media reports warning that dehydration is dangerous and also ubiquitous. These reports work up a fear that otherwise healthy adults and children are walking around dehydrated, even that dehydration has reached epidemic proportions.

TRACY MORGAN WEDS LONGTIME FIANCÉE: Tracy Morgan married his longtime fiancée Megan Wollover in an intimate ceremony Sunday, just 14 months after a life-threatening highway crash, the comedian’s rep told People magazine. “After almost losing Tracy last year, I am so grateful to finally be married to the love of my life,” Wollover said. The ceremony included the couple’s close friends and family, including their 2-year-old daughter, Maven.

LBN-NOTICED: ***Rande Gerber, with his supermodel wife Cindy Crawford, and their friends, George Clooney and wife Amal, are on a working trip to Ibiza. The glamorous foursome, along with their close friend, Discovery Land Co. CEO Mike Meldman, arrived on the Spanish island Saturday from Clooney’s villa in Lake Como to launch their Casamigos Tequila.   ***Paul McCartney having lunch at Serafina East Hampton Sunday with his wife, Nancy Shevell.   ***David Blaine stopped by Meatpacking’s Troy Liquor Bar in NYC on Saturday with three friends. After leaving the bar, he got a table near the DJ booth and was drinking tequila and doing card tricks.   ***David Cross singing “Life on Mars” three times, then his wife Amber Tamblyn performed “Jolene” with Joe McGinty accompanying on piano at Sid Gold’s Request Room in NYC on Friday.   ***Actor Paul Reubens and actress singer E.G Daily hanging out last night with LA talk show host John Kerwin (Daily’s boyfriend) and Beverly Hill publicist Edward Lozzi and Kerwin’s manager Krista Keller (Courtney Stodden’s mom) backstage at the Forever Cemetery’s Summer screening of Pee Wee Herman’s Great Adventure for it’s 30th Anniversary. 4,000 people laying out under the stars having a blast.

MY REVIEW: “LBN sets a different standard of independence. I understand why it is so popular among with thought leaders through-out the world.”—–Professor Thomas Z., an LBN reader from Boston, Mass.


INDYCAR DRIVER IN COMA AFTER RACE CRASH: IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was placed in a medically induced coma, in critical condition, on Sunday after he was struck in the head by a piece of flying debris from a car crash during the final laps of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, IndyCar confirmed in a statement. Driver Sage Karam crashed his car after spinning out in Turn 1 on Lap 179 of the 200-lap race. A piece of debris from Karam’s crash appeared to hit Wilson, whose car immediately spun out into the inside wall on the exit of Turn 1. The 37-year-old suffered a severe head injury and was undergoing further evaluation at a hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, according to IndyCar’s statement. Wilson, a U.K. native, has competed in U.S. open-wheel racing since 2004 and earned seven wins and 27 podiums.

UNIQUELY, LBN: Author Nancy Deville, an LBN reader from Santa Monica, California


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LBN-INVESTIGATES: A McDonald’s corn muffin has more calories than a glazed donut. A small packet of Wendy’s honey mustard dressing has 280 calories.

LBN-R.I.P.: ***Karen Stives, a fiercely gifted horsewoman who helped lead the American equestrian team to an Olympic gold medal in the sport known as three-day eventing, barely missing out on an individual gold medal herself, died this month at her home in Dover, Mass. She was 64. The cause was complications of a rare form of cancer, her partner, Robert Hutchison, said. She died late on Aug. 13 or early on Aug. 14, he said.

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LBN-COMMENTARY by Jimmy Fallon: Trump just gave a big interview to the Hollywood Reporter. And when he was asked what actor he’d want to play him in a movie, he said, “Somebody really, really handsome.” Then he said, “OK, I’ll do it! I talked me into it!”

LBN-COMMENTARY by Conan O’Brien: A study found that many types of head lice have mutated and now have become resistant to over-the-counter treatments. The problem has scientists scratching their heads.

LBN-RANT by Ericka T. Bass: Although the piano is a more versatile instrument with a greater range, some musicians still enjoy playing the cembalo for its distinct sound. Me. I love the Harmonica which I have played like a pro since I was a kid. I still have no idea why I like playing it after sex! (Please note: The opinions of Ericka T. Bass are those of her and her alone and don’t necessarily represent the opinions of LBN or its staff)   ***Shout back directly at Ericka T. – E-mail: LBNElert@TimeWire.net ( Please put “Erika T. Bass” in the subject line).

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Good news, everybody: Floyd “Money” Mayweather is making ostentatious purchases again. Despite raking in some $300 million this year, making him far and away the world’s highest-paid athlete, Mayweather went the Cars.com route a few months back, when he parted ways with his ultra-rare Ferrari for a shade under $4 million to pave the way for an upgrade. While he intended on turning his profits into a couple of puppies, he instead settled for a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, which sounds like a fancy espresso machine but is actually one of – if not the – rarest car on the planet.   ***Megan Fox may end up paying for Brian Austin Green in their divorce. The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” actress, 29, will probably pay Green, 42, spousal support, TMZ has learned. There’s a large income difference amongst the two stars — mainly because of a terrible car accident last year

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Monday • August 24, 2015

SENSING BLOOD! JOE BIDEN IS LEANING TOWARD A 2016 RUN:

Vice President Joe Biden, who has long been considering a presidential bid, is increasingly leaning toward entering the race if it is still possible he can knit together a competitive campaign at this late date, people familiar with the matter said.

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Monday • August 24, 2015

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Sunday • August 23, 2015

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TRAIN GUNMAN MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ALONE: The man accused of attacking passengers aboard a high-speed train bound for Paris Friday has been identified as a 26-year-old Moroccan national who, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais, lived in Spain until 2014 and had been to Syria. According to French sources with knowledge of the case who spoke to Reuters and French regional newspaper La Voix du Nord, the man had been under surveillance after Spanish authorities flagged him to French police but it is unknown if he was still being watched at the time of the attack. Three Americans, including two service members, are credited with subduing the gunman aboard the train. President Obama thanked all three Friday for their “courage and quick thinking.” As of Sunday, authorities are investigating whether the man was acting alone or connected to a bigger network.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Nearly 7 million Americans have gone at least a year without making a payment on their federal student loans, a high level of default that suggests a widening swath of households are unable or unwilling to pay back their school debt. As of July, 6.9 million Americans with student loans hadn’t sent a payment to the government in at least 360 days, quarterly data from the Education Department showed this past week. That was up 6%, or 400,000 borrowers, from a year earlier. That translates into about 17% of all borrowers with federal loans being severely delinquent, a share that would be even higher if borrowers currently in school who aren’t yet required to repay were excluded. Millions of other borrowers are months behind but haven’t hit the 360-day threshold that the government defines as a default.

N KOREA SENDS FORCES IN TALKS WITH SOUTH: During the second day of tense conversations between North and South Korean leaders, North Korea sent out double its normal artillery units and most of its submarines. The debate has centered around South Korea removing propaganda loud speakers at their border, which Kim Jong-un has declared an “act of war.” As the negotiations failed to reach a conclusion Saturday, North Korea raised the stakes in the standoff sending out vast portions of its military Sunday.

81% OF LBN READERS THINK PEOPLE ARE “HIDING” BY USING E-MAIL OR TEXTING: 81% of LBN readers in all 50 of the United States and 26 foreign countries feel that friends, family and associates are “hiding” behind e-mail and texting.

GIANT PANDA HAS TWINS AT D.C. ZOO: A giant panda gave birth to twins at Washington D.C.’s National Zoo Saturday. The twins came as an unexpected surprise. The mother, Mei Xiang, had previously given birth to two surviving cubs, one in 2005 and one in 2013. The gender of these new cubs is yet to be determined. There are only about 1,600 giant pandas known to be living in the wild and about 300 in captivity

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Women in Whitesville, Delaware, could be charged with disorderly conduct if they propose marriage to a man.

WHO READS LBN? Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis along with along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


MAN FOUND WITH ROSIE’S DAUGHTER ARRESTED: The man Rosie O’Donnell’s teenage daughter was staying with earlier this week was arrested Friday for allegedly endangering the welfare of a child and distribution of obscenity to a minor, police said. Steven Sheerer, 25, was arrested at his home in New Jersey after police investigated the contents of 17-year-old Chelsea O’Donnell’s cell phone with the consent of her mother, Rosie. Police said they found evidence of inappropriate communications between the two stretching back several weeks. If convicted, Sheerer faces up to five years in prison for each charge. Sheerer was previously convicted on charges of heroin distribution and possession.

MY REVIEW: “LBN is a totally fearless and independent globally news and information service that makes me think each day. Information is power and LBN is a power-tool.” —–Gloria P., an LBN reader from Kansas City, Missouri


LBN-BOOK NEWS: ***Lindsay Lohan’s next project is an “educational” book on style and fashion, after she turned down publishers’ bids for a tell-all. A source  said, “Lindsay has had numerous offers to do a tell-all book about her time in rehab, her brushes with the law, her crazy family, or to lift the lid on the less glamorous side of a Hollywood starlet. But she refused those offers, and she’s working on something related to style and fashion and her travels, an educational book.”

LBN-NOTICED: ***Jane Lynch and her cabaret act going across the street to have cocktails at Indochine after performing “See Jane Sing!” at Joe’s Pub in NYC.   ***Laverne Cox dancing at the rock opera “Life and Death of Kenyon Phillips” at Webster Hall in NYC.   ***MLB star Eddie Murray having dinner next to Sharon Bush and Oscar Plotkin at Primola in NYC.   ****Adrian Grenier walking into NeueHouse in NYC with an unidentified woman.   ***Brooke Shields and a girlfriend watching “Grey Gardens the Musical” at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.   ***Popular Rant columnist Ericka T. Bass wearing a “Trump for President” T-shirt walking on Fairfax Ave. in L.A.

LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***“Straight Outta Compton” dominated a trio of underwhelming new releases this weekend, providing a little proof of life in an otherwise moribund box office. The rap drama topped charts for the second weekend in a row, picking up $26.8 million from 3,025 locations and propelling its domestic haul to $111.5 million. That’s a tidy return on the $29 million that Universal and Legendary spent making the film about the early days of N.W.A. “Straight Outta Compton” hasn’t been without controversy. The film has been slammed for glossing over its members treatment of women and the blowback forced Dr. Dre to apologize for his actions. Negative headlines  do not appear to be taking a toll on its ticket sales.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Cocaine is the most frequently reported illicit substance associated with drug abuse fatalities and causes three times more deaths than any other illegal drug.

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MYSTERY OF MELISSA GILBERT’S MISSING MONEY: Oh no! Say it ain’t so! Goody-goody Melissa Gilbert – who inspired a generation of girls with her wholesome portrayal of “Little House on the Prairie” sweetheart Laura Ingalls – has just been unmasked as a deadbeat who owes a staggering $473,078 in back taxes! The red-faced facts came to light after the “Dancing with the Stars” alum threw her hat in the ring as a Democrat running for Congress in Michigan’s 8th District, where she lives with third husband, actor Timothy Busfield, who starred on ABC’s “Thirtysomething.” “I’m running for Congress to make life a little easier for all the families who feel they have fallen through the cracks in today’s economy,” she said. “I believe building a new economy is a team effort, and we need to bring fresh voices to the table to get the job done.” Republican opponent Mike Bishop quickly attacked. “Melissa Gilbert can afford to have a stylist and a Louis Vuitton collar for her dog, but cannot pay her taxes,” his campaign manager slammed in a statement. “Her Hollywood values are totally out of whack with the district.”

LBN-SPORTS INSIDER: ***Usain Bolt still found a way. Despite a shortage of competition and a surplus of doubts, the Jamaican sprinter had just enough speed to hold off Justin Gatlin to win the men’s 100 meters at the world championships here on Sunday. In a final that was billed as a morality play, Bolt, the 29-year-old world-record holder, finished one-hundredth of a second ahead of Gatlin, the 33-year-old American who has twice served doping suspensions.

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“The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries. Using a combination of various Google technologies and expert information provided by our museum partners, we have created a unique online art experience. Users can explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum and even build their own collections to share.”

LBN-COMMENTARY by Maureen Dowd: Some blondes have all the fun. As Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush get more testy, Donald Trump gets more chesty. And more blond. It’s mind-boggling to contemplate a President Trump trying to make peace between North and South Korea, even as we watch the pugnacious Candidate Trump trolling poor Jeb on Twitter and predicting that poor Hillary would have to run the country from Leavenworth. But, as Trump would say, deal with it. The pol who refused to identify himself as a pol on his jury duty questionnaire has utterly scrambled American politics. And he has trademarked the phrase “Make America Great Again.” “I was surprised it was available,” he told me.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Peggy Noonan: A few months ago I wrote that the 2016 presidential primary looked to come down to Bloody versus Boring. The Republican race would be bloody—more than a dozen candidates scrapping for attention, trying to gain traction, pounding each other. The Democrats would be boring, the long glide of the queen.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Sickly star Angelina Jolie risks her health by helping others – including a former lesbian lover! She’s determined to help her ex Jenny Shimizu become an adoptive mom! “Angie’s helping Jenny and her new wife, Michelle [Harper], adopt a baby!” said an insider. Jenny briefly dated Angie after they met on the set of “Foxfire.” She married Michelle, a fashion industry exec, last fall. Angie’s been very supportive of them. “Angelina is just happy that Jenny has found love again!” said the insider. ***Courteney Cox and her rocker fiancé are planning to adopt, sources said. The former “Friends” beauty, 51, is already mother to 11-year-old daughter Coco, whose father is her ex-husband, David Arquette, 43. Insiders said Courteney’s Northern Irish rocker beau, Johnny McDaid, 39, dotes on the little girl as if she were his own – and the lovebirds are so keen to add to the family as quickly as possible that they are also considering surrogacy.

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Saturday • August 22, 2015

NO. 2 ISIS LEADER KILLED BY U.S.:

The White House said the No. 2 leader of ISIS was killed during a U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Tuesday. Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali was responsible for moving massive amounts of weapons and people between Iraq and Syria. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said the death is a huge blow to the self-proclaimed Islamic State terror group due to al-Hayali’s involvement with finance, media, operations, and logistics.

JOE BIDEN IN TALKS FOR PRESIDENTIAL RUN: The Associated Press has reported that Vice President Joe Biden has spent the past week evaluating the potential for a presidential run with “longtime aids and family members” from his home in Delaware. His advisers revealed that they are devising a game plan around “fundraising, ballot deadlines and an early primary state strategy” while many Democratic opponents have already had lengthy campaign exposures. Biden will likely decide by October 1.

NORTH, SOUTH KOREAN LEADERS MEET: Officials from both North and South Korea met in the border village of Panmunjom Saturday to try and ease tension. Pyongyang extended the offer Friday to meet in same village where the truce that ended the Korean War was signed in 1953. North Korea had previously set a 5 p.m. deadline for South Korea to stop propaganda speakers or face “strong military action.”

LBN-WHERE THE ELITE AND UNDER-DOGS MEET DAILY!


LBN-INVESTIGATES: If you think you’re annoyed by your fellow airplane passengers, then just try being a flight attendant.  We asked a group of flight attendants to each name the ONE thing they wish passengers would stop doing on a plane. Your cabin crew really wishes you’d stop… Taking forever to decide which drink you want.

WEED SCHOOL: A university in Canada has academia buzzing over a new class on cannabis. If the professor behind it is any indication, it’s worth the hype.Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Introduction to Professional Management of Marijuana for Medical Purposes in Canada plans to provide a roadmap into an industry that’s in desperate need of qualified individuals. Just hours after opening, the 120-person course was completely sold out, leading to requests that the university add more. The 14-week online class, which anyone (inside of Canada or out) is eligible to sign up for, will guide students through all of the most important skillsets of a career in cannabis. Lessons include plant production, facility management, marketing, and patient acquisition.

MAN CONVICTED IN PLOT TO TARGET MUSLIMS: Glendon Scott Crawford, a 51-year-old man from upstate New York, was convicted Friday of plotting to attack and kill Muslims with an X-ray device. He could face 25 years to life in prison after his sentencing trial in December. Prosecutors described Crawford as “cold, calculated” and “committed” in his plan to kill Muslims and was recorded by an FBI informant calling Islam an “opportunist infection of DNA” and radiation poisoning “a beautiful thing.” He also described potential targets, an Albany storefront mosque and the New York governor’s mansion.

WHO READS LBN? Acclaimed mediator and attorney Mark Baer along with along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


LBN-INVESTIGATES: More than 80% of the Earth’s surface is volcanic.

LBN-HEALTH WATCH: ***More than 30 years after the widespread use of mammograms set off a surge in the detection of tiny lesions in milk ducts, there is still debate about how — or even whether — to treat them. In an era when there has been so much study of how to treat more advanced cancer, it might seem odd that there is so much uncertainty about these minute sprinklings of abnormal cells, often called Stage 0 cancer, which some say are not cancers at all.

LBN-SEE IT: Anastasia Garvey, an actress and model, stays relaxed and focused by exposing her body to air cooled to minus 260 degrees. She undergoes the three-minute cryotherapy sessions three times a wee.



LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: Dr. Dre has formally apologized for some instances of violence against women that have come back into the spotlight following the release of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. While not addressing the specific incidents – his 1991 assault on journalist “Dee” Barnes as well as scathing accusations from ex-girlfriend Michel’le – the rapper said in a statement to the New York Times, “I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.

LBN-NOTICED: ***Bill Clinton in a Hawaiian shirt, dining with a party of 14 on Thursday at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett, where he stuck to vegetarian food, corn, spinach, and chips and guacamole. He posed for photos with staff and beamed when the entire restaurant serenaded him for his 69th birthday. Hillary hits the Hamptons this weekend for a Saturday fundraiser in Water Mill, Long Island.    ***Russell Simmons’ niece Angela Simmons and “Chopped” star Aarón Sánchez previewing new lounge Manhattan Brew & Vine in NYC.   ***Vince Vaughn broke bread with Sam Rockwell at Cheebo as Jeremy Renner and Alfred Molina ate elsewhere in the room.   ***Conde Nast entertainment president Dawn Ostroff met Joe Carnahan at The Belvedere at The Peninsula. Shirley MacLaine was dining nearby.Carnahan sat down with Frank Grillo another day; Diane Warren and Ryan Murphy were also in the room.   ***Mindy Kaling joined her Mindy Project producer Howard Klein at Mr Chow in Beverly Hills. On other days, Bob Daly, Malcolm McDowell and Selena Gomez have been in.   ***Producer Erwin Stoff hit Ammo.   *** Clint Eastwood took a seat at Shu.   ***Ted Sarandos dined with Bob Daly at a booth at the Palm. Mike Medavoy stopped by to say hello.   ***Andy Cohen checked out RPM Italian in Chicago.   ***Beyoncé and Jay-Z ate at Mamo in NYC.   ***In London, Tom Hardy and Bill Maher each visited Chiltern Firehouse.

ASTROS PITCH NO-HITTER VS. DODGERS: Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers pitched Major League Baseball’s fifth no-hitter this season on Friday night, leading the team to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fiers, whose 134th pitch turned into his first no-hitter, said the experience was “like a dream.” “You throw the last pitch. You feel the emotion of everything you’ve been through in your life,” he said.

LBN-MEDIA INSIDER: ***Howard Stern has become politically correct, and the woman getting the credit — or the blame — for taming the shock jock isn’t his wife, Beth Ostrosky. As the old Wack Pack has disappeared and loyal staffers have been booted, the woman being called “the Yoko Ono of the Stern show” is the chief operating officer of the Stern channels on SiriusXM radio — Marci Turk.

UNIQUELY, LBN: Daisy W., an LBN reader from London, England.


LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Sasha Petraske, who helped restore lost luster to the venerable cocktail as the founder of the New York cocktail bar Milk & Honey and other polished drinking spots around the world, was found dead on Friday morning at his home in Hudson, N.Y. He was 42. His wife, Georgette Moger, said he had died overnight. The cause had not been determined, she said.   ***Jacob Bekenstein, a physicist who prevailed in an argument with Stephen Hawking that revolutionized the study of black holes, and indeed the nature of space-time itself, died on Sunday in Helsinki, Finland, where he was to give a physics lecture. He was 68. The cause was a heart attack, said the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where Dr. Bekenstein was the Michael Polak professor emeritus of theoretical physics.   ***John Correnti, who was a leader in the American steel industry during its heyday and clung to it even as it faded, died on Tuesday in Chicago while on a business trip. He was 68. His son, Nicholas John, confirmed the death and said that the family did not yet know the cause.   ***Liz Perle, a writer and former publishing executive who co-founded Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families navigate the complex worlds of entertainment, media and technology, died on Thursday at her home in San Francisco. She was 59. The cause was breast cancer, her husband, Steven Pressman, said.

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LBN-TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Dorothy Parker (1893)

Parker was an American short-story and verse writer who gained an almost legendary reputation for her sardonic wit while serving as drama critic for Vanity Fair and book critic for The New Yorker. She went on to write stage and screen plays and was twice nominated for an Academy Award. In the 1950s, she was blacklisted by Hollywood for her suspected ties to Communism. Parker was a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table, dubbed “The Vicious Circle” by members

LBN-COMMENTARY by Joe Nocera: The best thing about Jeff Bezos, the founder, chairman, president and chief executive of Amazon, is that he doesn’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks. The worst thing about Jeff Bezos is that he doesn’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks. Practically from the moment Amazon went public in 1997, Wall Street has pleaded with Bezos to generate more profits. He has ignored those pleas, and has plowed potential profits back into the company. Bezos believes that if Amazon puts the needs of its customers first — and no company is more maniacally focused on customers — the stock will take care of itself. That’s exactly what has happened. That is the good side of Bezos’s indifference to the opinion of others.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Howard Abramson: Accidents like the one that critically injured the comedian Tracy Morgan, killed his friend and fellow comedian James McNair, known as Jimmy Mack, and hurt eight others on the New Jersey Turnpike last year are going to continue to happen unless Congress stops coddling the trucking industry. More people will be killed in traffic accidents involving large trucks this year than have died in all of the domestic commercial airline crashes over the past 45 years, if past trends hold true. And still Congress continues to do the trucking industry’s bidding by frustrating the very regulators the government has empowered to oversee motor carriers.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Megan Fox has filed for divorce from actor Brian Austin Green after five years of marriage. The “Transformers” star cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup. The pair has two sons together and the 29-year-old actress is seeking joint custody.

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Friday • August 21, 2015

SHOCK! DRUG CARTELS WITH AK-47S CONTROL AMERICAN SOIL 30 MILES FROM PHOENIX:

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” Pinal Co., AZ  Sheriff Paul Babeu said drug cartels armed with AK-47’s “control many areas on American soil” noting that they are only 30 miles from Phoenix. Babeu detailed touring the border yesterday with Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and said, “We flew him in our helicopter, showed him the drug smuggling routes, the actual caves—these cartel scouts live on top of mountains, 30 days at a time. And how on mountain top to mountain top, over a 50-mile swath of land, and this is only 30 miles from Phoenix.” He continued, “This is literally an unsecured border. We have cartels that think they own the place. They control many areas on American soil and this how they freely move billions of dollars of drugs and hundreds of thousands of illegals into our country.”

SHERIFF WON’T PUSH JENNER CRASH CHARGE: The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says it won’t recommend Caitlyn Jenner be prosecuted for vehicular manslaughter, TMZ reports, a day after the site reported otherwise. The department’s 161-page report finds that Jenner violated the state’s vehicular manslaughter law by driving at an unsafe speed during a Feb. 7 chain-reaction car accident in Malibu that left a female motorist dead. The case will be submitted to the district attorney’s office next week.

AUSTRALIA SENDS 70 EXPERTS TO U.S. WILDFIRES: As many as 70 wildfire experts from Australia and New Zealand have been sent to help American firefighters extinguish blazes all over the West Coast. More than 29,000 firefighters are battling 100 fires in California, Oregon, and Washington. The visitors will “support other countries in their time of need,” said an Australian emergency official. “The crews… are very experienced in dealing with large wildfires, having handled fires on similar terrain across Australia.”

JEB STANDS BY ‘ANCHOR BABIES’ REMARK: Jeb Bush fired back when questioned about his use of the term “anchor baby” at a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire on Thursday. “You give me a better term and I’ll use it,” Bush told reporters, when asked if he thought the term, used to refer to children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants, was offensive. The Republican presidential candidate used the phrase during a radio interview Wednesday while talking about birthright citizenship. The former Florida governor said he doesn’t think the phrase is offensive, but also that he believes in birthright citizenship. Republican rival Donald Trump has called for repealing birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment as a part of his immigration plan.

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N. KOREA CALLS TROOPS INTO WARTIME STATE: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his front-line military troops into a “semi-war state” Friday, hours after his country exchanged artillery fire with South Korea. According to North Korean state news agency KCNA, Kim ordered military units of the Korean People’s Army to “enter a wartime state” and asked troops to be “fully battle-ready to launch surprise operations.” The decision was made at an emergency meeting for the central military commission, of which Kim is chair, late Thursday, KNCA reports. The meeting came amid mounting tension between the North and South, which traded fire over a speaker blasting anti-North Korean propaganda near the border. North Korean gave Seoul 48 hours to shutter the speaker or face military action. The offer expires at 5 p.m. Saturday.

OBAMA WRITES TO CONGRESS ON IRAN DEAL: President Barack Obama penned a letter to Democrats arguing his case for the nuclear deal with Iran in an effort to reassure lawmakers who might be concerned about backing the proposed accord, The New York Times reported Thursday. In his latest effort to boost support, Obama reiterated his stance that the U.S. would maintain economic pressure and deploy military options if Iran failed to meet the terms of the agreement. “Should Iran seek to dash toward a nuclear weapon, all of the options available to the United States—including the military option—will remain available through the life of the deal and beyond,” he wrote. The letter, addressed to Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), is the first time the president has presented the administration’s argument under his name and in writing, White House officials said.

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WARRANT SERVED AT GENE SIMMONS’ HOUSE: Los Angeles police served a search warrant at KISS bassist Gene Simmons’ home Thursday, but officials said no member of his family was a suspect in the investigation. LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force carried out the warrant. Authorities declined to give any further details in the case. A representative for the family said police came to the Simmons home “to discuss a crime that may have occurred on their property last year while Mr. Simmons was away on tour with KISS.” Simmons’ wife, Shannon Tweed, tweeted about the incident without mentioning what happened. “We couldn’t be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes,” she tweeted. She later added, “Goodnight and don’t forget to change your passwords!!”

LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER:   ***The House of Blues stood by the Sunset Strip for 21 years strong, another rock ’n’ roll outpost on a curvy boulevard renowned for its music, comedy, celebrity, glamour and a bit of sleaze. But this month the club’s run came to an end, announced with a “Thank you, L.A.!” message on its billboard and workers carting out computer screens and folding chairs. The bulldozers — and a new high-rise luxury hotel-condominium — are on the way. And not only there. These days, it seems, all of the Sunset Strip is a construction site, a jumble of beeping concrete trucks, towering blue and yellow cranes and steel building skeletons rising against the Hollywood Hills. The mile-and-a-half low-rise stretch of Sunset Boulevard — where Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin performed at the Whisky a Go Go, and River Phoenix died of a drug overdose outside the Viper Room — is being consumed by 1.1 million square feet of new hotel rooms, condominiums, restaurants and stores, overshadowing, and in some cases replacing, the famous clubs that have long defined this street.

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LBN-NOTICED: ***Ron Howard and his son, Reed, grabbing a bite at Shake Shack at Grand Central in NYC.   ***Bruno Mars getting recognized by fans with a group of seven at Antica Pesa in Williamsburg. The singer was seen snapping his fingers and singing along to a song playing at the restaurant.   ***Selena Gomez, whose new music video features ASAP Rocky, having lunch at Dos Caminos Soho with a female friend.   ***Journalist Lally Weymouth and former City Council President Andrew Stein at Caravaggio in NYC.

LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***Here’s Forbes’ full World’s Highest Paid Actresses list: 1. Jennifer Lawrence – $52 million 2. Scarlett Johansson – $35.5 million 3. Melissa McCarthy – $23 million 4. Fan Bingbing – $21 millioin 5. Jennifer Aniston – $16.5 million 6. Julia Roberts – $16 million 7. Angie Jolie – $15 million 8. Reese Witherspoon – $15 million 9. Anne Hathaway – $12 million 10. Kristen Stewart – $12 million 11. Cameron Diaz – $11 million 12. Gwyneth Paltrow – $9 million 13. Meryl Streep – $9 million 14. Amanda Seyfried – $9 million 15. Sandra Bullock – $8 million 16. Emma Stone – $6.5 milion 17. Mila Kunis – $6.5 million 18. Natalie Portman – $6 milion

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LBN-TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: William “Count” Basie (1904)

Basie was an American jazz pianist and composer who became one of the premier swing bandleaders of his time. After working in dance halls and vaudeville in New York City, Basie moved to Kansas City, a major jazz center, where he formed his own band. Under his leadership, they broadcast from the Reno Club in Kansas City, where a radio announcer dubbed him “Count.”

LBN-R.I.P.: ***The Rev. George M. Houser, a founder of the Congress of Racial Equality who was believed to be the last living member of the inaugural Freedom Ride — the volatile, sometimes violent bus trip through the South by a racially mixed group in 1947 — died on Wednesday in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was 99. His son Steven confirmed the death.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Paul Krugman: Rand Paul said something funny the other day. No, really — although of course it wasn’t intentional. On his Twitter account he decried the irresponsibility of American fiscal policy, declaring, “The last time the United States was debt free was 1835.” Wags quickly noted that the U.S. economy has, on the whole, done pretty well these past 180 years, suggesting that having the government owe the private sector money might not be all that bad a thing. The British government, by the way, has been in debt for more than three centuries, an era spanning the Industrial Revolution, victory over Napoleon, and more.

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Thursday • August 20, 2015

DISASTER – JARED FOGLE PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX WITH KIDS:

Jared Fogle pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of “unlawful commercial sexual acts with minors” and one count of possession of child pornography, according to an agreement released by the U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Indiana. Documents from the U.S. Attorney’s Office detail the allegations against the former Subway sandwich pitchman, who allegedly traveled to New York from Indiana to “pay for sex acts with minors while he stayed in upscale hotels, and that he knowingly received child pornography secretly produced by the then-director of his charitable foundation.” TMZ reports the complaint says Fogle paid for sex with at least one of 14 minor victims. In a text message, Fogle said he would take a 16-year-old girl “while stating that the younger the girl, the better.”

TRUMP WOULD TAKE ANCHOR BABIES TO COURT: Donald Trump said he wants to “test out” in court his views that children born to undocumented immigrants on U.S. soil are not American citizens. “I don’t think they have American citizenship and if you speak to some very, very good lawyers—and I know some will disagree—but many of them agree with me and you’re going to find they do not have American citizenship,” Trump said Tuesday. The Fourteenth Amendment clearly states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.” Trump added that the “good ones” would be able to apply for the right to return once all undocumented residents had been deported.

MONSTER REPORT – ISIS BEHEADS 82-YEAR-OLD PALMYRA SCHOLAR: ISIS has reportedly beheaded an 82-year-old antiquities scholar in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, the country’s antiquities chief said Tuesday. Militants hung Khaled Asaad’s body on a column in the city’s historic main square, said Syrian state antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim. Asaad served as the head of antiquities in Palmyra for more than 50 years and worked with U.S., French, German and Swiss archaelogists on research on Palmyra’s 2,000-year-old ruins. He was detained and interrogated for more than a month by the militants, Abdulkarim said. ISIS militants seized control of Palmyra from government forces in May, raising fears of the destruction of the Roman-era structures.

LESS THAN HALF OF DEMS SUPPORT HILLARY: For the first time since she began running for president, Hillary Clinton does not have a majority of Democratic support. A new poll by CNN released Wednesday is the second national survey out this week showing Clinton at less than 50 percent support in her party. Clinton now stands at 47 percent, Bernie Sanders at 29 percent, and possible candidate Joe Biden at 14 percent. Clinton is suffering from a lack of trust: 63 percent of Democrats say she did nothing wrong as secretary of state, down from 71 percent. The best news for Clinton is that she would beat all Republicans in the general election, including Donald Trump, by a greater margin than President Obama beat Mitt Romney in 2012.

WHO READS LBN? Actor John Stamos along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


EXHALE – E-CIGS 95% SAFER THAN CIGARETTES: England’s public health agency has said that vaping is possibly as much as 95 percent safer than smoking, in its first official statement on the safety of e-cigarettes. They “have the potential to make a significant contribution to the endgame for tobacco,” Public Health England said, and it suggested the devices might one day be prescribed as a cigarette alternative. “I want to see these products coming to the market as licensed medicines,” said England’s chief medical officer. “This would provide assurance on the safety, quality, and efficacy to consumers who want to use these products as quitting aids, especially in relation to the flavourings used, which is where we know least about any inhalation risks.”

YIKES – HACKERS FINALLY DUMP ASHLEY MADISON DATA: Hackers followed through on a threat and released 9.7 gigabytes of data Tuesday belonging to members of the adulterer social network Ashley Madison. The information, posted on the so-called dark Web, appeared to include personal account details for more than 32 million users, credit card and payment transactions dating back to 2007, and descriptions of what members were seeking. The data leak also includes names, phone numbers, and mailing and email addresses provided by users. The hackers, known as the Impact Team, threatened to dump the data last month unless parent company Avid Life Media, which owns the social network, permanently shut down Ashley Madison and the hookup site Established Men.

WOMEN WILL BE ALLOWED TO JOIN NAVY SEALS: The Navy is planning to open its SEALs program to women for the first time. Adm. Jon Greenert, the service’s top officer, said that if women complete the training, they should be allowed to serve. “Why shouldn’t anybody who can meet these [standards] be accepted? And the answer is, there is no reason,” he said. The Army and Air Force are also looking to open all combat jobs to women. The news comes on the heels of a report that two women passed the grueling Army Ranger course.

CHELSEA MANNING SPARED FROM SOLITARY: Chelsea Manning was found guilty Tuesday of prison misconduct for possessing an expired tube of toothpaste and unapproved reading material, but was not sentenced to indefinite solitary confinement, according to a tweet from her official account. A panel at Fort Leavenworth prison ruled during a disciplinary hearing that Manning will face 21 days of restrictions on recreation activities, which includes no access to a gym, library, or outside. Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking U.S. state secrets to WikiLeaks, was accused of violations such as “disrespect” and “disorderly conduct” and faced indefinite solitary confinement. Supporters sent a petition with more than 100,000 signatures to the U.S. Army liaison office in Congress seeking to drop the charges against Manning.

