LBN- Special Report- Monday

*Kim Kardashian Robbed at Gunpoint in Paris, Spokeswoman Says: 

Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night inside a luxury Paris apartment by two masked men dressed as police officers, according to a spokeswoman. The mayor of Paris condemned the attack, and a police spokesman said that investigators were treating it as a serious crime. Ms. Kardashian West, a reality TV star, was “badly shaken but physically unharmed,” the spokeswoman told The Associated Press, offering no further details. After the attack, the police were on guard outside the private luxury residence where she was staying while attending Paris Fashion Week — the Hôtel de Pourtalès, near the Madeleine church in the Eighth Arrondissement — but news agencies reported that Ms. Kardashian West and her children had left the country. The attack was described as a violent robbery, though officials have not provided a detailed account of what happened.

*Whitewater Prosecutor Backs Hillary:

Michael Chertoff, the lead prosecutor on the Senate Whitewater Committee that targeted Bill and Hillary Clinton, is now endorsing the former secretary of State for president. For Chertoff, his decision on who to back was based on national security. “I realized we spent a huge amount of time in the ’90s on issues that were much less important than what was brewing in terms of terrorism,” Chertoff admitted, adding that Clinton “has good judgment and a strategic vision how to deal with the threats that face us.” He called the 1990s investigations “very, very insignificant” compared to the national-security challenges the U.S. now faces. As a senator, Clinton was the only one to vote against Chertoff’s nomination to lead the Justice Department’s criminal division in 2001, as well as his nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

*Colombian Voters Reject FARC Peace Deal:
A landmark peace deal between President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC insurgent group was rejected Sunday by Colombian voters, a surprise outcome that risks renewing five decades of armed conflict in the country. Ahead of the vote, polls had regularly predicted the peace deal would win approval, but with turnout at just 38 percent, the number of “Yes” votes was narrowly beaten by “No” votes. In announcing the news, Santos vowed to continue fighting for a peace deal. “I won’t surrender. I will continue to look for peace until the last minute of my term.” The peace accord with FARC came after four years of negotiations and would have ended 52 years of conflict. Rodrigo Londoño, the top FARC commander, told a Colombian radio station the rebels would still fight for peace as well. “To the Colombian people who dream of peace, count on us,” he said. The “No” vote won’t affect a cease-fire that is already in place with FARC, Santos said.

*Photojournalist Killed by ISIS Sniper:

Jeroen Oerlemans, a Dutch photojournalist, was killed on Sunday when he took fire from an ISIS sniper in Libya, a government spokesman said. Oerlemans, 46, was covering a skirmish between ISIS and pro-government troops when he was shot in the chest multiple times. In 2012, Oerlemans was kidnapped and held for a week in Syria while covering the civil war there. His photos had most recently made their way into a Dutch newspaper called De Volkskrant. He leaves behind a girlfriend and three children.

*Black Box Wasn’t Working on Hoboken Train:
The New Jersey Transit train that slammed into Hoboken Terminal last week had no functioning data recorder that day, when the wreck killed one person and injured 100 more. A federal official said Sunday the dysfunctional “black box” means investigators cannot gather important information from the locomotive about what went wrong during Thursdaymorning’s rush hour. Bella Dinh-Zarr, vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said the issue with the black box—which was built in 1995—was one of many equipment failures on the train. “That’s quite an old event data recorder,” she said. “Usually when they’re not working, they’re replaced.”

*Media Expert — 7 Percent Of Voters Have Lost Friends Over 2016 Presidential Race:
According to media expert and author Michael Levine(  seven percent of voters havecut ties with a friend over the 2016 Presidential Race. “Recent data shows that nine percent of Hillary Clinton supporters said they’ve lost a friend because of the election and, 6 percent of Donald Trump supporters have said the same, as well as 3 percent of other voters. Monmouth noted that 7 percent of voters in previous political campaigns have also ended friendships” said Levine. Additionally, “more than two-thirds of voters said this year’s presidential race has brought out the worst in people” commented Levine. The data also found that nearly two-thirds believe the harsh language used in politics today is unjustified, while 30 percent said it’s justified.

*Yoshinori Ohsumi Wins Nobel Medicine Prize:
Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on autophagy: how cells in the human body repair themselves and detoxify. He will nab the award for “mechanisms for autophagy.” The scientist led a series of groundbreaking experiments in the early 1990s that helped researchers to understand the process and has advanced work on the inner mechanisms of diseases of everything from cancer to Parkinson’s. At least three other Nobel Prizes will be announced this week.

