LBN – Special Report – Sunday April 16, 2017

North Korean Missile Test Fails:

After a week of rumblings indicating that a rumored nuclear weapons test was imminent, the North Korean military reportedly attempted to fire a test missile from its east coast—but the test, according to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea’s largest news agency, the test was a failure. ABC News, citing Defense Department officials, reported that the missile exploded immediately after launch. The launch was confirmed by the Department of Defense. “U.S. Pacific Command detected and tracked what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 11:21 a.m. Hawaii time,” Commander Dave Benham of the U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement. “The launch of the ballistic missile occurred near Sinpo [North Korea]. The missile blew up almost immediately. The type of missile is still being assessed.”

At Least 39 Killed in Syria Bombing:

Syrian state television on Saturday reported that at least 39 people were killed after a blast tore through a bus convoy carrying evacuees outside Aleppo. Both pro-government Syrian media and the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion was caused by a car bomb. Dozens more were injured in the blast, though the exact number has not yet been determined. The attack came as thousands of people waiting to be evacuated were left stranded as the latest evacuation deal was stalled. The evacuation deal, one of many in recent months aimed at giving President Bashar Assadcontrol over rebel-controlled areas, was reportedly delayed because rebels in one of the towns were not granted safe passage to leave. The evacuees had reportedly been stuck waiting on the outskirts of Aleppo since Friday.

Protesters Take to the Streets to Demand Trump’s Tax Returns:

Thousands of protesters nationwide demanded that U.S. President Donald Trump release his tax returns on Saturday, with events planned in more than 100 cities. The demonstrations, organized by various labor groups and left-leaning organizations, were meant to call attention to the fact that Trump has refused to disclose his tax history, unlike hisWhite House predecessors. The event was timed to coincide with the traditional deadline to file tax returns, April 15. While major U.S. cities like New York and Los Angeles had events planned, demonstrations were also scheduled to take place in London and Tokyo, as well as other international cities. The march in D.C. began at the U.S. Capitol, with hundreds of protesters wearing shirts depicting Trump as the Monopoly man. Others held signs comparing Trump to Richard Nixon, saying even Nixon has revealed his taxes. Protesters planned to wrap up their rally at the Lincoln Memorial in the afternoon, with demonstrators to pass Trump’s hotel during the march. The event was also expected to feature a line-up of speakers including Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.).

Suspects Arrested in Brutal Killing of Pakistani Student for ‘Blasphemy’:

Several suspects have been arrested in the brutal killing of a Pakistani student beaten to death Thursday over accusations he’d shared “blasphemous” content on social media. The student, identified as Mashal Khan, was stripped naked by a lynch mob of fellow students at Abdul Wali Khan University and beaten with planks in an attack that was caught on video. Mardan’s Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of PoliceMohammad Alam Shinwari said Saturday Khan’s attackers had been preparing to burn his body when police intervened. Video shows about 10 students shouting “Allahu Akbar!” as they attacked Khan, who was also reportedly shot and thrown from the second floor of his hostel during the attack. The suspects face charges of murder and terrorism. While police are conducting an investigation into the incident, Pakistani authorities have so far been unsuccessful in rooting out violence over allegations of blasphemy. Even unproven accusations of blasphemy can be fatal in the predominantly Muslim country, and several people die every year in connection with such allegations. In Khan’s case, police said Saturday that no evidence of blasphemy has been found.

Navy SEAL’s wife: We made porn films to pay the bills:

A decorated Navy SEAL is under investigation for taking orders on porn sets. The military is investigating Navy Chief Special Warfare Officer Joseph John Schmidt III for appearing in more than 29 adult films in the last seven years, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported on Friday. Schmidt, 42, has served for more than 23 years in the military, but has allegedly found time to moonlight as a porn star under the name Jay Voom. Schmidt has shared the most screen time with his wife, porn star Jewels Jade, but he has also appeared with X-rated actresses Mena Liand Ashden Wells. His portfolio includes titles such as “Apple Smashing Lap Dance” and “Strippers Come Home Horny From the Club.” The military is looking into whether Schmidt violated a rule that prohibits Navy SEALs from doing other work without their commanders’ approval.

LBN-MUSIC INSIDER:   ***The husband of Heart lead singer Ann Wilson has been sentenced for allegedly choking her nephews during a concert in suburban Seattle. reported Friday that Dean Wetter pleaded guilty March 9 to two counts of assault. He was sentenced as part of a plea deal to 364 days in jail, with all the time suspended. Wetter will pay restitution, be on probation, undergo counseling and have no contact with the boys.   ***Grammy-winning guitarist and singer Glen Campbell is releasing his final studio album, recorded shortly after his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis in 2011. The record label, Universal Music Enterprises, announced Friday that the album, “Adios,” will be released on June 9. Campbell hasn’t performed since 2012 and is in a long-term care facility, but his wife, Kim Campbell, said in a statement that he felt a sense of urgency after his diagnosis to record one last time.

