LBN- Special Report- Tuesday

*NASA: Earth Warming at a Pace ‘Unprecedented in 1,000 Years’:

Earth is warming at a pace that is unprecedented for the past 1,000 years, NASA scientists report. It is, experts say, “very unlikely” that the planet can stay within a 1.5 degree Celsius temperature-increase limit “agreed by nations just last year,” wrote The Guardian. 2016 has seen record temperatures the world over and the pace and nature of the warming over decades is perilously out of step with any other time period over the past millennium, officials say. “In the last 30 years, we’ve really moved into exceptional territory,” said Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. “It’s unprecedented in 1,000 years. There’s no period that has the trend seen in the 20th century in terms of the inclination [of temperatures].”

*Report: ISIS Buried Thousands in 72 Mass Graves:

The Islamic State terror group has murdered and then buried thousands of people in at least 72 mass graves, the Associated Press reports. At least 17 of the graves are located in Syria, and one of those includes the bodies of hundreds of members of a single tribe. When ISIS militants took over the area, they “exterminated” the entire community, the AP reports. Sixteen graves are in areas too dangerous to traverse in Iraq. The known numbers, which are incomplete, add up to more than 15,000 people killed and then stuffed into holes dug by bulldozers. For other graves, satellites can show some of the damage, including a massacre at the Badoush Prison in 2014, which left at least 600 men dead.

*Hillary Clinton Piles Up Research in Bid to Needle Donald Trump at First Debate:
Hillary Clinton’s advisers are talking to Donald J. Trump’sghostwriter of “The Art of the Deal,” seeking insights about Mr. Trump’s deepest insecurities as they devise strategies to needle and undermine him in four weeks at the first presidential debate, the most anticipated in a generation. Her team is also getting advice from psychology experts to help create a personality profile of Mr. Trump to gauge how he may respond to attacks and deal with a woman as his sole adversary on the debate stage. They are undertaking a forensic-style analysis of Mr. Trump’s performances in the Republican primary debates, cataloging strengths and weaknesses as well as trigger points that caused him to lash out in less-than-presidential ways.

*Apple Owes Ireland $14.5 Billion:

A European Union ruling Tuesday determined that Apple owes Ireland $14.5 billion in taxes and must now pay up. The amount makes the ruling the largest the organization has ever issued on a single company. Apple executives said the company will appeal the decision and believe the ruling “upended the international tax system,” CNN reports. “Member states cannot give tax benefits to selected companies—this is illegal under EU state-aid rules,” said Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s top antitrust official.

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*Woman: Chris Brown Pulled Gun on Me:

Chris Brown is reportedly in hot water again as a woman has alleged that he threatened her with a gun. According to TMZ, the unnamed female called 911 early Tuesday morning in Los Angeles to report that the R&B singer pulled a firearm during a tense argument with her at a home. Brown is reportedly under criminal assault investigation for the incident, TMZ reported, and is considered the sole suspect. This is Brown’s most recent run-in with criminal allegations: in June, his former handler accused him of repeatedly beating him; and a fan alleged that Brown deliberately stomped on his head during a concert in Cannes.

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*Mexico Top Cop Out for Executions:

Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto fired the chief of the nation’s federal police, Enrique Galindo, less than two weeks after the country’s human-rights commission released a report alleging that officers had “executed arbitrarily” at least 22 suspected drug -artel members. “In light of the recent events and on instructions of the president, Police Commissioner Enrique Galindo has been removed from his position,” Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said. “That is with the objective of facilitating that the corresponding authorities carry out an agile and transparent investigation in full view of citizens.”

*LBN-HEALTH WATCH:   ***Commercial varieties of granola are often loaded with enough added sugar to rival a slice of chocolate cake. Homemade granola recipes are often no better, calling for ample amounts of refined sugar, maple syrup, honey and other sweeteners. Granola bars and cereals are widely marketed as wholesome and natural, or made with whole grains, which helps to give the products a health halo. But experts say they are junk foods in disguise. Even the federal government’s dietary guidelines label granola as a “grain-based dessert,” placing it in the same category as cookies, doughnuts and cake. A survey by the New York Times Upshot this summer found that a majority of Americans described granola and granola bars as “healthy,” even though most dietitians know better.