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F.D.A. APPROVES ADDYI, A LIBIDO PILL FOR WOMEN: The first prescription drug to enhance women’s sexual drive won regulatory approval on Tuesday, clinching a victory for a lobbying campaign that had accused the Food and Drug Administration of gender bias for ignoring the sexual needs of women. The drug — Addyi from Sprout Pharmaceuticals — is actually the first drug approved to treat a flagging or absent libido for either sex. Viagra and other drugs available for men are approved to help achieve erections, or to treat certain deficiencies of the hormone testosterone, not to increase desire.

LBN-NOTICED: ***Another packed house last night at the “City Talk” conversation series at the popular Luna Park restaurant in L.A. Last night’s Guest-of-Honor was famed legal writer Linda Deutsch, who is in the process of writing a book on her spectular 45 year career covering every major celebrity trial of the last four decades.   ***Andreja Pejic shopping at Alice + Olivia’s Soho store for a dress to wear to the premiere of Laverne Cox’s new movie, “Grandma”.   ***Chris Hansen at the Ace Hotel in NYC.   ***Amber Rose at PH-D rooftop for SKAM Artist founder Sujit Kundu’s 40th birthday bash. Earlier in the night, Kundu celebrated at Tao with LA Reid, Lil Jon, Maxwell, Swizz Beats, Nick Cannon and Ashanti .

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LBN-R.I.P.: ***Yvonne Craig, the actress best known as Batgirl in the 1960s TV series “Batman,” died on Monday at her home in California. She was 78. The cause was complications from cancer, according to a notice posted on her website.   ***Bud Yorkin, a writer and producer who helped forge a new brand of satirical TV comedy with the 1970s hit “All in the Family,” has died, a family spokesman said Tuesday. He was 89. Mr. Yorkin died of natural causes on Tuesday at his home in the Bel Air area of Los Angeles, spokesman Jeff Sanderson said.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Michael Levine (Media expert and author): Television greatly expanded the ability of advertisers to reach children and try to develop brand loyalty early in life. Today the average American child sees more than 10,000 food advertisements each year on television.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Malcolm Gladwell: One of the tragedies of Katrina was that so many of New Orleans’ residents were forced to move. But the severity of that tragedy is a function of where they were forced to move to. Was it somewhere on the Salt Lake City end of the continuum? Or was it a place like Fayetteville? The best answer we have is from the work of the sociologist Corina Graif, who tracked down the new addresses of seven hundred women displaced by Katrina—most of them lower-income and black. By virtually every measure, their new neighborhoods were better than the ones they had left behind in New Orleans. Median family income was forty-four hundred dollars higher. Ethnic diversity was greater. More people had jobs. Their exposure to “concentrated disadvantage”—an index that factors in several measures of poverty—fell by half a standard deviation.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: Here’s my bet about the future of Sunni, Shiite, Arab, Turkish, Kurdish and Israeli relations: If they don’t end their long-running conflicts, Mother Nature is going to destroy them all long before they destroy one another. Let me point out a few news items you may have missed while debating the Iran nuclear deal. On July 31, USA Today reported that in Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, a city adjacent to the Persian Gulf, the heat index soared to 163 degrees “as a heat wave continued to bake the Middle East, already one of the hottest places on earth. ‘That was one of the most incredible temperature observations I have ever seen, and it is one of the most extreme readings ever in the world,’ AccuWeather meteorologist Anthony Sagliani said in a statement.

LBN-COMMENTARY by By Victor Fleischer: Who do you think received more cash from Yale’s endowment last year: Yale students, or the private equity fund managers hired to invest the university’s money? It’s not even close. Last year, Yale paid about $480 million to private equity fund managers as compensation — about $137 million in annual management fees, and another $343 million in performance fees, also known as carried interest — to manage about $8 billion, one-third of Yale’s endowment.

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Thursday • August 20, 2015

CLIMATE CHANGE INTENSIFIES CALIFORNIA DROUGHT, SCIENTISTS SAY:

Global warming caused by human emissions has most likely intensified the drought in California by roughly 15 to 20 percent, scientists said Thursday, warning that future dry spells in the state are almost certain to be worse than this one as the world continues to heat up. Even though the findings suggest that the drought is primarily a consequence of natural climate variability, the scientists added that the likelihood of any drought becoming acute is rising because of climate change. The odds of California suffering droughts at the far end of the scale, like the current one that began in 2012, have roughly doubled over the past century, they said.

JIMMY CARTER HAS CANCER ON BRAIN: Jimmy Carter said he has four “very small” cancer spots on his brain and will receive radiation treatment as soon as this afternoon. The former president announced his diagnosis at Emory University Hospital at a press conference Thursday. Carter, 90, said doctors first found cancer on his liver and removed about 10 percent of the organ. The brain cancer is a melanoma, which is typically found on the skin, but can occur inside organs. Carter said he will dramatically reduce his work at the Carter Center and his grandson will take on a larger role there. Carter told reporters that at first he believed he had just “a few weeks left,” but is now more optimistic and at ease. “I’ve had a wonderful life,” he said. “I’ve had thousands of friends.”

UBER HIRED DRIVERS WITH CRIMINAL PAST: Prosecutors said Wednesday that Uber hired 25 drivers in Los Angeles and San Francisco with criminal records, including those convicted of property crimes, sex offenses, and murder. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said the car service had been misleading consumers about its screening process, adding that the records Uber uses to check for sex offenses are missing 30,000 individuals whose convictions occurred more than seven years ago. Uber has argued that some states require the company to limit their timeline on background checks, as a way to help rehabilitate offenders. The state’s claims are part of an amended complaint to a civil suit, filed in December, that says Uber knowingly continued to mislead consumers about screening.

NORTH, SOUTH KOREA EXCHANGE FIRE: North Korea has threatened military action against South Korea if the latter continues its “propaganda warfare,” the South Korean news agency Yonhap reports. North Korea has previously called broadcasted messages near the border “a direct action of declaring a war.” The two countries exchanged fire Thursday after North Korea fired at a speaker, with South Korea firing dozens of shells into its neighbor. Residents of South Korean border villages have been asked to relocate to shelters, in case the tense situation escalates.

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LONG HOURS INCREASE STROKE RISK: Working 55 or more hours a week raises your risk of stroke by 33 percent, a new study claims. It also raises your risk of coronary disease by 13 percent, according to the research, which looked at 600,000 people in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. The cases were obtained from previously published studies, and publicly available databases. “Earlier studies have pointed to heart attacks as a risk of long working hours, but not stroke,” said a professor who published an editorial alongside the study. “That’s surprising.”

LBN-INVESTIGATES: A poll by the television show Animal Planet listed vampire bats as the third-most feared animal on the planet, right after wolves and gorillas and just ahead of piranhas.

ISIS AFFILIATE CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR CAIRO BOMBING: An Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the bombing of a local branch of the Egyptian security agency in Cairo on Thursday, the third major attack by militants in the capital this summer. At least 20 people were wounded in the explosion, which was heard across the city around 2 a.m. and shredded the exterior of the building. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the source of the blast was a car bomb that had been left outside the white, five-story structure by an unidentified man who then fled on a motorcycle

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FOREIGN ROLE ‘UNLIKELY’ IN BANGKOK BLAST: Thai government officials said Thursday that it was “unlikely” international terrorists were involved in the bombing of a popular shrine this week. Col. Winthai Suvaree, a spokesman for the ruling military junta, said investigators believe at least 10 people are suspected in the attack on the Erawan Shrine, which left at least 20 people dead and injured hundreds of others. Authorities have issued a warrant for one unidentified man caught on surveillance footage leaving a backpack at the shrine just before the explosion, as well as a $28,000 reward for any information leading to the suspect’s arrest. Police said the suspect may have fled the country and have sent Interpol an image of the man in a yellow shirt. National police Chief Somyot Pumpanmuang also said the attack had to have been planned at least a month in advance.

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EX-NFL QB KRAMER HURT IN SUICIDE ATTEMPT: Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer was injured in an apparent suicide attempt, law enforcement sources and his ex-wife said Wednesday. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to a motel in Calabasas for a welfare check Tuesday night, when they found 50-year-old Kramer with a gunshot wound, according to a source. The gunshot wound was described as not life-threatening. Kramer’s former wife, Marshawn Kramer, confirmed to NBC News that it was a suicide attempt and that Kramer suffered years of depression following his NFL career.

STUDY LINKS HS FOOTBALL TO BRAIN CHANGES: New research on the effects of repeated head injuries on high-school football players suggest the brain may not fully recover during the offseason and instead rewire around the injured areas. Researchers at Purdue University found that repeated head impacts have shown changes in brain chemistry and metabolism even in players who were not diagnosed with concussions. “We are finding that the more hits you take, the more you change your brain chemistry, the more you change your brain’s ability to move blood to the right locations,” said Eric Nauman, a professor of mechanical engineering, basic medical sciences, and biomedical engineering. The findings indicate that blows to the head could produce biochemical changes that could lead to neurological problems. The research team suggests implementing sensors into helmets to track hits to the head and monitor how well the helmet absorbs the blows.

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LBN-NOTICED: ***Bill Clinton celebrated his 69th birthday in East Hampton Tuesday. The former president hit beachy Mexican joint Blue Parrot with 10 guests, including rocker Jon Bon Jovi, and other friends, who were seated at a long table among other diners. While Hillary was busy campaigning and daughter Chelsea is in Sardinia, Italy, with husband Marc Mezvinsky, spies say “extended family” attended the bash.   ***Prominent L.A. film editor Micah Stuart having dinner last night at the popular Luna Park Restaurant on LaBrea in L.A.    ***Billionaires Henry Kravis, Ralph Lauren and Leonard Lauder dining separately at Sette Mezzo on the Upper East Side in NYC.   ***Carmelo Anthony smoking cigars at the San Juan opening of Serafina.   ***Instagram star the Fat Jew looking happy despite this week’s plagiarism scandal, hanging out at Marquee for the after- party of Zac Efron’s DJ movie, “We Are Your Friends”.    ***Christian Slater and wife Brittany Lopez having a romantic lunch of branzino and pasta at Midtown Greek restaurant Nerai in NYC.

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LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***Three weeks before being anointed by Bon Appetit as the second-best new restaurant in America, Gjusta in Venice (Los Angeles) was inspected by the county health department and given a B grade for numerous violations. Those violations included excessive flies in the food prep area, improperly stored food and staffers handling food with dirty fingernails and without gloves. There also was mold on the ice machine in the coffee area. The inspection earned Gjusta an 82 score and a B in the window.

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LBN-R.I.P.: ***Louis Stokes, who as the first African-American congressman from Ohio helped focus federal attention on the nation’s poor and led a special House investigation into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died on Tuesday at his home in a Cleveland suburb. He was 90. The cause was lung and brain cancer, said his daughter Lori Stokes, who is a news anchor on WABC in New York.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Joel Grover: For more than a decade, the NBC4 I-Team has been investigating Los Angeles County’s restaurant grading system. Big changes were recommended for the food safety program Tuesday by the Interim Director of L.A. County’s Public Health Department, many of them addressing concerns that the I-Team investigations raised. In May, an investigation revealed how the public is rarely told about foodborne illness outbreaks. In fact, more about those outbreaks could be gleaned from websites like Trip Advisor than from county health officials.

LBN-RANT by Ericka T. Bass: When I visit New York City, I believe that Manhattan is the center of the universe, and my sectionalism is so acute that I refuse to visit friends in Brooklyn. (Please note: The opinions of Ericka T. Bass are those of her and her alone and don’t necessarily represent the opinions of LBN or its staff)   ***Shout back directly at Ericka T. – E-mail: LBNElert@TimeWire.net ( Please put “Erika T. Bass” in the subject line).

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Rosie O’Donnell is “very frightened and concerned” about her 17-year-old daughter Chelsea after she was found with an alleged heroin dealer she met on Tinder. Chelsea, who suffers from mental illness and had not been taking her medication, was missing for a week before she was found in New Jersey on Tuesday at the home of Steve Sheerer, who was arrested in 2012 for possessing heroin with intent to distribute and child endangerment.   ***Lindsay Lohan’s wild past has come back to haunt her. Her former driver, Edson Ricci, says the troubled actress owes him $27,839.18 in unpaid car services and a hotel bill, reports TMZ. Ricci he worked for the star from Aug. 21, 2012, through Oct. 23, 2012.   ***Malcolm Gladwell is lashing out at Yale University after reading a New York Times op-ed highlighting the school’s practice of spending more on its equity-fund managers than on students. The “Tipping Point” author tweeted his furor on Wednesday: “Yale’s endowment spent $480 million paying its hedge fund managers last year and $170 million on its students.” He continued, “I was going to donate money to Yale. But maybe it makes more sense to mail a check directly to the hedge fund of my choice.”

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Tuesday • August 18, 2015

IRS HACK FAR WORSE THAN FIRST THOUGHT:


The hack on the Internal Revenue service in May was almost three times larger than initially believed, the agency said on Monday. Hackers may have accessed personal information for as many as 334,000 taxpayers, but it’s unclear if they stole data from each account, the IRS said. The agency announced in May that identity thieves accessed data through its Get Transcript online program, which allows users to view their tax account transactions, line-by-line tax return information, or wage and income reported to the IRS for a specific tax year. The program was shuttered following the hack. Taxpayers whose information may have been compromised will receive letters in the mail in the coming days. The agency added those affected would receive free credit protection and Identity Protection PINs.

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that three (3) Nobel Prize winners read LBN daily?


FIRST WOMEN GRADUATE ARMY RANGER SCHOOL: Two female soldiers graduated from the Army’s Ranger School Friday, an Army official said today. They are the first women to accomplish the feat of making it through this grueling school. These women are still precluded from trying out for the 75th Ranger Regiment, which remains closed to female soldiers. The women have not yet been identified, but were admitted into the program in order to better integrate female soldiers throughout the army.

WHO READS LBN? Lady Gaga


FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES TARGET VETS FOR CASH: A scathing Los Angeles Times report shows that for-profit colleges have gotten more than $8 billion in government funds over the last six years by enrolling veterans on the GI bill. “Those colleges enroll only 8 percent of all U.S. students but 30 percent of the 1.4 million veterans who have used the most recent version of the GI Bill,” the paper found. Because the GI funds did not count as federal money in reports, they helped the for-profit schools, including the now-shuttered Corinthian Colleges, meet various standards about school funding. As a result, the schools aggressively targeted veterans, enrolling them in programs that cost as much as four times more than a regular community college associate’s degree.

AUTOPSY: INMATE WAS KILLED BY GUARDS: The April death of an inmate at the Fishkill Correctional Facility was quietly ruled a homicide by the medical examiner, even as the prison insisted that he had overdosed on synthetic pot. The autopsy report, obtained by The New York Times in light of abuse allegations by other inmates, shows that Samuel Harrell had cuts and bruises and died from cardiac arrhythmia “following physical altercation with corrections officers.” Other inmates say they were punished for speaking out about the abuse. Harrell, who suffered from bipolar disorder, reportedly behaved erratically the night he died and believed he was about to be released, despite having five more years to go on his sentence.

JEFF BEZOS DEFENDS AMAZON AFTER REPORT: Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos defended his company culture on Monday following a New York Times report painting a tough, backstabbing work environment at the online retailer. The Times interviewed current and former Amazon employees who claimed they were pushed to show little empathy to colleagues despite illness or bereavement. Bezos told employees in a staff memo, “I don’t recognize this Amazon and I very much hope you don’t, either.” He also urged employees to read the article and email him directly to report any incidences. “Even if it’s rare or isolated, our tolerance for any such lack of empathy needs to be zero,” Bezos wrote. “The article goes further than reporting isolated anecdotes. It claims that our intentional approach is to create a soulless, dystopian workplace where no fun is had and no laughter heard.”

LBN-NOTICED: ***Spiritual coach Lisa Haisha having lunch yesterday at the Beverly Glen Center Deli.  ***Jack Nicholson, Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell, Jimmy Fallon, Lorne Michaels, plus Alec and Hilaria Baldwin dining together on Friday at East Hampton’s Nick & Toni’s with owner Toni Ross.   ***Nina Dobrev having dinner with model Jessica Stam at Tao Downtown over the weekend.    ***Anna Gunn having a casual seafood lunch with family members including daughters Eila and Emma at Blue Water Grill in NYC.   ***Daniel Day-Lewis having lunch at McGettigan’s Irish pub in Midtown in NYC.   ***Popular L.A. Business Journal Entertainment Editor Sandro Monetti having dinner last night at The Galley on Main Street in Santa Monica.   ***KISS co-founder Paul Stanley and his wife Erin and media expert and author Michael Levine chatting at the Beverly Glen Center in L.A. yesterday afternoon.

BANGLADESH: BRIT PLANNED BLOGGER MURDERS: Bangladeshi authorities say a British man of Bangladeshi origin was the mastermind behind attacks on at least two of four recently slain secular bloggers. They say Touhidur Rahman and his co-conspirators were part of the Ansarullah Bangla Team, a radical Islamist organization. “We’ve arrested them in the capital today. We can confirm that Rahman is a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin. He is the main planner of the attacks on Avijit Roy and Ananta Bijoy Das,” an official said. The bloggers were hacked to death with machetes.

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DNA SHOWS WARREN HARDING WASN’T AMERICA’S FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT: Bill Clinton was called the first black president because he crossed racial lines so easily, a distinction he lost when Barack Obama became the first actual black president. But for decades, some Americans claimed that the nation’s first black president was really Warren G. Harding. It turns out that he wasn’t, really. At least that is the result of new DNA testing that according to scientists showed for the first time that Harding almost certainly had no recent ancestors with African blood, despite assertions that were spread far and wide a century ago in efforts to sabotage everything from his marriage to his political career.

LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***Tracy Morgan will host the October 17th episode of Saturday Night Live, marking the comedian’s first appearance on the sketch show since the tragic car accident that left him in a coma for approximately two weeks and killed friend and fellow comic James “Jimmy Mack” McNair. Miley Cyrus and Amy Schumer have also been announced as hosts for Season 41.

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AMBER ROSE USED IN PROSTITUTION SCAM: The LAPD is investigating a sex work recruitment scheme that used an old Amber Rose video as a decoy to make it look like she was recruiting models, TMZ reports. The opportunity, presented under the guise of “a paid celebrity photoshoot and clothing line,” was really a prostitution scam that quickly asked women whether they would be willing to get intimate. A model who responded to the offer to go “on dates with rich guys” alerted cops, who are investigating the situation.

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Apartment rentals and houses for rent. Search millions of apartments for rent with the Rent.com apartment guide. Rent homes, cheap apartments, condos, and townhouses.”

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Telescopes

1.     Telescopes not only help magnify far-away objects but they also allow humans to “see” parts of the light spectrum beyond visible light, including gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet rays, infrared rays, microwaves, and radio waves.

2.     Galileo did not invent the telescope; he was, however, the first to methodically use it to peer into the night sky. Dutch eyeglass maker Hans Lippershey (1570‒1619) actually invented the optical telescope (telescopes that see visible light) in 1608.

3.     Telescopes perform three main functions: light gathering, resolving, and magnifying.

4.     The single most important factor in determining how well a telescope will perform is aperture, or the diameter of a telescope’s lens or mirror. Its aperture determines the brightness and sharpness of its images.

5.     The world’s most expensive telescope is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) at $2.1 billion. Its replacement, the Webb telescope, due to launch in 2018, is estimated to cost $8.3 billion.

LBN-R.I.P.: ***Warren Braren, a reformed smoker who helped trigger a congressional ban on tobacco advertising on television and radio in 1970 by blowing the whistle on broadcasters’ lax self-regulation, died on Thursday at his home in New Milford, Conn. He was 82. The cause was a heart attack, his nephew James E. Souce said.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Arthur C. Brooks: 23 years ago, my wife and I were having an argument about how to celebrate our first anniversary. Money was tight, and we had to choose between taking a beach vacation or buying a couch, which we did not have. Being a Spaniard, she naturally advocated for the beach. As a thrifty American, I argued for the couch because it was permanent. In the end, we compromised — we went to the beach. Vacations say a lot about people. For one thing, where people choose to go indicates how much they like to be around others. In new work in the Journal of Research in Personality, psychologists from the University of Virginia quizzed college students about their geographical preferences and found that introverts prefer the mountains while extroverts prefer the ocean. The researchers found more evidence for this when they looked at who actually lives where: Residents of especially mountainous states were more introverted on average than their counterparts who live in flatter places.

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*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Funnyman Bill Murray is drinking himself to death – but George Clooney is fighting to change the comic’s bizarre behavior! “Bill’s been waging a battle with the bottle for years,” one longtime colleague said. “Now it looks like the bottle is winning!” Lately, the “Ghostbusters” icon, 64, has become known for drunken antics that have been dismissed as innocent carousing. George, 54, and Bill have hosted wild parties at their mansions, but now the newlywed is intent on setting an example.   ***Caitlyn Jenner’s male-to-female transformation is lacking one very noticeable trait – a sweet and sexy feminine voice. Her answer: more surgery! The 6-foot-2 Olympic champ formerly known as Bruce is considering yet another operation, this time on her throat. After speaking at the ESPYs in July, Caitlyn wrote on her blog: “While I felt like I looked great and that the gown looked fabulous, I still have a voice issue. It’s not quite right compared to my feminine appearance.”

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Monday • August 17, 2015

OBAMA TO CHINA: TAKE AGENTS OUT OF U.S.:

The Obama administration has reportedly warned China to return home its undercover agents in the United States as a part of a global operation to repatriate prominent Chinese, some of whom are wanted on corruption charges, The New York Times reported on Sunday. According to American officials, the State Department urged China in recent weeks to cease Operation Fox Hunt, which is Beijing’s international effort to strong-arm fugitives into returning to China while recovering funds in connection with criminal activity. China’s Ministry of Public Security have allegedly sent agents operating in the U.S. on tourist and trade visas to pressure expatriates through methods including threatening Chinese relatives, according to U.S. officials. The Times reports Ministry of Public Security figures estimate more than 930 suspects across the world had been repatriated under Operation Fox Hunt since last year.

DONALD TRUMP RELEASES PLAN TO COMBAT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: After staking his early campaign on caustic and contentious remarks about undocumented immigrants, Donald J. Trump on Sunday outlined his plan to fix the country’s immigration system and deal with people who are in the country illegally. The position paper, published on Mr. Trump’s website, centered on three principles. The first stated that “a nation without borders is not a nation” — a theme Mr. Trump has made a constant in his stump speeches — and called for a wall to be built along the southern border. He also repeated his promise to make Mexico pay for the wall and laid out how he would do it: largely through increasing fees on border movement between the United States and Mexico

JASON DAY WINS PGA, SETS SCORING RECORD: Australian Jason Day held off Jordan Spieth by three shots to win the PGA Championship on Sunday, claiming his first major title and moving to the No. 3 spot in the world rankings. Day closed with a 5-under 67 that put him at 20 under, breaking Tiger Woods’ record for the lowest score in relation to par in major-championship history. “It’s an amazing feeling, just the work that I’ve put into my game ever since I was a 12-year-old kid, to be able to stand in front of a crowd like this today and win a PGA Championship is pretty special,” Day said.

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EGYPT IMPOSES HARSH ANTI-TERROR LAWS: Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi approved sweeping anti-terrorism laws Monday, which offer added protections to law enforcement officials using force and introduce the death penalty for people who lead government-designated terrorist organizations. The laws come as militants step up their attacks on Egypt, including a car bomb that killed the country’s head prosecutor. Among other stiff penalties, the law sets up special courts to fast-track terrorism cases, and promises to fine journalists if they deviate from official accounts of attacks. Opponents of the laws say they will be used to unfairly target opposition groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood

LBN-INVESTIGATES: W. Bradford Wilcox, a sociologist, has written two recent papers noting that children in conservative parts of the country are more likely to grow up with both parents than in liberal ones. In both articles, he challenged the view that blue states are more conducive to stable family life than red states. Now Mr. Wilcox, a professor at the University of Virginia, has published an analysis of data about individual families rather than geographical areas. And he argues this data continues to support his case that the so-called blue-state family model is overrated.

‘DRINKABLE BOOK’ FILTERS WATER: A team of researchers has completed the first field trials on a book that can be used to filter drinking water, researchers said Sunday at the American Chemical Society national meeting. The “drinkable book,” developed by Carnegie Mellon University postdoctoral researcher Dr. Teri Dankovich, uses treated pages that contain nanoparticles of silver or copper, which kill bacteria in water as it filters through. Trials in 25 contaminated water sources in South Africa, Ghana, and Bangladesh proved successful, removing more than 99 percent of bacteria to produce levels of contamination similar to U.S. tap water, according to researchers. The papers also come printed with directions and why water should be filtered. Each page can clean up to 100 liters of water, which means one book could filter a person’s water supply for four years, according to Dankovich.

WHO READ LBN? Music attorney John Branca along with along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


RELATIVE OF MORGAN FREEMAN IS STABBED TO DEATH IN MANHATTAN: An actress related by marriage to Morgan Freeman died on Sunday after she was found with multiple stab wounds in the street outside her Washington Heights apartment, the police said. The woman, E’Dena Hines, 33, was discovered by police officers after they were called just before 3 a.m. to an address close to her apartment on West 162nd Street in Manhattan, the authorities said. She was taken to Harlem Hospital Center, where she was pronounced dead. A 30-year-old man, described by the police as her boyfriend, was taken into custody at the scene and hospitalized for a psychological evaluation, the police said. Officials have not released his name

LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***Amazon said late Sunday that it would not tolerate the “shockingly callous management practices” described in an article in The New York Times over the weekend. Jeff Bezos, the retail giant’s founder and chief executive, said he did not recognize the workplace portrayed in the article and urged any employees who knew of “stories like those reported” to contact him directly. “Even if it’s rare or isolated, our tolerance for any such lack of empathy needs to be zero,” Mr. Bezos said in an email circulated to all the retailer’s employees.

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HOMELESS MAN ARRESTED FOR 200-ACRE FIRE: A California homeless man has been arrested in relation to a Sunday evening brushfire that ballooned to more than 200 acres by that evening. “We don’t know if it was malicious intent or just a reckless fire,” said a police official. Officials say it is now 20 percent contained. A California county put out a report in June warning that homeless campers might be the “perfect storm” for wildfires. It listed campfires surrounded by dry brush as ideal conditions for such events.

LBN-NOTICED: ***Paul Simon and Edie Brickell dining with Lorne Michaels and two others at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton, NY.   ***New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey learning to make sushi from chef Josh Capon at Lure Fishbar in NYC.   ***Attorney to the oligarchs Ed Mermelstein, publicist Ronn Torossian and Fox News’ Dr. Keith Ablow dining together at the Lambs Club in NYC.   ***Bobby Emden, of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, and wife Margie at JK Place in Capri.   ***Anna Wintour in the audience for “The Flick” at the Barrow Street Theatre in NYC.   ***Popular Rant columnist Ericka T. Bass having a late-night dinner at Canter’s Deli on Fairfax Ave. with a large group of girlfriends.

DECORATED SOLDIER DIES AT AIR SHOW: An Army parachutist died after he was injured while performing a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water Show, the Cook County medical examiner said Sunday. Cory Hood, 32, was taken to the hospital on Saturday where he was in critical condition and later died. Hood, a member of the Army Golden Knights parachute team, was performing a stunt with other Golden Knights and Navy Leap Frog parachutists when he collided with another man. The second man injured, a member of the Navy Leap Frogs, was treated for a broken leg, according to Golden Knights spokesperson Donna Dixon. Witnesses told the Chicago Tribune they saw one of the men clip a building, but fire officials could not confirm the reports.

TRUMP HEADS FOR JURY DUTY: Donald Trump is headed to court Monday to answer a jury summons. The Republican presidential hopeful is slated to join other New Yorkers in a lower Manhattan court. The campaign denied that Trump had received a previous summons, which he ignored. Trump’s special counsel said it had been sent to an address Trump had never lived at.

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LBN-TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Samuel Goldwyn (1879)

Goldwyn was a Polish-born American film producer. He founded a film company that later merged with others to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). He produced Wuthering Heights, Guys and Dolls, and Porgy and Bess, among others. In 1946, he received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. Goldwyn is said to have had an explosive temper that left him with few close friends. He also became known for his “Goldwynisms”—odd sayings like “Include me out.”

LBN-COMMENTARY by Jonathan Alter: If Donald Trump were Hillary Clinton: “Believe me, Congressman Trey Gowdy is a loser. This guy runs the committee that’s demanding all of my emails from when I was secretary of state and he won’t release any of his own emails from Congress. Why? He’s afraid they’ll show the whole thing is a huge political deal—a set up. Which it is. Disgusting. Look, this is the same old double standard from when Bill and I were huge in the ’90s. Colin Powell is a nice guy. I like him, he likes me. All the blacks like me. They don’t like Bernie Sanders. But Colin Powell had a private email account the whole time he was secretary of state, and if you think nothing classified ever got there accidentally, I got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell ya. By the way, a billion other Cabinet guys in both parties had private email accounts, and good for them. It’s like having a private cellphone number. Same deal. Nobody’s business. You know what? If those bureaucrats scrape my server and recover my personal deleted emails, I’m going to sue the government to keep ’em private. Watch me.”

LBN-COMMENTARY by Michael Levine (Media expert and author): The pursuit to become more attractive is a $160 billion-a-year global industry that includes weight-loss programs, cosmetics, skin and hair care, perfumes, cosmetic surgery, health clubs, and hormone injections. Americans spend more money per year on beauty enhancements than they do on education.

LBN-RANT by Ericka T. Bass: I think women would be better off giving up “food porn” and watch real porn! (Please note: The opinions of Ericka T. Bass are those of her and her alone and don’t necessarily represent the opinions of LBN or its staff)   ***Shout back directly at Ericka T. – E-mail: LBNElert@TimeWire.net ( Please put “Erika T. Bass” in the subject line).

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Sunday • August 16, 2015

CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST JULIAN BOND DIES:

Julian Bond, civil rights activist and former chairman of the NAACP, passed away Saturday night according to a statement from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Bond, who was 75, was the first president of SPLC and died in Fort Walton, Florida after a brief illness. When he was a student at Morehouse College in the 1960s, Bond helped create the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and became a soldier on the front lines of the ongoing civil rights battle.

AT&T HELPED NSA SPY ON INTERNET TRAFFIC: The National Security Agency enjoyed a “highly collaborative” partnership with AT&T, which helped the agency spy on huge swaths of Internet traffic, according to newly disclosed NSA documents. The documents praise AT&T’s “extreme willingness to help” with a range of classified activities from 2003 to 2013, including giving the NSA access to billions of emails. It also assisted in wiretapping all Internet communications at the United Nations headquarters, following a secret court order.

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COLIN TREVORROW TO DIRECT ‘EPISODE IX’: Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow will helm the 2019 release Star Wars: Episode IX. The still-unsubtitled space epic won’t begin shooting for “a few years,” according to a press release, but Trevorrow “is heading to Lucasfilm this year to begin working with artists and his fellow Star Wars directors.” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy cited Trevorrow’s first film, Safety Not Guaranteed, as a major factor in his selection. “The power of that film paired with the enormous success of Jurassic World speaks volumes about his abilities both as a storyteller and skilled filmmaker,” she said. In a statement, Trevorrow said, “This is not a job or an assignment. It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, filmmakers, artists and craftspeople…We will do this by channeling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope.”

MY REVIEW: “LBN tells me what’s next in business, politics, entertainment and culture. I read it daily and forward it often to my friends, family and associates.”—–Glenn I., an LBN reader from Wichita, Kansas.


DRAKE ‘PAINED’ BY AFTERPARTY SHOOTING: Drake has broken his silence about the OVO Fest afterparty shooting that left two dead in Toronto earlier this month. In an open letter posted on his blog, the rapper says his “trusted advisors” and lawyer advised him against speaking out for fear of being “misinterpreted.” “However, today I am choosing to follow my heart,” he wrote, adding that he was was “plagued and pained by the violence that continues to escalate in our city. He sent his “deepest condolences” to the families of the victims, Ariela Navarro-Fenoy, 26, and Duvel Hibbert, 23.

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TERRENCE HOWARD: MY WIFE THREATENED ME: Empire actor Terrence Howard cried in court Friday as he told a judge that his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent, tried to blackmail him to get him to sign divorce settlement papers in 2012. Howard—who admitted to being unfaithful to Ghent with multiple women—is trying to get the settlement overturned on the grounds that he signed the documents under duress. He accused Ghent of threatening to leak details about his sex life, including audio and video recordings. He also maintained that he gave Ghent a black eye only out of self-defense. Ghent denies any blackmail attempt and has accused Howard of domestic violence several times.

LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***Famed legal writer Linda Deutsch will be the next guest of honor at “City Talk” on Tuesday, August 18th at 5pm at the popular Luna Park restaurant in L.A.   ***FIJI® Water, America’s No. 1 premium bottled water brand, announced today the launch of its new 700 mL bottle size.  Designed for the active lifestyle, FIJI Water now fits effortlessly everywhere, from fitness equipment and gym bags to car cup holders and beyond.  As FIJI Water celebrates its 20th anniversary, the sleek new look, which marks the first new bottle for the brand in nearly 10 years, comes on the heels of FIJI’s first-ever television advertising campaign and new label redesign. “We understand that people are on-the-go more than ever, and we created the 700 mL size to fit whatever lifestyle our consumers lead,” said Clarence Chia, vice president of marketing, FIJI Water. “Reaction to our new label design and television campaign was extremely positive earlier this year with sales outpacing expectations, and the expansion of our product line-up with the new 700 mL further enhances our ability to meet consumer bottled water needs across all activities and occasions.”

LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***A six-year legal battle between Jimi Hendrix’s siblings over the use of the guitarist’s image on merchandise has been settled. Since 2009, Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s adopted sister and the operator of the rocker’s estate, has been locked into a copyright infringement fight with Jimi’s younger brother Leon Hendrix over Hendrix Licensing, his Nevada-based company that printed shirts and other merchandise bearing his late brother’s image and signature without permission. As a result of the settlement, which was reached in July, Hendrix Licensing will no longer be allowed to sell items that infringe on the estate’s trademark, the Seattle Times reports.

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Weather Channel

“The Weather Channel and weather.com provide a national and local weather forecast for cities, as well as weather radar, report and hurricane coverage.”