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LBN-OVERHEARD:  ***Hunter Biden and his estranged wife, Kathleen Buhle Biden, finalized their divorce in DC Superior Court on Friday, just six weeks after former Vice President Joe Biden’s son announced his relationship with his late brother’s widow. The Bidens settled “all questions relating to custody, support, property rights, and all other rights” in a confidential agreement that will not be filed in court, legal records show. Kathleen was seeking $20,000 a month in alimony and child support.

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LBN – Special Report – Saturday April 15, 2017

2 Fatally Shot at Tucson Mall Restaurant:

Police in Arizona say a Friday night shooting in a restaurant at a Tucson shopping mall left two men dead and one woman wounded. The three victims knew each other, Pima County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Cody Gress said Saturday, though he declined to clarify what their relationship was. No further details were provided on the circumstances behind the deadly shooting at the Firebirds Restaurant in La Encantada. Investigators are still trying to piece together what happened, Gress said, interviewing “quite a few” witnesses who were inside the restaurant at the time of the incident.

Ex-NFL Star Accidentally Kills 3-Year-Old Daughter:

A former NFL player was moving a truck in his Arizona driveway on Friday when he accidentally ran over his three-year-old daughter, police say. The tragic accident occurred in Mesa at about 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The girl was rushed to a hospital but died of her injuries. Her father, 37-year-oldTodd Heap, was not thought to be have been impaired when it happened, and police said there were no suspicious circumstances. Heap played for the Baltimore Ravens for 10 seasons, as well as two seasons for the Arizona Cardinals.

White House Won’t Release Visitor Logs:

The White House said Friday that it would not release lists of individuals who visit the White House, citing “grave national security risks and privacy concerns.” The decision comes after groups sued for access to the visitor logs, which are maintained by the Secret Service. The Obama administration released visitor logs monthly, but the White House Counsel’s Office had the ability to redact any parts of them. This created a “facade” of transparency, a Trump White House official told Time magazine. The logs will be kept secret for at least five years after Trump leaves office.

2,000 Migrants Rescued from Mediterranean:

More than 2,000 migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, officials said. In 19 rescue operations, the Italian Coast Guard and other outside groups saved 2,074 migrants who were traveling on 16 rubber boats and three wooden boats. According to Doctors Without Borders and an Italian Coast Guard spokesman, one person was found dead. “The sea continues to be a graveyard,” the group said. “In 19 years of covering the migration story, I have never experienced anything like today,” said a Reuters photographer who was on board one of the rescue ships.

Trump’s North Korea Plan: ‘Pressure and Engagement’:

The White House has reportedly decided on a long-term plan for dealing with North Korea which constitutes “maximum pressure and engagement.” According to U.S. officials, top White House advisers were considering military options and a possible overthrow of Kim Jong Un’s regime, but went with a plan that, according to the Associated Press, “appears to represent continuity.” The plan reportedly includes relying on China to pressure North Korea to abandon its development of nuclear weapons. Earlier this week, the U.S. sent an aircraft carrier to the region, and this coming weekend marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the country’s founder. A military official said the U.S. would not employ military options if North Korea conducts another nuclear test or launches another missile, but added that circumstances would change if the North Korean regime targets the U.S. or its allies in the region.

Nevada Becomes First State to Install Syringe Vending Machines:

There is a new plan in Las Vegas to install vending machinesthat would dispense clean needles in order to fight rising heroin and HIV rates in the state. The vending machines, a first in the United States, would be available to clients of Trac-B Exchange, a program run by the Las Vegas Hard Reduction Center. The machines will also not take money but rather drug users will scan a card and enter an ID number to access the clean needles. “This is a harm reduction approach,” saidChelsi Cheatom, program manager for Trac-B Exchange, in an interview with NBC Las Vegas affiliate KSNV. “People are already exchanging in these behaviors, and anytime someone’s engaging in a behavior that could cause them some potential health side effects, we want to encourage them to reduce their risk of harm.”