*Tim Burton Wins the Weekend Box Office:
Tim Burton’s fantasy adventure Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children brought in $28.5 million with its North American debut over the weekend, easily surpassing disaster drama Deepwater Horizon. Worldwide, Miss Peregrine brought in $65 million. The film, which cost $110 million to make, tells the story of a boy who travels to a remote island and meets a group of orphans with special powers led by Miss Peregrine, played by Eva Green. The film, from Fox and Chernin Entertainment, was adapted from Ransom Riggs’ best-selling novel. Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg, came in second place, with $20.6 million from 3,259 movie theaters.

*LBN-POLITICAL INSIDER: The path that brought the Republican Party to nominating Donald Trump as its candidate for the White House began in 2008, President Barack Obamasaid in an interview published Monday, when Sarah Palin joined John McCain’s GOP ticket. “I see a straight line from the announcement of Sarah Palin as the vice-presidential nominee to what we see today in Donald Trump, the emergence of the Freedom Caucus, the tea party, and the shift in the center of gravity for the Republican Party,” the president told New York Magazine. “Whether that changes, I think, will depend in part on the outcome of this election, but it’s also going to depend on the degree of self-reflection inside the Republican Party. There have been at least a couple of other times that I’ve said confidently that the fever is going to have to break, but it just seems to get worse.”

*U.S. Wins Ryder Cup, Ends Europe’s Streak:
The United States took home the 41st Ryder Cup this weekend at Minnesota’s Hazeltine National Golf Club, snapping a frustrating string in which European teams had taken eight of 10 trophies. The 17-11 victory came as the first for an American squad of elite golfers since 2008 and was led by Davis Love III. For the first time since 1975, every U.S. player scored at least one point during the biennial men’s golf competition—an achievement last accomplished by a team led by Arnold Palmer, who died one week ago.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Defending The Catholic Church. Prominent Catholic Priest Father Michael Manning Speaks –

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Lady Gaga’s ex-fiancé Taylor Kinney at a CVS in Chicago, giving food to a homeless man on his way out.   ***Leonardo DiCaprio walking with a limp in Battery Park City in NYC on Saturday.   ***Tony Ingrao hosting the opening of Blue Heaven, a design exhibition at R & Company.   ***Jennifer Lopez dining at Cipriani in Soho with her manager Benny Medina.   ***Yoenis Céspedes of the Mets playing golf last week at Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club in Boca Raton, Fla.   ***Former book publisher Bill Hartley having dinner last night at Izzy’s Deli in Santa Monica.   ***Comedians Alex Hopper and Nika Williams read excerpts on Saturday afternoon from the new book of humor essays “It’s Not Going To Be Okay….But That’s Okay.” by author Burt Teplitzky at Open Space on Fairfax Ave. in West Hollywood.

*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Kashif, whose contributions as a singer, producer and songwriter were vital to the post-disco development of R&B in the 1980s, and who played a crucial role in the creation of Whitney Houston’s earliest recordings, died on Sept. 25 at his home in the Playa del Rey neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 59. A spokeswoman, Jalila Larsuel, confirmed the death but said the cause had not been determined.

*LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER:   ***Who will play Jill Kelley on TV? Hollywood agency CAA is representing a TV adaptation of Kelley’s autobiography, “Collateral Damage,” about her part in the David Petraeus scandal and the government’s surveillance of her.  Producers Ron Senkowski and Michael De Luca are working on the series. And Kelley said that she and the agency have been “flooded with A-list actors, screenwriters, etc., articulating their interest” in the project.

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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Charles Krauthammer:   And now, less than six weeks from the election, what is the main event of the day? A fight between the Republican presidential nominee and a former Miss Universe, whom he had 20 years ago called Miss Piggy and other choice pejoratives. Just a few weeks earlier, we were seized by a transient hysteria over a minor Hillary Clinton lung infection hyped to near-mortal status. The latest curiosity is Donald Trump’s 37 sniffles during the first presidential debate. (People count this sort of thing.) Dr. Howard Dean has suggested a possible cocaine addiction.  In a man who doesn’t even drink coffee? This campaign is sinking to somewhere between zany and totally insane. Is there a bottom?

*LBN-COMMENTARY by RUTH BADER GINSBURG: “Did you always want to be a judge” or, more exorbitantly, “a Supreme Court justice?” Schoolchildren visiting me at the court, as they do at least weekly, ask that question more than any other. It is a sign of huge progress made. To today’s youth, judgeship as an aspiration for a girl is not at all outlandish. Contrast the ancient days, the fall of 1956, when I entered law school. Women accounted for less than 3 percent of the legal profession in the United States, and only one woman had ever served on a federal appellate court. Today about half the nation’s law students and more than one-third of our federal judges are women, including three of the justices seated on the United States Supreme Court bench. Women hold more than 30 percent of law school deanships in the United States and serve as general counsel to 24 percent of Fortune 500 companies. In my long life, I have seen great changes.


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