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LBN-R.I.P.: ***Hamid Gul, an influential and contentious three-star general who served as the head of the Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistan’s spy agency, from 1987 to 1989 and was deeply involved in the country’s policy toward neighboring Afghanistan when Soviet troops were withdrawing, has died at age 78.General Gul never relinquished his public role, remaining closely tied to regional politics and supporting Islamic militancy against Western powers. He died of a brain hemorrhage on Saturday evening in Murree, a picturesque hill station near Islamabad, the capital, according to Uzma Gul, his daughter.   ***Bob Johnston, a staff producer at Columbia Records who worked on legendary LPs like Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, Johnny Cash’s At Folsom Prison and Simon & Garfunkel’s Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, passed away Friday at a Nashville hospice. He was 83.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Maureen Dowd: Donald Trump gives me his Grumpy Cat look. I’m sitting in his office in Trump Tower high above Fifth Avenue, next to a wall plastered with framed magazine covers giving the effect of an infinity mirror, his face endlessly multiplying — including an old Playboy with the real estate mogul slyly smiling next to a comely bunny. “I could put up 40 of those walls,” he says. “I have covers in warehouses. It’s crazy.” I’m trying to tell the freshly minted pol that Megyn Kelly had the right to ask him a question in the debate on how he talks about women, and that she should be tough on the front-runner.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***The second time around hasn’t been a bed of roses for Marie Osmond and husband Stephen Craig. Their first marriage blew up in 1985 after three years. The couple remarried in 2011 – but pals fear they’re headed for another divorce. “The marriage has had problems ever since the second time they said ‘I do,’ putting Marie’s $20 million net worth at risk,” said a family insider.   ***Once-bony Nicole Richie’s cups runneth over. While the fashionista hasn’t admitted to going under the knife, medical experts agree her new breasts are among the best that money can buy. “She appears to have rounder, fuller breasts with an increased bust size that only a silicone implant can bring,” said plastic surgeon Dr. Lyle M. Back, who has not treated Nicole. “These are conservative implants which create – at most – a full B or small C cup.”

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Saturday • August 15, 2015

HA! HA! – HILLARY JOKES ABOUT EMAILS AT FUNDRAISER:

At the Annual Wing Ding Dinner in Clear Lake, Iowa Friday night, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cracked a joke about the investigation into her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state. “You may have seen that I recently launched a Snapchat account,” Clinton said to an audience of about 2,000 Democrats. “I love it. I love it. Those messages disappear all by themselves.” She added that “it’s not about emails or servers either—it’s about politics. I will do my part to provide transparency to Americans, that’s why I’m insisting 55,000 pages of my emails be published as soon as possible.”

MONSTER! ISIS LEADER RAPED AMERICAN HOSTAGE: ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi raped American hostage Kayla Mueller, the U.S. government told Mueller’s family. ABC News reported the news on Friday, Mueller’s birthday. Mueller went missing in August 2013 in Syria. Sometime later she was seized by ISIS and eventually given to Baghdadi, according to the U.S. A counterterrorism official told ABC that Baghdadi personally transferred Mueller to the home of ISIS official Abu Sayyaf. When Baghdadi would visit Sayyaf, he would rape Mueller, the official said. “They told us that he married her, and we all understand what that means,” Carl Mueller, Kayla’s father, told The Associated Press on Friday. “Kayla did not marry this man,” her mother, Marsha Mueller, added, “he took her to his room and he abused her and she came back crying.”  ISIS officials say Mueller was killed in a coalition airstrike on the terrorist group in Syria in February, at age 26. Sayyaf was killed in a May 2015 raid by Delta Force in Syria. His wife, known as Umm Sayyaf, was captured. The information about Mueller’s rape was reportedly obtained from interrogating Umm Sayyaf and from debriefing Yezedi slave girls kept who were kept with Mueller.

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ISIS IS SUSPECTED OF A CHEMICAL ATTACK AGAINST KURDS IN SYRIA: The Islamic State is suspected of using chemical agents — said by some American officials to be mustard gas — in an attack on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria two weeks ago, United States officials said Friday. If authenticated, the chemical attack would be an escalation of the more than yearlong conflict underway in Iraq and Syria, and could increase pressure on the Obama administration to intervene more forcefully in the war against the Sunni militant group.

APPLE BUILDING SELF-DRIVING CAR: Internal documents from Apple obtained by The Guardian confirm the world’s most-valuable company is building a self-driving car—and already looking for locations to test it. Engineers from Apple’s secretive Special Project group have been talking to GoMentum Station, a soon-to-be testing ground for self-driving vehicles. In recent months, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has been meeting with car execs and poaching auto experts from major companies like Mercedes Benz, Tesla, BMW and Fiat-Chrysler. It is also rumored that the tech giant is developing a 27- to 50-inch head-up display for cars, which would project information onto driver’s windshields.

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UVA CYBER ATTACK ORIGINATED IN CHINA: A “cyber attack” originating in China has affected the information technology systems of the University of Virginia, the school announced Friday evening. Federal authorities notified the university of a possible intrusion. The university confirmed the hack occurred over two months ago. The university waited until now to publicly reveal the attack, while simultaneously informing the public that its systems would be undergoing a 48-hour security upgrade in response to it. Many of the university’s systems, including student email accounts, will be inaccessible during the upgrade, which is scheduled to end Sunday evening. “The University’s forensic examination has indicated that no personally identifiable information—such as Social Security numbers and banking information—or personal health information was accessed by the attackers,” the university’s press release noted.

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WICKED – BANK TOOK NAZI SURVIVOR’S HEIRLOOMS: Wells Fargo did what the Nazis couldn’t: Stole a Jewish family’s possessions, according to a lawsuit. David Adier of New Jersey sued the bank for improperly foreclosing on their house and taking relics their father rescued from Europe after twice escaping the Nazis. According to Adier, while the family worked with the bank to get the assets in order, a third-party contractor hired by Wells Fargo came in and took several heirlooms, including their father’s journal detailing his escape during World War II. Multiple people were reported trespassing on the premises while the family was assured that the house would not be touched or classified as abandoned. “The banks hire third-party companies to do the dirty work,” Adier told Tablet Magazine. “They send the work order, and the company often hires a contractor or even a day-laborer. The police told me it’s not uncommon for these people to be told the house is abandoned, and they take whatever seems interesting.”

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JENNA BUSH NAMES DAUGHTER FOR GRANDDAD: Jenna Bush Hager named her second daughter after her grandfather, George H.W. Bush. Poppy Louise Hager was born Thursday, weighing 7 pounds and 9 ounces. The baby’s first name is a nod to the former president, whose family nickname was Poppy, while her middle name honors her great-grandmothers’ middle names. Jenna Bush Hager’s first daughter, Mila, is 2 years old.

RED SOX MANAGER DIAGNOSED WITH LYMPHOMA: On Friday, 53-year-old Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell announced that he had stage 1 lymphoma. It was discovered during a hernia surgery earlier this week. Farrell, who led the baseball team to a World Series title in 2013, will begin chemotherapy treatment on Tuesday. The Sox’s bench coach Torey Lovullo will take over for Farrell for the remainder of the season.

MY REVIEW: “LBN is flowing with thought-provoking information and stunning photos. I read in every day.”—–Garo Y., an LBN reader from Detroit, Michigan.


LBN-NOTICED: ***Bill Clinton shopping in the nonfiction section of Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Martha’s Vineyard.   ***Rihanna, Machine Gun Kelly, Kevin Durant and DJ Clue partying at Haus nightclub while Scram Jones DJed.    ***New York City Mayor de Blasio and a friend having a cocktail at Winnie’s Jazz Bar in NYC before heading to the Refinery Rooftop.   ***Alexa Ray Joel getting her hair done at Salon Xavier in Sag Harbor .   ***Marlo Thomas and Charlie Rose dining separately at Nello in NYC this week.    ***Actress Jon Mack having dinner last night at the hip “Folk in the Road” restaurant on Main Street in Santa Monica.

OBAMA SPOTIFY PLAYISTS INCLUDE BEYONCÉ: President Obama released two Spotify playlists on Friday, giving a glimpse into what he listens to at work—or at least what staffers think will appeal to voters. Obama tweeted his vacation playlists due to “popular request.” The daytime vacation playlist includes Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady” and Justin Timberlake’s “Pusher Love Girl.” In the evening, Obama opts for Beyoncé’s “Superpower” and Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good.”

LBN-RANT by Ericka T. Bass: I don’t get it. When I drive around Beverly Hills, I constantly see this 90 lbs. young women driving around the huge SUV’s that must get 3 miles to the gallon. These whores are all alone, no kids and yet they drive these huge, ugly cars. I don’t get it. (Please note: The opinions of Ericka T. Bass are those of her and her alone and don’t necessarily represent the opinions of LBN or its staff)   ***Shout back directly at Ericka T. – E-mail: LBNElert@TimeWire.net ( Please put “Erika T. Bass” in the subject line).

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Steven Spielberg needed a bigger boat. The “Jaws” director is selling his $184 million yacht, the Seven Seas, and replacing it with a larger model he’s reportedly having built for $250 million because he outgrew the meager 282-foot old one. The new vessel will be 18 feet longer.   ***Bradley Cooper and his supermodel girlfriend Irina Shayk have taken their romantic European tour to Capri. The “American Sniper” star and the bikini-clad Russian model were this week pictured canoodling on a beach on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, in a scene reminiscent of the famed kiss from movie classic “From Here to Eternity.”   ***Sharon Stone, who is looking sexier than ever at 57, still can’t land a man. Posing nude for Harper’s Bazaar’s September issue, the “Basic Instinct” alumna says outwardly flirting doesn’t work either. “I’ve been getting more brazen with flirting, but I don’t think men realize that I’m flirting,” she said. The mother of three continued, “I never get asked out.” Beyond dating, Stone says relationships are more difficult these days because of a 2001 brain aneurysm that created “brain damage” and left her more “abrasive.”

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LBN-ETC: Work. Pray. Love. www.TheExcelReport.com

LBN-ETC: Did you know that LBN has twenty (20) times more readers that the print edition of either Variety or Hollywood Reporter?

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LBN-ETC: Computer Consultant, David Slon – winner “Best of Los Angeles Award” two year in a row. www.DataTamer.com . (310) 788-3480.

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Friday • August 14, 2015

KERRY RAISES U.S. FLAG IN HAVANA:

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Havana on Friday to raise the U.S. flag on Cuban soil for the first time in more than 50 years. The United States and Cuba announced a framework for restoring diplomatic relations in December 2014. Cuban state television cut away from cartoons to broadcast the ceremony flag-raising ceremony, in the leadup to which they informed viewers that Kerry “is a Roman Catholic, likes bicycling, surfing and windsurfing” and the Beatles and Rolling Stones.

 

OIL PRICES HIT 6.5-YEAR LOW: U.S. oil prices hit their lowest price since March 2009 on Friday, dropping to $41.35 a barrel. Some experts worry about a global oil glut that could drive prices even lower this winter. Additional output by Iran, if export sanctions are eased, may contribute to a further drop.

 

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GREEK PARLIAMENT BACKS 3RD BAILOUT DEAL: Greece’s parliament approved draft terms Friday for the nation’s third bailout in five years, following heated debate that lasted overnight and just hours before eurozone finance ministers are due to decide whether to approve the country’s rescue package. The proposed deal entails tax increases and spending cuts in exchange for a $95 billion rescue package. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras also survived a rebellion within his own ruling Syriza party. Of the 222 parliament members, 64 voted against it, including 30 Syriza members. Greece is facing an Aug. 20 deadline to repay €3.5 billion to the European Central Bank. If the nation failed to agree on new terms, the ECB was likely to cut off emergency funds to Greek banks. Tsipras reportedly will ask for a confidence vote after the Aug. 20 deadline.

 

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RUBIO WANTS DISSIDENTS AT INAUGURATION: Sen. Marco Rubio has a message for political dissidents across the world: Come to my inauguration. In a speech to be delivered Friday, the Florida Republican is expected to invite political dissidents to his inauguration, if elected in 2016. The address will coincide Friday with Secretary of State John Kerry raising the American flag at the re-opened U.S. embassy in Havana. Cuban dissidents have not been invited to the  event, which Rubio called a “slap in the face,” and are expected to meet later with Kerry. Rubio’s offer of inauguration tickets is a new addition to his foreign-policy platform, and a “symbol of solidarity between my administration and those who strive for freedom around the world,” according to excerpts from his prepared speech.

 

WHO READS LBN? Fox star news anchor Megyn Kelly


 

JAPANESE PM: NO MORE WWII APOLOGIES: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday expressed “profound grief” over the country’s role in World War II, but did not apologize for Japan’s actions. Instead, he reiterated statements expressed by the country’s prior leaders. “Japan has repeatedly expressed the feelings of deep remorse and heartfelt apology for its actions during the war,” he said. “Such position articulated by the previous cabinets will remain unshakeable into the future.” The country’s future generations should not “be predestined to apologize,” he said

 

OUTRAGE!  11-YEAR-OLD DENIED ABORTION GIVES BIRTH: A Paraguayan child who was raped and impregnated by her stepfather at the age of 10 gave birth after being denied an abortion by the government. Though the stepfather, Gilberto Benitez, was arrested, Paraguay only allows abortion exceptions if the life of the mother was threatened—and government officials said the child’s pregnancy was progressing “normally.” According to her mother’s lawyer, the baby was born via C-section and there were no complications.

 

ROYALS BASH PRINCE GEORGE PHOTO TACTICS: Kensington Palace issued a statement Friday condemning paparazzi tactics used to gain unauthorized photos of Prince George, warning that “a line has been crossed.” The letter appealed to publications to stop publishing the photos, and called the methods used to get them “increasingly dangerous.” It also alleges that paparazzi have been taking photos of non-royal children playing with the little prince, and that they “obscured themselves in sand dunes on a rural beach to take photos of Prince George playing with his grandmother.”

 

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LBN-NOTICED: ***Yankee great Mariano Rivera alone ordering takeout barbecue food on Thursday afternoon at the Hideaway in Montauk Harbor. As he waited for his food, a female owner came out of the kitchen to greet him, saying “What a great honor it is to have you in my place” .    ***Shark Tank’s Daymond John dining at Da Silvano with Platinum Rye Entertainment founder Ryan Schinman.   ***Gloria Steinem and Debra Winger taking the elevator at Sunshine Landmark to see “People, Places, Things” . . .

 

FALLON’S ‘TONIGHT SHOW’ EXTENDED TO 2021: NBC announced Thursday that Jimmy Fallon will stay put as the host of The Tonight Show for six more years. NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt told a crowd at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that Fallon will stick around through the 2021 season to compete against Stephen Colbert, who takes over as the host of CBS’s Late Show in September. This week, Colbert told reporters he has no interest in maintaining the rivalry that existed between the shows’ former hosts, Jay Leno and David Letterman. “Maybe I missed the competitive gene,” Colbert said. “The idea of war between hosts makes no sense to me.”

 
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USA.gov: Government Agencies and Elected Officials

“Find contact information for federal, state, local, or tribal governments and elected officials.”

 

LBN-COMMENTARY by Paul Krugman: China is ruled by a party that calls itself Communist, but its economic reality is one of rapacious crony capitalism. And everyone has been assuming that the nation’s leaders are in on the joke, that they know better than to take their occasional socialist rhetoric seriously. Yet their zigzagging policies over the past few months have been worrying. Is it possible that after all these years Beijing still doesn’t get how this “markets” thing works?

LBN-COMMENTARY by Jacob Lew: The Iran nuclear deal offers a long-term solution to one of the most urgent threats of our time. Without this deal, Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, would be less than 90 days away from having enough fissile material to make a nuclear bomb. This deal greatly reduces the threat of Iran’s nuclear program, making Iran’s breakout time four times as long, securing unprecedented access to ensure that we will know if Iran cheats and giving us the leverage to hold it to its commitments. Those calling on Congress to scrap the deal argue that the United States could have gotten a better deal, and still could, if we unilaterally ramped up existing sanctions, enough to force Iran to dismantle its entire nuclear program or even alter the character of its regime wholesale. This assumption is a dangerous fantasy, flying in the face of economic and diplomatic reality.

 

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Sarah Silverman isn’t afraid to take the plunge. The comedienne, 44, hit the red carpet at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Annual Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills Thursday in a revealing striped ombré Christian Siriano sheath. Before taking her place inside the gala, Silverman dismissed rumors that her assets had been surgically enhanced. “I gained a couple of lbs while I was home in New Hampshire because our big restaurant is Dunkin’ Donuts,” Silverman told E! News of her broader bust. “I gained a lot of it in my inner thighs and my inner boobs.”   ***Padma Lakshmi is looking at the upside of gaining a few pounds. “The only benefit of gaining weight is what it does to your boobs! #idliboob,” she captioned an Instagram post Thursday. In January, the 44-year-old model posted another beach shot drawing attention to a weird shape in her bikini bottoms.

 

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Thursday • August 13, 2015

CENSUS: RECORD 42.1 MILLION IMMIGRANTS IN U.S., MEXICANS DRIVE LATEST SURGE:


A new analysis of legal and illegal immigrant counts by the Census Bureau revealed Thursday that there is a record 42.1 million in the United States, an explosion that is being driven by Mexicans flooding across the border.

In a report provided to Secrets by the Center for Immigration Studies, the total immigrant population surged 1.7 million since 2014. The growth was led in the last year by an additional 740,000 Mexican immigrants.

The 42.1 million tabulated by Census in the second quarter represent over 13 percent of the U.S. population, the biggest percentage in 105 years.

 

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LBN-ETC: True or False? If you want healthy greens but don’t like chewing, juicing is just as good for you. If you answered true – you’re in the majority that’s wrong about the benefits of eating vegetables instead of drinking them. Want to learn more? Call NutriFit, Los Angeles’ leading healthy food company – LBN’s Top L.A. Meal Delivery service! Serving the nation, and all of Southern California with pride since 1987. Call Jackie 310 473-1989   www.nutrifitonline.com.

LBN-ETC: http://livetalksla.org/events/cindycrawford/ — An Evening with Cindy Crawford at Live Talks Los Angeles discussing her book, Becoming. October 14, Santa Monica — Cindy Crawford is one of the original supermodels who defined that pivotal moment when fashion models became cultural stars in their own right. Crawford used her fame and business savvy to launch an entrepreneurial career that has encompassed beauty, fashion, fitness and home décor brands. She has appeared on over a thousand magazine covers worldwide and has been the face of brands as diverse as Revlon, Omega watches, and Pepsi.

LBN-ETC: Investor looking for a young, talent jewelry maker to create new lifestyle line. Must have a fresh, dynamic approach to jewelry design, be extremely reliable and hunger to grow. Send complete contact details to: Aurora411@TimeWire.net (no attachment).

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Thursday • August 13, 2015

HORROR! ISIS FIGHTERS PRAY BEFORE RAPING GIRLS:

ISIS fighters rape children as young as 12, bookending the assault with prayer, The New York Times reports in a harrowing exposé on the self-declared Islamic State’s sex trade. The promise of religiously permitted sex slaves also serves as a recruitment tool for men from conservative societies, where they would otherwise be forbidden from sex until marriage. Interviews with more than 20 women kidnapped by ISIS also reveal that the terror group’s assault on the Yazidi minority was carefully planned in advance, with buses ready to transport female slaves after they were separated from their families.

CHINA SEEKS TO CALM MARKETS AS IT DEVALUES CURRENCY FOR 3RD CONSECUTIVE DAY: China on Thursday sought to calm fears that the country’s depreciating currency had set off, as authorities defended the devaluation decision. The country’s central bank has pushed the value of the currency lower for three consecutive days. Since Tuesday, the currency, the renminbi, has fallen 4.4 percent, the biggest drop in decades. While China said the move was aimed to make the currency more market-oriented, it has raised concerns that the already slowing economy was in deeper trouble. The sharp and sudden fall has also prompted questions about whether the country’s leadership can manage the slowdown.

CHELSEA MANNING FACES SOLITARY FOREVER: Chelsea Manning is reportedly facing indefinite solitary confinement after prison officials found a copy of Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover, which they deemed contraband, and an expired tube of toothpaste in her cell. The transgender ex-Army intelligence analyst is five years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified military documents to WikiLeaks. Manning is scheduled for an Aug. 18 hearing to review charges of disrespect, disorderly conduct, prohibited property, and medicine misuse. ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio told BuzzFeed News the charges were trumped-up allegations. “Here Chelsea is at risk of losing various support networks simply because she had an expired tube of toothpaste, the Vanity Fair magazine that featured Caitlyn Jenner, and requested a lawyer when she felt she was being accused of misconduct,” he said.

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JIMMY CARTER: MY CANCER HAS SPREAD: Jimmy Carter in a statement Wednesday said cancer has spread from his liver after recent surgery. “Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body,” the 90-year-old former president said. Carter is being treated at Emory Hospital in Atlanta and promised a “more complete statement will be made when more facts are known, possibly next week.” His family has been plagued by pancreatic cancer. Carter’s father and three siblings died from the disease.

WARREN G. HARDING FATHERED LOVE CHILD: DNA testing has confirmed that President Warren G. Harding fathered a love child with Nan Britton, a woman who was denigrated as a “pervert” and “degenerate” for claiming so at the time. “It’s sort of Shakespearean and operatic,” said Harding’s grandnephew Dr. Peter Harding, who instigated the DNA testing. “This story hangs over the whole presidential history because it was an unsolved mystery.” Peter Harding tested his DNA against that of James Blaesing, Britton’s grandson, and found that they were second cousins. Therefore Blaesing’s mother, Elizabeth Ann, had to be Warren G. Harding’s daughter.

LBN-SEE IT: Katie Holmes wore this ravishing “day-shift truck stop hooker circa 1986” dress for a movie recently.


LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***Yelp is bracing for a fight as a forthcoming documentary accuses the online media company of being a bully.  The film, Billion Dollar Bully https://youtu.be/l2dkJctUDIs , is executive produced by Michael Levine, one of Hollywood best-known celebrity publicists, who is making his first foray into filmmaking.

RELIGIOUS COUPLE ‘HELD TEEN SEX SLAVE’: Police have arrested a Florida couple accused of holding a teen girl hostage for five years and using her as a sex slave. Rob Johnson, 44, and his wife, Marie Johnson, 43, allegedly used the Old Testament as justification for sexually abusing the girl between the ages of 13 and 18. The unnamed victim was allegedly homeschooled and coached on how to lie to doctors about sexual activity. She is now 21, and escaped the situation when her grandmother bought her a ticket out of the state. Both Johnsons were released on a $600,000 bond.

LBN-MEDIA INSIDER: ***The letters of the day on “Sesame Street” are H, B and O. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group behind the children’s television program, has struck a deal with HBO, the premium cable network, that will bring the next five seasons of “Sesame Street” to HBO and its streaming outlets starting this fall.

LERNER: SENATORS ‘EVIL AND DISHONEST’: Lois Lerner, the former director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Unit, had no kind words for GOP senators as they investigated her role in a scandal about political nonprofits, documents released by the Senate Finance Committee show. “They called me back to testify on the IRS ‘scandal,’ and I too[k] the 5th again because they had been so evil and dishonest in my lawyer’s dealings with them,” she wrote in one email obtained by Politico. “I was never a political person—this whole fiasco has only made me lose all respect [for] politics and politicians. I am merely a pawn in their game to take over the Senate,” she wrote in another.

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CIA: The World Factbook

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LBN-R.I.P.: ***John Riggi, a convicted New Jersey labor racketeer who was often mistakenly cited as an inspiration for the acclaimed HBO series “The Sopranos,” died on Aug. 3 at his home in Edison, N.J. He was 90. His death was confirmed by the Corsentino Home for Funerals in Elizabeth, N.J.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Charles Blow: Writing about the wave of deadly encounters — many caught on video — between unarmed black people and police officers often draws a particular criticism from a particular subset of readers. It is some variation of this: “Why are you not writing about the real problem — black-on-black crime? Young black men are far more likely to be killed by another young black man than by the police. Why do people not seem to protest when those young people are killed? Where is the media coverage of those deaths?” This to me has always felt like a deflection, a juxtaposition meant to use one problem to drown out another. Statistically, the sentiment is correct: Black people are more likely to be killed by other black people. But white people are also more likely to be killed by other white people. The truth is that murders and other violent crimes are often crimes of intimacy and access. People tend to kill people they know

LBN-COMMENTARY by Roger Cohen: What leads young European Muslims in their thousands to give up lives in France, Britain or Germany, enlist in the ranks of the movement calling itself Islamic State, and dedicate themselves to the unlikely aim of establishing a Caliphate backed by digital propaganda? The honest answer is we don’t know why a 20-something Briton with a degree in computer engineering or a young Frenchman from a Norman village reaches a psychological tipping-point. Zealotry of any kind subsumes the difficulty of individual choices into the exalted collective submission of dedication to a cause. Your mission is suddenly set. It is presented as a great one with great rewards. Goodbye, tough calls. Goodbye, loneliness

LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: With the U.S. and Israel openly arguing over the Iran nuclear deal, I’ve asked myself this: How would I look at this deal if I were an Israeli grocer, an Israeli general or the Israeli prime minister? If I were an Israeli grocer, just following this deal on the radio, I’d hate it for enshrining Iran’s right to enrich uranium, since Iran regularly cheated its way to expanding that capability, even though it had signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. After all, Iran holds “death to Israel” marches and in 2006 sponsored a conference to promote denial of the Holocaust. Moreover, Iran’s proxy, the Lebanese Shiite militia, Hezbollah, in 2006, started an unprovoked war with Israel, and when Israel retaliated against Hezbollah military and civilian targets, Hezbollah fired thousands of Iranian-supplied rockets all across Israel. No — no matter the safeguards — I as an Israeli grocer would reject this deal from my gut.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Former teen idol David Cassidy is dead broke and often so blitzed on booze he can’t understand or remember what’s being said to him. The star of “The Partridge Family,” 65, has racked up three DUI busts and is battling depression as his ritzy mansion heads to the auction block to pay off more than $2 million in debts, according to sources. David is also facing a brutal divorce from Sue Shifrin. A source said: “David has hit rock bottom, and he knows it. “His home, the only tangible asset he has, is being sold out from under him, and he’s in the midst of what could turn out to be a costly divorce. “Even his own lawyers are suing him for nonpayment.”   ***Former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will open his Beachwood Canyon home for a modest, $100-a-person fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on August 17. The guest of honor will be former Obama pollster Joel Benenson.

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LBN-ETC: Investor looking for a young, talent jewelry maker to create new lifestyle line. Must have a fresh, dynamic approach to jewelry design, be extremely reliable and hunger to grow. Send complete contact details to: Aurora411@TimeWire.net (no attachment).

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Wednesday • August 12, 2015

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Wine


  1. The smell of young wine is called an “aroma” while a more mature wine offers a more subtle “bouquet.”
  2. In ancient Greece, a dinner host would take the first sip of wine to assure guests the wine was not poisoned, hence the phrase “drinking to one’s health.” “Toasting” started in ancient Rome when the Romans continued the Greek tradition but started dropping a piece of toasted bread into each wine glass to temper undesirable tastes or excessive acidity.
  3. A “cork-tease” is someone who constantly talks about the wine he or she will open but never does.
  4. Since wine tasting is essentially wine smelling, women tend to be better wine testers because women, particularly of reproductive ages, have a better sense of smell than men.
  5. An Italian study argues that women who drink two glasses of wine a day have better sex than those who don’t drink at all.
  6. Red wines are red because fermentation extracts color from the grape skins. White wines are not fermented with the skins present.
  7. In the whole of the Biblical Old Testament, only the Book of Jonah has no reference to the vine or wine.
  8. Early Roman women were forbidden to drink wine, and a husband who found his wife drinking was at liberty to kill her. Divorce on the same grounds was last recorded in Rome in 194 B.C.
  9. The world’s oldest bottle of wine dates back to A.D. 325 and was found near the town of Speyer, Germany, inside one of two Roman sarcophaguses. It is on display at the town’s Historisches Museum der Pfalz.
  10. There is increasing scientific evidence that moderate, regular wine drinking can reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and gum disease.
  11. While wine offers certain medical benefits, it may slightly increase the risk of contracting certain kinds of cancer of the digestive tract, particularly the esophagus. There is also a slightly increased risk of breast cancer.
  12. Red wine, typically more than white wine, has antioxidant properties and contains resveratrol, which seems to be important in the cardio-protective effects of wine.
  13. California, New York, and Florida lead the United States in wine consumption.
  14. California is the fourth-largest wine producer in the world, after France, Italy, and Spain.
  15. Wine testers swirl their glass to encourage the wine to release all of its powerful aromas. Most don’t fill the glass more than a third full in order to allow aromas to collect and to not spill it during a swirl.
  16. Most wine is served in a glass that has a gently curved rim at the top to help contain the aromas in the glass. The thinner the glass and the finer the rim, the better. A flaring, trumpet-shaped class dissipates the aromas.
  17. When tasting wine, hold the wine in the mouth for a moment or two and then either swallow it or, preferably, spit it out, usually into a spittoon. A really good wine will have a long aftertaste, while an inferior wine will have a short aftertaste.
  18. Wine grapes rank number one among the world’s fruit crops in terms of acres planted.
  19. The Code of Hammurabi (1800 B.C.) includes a law that punishes fraudulent wine sellers: They were to be drowned in a river.
  20. Romans discovered that mixing lead with wine not only helped preserve wine, but also gave it a sweet taste and succulent texture. Chronic lead poisoning has often been cited as one of the causes of the decline of Rome.
  21. The Vikings called America Vinland (“wine-land” or “pasture-land”) for the profusion of native grape vines they found there around A.D. 1000.
  22. A wine that tastes watery is said to taste “dilute.” It may have been made from grapes picked during a rainstorm.
  23. The worst place to store wine is usually in the kitchen because it is typically too warm to store wine safely. Refrigerators are not satisfactory for storing wine either. Even at their warmest setting, they’re too cold.
  24. When wine and food are paired together, they have “synergy” or a third flavor beyond what either the food or drink offers alone.
  25. Richer, heavier foods usually go well with richer, heavier wines; lighter foods demand light wines. Additionally, red wine typically is served with red meat, white wine with white meat and fish, and sweet wine with desserts.


 

LBN-TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Cara Delevigne

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne (born 12 August 1992) is an English fashion model, actress, and singer. Born in London in 1992 to Pandora and Charles Delevingne, she signed with Storm Model Management after leaving school in 2009. Delevingne won the “Model of the Year’” award at the British Fashion Awards in 2012 and 2014 and has appeared in shows for houses including Burberry, Mulberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and Jason Wu. She started her acting career with a minor role in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina. Delevingne played Margo Roth Spiegelman in the romantic mystery film Paper Towns, and will co-star as Enchantress in the superhero film Suicide Squad. In addition to modelling and acting, Delevingne also beatboxes, sings, and plays the drums and guitar.

 

LBN-TODAY IN HISTORY: Cleopatra Commits Suicide (30 BCE)

After likely arranging for her brothers Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV—to whom she was married, according to custom—to be killed, Cleopatra gained sole rule of Egypt. She later left for Rome with Julius Caesar but returned to Egypt after his assassination, luring Caesar’s heir, Mark Antony, into marriage. Octavian, whose sister Antony had previously married, declared war on Cleopatra and Antony and defeated their joint forces at the Battle of Actium.

 

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LBN-ETC: http://livetalksla.org/events/cindycrawford/ — An Evening with Cindy Crawford at Live Talks Los Angeles discussing her book, Becoming: October 14, Santa Monica — Cindy Crawford is one of the original supermodels who defined that pivotal moment when fashion models became cultural stars in their own right. Crawford used her fame and business savvy to launch an entrepreneurial career that has encompassed beauty, fashion, fitness and home décor brands. She has appeared on over a thousand magazine covers worldwide and has been the face of brands as diverse as Revlon, Omega watches, and Pepsi.

LBN-ETC: Investor looking for a young, talent jewelry maker to create new lifestyle line. Must have a fresh, dynamic approach to jewelry design, be extremely reliable and hunger to grow. Send complete contact details to: Aurora411@TimeWire.net (no attachment).

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Tuesday • August 11, 2015

CHINA DEVALUES ITS CURRENCY AS WORRIES RISE ABOUT ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN:

As China contends with an economic slowdown and a stock market slump, the authorities on Tuesday sharply devalued the country’s currency, the renminbi, a move that could raise geopolitical tensions and weigh on growth elsewhere. The central bank set the official value of the renminbi nearly 2 percent weaker against the dollar. The devaluation is the largest since China’s modern exchange-rate system was introduced at the start of 1994. China’s abrupt devaluation is the clearest sign yet of mounting concern in Beijing that the country could fall short of its goal of roughly 7 percent economic growth this year. Growth is faltering despite heavy pressure on state-owned banks to lend money readily to companies willing to invest in new factories and equipment, and despite a stepped-up tempo of government spending on high-speed rail lines and other infrastructure projects.

CHINA DEVALUES ITS CURRENCY AS WORRIES RISE ABOUT ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN:

As China contends with an economic slowdown and a stock market slump, the authorities on Tuesday sharply devalued the country’s currency, the renminbi, a move that could raise geopolitical tensions and weigh on growth elsewhere. The central bank set the official value of the renminbi nearly 2 percent weaker against the dollar. The devaluation is the largest since China’s modern exchange-rate system was introduced at the start of 1994. China’s abrupt devaluation is the clearest sign yet of mounting concern in Beijing that the country could fall short of its goal of roughly 7 percent economic growth this year. Growth is faltering despite heavy pressure on state-owned banks to lend money readily to companies willing to invest in new factories and equipment, and despite a stepped-up tempo of government spending on high-speed rail lines and other infrastructure projects.

FERGUSON PROTESTS BEGIN TO QUIET: Police said early Tuesday around two dozen people were arrested during protests overnight as demonstrations began to wind down and grow more peaceful. Officer Shawn McGuire said about 23 people were arrested, though police were still confirming official totals. The St. Louis County Police Department tweeted late Monday that some members of the crowd were unlawfully assembling and had started throwing frozen water bottles at officers. Some witnesses told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that officers began deploying pepper spray. Earlier, the chief executive of St. Louis County declared a state of emergency while protesters blocked rush-hour traffic on the highway. The unrest began Sunday after police shot a man who they say opened fire on their vehicle. More than 1,000 people had gathered to mark the death of an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a white officer a year ago.

TRUMP: ‘I AM A FABULOUS WHINER’: Presidential hopeful Donald Trump admitted he was an inveterate whiner during an interview on CNN Tuesday. “I am the most fabulous whiner. I do whine because I want to win. And I’m not happy if I’m not winning,” he said. “I’m a whiner and I keep whining and whining until I win.” Trump also told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that he hasn’t abandoned his threat to run as a third-party candidate if he doesn’t win the Republican nomination. “I want to keep that door open,” he said. He also appeared on Fox & Friends, his first appearance on Fox News since the Republican presidential debate last week. Trump later ducked questions from Cuomo about whether he struck a deal with Roger Ailes to avoid mentioning Megyn Kelly. He said he has “no problems” with the TV network.