DeVos Pick for Civil Rights Office Once Claimed Reverse Racism:

Candice Jackson, the new acting head of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights,  once claimed reverse racism, ProPublica reported. In the 1990s, while she was an undergraduate student at Stanford University, she at some point “gravitated” toward a part of her calculus class that gave students extra help—and then learned the assistance was reserved for minority students. “I am especially disappointed that the university encourages these and other discriminatory programs,” Jackson wrote in the student-run Stanford Review at the time. “We need to allow each person to define his or her own achievements instead of assuming competence or incompetence based on race.” Jackson’s piece and inexperience suggest, according to ProPublica, that she will likely take one of the department’s most important branches in an entirely new—and controversial—direction. Jackson’s writings “[don’t] leave me with a feeling of confidence with where the administration might be going,” said Theodore Shaw, who led former President Barack Obama’s transition team for civil rights at the Justice Department. “I hope that she’s not going to be an adversary to the civil-rights community and I hope that the administration is going to enforce civil-rights laws and represent the best interests of those who are affected by civil-rights issues.”

Aaron Hernandez Acquitted In Double Murder Trial:

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty in a double-murder trial on Friday. He was found guilty of a weapons charge. Jurors announced their verdict after nearly a week of deliberations. Hernandez, 27, stood accused of fatally shooting two men in 2012. His lawyers said an ex-friend of Hernandez was the one who killed the men. Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence over the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player.

Apple Cleared to Test Self-Driving Cars:

Apple has been granted permission to begin testing software for self-driving cars in California. The Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday approved Apple’s application to test the autonomous vehicle software on public roads with its existing cars, according to Bloomberg. The cars are required to have an individual behind the wheel during testing. The company filed paperwork with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for proper safety procedures.


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LBN – Special Report – Friday April 14, 2017

‘Mother of All Bombs’ Sends 36 ISIS Fighters Straight to Hell:

Afghan officials say the US attack on a tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the US military has left 36 Islamic State group fighters dead. There were no civilian casualties, according to the Ministry of Defense statement, which also said several IS caves and ammunition caches were destroyed.Hakim Khan, 50, a resident of Achin district where the attack took place, welcomed the attack on ISIS, saying: “I want 100 times more bombings on this group.” The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons of explosives.

N. Korea: U.S. More Vicious Under Trump

North Korea’s vice foreign minister said Friday that PresidentDonald Trump’s comments and incendiary tweets have added fuel to a “vicious cycle” of foreign tensions and that Pyongyang is prepared to launch its own pre-emptive strike. Vice MinisterHan Song Ryol said Pyongyang feels that Trump’s administration is “more vicious and more aggressive” than was Obama’s. North Korea, Han said, will continue to stockpile its nuclear arsenal in both “quality and quantity” if Trump wants to go to war. “Trump is always making provocations with his aggressive words,” Han said. “It’s not the DPRK but the U.S. and Trump that makes trouble.” Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned the U.S. and North Korea to stop the escalation before it reaches a point of no return. “We call on all parties to refrain from provoking and threatening each other, whether in words or actions, and not let the situation get to an irreversible and unmanageable stage,” Wang told reporters Friday. Pyongyang claims it will soon finish developing an intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear warhead that will be capable of attacking the U.S. mainland. International experts put that milestone at a few years from now.

Anti-Government Fugitive Captured

A Wisconsin man who allegedly broke into a gun store, stole weapons, and left an anti-government manifesto threatening to attack public officials or a school, has been captured. Joseph Jakubowski was taken into custody early Friday morning near Beloit, Wisconsin, police said. Law enforcement reportedly received a tip about Jakubowski’s whereabouts Thursday night, leading to his capture. Investigators said Jakubowski mailed a 161-page manifesto to President Donald Trump rambling about government and religion. The manhunt led to school closures and Gov. Scott Walker to cancel his annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Half of Pulse Dead Killed on Dance Floor:

A new review of the police response to the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, shows that nearly half of the 49 people killed in the June 12th massacre died where they were dancing and had no chance to react. When emergency services finally entered the building, there were so many dead and wounded on the dance floor that one officer asked, “If you’re alive, raise your hand.” The 78-page presentation, given by Orlando Police Chief John Mina to about 10 police groups internationally, admits that authorities should have done some things differently and that officials still don’t know how many civilians, if any, might have been killed by friendly fire. Thirteen victims died in the bathrooms while awaiting help during the three-hour hostage standoff that night. Survivors and families have publicly criticized the police department for choosing not to use explosives to breach the club sooner. Mina has said that decision was made because the shooter, Omar Mateen, told police he strapped bombs to people in all four corners of the club and that he himself was wearing a bomb vest and had an explosive-packed vehicle in the parking lot. No explosives were ever found in the club. Mina also notes that Orlando law-enforcement teams should have coordinated with local fire departments on duty, who were not aware that officials would be using explosives until after they were detonated. “Would that have saved any more lives? No. The people who needed care got care,” Mina said. “But the communication would have been better between our two agencies if someone from the fire department would have been in our command post.

