LBN- Special Report- Friday

*Policewoman Jumped in Front of Terrorist Truck:

A policewoman is credited with stopping the truck attack in Nice, France by jumping in front of the 19-ton vehicle. Police then opened fire, killing French-Tunisian delivery driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. Éric Ciotti, a lawyer for the department of Alpes-Maritimes, said the person showed “extraordinary courage,” adding: “It was at that moment that the police were able to stop the terrorist.” The driver in the cab of the truck attempted to shoot the unnamed policewoman and the surrounding officers but missed. “I will never forget the look of the policewoman who intercepted the killer,” Ciotti said.

*Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel ID’d as Nice, France Attacker:

French-Tunisian delivery driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel has been identified by French police as the terrorist who drove a truck through Bastille Day crowds in Nice, France, killing at least 84 people. Bouhlel has a wife and three children but lived alone. One neighbor told the press he was “more into women than religion.” Others described him variously as rude, weird, and a loaner. Bouhlel was “known to the police for assault with a weapon, domestic violence, threats and robbery but had no previous convictions for terrorism,” The Telegraph reported. Police reportedly found a pistol, a long gun, and fake weapons such as grenades in the 19-ton truck.

*Donald Trump Selects Mike Pence, Indiana Governor, as Running Mate:

Donald J. Trump named Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana as hisrunning mate on Friday, adding to the Republican ticket a traditional conservative who boasts strong credentials with the Christian right, and bringing an end to a vice presidential selection process that seemed at risk of spinning out of control. Mr. Trump announced the choice shortly before 11 a.m., the time at which he had planned to unveil his selection at an event in Manhattan. But instead of a showy rollout in a Midtown hotel, Mr. Trump named Mr. Pence as his running mate on Twitter, after abruptly canceling their joint event in the aftermath of the attack in Nice, France, on Thursday evening.

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*Newt Gingrich: Test Every Muslim in U.S.:

In response to the terror attack in Nice, France, that left at least 84 people dead, loyal Trump supporter and potential Republican vice-presidential pick Newt Gingrich suggested the United States test every Muslim living in the country and deport those who believe in Islam’s Sharia laws. “Let me be as blunt and direct as I can be,” the former speaker of the House told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “Western civilization is at war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported.” He added of the inherently controversial and outwardly bigoted proposal: “Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims, who have given up Sharia, [we are] glad to have them as citizens.” Gingrich also said it should be a felony for anyone to visit a website “favoring ISIS or al Qaeda.”


*RNC: Give Us $6M, Sheldon Adelson:

Organizers of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week have sent a letter to the billionaire couple Sheldonand Miriam Adelson requesting they help cover the $6 million necessary for the festivities next week. “Over the past couple months, negative publicity around our potential nominee resulted in a considerable number of pledges backing out from their commitments,” the letter says. The letter reveals that more than two dozen corporations and individuals have not followed through on $8.1 million in pledged donations.

*LBN-SEE IT: Actress Winona Ryder in Los Angeles:

*Mick Jagger Expecting Eighth Child:

A spokesman for rock icon Mick Jagger confirmed the Rolling Stones frontman is expecting his eighth child. The 72-year-old musician’s 29-year-old girlfriend, American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, is pregnant. The child will join Jagger’s seven other children, who range in age from 17 to 45. Jagger also recently became a great-grandfather last year.

*Herbalife Settlement With F.T.C. Will Force Major Changes:

A settlement between federal regulators and Herbalife will not shut down the company, as the hedge fund manager William A. Ackman had been urging for the last several years, but it will force the nutritional food supplement company to make major changes in its business practices. The Federal Trade Commission, in announcing the settlement with Herbalife on Friday, had strong words for the company that call into question some of its longstanding distribution practices. “This settlement will require Herbalife to fundamentally restructure its business so that participants are rewarded for what they sell, not how many people they recruit,” Edith Ramirez, the F.T.C. chairwoman, said in a news release announcing the settlement and the filing of a complaint in federal court seeking a permanent injunction and other relief against the company. In settling with the F.T.C., Herbalife has agreed to pay $200 million for consumer relief, an amount it had previously disclosed it was likely to pay as part of any settlement.

*LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER:   ***For the last few years, American technology giants have been embroiled in a power struggle with the United States government over when authorities get to see and use the digital data that the companies collect. On Thursday, Microsoft won a surprise victory in one such legal battle against the government over access to data that is stored outside the United States.