GREECE REACHES BAILOUT AGREEMENT: Greece and its creditors have agreed on a bailout deal, officials said Tuesday. The three-year agreement means aid will likely come before a debt payment is due next week. The country’s finance minister said only “two or three small issues” remained. Preliminary reports say the bailout may be worth as much as $94.75 billion.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: A 2011 study showed that women who drink two to three cups of caffeinated coffee a day were 15% less likely to develop depression over a 10-year period than those who drank one cup of coffee or less per week.

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RICK PERRY STOPS PAYING CAMPAIGN STAFF: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has stopped paying his campaign staff after failing to raise enough money, signaling the Republican presidential candidate is facing serious financial issues, CBS News reported Monday. Perry’s super PAC is reportedly preparing to expand and compensate for the struggling campaign, according to super PAC and campaign officials. Campaign staff at his national headquarters in Austin and in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina are no longer being paid, a Republican familiar with the campaign told The Washington Post. Campaign manager Jeff Miller told staff last Friday they were free to look for other jobs. Perry has faced a series of challenges in his bid for the 2016 GOP nomination, raising only $1.1 million in the second quarter and missing the cut for the main debate last week.

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SEATTLE MOVES TO TAX GUNS, AMMUNITION: Seattle’s City Council unanimously approved a proposal Monday that would tax gun and ammunition sales inside city limits. Council President Tim Burgess introduced the measure, which would tag on a $25 tax for every gun sold and a 5-cent-per-bullet tax on most types of ammunition. The proposal coincides with a bill that also passed on a unanimous vote to require gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to Seattle police within 24 hours. The taxing proposal has sparked backlash from gun-rights activists, who have said they’ll take the city to court should it pass into law. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has previously said he supports the proposal.

JAPAN LIFTS BAN, RESTARTS FIRST REACTOR: Under stringent new safety regulations, Japan on Tuesday restarted a nuclear reactor for the first time since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Kyushu Electric Power restarted the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai plant at about 10:30 a.m. local time, ending a two-year ban on nuclear power. The move has unnerved some local residents who remain skeptical about the tougher regulations. Protesters gathered outside the Sendai plant and at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Tokyo residence. Kyushu Electric spokesman Tomomitsu Sakata said the reactor went online with no problems and it would take about 24 hours before a full nuclear reaction takes place. The plant is expected to begin generating power by Friday. All nuclear plants were closed after a powerful earthquake struck off the coast in Japan in March 2011, triggering a tsunami that damaged the Fukushima nuclear plant and led to a meltdown. Nearly 16,000 people died and more than 2,500 are listed as missing from the disaster.

GOOGLE CREATES A NEW COMPANY: Google created a new company called Alphabet on Monday, saying it wants to separate its central business and long-term plans. Google’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are managing the new venture, which will be a holding company that includes subsidiaries like Google Inc., Google Ventures, and Google X. Each will each be controlled by a CEO and Sundar Pichai, who is currently the senior vice-president of products, will run Google Inc. Alphabet will replace Google Inc. as the publicly traded entity.

HILLARY PAC GETS ANONYMOUS $1M DONATION: The leading super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential run received an anonymous $1 million contribution in June, just two weeks after she told a rally that she wanted to end “the endless flow of secret, unaccountable money.” The donation to Priorities USA Action came from another super PAC but cannot be tracked beyond that. “In the face of a billion-dollar onslaught by right wing groups, there is too much at stake for everyday Americans for Democratic groups to unilaterally disarm,” the group’s spokesman said.

LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***Greg Lipstone, a founding partner and board member at ICM Partners, is heading to longtime client All3Media America, where he will serve as CEO. He will oversee all day-to-day operations there, including the eleven companies under its corporate umbrella.   ***A&E Network has promoted Gabriel Marano to SVP of scripted programming, a newly created post at the cabler. Marano, who is based on the West Coast, will oversee the net’s scripted programming team and the development of all original scripted content.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Gardening

1.     The earliest gardens were strictly practical and were used to grow food and medicinal herbs. Around 1500 B.C. in Egypt, the first decorative gardens appeared.

2.     The first greenhouses in history were built in Rome in A.D. 30 under the orders of Emperor Tiberius who wanted to eat a cucumber a day. Andrew Faneuil in Boston built the first greenhouse in North America in 1737.

3.     There are at least 10,000 varieties of tomatoes. Over 60 million tons of tomatoes are produced each year, making it the world’s most popular fruit. The second most popular fruit is the banana.

4.     Watermelons are actually vegetables and are related to squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins.

5.     Famous literary works that center their plots on gardens include The Secret Garden, the Dark Materials trilogy, Tom’s Midnight Garden, “The Selfish Giant,” Romeo and Juliet, “The Merchant’s Tale” in Canterbury Tales, La Roman de la Rose, Rebecca, The Door in the Wall, and the book of Genesis in the Bible.

LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***Columbia House, the mail-order music retailer that turned an “Eight CDs for a penny” offer into an annual profit of $1.4 billion at its peak, has filed for bankruptcy. Filmed Entertainment Inc., the parent company for Columbia House, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York Monday, citing the ever-changing digital and online landscape that continue to erode at the physical medium’s sales, the Wall Street Journal reports.

KENDRICK LAMAR TO BE ON 1ST COLBERT SHOW: New Late Show host Stephen Colbert revealed Monday that Kendrick Lamar will appear as his first musical guest. Colbert made the announcement at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, noting he liked that Lamar had also been his final musical guest on The Colbert Report. The new host had already announced that George Clooney will be his first non-musical guest. Colbert also added he’s very interesting in talking about Donald Trump. “Every night before I go to bed, I light a candle and pray that he stays in the race and I also pray that no one puts that candle anywhere near his hair,” the new host quipped. The first show is slated to air Sept. 8.

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LBN-R.I.P.: ***Billy Sherrill, who as a songwriter, record producer and executive helped kick-start the career of Tammy Wynette, breathed new life into a declining George Jones and was an architect of the so-called countrypolitan sound, which applied the tenets of 1960s pop maximalism to country music, died on Aug. 4 at his home in Nashville. He was 78. His daughter, Catherine Lale, confirmed his death, saying it came after a short illness.   ***Buddy Baker, a Nascar driver who won the 1980 Daytona 500, was the first to exceed 200 miles per hour on a closed course, and later became a racing broadcaster, died on Monday. He was 74. The cause was lung cancer, said SiriusXM Nascar Radio, where Baker had been a host of “Late Shift.” The station did not say where he died. He left his radio job last month after announcing that he had an inoperable lung tumor.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Nuna Teal: Although he is running for the 2016 Presidency as a Democrat, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ populist message: “getting big money out of politics, combating climate change, making college education affordable, and dealing with obscene wealth and income equality,” is attracting huge crowds even in Republican strongholds such as Texas and Arizona. While 15,000 showed up to hear him speak in Seattle, it was in Portland on Sunday that Sanders set the record for the largest rally in U.S. history for this stage of a campaign. Including the 9,000 who couldn’t get in the stadium doors, an astonishing 28,000 people showed up.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Newlywed Zach Roloff, star of “Little People, Big World,” has big plans to start a family right away, sources said – just as his parents, Amy and Matt, get divorced! “Matt and Amy are over the moon about Zach’s plan to have a baby,” said a family friend. “They think it will keep the family going, and maybe lead to another TLC spinoff from ‘Little People, Big World!’” Zach, 25, and 24-year-old Tori Patton tied the knot on July 25 at the farm owned by Matt and Amy – where his average-sized twin brother, Jeremy, got married last year.

LBN-ETC: True or False? If you want healthy greens but don’t like chewing, juicing is just as good for you. If you answered true – you’re in the majority that’s wrong about the benefits of eating vegetables instead of drinking them. Want to learn more? Call NutriFit, Los Angeles’ leading healthy food company – LBN’s Top L.A. Meal Delivery service! Serving the nation, and all of Southern California with pride since 1987. Call Jackie 310 473-1989   www.nutrifitonline.com.

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Monday • August 10, 2015

YOU PAY! CALIF. TO PAY FOR MURDERER’S SEX REASSIGNMENT:

California is the first state in the nation to pay for a transgender inmate’s reassignment surgery. The inmate in question, Shiloh Quine, entered jail as Rodney in 1980 and is serving a life sentence for murder. Another inmate previously earned the right through a federal court order to have sex reassignment surgery in April. California prison officials had denied surgeries in both instances but the state pushed back and allowed it. California has some 400 transgender inmates currently receiving hormonal treatments.

FERGUSON COPS RETURN FIRE WITH SUSPECT: Police in Ferguson, Missouri, shot a man who they said opened fire on officers approaching him in an unmarked police vehicle. Photos show bullet holes in the vehicle. The suspect, Tyrone Harris Jr. of St. Louis, 18, was recovering in a hospital after surgery. The early Monday morning incident came at the end of protests marking the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said plainclothes police had been monitoring the man before he opened fire on officers and that they recovered a 9 mm pistol that had been stolen in Cape Girardeau. The four officers have been placed on paid leave pending an investigation. Following the shooting, police used tear gas on people who refused to disperse

LBN-INVESTIGATES: While couples with children are less likely to divorce than childless couples, the arrival of a new baby is more likely to bring more stress and emotional distance than new happiness. Nearly 90% of couples experienced decrease in martial satisfaction after the birth of their first child.

COCA-COLA FUNDS FAT-SHAMING SCIENCE: Coca-Cola has been funding a nonprofit that promotes research that claims exercise is more important than cutting calories, which some health experts argue is deflecting blame for the role sugary drinks have played in the obesity epidemic, according to a New York Times report published Sunday. The beverage giant donated $1.5 million last year to launch nonprofit Global Energy Balance Network and has provided $4 million to fund two of the group’s founding members since 2008. The group’s website is registered to Coke headquarters and the soft drink company is listed as the site’s administrator, the Times reports. James Hill, the group’s president and professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said Coke registered the site because the network’s members did not know how. The group contends there is “strong evidence” that weight control is more about “maintaining an active lifestyle” than poor eating habits, linking to two research papers, which both note Coke’s support.

TERRORISTS HIT U.S. CONSULATE IN TURKEY: A U.S. consulate in Turkey and Turkish police forces were targeted in a series of terrorist attacks Monday. A police station was hit by a suicide car bomb at about 1 a.m., injuring three police officers and seven civilians. Shortly afterward, a police officer was killed in a gunfight that broke out. The U.S. consulate was also attacked but no one was injured. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

HILLARY CLINTON TO OFFER PLAN ON PAYING COLLEGE TUITION WITHOUT NEEDING LOANS: With Americans shouldering $1.2 trillion in student loan debt, and about eight million of them in default, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will propose major new spending by the federal government that would help undergraduates pay tuition at public colleges without needing loans. Mrs. Clinton does not go as far as her Democratic presidential opponents in promising to end tuition debt altogether, since her plan would still require a family contribution that could involve parents taking out loans to cover some tuition. But her proposals, which would cost $350 billion over 10 years and include new refinancing options for those already struggling with debt, are an aggressive response to what many Americans — Democrats and Republicans alike — see as a worsening crisis forcing young adults to move back home with their parents and struggle to get out from under repayment bills.

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FRENCH STUDENT FOUND DISSOLVING IN ACID: The body of a 23-year-old French student was found dissolving in a plastic container of acid in her Toulouse apartment. Three other students were charged with murdering her, allegedly because of a sizable drug debt. The murderers apparently tried to recreate an infamous body-disposal technique shown on Breaking Bad, which depicted acid and a plastic container being used to dissolve a body. The body had been in her apartment for 10 days when it was discovered.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Different nations assign race in different ways. In Japan and the U.S., race is fixed and assigned at birth. However, in Brazil, race is more fluid and is determined by a number of factors such as a person’s parents, a person’s phenotype, and a person’s socioeconomic status. In places like Brazil, a person’s race can change as they become wealthier or poorer.

MY REVIEW: “LBN is nothing less than brilliant”. —–Lois J., an LBN reader from San Francisco, California


CHINESE TV STAR PUNISHED FOR MAO SONG: Bi Fujian, a Chinese TV news anchor, is facing “severe punishment” because of a leaked video showing him singing a parody song making fun of Mao Zedong at a private banquet this spring. Bi was taken off the air for the incident and his employer has recently been ordered to stiffen punishments against him. Some are criticizing the punishment as a violation of free-speech rights, while hard-liners are defending the crackdown as an unpardonable political offense.

LBN-NOTICED: ***Power-lawyer and political commentator Susan Estrich having dinner last night with you long-time friend media expert and author Michael Levine at Toscana on San Vicente in Brentwood.

LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***Berkshire Hathaway said on Monday that it had agreed to acquire the metal parts manufacturer Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion, including debt, in one of the largest takeovers ever undertaken by the billionaire Warren E. Buffett at the company. As it has grown, the sprawling industrial empire Berkshire Hathaway, with holdings in railroads, insurance, retail and manufacturing, has increasingly looked to strike enormous takeovers in order to lift profit and revenue. The company’s market value is $354 billion, and its businesses include Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad and Fruit of the Loom underwear.

UNIQUELY, LBN:…Jackie K., an LBN reader from Philadelphia, PA.


LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***Two days after Prince announced that he would release his new album HitNRun exclusively to Tidal, the singer revealed the reason he is sidestepping a record label and offering the LP directly through Jay Z’s streaming service. “Record contracts are just like — I’m gonna say the word – slavery,” Prince said. “I would tell any young artist… don’t sign.”

SITE OF THE DAY:

HowStuffWorks: How TED Talks Work

“TED is a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading innovative ideas and exciting discoveries through 18-minute talks delivered in front of live audiences at TED conferences. HowStuffWorks explores the history of TED, how TED speakers are chosen and what kind of preparation goes into making a great TED talk.”

LBN-R.I.P.: ***Frank Gifford, a gleaming hero of sports and television in an era when such things were possible, who moved seamlessly from stardom in the Giants’ offense to celebrity in the broadcast booth of “Monday Night Football,” died on Sunday at his home in Greenwich, Conn. He was 84. His family confirmed the death in a statement.   ***Sean Price, a rapper who for two decades embodied the rugged essence of peak-era Brooklyn hip-hop, died in his sleep on Saturday morning at his home in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. He was 43. His death was announced by his label, Duck Down Music. No cause was specified.   ***Dr. Carolyn M. Kaelin, a breast cancer surgeon who continued her research and advocacy for patients after her own diagnosis of breast cancer ended her surgical career, died on July 28 at her home in Charlestown, Mass. She was 54. The cause was a brain tumor, not related to her breast cancer, said her husband, Dr. William G. Kaelin Jr., a cancer researcher and a professor at Harvard Medical School. She learned she had the tumor in 2010.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Paul Krugman: What did the men who would be president talk about during last week’s prime-time Republican debate? Well, there were 19 references to God, while the economy rated only 10 mentions. Republicans in Congress have voted dozens of times to repeal all or part of Obamacare, but the candidates only named President Obama’s signature policy nine times over the course of two hours. And energy, another erstwhile G.O.P. favorite, came up only four times. Strange, isn’t it? The shared premise of everyone on the Republican side is that the Obama years have been a time of policy disaster on every front. Yet the candidates on that stage had almost nothing to say about any of the supposed disaster areas.

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Sunday • August 9, 2015

NICE? HALF NEW DRIVERS IN CA ARE UNDOCUMENTED:

More than half the new driver’s licenses issued by California this year have been earned by undocumented immigrants, according to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. A total of 883,000 licenses were issued from January to the end of July; 443,000 of them were granted to undocumented immigrants. California, which is home to 40 percent of all undocumented immigrants in the country, began issuing licenses to them this year.

TRUMP: I’LL BE ‘PHENOMENAL TO THE WOMEN’: During an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump deflected criticism about his treatment of women and boasted instead that he will “be phenomenal to the women.” Trump came under fire and was uninvited from Saturday’s Red State Gathering after remarking that Fox News host Megyn Kelly “had blood coming out of her wherever” while serving as moderator during the GOP debate. Trump turned the focus to Jeb Bush, who said last week, “I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues.” “I’m exactly the opposite,” Trump told John Dickerson. “I will be phenomenal to the women. What Jeb Bush said last week I thought was totally out of order. Then he came back a day later and he said ‘oh I misspoke’—well that’s an awfully bad thing to misspeak about. I just don’t think you misspeak that way.” Trump backtracked his Megyn Kelly comment Saturday, tweeting that by “wherever,” he meant “NOSE.”

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Diabetes has been reported in horses, ferrets, and ground squirrels. In environments where animals are liberally fed, diabetes has been reported in dolphins, foxes, and even a hippopotamus.

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9 U.S. SCIENTISTS PRAISE NUCLEAR DEAL: A group of 29 top scientists, mostly physicists, praised the Iran nuclear deal in a letter to President Obama on Saturday, calling the deal “innovative” and “stringent.” Among the letter’s signees were five Nobel laureates—Leon N. Cooper, Sheldon L. Glashow, David Gross, Burton Richter, and Frank Wilczek—along with experienced makers of nuclear arms, including Richard L. Garwin, who helped design the world’s first hydrogen bomb. “We congratulate you and your team,” the letter said, addressing President Obama, adding that the deal “will advance the cause of peace and security in the Middle East and can serve as a guidepost for future nonproliferation agreements.”

IRAQ’S PREMIER, FACING PROTESTS, PROPOSES GOVERNMENT OVERHAUL: Facing widespread protests against government corruption and poor services as well as calls for change by Shiite clerics, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday proposed a series of drastic reforms that could be a turning point in the dysfunctional politics of Iraq that have persisted since the American invasion in 2003. Mr. Abadi’s proposals, which came as the war against Islamic State militants has stalled in western Anbar Province, were wide ranging, and included the elimination of three vice presidency positions, largely ceremonial jobs that come with expensive perks. They are held by three figures that have dominated Iraqi politics since the United States toppled Saddam Hussein’s regime: the former prime minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki; Ayad Allawi, a Shiite whose Sunni-dominated bloc won the most seats in national elections in 2010; and Osama al-Nujaifi, a prominent Sunni leader.

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PROTESTERS BLOCK BERNIE SANDERS SPEECH: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders never delivered a scheduled speech on Saturday after Black Lives Matter protesters took the stage at a “Social Security Works” rally in Seattle. “It’s about the people, it’s about grassroots movement,” Mara Jacqueline Willaford, a Black Lives Matter protester, said from the stage. “The biggest movement right now in the country is the Black Lives Matter movement.” Another protester reportedly confronted Sanders, who waited in the sidelines, and told him he needed “to be held accountable,” according to witnesses. Sanders eventually shook hands and left.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: A poll by the television show Animal Planet listed vampire bats as the third-most feared animal on the planet, right after wolves and gorillas and just ahead of piranhas.

LBN-READER QUESTION: Have Cats Took Over the Internet? Send your reply to: LBNElert@TimeWire.net (Please put “LBB-Reader Question” in the subject line).


5 WOMEN BEATEN TO DEATH IN INDIA: Five women accused of practicing witchcraft were beaten to death in India Saturday after they were blamed for a village’s recent misfortunes. The women, from Kinjia village in Jharkhand state, were taken from their homes and beaten with sticks and iron rods, according to Arun Kumar Singh, a deputy inspector-general of police. Around 50 people have been arrested in the attack. “In the age of knowledge, this incident is sorrowful. Society should ponder over it,” Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said in a statement.

LBN-NOTICED: ***Miles Teller and girlfriend Keleigh Sperry at Stanton Social in NYC.   ***Vin Diesel enjoying a five-hour dinner with family at Louie & Chan.   ***Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson heading into the wine room at Myles Chefetz’s Prime 112 in ­Miami.   ***Alec Baldwin at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton.   ***Laverne Cox at Lavo in NYC.   ***Carmelo Anthony getting takeout from Philippe in NYC.   ***Blake Griffin having a smoothie at Kreation Kafe in Santa Monica, Calif.   ***Alexa Ray Joel, Al Roker and Katie Couric separately at Fresco by Scotto in NYC.

UNIQUELY, LBN: Actress Hilary Swank, an LBN reader from Los Angeles, California.


LBN-MEDIA INSIDER: ***The final hearing in Iran’s espionage trial of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post correspondent whose yearlong incarceration has helped worsen tensions with the United States, has been scheduled for Monday, the newspaper’s executive editor and Mr. Rezaian’s brother said Saturday. They said that Mr. Rezaian’s Iranian lawyer, Leila Ahsan, had been notified of the final hearing in the trial, which has been held intermittently in a Tehran Revolutionary Court since May and is closed to the public. “The sham trial of Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post’s correspondent in Tehran, may now finally be nearing its end,” The Post’s executive editor, Martin Baron, said in a statement. He said the lawyer had been told that it would be “the final hearing before a verdict is reached.” It is unclear when a verdict may be announced.

LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***In exactly one month, Prince will release his new album HitNRun. The rocker announced his surprise LP Friday as part of an exclusive partnership with Jay Z’s Tidal, which will find the high-quality streaming service hosting HitNRun beginning September 7th.

LBN-R.I.P.: ***Douglas A. LeVien Jr., a former undercover police detective who in 1972 infiltrated the meeting ground used by New York’s five Mafia families, a landmark operation that produced scores of convictions, died on July 30 while vacationing in Saratoga, N.Y. He was 68. The cause was a heart attack, his son Vincent Douglas LeVien said. Except for several months in the late 1970s when, under apparent threat of death from a high-ranking mobster, he was placed in the federal witness protection program, Detective LeVien lived in Brooklyn all his life.   ***Benton L. Becker, who as President Gerald R. Ford’s personal emissary negotiated the pardon of Richard M. Nixon in 1974 and preserved his White House papers and tapes from what Mr. Becker predicted would have otherwise been “a hell of a bonfire in San Clemente,” where Nixon lived, died on Aug. 2 in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was 77. The cause was liver cancer, his son Adam said.

LBN-SITE OF THE DAY:

Healthily: Human Body Maps

“BodyMaps is an interactive visual search tool that allows users to explore the human body in 3-D. With easy-to-use navigation, users can search multiple layers of the human anatomy, view systems and organs down to their smallest parts, and understand in detail how the human body works.”

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Just days before she was rushed to the hospital, Valerie Harper contacted her dear friend Mary Tyler Moore to say how much she loved her, a source said. An impassioned Valerie added: “I’ll see you on the other side, Mary!” The insider said: “I think Valerie had a premonition that something bad was about to happen to her.”The “Rhoda” star – who was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer in Jan. 2013 – told an audience in May: “I’m ready. I’m ready to go.”

LBN-ETC: Sunblood is a book about understsnding energy and how it controls us. How it affects the world and how we can overcome fear and people who try to manipulate us. We are not in control of our lives. We are owned by the world and negative energies. Sunblood was written to give you back control over the energies this world uses to manipulate us. www.sunblood.ca Leigha Anastasia von Micks.

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Saturday • August 8, 2015

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Raw-Food Juicing

  1. Eating 6 large carrots is equivalent to drinking 8 ounces of carrot juice.
  2. For best juicing results, use fresh crisp, precooled vegetables.  If you need to freeze fresh produce, use frozen produce within 2 to 3 months for best juice flavor.
  3. There are two basic juicers available on the market: centrifugal juice extractors and cold press juicers (a.k.a. masticating juicers). Specialists suggest buying a centrifugal juicer if you a) want to use the juice mostly for cooking, baking, or other processes where the juice will eventually be exposed to heat, b) don’t mind if it is less efficient at extracting all the nutrients, and c) are trying to save cash. A cold press juicer is more helpful if you a) are interested in cleansing, making nut milks and green juices, and fresher juices, b) want to pack as many nutrients into your body as possible, and c) can afford a more expensive juicer.
  4. Because carrots greens, rhubarb greens, or the peels of oranges and grapefruit contain toxic substances, these greens and skins should not be juiced. However, the pithy white part of citrus just underneath the skin is very nutritious. To benefit from this pith, grate the peel off oranges and grapefruits instead of peeling.
  5. Good quality juicers can run anywhere from $100-$500. The most expensive juicer is the original Norwalk hydraulic press juicer for $2,495.
  6. Depending on cooking temperature and time, vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients are lost in varying degrees while cooking. Other negative affects of cooking food include the following: 1) proteins become denatured, which renders them useless to the body, 2) water in food evaporates, which leads to the loss of valuable minerals and water-soluble vitamins like vitamins C and B-complex, 3) food reduces in volume but maintains its calorie count, so you end up eating more calories by volume of food than your body needs, 4) food softens, making it easier to eat quickly and overeat, and 5) high heat creates toxins, especially when cooking starches and fats.
  7. When choosing raw fruits and veggies to juice, terms such as “pasteurized” and “hydrogenated” indicate that the food has been heated above the 118° threshold, which make them cooked—not raw—foods.
  8. Raw foodists argue that humans are the only mammals that continue to drink milk (and another mammal’s milk—the cow’s—also something no other mammal does) after being weaned because of the belief that milk is important for calcium. However, plants provide all the calcium the body needs without the health risks of milk. Some of the best sources of calcium are collard greens, kale, spinach, okra, broccoli, and almonds.
  9. While juice can provide the same calcium as milk, milk may be more satisfying than raw juice because milk has more protein. Some juices also have more calories than milk.
  10. Green juice is rich in chlorophyll, which helps the body detoxify and circulate oxygen. It also balances the body’s pH by reducing acidity. Low-grade acidosis can zap energy and contribute to many health problems, such as kidney stones.
  11. The leaves of celery are often bitter, so it is recommended to remove them before juicing.a
  12. The skins of fruits such as kiwi and papaya should be removed prior to juicing, but the skins (peels) of lemons and limes may be left on.
  13. While all pits, such as plum pits and peach pits, should be removed before juicing, the seeds of citrus fruits, grapes, papaya, and melons may be put through the juicer.
  14. Form leafy veggies into a compact ball or roll before inserting them into the juicer’s feed chute to keep individual leaves from getting stuck between the juicer’s feed chute and the plunger that is used to push the food down.
  15. Juicing avocados and bananas produces a puree rather than a juice, so it is often more effective to blend them instead.
  16. The softer the texture of a fruit or vegetable, the thicker the juice produced. Apricots, peaches, pears, melons, and strawberries are soft-textured fruits, so their juice is very thick. Many raw foodists combine these juices with thinner juices, such as carrot or apple.
  17. Beet greens, parsley, spinach, and watercress yield very rich and thick juices. They are very strong flavored and taste best when combined with other fruits and vegetables. For example, green vegetable juice mixed with carrot juice procures a sweeter vegetable flavor.
  18. Because apple seeds contain cyanide, it is important to core apples and carefully remove seeds before juicing.
  19. To make juice clear, filter juice through layers of cheesecloth or a nut milk bag. This will also remove any foam that forms during juicing. You may also strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer to reduce pulp and foam.
  20. Because enzyme degradation occurs almost immediately after juicing, most experts do not recommend storing homemade juice longer than 24 hours.
  21. Because homemade raw juice is not pasteurized, it is important to wash fruit and veggies thoroughly (even organic ones) and to drink raw juice immediately after it is made to minimize the risk of food-borne illness, such as E. coli and hepatitis. Additionally, the antioxidants and other phytonutrients start to break down almost immediately once they are exposed to light and air.
  22. Because juicing removes fiber from fruit and veggies, the body absorbs fructose sugar from fruit juice more easily, which can upset blood sugar levels. Because of this, many health professional encourage people to drink more veggie juices and to limit fruit juice to a glass a day.
  23. In a Department of Agriculture study, researchers analyzed 12 fruits and found that 90% of the antioxidant activity was in the juice rather than the fiber.
  24. A juicer is not a blender. A blender mixes/pulverizes instead of extracts. Specifically, blenders do not separate the juice from the fiber whereas juicers or juicing machines do.
  25. Raw food dieticians recommend drinking juiced raw vegetables immediately after they are prepared and on an empty stomach. They suggest waiting 10-15 minutes to eat after drinking 8-30 ounces. If you drink more than 30 ounces, they suggest waiting at least 45 minutes before eating. Drinking juice on an empty stomach helps the nutrients to be absorbed more quickly and efficiently.

LBN-TODAY IN HISTORY: Nixon resigns (1974)

On this day in history 40 years ago, Richard Nixon – facing all but certain impeachment amidst the Watergate scandal – announced his decision to resign as president. The Watergate scandal was touched off by the June 17, 1972 break-in of the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Through the initial reporting of Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, as well as a formal Congressional investigation, it was learned that Nixon knew about the break-in despite his administration’s attempt to cover the president’s tracks.

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LBN-ETC: Sunblood is a book about understsnding energy and how it controls us. How it affects the world and how we can overcome fear and people who try to manipulate us. We are not in control of our lives. We are owned by the world and negative energies. Sunblood was written to give you back control over the energies this world uses to manipulate us. www.sunblood.ca Leigha Anastasia von Micks.

LBN-ETC: Celebrity Photographer – Revealing the Soul’s Essence: www.JeffFasano.com

LBN-ETC: Wanted: Intern needed for prominent celebrity entertainment company. Learn by doing. Extraordinary opportunity. 10 flexible hours a week. Must be extremely reliable and hungry to learn. School credit available. E-mail: Aurora411@TimeWire.net.

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Saturday • August 8, 2015

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Raw-Food Juicing

  1. Eating 6 large carrots is equivalent to drinking 8 ounces of carrot juice.
  2. For best juicing results, use fresh crisp, precooled vegetables.  If you need to freeze fresh produce, use frozen produce within 2 to 3 months for best juice flavor.
  3. There are two basic juicers available on the market: centrifugal juice extractors and cold press juicers (a.k.a. masticating juicers). Specialists suggest buying a centrifugal juicer if you a) want to use the juice mostly for cooking, baking, or other processes where the juice will eventually be exposed to heat, b) don’t mind if it is less efficient at extracting all the nutrients, and c) are trying to save cash. A cold press juicer is more helpful if you a) are interested in cleansing, making nut milks and green juices, and fresher juices, b) want to pack as many nutrients into your body as possible, and c) can afford a more expensive juicer.
  4. Because carrots greens, rhubarb greens, or the peels of oranges and grapefruit contain toxic substances, these greens and skins should not be juiced. However, the pithy white part of citrus just underneath the skin is very nutritious. To benefit from this pith, grate the peel off oranges and grapefruits instead of peeling.
  5. Good quality juicers can run anywhere from $100-$500. The most expensive juicer is the original Norwalk hydraulic press juicer for $2,495.
  6. Depending on cooking temperature and time, vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients are lost in varying degrees while cooking. Other negative affects of cooking food include the following: 1) proteins become denatured, which renders them useless to the body, 2) water in food evaporates, which leads to the loss of valuable minerals and water-soluble vitamins like vitamins C and B-complex, 3) food reduces in volume but maintains its calorie count, so you end up eating more calories by volume of food than your body needs, 4) food softens, making it easier to eat quickly and overeat, and 5) high heat creates toxins, especially when cooking starches and fats.
  7. When choosing raw fruits and veggies to juice, terms such as “pasteurized” and “hydrogenated” indicate that the food has been heated above the 118° threshold, which make them cooked—not raw—foods.
  8. Raw foodists argue that humans are the only mammals that continue to drink milk (and another mammal’s milk—the cow’s—also something no other mammal does) after being weaned because of the belief that milk is important for calcium. However, plants provide all the calcium the body needs without the health risks of milk. Some of the best sources of calcium are collard greens, kale, spinach, okra, broccoli, and almonds.
  9. While juice can provide the same calcium as milk, milk may be more satisfying than raw juice because milk has more protein. Some juices also have more calories than milk.
  10. Green juice is rich in chlorophyll, which helps the body detoxify and circulate oxygen. It also balances the body’s pH by reducing acidity. Low-grade acidosis can zap energy and contribute to many health problems, such as kidney stones.
  11. The leaves of celery are often bitter, so it is recommended to remove them before juicing.a
  12. The skins of fruits such as kiwi and papaya should be removed prior to juicing, but the skins (peels) of lemons and limes may be left on.
  13. While all pits, such as plum pits and peach pits, should be removed before juicing, the seeds of citrus fruits, grapes, papaya, and melons may be put through the juicer.
  14. Form leafy veggies into a compact ball or roll before inserting them into the juicer’s feed chute to keep individual leaves from getting stuck between the juicer’s feed chute and the plunger that is used to push the food down.
  15. Juicing avocados and bananas produces a puree rather than a juice, so it is often more effective to blend them instead.
  16. The softer the texture of a fruit or vegetable, the thicker the juice produced. Apricots, peaches, pears, melons, and strawberries are soft-textured fruits, so their juice is very thick. Many raw foodists combine these juices with thinner juices, such as carrot or apple.
  17. Beet greens, parsley, spinach, and watercress yield very rich and thick juices. They are very strong flavored and taste best when combined with other fruits and vegetables. For example, green vegetable juice mixed with carrot juice procures a sweeter vegetable flavor.
  18. Because apple seeds contain cyanide, it is important to core apples and carefully remove seeds before juicing.
  19. To make juice clear, filter juice through layers of cheesecloth or a nut milk bag. This will also remove any foam that forms during juicing. You may also strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer to reduce pulp and foam.
  20. Because enzyme degradation occurs almost immediately after juicing, most experts do not recommend storing homemade juice longer than 24 hours.
  21. Because homemade raw juice is not pasteurized, it is important to wash fruit and veggies thoroughly (even organic ones) and to drink raw juice immediately after it is made to minimize the risk of food-borne illness, such as E. coli and hepatitis. Additionally, the antioxidants and other phytonutrients start to break down almost immediately once they are exposed to light and air.
  22. Because juicing removes fiber from fruit and veggies, the body absorbs fructose sugar from fruit juice more easily, which can upset blood sugar levels. Because of this, many health professional encourage people to drink more veggie juices and to limit fruit juice to a glass a day.
  23. In a Department of Agriculture study, researchers analyzed 12 fruits and found that 90% of the antioxidant activity was in the juice rather than the fiber.
  24. A juicer is not a blender. A blender mixes/pulverizes instead of extracts. Specifically, blenders do not separate the juice from the fiber whereas juicers or juicing machines do.
  25. Raw food dieticians recommend drinking juiced raw vegetables immediately after they are prepared and on an empty stomach. They suggest waiting 10-15 minutes to eat after drinking 8-30 ounces. If you drink more than 30 ounces, they suggest waiting at least 45 minutes before eating. Drinking juice on an empty stomach helps the nutrients to be absorbed more quickly and efficiently.
 

LBN-TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and director with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters. He won the Academy Award for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979 and Rain Man in 1988 for best actor.