WHO READS LBN? CIA Chief Mike Pompeo

LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER:   **According to TMZ, Sandy Gallin — who repped the likes of Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Cher, Richard Pryor, Barbra Streisand, Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Diamond, Donny and Marie, and many, many others — is fighting for his life at an L.A. hospital after his cancer came back. Gallin has been at UCLA Medical Center in ICU after suffering a relapse of multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. Over the last few days, close friends including Calvin Klein, Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen and many others visited Sandy in the hospital. Sandy became one of the top Hollywood managers and, with best friend David Geffen, helped run a political machine for the Democratic Party, raising millions for various candidates and causes. The 76-year-old segued into real estate decades ago, and made untold millions buying, rehabbing and selling some of the best properties in L.A.

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Trudeau Unveils Legal Recreational Pot Bill in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation Thursday that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada. Trudeau’s bill is expected to pass, which would make Canada the second country, after Uruguay to completely legalize marijuana as a consumer product. “Criminal prohibition has failed to protect our kids and our communities,” said Bill Blair, a former Toronto police chief who Trudeau appointed to manage the legislation. Blair said the government hopes to begin allowing sales by the middle of 2018. Under the new legislation, Canada’s provinces would be able to decide how marijuana would be distributed and sold within their respective individual boundaries.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: From sweet 16, to the milestone 21st birthday, to life supposedly beginning at 40, there are all sorts of theories about the age that signifies you’re in you’re prime. But now researchers have pinpointed the two ages in adult life when you’re likely to be at your happiest – and they might well surprise you.  According to experts from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, happiness peaks at the ages of 23 and 69, My Domaine reported. To draw this conclusion, researchers questioned 23,000 volunteers, aged 17 to 85, and found that happiness goes in a U-shape, bottoming out in middle age and peaking again at the other end of the spectrum.
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LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Dan Rooney, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers chairman who helped shape the modern National Football League and was one of the last surviving links to its founders, died on Thursday in Pittsburgh. He was 84. The Steelers announced his death on their website.
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LBN-COMMENTARY by Betsy Woodruff: Trump hasn’t yet made good on his bombastic campaign trail promises. The wall is still just a twinkle in his eye, and the deportation force hiring sprees haven’t happened yet. ICE agents have conducted raids targeting undocumented immigrants, but they aren’t actually that different in scale from raids that happened during the early years of the Obama administration. But the symbolism of Trump in the Oval Office and the threat of extended detention has already deterred many migrants. Migrants are scared, explained Jose, a young Honduran man staying at the San Bosco shelter in hopes of getting to the U.S. They might be less scared in the future, he said, but for now they’re waiting. The Trump administration seems to have figured this out. In a speech on the Arizona side of the border the day before, Attorney General Jeff Sessions noted that the number of people caught illegally crossing the border had dropped by 72 percent from December 2016 to March 2017. “This is no accident,” Sessions told an audience of reporters and Customs and Border Protections officials.

LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: Donald Trump sets the bar very high, but the award for the worst public policy idea of the year goes to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo presides over a state with a rich diversity of educational institutions. But he also presides over a state, like all states, where many students don’t complete college and where many are unprepared for the information economy. For example, fewer than half of the African-American and Hispanic students in New York public colleges graduate within six years. Cuomo could have done many things to improve New York’s higher ed system. He could have poured all available money into the Tuition Assistance Program, which is directed at poorer students. He could have spent more to help students become academically ready for college, which is the biggest barrier to graduation. He could have done more to help students pay room and board expenses. He could have massively improved overstretched mental health services. He could have massively improved career counseling. But in 2016 Bernie Sandersmade a big splash on the campaign trail with a plan to make college “free.” So Cuomo proposed and on Wednesday signed legislation to make tuition free at New York public colleges for anybody coming from a family making no more than $100,000 a year, with the cap rising to $125,000 in 2019.


LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***This time it’s for real. Jennifer Garner has officially filed for divorce from Ben Affleck in the Hollywood couple’s long-running marital saga. But we’re told the move was mutual. “It was amicable. In California, one spouse has to serve the other, but they [technically] filed together without lawyers. It was as coordinated as can be,” an insider told us.