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Olympic basketball star Carmelo Anthony bringing his gold medal to Oreya at the Capri hotel in Southampton.   ***Michael Jordan dining at Jue Lan Club Southampton, then puffing on a cigar outside and saying hello to hockey player Matt Martin and Martin’s girlfriend, Sydney Esiason.   ***Tennis star Andy Murray and Knicks general manager Steve Mills having lunch at Zuma in NYC.   ***Bruce Willis checking out comedian Nate Bargatze at Carolines on Broadway in NYC.   ***Paul Giamatti walking on Court Street in Brooklyn Heights.   ***Old friends sportscaster Jim Hill and media expert and author Michael Levine chatting at a lecture in Santa Monica last night of Levine’s former client Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

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*LBN-MUSIC INSIDER:   ***Cher has reached out to her dying ex- husband Gregg Allman to make peace with the music legend who once turned her life into a living hell. Cher was devastated when she learned that Gregg, who underwent a life-saving liver transplant in 2010, canceled recent tour dates to seek emergency treatment by Mayo Clinic doctors.

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*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Gene Wilder, who established himself as one of America’s foremost comic actors with his delightfully neurotic performances in three films directed by Mel Brooks; his eccentric star turn in the family classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”; and his winning chemistry with Richard Pryor in the box-office smash “Stir Crazy,” died early Monday morning at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 83. A nephew, the filmmaker Jordan Walker-Pearlman, confirmed his death in a statement, saying the cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “If today were the last day of your life, would you want to be doing what you’re doing?” – Steve Jobs —–www.TheExcelCommunity.com

*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: When I ask veteran college teachers and administrators to describe how collegestudents have changed over the years, I often get an answer like this: “Today’s students are more accomplished than past generations, but they are also more emotionally fragile.” That rings true to me. Today’s students are amazing, but they bathe one another in oceans of affirmation and praise, as if buttressing one another against some insecurity. Whatever one thinks of the campus protests, the desire for trigger warnings and safe spaces does seem to emanate from a place of emotional fragility. And if you hang around the middle aged, you hear a common story line to explain the rise of the orchid generation. Once upon a time, the story line goes, kids were raised in a tough environment. They had to do hard manual chores around the house and they got in fights on the playground. Then they went off to do grueling work in the factory or they learned toughness and grit in the military. But today, helicopter parents protect their children from setbacks and hardship. They supervise every playground conflict, so kids never learn to handle disputes or deal with pain.

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*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Maureen McCormick has signed on to the latest season of “Dancing With The Stars” — after surviving Hollywood’s sleazy underworld of sex and addiction. The teen actress became an icon of the ’70s as Marcia Brady on the hit show “The Brady Bunch, only to endure a nightmarish hell after the show went off the air.   ***Ryan Lochte is ballroom-bound. After weeks of speculation, the disgraced swimmer will compete on the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars,” which was announced Tuesday on “Good Morning America.” “I just want to move forward and … put on my dancing shoes. Or at least try to,” Lochte told Amy Robach.    ***Illusionist David Copperfield claims there’s no mystery surrounding the cause of a crack in his 57th-floor lap pool that caused a major flood in his Manhattan penthouse, and he’s suing a pool repair company for the damage. Copperfield’s East 57th St. rooftop swimming pool did a magical disappearing act last spring. A crack in piping caused a leak that flooded his four-story pad, then water seeped into apartments as far as 30 stories below.   ***Katharine McPhee has “no regrets” about her scandal-filled love life. The actress, who hooked up with her “Smash” director, Michael Morris, in 2013 while married to Nick Cokas, told Ocean Drive magazine that it was a learning experience. “I got married really young, and then divorced.”

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