 

LBN-TODAY IN HISTORY: Nixon resigns (1974)

On this day in history 40 years ago, Richard Nixon – facing all but certain impeachment amidst the Watergate scandal – announced his decision to resign as president. The Watergate scandal was touched off by the June 17, 1972 break-in of the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Through the initial reporting of Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, as well as a formal Congressional investigation, it was learned that Nixon knew about the break-in despite his administration’s attempt to cover the president’s tracks.

 

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Friday • August 7, 2015

1 IN 6 HOMES WATCHED GOP DEBATE SAYS MEDIA EXPERT LEVINE:

According to media expert and author Michael Levine Thursday’s GOP debate was the most watched in history, with 16 percent of U.S. households tuning in to the bonanza. “The best-performing Republican debates from the last presidential election cycle brought in about 5 percent of American households” reported Levine. While Democratic primary debates in 2008 performed even better, those only topped 10 percent at the most. “This marks an enormous rating boost for Fox News, which, on a normal night, garners about 1-2 percent of household audiences” Levine declared.

STEWART RIPS ‘BULLSHITOCRACY’ IN FINALE: There were cameos (Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah), a Springsteen performance, and dick jokes in Jon Stewart’s farewell episode as Daily Show host Thursday night. There was a big group hug of former cast members. There were taped shoutouts to the “jackass” and “smartass” Stewart from big-name politicos. And while nemesis Roger Ailes and Fox News went all but unmentioned, Stewart delivered a final heartfelt sermon against something he called “The Bullshitocracy.”

BAD NEWS FOR PREZ – KEY DEMOCRAT OPPOSES IRAN DEAL: Senator Chuck Schumer announced Thursday night that he would oppose Obama’s Iran deal. The long-discussed diplomatic strategy would involve limiting Iran’s nuclear program, which has implications for U.S. allies in the Middle East. Schumer, who is viewed as one of the most powerful Jewish voices in Congress could lead other Democrats to have second thoughts about the proposal. His primary concern is that Iran could build a nuclear weapon in ten years as the first decade of the agreement doesn’t have harsh enough restrictions. Representative Eliot Engel followed Schumer’s lead in the House and announced his opposition to the deal Thursday as well. Collectively 12 Senate Democrats have voiced their support for the deal.

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WACKO – NORTH KOREA CREATES ITS OWN TIME ZONE: North Korean state news agency KCNA announced that the Hermit Kingdom will set its clocks back by 30 minutes to create “Pyongyang time.” The time will reset on Aug. 15—the date that will mark the 70th anniversary of the country’s liberation from Japan. This new time will set North Korea half an hour behind Tokyo and Seoul. North Korea already operates on its own calendar, which counts from the birth of its founding leader, Kim II Sung.

ECONOMY ADDS 215,000 JOBS IN JULY: The Department of Labor reported Friday that the U.S. added 215,000 jobs in the month of July. The national unemployment rate remained flat at 5.3 percent. The jobs report comes at a time when the Federal Reserve is considering whether the U.S. economy can withstand an increase in interest rates, which have not been raised since June 2006. Wall Street has been speculating that a rate hike could come as soon as September.

4TH BANGLADESHI BLOGGER HACKED TO DEATH: A gang armed with machetes hacked blogger and activist Niloy Neel to death inside his home in Dhaka on Friday. He is the fourth secularist blogger killed this year by Islamist militants in Bangladesh. Like previous victims of these violent attacks, Neel was atheist and from a Hindu background. The attackers allegedly lied to gain entry, saying they were looking to rent an apartment to get into his home.

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REPUBLICAN CREATED HIS OWN GAY-SEX HOAX: Michigan State Rep. Todd Courser planned to distribute an email alleging he had sex with a male prostitute to cover up his extramarital relationship with Rep. Cindy Gamrat, according to a bombshell report by The Detroit News. Courser’s plan was to craft a smear campaign to make his relationship with the fellow legislator seem “mild by comparison.” The two representatives used their offices to cover up the relationship and Courser allegedly fired an aide after he refused to help him with the email scheme. “The pair are socially conservative legislators who often invoke their Christian faith in pursuit of new legislation governing gun rights, abortion, and marriage,” The Detroit News noted.

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LBN-INVESTIGATES: Mr. Trump Led in Speaking TimeDonald J. Trump had more airtime than any other candidate, and twice as much time as Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.


LBN-INVESTIGATES: When a person diets or deprives himself of food, the neurons in the brain that induce hunger start eating themselves. This “cannibalism” sparks a hunger signal to prompt eating.

TRUMP SHARES MEGYN KELLY ‘BIMBO’ INSULT: Donald Trump shared a tweet that referred to Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly as a “bimbo” after Thursday’s GOP debate. Kelly had already confronted Trump for his sexist remarks during the debate, asking about his references to women as “slobs” and “fat pigs.” Trump responded by saying that reference was reserved for Rosie O’Donnell. “I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct,” he said. “I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness, and to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either.”

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American Library Assoc: Great Websites for Kids

“Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.”

LBN-R.I.P.: ***Johanna Quandt, the matriarch of the family that controls the automaker BMW and one of the wealthiest people in Germany, died on Monday in Bad Homburg, Germany. She was 89. BMW confirmed her death on Thursday.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Michael Levine (Media expert and author): There was a lot of noise on the stage of the first Republican debate, some of it amusing. Real winners and losers will take some time to figure it out but my impression is that Jeb Bush goes in the “loser” category because a top-tier candidate he seems, unimpressive to say the least. I would give a “winner” ring to Senator Marco Rubio who both looks and sounds like a bold and smart thinker and speaker. His line contrasting his finances with Hillary Rodham Clinton’s – “How is Hillary going to lecture me about living paycheck to paycheck? I was raised paycheck to paycheck” is going to be tough to beat.

LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: Iran will use its $150 billion windfall to spread terror around the region and exert its power. It will incrementally but dangerously cheat on the accord. Armed with money, ballistic weapons and an eventual nuclear breakout, it will become more aggressive. As the end of the nuclear delay comes into view, the 45th or 46th president will decide that action must be taken. Economic and political defeats can be as bad as military ones. Sometimes when you surrender to a tyranny you lay the groundwork for a more cataclysmic conflict to come.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Roger Cohen: A few years ago, Americans and Europeans were asked in a Pew Global Attitudes survey what was more important: “freedom to pursue life’s goals without state interference,” or “state guarantees that nobody is in need.” In the United States, 58 percent chose freedom and only 35 percent a state pledge to eradicate neediness. In Britain, the response was the opposite: 55 percent opted for state guarantees and just 38 percent for freedom. On the European Continent — in Germany, France and Spain — those considering state protection as more important than freedom from state interference rose to 62 percent. This finding gets to the heart of trans-Atlantic differences. Americans, who dwell in a vast country, sparsely populated by European standards, are hardwired to the notion of individual self-reliance. Europeans, with two 20th-century experiences of cataclysmic societal fracture, are bound to the idea of social solidarity as prudent safeguard and guarantor of human decency. The French see the state as a noble idea and embodiment of citizens’ rights. Americans tend to see the state as a predator on those rights. The French ennoble the dutiful public servant. Americans ennoble the disruptive entrepreneur

LBN-RANT: I am a proud and passionate lesbian but after last nights’ debate I would f–k Trump! (Please note: The opinions of Ericka T. Bass are those of her and her alone and don’t necessarily represent the opinions of LBN or its staff)   ***Shout back directly at Ericka T. – E-mail: LBNElert@TimeWire.net ( Please put “Erika T. Bass” in the subject line).

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux married in a top-secret wedding at their home Wednesday night — and the world’s most-watched couple pulled it off by telling friends it was a celebration for his birthday and hiding the decor for their nuptials until the last minute. Photos showed a huge party being staged at the couple’s Bel-Air mansion, which included outdoor tables with seating for 80 guests, a raised stage, a bar, a dance floor built over their swimming pool, a white wedding cake topped with two Muppet figures — one wearing a veil — being carried in and a pastor entering their home. Guests invited included close friends Chelsea Handler, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Ellen DeGeneres, Howard Stern, Lake Bell, Sia, Tobey Maguire, Will Arnett, Jimmy Kimmel and Aniston’s “Friends” co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow. The celebrations went on until 3 a.m.   ***Hugh Hefner’s 23-year-old son is engaged. Cooper Hefner proposed to his girlfriend,“Vampire Diaries” actress Scarlett Byrne, with a stunning canary diamond and posted the news to Instagram Wednesday.

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Thursday • August 6, 2015

MEXICANS AREN’T BUYING OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF ‘EL CHAPO’ ESCAPE:

When Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, escaped from prison last month, he walked out of captivity and straight into the conspiracy-obsessed imaginations of his countrymen, who are willing, it seems, to believe almost anything except what their government tells them. The official version of the escape is that Mr. Guzmán, who is known as El Chapo, or Shorty, slipped through a hole in the floor of the shower of his cell and then out through a mile-long tunnel secretly dug under the walls of what was supposed to be the country’s most secure prison. But for the government here, what may once have been a credibility gap is now a chasm of disbelief, and by the millions Mexicans are not buying it. “The government wants to sell us a tale in which no one knew about the tunnel and he got away,” said Carlos Castaños, an opposition legislator from Sinaloa, Mr. Guzmán’s home state. “It’s like they think that Mexicans are all kindergartners and they’re going to believe anything they tell them.”

JAPAN SET TO RESTART NUCLEAR REACTORS: Japan is preparing to restart all of its nuclear reactors on the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima. The reactors were shut down for safety reasons after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, leading to the evacuation of 160,000 people. The first reactor that meets the new safety requirements established after the disaster could be ready to go online next week. Twenty-five of Japan’s 43 reactors have applied for this reactivation process. Many reactors that have been reactivated had subsequent emergency shutdowns or mechanical failures.

COSBY ORDERED TO TESTIFY IN RAPE LAWSUIT: A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ordered Bill Cosby to give a sworn deposition in a sexual-abuse lawsuit. The comedian is accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974. He will have to submit to questions from the accuser’s lawyer under oath on Oct. 9. Judy Huth, one of dozens of women who say Cosby drugged and raped them, will answer questions from Cosby’s lawyers.

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SLICK WILLY – BILL CLINTON ‘ENCOURAGED’ TRUMP TO RUN: Bill Clinton called Donald Trump this spring and “encouraged Trump’s efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party,” The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing five people familiar with the exchange. Clinton’s personal office confirmed the call occurred. Trump aides claim their boss was “candid about his political ambitions and his potential interest in seeking the White House during the talk….” Clinton “analyzed Trump’s prospects and his desire to rouse the GOP base,” according to Trump allies.

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SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 13 AT MOSQUE IN SOUTHERN SAUDI ARABIA: A suicide bomber killed 13 people when he blew himself up on Thursday in a mosque used by security forces in southern Saudi Arabia, the Saudi state news agency reported. The blast is the most recent in a series of attacks on mosques in the kingdom, with the timing often intended to maximize casualties. Most of the attacks have targeted mosques belonging to the Shiite minority in Saudi Arabia and have been claimed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, which considers Shiites heretics.

BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS BELOW 10%: For the first time since 2007, the unemployment rate for black Americans has fallen below 10 percent. But it is still twice the national average and more than two times the rate for whites. Researchers have found that discrimination plays an obvious role in the distinction, with black applicants not getting called back for interviews as often as white Americans.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: In Dyersburg, Tennessee, it is against the law for a girl to telephone a boy to ask for a date.


CHINA BANS AMATEUR PORN ON SOCIAL MEDIA: China’s anti-pornography office is attempting to remove all amateur sex videos from social media. It follows the July incident in which a sex tape was filmed inside a Uniqlo store, prompting the arrest of four people. The office is also calling on people to report incidents through a hotline.

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REDDIT BANS ANTI-BLACK COMMUNITIES: CoonTown, the infamous anti-black community on Reddit, was officially banned Wednesday, the same day that CEO Steve Huffman announced the site’s new content policy. The new policy introduced “quarantines” to hide certain other subreddits from ordinary users unless they specifically opt in. “Today, in addition to applying Quarantines, we are banning a handful of communities that exist solely to annoy other Redditors, prevent us from improving Reddit, and generally make Reddit worse for everyone else,” Huffman wrote. Several other CoonTown-affiliated subreddits were also banned.

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DONALD STERLING FILES FOR DIVORCE: Donald Sterling has filed a petition for divorce after nearly 60 years of marriage to his wife, Shelly. The former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was caught making racist remarks in a recording by a former mistress last year. Donald and Shelly opposed each other in probate court for control of the NBA team, which was eventually sold to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

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FBI: Wanted by the FBI

“Protect your family, your local community, and the nation by helping the FBI catch wanted terrorists and fugitives. You can also help reunite missing persons of all ages with their loved ones. Rewards are offered in some cases. Use the Search Center below to find specific cases.”

LBN-TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Andy Warhol (1928)

Warhol, one of the most influential artists of the late 20th century, was the leading exponent of the pop art movement. Seeking to minimize the role of his own hand in his work, Warhol began mass-producing silkscreen paintings with the help of assistants at his studio, dubbed “the Factory.” His works, which are both popular and controversial, feature commonplace objects, such as dollar bills, soup cans, and soft-drink bottles, as well as celebrities like Marilyn Monroe.

LBN-R.I.P.: ***Dr. Louis Sokoloff, who pioneered the PET scan technique for measuring human brain function and diagnosing disorders, died on July 30 in Washington. He was 93. His death was confirmed by his daughter, Ann, his only immediate survivor.   ***Mel Farr, a running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven seasons with the Detroit Lions and was the N.F.L.’s co-rookie of the year in 1967, died on Monday. He was 70. Farr’s family confirmed his death, a Lions spokesman said.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Howard Schultz (chairman and chief executive of Starbucks): Our country deserves a candidate courageous enough to select a member of the other party as a running mate. Our country deserves a president humble enough to see leadership not as an entitlement but as a privilege. The speculation about my candidacy reminds me of a lesson from a great Jewish leader. A decade ago, I visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem with Nosson Tzvi Finkel, a widely respected rabbi in Israel. As we approached one of the holiest sites in Judaism, the rabbi halted about 10 yards away as a crowd of admirers gathered nearby. I beckoned him further. “I’ve never been closer than this,” the rabbi told me. Astounded, I asked why. “You go,” he said. “I’m not worthy.”

LBN-COMMENTARY By Nelson A. Denis: Puerto Rico has begun to default on its bond payments, for the first time since it became part of the United States, 117 years ago. If it fails to make interest payments on its $72 billion public debt, pension funds across the United States may be unable to meet their payment obligations. But if it were allowed to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, as cities and counties have done, every state will want that right. For this reason, the Puerto Rico crisis is a national financial crisis, one that neither President Obama nor Congress has taken steps to resolve. Even a simple debt restructuring — in the unlikely event bondholders agreed to it — would not solve the mess. With a population of 3.6 million, every person on the island would need to pay $1,400 a year — 9 percent of Puerto Rico’s per-capita income — just to cover this year’s $5 billion principal and interest payments on the debt.

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Tuesday • August 4, 2015

ISIS OR AL QAEDA? AMERICAN OFFICIALS SPLIT OVER TOP TERROR THREAT:

The Obama administration’s top intelligence, counterterrorism and law enforcement officials are divided over which terrorist group poses the biggest threat to the American homeland, the Islamic State or Al Qaeda and its affiliates. The split reflects a rising concern that the Islamic State poses a more immediate danger because of its unprecedented social media campaign, using sophisticated online messaging to inspire followers to launch attacks across the United States. Many intelligence and counterterrorism officials warn, however, that Qaeda operatives in Yemen and Syria are capitalizing on the turmoil in those countries to plot much larger “mass-casualty” attacks, including bringing down airliners carrying hundreds of passengers.

NUTS? HUNTINGTON PARK COUNCILMAN TO APPOINT 2 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AS COMMISSIONERS: Huntington Park may become the first city in California to appoint two illegal immigrants as commissioners on city advisory boards, a lawmaker confirms. City Councilman Jhonny Pineda has picked Francisco Medina to join the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain for the parks and recreation commission. The 32-year-old lawmaker told CBSLA online producer Deborah Meron that he promised voters while running for office that he would create more opportunities for undocumented residents.

STATE DEPT. WATERED DOWN SLAVERY REPORT: The State Department recently released its annual Trafficking in Persons report, which grades the world’s countries on human-rights records and delivers sanctions based on the judgment. According to a Reuters investigation, the human-rights experts charged with issuing the report were overruled by senior diplomats and forced to upgrade the rating of countries like Malaysia, Cuba (where trafficking had not improved), and China (where things had gotten worse). Of the 17 disputed countries, the expert analysts only won three times. A State Department spokesman denies the ratings were politicized.

GOP FORUM FOCUSES ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: Donald Trump may have been absent, but his influence over the Republican presidential primary was not during a GOP candidate forum in New Hampshire on Monday. Each of the 11 candidates on stage touted their experience and answered rapid-fire questions, with many taking a hard line on illegal immigration and securing the U.S. border—a focal point of Trump’s campaign that has fueled his rise to a GOP frontrunner. U.S. Senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Marco Rubio of Florida appeared via video from Washington, where they attempted to de-fund Planned Parenthood in a high-profile vote. The forum served as a preview for Thursday’s first Republican debate in Cleveland, where only the top 10 GOP candidates in an aggregate of polls will face off in the nationally televised event.

CHIMPS DISCOVERED TO USE BABY TALK: The bonobo—a pygmy chimpanzee—have been discovered to use what’s akin to human baby talk. The closest relatives to humans have started to make a series of sounds that parallel those of human babies before they begin to learn language, according to new research from a psychologist at the University of Birmingham. The study analyzed the sounds of bonobos in the Congo forest and discovered that they made different noises based on positive, negative, or neutral stimuli. The chimps had to interpret their own sounds in different contexts, which suggests a potential origin for human language.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Airplanes

1.     The wings of the airplane are just one component of flight. There are actually four forces of flight that push the plane up, down, forward, or slow it down. These four forces of flight are lift, thrust, drag, and weight.

2.     The Wright brothers invented and flew the first airplane in 1903. It is considered the world’s first “sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight.” Their aircraft, the Wright Flyer, flew about 120 feet. Today, the newest Boeing 787 can fly 10,000 miles on a single tank of gas.

3.     Orville Wright did not sit in the Wright Flyer during its first flight. Instead, he lay flat on the lower wing in the middle of the plane.

4.     One the most deadly airplane accidents actually happened on the ground. In 1977, two fully loaded planes carrying a total of over 600 passengers collided head-on in the middle of the runway in what is now known as the Tenerife Accident, named after Tenerife Island where the accident occurred. Over 500 people died.

5.     Increases in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are increasing the incidents of airplane turbulence.

6.     The oxygen in an airplane’s emergency oxygen masks lasts for only about 15 minutes.

7.     English is the international language of flight. All flight controllers and all commercial pilots who fly on international flights are required to speak English.

8.     One windshield or window frame of a Boeing 747-400’s cockpit costs as much as a BMW.

9.     Most pilots and copilots on major airlines are not allowed to eat the same food to avoid the possibility of food poisoning sickening the entire flight crew.

10.  Airport control tower windows must be angled at precisely 15 degrees from vertical at the top to decrease reflections from both inside and outside the tower.

WHO READS LBN? Rock legend Jimmy Page along with


GWEN STEFANI FILES FOR DIVORCE: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are ending their marriage after 13 years. The pop queen filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences and requesting joint custody of their three children. Rossdale, the frontman of ’90s band Bush, filed for the same terms simultaneously. The couple has no prenup, according to TMZ’s sources. “While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment,” they said in a joint statement.

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LBN-INVESTIGATES: Every hour, about 180 million newly formed red blood cells enter the bloodstream. Red blood cells are basically shells. Before being released from the bone marrow, most of a red blood cell’s internal structure is ejected, creating a disc-shaped balloon that is ideal for carrying oxygen and a small amount of the body’s carbon dioxide.

CHRIS PRATT BANS SEX SCENES: Star of “Jurassic World” Chris Pratt is keeping his onscreen sex life G-rated! The new king of the box office is turning down any big-screen canoodling in favor of celebrating his Christian faith, sources said. “Everyone wants a piece of him,” said our insider, “but Chris refuses to even consider anything that involves a sex scene!” The star hasn’t hidden from his past as a stoner living in a van while picking up extra cash as a male stripper during his younger days. But now the “Guardians of the Galaxy” hero is a real-life do-gooder who visits kids in the hospital and quotes Scripture on Facebook. The Minnesota native, 36, said his faith was strengthened when his only child, Jack, was born nine weeks premature in 2012. “We were scared for a long time,” said Chris, who’s been married to “Mom” cutie Anna Faris since 2009. “We prayed a lot. It restored my faith in God – not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it.”

MY REVIEW: “LBN sets a different standard of news and information. I understand why nearly a half a million “influencers” read it daily.”—–Dr. Peggy C., an LBN E-Lert reader from Montreal, Canada.


50 CENT’S EXPENSES TOTAL $108K A MONTH: Rapper 50 Cent said he spends $108,000 a month on expenses, including $72,000 to maintain his suburban Hartford mansion and $3,000 on his wardrobe, according to a Connecticut bankruptcy court filing on Monday. The rapper, born Curtis Jackson III, estimates his monthly income to be $184,969, mostly in royalties and interest on his investments. He filed for bankruptcy last month after a New York City jury ordered him to pay $7 million to a woman who accused him of posting online a sex tape she made with a boyfriend. According to his court filing, the rapper also owes money to his stylist, barber and fitness coach. He’s scheduled to appear in bankruptcy court on Wednesday.

LBN-SITE OF THE DAY:

U.S. Dept. of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics

“The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.”

LBN-TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Louis Vuitton (1821)

In 1835, Vuitton moved to Paris, where he became an apprentice malletier, or trunk-maker, crafting luggage for the French aristocracy. In 1854, he founded the company that would become a worldwide fashion icon. By 1885, the company had opened its first store in London. He introduced a line of innovative traveling trunks, and his designs soon became the subjects of widespread imitation—a trend that continues even today

UNIQUELY, LBN: Dr. Brook Bello, an LBN reader from Bradenton, Florida.


LBN-R.I.P.: ***Richard S. Schweiker, a former United States representative and senator from Pennsylvania who was the secretary of health and human services during the first term of President Ronald Reagan, died on Friday in Pomona, N.J. He was 89. His son Richard Schweiker Jr. said on Monday that Mr. Schweiker had died of complications of an infection at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center after spending a week with his family at his home in Ocean City, N.J.   ***Vincent Marotta Sr., who as a creator of the Mr. Coffee machine helped send the percolator the way of the one-horse shay, died on Saturday at his home in Pepper Pike, Ohio. He was 91. His daughter Susan Parente confirmed his death.

LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: When America is growing and happy, the country is sort of like a sprinter’s track. As Robert H. Wiebe put it in his classic book “The Segmented Society,” when things were going well the diverse country comprised “countless isolated lanes where Americans, singly or in groups, dashed like rows of racers toward their goals.” In times of scarcity and alienation, it’s more like bumper cars. Different groups feel their lanes are blocked, so they start crashing into one another. The cultural elites start feuding with the financial elites. The lower middle class starts feuding with the poor.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***She may look as fantastic as all the breathless fashion-watchers say. And she certainly seems to spend a lot of time in her walk-in wardrobe in designer duds heaven. But in Sunday night’s episode of her illuminating E! documentary series, I Am Cait—as well as learning a lot about the very serious issues facing trans people with much less material and cultural privilege than her—Caitlyn Jenner mulled over what she should do about her voice, which is still in the register of its pre-transition masculine intonation.   ***Regis Philbin is terrified a nagging health issue will ruin his “Today” show comeback with former co-host Kathie Lee Gifford, said sources. The beloved 83-year-old star “has a case of the shakes, and he’s worried that it’s more than just nerves,” a friend said. “When he holds a piece of paper, you see the tremors, and it’s not from the breeze.” On a recent “Tonight Show,” Regis couldn’t hold a pen and a piece of paper steady while joining host Jimmy Fallon in writing his regular “Thank You” notes. Besides that, Regis couldn’t read the words on the cards he was holding. “Being in front of a camera is second nature for Regis,” said the friend. “He doesn’t get nervous. But the sad truth is, it takes him more time to prepare for the camera these days. “He wasn’t prepared for the ‘Tonight Show,’ but he wanted to prove he could keep up with the fast pace of its younger audience.”   ***Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness were persuaded to adopt a new child – by their kids. Deb said their family was finished after adopting Oscar and Ava, now 15 and 10. But the kids had plans for expansion. “They want brothers and sisters,” said a family insider, “and Hugh and Deb see how that could be great for everyone.”

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Tuesday • August 4, 2015

WARNING – KERRY TO CONGRESS: DON’T ‘SCREW’ AYATOLLAH:

In an interview with The Atlantic on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress in personal terms not to rejecting the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran. “The ayatollah constantly believed that we are untrustworthy, that you can’t negotiate with us, that we will screw them,” Kerry said of the country’s supreme leader, adding that rejection would be “the ultimate screwing.” Congress has several weeks left to review and potentially reject the deal. Kerry said if that happens, the ayatollah will never come back to the negotiating table with the U.S.

 

FBI PROBES SECURITY OF HILLARY’S EMAIL: The FBI is investigating the security and installation of Hillary Clinton’s private email system, The Washington Post reported Tuesday, citing two government officials. The agency has reportedly contacted a Denver-based technology firm that assisted in setting up the private system she used while serving as secretary of state. The FBI also contacted Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, regarding a thumb drive containing copies of work emails she sent while at the State Department. The inquiry follows the intelligence community’s inspector general’s recent request for the Justice Department to look into the issue. Intelligence officials did not accuse the Democratic presidential frontrunner of any violations, but expressed concern that some classified information was compromised. The two officials added Clinton was not a focus in the FBI inquiry. New revelations from the probe reveal the server installed at her Chappaqua, New Year, home was initially used by her 2008 campaign for presidency.

 

WHO READ LBN? Liberal columnist Nat Hentoff along with along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


 

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Some of Barack Obama’s maternal ancestors were slave owners.

 

U.K. CLERIC ARRESTED ON PRO-ISIS CHARGES: Notorious British preacher Anjem Choudary has been charged with inviting support for ISIS militants. He has been an outspoken supporter of radical Islam for a decade and police say he has links with dozens of terrorists. He and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman are due to appear in court today after being arrested in September 2014 on suspicion of encouraging people to join or donate to ISIS.

 

POPE: REMARRIED CATHOLICS DESERVE BETTER: Pope Francis declared Wednesday that divorced Catholics who remarry need better treatment from the church, which often treats them as if they were excommunicated. Catholic doctrine says divorced Catholics who remarry are living in sin and are prevented from receiving Communion. Vatican experts say the pope is considering an end to this Communion ban.

 

INDIA LIFTS PORN BAN: Widespread public discontent with a ruling that blocked hundreds of porn sites in India this week has led to an announcement of a policy reversal. After a meeting between government officials and the country’s Internet service providers, only sites that contain child pornography will be blocked now—and were already banned in the country.

 

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Since wine tasting is essentially wine smelling, women tend to be better wine testers because women, particularly of reproductive ages, have a better sense of smell than men

LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***Netflix announced on Tuesday that it was starting an unlimited leave policy for new mothers and fathers for the first year after the birth or adoption of a child. As part of the new maternity and paternity policy, employees will receive their normal pay. They will be able to return to work part time or full time, and they may also return to work and then take additional time off, if needed. This policy far exceeds typical such leave at corporations in the United States, where there are few federal policies aimed at working parents. The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 provides employees at companies of a certain size 12 weeks of unpaid leave.   ***In the political fight between LA’s taxicab drivers and Uber, the cabbies just scored a big PR point. They gave City Hall officials, and apparently the LA Times, the criminal backgrounds of eight Uber drivers cited for operating at LAX. In four of the cases, the drivers had been convicted of charges so serious — child exploitation, identity theft, manslaughter and driving under the influence — they would not be licensed to drive a taxi in Los Angeles. Four other Uber drivers had records for misdemeanors or crimes that were too old that licensing would be barred. Uber responded by saying their background checks are on par with those conducted for taxi drivers — then pointed to instances where taxi drivers had criminal records.    ***Pasadena Mediator and Attorney Mark Baer today announced that he will co-present “The Ethical Do’s and Don’ts of Knowing When 3’s a Crowd” at the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association Fall CLE Conference taking place in Portland, Oregon, October 14 – 17, 2015. The program, on October 17th at 10:45 a.m., will address the ethical issues related to third party involvement in Family Law cases, from the payment of fees to the determination of who is, and who is not, the client, as well as many other scenarios that can arise when outsiders are involved in the decision-making process.

 

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that nine (9) member of the staff of the Metropolian Opera House in New York City read LBN daily?


 

LBN-INVESTIGATES: A study published Monday by two Dutch scientists — both men – in the journal Nature Climate Change that said most office temperature standards were based on a 1960s-era “thermal comfort model” using men’s metabolic rates. (Specifically, the metabolic rate of a 40-year-old, 154-pound man. Women, accustomed to shivering powerlessly at their desks, cried foul, but several male readers contended that a different sort of injustice was at play — wardrobe inequality.

 

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LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***This fall, Kiss singer-guitarist Paul Stanley will begin a surprising new gig: soul singer. His new side group, Soul Station, which plays a mix of Sixties and Seventies soul classics, will perform its first-ever concert at Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre on September 11th. “I don’t play guitar in the band and we don’t do a single Kiss song,” Stanley said in a statement. “That’s not what this is about.”

LBN-NOTICED: ***Chris Rock at Bar Matchless in Greenpoint in NYC to see comic Langston Kerman perform.   ***Media expert and author Michael Levine having lunch yesterday at the popular Fork in the Road restaurant on Main Street in Santa Monica.    ***James Hirtenstein pitching Sandy Gallin and Bravo’s Andy Cohen on a potential reality show about his East End shuttle service Main Street Drivers at Poxabogue Golf Center in Sagaponack .   ***Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick dining Saturday at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton, where, on Sunday, Harvey Weinstein and Andrew Saffir had dinner with friends, and Christie Brinkley dined later with Donny Deutsch.

 

MY REVIEW: “For me smart IS sexy and LBN is a both. Because I read it daily (and have for years) I always know more about the world than my friends and associates.”—–Leslie M., an LBN E-Lert reader from Carmel, California.


 
LBN-SITE OF THE DAY:

FactCheck.org

“We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit ‘consumer advocate’ for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.”

 

LBN-R.I.P.: ***Cilla Black, who rose from a job checking coats in a Liverpool nightclub to become Britain’s top female vocalist of the 1960s, died on Saturday at her villa in Estepona, Spain. She was 72. Her family announced on Facebook that Ms. Black died of a stroke after falling and hitting her head.   ***Alan Cheuse, a late-blooming author who published his first short story just before his 40th birthday and went on to write two dozen books, but who became even better known as a longtime NPR book critic, died on Friday in San Jose, Calif. He was 75. The cause was injuries sustained in an automobile accident on July 14 after he left the Squaw Valley Community of Writers workshop, his daughter Sonya Cheuse said.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: If I got to ask one question of the presidential aspirants at Thursday’s Fox Republican debate, it would be this: “As part of a 1982 transportation bill, President Ronald Reagan agreed to boost the then 4-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax to 9 cents, saying, ‘When we first built our highways, we paid for them with a gas tax,’ adding, ‘It was a fair concept then, and it is today.’ Do you believe Reagan was right then, and would you agree to raise the gasoline tax by 5 cents a gallon today so we can pay for our highway bill, which is now stalled in Congress over funding?” The gasoline tax is currently 18.4 cents a gallon, and was last hiked by Bill Clinton in 1993, after a raise by George Bush in 1990. Average gasoline prices have fallen roughly a dollar a gallon in the last year, so a 5-cent increase would hardly be noticed. No matter, the Senate last week passed a six-year transportation bill, but funded it for only three years. And because Senate Republicans refused to pay for any of it with a gas tax, they raise the funds instead, in part, by selling oil from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which is our insurance against another oil crisis. I’m not making this up.

 

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Police say former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has been stopped at a Vermont airport security checkpoint because of a knife he was carrying. Burlington Police Department Lt. Shawn Burke says airport authorities told him about Brosnan’s encounter with Transportation Security Administration agents. He says Brosnan “was encountered by TSA at one of their checkpoints” and was allowed to proceed after the issue was resolved.   ***Tesla founder Elon Musk has changed his mind, again, on divorcing his wife, British actress Talulah Riley. Musk and Riley first married in 2010, but divorced two years later. They reunited and remarried in July 2013, only to split again in January. But the couple were spotted together at July’s Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, mingling with moguls and tech titans including Warren Buffett, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and Bob Iger.

 

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Monday • August 3, 2015

OBAMA TO SLASH THIRD OF POWER PLANT CO2:

President Obama will unveil new regulations Monday aimed at cutting down on carbon emissions and curbing greenhouse gases. The Environmental Protection Agency’s plan is being billed as the biggest step yet in cutting America’s reliance on coal and natural gas and replacing them with lower-carbon resources. “It’s time for America, and the world, to act on climate change,” Obama said in a video message released by the White House. The plan aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent by 2030. As an incentive for states, the EPA will give states credit for solar or wind projects that break new ground before 2022

STUDY: U.S.-ISIS WAR KILLS 459 CIVILIANS: A new report from an independent monitoring group alleges the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS has killed at least 459 civilians in airstrikes in the past year. Airwars said it reached that figure by investigating 57 strikes with reporting from “two or more generally credible sources, often with biographical, photographic, or video evidence.” U.S. Central Command said 10 investigations have found two “likely deaths” of children and that six investigations are continuing.

WHO READS LBN? Starbucks’ founder Howard Schultz along with


U.S. WOULD DEFEND REBELS AGAINST ASSAD: President Obama has authorized airstrikes to defend U.S.-trained Syrian rebels should they be attacked by Bashar al-Assad’s regime or ISIS in the region. The move, which was approved July 31, would deepen U.S. involvement in the fight against the terrorist group. The airstrikes remain limited for offensive operations against ISIS, but provide for defense measures for U.S. allies on the ground. The U.S.-trained rebels, numbering only about 60, have no stated goals of fighting Assad’s regime but rather are entirely focused on the threat of ISIS.

DR. DRE TO DROP FIRST ALBUM IN 16 YEARS: Dr. Dre is finally releasing a new album. After years of speculation about an unreleased project called “Detox,” the legendary producer said that Compton: a Soundtrack by Dr. Dre will come out exclusively on iTunes’ Apple Music on Aug. 7. The album is inspired by his work on the upcoming biopic Straight Outta Compton. All of the material for another planned album was allegedly scrapped. “I didn’t like it. It wasn’t good,” Dre said on his Beats 1 radio show. “The record, it just wasn’t good.… I worked my ass off on it, and I don’t think I did a good enough job.”