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LBN – Special Report – Thursday April 13, 2015

Assad: Sarin Gas Attack Was a ‘Play’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday denied that his government has ever launched chemical-weapon attacks, and said last week’s attack on civilians—which was deemed to be carried out using deadly sarin gas—was a “play.” More than 80 people died in the attack, including young children. “We gave up our [chemical-weapons] arsenal a few years ago. Even if we have them, we wouldn’t use them, and we have never used our chemical arsenal in our history,” Assad told AFP in an interview. “Our impression that the West—mainly the United States—is hand in glove with the terrorists. They fabricated the whole story.” He added that the images and videos released on social media following the attack amounted to a “play” and “propaganda.”
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Roughed Up United Passenger Takes First Legal Action

Lawyers for David Dao, the United Airlines passenger who was forcibly removed from his seat and dragged down the aisle Sunday night, took their first legal action Wednesday. Dao’s attorneys asked Illinois state court to order that all relevant surveillance footage, cockpit voice recordings, and other materials be preserved in order to avoid “serious prejudice” against Dao. The incident took place on a United Airlines flight that originated in Chicago and was bound for Louisville. Legal experts have posited that it is likely United Airlines will settle with the passenger due to the public-relations nightmare that has ensued.


·  The word “clitoris” is Greek for “divine and goddess like.”

·  Married people are more likely to masturbate than people living alone.

·  The fear of having, seeing, or thinking about an erection is called ithyphallophobia.

·  Upper Paleolithic art dating back 30,000 years depicts people using dildos to pleasure themselves and others. That means mankind invented sex toys long before the wheel.

·  The average man has 11 erections per day and 9 erections a night.

·  Women who went to college are more likely to enjoy receiving and giving oral sex.

· Scientists theorize that pubic hair traps secretions that hold pheromones

·  Scientists are unsure why humans have pubic hair, but they theorize that the hair traps secretions that hold pheromones, or sexual scents.

·  A teaspoon of semen contains 5 calories. A sperm takes one hour to swim seven inches.

·  Avocados are known as the “fruit of the testicle tree” and are believed to have aphrodisiac qualities.

·  Formicophilia is the sexual interest of small insects or worms crawling over one’s body.

·  Having sex at least once per week can lower a man’s risk of heart disease by 30%, stroke by 50%, and diabetes by 40%. It has also been shown that men with an active sex life are more likely to live past 80 years.

·  Throughout the United States, approximately 4% of the population self-identifies as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.

·  Approximately 70% of people in the U.S. admit to fantasizing about group sex at some point in their life, and more than 50% of those people actually follow through.

·  Approximately 1% of people worldwide identify as asexual (having no strong sexual attraction to either sex)

Japan’s Abe: North Korea Could Hit Us With Sarin-Topped Missiles

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he believes North Korea now has the capability—or will soon—to fire missiles loaded with the lethal nerve agent sarin. Abe was speaking at a parliamentary panel on national security when he voiced the concern. His comments came as satellite images are reported to indicate the Hermit Kingdom’s testing grounds appear to be “primed and ready” for a sixth nuclear test. According to monitoring service 38 North, “the activity during the past six weeks is suggestive of the final preparations.” Analyst Joseph Bermudez, who, with colleagues, has accurately predicted other tests, said indicators that precede the tests include new equipment, excavation, and water pumps, and an uptick in activity. “We watch what changes from image to image,” he said. A new test could coincide with North Korea’s celebration of the birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, on Saturday.


German Prosecutor: Man Arrested After Bus Attack Is ISIS

German prosecutors said Thursday that a 26-year-old Iraqi man detained after an attack on a bus carrying a soccer team is a member of the Islamic State terror group. The Federal Prosecutor’s Office was careful to point out that so far no evidence leads it to believe that Abdul Beset A. took part in planting the bombs, which detonated Tuesday in three explosions as the Borussia Dortmund bus traveled to a Champions League match. Prosecutors said Thursday that the suspect, while in Iraq, led a commando unit responsible for smuggling, kidnapping, killings, and extortion, according to a statement. He’ll soon appear before a judge who will ultimately rule on an arrest warrant to decide whether he can be held for longer than 24 hours. Tuesday’s attack injured Spanish defender Marc Bartra. Three letters were found near the scene of the explosions, which reportedly led authorities to believe there was an Islamist motive for the explosions.

Mayor Eric Garcetti Recognizes Men’s Clothing Store, Jimmy Au’s with Proclamation Letter

The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has bestowed a congratulatory proclamation letter for Jimmy Au’s for Men 5’8 and Under clothing store for their opening in Sherman Oaks, California.

