*Hollande: ISIS Killed Normandy Priest:
French President François Hollande
said Tuesday the Islamic State terror group was responsible for the knife attack and hostage situation that killed a priest in Normandy. A statement published by an ISIS-affiliated news agency appeared to confirm Hollande’s claim, noting the group executed the attack. The statement called the attackers “soldiers” of ISIS. A second victim was seriously wounded in the attack, which Hollande called a “vile” terrorist action and a “cowardly assassination.”
*Democrats never mentioned terrorism on Day One of DNC:
Republicans’ claim that Democrats did not mention terrorism or ISIL on the first night of the Democratic National Convention is correct, Politifact said Tuesday morning. Following Monday night’s speeches, Republicans blasted the Democrats for a lack of focus on terrorism from the 61 speakers. “Based on our searches of C-SPAN closed-captioning text, Congressional Quarterly transcripts and other video archiving services, we couldn’t find any speaker who mentioned “ISIS,” “Islamic” “terror,” “terrorist,” or “terrorism” during the first day of the convention,” Politifact wrote.
*Trump on NATO: ‘We Have to Walk’:
At a Monday night rally, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump
remained firm on his controversial NATO comments last week, saying the U.S. should give the member nations an ultimatum. “I want them to pay,” he told the crowd. “They don’t pay us what they should be paying! We lose on everything. Folks, we lose on everything.” He added, “We have to walk. Within two days they’re calling back! ‘Get back over here, we’ll pay you whatever the hell you want.’” Trump said Hillary Clinton
wasn’t the right person for secretary of State and that she’s responsible for poor negotiations. “They will pay us if the right person asks,” he said. “That’s the way it works, folks. That’s the way it works.” The same night, Trump said he prefers not to say “Muslim” when singling out groups to block from immigrating to the U.S. On Fox News, The Donald said he’s “talking about territories.” He added, “People don’t want me to say Muslim. I prefer not saying it frankly, myself. So we’re talking about territories.” Trump said that anyone advocating for taking in refugees is “stupid.” He added, “I don’t know. Our leaders, people that do this, they’re stupid people.”
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*THE FORCE CRUSHES – Harrison Ford ‘Could Have Died’ in ‘Star Wars’ Set Accident:
Prosecutors have argued in court that Harrison Ford’s
leg injury, which he obtained while filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens
, could have killed him. Ford, now 71, was crushed by a hydraulic door—causing severe injuries, including a broken left leg—on the set in June 2014 at Pinewood Studios in London. A prosecutor argued that the lapses caused a “risk of death” and that it “could have killed somebody.” He added, “the fact that it didn’t was because an emergency stop was activated.” Ford was airlifted to a hospital in Oxford after the accident. In a television interview, he said the Millennium Falcon doors have changed significantly since 1977, when they were controlled with a hand-operated pulley. “Now we had lots of money and technology and so they built a fucking great hydraulic door which closed at light speed.” Foodles Production pleaded guilty to two breaches of health and safety law and will face sentencing on August 22.
*WHO READS LBN? Actor Benicio Del Toro:
*Bernie: Hillary Will Make ‘Outstanding’ President:
delivered a roaring speech to the Democratic National Convention, empathizing with his disappointed followers over his failed primary run, but urging them to throw their support behind his former rival Hillary Clinton
. The Vermont senator took the stage Monday evening to thunderous applause, with an extended ovation delaying the beginning of his remarks. After addressing his supporters and thanking them for backing him during the primary race, he turned to praising Clinton and her policy credentials, especially in contrast with “fearmongering” Republican candidate Donald Trump
. Ultimately, Sanders concluded, “Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States.” He added: “[She] will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her tonight.”
*Billionaire’s In-Law Kidnapped in Brazil:
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone’s
mother-in-law was reportedly kidnapped in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday evening, and suspects are asking for a $36.5 million ransom. Aparecida Schunck
, 67, the mother of Ecclestone’s wife, 38-year-old Fabiana Flosi
, was allegedly taken. Neither city police nor Ecclestone’s representatives have commented on the case. Ecclestone, 85, has a fortune estimated at $3.1 billion.
Nicotine is named after Jean Nicot
, the French ambassador to Portugal who brought tobacco and smoking to the French court in the mid-sixteenth century as a medicine.
channeling Zelda Fitzgerald
while filming “Z: The Beginning of Everything” in downtown NYC. ***Surf Lodge owner Jayma Cardoso
, Fabiola Beracasa
, Arden Wohl
and Jonah Freeman
at Luke Weil’s benefit
for LIMPIA, the Long Island Marine Purification Initiative. ***Bryan Cranston
and his wife, Robin Dearden
, having dinner at Park Avenue Summer. ***Rita Ora
partying at Up&Down in NYC. ***James Franco
at off-Broadway’s “The Effect,” at the Barrow Street Theatre in NYC.
***What kind of hot flasher are you? The hot flash — that sudden feeling of warmth that can leave a woman flushed and drenched in sweat — has long been considered the defining symptom of menopause. But new research shows that the timing and duration of hot flashes can vary significantly from woman to woman, and that women appear to fall evenly into four hot-flash categories. Some women, called “early onset” hot flashers, begin to experience hot flashes long before menopause. Symptoms can begin five to 10 years before a woman’s last period, but the symptoms stop around the time of the final menstrual cycle. Then there are women who don’t experience their first hot flash until after their final menstrual period, the “late onset” hot flasher. And some women fall into a group the researchers called the “lucky few.” Some of these women never experience a single hot flash, whereas others briefly suffer only a few flashes near the end of the menopausal transition. And then there are the “super flashers.” This unlucky group includes one in four midlife women. The super flasher begins to experience hot flashes relatively early in life, similar to the early onset group. But her symptoms continue well past menopause, like those in the late onset group. Her symptoms can last 15 years or more.
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “A measure of a person’s power is their circle of influence is greater than their circle of control.”—– www.TheExcelCommunity.com
*LBN- TODAY’S BIRTHDAY:
Carl Jung (1875)
Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and the founder of analytical psychology. Early in his career, he worked with psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, who studied and named “schizophrenia.” Jung wrote a book on the illness, which led to a meeting with Sigmund Freud, and the two formed a close relationship for a number of years.
*LBN- SITE OF THE DAY:
***The Rev. Tim LaHaye
, a leader of the Christian fundamentalist movement and co-author of the best-selling “Left Behind” series of apocalyptic novels prophesying mass slaughters and the end of the world, died on Monday in a San Diego area hospital. He was 90. His death, days after he had a stroke, was announced on the website for his Tim LaHaye Ministries.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks:
, Donald Trump
has presented you with an amazing opportunity to become a world historical figure! If you crush him in this election, you could create a new Democratic majority and reduce the G.O.P. to an ever-declining rump of ethnic nationalism. On the other hand, if you fail to beat Trump, you will go down as America’s most hapless political loser and be vilified forever for enabling an era of American Putinism. No pressure! Have fun in Philadelphia!
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
***After six months of marriage, and one week after announcing they are expecting a baby, Keshia Knight Pulliam
and Ed Hartwell
have called it quits. On Monday, the ex-NFL star filed divorce papers in Atlanta, according to TheYBF.com.
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