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INDIA BLOCKS HUNDREDS OF PORN SITES: India is blocking a 857 porn websites, according to a government official who made an announcement Monday. “We don’t want them to become a social nuisance,” a spokesman for the department of telecommunications said. The decision comes a month after the country’s high court declined to impose a ban on all Internet pornography. The hashtag #Pornban began to trend on Twitter as backlash to the shutdown.

STOCKS PLUNGE IN GREECE AS ATHENS EXCHANGE REOPENS: Investors issued a vote of no confidence in Greece’s economy on Monday, dumping Greek stocks as trading on the Athens stock exchange resumed for the first time in five weeks. A plunge of more than 20 percent soon after the exchange opened was another blow to the shattered Greek economy. But the resumption of trading was a necessary step as Greece tries to emerge from controls on financial activity that the government, confronted with a bank run, imposed at the end of June. Analysts said stock prices could begin to recover in the weeks to come, bringing much-needed capital into the country, as investors with an appetite for risk look for bargains.

LBN-VIDEO LINK: ‘Trainwreck’ Outtakes Show Amy Schumer’s Funny Never Stops


CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE KILLS ROBOT: A four-faced robotic hitchhiker was found decapitated with its arms torn off in Philadelphia early Sunday. HitchBOT, which was conceived as a social experiment by researchers at Ryerson University in Toronto, was able to manipulate its thumb to hitch rides across Germany, the Netherlands, and Canada. The robot began its U.S. tour in Massachusetts in July, but didn’t make it to the West Coast as planned. “Sadly, sadly it’s come to an end,” said Frauke Zeller, one of the robot’s creators. “I hope that people won’t be too disappointed, too sad.”

MY REVIEW: “I am an avid and devoted reader of LBN. It is the most independent version of the news anywhere.”—-Stewart Butterfield, Huron, South Dakota.


LBN-MEDIA INSIDER: ***Jason Fine, the editor of Men’s Journal, will take over as the managing editor of Rolling Stone as part of what the magazine’s publisher, Jann S. Wenner, described as a “shake-up.” Mr. Fine will succeed Will Dana, who ran Rolling Stone for a decade before it was announced Wednesday night that he would be leaving. The leadership change comes at a difficult time for the magazine. In April, it retracted a widely criticized article that alleged a gang rape at the University of Virginia.

LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***Dave Grohl has promised to bring the Foo Fighters to Cesena, Italy after a video showing 1,000 Italian musicians performing the group’s “Learn to Fly” in unison went viral. 350 guitarists, 250 singers, 250 drummers and 150 bassists all banded together for the Cesena spectacle, which already racked up over 15 million views on YouTube in just three days. Grohl was so moved by the performance that he quickly recorded a video utilizing the very little Italian he spoke to promise the people of Cesena that Foo Fighters would come there eventually, The Guardian reports. “We’re coming, I swear,” Grohl said in Italian. “We will see each other soon.”

LBN-NOTICED: ***Adam Sandler and his wife dining at Philippe in NYC near Eliot Spitzer and his daughters.   ***Sanford Rubenstein at Antonucci’s on the Upper East Side in NYC, dining with a young African-American woman.   ***Ricky Gervais at Swifty’s in NYC.   ***Billy Joel and new wife Alexis at Osteria Salina in Wainscott, nearby Lloyd and Laura Blankfein.   ***Scott Rudin at Sotto Sopra in Amagansett two nights in a row.   ***Vincent “Big Pussy” Pastore belting out “On Broadway” at Sushi Roxx in NYC.   ***Paul Anka with pals at China Fun in NYC.

UNIQUELY, LBN: Kearney and Linda, two LBN readers from Hays, Kansas.


LBN-VIDEO LINK: A Group Of Guys Wore Bras For A Week, And It Went Exactly As You’d Expect


LBN-SITE OF THE DAY:

Presidents: Discover Our Nation’s Leaders

“Research every U.S. President in one place. Includes facts, election results and links to presidential resources from across the Internet.”

LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Jerry Berrigan, a Catholic peace activist who, like his better known brothers Philip and Daniel, was arrested frequently for protesting the Vietnam War and other conflicts, died on July 26, at his home in Syracuse. He was 95. His death was confirmed by his daughter Carla Berrigan Pittarelli.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Elie Wiesel: Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Jimmy Fallon: A new report says that San Francisco is the most expensive city for single people in the U.S., due to the cost of gym memberships, date nights, and clothing. So if you don’t mind being overweight, alone and naked, San Francisco is actually quite affordable.

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LBN-ETC: MORE IS BETTER when it comes to physical activity! There’s a new study comparing adherence to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in 2008 (150 minutes per week of moderate activity OR 75 minutes per week of vigorous activity OR some equivalent combination) with data combined from six National Cancer Institute studies. Risk of mortality was lowered by anywhere from 20% to 39%, depending on how much moderate weekly activity was reported. Similar relationships were also observed for mortality due to cardiovascular disease and to cancer. If you’re looking for a health coach to help you get motivated and moving, call Jackie Keller 310 4731989, or check out nutrifitonline.com.

LBN-ETC: Talented editor now accepting new clients for developing, editing, and generally breathing intelligent life and style into books and manuscripts. Contact besteditor712@gmail.com.

LBN-ETC: Love Horses? www.PoloPonyRescue.com

LBN-ETC: Have you tried an electric bike? —- www.ElectricBikeAttack.com

LBN-ETC: Find out what all the buzz is about? —- www.TheExcelReport.com

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Sunday • August 2, 2015

NYT: JOE BIDEN MULLING WHITE HOUSE RUN:

The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd reports that the death of Joe Biden’s son, Beau Biden, has prompted the vice president to consider a run for the White House. Dowd writes that in Beau Biden’s final days, “he tried to make his father promise to run, arguing that the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values.” As a result, Biden is “talking to friends, family and donors about jumping in” and is “having meetings at his Washington residence to explore the idea of taking on Hillary in Iowa and New Hampshire.” In a separate report, the Times claimed that Biden “and his associates have begun to actively explore a possible presidential campaign” and begun to hit up operatives and donors who have not committed to Clinton. Several Democrats have said Biden is likely to wait until after August to decide.

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OBAMA TO UNVEIL NEW GREENHOUSE GAS CUTS: President Obama will unveil new regulations Monday aimed at cutting down on carbon emissions and curbing greenhouse gases. The Environmental Protection Agency’s plan is being billed as the biggest step yet in cutting America’s reliance on coal and natural gas and replacing them with lower-carbon resources. “It’s time for America, and the world, to act on climate change,” Obama said in a video message released by the White House. The plain aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent by 2030. As incentive for states, the EPA will give states credit for solar or wind projects that break new ground before 2022.

GARLAND SHOOTER GOT GUN IN CARTEL STING: The gunman who shot and wounded a Garland, Texas security guard in May outside a convention center hosting a Muhammad cartoon contest bought his weapon at a gun shop that was the center of a federal sting operation targeting Mexican drug lords and traffickers. Operation Fast and Furious allowed Lone Wolf Trading Co. in Phoenix to sell weapons to criminals and straw purchasers in order to trace the guns back to cartels and smuggling networks. But the shop also sold a 9-millimeter pistol to Nadir Soofi, a Dallas-born pizza shop owner. His history of misdemeanor drug and assault charges effected a seven-day hold on his gun transaction, but it was inexplicably lifted after 24 hours. Soofi was killed by police after opening fire at the convention center.

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SMALL POOL OF RICH DONORS DOMINATES ELECTION GIVING: Fewer than four hundred families are responsible for almost half the money raised in the 2016 presidential campaign, a concentration of political donors that is unprecedented in the modern era. The vast majority of the $388 million backing presidential candidates this year is being channeled to groups that can accept unlimited contributions in support of candidates from almost any source. The speed with which such “super PACs” can raise money — sometimes bringing in tens of millions of dollars from a few businesses or individuals in a matter of days — has allowed them to build enormous campaign war chests in a fraction of the time that it would take the candidates, who are restricted in how much they can accept from a single donor.

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TEXAS A.G. INDICTED FOR FRAUD: The attorney general of Texas has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of securities fraud and failing to register with the state securities board. Ken Paxton, a Republican former state legislator, is accused of misleading investors in tech company Servergy Inc. and failing to tell them he was making a commission on their investments, which totaled over $600,000. He is expected to turn himself in to authorities on Monday, when the indictment will be unsealed.

LBN-NOTICED: ***Friends gathered last night at the beautiful Santa Monica home of attorney and political commentator Susan Estrich for a birthday celebration for two friends.  ***Jack Nicholson snacking on zucchini chips with two friends Thursday night at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton, while at a nearby ­table Jimmy Fallon and his wife dined with Lorne Michaels and a friend.   ***Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill leaving The Griffin in NYC.   ***Aviva Drescher hosting a party for Dr. Kenneth Mark at 75 Main in Southampton.   ***“Ugly Betty” star Michael Urie at A.G. Kitchen on the Upper West Side in NYC.   ***Conan O’Brien dining with his wife and kids at the West Street Grill in Litchfield, Conn.

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LBN-SPORT INSIDER: ***It’s not a good idea to give Ronda Rousey some extra motivation. Hurt by comments about her family and moved by the death of a close friend and idol, Rousey got off to a quick start and knocked out home-crowd favorite Bethe Correia only 34 seconds into the first round at UFC 190 on Saturday night. Rousey defended her bantamweight title by throwing a rapid sequence of punches at the Brazilian’s head, landing a combination of right and left strikes that sent her opponent face-first into the ground and disappointed the local fans packing the HSBC Arena. It was yet another impressive performance by Rousey, who improved to 12-0 in her incredible MMA career.

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LBN-INVESTIGATES: Women often feel loved when talking face to face with their partner; men, on the other hand, often feel emotionally close when they work, play, or talk side by side.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Maureen Dowd: A pattern of cutting corners, a patina of entitlement and inevitability, has led to this. Destroying digital messages and thwarting official investigations while acting all innocent about wiping out sensitive material. Avoiding reporters after giving disingenuous explanations at uncomfortable news conferences. Claiming egregious transgressions are a private matter and faux controversy while sending out high-power lawyers and spin doctors to deflect and minimize. Two controlling superstars with mutable hair and militant fans, married to two magnetic superstars who can make a gazillion an hour for flashing their faces and who have been known to stir up trouble. A pair of team captains craving a championship doing something surreptitious that they never needed to do to win. It turns out Tom Brady and Hillary Clinton have more in common than you would think.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***After being dumped by Charlize Theron, volatile and violent Sean Penn is gearing up for round two with ex-wife Madonna – after her 14-year-old son, Rocco, played Cupid. The guys bonded when Rocco accompanied Sean, 54, on a 2013 humanitarian trip to Haiti, and the boy considers him a second dad, sources said. “Within a day of the breakup, Rocco was calling Sean, begging him to ask his mom out,” an insider revealed. “Sean’s always loved Madonna. He thinks she’s the only woman strong enough to handle him. They’re planning a vacation together with Rocco before her tour begins in September. The Material Girl, 56, dated a string of boytoys after splitting from Rocco’s dad, British director Guy Ritchie.   ***Giuliana Rancic is still seething that her rival Maria Menounos is replacing her as anchor of E! News, according to a source. Although Rancic has been plotting her exit for some time, our source says that Menounos being named co-anchor at E! News was “a major slap in the face for Giuliana.   ***Sandy Gallin, the music manager-turned-interior designer, and his much younger husband, Bryan Fox, have split after less than a year and a-half of marriage. Sources said the couple will file for divorce. They quietly tied the knot in February of last year after five years together. We reported then that Fox and Gallin, who repped such stars as Cher and Barbra Streisand, were spontaneously married at the Manhattan firm of Gallin’s attorney when they stopped by to plan their nuptials. They celebrated months later at Nobu Malibu with guests including Ron Meyer, Barry Diller, Diane von Furstenberg, David Geffen, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and Carole Bayer Sager.

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Saturday • August 1, 2015

SHOCK REPORT: SUBWAY’S JARED PAID TEEN FOR SEX:

An affidavit subpoenaed by the FBI reportedly contains text messages in which former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle appears to admit via text message to paying a 16-year-old girl $100 for sex. The messages in the affidavit, which Business Insider says it reviewed and verified, were allegedly sent to a former female Subway franchisee. In one exchange, according to the affidavit, Fogle asks the woman to advertise herself on Craigslist for sex, to which she responds, “Is this the same website you found hat 16 year old girl that you f*****? …I still can’t believe you only paid $100 for her.” Fogle reportedly responded, “It was amazing!!!!”

U.S. DECIDES TO RETALIATE AGAINST CHINA’S HACKING: The Obama administration has determined that it must retaliate against China for the theft of the personal information of more than 20 million Americans from the databases of the Office of Personnel Management, but it is still struggling to decide what it can do without prompting an escalating cyberconflict. The decision came after the administration concluded that the hacking attack was so vast in scope and ambition that the usual practices for dealing with traditional espionage cases did not apply. But in a series of classified meetings, officials have struggled to choose among options that range from largely symbolic responses — for example, diplomatic protests or the ouster of known Chinese agents in the United States — to more significant actions that some officials fear could lead to an escalation of the hacking conflict between the two countries.

UK POLICE CONFIRM 3 BIN LADENS KILLED IN ENGLAND PLANE CRASH: Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday. The Hampshire Police force said formal post-mortems were still being conducted, but the victims were believed to be “the mother, sister and brother-in-law of the owner of the aircraft, all of whom are from the bin Laden family.” It said all three were Saudi nationals who were visiting Britain on vacation. The plane’s Jordanian pilot also died. Arab media and NBC News named the relatives as Osama Bin Laden’s stepmother Rajaa Hashim, his sister Sana bin Laden and her husband Zuhair Hashim.

NEW TALIBAN LEADER PLEAS FOR UNITY: In his first public message released Saturday, new Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour appeals for unity in the group. “The enemy can’t defeat us if we show unity,” he says in an audio recording. “I will utilize all my energies to follow our late Mullah Mohammad Omar and his mission. We need to be patient and should try to go to those friends who are unhappy. We will have to convince them and take them on board.” Omar was declared dead last month and members of his family reportedly opposed Mansour’s selection.

RIVALS OF ISIS ATTACK U.S.-BACKED SYRIAN REBEL GROUP: A Syrian insurgent group at the heart of the Pentagon’s effort to fight the Islamic State came under intense attack on Friday from a different hard-line Islamist faction, a serious blow to the Obama administration’s plans to create a reliable military force inside Syria. The American-led coalition responded with airstrikes to help the American-aligned unit, known as Division 30, in fighting off the assault, according to an American military spokesman and combatants on both sides. The strikes were the first known use of coalition air power in direct battlefield support of fighters in Syria who were trained by the Pentagon.

TALKS FOR PACIFIC TRADE DEAL STUMBLE: Trade negotiators from the United States and 11 other Pacific nations failed to reach final agreement on Friday, with difficult talks on the largest regional trade agreement ever deadlocking over protections for drug companies and access to agriculture markets on both sides of the Pacific. Trade ministers, in a joint statement, said late Friday they had made “significant progress” and will return to their home countries to obtain high-level signoffs for a small number of final sticking points on the agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with bilateral talks reconvening soon.

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LIKE! ZUCKERBERG, CHAN EXPECTING BABY: Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a baby girl, the Facebook CEO announced on his page. He also revealed that the pair had been through three miscarriages over the past few years. ”You feel so hopeful when you learn you’re going to have a child,” Zuckerberg wrote. “You start imagining who they’ll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they’re gone. It’s a lonely experience.”

LBN-READER QUESTION: Have you heard of the scourge known as “resting bitch face” or, increasingly, just RBF? E-mail: LBNElert@TimeWire.net.

MY REVIEW: “LBN is a very smart, fearlessly independent news and information source.”—–Clay S., an LBN reader from Portland, Maine.


WRESTLING LEGEND RODDY PIPER DIES: Wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who was once named one of the top villains in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment, died at age 61 on Thursday. The star was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006, but had been declared cancer free. His death was apparently of natural causes. John Carpenter, who directed Piper in the film They Live, wrote a tribute on Facebook saying, “He was a great wrestler, a masterful entertainer and a good friend.”

LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: Since the collapse last year of Mt. Gox, the Bitcoin exchange that served as the largest hub for storing and trading the virtual currency, law enforcement officials and angry clients have been asking what happened to nearly half a billion dollars in Bitcoins that the company said had vanished from its computer systems. On Saturday, the Japanese police arrested the head of the Tokyo-based exchange, Mark Karpeles, on suspicion that he misused the popular online financial platform he developed to illicitly add $1 million to an account under his control.

LBN-SEE IT: It’s been speculated that Keira Knightley’s dramatic weight fluctuation can be attributed to her smoking habits.


HBO: ‘JON SNOW IS INDEED DEAD’: Game of Thrones fans could enjoy another three seasons of the HBO fantasy-drama hit, but it’s going to be without Jon Snow. Speaking Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said he was “open” to extending the length of the show and dismissed claims that it would end with seven seasons. Lombardo added executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are “feeling probably like two more years after [Season] 6.” But the HBO executive also quashed speculation that Jon Snow might still be alive. “Dead is dead. He is dead,” Lombardo said. “Yes everything I’ve seen, heard and read, Jon Snow is indeed dead.”

UNIQUELY, LBN: Renaldo G., an LBN reader from San Juan, Puerto Rico.


LBN-INVESTIGATES: The average temperature on Venus’ surface is about 870 degrees Fahrenheit, making it the hottest planet in the solar system and hotter than most ovens.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Francis Scott Key (1779)

After the burning of Washington, DC, by the British in the War of 1812, Key, an American lawyer, was sent to secure the release of a friend from a British ship in Chesapeake Bay. That night, while temporarily detained on a British vessel, Key witnessed the British shelling of Fort McHenry. When he saw the American flag still flying the next morning, he was inspired to write “Defense of Fort M’Henry,” a poem that was adopted as the US national anthem in 1931.

LBN-R.I.P.: ***Howard W. Jones Jr., a physician who pushed the boundaries of gynecologic surgery, opened the first sex-change clinic in an American hospital and helped achieve the first birth through in vitro fertilization in the United States, died on Friday in Norfolk, Va. He was 104. His family confirmed his death, of respiratory failure. Dr. Jones, who remained productive into his centenarian years, publishing his final book last fall, died at Sentara Heart Hospital, on the same medical grounds as the hospital in which the historic birth had occurred.   ***Lynn Anderson, who skyrocketed to country music stardom in 1970 singing her signature song, “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden,” died on Thursday in Nashville. She was 67. Her death was confirmed by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her publicist, Mark Logsdon, said that the cause was cardiac arrest. The newspaper The Tennessean reported that she had been hospitalized for pneumonia.

LBN-COMMENTARY by P.J. O’Rourke: “Playing the Hitler card” is an infallible sign that a politician has run out of intelligent, substantive and plausible ways to criticize an opponent. This would be amusing (Mel Brooks made Hitler amusing), except “playing the Hitler card” is also an infallible sign that a politician has run out of amusing ways to criticize an opponent. So goodbye to you, Mike Huckabee.

LBN-RANT by Ericka T. Bass: Is there anything more pathetic than a woman living with a bunch of cats? Hell, the f–k, NO! (Please note: The opinions of Ericka T. Bass are those of her and her alone and don’t necessarily represent the opinions of LBN or its staff)   ***Shout back directly at Ericka T. – E-mail: LBNElert@TimeWire.net ( Please put “Erika T. Bass” in the subject line).

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LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Officials at a Maine playhouse say Valerie Harper is resting with her family after falling ill before a performance. A statement released Friday by the Ogunquit Playhouse says the 75-year-old actress, who has battled cancer, is at an undisclosed location and is looking forward to getting back on stage. She was hospitalized Wednesday before an evening performance of “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” York General Hospital says she was released Thursday. The playhouse dispelled reports that Harper is or ever was in a coma.

LBN-ETC: HAVE AN IDEA FOR A NOVEL BUT NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP? NY Times and international best-selling author Steve Alten has openings in his WRITING COACH program. Alten helps develop your story, a beat sheet, then edits your work, making sure the writing is tight. When the manuscript is finished he’ll help find an agent and publisher (8 of 22 clients have been published to date). Email a one paragraph synopsis of your story to Meg82159@aol.com SUBJECT: Writing Coach. If Alten sees potential he’ll schedule a free brainstorming call — then you decide. Cost of the program: $3,599 (reg $4995).

LBN-ETC: Help Wanted: Prominent author seeking research assistant. Must be very reliable, resourceful and tech-savvy. Work from home. E-mail full contact details (no attachment).: Aurora411@TimeWire.net.

LBN-ETC: Help Wanted: Part time (flexible hours) job coordinator for prominent entertainment industry executive. Smart, very reliable, tech savvy, resourceful individual to work from home coordinating job interviews for ongoing projects. Responsibilities include: Placing ads – Screening resumes – Coordinating interviews – Approximately 5-10 flexible hours per week – Must have good communication skills and people skills. Email resume (no attachments) to : SLanders415@gmail.com .

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LBN-ETC: YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH HAPPY! The Secret Society of Happy People wants to celebrate the 16th Happiness Happens Month with YOU! HOW? 31 DAYS + 31 HAPPINESS CHALLENGES – Each day you’ll get a new challenge to complete that will make you and others smile. Everyone who participates is encouraged to share the challenge with friends and family. WHEN? The fun starts August 1 and runs through August. WHERE? Wherever you are! WHY? Creating happy moments gives us happy memories! Come JOIN US (it’s FREE) and get your happy on! http://sohp.com/HappinessHappensMonth2015

LBN-ETC: Scientific research has shown that eating well plays a pivotal role in getting well and staying well. If you’re looking for a way to improve your profile, NutriFit® has plans that help you protect and preserve your health, featuring the deliciously healthy foods that you need to stay well while eating well. By allowing us to provide highly customized meals, you’ll be better able to enjoy lifelong well-being. No single medicine is as powerful as a healthful diet. – in the words of Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be food”. For more information, visit www.nutrifitonline.com, contact Stacia@nutrifitonline.com, or call 800-341-4190.

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Friday • July 31, 2015

STALEMATE! – U.S. INTEL: WAR HASN’T WEAKENED ISIS:

The yearlong U.S.-led military campaign against ISIS has failed to weaken the terror group, the AP reported Friday, citing American intelligence agencies. Intelligence analysts said the war against the self-proclaimed Islamic State has reached a stalemate, with the extremists maintaining a well-funded army despite the loss of more than 10,000 fighters. The group has also managed to expand to Libya, Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, and Afghanistan. A Defense Department official told the AP there has been “no meaningful degradation in their numbers,” estimating the terror group’s total numbers reach between 20,000 and 30,000—the same estimate that was given last August, when U.S. airstrikes began. Analysts say it could take 10 years to force ISIS militants from their safe havens under a current campaign that prohibits U.S. troops from accompanying coalition fighters into combat or directing airstrikes from the ground.

ZIMBABWE: GIVE US LION KILLING DENTIST: Zimbabwe officials are seeking the extradition of the U.S. dentist who illegally killed the country’s famed Cecil the Lion. Environmental Minister Oppah Muchinguri said Friday that the African nation’s prosecutor-general had started the process to request Walter Palmer’s extradition from the U.S. Palmer could face charges in Zimbabwe as the U.S. has an extradition agreement in place with country. The Minnesota resident contends he had relied on his local guides to make sure the hunt was legal, but regretted the killing. The White House said Thursday it would review a petition with 140,000 signatures calling for Palmer’s extradition for the killing.

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CIA KNEW OMAR WAS IN PAKISTAN HOSPITAL: CIA officials were reportedly aware that former Taliban leader Muhammad Omar was being treated at a hospital in southern Pakistan in early 2011, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing diplomatic files. Former CIA Director Leon Panetta had reportedly confronted then-Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari based on “some raw intelligence” that the wanted fugitive was at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi. U.S. officials say they believe Omar likely died in 2013, which supports claims made this week by Afghan officials that he died while being treated for a serious illness at a Karachi hospital. U.S. intelligence agencies have yet to corroborate Afghanistan’s claims on Omar’s death.

ISRAELI ARSONISTS KILL PALESTINIAN CHILD: Jewish extremists are suspected in an arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler in a home in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Friday. The boy’s 4-year-old brother and parents were also critically injured by the fire that was set while they were sleeping. The arsonists spray-painted “revenge” in Hebrew and scrawled the Star of David on the home. The family was reportedly sleeping when the fire broke out. Israel Defense Forces called the blaze a terror attack. Two other homes were also burned.

EBOLA VACCINE IS 100% EFFECTIVE: A recently developed vaccine against the Ebola virus provided 100 percent protection in preliminary trials, showing such promise that the World Health Organization is extending vaccination to “all people at risk.” According to a WHO statement Friday, the VSV-EBOV vaccine was hailed as “highly effective” and could help prevent the spread of the deadly disease in current and future outbreaks. Trials began in March in Guinea, one of the three West African nations rocked in the recent outbreak. More than 4,000 people who came in contact with almost 100 Ebola patients participated in the trial, according to the release. WHO officials said it could take as long as two months to develop more supply.  More than 10,000 people have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia since the epidemic began last year.

WHO READS LBN? Humorist Dave Barry along with nearly half a million other readers in all 50 states and 26 foreign countries and 11 separate time-zones.


BEIJING TO HOST 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS: Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, making it the first city to host both the Winter and Summer Games. Members of the International Olympic Committee voted for the Chinese capital over Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday, after Chinese President Xi Jinping made a vow to put on a “fantastic, extraordinary and excellent” event. The voting numbers were not immediately available. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics and was considered the favorite for 2022, despite a lack of snow and wintery conditions. A key factor in the award was said to be a promise by Beijing to tackle the air pollution that blights the city.

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THAT WAS FAST- KILLER CINCY COP OUT ON BAIL: Ray Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with the murder of black motorist Samuel DuBose, is out on bail less than eight hours after a judge set it at $1 million, according to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts’ website. The DuBose family had erupted in cheers when the bond was set, at which point the judge asked for calm. Tensing, 25, pleaded not guilty to the murder of DuBose before Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan.

FACEBOOK TO TEST INTERNET-ACCESS DRONES: Facebook officials said Thursday they plan to begin testing flights for a solar-powered drone designed to provide Internet access for remote parts of the world. A Britain-based team of engineers has spent the last 14 months building the unmanned drone, known as Aquila, with a 140-foot wingspan that weighs 880 pounds. The drone is designed to fly at high altitudes for as long as three months and would use lasers to beam data to stations on the ground. The aim is to launch hundreds of drones using helium balloons to sit at altitudes of 60,000 to 90,000 feet, which supplemental satellites orbiting above them. Facebook said in-flight tests would likely begin in the U.S.

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that 23 Professors at Harvard University read LBN daily?


LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***Banking regulators just said no to a financial institution that aims to be the first to serve the expanding marijuana industry in Colorado. The Fourth Corner Credit Union in Denver applied in November to the Federal Reserve for a “master account,” which would allow it to interact with other financial institutions and open its doors to some of the hundreds of state-licensed marijuana businesses in Colorado.

LBN-NOTICED: ***This past week,  film producer Jeffery Patterson and the OUAD team went down to Big Surf Waterpark in Arizona on a location scout for the project and also held an open casting call over the weekend. Actor, Frankie Muniz, and writer of the new family drama, Judy Norton, we’re also in attendance having the great opportunity to talk among the many who participated in the open casting interviews.

UNIQUELY, LBN: Dick Cavett, an LBN reader from New York City, New York


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LBN-R.I.P.: ***Mike Pyle, the captain of Yale’s last unbeaten and untied football team and of the 1963 N.F.L. champion Chicago Bears, died at 76 on Wednesday in Highland Park, Ill., after a decade-long battle with dementia, which his family believes may have resulted from the battering he took as an offensive lineman. Pyle’s wife, Candy, said the cause was traumatic brain hemorrhage. She said his brain had been sent to a Boston University center pursuing research into brain impairment linked to repeated head trauma.   ***Vasily Pichul, a Soviet reform-era director who, in the 1988 film “Little Vera,” captured international attention with his comically scorching portrait of a teenage girl navigating a grim society that was then adjusting uneasily to social and political change, died on Sunday in Moscow. He was 54. The Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation confirmed his death. Russian news agencies said the cause was lung cancer.

LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: We are clearly heading toward another great debate about the nature of capitalism. Contemporary capitalism’s critics are becoming both bolder and more intellectually rigorous. Protests and discussions are sprouting up all over the place. For example, this week I was attending the Aspen Action Forum, a gathering of young business and NGO leaders selected because of their work for social change. My friend and Times colleague Anand Giridharadas delivered a courageous and provocative keynote address that ruffled some feathers, earned a standing ovation and has had people talking ever since.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Tim Egan: The waves of mass shootings continue to roll over the United States like surf on the ship of state’s prow. Every few weeks now we get hit with a jolt of cold water. We shake and shudder, and then brace ourselves for the next one. So we beat on — a nation whose people are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of most other developed countries. The only thing extraordinary about mass shootings in America is how ordinary the killing grounds are — elementary schools, high schools, colleges, military recruitment centers, theaters, parks, churches.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Erica Rhodes: I really do feel that what the (evil?) dentist did was wrong. But, I also believe that two wrongs don’t make a right and that people wishing death or violence upon anyone in such a reckless manner is an additional commentary on the evils of human tendencies. Wait and find out more before wishing a man to be hung and crucified. Otherwise, there is no difference between corruption and innocence (in my humble opinion). Humans are complicated. Animals are complicated. The law is complicated. Be patient. Be kind. A bad thing happened. Bad things happen all the time. Is it sad? Of course? Horrible? Probably. But I refuse to jump on another bandwagon of hate even if it’s a popular bandwagon under the guise of “righteousness.” Ok that’s all from me. Jokes later. Promise.

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Thursday • July 30, 2015

LION KILLER GETS POLICE PROTECTION:

The dentist who shot, stalked, and killed Cecil the Lion has received so many violent threats since being publicly identified that local law enforcement told TMZ they will be checking up on him regularly—even though Dr. Walter Palmer has not requested their help. TMZ reports that its sources are on “high alert” for activists stepping over the line, and that they will be conducting regular checks on the dentist’s Minnesota home. Some activist groups, like PETA, called for Palmer to be hanged.

MEET THE NEW BOSS – AKHTAR MANSOUR NAMED NEW TALIBAN LEADER: The Taliban announced Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader Thursday, a day after Afghan and U.S. officials said the group’s previous chief, Mullah Omar, likely died in a Karachi hospital in 2013. Mansour was Omar’s deputy, but the BBC reports that his appointment was far from unanimous. The Taliban also postponed peace talks with the Afghan government amid the changes.

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U.S. GDP GREW 2.3% IN SECOND QUARTER: The U.S. economy got back to growth in the second quarter of 2015, with gross domestic product increasing at a 2.3 percent annual rate, according to Commerce Department data. Even better: First-quarter GDP was revised to a 0.6 percent annual growth rate—a turnaround from the initial estimate that showed it had shrunk by 0.2 percent. Analysts said the growing labor market and increased consumer spending contributed to the expansion, and could lead Fed officials to raise interest rates in September, the first time since 2006. “We had better growth and better inflation in the first half. This should make the Fed feel more comfortable about raising rates this year,” said Eric Green, head of U.S. economic research at TD Securities in New York.

DEBRIS ‘MAJOR LEAD’ IN MH370 SEARCH: Malaysia’s deputy transport minister said Thursday authorities are “almost certain” that plane debris that washed up on the shores of Réunion Island in the southern Indian Ocean belong to a Boeing 777—the same type of aircraft as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared last year. “It is almost certain that the flaperon is from a Boeing 777 aircraft. Our chief investigator here told me this,” Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said. The possible wing flap was found 4,500 miles from where Australian authorities had predicted its drift pattern. Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said authorities are treating the discovery as “a major lead,” but warned further analysis was needed. No evidence of the plane or the 239 people on board was ever recovered after it disappeared in March 2014, despite a multi-nation effort to scour the Indian Ocean for months

LBN-INVESTIGATES: When Tutankhamen’s tomb was opened in 1922, the wine jars buried with him were labeled with the year, the name of the winemaker, and comments such as “very good wine.” The labels were so specific that they could actually meet modern wine label laws of several countries.

WHO READS LBN? Actor Benedict Cumberbatch


4 CONFEDERATE FLAGS LEFT AT MLK’S CHURCH: Four Confederate flags were left at the historically black Atlanta church where Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. The flags at Ebenezer Baptist Church were placed near a “Black lives matter, hands up” poster. Police are investigating the incident, and the church is expected to release a statement this morning.

STAKES FOR DONALD TRUMP IN FIRST G.O.P. DEBATE (IN A WORD): HUGE: The most pressing question that Donald J. Trump could face next week in the first debate of the 2016 presidential race may not be about Iran or immigration, but this: Can he deploy enough adjectives (“huge!”), superlatives (“the worst!”) and invectives (“loser!”) for him to use up his time without being challenged successfully on the substance of policy? Mr. Trump could come away a winner if he makes cogent points without sounding too hostile, presenting himself as more of a serious-minded, anti-establishment voice in a primary crowded with career Republican politicians. But there are risks for him if he turns the debate stage in Cleveland into another episode of the reality show his campaign has sometimes resembled.

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COURT HALTS PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEOS: The Los Angeles Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday banning an anti-abortion group from releasing any additional footage of officials from a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group, the Center for Medical Progress, is the same organization that previously released sting videos of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for medical research. The order bars the anti-abortion group from releasing video of three leaders at StemExpress shot at a restaurant in May until a court hearing Aug. 19. The recent release of sting videos has reignited the abortion debate, prompting Republican lawmakers to take up a measure to defund Planned Parenthood. Also Wednesday, Planned Parenthood asked the National Institutes of Health to conduct a study on the issues surrounding fetal-tissue donation in the wake of recent backlash.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Studies note that sometimes those who have a high level of physical attractiveness seek less attractive mates in order to wield more power over them. In other words, less attractive people may attract more attractive mates because they are more likely to yield to their whims.

NFL UNION CHALLENGES BRADY SUSPENSION: Just a day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game suspension of New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady, the NFL players’ union filed a federal lawsuit challenging the decision. It is unclear when a judge will see the complaint. “No player in NFL history has served a suspension for ‘non-cooperation’ or ‘obstruction,’” the NFL Players Association said in the statement. “In this case, the evidence is paper-thin.” The league claimed Brady trashed his cellphone to avoid handing it over to authorities during an investigation on the deflating of footballs leading up to the Super Bowl last year. On Wednesday morning, Brady expressed on Facebook that he and the Patriots hadn’t done anything wrong.

LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday that its profit fell sharply in the second quarter as a strong performance in marketing and refining failed to offset the brunt of lower oil and gas prices. The oil giant also said it would cut its capital investment and eliminate 6,500 jobs as the drop in oil and gas prices squeezes its vast global exploration and production operations.   ***Facebook Inc. offered fresh evidence of its allure to deep-pocketed big brands, as it and Google Inc. increasingly take the lion’s share of the fast-growing mobile advertising market. The social networking company posted a 39% increase in quarterly revenue, nearly three-fourths of which came from advertising on mobile devices. Expenses grew faster than revenue, but executives said the company would spend less than previously forecast this year, which will boost profitability.

ROLLING STONE RAPE STORY EDITOR QUITS: Rolling Stone Managing Editor Will Dana announced Wednesday he would leave the embattled magazine in August, just four months after an article about an alleged University of Virginia gang rape was retracted. Dana said he is not leaving for another job and his successor has yet to be named. “After 19 years at Rolling Stone, I have decided that it is time to move on,” Dana said in a statement. The news comes the same day three UVA graduates filed a lawsuit against the magazine, one of its journalists, and publisher Wenner Media for alleged defamation and inflicting emotional distress. The three men were all members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, which was at the center of the now-debunked article.

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LBN-VIDEO LINK: Baseball Players Sync Talents For One Sensational Play


LBN-R.I.P.: ***Van Alexander, a composer and arranger who adapted a nursery rhyme into “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” which became Ella Fitzgerald’s breakout hit in 1938, died on July 19 at a hospital near his home in Los Angeles. He was 100. His death was confirmed by his daughter Joyce Harris.   ***Jan Kulczyk, Poland’s richest man, who made his fortune during its economic transformations, died on Tuesday in Vienna, where he had undergone surgery. He was 65. His death was confirmed by his company, Kulczyk Holding.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***For Oscar winner Nicolas Cage life is the exact opposite of a rags-to-riches tale. After living high on the hog and frittering away a $150 million fortune, the “Leaving Las Vegas” star now rents a modest condo in Sin City – and goes incognito to eat at a working-class diner, according to sources.   ***Scandal-plagued celebrity chef Paula Deen has sparked rumors that she may be secretly cooking up a divorce settlement with her husband of 11 years after quietly handing over the deed to a million-dollar home to him. According to documents filed in Georgia earlier this year, Southern cooking queen Deen, 68, granted her husband, Michael Groover, the deed to their three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 5,646-square-foot Savannah, Ga., mansion worth an estimated $1.3 million.   ***Woody Allen says his 23-year relationship with Soon-Yi Previn worked because of their previous parent-child relationship. “I’m 35 years older, and somehow, through no fault of mine or hers, the dynamic worked,” the 79-year-old director told NPR in an interview published Wednesday. “I was paternal. She responded to someone who was paternal.” “She deferred to me, and I was happy to give her an enormous amount of decision-making just as a gift and let her take charge of so many things,” he continued. “She flourished. It was just a good luck thing.”

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Wednesday • July 29, 2015

TOM BRADY: NFL ‘MANUFACTURED’ SCANDAL:

Tom Brady ripped NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for upholding his four-game suspension over “Deflategate” in a Facebook post Wednesday morning. “I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either,” Brady wrote. Goodell cited evidence that the New England quarterback destroyed his cellphone while upholding the quarterback’s four-game suspension for his role in the ball-deflation scandal. Brady said he wasn’t hiding anything.  “I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances,” he said, adding that he was not made aware that “failing to subject my cell phone to investigation would result in ANY discipline. … To suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested is completely wrong. ”Brady claimed he contacted his carrier to see if they could retrieve text messages so he could give them to the NFL, but he said they were unable to do so. “There is no ‘smoking gun’ and this controversy is manufactured to distract from the fact they have zero evidence of wrongdoing.”

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AFGHANS: MULLAH OMAR IS DEAD: Afghan officials and intelligence sources said Wednesday that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar is dead, and died two or three years ago. The one-eyed Omar has had a $10 million bounty on his head for aiding Osama Bin Laden after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Like many wanted men in the region, he has been reported dead several times, but never with the backing of such high-level Afghan officials. The Taliban has not yet confirmed the reports, but is expected to issue a statement soon.

ZIMBABWEAN CECIL KILLERS FACE COURT: Two Zimbabwean men who were hired by the American dentist who killed Cecil the Lion appeared in court on poaching charges Wednesday. Theo Bronkhorst and Honest Ndlovu are a hunter and private game park owner, respectively, who helped Walter Palmer shoot the beloved protected big cat with an arrow and track him to finish the job. Palmer has since returned to the U.S., and says he believed he was partaking in a legal hunt. He reportedly paid Bronkhorst and Ndlovu $50,000 for the experience.

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L.A. TO BAN HIGH-CAPACITY GUN MAGAZINES: The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines in the wake of a string of mass shootings across the country. The ordinance, which prohibits possession of firearm magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, would close a loophole in a state law that bans the sale and manufacture of high-capacity magazines. Los Angeles residents who own high-capacity magazines would have 60 days to remove them from the city or hand them over to police. Mayor Eric Garcetti said he would sign the measure.

JONATHAN POLLARD, SPY FOR ISRAEL, TO BE RELEASED ON PAROLE: In July 2014, after Jonathan J. Pollard had served 29 years of a life sentence for spying on behalf of Israel, his hopes for freedom were thwarted when a federal panel denied his request for parole. But that hearing set in motion an intense scramble by lawyers for Mr. Pollard to ensure a different result a year later, when he would be eligible for parole after serving 30 years. They wrote letters, cited statistics and introduced evidence that their client met two legal standards for parole: that he had behaved well in prison, and that he posed no threat of returning to a life of espionage. On Tuesday, the effort finally succeeded, as the United States Parole Commission announced that Mr. Pollard, 60, met the legal standards and would be released just before Thanksgiving.

TSA TO RETRAIN ‘THOUSANDS’ OF SCREENERS: The Transportation Security Administration will retrain thousands of screeners after agents failed 67 of 70 security checks conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, the agency’s new director told The New York Times. Peter Neffenger said they will be trained to better screen security badges and locate prohibited items, among other objectives. Neffenger also plans to cut down on ways to get in expedited security check lines, with the exception of the TSA Pre-Check program. “I’m a big fan of a fully vetted population,” he said.

LBN-SEE IT:…. Facebook has doubled the size of its government and politics team since the last presidential vote, and the company says it is on track to increase its revenue from previous election cycles.


LBN-NOTICED: ***Hillary Clinton put part of Bergdorf Goodman on lockdown on Friday to get a $600 haircut at the swanky John Barrett Salon. Clinton, with a huge entourage in tow, was spotted being ushered through a side entrance of the Fifth Avenue store on Friday.   ***David and Victoria Beckham on a family night with Gordon Ramsay and his brood seeing “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.   ***Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield seemed “very much a couple” nearby.   ***Christina Hendricks at Añejo in Hell’s Kitchen . . . ***Lupita Nyong’o and Uzo Aduba at a Brukwine class at Ripley-Grier Studios.

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MARVEL TO RELEASE MORE NETFLIX SHOWS: Netflix announced at the Television Critics Association meeting on Tuesday that it is aiming to release a Marvel superhero series every six months. Marvel partnered with the streaming-video service to bring five new shows featuring comic-book characters from The Defenders, which is a street-level Avengers team. Daredevil was the first to debut in April and the next show, Jessica Jones, is expected to run before the end of 2015. Series for characters Iron Fist and Luke Cage will follow. After each character gets a scripted Marvel series, all four heroes will join forces for a Defenders show.

LBN-TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Benito Mussolini (1883)

An ardent socialist in his youth, Mussolini turned nationalist after serving with the Italian army in WWI. He formed a fascist political group in 1919 and was soon appointed prime minister, becoming the youngest in Italian history. Supported by Adolf Hitler, Mussolini declared war on the Allies in 1940. As German defenses in Italy collapsed, Mussolini tried to escape to Austria but was captured and executed by Italian partisans

LBN-R.I.P.: ***Ann Rule, whose 1980 study of the serial killer Ted Bundy, “The Stranger Beside Me,” set her on the road to writing dozens of best-selling true-crime books praised for their insight into criminal psychology, died on Sunday at a medical center in Burien, Wash. She was 83. The cause was congestive heart failure and respiratory failure, said Scott Thompson, a spokesman for CHI Franciscan Health, which operates the Highline Medical Center in Burien.   ***Samuel Pisar, who survived Auschwitz as a boy to become a successful lawyer, an adviser to presidents and the creator of the text for Leonard Bernstein’s symphony “Kaddish,” died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 86. His daughter Leah Pisar-Haas said the cause was pneumonia after a stroke.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Frank Bruni: There are several passages in the new book “Overloaded and Underprepared” that fill me with sadness for American high school students, the most driven of whom are forever in search of a competitive edge. Some use stimulants like Adderall. Some cheat. But the part of the book that somehow got to me most was about sleep. It’s a prerequisite for healthy growth. It’s a linchpin of sanity. Before adulthood, a baseline amount is fundamental and nonnegotiable, or should be. But many teenagers today are so hyped up and stressed out that they’re getting only a fraction of the rest they need. The book mentions a high school in Silicon Valley that brought in outside sleep experts, created a kind of sleep curriculum and trained students as “sleep ambassadors,” all to promote shut-eye.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: Nukes are hardly the only threats for this region. Both Iran and Saudi Arabia desperately need to make 2015 the end of the 1979 era. It would be fanciful to predict that they will — and utterly realistic to predict the destruction that will visit both if they don’t.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Ronen Bergman: When Mr. Pollard is released in November, it will set off rejoicing in Israel. It’s not clear yet if President Obama will allow him to leave the United States and settle there. But if Israelis celebrate his release and possible “homecoming,” there must be a responsible adult in Israel who understands how turning a spy into a returning hero will be interpreted in Washington. Israelis must realize, even if 30 years too late, that Americans see Mr. Pollard as a traitor of the worst kind and that celebrating his release will only further harm Israel’s already strained relations with America.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Ben Affleck is slamming reports that he’s romantically involved with his children’s former nanny. Us Weekly claims the 42-year-old actor began dating one-time nanny Christine Ouzounian, who was hired to care for Affleck and estranged wife Jennifer Garner’s three young kids in the spring of this year, during a 10-month separation period from Garner.

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Tuesday • July 28, 2015

OBAMA SAYS ‘I COULD WIN’ 3RD TERM AS PRESIDENT:

President Obama asserted on Tuesday that he could win a third term if allowed by the Constitution, but said he was looking forward to life after the presidency, when he will be able to take a walk and spend more time with his family. As he wrapped up what may be his final trip to Africa while in office, Mr. Obama took aim at some of the continent’s gerontocracy and called on long-entrenched leaders to step down, declaring that “nobody should be president for life.” But it led to an off-the-cuff riff about his own improved political standing and his future. “I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” Mr. Obama said, departing from his prepared text in a speech at the African Union. “I think if I ran, I could win.”

BLOOMBERG: TRUMP WORTH 1/3 WHAT HE SAYS: Presidential candidate Donald Trump claims he’s worth more than $10 billion, but the real figure is much lower, according to a detailed analysis by Bloomberg News. The Billionaires Index analyzed Trump’s net worth, including information from a 92-page personal financial disclosure that went public last week, and found that Trump is worth only $2.9 billion. It based his real estate earnings on income Trump’s skyscrapers, golf courses and resorts currently produce.

LIBYA SENTENCES GADDAFI SON TO DIE: Saif al-Islam, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been sentenced to death by firing squad. Saif, who was accused of war crimes and suppressing peaceful protests, was sentenced in absentia Tuesday along with eight other members of his father’s regime. Gaddafi was overthrown and killed in a revolution in 2011. Saif is being held by a rebel group that opposes Libya’s government, and it is unclear if or when they will hand him over to the court.

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PUSH TO SCALE BACK SENTENCING LAWS GAINS MOMENTUM: For several years, a handful of lawmakers in Congress have tried to scale back tough sentencing laws that have bloated federal prisons and the cost of running them. But broad-based political will to change those laws remained elusive. Now, with a push from President Obama, and perhaps even more significantly a nod from Speaker John A. Boehner, Congress seems poised to revise four decades of federal policy that greatly expanded the number of Americans — to roughly 750 per 100,000 — now incarcerated, by far the highest of any Western nation.

JON STEWART VISITED OBAMA IN SECRET: President Obama summoned Jon Stewart to the White House at least twice for secret meetings, Politico reported Tuesday. Both meetings came before key moments: the first during the 2011 budget fight, the second during Russia’s 2014 intervention in Ukraine. Obama didn’t merely lobby Stewart, but occasionally it seems he changed policies after The Daily Show host spoke out. In 2009, the administration proposed removing veterans with private insurance from Veterans Affairs rolls. “That can’t be right,” Stewart said on air. A day later, the proposal was dead.

CARDINALS HIRE FIRST FEMALE NFL COACH: The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday they have hired a female as a coaching intern during training camp and preseason. Jen Welter, who will help the inside linebackers, is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position in the National Football League. Welter worked with linebackers and on special teams as an assistant coach for the Indoor Football League’s Texas Revolution this past year. She is believed to be the first woman to coach in a men’s pro football league. Earlier this year, the NFL hired its first female on-field official.

HOUSE PANEL GETTING 5K BENGHAZI DOCS: The State Department will hand over 5,000 new pages of documents related to the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday, according to House panel investigators. “The State Department has informed the committee it will make a production of approximately 5,000 pages tomorrow—the second largest production the committee has received and the largest since last summer,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said in a statement Monday night. None of the documents are expected to include emails sent to or from Hillary Clinton’s private email account. Clinton is tentatively expected to testify to the committee in October.

CHATTANOOGA SHOOTER MOHAMMAD YOUSSUF ABDULAZEEZ: When ISIS issued a chilling online call to arms for its Western brothers in June, a twisted “All-American” kid from Tennessee was quick to answer – slaughtering four innocent Marines and wounding three others at two Chattanooga military facilities. Before cops shot him dead, 24-year-old Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez was a well-liked college grad living a seemingly idyllic life in the suburbs. But he spent months visiting terrorist hotbeds in Yemen and Jordan, and radicalizing himself for his murderous mission on July 16. ISIS marked the one-year anniversary of its self-proclaimed existence as an Islamic state on June 29, during the of the holy month of Ramadan, declaring Allah would reward acts of violence “10 TIMES as much as the rest of the year.” “Abdulazeez was the perfect target for their sick propaganda,” a Pentagon source said.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, is the first person to become a billionaire (U.S. dollars) by writing books.

JOYCE MITCHELL, NEW YORK PRISON WORKER, PLEADS GUILTY TO AIDING MURDERERS’ ESCAPE: A prison employee pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that she helped two convicted killers stage a dramatic escape from a maximum-security prison in June in northern New York. Dabbing tears from her eyes, the employee, Joyce E. Mitchell, 51, pleaded guilty to promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a felony, and criminal facilitation in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor. She was charged with providing the inmates, David Sweat and Richard W. Matt, with tools that aided in their escape, including hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch and a screwdriver bit.

LIZA MINNELLI’S DAUGHTERLY DUTY: Liza Minnelli’s is feeling young enough to play a middle-aged Judy Garland! “I want to tell the true story of my mother’s life,” the daughter of the showbiz legend told a friend, “and maybe put some of my own demons to rest!” Liza, 69, is pitching a biopic in which she’d take on the role of her mom later in life – and she wants Zooey Deschanel to play Judy during her younger years! The “Cabaret” star is on her own comeback trail, with Liza booking live concerts after a recent return to rehab. “There are things about my mother that the public still wants to know,” Liza said to her inner circle. “She was a caring and wonderful woman who was a smart business lady. The story needs to be told – and I’m the one to tell it!”

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Ethiopia

1.     The name “Ethiopia” comes from the Greek words aitho and ops, which together mean “burnt face.” This was how the ancient Greeks referred to the dark-skinned people of eastern Africa.

2.     Ethiopia is the only country in Africa that was never formally colonized; however, it had to defeat the Italians twice to remain independent.

3.     Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations in the world, having been founded in 980 B.C.

4.     Thirteen percent of Ethiopian children are missing one or both parents. Nearly a quarter of these parents have been lost in the AIDS epidemic.

5.     Ethiopians have one of the lowest life expectancies in the world. Current figures estimate that women can expect to live for about 50 years, and men for about 48 years.


MEL GIBSON IN MAD RUSH TO MARRY YOUNG LOVER!: Lovestruck Mel Gibson wants to wed a sexy young writer – even though at 24, she’s less than half his age. But the actor’s seven children are warning him to pressure brunette beauty Rosalind “Rosey” Ross into signing an ironclad prenup so he won’t get taken to the cleaners again. The “Mad Max” star, 59, is still worth a whopping $425 million, even after giving half his fortune to ex-wife Robyn Moore in their 2011 divorce settlement. Mel also had a bitter breakup in 2010 with girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, agreeing to pay her $750,000 over five years to support their love child, Lucia. That was later cut to $350,000 when Oksana blabbed on “The Howard Stern Show.” “Mel’s kids are happy he’s found love with Rosey,” said a source, “but they’re pushing him to have her sign a prenuptial agreement. “They’re worried their hot-tempered, hot-blooded dad is so enamored right now, he’s liable to do anything. “They want to make sure he protects his fortune!” Rosey was a writer on the short-lived El Rey Network series “Matador.”

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LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***City National Bank’s Steve Shapiro has been won the “Best of Los Angeles Award ” – 2015 for best business bank in L.A. for the second straight year.

LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***Bad-boy pop star JUSTIN BIEBER is asking God to help change his image as a spoiled brat. He ran off to Australia in early July for a five-day stint at the Hillsong Church conference. Pastor Carl Lentz couldn’t lie, of course, and later said 21-year-old Justin was “a challenge,” while Pastor Joel Houston confessed: “I think we just want to help him live as normal a life as possible.”

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LBN-R.I.P.: India’s 11th president, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, whose role in advancing India’s nuclear program made him one of his country’s most beloved figures, died on Monday after collapsing at an event where he was to deliver a lecture. He was 83. The cause was cardiac arrest, doctors told NDTV, an Indian news channel.   ***Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of the pop stars Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, who set off a media frenzy after she was found unconscious in a bathtub on Jan. 31, died on Sunday. She was 22. Her death was confirmed by a statement from the Houston family provided by their representatives

LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: I’m sometimes grumpier when I stay at a nice hotel. I have certain expectations about the service that’s going to be provided. I get impatient if I have to crawl around looking for a power outlet, if the shower controls are unfathomable, if the place considers itself too fancy to put a coffee machine in each room. I’m sometimes happier at a budget motel, where my expectations are lower, and where a functioning iron is a bonus and the waffle maker in the breakfast area is a treat. This little phenomenon shows how powerfully expectations structure our moods and emotions, none more so than the beautiful emotion of gratitude.

LBN-COMMENTARY by M. Zuhdi Jasser: How will Europe’s human rights court respond to a government that treats a pacifist religious group as a dangerous extremist cell? The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will answer that question this summer when it rules on whether Russia’s prosecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses under its extremism law criminalizes freedom of religion or belief. A ruling against the Kremlin could be a landmark decision for Russia, affecting not only Jehovah’s Witnesses. From Muslims to dissenting members of the Moscow Patriarchate Russian Orthodox Church (MPROC), other Russians are also caught in the wide net cast by this overly broad law

LBN-COMMENTARY by Joe Nocera: My son Nick, a podcast aficionado, suggested recently that I’d enjoy a podcast called “StartUp,” which tells stories of companies that are just starting out. In its first season, the show’s host, Alex Blumberg, and his new business partner, Matt Lieber, train their microphones on their own company, Gimlet Media, which Blumberg, who is also the chief executive, hopes to turn into a podcast juggernaut. The second season, in which Blumberg is joined by a co-host, Lisa Chow, chronicles the highs and lows of a new dating app. Nick was right. Blumberg, a co-creator of NPR’s “Planet Money,” and Chow, formerly of NPR and WNYC, prove to be first-rate storytellers, hardly a surprise given their backgrounds. What was a surprise were the commercials spliced into each episode. “StartUp’s” second season was sponsored by Ford Motor Company, the email marketer MailChimp, and Personal Capital, a financial firm. But instead of running a traditional ad, the co-hosts crafted little stories, often conducting on-air interviews with a company official.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Jackie Keller (Professional Wellness Coach): Here’s to my morning cuppa Starbucks dark roast: A new, large study of Korean coffee drinkers shows that those drinking “three to five cups of coffee daily were 41% less likely to show signs of coronary artery calcium than non-coffee drinkers. This calcification is an early indicator of the artery-clogging plaques (atherosclerosis) that cause coronary artery disease. The experts also noted observational studies indicating that coffee intake is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***There’s a reason Whitney Cummings looks so different lately. “I did get a new face,” the 32-year-old actress joked to Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford on “Today” Monday. “I bought it on eBay!” She continued, “I did this weird thing that nobody likes to do anymore where I gained weight. I gained, like, 25 pounds, which I think I needed to.”   ***The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church’s flagship temple and headquarters. The Tony Award-winning “The Book of Mormon” has earned rave reviews while appalling some with its crudeness. But this will mark the first time the show’s gleefully naive missionaries come to Utah, where about two-thirds of residents are estimated to be Mormon.

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Monday • July 27, 2015

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Money

  1. Cattle (which include sheep, camels, and other livestock) are the first and oldest form of money. In parts of Africa, cows were used as money until the mid-1900s. Each head of cattle was called a caput, which is Latin for “head.” So, a person with a lot of cattle had lots of caput or “capital,” a word still used today to describe money.
  2. Throughout history, people have used many forms of money, such as soap, cocoa beans, elephant tail hairs, entire elephants, grain, animal skins, fishhooks, feathers, tea tobacco, bird claws, and bear teeth.
  3. The Romans made their coins in the temple of Juno Moneta, the goddess of marriage and women. From the name Moneta, we get our words “mint” and “money.” The word “money” now refers to anything that can be used to pay for goods and services or to pay a debt.
  4. The largest U.S. bill ever in circulation was the $10,000 bill, which was issued until 1945.  As of May 30, 2009, only 336 of these large bills have been known to survive. Salmon P. Chase is depicted on the bill.
  5. Though discontinued, technically, high-denomination bills ($500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, and $100,000) are still legal tender. They were last printed in 1945 and discontinued by July 14, 1969. The present denominations of U.S. currency in production are the $1, $2, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills.c
  6. The Romans were the first to stamp the image of a living person on a coin. After winning in war, Julius Caesar featured his portrait on a coin in 44 B.C.
  7. The Sumerians in ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) were the first people to use ingots, the first form of metal money. The value of ingots depended on their weight.
  8. A stack of dollar bills one mile high would be worth 14.5 million dollars.
  9. Worn coins are melted down and used to make new coins. Worn bills are shredded. Some shredded bills are recycled and made into roof shingles or fireplace logs.
  10. Abraham Lincoln was the first American to be pictured on an American coin in 1909. The designer Victor David Brenner put his initial VDB at the base of the portrait on Lincoln’s arm.
  11. During the Middle Ages, knights did not want to carry cash around because of robbers. Instead, knights wore special rings. When a knight stayed at an inn, for example, he would stamp the bill with his ring. The innkeeper later took the stamped bill to the knight’s castle to be paid.
  12. The U.S. Secret Service was originally created on July 5, 1865, during the Civil War to fight counterfeiting, which was a huge problem. By the end of the war, between 1/3 and 1/2 of all U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit.
  13. In 2001, counterfeiters managed to pass off $47.5 million in fake U.S. money. However, that’s only 0.02%, or 2 in every 10,000 genuine bills.
  14. At the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 37 million notes roll off the presses—per day. Almost half are $1 bills. Almost 95% of the notes printed each year are used to replace notes already in circulation.
  15. The bird pictured on the American silver dollar was a real eagle named Peter. From 1830 to 1836, people who worked at the United States Mint adopted him to use as model for the drawings. When he died after getting his wing injured in the coining press, they stuffed him. He is still on display in the lobby of the mint.
  16. Not only do money engravers work with incredible precision, but they also have to illustrate backwards. The design they cut into the plates is the mirror image of what it will look like when it is printed. It takes 12-15 years of training to become an engraver.
  17. A modern coin-counting machine can count 2,500 coins a minute. A bank note-counting machine can tally up to 100 bills in 4 seconds. It can also tell what denomination they are and if they are fake.c
  18. The word “bankrupt” is from the Italian banca rotta, literally “broken bench.” In the years of early banking, people who exchanged, stored, and lent money did their business in the public marketplace at a bench. If the man at the bench, or the “banker,” ran out of money or was unfair, his bench would be broken.
  19. There are more than 1.6 million ATMs in the world. There is even one in Antarctica. Friday is the most popular day at the ATM. The average amount withdrawn from an ATM is $80.
  20. Icelanders use credit cards and debit cards more than any other country in the world. Seventy percent of all consumer business in Iceland is done with plastic, compared to 39% in North America.

LBN-TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (born Jonathan Michael Francis O’Keeffe; 27 July 1977) is an Irish actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Velvet Goldmine, Mission Impossible III, Bend It Like Beckham, Match Point and his television roles as Elvis Presley in the biographical miniseries Elvis, which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor, and as King Henry VIII in the historical drama The Tudors. He has been the face model for several Hugo Boss fragrances advertising campaigns. In 2013, Meyers appeared as the villain Valentine Morgenstern in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, based on Cassandra Clare’s novel, City of Bones. He also starred in the NBC drama series Dracula as the titular character. Rhys Meyers has also been cast in the upcoming film Stonewall by Roland Emmerich.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Hollywood

1. The Hollywood sign is only slightly younger than the district itself.
Harvey and Daeida Wilcox founded Hollywood in 1887 as a community for likeminded followers of the temperance movement. No one knows for sure why they chose that name. One theory is that Daeida met a woman on a train with a summer home called Hollywood. Alternatively, it may have been a reference to the area’s abundant toyon, a red-berried shrub also known as California holly. Either way, Hollywood was incorporated as a municipality in 1903 and merged with Los Angeles in 1910, the year before the first film studio moved there.

2. The sign was created as a real-estate advertisement.
By 1923 Los Angeles Times publisher Harry Chandler had decided to invest in an upscale real-estate development called Hollywoodland, which capitalized on the growing recognition of Hollywood as a movie-industry mecca. In order to promote the project, Chandler and his partners put up $21,000 (over $250,000 in today’s money) for 45-foot-high white block letters that were anchored to telephone poles and illuminated by 4,000 light bulbs. At night the billboard flashed in four stages: “Holly,” then “Wood,” then “Land” and then the entire word, “Hollywoodland.” Newspaper articles from the time show that the sign was completed in 1923; however, the exact date is disputed.

3. A struggling actress took her life there.
Although the Hollywood sign symbolizes glamour and stardom, it can also represent broken dreams. In spring 1932 stage actress Peg Entwistle moved from New York City to Los Angeles to try her luck with movies. Soon after she received a part in a murder-mystery film, but the studio reportedly did not renew the option on her contract upon its completion. That September the 24-year-old allegedly climbed a ladder to the “H” on the Hollywoodland sign and jumped off. Her body was later discovered in a ravine downhill. Various newspapers cited her failing acting career as the reason she killed herself. Ironically, a letter had been mailed to her just before her death offering her the lead role in a play about a young woman who commits suicide.

4. Four letters on the sign were eventually removed.
Regular maintenance on the sign stopped when the Hollywoodland real-estate development went under due to the Great Depression. The “H” even toppled over, so that it briefly read “Ollywoodland.” After ownership of the sign passed to the city in the mid-1940s, the L.A. Recreation and Parks Commission apparently wanted it razed. But the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce stepped in, and in 1949 it removed the last four letters and restored the rest.

5. A new sign replaced the old one in the 1970s.
Despite the 1949 restoration, the Hollywood sign eventually began to deteriorate once again. The third “O,” for example, tumbled down the side of Mount Lee, and arsonists set fire to the bottom of the second “L.” In 1978, Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner held a gala at his mansion, where he and eight other donors, including rock musician Alice Cooper, pledged nearly $28,000 each to fund a replacement. After a three-month period without a sign, construction finished up later that year. The new sign was the same size as the old one, but with structural improvements such as steel footings rather than telephone poles. Since then, it has periodically received a fresh coat of white paint, most recently in December 2012.

6. Pranksters have used the sign for all sorts of mischief.
On January 1, 1976, Cal State Northridge student Danny Finegood and some friends made their way to the Hollywood sign with about $50-worth of black and white fabric, which they used to make it read “Hollyweed” in celebration of a state law that essentially decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. He did this as part of an art project for which he reportedly received an A. Finegood would go on to change the sign three more times: once to read “Holywood” on Easter, once to read “Ollywood” in protest of Oliver North’s Iran-Contra testimony and once to read “Oil War” in protest of the Persian Gulf War. Other pranksters have changed the sign prior to college football games, and to express support for the third-party presidential candidacy of Ross Perot. In addition, people have both dangled from the letters and vandalized them. As a result of such shenanigans, public access to the site is prohibited and security cameras have been installed, along with a razor-wire fence, motion sensors and microphones.

7. Luxury homes almost went up around it.
Eccentric business tycoon Howard Hughes bought 138 acres west of the Hollywood sign in 1940 with the intention of building a mansion there for himself and his girlfriend, the actress Ginger Rogers. Those plans were abandoned, however, after Rogers broke up with him. Nothing more happened with the land until 2002, when Hughes’ estate sold it to a Chicago-based investment firm. To prevent luxury homes from going up, a number of movie studios, actors and foundations raised the $12.5 million asking price, with Hugh Hefner providing the final $900,000. The site is now protected parkland.

8. The sign has been destroyed in several movies.
The Hollywood sign has appeared in dozens of movies, from Gangster Squad (2013), Argo (2012) and Friends with Benefits (2011) to older flicks like Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) and Down Three Dark Streets (1954). Directors seem to especially enjoy destroying it: In Earthquake (1974) the sign’s letters fall down Mount Lee one by one; in Superman (1978) it bends during a quake; in 1941 (1979) a pilot shoots it up; in The Rocketeer (1991) a villain with a faulty rocket pack crashes into it; in Escape from L.A. (1996) it appears to be on the verge of catching fire; in Mighty Joe Young (1998) a gorilla breaks off an “O” and chucks it; in The Day After Tomorrow (2004) a tornado eviscerates it; and in Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) a zombie apocalypse leaves it in tatters.

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Sunday • July 26, 2015

ISIS NURSE FACES TERRORISM CHARGES:

Adam Brookman, a nurse in Melbourne, was arrested in the Sydney airport Friday and is now facing charges of terrorism-related offenses. The nurse allegedly provided support to the Islamic State while he was in Syria. Brookman allegedly served as a guard and did reconnaissance work for ISIS between April 2010 and August 2014.

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JUDGE ORDERS RELEASE OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN DETAINED BY U.S.: A federal judge in California has ruled that the Obama administration’s detention of children and their mothers who were caught crossing the border illegally is a serious violation of a longstanding court settlement, and that the families should be released as quickly as possible. In a decision late Friday roundly rejecting the administration’s arguments for holding the families, Judge Dolly M. Gee of Federal District Court for the Central District of California found that two detention centers in Texas that the administration opened last summer fail to meet minimum legal requirements of the 1997 settlement for facilities housing children.

FOR RANSOM, BITCOIN REPLACES THE BAG OF BILLS: In the old days, criminals liked their ransom payments in briefcases full of unmarked bills. These days, there’s a new preferred method for hostage takers: the virtual currency Bitcoin. In a modern day version of a mob shakedown, hackers around the world have seized files on millions of computers, taken down public websites and even, in a few cases, threatened physical harm. The victims — who have ranged from ordinary computer users to financial firms and police departments — are told that their only way out is through a Bitcoin payment that is sometimes more than $20,000.

WHOOPS – LORDS SPEAKER QUITS AFTER DRUG VIDEO: Lord Sewel, the deputy speaker of the House of Lords in British Parliament, resigned after a video surfaced of him allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes. The footage showed Sewel snorting powder off of a woman’s breast with money. Lords Speaker Baroness D’Souza called his behavior “shocking and unacceptable.” Sewel is currently under a police inquiry. “These serious allegations will be referred to the House of Lords commissioner for standards and the Metropolitan Police for investigation as a matter of urgency,” D’Souza said.

FIAT CHRYSLER FACES $105M FINE: Fiat Chrysler will face an impending $105 million fine from the federal government this week for violating vehicle safety recall laws. The company will have to buy back recalled vehicles to get them off the road. Part of the punitive arrangement also includes installing an independent monitor to supervise and review recalls. The problem stems from older Jeeps which have a defect causing gas tanks to leak in the vehicles have rear impact collisions. This fine beats the previous record held by Honda Motor Co. which faced a $70 million punishment for airbag recall issues.

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OBAMA DELIVERS TOUGH-LOVE MESSAGE TO END KENYA TRIP: President Obama challenged the land of his father on Sunday to break the cycle of corruption, strengthen its shaky democracy, overcome ethnic divisions and end discrimination against women and girls as he wrapped up a two-day visit to Kenya full of potent symbolism. Delivering a tough-love message, Mr. Obama hailed the economic and political advances of recent years and forecast a bright future for the country, but he said that further progress would require it to confront “the dark corners” of its past and tackle problems that have plagued it for generations.

CHINA ENDS VIDEO GAME BAN: China’s Ministry of Culture released a statement Saturday lifting a 15-year ban on video game consoles in the country. Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft among others will now be able to manufacture and sell consoles and games throughout the country. In 2000, video games were banned due to concerns about their potential negative effects on the physical and mental wellbeing of children. China created a free trade zone in Shanghai last year that allowed console-makers to work within an 11-mile area.

JUDGE ORDERS RELEASE OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN DETAINED BY U.S.: A federal judge in California has ruled that the Obama administration’s detention of children and their mothers who were caught crossing the border illegally is a serious violation of a longstanding court settlement, and that the families should be released as quickly as possible. In a decision late Friday roundly rejecting the administration’s arguments for holding the families, Judge Dolly M. Gee of Federal District Court for the Central District of California found that two detention centers in Texas that the administration opened last summer fail to meet minimum legal requirements of the 1997 settlement for facilities housing children.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: These troubles have become all too common on the Northeast Corridor, the nation’s busiest rail sector, which stretches from Washington to Boston and carries about 750,000 riders each day on Amtrak and several commuter rail lines. The corridor’s ridership has doubled in the last 30 years even as its old and overloaded infrastructure of tracks, power lines, bridges and tunnels has begun to wear out. And with Amtrak and local transit agencies struggling to secure funding, many fear the disruptions will continue to worsen in the years ahead.

