*FBI Director On Clinton’s Email: ‘No Charges Are Appropriate In This Case’:
FBI Director James Comey
announced Tuesday that he was referring the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s
use of a private email server to prosecutors at the Department of Justice for a “prosecutorial decision.” “There is evidence that they were extremely careless” with highly sensitive information, Comey said of Clinton and her aides. But, he added, “our judgement is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” “No charges are appropriate in this case,” Comey said he would recommend to the DOJ.
*Suicide Bombings Hit 3 Cities in Saudi Arabia, One Near a Holy Site:
Bombings rocked three cities across Saudi Arabia on Monday, including near the Prophet’s Mosque in the holy city of Medina, raising the specter of increasingly coordinated attacks by militants seeking to destabilize the monarchy. A suicide bomber struck near the United States Consulate in the coastal city of Jidda in the morning, wounding two security officers. Then, near dusk, when Muslims were ending their daily Ramadan fasts, other blasts struck near a Shiite mosque in the country’s east and at a security post in Medina, killing four guards, according to the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television network. The blasts in Saudi Arabia followed a bloody week in which terrorist attacks caused mass casualties in the largest cities of three predominantly Muslim countries: Turkey, Bangladesh and Iraq.
*NASA’s Juno Probe Enters Jupiter’s Orbit:
The NASA spacecraft Juno successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit Monday, marking the a huge achievement in a five-year and $1.8 billion journey to investigate the largest planet in our solar system. Juno had to pull off a do-or-die engine burn to successfully loop into the planet’s orbit, prompting applause among NASA ground controllers when mission control announced that the maneuver was a success. “Success! Engine burn complete. #Juno is now orbiting #Jupiter, poised to unlock the planet’s secrets,” NASA announced on Twitter shortly after midnight. Juno will now spend 20 months exploring the planet as part of the mission, which seeks to map the interior of the giant planet and discover how it developed.
While other businesses failed during the Great Depression, the popcorn business thrived. Popcorn sold at around 5 to 10 cents a bag, making it one of the more affordable (and possibly life saving) treats for poor families.
*MY REVIEW: “I love LBN because it makes me think.”——J. Howell T., an LBN reader from Austin, Texas.
*Apple App to Help With Organ Donations:
Apple will begin a push for its U.S. iPhone users to enroll in the national organ donor registry, once the iOS 10 update goes live this fall. Chief Executive Tim Cook
says he hopes the operating system’s Health app will help eradicate critical organ shortages by enabling users to sign up as donors on their phones. When company co-founder Steve Jobs
waited for his liver transplant in 2009, the issue hit home with many at the company. He died at 56 of pancreatic cancer.
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*‘Super Bacteria’ Found in Rio Water:
Brazilian scientists say they have found a drug-resistant bacteria growing off Rio de Janeiro’s beaches. The so-called super bacteria is believed to have made its way through the city’s waterways after sewage from local hospitals was channeled into the bay, said scientist Renata Picao
. “We have been looking for ‘super bacteria’ in coastal waters during a one-year period in five beaches,” Picao said. “We found that the threats occur in coastal waters in a variety of concentrations and that they are strongly associated with pollution.” German Paralympic sailor Heiko Kroger
said during a recent visit to Rio, “It’s a nice sailing area but every time you get some water in your face, it feels like there’s some alien enemy entering your face. I keep my nose and my lips closed.” Picao blamed the bacteria’s spread on Rio’s “fragile” sanitation infrastructure.
*THINK FREELY – READ LBN:
- The main risk factors of depression include past abuse (physical, sexual, emotional), certain medications (drugs that treat high blood pressure), conflict with family members or friends, death or loss, chronic or major illness, and a family history of depression.a
- Even positive events such as graduating, getting married, a new job can lead to depression.b
- Nearly 30% of people with substance abuse problems also suffer from depression.e
- More than 20 million people in the United States suffer from depression in a given year.a
- Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men. Women may be at a higher risk for depression due in part to estrogen, which may alter the activity of neurotransmitters that contribute to depression.b
- At some point in their lives, about one in four Americans will experience depression.g
- Once men hit midlife, they may face an increased risk of depression due to the decrease of testosterone.b
- Men typically experience depression differently from women and use different means to cope. For example, while women may feel hopeless, men may feel irritable. Women may crave a listening ear, while men may became socially withdrawn or become violent or abusive.b
- Researchers have recently found that those who suffer from depression are at risk for low bone mineral density. Depressed women are especially at risk for developing osteoporosis.c
|Scholars suggest that Abraham Lincoln’s life-long depression actually contributed to his greatness.