The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has bestowed a congratulatory proclamation letter for Jimmy Au’s for Men 5’8 and Under clothing store for their opening in Sherman Oaks, California. “The opening of our Sherman Oaks location has been well received from loyal customers, and this proclamation from the Mayor has been a tremendous support,” says Alan Au. Jimmy Au’s, is the nation’s leader and pioneer in the design and development of short men’s clothing. Here shorter men come first, with the collection starting with a 5’5” man in mind. Jimmy Au is the most qualified man to design clothing for short men. Given the daily work environment he’s in, he will have fit more short men in a year than most custom tailors might in a lifetime. Given his passion for making shorter men look great, no one is going to try harder to make you look and feel great in your clothes. The new store in Sherman Oaks, California provides more selection, more space and more parking. Clients and customers have stayed loyal to Jimmy Au’s and continue to come in from all over Southern California. “We are excited and plan to have it framed for all to see,” says Jimmy Au.

LBN-BOOK NEWS:   ***Caitlyn Jenner’s forthcoming memoir, The Secrets of My Life, is billed as a book in which she “reflects on her past as she looks to her future.” While she touches on a number of topics, such as her Olympic triumph and three failed marriages, the revelation that Robert Kardashian allegedly told her that he believed O.J. Simpson was guilty of killing Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman is making waves.
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LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER:   ***California regulators want to slap a $1.13 million fine on Uber for failing to investigate and/or suspend drunk drivers, according to an order filed by the state Public Utilities Commission, which regulates ride-hailing companies. In 64 instances, drivers gave rides within an hour after a passenger reported that they were intoxicated, the order said.

Jazz Vocalist Sarah Partridge will Debut Album at the Legendary Bitter End in New York

Jazz Vocalist Sarah Partridge will debut songs from her new album, “Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian”, for her official CD Release on May 11th at 7:45 pm at the legendary Bitter End in New York.
Jazz Vocalist Sarah Partridge will perform songs from her new album, “Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian”, for her official CD Release on May 11th at 7:45 pm at the legendary Bitter End in New York. Partridge’s album, will be released by Origin Records on April 21st and is a re-imagination of 11 of Ian’s songs. In addition, the duo wrote two originals for the recording and Ian duets with Partridge on one. Janis Ian, who has received a total of 10 Grammy nominations in 8 different categories began her musical career at the age of 12 and has continued to have an illustrious career for the past 5 decades.Ian believes, “we don’t sell music, we sell dreams.” “I chose the Bitter End for the CD Release because it is one of the New York clubs where Janis began her career at the age of 14. This venue has such history, and Fred Weintraub, gave so many talented musicians a chance to perform on his stage. It’s poignant that Weintraub died in March and that the club continues to thrive. This should be a great night of music and hopefully a fitting tribute to Janis who will welcome the audience in a video before the show,” says Partridge.

LBN-SPOTLIGHT: The marketing strategies of Sears of the past century didn’t work against muscular young competitors like Walmart. Sears closed stores; it eliminated products; it sold off Allstate, its most profitable subsidiary; but it wasn’t able to stop the bleeding. A friend took a job at Dean Witter, the brokerage house Sears bought in an effort to stanch the flow. I’d visit her at Sears on our lunch breaks, where the smell of stale popcorn made the store seem dreary and old. —–


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LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Brad Pitt — the biggest catch in Hollywood these days — is fending off advances from multiple wannabe replacements for Angelina Jolie, sources say. Pitt was reported to be flirting with Sienna Miller at a recent dinner for “The Lost City of Z,” which he executive produced and she stars in. But sources say Pitt is enjoying his unattached status and has no intention of getting tied down in a committed relationship.   ***Rebecca Hall and Morgan Spector are reuniting onstage after starring together in Broadway’s “Machinal” in 2014. Hall’s real-life husband Spector will play her onstage hubby in the Atlantic Theater Company’s play, “Animal.” The show begins previews May 24 and opens on June 6

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LBN – Special Report – Tuesday April 11, 2017

Putin: U.S. Trying to ‘Plant’ Future Chemical-Weapons Attacks in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday claimed the U.S. is gearing up to “plant” chemical-weapons attacks in Syria and blame them on Bashar al-Assad’s regime. “We have information that a similar provocation is being prepared… in other parts of Syria, including southern Damascus where they are planning to again plant some substance and accuse the Syrian authorities of using [chemical weapons],” Putin said. The Russian president is reportedly refusing to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he travels to Moscow this week, deepening the rift between the two nations over Russia’s support for the Assad regime in Syria.