‘VETERANS FOR TRUMP’ WEREN’T CONSULTED: Several of the veterans listed as part of the “Veterans for Trump coalition” say they never endorsed Trump and deny being part of the group. The New Hampshire-based group was formed after Trump ignited controversy by calling John McCain, a Vietnam war veteran who was captured and held for five years in a North Vietnamese jail, “not a war hero.” The Guardian contacted several of the veterans listed as members of the group. One veteran named Ernie Fusi, who fought in World War II, said, “I don’t know anything about it.” “I don’t like it,” Fusi said. “’Cause I haven’t given anyone permission to send my name around.” Another veteran also denied being part of Trump’s campaign. “I have no connection any more than anybody else does to him,” said Donald Richards, a veteran in New Hampshire.

BOY SCOUTS EXPECTED TO END BAN ON GAY LEADERS: The Boy Scouts of America is expected on Monday to end its blanket ban on gay leaders — a turning point for an organization that has been in turmoil over the issue. But some scouting groups will still be able to limit leadership jobs to heterosexuals. To gain the acquiescence of conservative religious groups that sponsor many dens and troops, like the Mormon and Roman Catholic Churches, the policy will allow church-run units to pick leaders who agree with their moral precepts

MY REVIEW: “In today’s world, information is power and LBN is a power-tool. It makes me smarter every day.”—-Mark Y., an LBN reader from Alberta, Canada.



LBN-NOTICED: ***Veteran personal manager Kay Douglas hosted a beautiful, elegant dinner for her mother’s birthday at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel last night. Guests included: Priscilla Presley, Frank Stallone and media expert and author Michael Levine.   ***Monica Lewinsky at No. 8 in NYC.   ***Victor Cruz and Fabolous with a bunch of friends and bodyguards at Añejo Tribeca in NYC.   ***Christina Hendricks being surprised by “Mad Men” co-stars Rich Sommer and Michael Gladis at the LA premiere of her film “Dark Places”.   ***Jerry Bruckheimer, James Toback and Andrew Stein lunching at Michael’s in NYC.   ***Sports Illustrated model Sara Sampaio celebrating her 24th birthday at Upland in NYC.    ***Aviva Drescher checking out a $2.2 million condo at Ponquogue Point in Hampton Bays.

LBN-VIDEO LINK: Minor League Baseball Manager Puts On A Show After Ejection


LBN-INVESTIGATES: Netflix now counts more than 65 million streaming members in more than 50 countries and plans to expand across the world in the next 18 months. But that breakneck growth comes at a cost: The company expects its streaming business to just break even globally through 2016 as it pours billions of dollars into content and an aggressive expansion

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Abbreviations.com

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LBN-INVESTIGATES: The average life expectancy at birth for a Canadian is 81.16 years, the eighth highest in the world. The United States ranks 46th, at 78.14 years.

UNIQUELY, LBN: Pianist Alan Asher, an LBN reader from Los Angeles, California.


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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Rosie O’donnell and latest gal pal Sophie B. Hawkins are proud parents. “Our family is now complete!” the singer said after she gave birth to baby daughter Esther on July 7. Rosie filed for divorce from her ex, Michelle Rounds, on February 27. By early March, Rosie and Sophie, 50, were spotted “all over each other,” perhaps validating rumors that Rosie was cheating on Michelle with the singer.   ***Supermodel Elle Macpherson went super ballistic on billionaire husband Jeffrey Soffer after she caught him canoodling with his cute ex – Kate Hudson. Jeffrey, 47, and Kate, 36, had a brief but torrid fling five years ago, before he fell for the Aussie stunner. But when Elle, 51, discovered the two were still communicating, she called Jeffrey out! “She was furious!” according to an insider. But Jeffrey bought Elle’s forgiveness with a $250,000 necklace, and a yacht trip to the south of France. “She took him back,” the source said, “but she’s watching him like a hawk!”   ***Sharon Stone has played a lot of roles on-screen, but at the Surrey hotel on Thursday she took on the part of officiant at the chic wedding of WSJ Magazine publisher Anthony Cenname and fashion designer/creative director David Witkewicz. Stone — a close friend of the couple and whom Cenname first met in 1996, when he worked at Italian Vogue — wore a killer red, fringed gown and was “very moved and choked up with tears,” said a guest.

LBN-ETC: Help Wanted: Part time (flexible hours) job coordinator for prominent entertainment industry executive. Smart, very reliable, tech savvy, resourceful individual to work from home coordinating job interviews for ongoing projects. Responsibilities include: Placing ads – Screening resumes – Coordinating interviews – Approximately 5-10 flexible hours per week – Must have good communication skills and people skills. Email resume (no attachments) to : SLanders415@gmail.com .

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LBN-ETC: “Best of Los Angeles Award” winner – 2015 – Best Florist —- www.FleursDuJour.net. — Call Edward —- 310-399-9131

LBN-ETC: YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH HAPPY! The Secret Society of Happy People wants to celebrate the 16th Happiness Happens Month with YOU! HOW? 31 DAYS + 31 HAPPINESS CHALLENGES – Each day you’ll get a new challenge to complete that will make you and others smile. Everyone who participates is encouraged to share the challenge with friends and family. WHEN? The fun starts August 1 and runs through August. WHERE? Wherever you are! WHY? Creating happy moments gives us happy memories! Come JOIN US (it’s FREE) and get your happy on! http://sohp.com/HappinessHappensMonth2015

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Saturday • July 25, 2015

U.S. FEARS DATA STOLEN BY CHINESE HACKER COULD IDENTIFY SPIES:

American officials are concerned that the Chinese government could use the stolen records of millions of federal workers and contractors to piece together the identities of intelligence officers secretly posted in China over the years. The potential exposure of the intelligence officers could prevent a large cadre of American spies from ever being posted abroad again, current and former intelligence officials said. It would be a significant setback for intelligence agencies already concerned that a recent data breach at the Office of Personnel Management is a major windfall for Chinese espionage efforts.

FIGHTING BACK – TURKEY ARRESTS 600 SUSPECTED TERRORISTS: Turkey has arrested almost 600 terror suspects, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday. The country has ramped up efforts to combat ISIS, with warplanes targeting the terror group and the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, which the government believes is exploiting ISIS efforts. The PKK reportedly assassinated two Turkish police officers Wednesday and a Turkish soldier was killed by ISIS militants this week in border clashes. “We will not stay silent in the face of those who kill our police officers in their sleep,” Davutoglu said

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OPPS!  – HILLARY CLINTON EMAILS SAID TO CONTAIN CLASSIFIED DATA: Government investigators said Friday that they had discovered classified information on the private email account that Hillary Rodham Clinton used while secretary of state, stating unequivocally that those secrets never should have been stored outside of secure government computer systems. Mrs. Clinton has said for months that she kept no classified information on the private server that she set up in her house so she would not have to carry both a personal phone and a work phone. Her campaign said Friday that any government secrets found on the server had been classified after the fact.

COPS: THEATER SHOOTER BOUGHT GUN LEGALLY: John Russell Houser, the right-wing extremist who killed two and injured nine at a Thursday night showing of Trainwreck in Lafayette, Louisiana, was armed with a semi-automatic handgun that he purchased legally. Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft says Houser bought the gun at a pawn shop in Phenix City, Alabama last year. Craft also said Houser had visited the theater more than once, ostensibly to see “whether there was anything that could be a soft target for him.” Houser killed himself after the Thursday night rampage with a single shot.

SHE WILL BE MISSED BY LBN: Ingrid Sischy in 1996, with Andy’s Warhol painting of Mao Zedong. Ms. Sischy became editor of Artforum magazine at 27. Sischy passed away yesterday. She had been a long-time reader of LBN and would write use occasionally.

CHANGE OF HEART – U.S. TO RELEASE CONVICTED ISRAELI SPY: Hoping to improve relations with Israel after inking an Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. is preparing to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, according to U.S. officials who spoke to the Wall Street Journal. Pollard was arrested in 1985 and sentenced to life in prison; Israel has sought his early release for years. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who strongly opposed the Iran deal, has personally pressed for Pollard’s release for years. Pollard, 60, is currently held in a federal prison in Butner, North Carolina.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Approximately 10-15% of anorexics or bulimics are male. White males are the least likely to try to control their weight; Latino males are the most likely.

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OBAMA BRINGS $1B IN INVESTMENTS TO KENYA: President Obama kicked off a busy weekend at Kenya on Saturday, his first visit to his father’s homeland since becoming president. After arriving Friday evening and having dinner with extended family, Obama dove into a schedule that included addressing economic development, counter-terrorism and human rights, beginning with Nairobi’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit. He brought $1 billion in new investments to the country, half of which he said would go to young and female entrepreneurs. “This is personal for me,” Obama said. “There’s a reason why my name’s Barack Hussein Obama. My father comes from these parts.”

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Feminism

1.     The term “feminism” appeared in the English language in the 1890s, though women’s conscious struggle against discrimination and sexism is much older.

2.     The definition of “feminism” is fraught with controversy and challenges, such as whom to include, what to leave out, and what constitutes feminism’s unifying themes. Generally, as author bell hooks famously defines it, feminism is “the struggle to end sexist oppression.”

3.     Most varieties of feminism have fought to dispel the belief that there is a natural, biologically determined essence of the feminine that is universal and unchangeable. Many feminists feel that essentialism has contributed to the belief that women were not as efficient as men in the political and public spheres.

4.     According to a recent survey, just 20% of Americans consider themselves feminists. Approximately 8% consider themselves as anti-feminists, while 63% said they are neither. However most respondents (82%) believed that men and women should be equal, with just 9% saying that men and women should not be equal.

5.     Early modern feminist activity aimed to dispel the early modern (1550–1700) belief that society was founded on the rule of the father. This meant that the man was the head of household, just as the monarch was the head of state and Jesus the head of the church. Consequently, women had very few formal rights and were not represented in the law. One political event that challenged this belief was the successful accession of Queen Elizabeth I to the English throne.

6.     Globally, about 1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime.

7.     American lawyer Martha Wright Griffiths helped push the Sex Discrimination Act in 1964 as part of the Civil Rights Act. The act aims to help protect women against discrimination on the job and in their everyday lives.

8.     The first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Price was Jane Addams (1860–1935). She is also considered to be the founder of the social work profession in the United Sates.

9.     Approximately 38% of all murders of women globally are committed by their intimate partners.

10.  According to the U.N., 99.3% of women and girls in Egypt have been subjected to sexual harassment.

*LBN-NOTICED: ***Stars stayed on to party in St-Tropez after Leonardo DiCaprio’s blockbuster environmental gala this week that raised $40 million for his foundation. On Thursday night, Kate Hudson, Naomi Campbell, Adrien Brody, “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly, Michelle Rodriguez, Nina Dobrev and models Irina Shayk and Jessica Stam were spotted at club VIP Room, which was taken over by 1Oak’s owners Richie Akiva, Ronnie Madra and Darren Dzienciol as a pop-up.   ***Mick Jagger at the Lion in NYC with a friend .   ***Misty Copeland at a Lambs Club in NYC after-party for Taye Diggs’ debut in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”.   ***Susan Sarandon with a “younger mystery man” at Meatpacking music spot Subrosa in NYC.   ***Kevin Bacon ordering a green protein smoothie at Juice Press on West 55th Street in NYC.   ***Alicia Silverstone having lunch with producer Meryl Poster at Freds at Barneys New York.   ***Spike Lee at a karaoke party for Jennifer Hudson’s New York & Company Soho Jeans campaign.

COMPARED TO A LAWSUIT, MEDIATION IS SWIFT, CONFIDENTIAL, SOLUTION ORIENTED, AND LOW COST NOTES TOP L.A. MEDIATOR AND ATTORNEY MARK BAER: If you’ve given up on negotiating a settlement of your dispute directly with the other party, mediation may be the most painless and efficient way to proceed according to top L.A. mediator, Mark Baer. “People need to realize that the higher the conflict level, the more time it takes to resolve a dispute and the more it costs, both financially and emotionally.  Lawsuits and litigated negotiation are processes based upon a win/lose paradigm and since nobody wants to lose, they inherently tend to escalate the conflict level in order to resolve a legal dispute.  Mediation is essentially conflict intervention and well-qualified mediators have the skills to de-escalate the level of conflict and facilitate settlement of the dispute.  Mediation is quick, private, solution-focused, and inexpensive compared to a lawsuit,” explains Pasadena based Baer. Baer, who has mediated cases for over 15 years and is also a well-respected attorney, has been practicing law since 1991.

LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***Scott Foundas, the chief film critic for Variety, is leaving the business to join Amazon Studios as a film acquisitions and development executive. Foundas returned to Variety in 2013. He previously had been the film critic for LA Weekly and at the Village Voice. He began his career writing for Variety.

MY REVIEW: “LBN is a cool kids club.”—–R.P., an LBN reader from Boston, Mass.


LBN-SPORTS INSIDER: ***ESPN dropped radio host Colin Cowherd on Friday, a day after he made comments insulting the intelligence of Dominicans. “Like I’ve never bought into that, ‘Baseball’s just too complex.’ Really? A third of the sport is from the Dominican Republic,” Cowherd said on his program Thursday. Major League Baseball demanded an apology and called the remarks “inappropriate, offensive and completely inconsistent with the values of our game.” Cowherd doubled down during Friday’s show, offering statistics on the Dominican Republic’s world rankings in education. In a statement on Friday, ESPN said, “Colin Cowherd’s comments over the past two days do not reflect the values of ESPN or our employees. Colin will no longer appear on ESPN.”

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World Public Opinion

“Global source of public opinion research on international affairs and policy. New polls of European, Asian, and American opinion are released. Findings from international polling organizations such as Gallup, Pew, Zogby, and Eurobarometer are analyzed.”

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: Did you know that LBN is read daily in 26 foreign countries including: China, India, Brazil, Russia, Japan, Germany, France, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Iraq, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Greece, Spain, Columbia, among others.

LBN-R.I.P: ***Ingrid Sischy, a writer, editor and cultural critic known for her long, authoritative associations with Interview magazine, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, died on Friday in Manhattan. She was 63. Her death, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, was from breast cancer, a friend, Ed Filipowski, said.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Jan Hoffman: “The fast-track kids didn’t turn out O.K.,” said Joseph P. Allen, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia. He is the lead author of a new study, published this month in the journal Child Development, that followed these risk-taking, socially precocious cool kids for a decade. In high school, their social status often plummeted, the study showed, and they began struggling in many ways. It was their early rush into what Dr. Allen calls pseudomature behavior that set them up for trouble. Now in their early 20s, many of them have had difficulties with intimate relationships, alcohol and marijuana, and even criminal activity. “They are doing more extreme things to try to act cool, bragging about drinking three six-packs on a Saturday night, and their peers are thinking, ‘These kids are not socially competent,’ ” Dr. Allen said. “They’re still living in their middle-school world.”

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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***It was a gynecologist who supplied Bill Cosby with Quaaludes to give to women he hoped to sleep with. The disgraced comedian got his hands on the drug via a friend who was a Hollywood gynecologist named Leroy Amar, reports the Washington Post. Cosby, now 78, admitted to receiving seven prescriptions for the pills – known as “disco biscuits” during the ‘70s — from Amar, under guise of using them for his sore back.

LBN-ETC: Help Wanted: Part time (flexible hours) job coordinator for prominent entertainment industry executive. Smart, very reliable, tech savvy, resourceful individual to work from home coordinating job interviews for ongoing projects. Responsibilities include: Placing ads – Screening resumes – Coordinating interviews – Approximately 5-10 flexible hours per week – Must have good communication skills and people skills. Email resume (no attachments) to : SLanders415@gmail.com .

LBN-ETC: Great Labels Designer Resale: Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEaub3L9UCw

LBN-ETC: Work. Pray. Love. Visit — www.TheExcelReport.com

LBN-ETC: Make your computer faster. Guaranteed. —- www.DataTamer.com —- Call David Slon —- 310-788-3480.

LBN-ETC: Do you want to place your 100 message in LBN-Etc. section? E-mail: LBNElert@TimeWire.net.

LBN-ETC: “Best of Los Angeles Award” winner – 2015 – Best Florist —- www.FleursDuJour.net. — Call Edward —- 310-399-9131

LBN-ETC: YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH HAPPY! The Secret Society of Happy People wants to celebrate the 16th Happiness Happens Month with YOU! HOW? 31 DAYS + 31 HAPPINESS CHALLENGES – Each day you’ll get a new challenge to complete that will make you and others smile. Everyone who participates is encouraged to share the challenge with friends and family. WHEN? The fun starts August 1 and runs through August. WHERE? Wherever you are! WHY? Creating happy moments gives us happy memories! Come JOIN US (it’s FREE) and get your happy on! http://sohp.com/HappinessHappensMonth2015


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CRIMINAL PROBE REQUESTED ON HILLARY: The Justice Department has been asked to open a criminal investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mismanaged classified government information on a private email account she used while serving as secretary of state, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing senior government officials. Two inspectors general made the request following a June 29 memo from the State Department and intelligence agencies that said the Democratic presidential contender’s private account included “hundreds of potentially classified emails.” It’s still unclear if information included in the emails was marked as classified by the State Department when Clinton sent or received them. Clinton has said no classified information was handled on the account. The Justice Department has not decided if it will launch an investigation, senior officials said.

U.S. KILLS TOP AL QAEDA TERRORIST: U.S. officials announced overnight that airstrikes in Afghanistan killed Abu Khalil al-Sudani, who was described as a senior al Qaeda official. The terrorist organization has not yet confirmed his death. According to officials, Sudani was directly involved in planning strikes against U.S. forces and a close associate of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. They also say he was part of the group’s shura council, its top decision-making body.

LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA, GUNMAN IDENTIFIED AS ‘DRIFTER’: The gunman who killed two women and wounded nine people in a theater here Thursday night was a 59-year-old drifter from Alabama who was estranged from his family and appeared to have made getaway plans, law enforcement officials said Friday. But they said they knew little else about him. The attacker, who took his own life, was identified as John R. Houser. He had lived a 500-mile drive away, in Phenix City, Ala., but had been in Lafayette since early July and was staying in a motel, Chief Jim Craft of the Lafayette Police Department said. He appealed to the public for help in learning more about the gunman.

OBAMA: WE LACK ‘COMMON SENSE’ GUN LAWS: President Barack Obama expressed his frustrations over a lack of sufficient “common-sense gun-safety laws” in the United States during a BBC News interview published Thursday, the same day a gunman opened fire on a Louisiana movie theater and killed three people. Obama said he’s felt “most frustrated” and “most stymied” over the nation’s failure to enact gun-safety laws during his presidency. “If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100,” he said. “If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands.” The interview was filmed before the shooting in Lafayette, where three people, including the gunmen, were killed. Several others were injured.

WWE ERASES HULK HOGAN OVER N-WORD: World Wrestling Entertainment has reportedly removed references to Hulk Hogan from websites and online stores after an audio of him saying the N-word during a 2012 radio interview. “On WWE.com, Hogan is no longer listed on the WWE Hall of Fame page, and all of his merchandise has also been removed from WWEShop.com,” the Wrestling News Source reports. “The only thing currently remaining that mentions Hogan involves WWE’s upcoming Australian tour, which Hogan was scheduled to take part in as general manager. However, when any attempt to access this page is made, a message appears stating ‘You are not authorized to access this page.’” The organization has previously come under fire for its CEO, Vince McMahon, using the same word.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: A New York Times/CBS News poll conducted last week reveals that nearly six in 10 Americans, including heavy majorities of both whites and blacks, think race relations are generally bad, and that nearly four in 10 think the situation is getting worse. By comparison, two-thirds of Americans surveyed shortly after President Obama took office said they believed that race relations were generally good.

TURKEY LAUNCHES FIRST STRIKES ON ISIS: Turkey’s government said its warplanes bombed ISIS targets in Syria on Friday, just a day after clashes broke out between the two sides near the border. Three F-16s reportedly took off early Friday morning and used “smart” bombs to strike three ISIS targets, according to a statement from Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s office. The news comes as Turkey announced U.S. warplanes would be allowed to facilitate airstrikes against ISIS at an air base near the Syrian border in the wake of Thursday’s clashes. ISIS militants shot and killed a Turkish soldier and wounded five others at a Turkish outpost. Also Friday, Turkish police launched raids to arrest suspected ISIS militants in more than 100 locations throughout Istanbul

BERGDAHL CAUGHT AT POT FARM DURING RAID: Bowe Bergdahl, a former missing U.S. prisoner of war who is facing charges of desertion, was a surprise guest at a drug raid Tuesday morning at a marijuana farm in Northern California. Bergdahl was visiting a friend in Mendocino Country when the police force arrived. He was not arrested or connected with the farming of drugs. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman told The Daily Beast that Bergdahl told him he knew the target of the raid, who had 181 plants, for 10 years. “He was very polite,” Allman said. “He was very clear that he had not smoked marijuana.” According to a spokesman at Fort Houston, Bergdahl was on authorized leave when the raid happened. “He did not do anything wrong,” the spokesman told The Daily Beast. “He was not the target of the sheriff’s investigation.” Bergdahl has since returned to the military base.

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‘JURASSIC WORLD’ SEQUEL SET FOR 2018: Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to return for a Jurassic World sequel, which is scheduled to hit theaters June 22, 2018, Universal said Thursday. Steven Spielberg has signed on to executive produce under his Amblin Entertainment banner. Director Colin Trevorrow will co-write the screenplay with Derek Connolly. Jurassic World has become the No. 3 highest-grossing film of all time, with $1.52 billion in ticket sales.

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LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***The Zappa Family Trust has given its approval to a new documentary about the original Mother of Invention, Frank Zappa. The film is in the early stages of development and will likely come out in 2017, according to Variety.   ***Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown is finally on his way out of the Philippines after a three-day delay due to a fraud complaint against him for a canceled concert last New Year’s Eve. Brown was able to obtain late Friday a certificate that allows him to leave the country, said Elaine Tan, spokeswoman of the Immigration Bureau.


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Thursday • July 23, 2015

SICKO! ISIS BOY IN NEW VIDEO: “GIVE ME MY WEAPON”:

ISIS’s official media wing in Iraq’s Dijla province released a new video Wednesday that boasts the terror group’s boy fighters and ups the ante of a bellicose propaganda campaign championing child soldiers. The video, called “The Cubs of Dijla” in a reference to the young boys being indoctrinated and groomed to fight, shows children as the clip’s primary speakers. They deliver monologues and recite verses of the Quran, marking the first time the Islamic State has depicted boys—one as young as three—speaking at length directly into the camera. “Where are the martrys? Where are the suicide attackers?” a young boy asks, urging Muslims and Arabs to stop talking and start acting. “Give me my weapon,” he declares as he grabs a gun almost as long as his body. He later fires the rifle.

TRUMP THREATENS A THIRD-PARTY RUN: Donald Trump told The Hill that he will run as a third-party candidate if the Republican establishment is unfair to him in the party primary. “The [Republican National Committee] has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy,” he said. “The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.” The business mogul claimed that he has a lot of support for a third-party run if he doesn’t get the Republican nomination. “I’ll have to see how I’m being treated by the Republicans,” Trump said. “Absolutely, if they’re not fair, that would be a factor.”

LIKE? 87% OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS CAN STAY: As many as 87 percent of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. would not be targets of deportation under plans put in place by President Obama. The remaining 1.4 million people have criminal records or are very recent border-crossers—making them prime targets for the immigration rules. The Migration Policy Institute says the rules, implemented July 1, will cut total deportations while making it harder for felons to escape the law.

PAPAL APPROVAL DROPS IN U.S. NOTES MEDIA EXPERT LEVINE: According to media expert and author Michael Levine, Pope Francis’s approval ratings have dropped sharply in the United States ahead of his September visit.  The decline appears to be led by falling favor among conservatives and Roman Catholics. “The pope enjoyed a healthy 76 percent approval rating in February 2014—but that figure is now down to 59 percent” reported Levine.  ”Support among conservatives fell from 45 to 27 percent, and among Roman Catholics from 89 to 71 percent.” said Levine.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: Drug enforcement personnel estimate that about 2,500 Americans every day try cocaine for the first time.

FBI: ISIS IS BIGGEST THREAT TO U.S.: The self-proclaimed Islamic State is the danger “we’re worrying about in the homeland most of all,” FBI Director James Comey told the Aspen Security Forum on Wednesday. These are “not your parents’ al Qaeda,” Comey explained. To join the older terror group, you needed to send an email and hope a recruiter gets back to you, he said. “ISIL is buzzing on your hip,” said Comey, using the government’s preferred acronym for ISIS. “If you want to talk to a terrorist, he’s right there… on Twitter.” Still, Comey’s comments are controversial in counterterrorism circles because ISIS—unlike al Qaeda—hasn’t made a priority of attacks on the West. Instead, ISIS has encouraged Westerners to carry out such attacks on their own.

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GREECE APPROVES SECOND ROUND OF REFORMS: The Greek parliament approved a second round of economic overhaul measures demanded by the country’s creditors, clearing the way for a third European Union bailout. Prime Minister Alex Tsipras again faced dissent from his own ruling party, but the draft legislation passed overwhelmingly, 230 to 63, in favor of the changes. The measures include overhauling the judiciary and changes to Greece’s banking system. Enacting the reforms was the final hurdle before Greece can begin negotiations with creditors on its third bailout—for around $93 billion. Bailout talks are expected to begin in Athens on Friday.

EUROPE TO SUE DISNEY, SONY AND NBC: The EU has opened an antitrust case against major American movie studios that prevent a British satellite broadcaster from showing their movies outside the U.K. and Ireland. Issues about “contractual restrictions” apply to Disney, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox, and Warner Bros. If confirmed, “the clauses would constitute a serious violation of EU rules that prohibit anticompetitive agreements,” according to an EU statement. “European consumers want to watch the Pay-TV channels of their choice regardless of where they live or travel in the EU,” the European Commission’s antitrust chief said. “Our investigation shows that they cannot do this today.”

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DRUG PRICES SOAR, PROMPTING CALLS FOR JUSTIFICATION: As complaints grow about exorbitant drug prices, pharmaceutical companies are coming under pressure to disclose the development costs and profits of those medicines and the rationale for charging what they do. So-called pharmaceutical cost transparency bills have been introduced in at least six state legislatures in the last year, aiming to make drug companies justify their prices, which are often attributed to high research and development costs.

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS DROP TO 41-YEAR LOW: The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in more than 41-1/2 years, suggesting the labor market maintained a solid pace of job growth in July. The sturdy jobs picture together with a strengthening housing market brings the Federal Reserve a step closer to raising interest rates this year.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: In 2009, retailers lost $2.7 billion due to return fraud during the holiday season. The most common form of return fraud is the return of stolen merchandise. It is also common for criminals to return merchandise that was bought with counterfeit receipts or currency. In the 2010 holiday season, return fraud was expected to cost retailers $3.7 billion.

LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***Nikkei, the Japanese media group, is paying about $1.3 billion to acquire the FT Group, which includes The Financial Times, the companies said on Thursday, as the pink broadsheet’s British parent company, Pearson, exits the newspaper business to focus on its core educational publishing. The Financial Times, one of the world’s most respected and distinctive newspapers, had been rumored to be for sale for some time, as Pearson has reshaped its business in recent years and its new leadership toned down its longtime devotion for print.

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS FACE CUTS IN 2016, TRUSTEES SAY: Eleven million people face a deep, abrupt cut in disability insurance benefits in late 2016 if Congress fails to replenish Social Security’s disability trust fund, which is running out of money, the Obama administration said Wednesday. Officials expressed concern about the program as they issued their annual report on the financial condition of Medicare and Social Security, which together account for about 40 percent of all federal spending.

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JAMAICA UPSETS US IN GOLD CUP SEMIFINAL: Jamaica pulled off a shocking upset Wednesday over the U.S. men’s soccer team in the Gold Cup semifinal in Atlanta, scoring twice in the first half for a 2-1 victory. The U.S. will not advance to the final for the first time since 2003. The U.S. has won three of the last five titles at the Gold Cup, which is the biennial championship tournament for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Jamaica, ranked 76th in the world, will head to the final Sunday against Mexico, which beat Panama 2-1. The U.S. will play for third place on Saturday.

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MISSHAPPEN MEG RYAN: Meg Ryan’s shocking new appearance has pals and cosmetic surgeons terrified she’s gone too far. “When Meg’s out and about in Martha’s Vineyard, where she has a home, the locals hardly recognize her,” said a concerned friend. Meg, 53 – famous for “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally” – stars in two films set for release later this year. Determined to put her best face forward, she’s undergone multiple procedures, according to insiders. “It’s rumored Meg had a facelift and fillers,” said a source. “Actually, it’s obvious because her forehead and the area between her eyes don’t move.” While Meg has never publicly admitted it, experts believe she’s undergone extensive work

LBN-BOOK NEWS: Barbra Streisand’s 17-year marriage has exploded over her plans to reveal the names in her “little black book,” according to sources. The showbiz diva wants to spill the juicy details of her wild love life in her upcoming autobiography, but irate husband James Brolin has demanded Barbra ditch the memoir for fear it will embarrass him, according to insiders. Now sources have said “the fight to end all fights” could propel the couple to a $550 million split, and spill their dirty divorce secrets before her book is published in 2017.

LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***Singer Chris Brown is barred from leaving the Philippines amid a disagreement with the powerful Manila-based Church of Christ. “Can somebody please tell me what the **** is going on? I don’t know. I’m reading headline after headline. What the ****? What the **** is going on,” the singer said in a since-deleted video posted to Instagram. The church group is accusing him of fraud because he didn’t attend its planned New Year’s Eve concert, but Brown’s people insist that he lost his passport and was unable to travel. Philippine officials said Brown must prove there are no grounds for a fraud complaint before he is permitted to leave the country.

LBN-NOTICED: ***Fast rising comedian Erica Rhodes at LAX airport at 4am leaving for large 10 day comedy tour including New York, Boston and Florida.   ***New York Giant Odell Beckham Jr. dining with friends at Philippe in NYC.   ***Cyndi Lauper ordering linguine with clams at Sotto Sopra in the Hamptons with four friends.   ***Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo at lunch at Villagio on the Park in NYC.   ***Designer Catherine Malandrino at Bagatelle Beach in St-Tropez lunching with artist Domingo Zapata and Adrien Brody.   ***Howard Stern and his wife, Beth, celebrating her birthday by dining on the porch at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton.   ***Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart at Beverly Glen Center in L.A.

LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***American Crime has added two more cast members for the second season of ABC’s drama anthology. Falling Skies alum Connor Jessup has signed a one-year deal and has been cast in the role of “Connor Blaine”, a young man at the center of accusations that roil two high schools along socio-economic lines. Meanwhile, newcomer Angelique Rivera has been cast in the role of “Evy” according to her manager Joan Green. The only witness to a crime, her testimony could alter the lives of the young men who stand accused.

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LBN-OVERHEARD: A movie now in the works detailing Marie Osmond’s hellish second marriage could send the troubled singer right back to a mental hospital, worried friends say. The TV movie is based on the new book “The Life and Career of Marie Osmond,” by Randy Jernigan, and will center on her 21-year marriage to producer Brian Blosil. While the book features some painful and humiliating events, “the movie is going to delve deeper into some of Marie’s darkest secrets and difficult times,” Randy said. That’s precisely the problem, said Marie’s friends. “It’s one thing to read about the horrific things you went through, but to actually see it being played out on screen is like reliving the drama all over again,” said one pal. Marie and Brian were married from 1986 to 2007, and had seven adopted and biological children together.   ***Rapper Flavor Flav has been charged with DUI and other counts after being arrested in May near the Las Vegas airport. Clark County prosecutors charged the reality television star on July 16 with driving under the influence involving cocaine, speeding and having an open container of alcohol.

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Wednesday • July 22, 2015

DEFENSE SECRETARY STALLS ON GITMO CLOSE:

President Obama’s longstanding aim to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay has hit a roadblock, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter reportedly has yet to decide on the newest wave of proposed deals to transfer the remaining detainees from the detention center, causing mounting concern in the White House and State Department, officials told the Times. Carter reportedly left a meeting on how to close the prison before the president leaves office without committing to making any decisions on the newly proposed transfers, according to several officials familiar with the deliberations. It was unclear if he signed a National Security Council memo setting a 30-day deadline for him to decide on the transfers. There are 116 detainees remaining at Guantánamo, of whom 52 have been recommended for transfer if security conditions can be met. Most of those 52 are from Yemen, where competing groups are fighting for control.

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CHATTANOOGA GUNMAN RESEARCHED ISLAMIC MARTYRDOM, OFFICIALS SAY: Counterterrorism investigators have uncovered evidence the gunman who killed five service members last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., searched the Internet in the days leading up to the attack for Islamic materials about whether martyrdom would lead to forgiveness for his sins, like drunkenness and financial debt, according to law enforcement officials. The searches are one part of a nuanced portrait of the 24-year-old gunman, Mohammod Abdulazeez, that investigators have patched together based on examinations of his electronic and online communications and interviews with his family and friends. The F.B.I., which is leading the investigation, has become increasingly convinced that Mr. Abdulazeez, who died in a shootout with police, turned to radical ideology as he struggled with severe mental health and financial issues, the officials said.

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AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES STRUGGLE JUST TO MAINTAIN STALEMATE: After suffering setbacks and heavy casualties at the hands of the Taliban in 2014, Afghan security forces came into this year with what Afghan and Western officials acknowledge were relatively modest goals: hang on till the end of the fighting season without major collapses. But with months of heavy fighting still ahead, 2015 is already shaping up to be worse for the Afghan Army and the national police, even as President Obama is set to begin deliberating this year on whether to follow through with a complete withdrawal of the United States military assistance mission here in 2016. The forces are struggling to maintain a stalemate: an at-least token government presence in the hundreds of district capitals handed over by departing NATO combat troops.

OBAMA TELLS STEWART HE ‘CANNOT LEAVE’: President Barack Obama expressed his dismay Tuesday over The Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s impending retirement while making his third appearance as president (seventh overall) on the show. “I can’t believe you’re leaving before me. I’m going to issue an executive order,” he said in his final interview with Stewart as the host. “Jon Stewart cannot leave the show. It’s being challenged in the courts.” The president stopped by to pitch the Iran nuclear deal while also sharing his thoughts on the media, Republican politics, and tackling climate change before he leaves office. Trevor Noah will take over The Daily Show after Stewart’s final episode on Aug. 6.