LBN- Special Report- Saturday


*5 Dead in Mall Shooting, Suspect On the Run:
Five people were killed in a shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington on Friday night, and police have launched a manhunt for the suspected shooter. Four women died at the scene, and a fifth victim, a man, later died in the hospital. Police say they believe there was only one shooter, who was described as a Hispanic male wearing a black T-shirt. Witnesses said the man walked into a Macy’s armed with a rifle and immediately began firing at shoppers. Police evacuated the shopping center amid panic and confusion. One witness, Armando Patino, was cited by CNN as saying, “Out of nowhere I just hear somebody yell and then after that, I turn around and just look at the Macy’s and I just hear shots,” Patino said. “I hear one shot and then stand kinda still and like two three other people start running out saying, ‘gun.’” The shooting occurred at around 7 p.m., though as of midnight, police said the area was still an active scene and warned people to stay away. Police brought in K-9 units to search the mall for the shooter, and the FBI office in Seattle said it was helping with the investigation.

*Netanyahu To Meet Candidates On Sunday:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Sunday in separate meetings in New York, just a day before their first debate. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi also met with both candidates this past week in New York after vising for the UN’s annual gathering. Netanyahu wants to avoid the appearance of interfering with the race, after his conduct in 2012 led some to speculate that he was in favor of Republican nominee Mitt Romney winning the election.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Americans eat more popcorn than any other country. Most of the popcorn eaten around the world is grown in the United States.

*NBC Obtains Video of Charlotte Police Shooting Keith Lamont Scott:
The family of the man fatally shot by police in Charlotte provided video of the encounter to NBC News on Friday. The video was recorded on a cellphone and narrated by Keith Lamont Scott’s wife, Rakeyia. The Charlotte Police Department has not yet released its own dashcam footage, which is reported to more clearly show the confrontation. Scott’s wife can be heard telling police officers in the video, “Don’t shoot him. He has no weapon,” warning them that he had just taken his medication for a disability. She also repeatedly tells her husband to get out of the vehicle. After officers fired, Rakeyia Scott shouted at them: “He better be alive.” A total of four shots rung out. The release of the cellphone footage comes as there are conflicting accounts over whether Scott was holding a weapon. Police said Scott posed an “imminent, deadly threat” to the responding officers.

*Obama Vetoes 9/11 Bill, but Congressional Override Is Expected:

President Obama vetoed legislation on Friday that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role in the plot, setting up an extraordinary confrontation with a Congress that unanimously backed the bill and has vowed to uphold it. Mr. Obama’s long-anticipated veto of the measure, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, is the 12th of his presidency. But unless those who oppose the bill can persuade lawmakers to drop their support by next week, it will lead to the first congressional override of a veto during Mr. Obama’s presidency — a familiar experience for presidents in the waning months of their terms. In his veto message to Congress, Mr. Obama said the legislation “undermines core U.S. interests,” upending the normal means by which the government singles out foreign nations as state sponsors of terrorism and opening American officials and military personnel to legal jeopardy. It would put United States assets at risk of seizure by private litigants overseas and “create complications” in diplomatic relations with other countries, he added.

*Caitlyn Jenner Convinces Kim Kardashian to Consider Trump:
Hillary Clinton may have lost the crucial Kardashian vote. On Friday, the Huffington Post reported that Kim Kardashian West had told writer Eve Barlow that, after talking to sports and transgender icon Caitlyn Jenner, she is now considering voting for Donald Trump. (Jenner is a Republican, and a former spouse of Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner.) At first I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m so Hillary’, but I had a long political call with Caitlyn last night about why she’s voting Trump. I’m on the fence,” Kardashian said in a recent interview for aWonderland magazine cover story. The Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Kardashian’s betrayal. Kardashian’s publicist didn’t, either. Late last year, Kardashian endorsed Clinton for president in the form of a much-publicized selfie: “I got my selfie!!! I really loved hearing her speak & hearing her goals for our country! #HillaryForPresident,” Kardashian tweeted in August 2015. Kardashian, who years ago self-identified as a “liberal Republican,” has in recent years tacked closer to the Democratic Party, siding with the Democrats in the last midterm elections and on gun control, and supporting President Obama.

*4 Al Qaeda Members Killed in Suspected U.S. Drone Strike:
Four members of al Qaeda’s Yemen branch were killed late Friday in what local authorities said was a U.S. drone strike. One of those killed was reportedly a local commander of the terrorist group. The attack took place late Friday in Marib province as the four men traveled east from Sanaa in a vehicle. The attack marks the second drone strike in two days targeting al Qaeda in Yemen, which U.S. officials consider to be one of the most dangerous branches of the group. On Thursday, a drone strike on a vehicle in al-Bayda province reportedly killed one of the group’s regional commanders.