P.R. DISASTER – United Airlines Stock Nosedives Notes Media Expert:

United Airlines share prices took a hit early Tuesday, plunging 4 percent amid fierce backlash over its treatment of a passenger who was physically dragged off an overbooked flight notes media expert and author Michael Levine( On Monday, after word of the incident spread online, shares of United Continental actually rose by nearly 1 percent. The passenger was identified as 69-year-old David Dao, a doctor and a father of five. Videos from inside the plane showed officials dragging him down the aisle, his face bloodied. United CEO Oscar Munoz apologized in a letter but added that Dao was being “disruptive and belligerent,” despite videos suggesting an apparent overreaction by the airline. “This is a P.R. disaster that will not go away in a day or week” said Levine. “United must make some changes in policy to get beyond this nightmarish episode.”

Tillerson: Russia Must Choose Between Assad and U.S.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday said Russia must soon choose between its relationship with the U.S. or its relationship with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Tillerson, speaking at the Group of 7 conference, said it still is not clear if Russia failed to take its obligations to Syria seriously or just did a poor job, but that distinction, he said, “doesn’t much matter to the dead.” Tillerson spoke of those killed in the chemical attack suspected to have been carried out by Assad on Syria’s civilians, which killed more than 80 people, including at least 20 children. “We cannot let this happen again,” he said. There is no future for Assad in Syria, Tillerson said. The Italian foreign minister said Tuesday that there was no consensus in the G7 for new sanctions on Russia. Tillerson will travel to Moscow later in the day.
LBN-INVESTIGATES: U.S. airlines bumped 40,000 passengers last year, not counting those who volunteered to give up their seats. United booted 3,765.

ICE Quietly Confirms 367 Immigrants Were Detained in Raids Across the Country:

Immigration officials announced last week they detained at least 367 individuals in a series of raid operations—nearly one a day—across the country. The arrests were announced throughout the week starting last Monday when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said they arrested 153 individuals in South Texas during a 12-day operation that ended last month.  On Tuesday, ICE said 75 individuals were arrested in a three-day operation in North Texas. Then, on Wednesday, ICE said 82 individuals were arrested over the course of five days in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. In the New York City area, there were 31 individuals picked up in three days. And finally, on Thursday, ICE said 26 individuals were detained in Colorado and Wyoming over four days.

North Korea Warns U.S. of ‘Catastrophic Consequences’ After Navy Strike Group Deployment

North Korea has warned it will defend itself “by powerful force of arms” against the U.S. Navy, which has angered Pyongyang by deploying a strike group to the Korean Peninsula. North Korea’s foreign ministry on Monday railed against what it described as “reckless moves for invading,” saying the deployment of U.S. forces proves Pyongyang’s nuclear-weapons program is vital to the country. The USS Carl Vinson Strike Group, led by a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was diverted from Singapore to the Pacific over the weekend in a move the U.S. Pacific Command says is meant to maintain readiness in the region amid escalating North Korean provocations. North Korea sees the deployment as preparations for an invasion, however. “We will hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions,” the foreign ministry said in a statement quoted by state-run news agency KCNA. The statement also said North Korean forces are “ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S.”

LBN-INVESTIGATES: The United Airlines passenger who was hauled off an overbooked plane is a poker-playing doctor from Kentucky with a sordid past. Dr. David Dao, 69, who was captured in a now viral video being forcibly dragged off the Louisville, Ky-bound flight at Chicago O’Hare Airport on Sunday, was working as a doctor specializing in pulmonary disease in Elizabethtown when he was convicted of trading prescription drugs for sex favors. According to documents filed with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, Dao was arrested in 2003 on the drug-related offenses following an undercover investigation.

Nancy Kerrigan Reveals She Suffered Six Miscarriages:

Motherhood has not been an easy journey for Nancy Kerrigan. “Since I was 10 years old, I always wanted to have three kids by the time I was 30,” the 47-year-old Olympian shared on Monday’s episode of “Dancing with the Stars.” “Sort of what my mom had done.” After marrying agent Jerry Solomon in September 1995, Kerrigan would welcome her first child, son Matthew, a year later. Given how smoothly her first pregnancy had been, Kerrigan and Solomon naturally wanted to expand their family. “Not long after having Matthew, we thought we wanted to have more kids so I got pregnant, but I had a miscarriage,” she recounted. “It makes you feel like a failure.” Kerrigan later revealed she endured six miscarriages in eight years.
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LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Tiananmen West: Why Nixon Ordered the Kent State Massacre is now available on Amazon in both e-book and paperback formats. It is a non-fiction study of the Nixon era.   Author, Jenny Deason Copeland, pitched the screenplay for 20 years only to hear Hollywood execs suggest it be a book first. The heroine and villain parts were written with Sarandon and Nicholson in mind. Nixon confesses to ordering the massacre in his autobiography RN. After three decades of research using FOIA procedures, the book uncovers the possible motive behind the massacre. The FOIA results are available free at