  1. The first sharks lived more than 400 million years ago—200 million years before the first dinosaurs. They have changed very little over the eons.
  2. Sharks belong to a group of fish known as the elasmobranchs, or cartilaginous fishes. Rays and skates, which may have evolved from sharks, also belong to this group.
  3. Because sharks very rarely get cancer, scientists study their cartilage in the hopes of finding a cure for the disease.
  4. Hammerhead sharks’ heads are soft at birth so they won’t jam the mothers’ birth canals.
  5. The first written account of a shark attack is found in Herodotus’ (c. 484–425 B.C.) description of hordes of “monsters” devouring the shipwrecked sailors of the Persian fleet.
  6. When a shark eats food that it can’t digest (like a turtle shell or tin can), it can vomit by thrusting its stomach out its mouth then pulling it back in.
Some scientists suggest women stay out of the water while menstruating
  1. While blood likely does not provoke a shark to attack, a shark in the vicinity likely can detect the blood. Without any conclusive proof of how sharks might respond, some scientists suggest women stay out of the water while menstruating.
  2. A shark’s jaw is not attached to its cranium. Because its mouth is situated on the underside of its head, a shark can temporarily dislocate its jaw and jut it forward to take a bite.
  3. Before sandpaper was invented, people used the rough skin of sharks, called shagreen, to smooth and polish wood. Japanese warriors wrapped the skin around the handles of their swords to keep the swords from slipping out of their hands.
  4. Sometimes when fishermen catch a shark, they will cut off its fins for soup and throw the shark back into the sea—still alive. The mutilated shark is unable to swim or breathe and eventually dies.

*LBN-MUSIC INSIDER:   ***Sam Lutfi — who notoriously served as Britney Spears’ “manager” during her famous breakdown — is at the center of another ugly celebrity imbroglio. We’re told that Lutfi has been using tough-guy tactics to try to strong-arm Isaiah Silva — the estranged husband of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter, Frances Bean — into returning her father’s guitar, which the rocker played in Nirvana’s legendary “MTV Unplugged” session and which is said to be worth millions. Frances gave it to Silva as a wedding gift.

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*LBN-HEALTH WATCH:   ***Too much light is bad for your health. So suggests research in mice, which found that sixmonths of continuous lighting led to a loss of strength and bone mass, and signs of increased inflammation. The findings are worrying for people who experience prolonged light exposure – such as shift-workers and hospital patients – but some of the effects seem to be reversible. The experiment involved 134 mice, which experienced no dark for half a year. By the end, the mice had lost about half their strength compared with controls, as measured by grip endurance tests and their ability to cling to bars, while the signals of their internal body clocks were weakened.
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*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Hector Babenco, the Argentine-born Brazilian director whose low-budget 1985 film, “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” became an unlikely hit that challenged conventions of masculinity and stunned the Hollywood establishment, died on Wednesday in São Paulo. He was 70. His death was confirmed by Denise Winther, an employee of his film company, who told The Associated Press that he had a heart attack.   ***Carolyn See, the Los Angeles-raised writer, teacher and critic who wrote often of her city, died Wednesday of cancer in Santa Monica, her daughter Lisa See announced.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: A few years ago,Bruce Springsteen came out with a song called “We Take Care of Our Own.” The chorus’s theme seemed upbeat and proud: We take care of the people closest to us. But like in a lot of Springsteen songs (including “Born in the U.S.A.”), the lyrics in the verses sit in tension with the lyrics in the chorus. In the verses, it’s clear that taking care of our own also means not taking care of people who are not our own, like the victims of Katrina. Suddenly the phrase “We Take Care of Our Own” has an exclusivist, menacing and even racist tinge. That phrase and the two different meanings it can have sit at the center of election 2016. Donald Trump’s supporters stand for the first meaning. America’s first loyalty is to its own workers, its own culture, its own citizens.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: A New Book “A Life At Risk” by Rick Avery —–


*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Robert Downey Jr. isn’t one to try and use his clout to skirt his civic duty. The “Judge” star, 51, is currently serving as an alternate juror in a car accident case in Los Angeles, reports TMZ. Downey, who said he worked in the film industry during the selection process, was picked because he came off as a “fair guy,” a source who claims to be “connected to the case” told the website.

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