*Seth Meyers Defends Jimmy Fallon on Trump:
In a new interview with CNN’s Brian StelterLate Night host Seth Meyers defended his network-mate Jimmy Fallon from criticism that he was too soft on Donald Trump during a recent appearance by the GOP candidate on the Tonight Show. Noting that some viewers see late-night television as an “escape” from more serious news, Meyers said, “I think it’s important that those shows still exist for people who want to tune out politics for a night and I think Jimmy does that better than anybody.” He added, “I think he’s an entertainer with skills at a level far beyond what I will ever possess. I think that’s why people prefer his show to everybody.” Fallon previously defended his interview with Trump by saying he’s “never too hard” on any of his guests. Meyers, who shares producer Lorne Michaels with Fallon’s Tonight Show, has gone harder on Trump than almost any other late-night host, with the possible exception of Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver. The host, who jokingly banned Trump from appearing on his show earlier this year, told CNN, “I think it would be interesting television if he came on our show, but it’s a moot point because it’s not going to happen.” This past week, Meyers delivered his harshest takedown of Trump yet, following the candidate’s attempt to pin birtherism on Hillary Clinton. “The bottom line is this: Trump built his career on a racist lie because he’s a racist and a liar,” Meyers said from his desk. It was the type of declaration that would never come out of Jimmy Fallon’s mouth.
*WHO READS LBN? Singer – songwriter Okay Kaya:

*LBN-MUSIC INSIDER:   ***Oh my God, they’re back again. The Backstreet Boys announced on Friday their upcoming Sin City residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. “The rumors are true… we’re coming for you Vegas!!” the group, made up of Nick Carter, Howie DoroughBrian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson, wrote on Twitter.

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Lebron James in Miami with ex-teammate Dwyane Wade celebrating trainer David Alexander’s birthday at an Avión Reserva 44 party at Byblos in NYC. James later hung at nightclub Rockwell near Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson.   ***NE-YO debuting two new songs at Nikki Beach Dubai.   ***Darren Criss at an 8:30 a.m. class at Barry’s Bootcamp on Park Avenue South in NYC, and getting a protein shake after.   ***Tiki Barber and Olympic fencer Miles ­Chamley-Watson at Thuzio and Pier 59 Studios’ end-of-summer celebration.

*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***John D. Loudermilk, a country singer and prolific songwriter whose dozens of hits in the 1960s and ’70s included “Tobacco Road” by the Nashville Teens, “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” by the Casinos and “Indian Reservation” by Paul Revere and the Raiders, died on Wednesday at his home in Christiana, Tenn. He was 82. His death was announced on Facebook by the songwriter Bobby Braddock, a friend. The cause was a heart attack, said his son Mike.

*Legendary Artist, Photographer and Renowned Portrait Painter, Dick Zimmerman Signs Partnership with AT Management Group:

Legendary painter and photographer, Dick Zimmerman who has created portraits for Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, John Travolta and was personally commissioned by Salvador Dali to create his 50th wedding anniversary portrait with his wife, Gala, has signed a partnership with AT Management Group. AT Management Group is interested in creating a brand for Dick Zimmerman. Zimmerman wants to change the world’s point of view about Art- to support, respect and expand admiration for art on planet earth. “At just 7 years old I started my passion for painting and the arts, and I hope to help spread an appreciation for it to the world,” says Dick Zimmerman. His viewpoint is that “the implementation of Art shapes the future of this planet.” AT Management Group, founded in 2006, delivers business consulting, including many projects like RB TV, HighMind Video, and now The Power of Art.

The revealing TV Interview Show —- “Without Notes” with Father Michael Manning – Episode 2: Being Scrupulous

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Peggy Noonan: The signature sentence of this election begins with the words “In a country of320 million . . .” I hear it everywhere. It ends with “how’d it come down to these two?” or “why’d we get them?” Another sentence is a now a common greeting among Republicans who haven’t seen each other in a while: “What are we gonna do?”  The most arresting sentence of the week came from a sophisticated Manhattan man friendly with all sides. I asked if he knows what he’ll do in November. “I know exactly,” he said with some spirit. “I will be one of the 40 million who will deny, the day after the election, that they voted for him. But I will.”  A high elected official, a Republican, got a faraway look when I asked what he thought was going to happen. “This is the unpollable election,” he said. People don’t want to tell you who they’re for. A lot aren’t sure. A lot don’t want to be pressed.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: Hillary Clinton madea very pertinent comment this week: “‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask.” Indeed we might! Clinton is running against a man whose approval ratings are under 40 percent and his disapproval rating is the highest of any candidate in American history. Only 38 percent of Americans think Donald Trump is even qualified to be president, according to a Quinnipiac survey. Trump has practically no campaign to speak of while Clinton has a very professional one. Clinton is swamping Trump on the airwaves. Estimates vary by source, but according to Advertising Age, $145 million has been spent on pro-Clinton TV and radio ads while only $4 million has been spent on pro-Trump ads.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Bill O’Reilly: Jill Soloway has returned to her life as a relatively anonymous television producer. But for a few hours last week, she was the toast of the town—At least that town generically known as Hollywood.  After winning an Emmy for her work on the show ‘Transparent,’ Soloway used her brief moment in the spotlight to demonize Donald Trump. Actually, ‘demonize’ is putting it mildly. ‘He’s a complete dangerous monster,’ Soloway pronounced, adding that he is ‘an inheritor to Hitler.’ Yeah, that’s the ticket! Donald Trump is Adolf Hitler’s murderous progeny. She was of course praised for her ‘courage,’ although absolutely zero courage was required. That diatribe surely earned Soloway invitations to the very best dinner parties and enhanced her status in America’s most status-conscious town.  Soloway is not the only unhinged entertainer to employ the Trump = Hitler equation. Cher, both mononymous and monotonous, went one step further, equating Trump to Hitler and Stalin. Ironically, this raw hatred emanates from the woman who sang ‘Love and Understanding.’


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