LBN- Special Report- Saturday

*Chicago War-Zone! — Dwyane Wade’s Cousin Shot Dead in (Where else) Chicago:
Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, was gunned down Friday while pushing a baby stroller on Chicago’s South Side. Police say 32-year-old Aldridge was not the intended target but was hit when two males walked up and fired shots at another man nearby. Wade took to Twitter to condemn the senseless killing, writing, “My cousin was killed today in Chicago. Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal.” Police say Aldridge was shot in the head and the arm. She had only recently moved to the neighborhood and was on her way to register her four children at school. The baby in the stroller was not hurt in the incident. One of the shooters is in police custody.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES:   ***According to the latest combined polling data, Mrs. Clinton’s chance of losing is about the same as the probability that an N.F.L. kicker misses a field goal from the 20-yard line.

*Bangladesh Police Say Kill 3 Terror Suspects:
Police in Bangladesh say they killed three suspected terrorists on Saturday, including the alleged mastermind of the attack on a Dhaka cafe that left 20 dead last month. After receiving a tip that several terror suspects were hiding out in a two-story house near Dhaka, counterterrorism police raided the house, leading to a shootout. Several men inside the apartment reportedly detonated explosive devices to destroy computers and other evidence of their crimes. Police found guns, ammunition and meat cleavers inside the apartment where the men were hiding. “We heard explosions inside the apartment and we understood that they were destroying evidence,” said Sanwar Hossain, a senior police officer. “When we felt that they would not surrender, we made our final push and killed them.” The suspects belonged to Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh, a banned terror group, authorities said. Tamim Chowdhury was identified as one of the militants killed. Chowdhury was believed to be one of two masterminds behind the attack on a trendy Dhaka cafe in July, as well as a separate attack on July 7that killed four people marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

*DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that LBN is read daily by six (6) U.S. Senators?

*Facebook Automates its Trending Topics Says Media Expert, Levine:
According to media expert and author, Michael Levine(, Facebook is ditching much of the human team that curated its trending news section. Humans will no longer write descriptions of trending topics, after a Gizmodo investigation suggested that Facebook’s editors were suppressing news from conservative outlets. “The social network will rely on an algorithm to pull excerpts of trending articles “directly from the stories,” said Levine. However, Levine noted that Facebook will keep some humans on staff to prevent inaccurate or inappropriate stories from making the cut.

*WHO READS LBN? Singer Finn Andrews:


  1. In order for a new wolf cub to urinate, its mother has to massage its belly with her warm tongue.
  2. The Vikings wore wolf skins and drank wolf blood to take on the wolf’s spirit in battle. They also viewed real wolves as battle companions or hrægifr (corpse trolls).
  3. The earliest drawings of wolves are in caves in southern Europe and date from 20,000 B.C.
  4. Wolves do not make good guard dogs because they are naturally afraid of the unfamiliar and will hide from visitors rather than bark at them.
  5. The autoimmune disease Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE), or lupus, literally means wolf redness, because in the eighteenth century, physicians believed the disease was caused by a wolf bite.

*LBN-MUSIC INSIDER:   ***Since he is a factually elusive storyteller, it was hard to know how seriously to take Bob Dylan when he said in his autobiography Chronicles that he keeps welding supplies at his home in Malibu where he makes “ornate iron gates out of junk scrap metal.” But it turns out to be entirely true. An exhibition of Dylan’s art — paintings as well as his iron work — goes on display at London’s Halcyon Gallery this weekend.

*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***John Ellenby, a British-born computer engineer who played a critical role in paving the way for the laptop computer, died on Aug. 17 in San Francisco. He was 75. His son Thomas confirmed the death but said the cause had not been determined.   ***Max Ritvo, an accomplished poet who spent much of his life under the cloud of cancer while gaining wide attention writing and speaking about it, died of the disease on Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 25. His mother, Dr. Ariella Ritvo-Slifka, confirmed his death.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: America’s Premier Cyber Snooping Attorney – Mr. Konrad Trope:

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Neil Patrick Harris and Reese Witherspoon dining separately at Geoffrey Zakarian’s Montage Beverly Hills eatery, Georgie.   ***FilmMagic Justine Skyecelebrating her birthday at Jue Lan Club with Hailey Baldwin, Fabolous and DJ Khaled.   ***Michael Moore taking in the off-Broadway production of “Butler” at 59E59 Theaters.   ***Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson at Brooklyn’s River Café with the iconic spot’s owner Michael “Buzzy” O’Keeffe and the Port Authority’s Maureen McManus.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Italian food is one of the most popular restaurants for a first date.

*UNIQUELY, LBN: Attorney Konrad Trope, an LBN reader from Los Angeles, California.

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*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: In this Legacy Series interview, Lisa Haisha speaks to her dear friend Michael Levine about his storied transformation from an underdog Los Angeles dreamer to one of the top publicists of his generation, best-selling author, and motivational speaker. Levine’s childhood struggles growing up in an alcoholic family, to his discovery of how calculated hard work can win the day are just a few of the inspiring topics he discusses in this interview.

*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***There has been another bizarre twist in the divorce battle between Frances Bean Cobain and her estranged husband, Isaiah Silva. Sources say that the private detective that Courtney Love employed to investigate the death of her husband Kurt Cobain has now been hired by Silva to protect his family from Love and her manager/attack dog, Sam Lutfi.   ***Natalie Portman is glad she left Paris for Los Angeles. “Everyone smiles a lot here — it’s very nice,” the actress told Jimmy Kimmel in an interview that airedThursday night. “They’re very cool in France.”

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