- Abraham Lincoln first fell into a deep depression after Ann Rutledge, his first love, died. Lincoln reportedly suffered from chronic depression his entire life.b
- In established market economies such as the United States, depression is the leading form of mental illness.g
- As many as 15% of those who suffer from some form of depression take their lives each year.g
- According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), more than 6% of children suffer from depression and 4.9% of them have major depression.g
- Self-mutilation (cutting or burning) is one way in which individuals show they are depressed.b
- Because the brains of older people are more vulnerable to chemical abnormalities, they are more likely than young people to suffer depression.b
*Joey Chestnut Eats Record 70 Dogs:
Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
won the Mustard Yellow International Belt on Monday during the championship July Fourth hot dog-eating contest at New York’s Coney Island. Chestnut ousted Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie
during the competition at Nathan’s Famous. The 32-year-old winner ate a record 70 hot dogs (and buns) in just 10 minutes, downing 17 more frankfurters than Stonie. Chestnut said Stonie “woke up the sleeping giant” within him last year when he beat him at the competition, breaking his streak of eight consecutive victories. Chestnut held the previous gluttonous record of 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
Republican turnout was up 62% this year. Democratic turnout was down 21% this year. Despite her tight race with Socialist Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton
received 1,019,237 fewer votes this year than in 2008. DEMOCRAT PARTY TURNOUT– ** In 2008 there were 38,111,341 Democrat votes in the primary. In 2016 there were 29,939,251 votes. A net decrease of 8,172,090 (-21%). REPUBLICAN PARTY TURNOUT–
** In 2012 there were 19,214,513 Republican votes in the primary. In 2016 there were 31,108,968 votes. A net increase of 11,894,455 (+62%). Republicans had 1.1 million more primary voters this year than the Democratic party.
*LBN – R.I.P.: ***Noel Neill, the petite film and television actress who played Lois Lane in 1940s “Superman” movie serials and on television in the 1950s, died on Sunday at her home in Tucson. She was 95. Her death was confirmed by her biographer, Larry Ward. ***Abbas Kiarostami, often hailed as Iran’s greatest filmmaker, whose searching, parable-like dramas of ordinary people and their problems reflected a poetic vision and a philosophical turn of mind, died on Monday in Paris. He was 76. Iran’s official news agency said he had traveled there to receive treatment for cancer after undergoing surgery in Tehran.
and her younger beau, director Nicholas Jarecki
, are still going strong after starting to date in December. Love, 51, and Jarecki, 37, were spotted at Surf Lodge, where “Courtney was very low-key,” said a spy. “She and Nick seemed very in love . . . and quiet.”
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Prize-winning legal journalist Linda Deutschdiscusses with Michael Levine her experiences covering the murder trial of O.J. Simpson and the molestation trial of Michael Jackson. – https://youtu.be/nraZ8DuduAU
*LBN-BOOK NEWS: ***Geraldo Rivera’s in talks to publish a memoir, tentatively titled “Geraldo of Arabia: Tora Bora to Trump,”. The Fox News correspondent-at-large, 73, admits in the proposed tome, “There is nothing as pitiful as an AARP-eligible correspondent of a certain age waiting to be assigned a story by a millennial wunderkind producer younger than his or her children.
*LBN-SITE OF THE DAY:
24/7 Wall Street: America’s 50 Worst Cities to Live In
“To determine America’s worst cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. Based on a range of variables, including crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability, 24/7 Wall St. identified America’s 50 worst cities to live.”
*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: These days, if you want to elect a leader, you generally have two choices: a sensible, establishment figure who is completely out of touch, or a populist outsider who is incompetent, crazy or both. That was the choice British Labour Party members faced in 2015, when they were picking a new leader. They went with the incompetent, inexperienced outsider, Jeremy Corbyn. He recently lost a no-confidence vote among members of Parliament in his own party, 172 to 40. That was the choice Republican voters in the states faced throughout the primaries. Passing up the out-of-touch insiders, they went for an overflowing souffle of crazy incompetence in the form of Donald Trump. And this is certainly the choice that confronts members of the British Conservative Party. Calm cluelessness comes to them in the form of David Cameron. He was a good prime minister, but he called for a “Brexit” referendum for short-term political gain, blithely unaware of what was happening in his own nation.
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
*LBN-OVERHEARD: **Wild man ex-N.Y. Met Lenny Dykstra
claims in his new tell-all that he and Robert De Niro
once binged on cocaine together in St. Barts years ago. But the “Raging Bull” star said that Dykstra’s story is “bulls - - t.” ***Pamela Anderson
may have fueled “Baywatch” co-star Nicole Eggert’s
desire to go under the knife. “She felt a little bit competitive with Pam,” series producer Michael Berk
recently revealed to The Hollywood Reporter. “She had a beautiful athletic body but didn’t have big boobs at all. Maybe she was feeling a little bit of pressure. There was a holiday weekend and for a couple of days she called in sick afterward. Then she showed back on the set having gotten a boob job.” When Eggert, 44, returned to work, the camera couldn’t hide her ample new assets.
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