LBN-INVESTIGATES: There was no reason for the patients to receive vitamin D tests. They did not have osteoporosis; their bones were not cracking from a lack of the vitamin. They did not have diseases that interfere with vitamin D absorption. Yet in a recent sample of 800,000 patients in Maine, nearly one in five had had at least one test for blood levels of the vitamin over a three-year period. More than a third got two or more tests, often to evaluate such ill-defined complaints as malaise or fatigue. The researchers who gathered the data,Dr. Kathleen Fairfield and Kim Murray of the Maine Medical Center, were surprised. Perhaps they shouldn’t have been. Millions of people are popping supplements in the belief that vitamin D can help turn back depression, fatigue, muscle weakness, even heart disease or cancer. In fact, there has never been widely accepted evidence that vitamin D is helpful in preventing or treating any of those conditions.

LBN-MUSIC INSIDER:   ***Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie will release their first album as a duo, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVieJune 9th via Atlantic. The album is available to pre-order digitally, as well as on CD and vinyl. The first single, “In My World,” will be available April 14th on digital and streaming services. Buckingham and McVie will also embark on a North American tour this summer, starting June 21st in Atlanta and wrapping July 27th in Denver. Tickets go on sale April 21st.

LBN-INVESTIGATES: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the least popular governor in the United States, according to a poll released Tuesday. Seventy-one percent of New Jersey voters disapprove of Christie while just 25 percent approve, according to the Morning Consult poll.


Buchenwald Concentration Camp Liberated by American Troops (1945)

Buchenwald was one of the first and largest concentration camps in Nazi Germany. As US forces closed in on the camp near the end of WWII, the Nazis began evacuating its prisoners, forcing them on “death marches” during which an estimated 13,500 were killed. On April 9, inmates at the camp used a makeshift radio transmitter to inform the Allies about the evacuations and beg for help.

LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER:   ***CAA has signed former NFL great Ray Lewis, now an analyst with Fox Sports.   ***Comedy touring agent Joe Eshenbaugh has joined UTA.


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LBN-COMMENTARY by Erin Gloria Ryan: When the same idea espoused by different parties leads to opposite reactions, is that reaction driven by principles or by fandom? The millennial left has had to deal with some uncomfortable truths since Donald Trump’s election. That they don’t live in a country with the same ideological makeup of their peer groups. That, while wokeness may be a virtue on their favorite media, it’s certainly not among vast swaths of the population they may never have met. That millions upon millions of people do not give a shit about things like sitcom diversity or ads that don’t photoshop models or using correct pronouns for a person’s chosen gender. That each person gets only one vote, no matter how ugly their reasons for casting it. Another one of the more unmooring truths millennial progressives have had to confront post-Nov. 8 is the fact that when it comes to issues like immigration and foreign relations, many of the actions that President Obama took, and many of the actions that President Hillary Clinton would have taken are not necessarily in line with what they think those candidates’ values are.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Lizzie Crocker: In the month since Charles Murray’s scheduled talk at Middlebury College was thwarted by violent demonstrations on campus, several student groups at elite universities like Columbia and Harvard are courting Murray and other controversial speakers in attempt to challenge what they view as ideological intolerance on college campuses. At Harvard University, the newly established Open Campus Initiative—dubbed the “free speech club” on campus—has booked Murray for a speaking engagement next semester and is hosting another campus pariah, University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson, for its first official event tonightMonday.  Harvard’s Open Campus Initiative spent roughly $1,000 on security reinforcements surrounding Peterson’s arrival on campus, which has provoked backlash from LGBT students.

LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: If you were a certain sort of ideas-oriented young person coming of age in the 20th century, it was very likely you would give yourself a label and join some movement. You’d call yourself a Marxist, a neoconservative, a Freudian, an existentialist or a New Deal liberal. There would be certain sacred writers who would explain the world to you — from Jung to Camus, Dewey or Chesterton. There’d probably be a small magazine where the doctrines of your sect would be hammered out. People today seem less likely to give themselves intellectual labels or join self-conscious philosophical movements. Young people today seem more likely to have their worldviews shaped by trips they have taken, or causes they have been involved in, or the racial or ethnic or gender identity group they identify with. That’s changed the nature of the American intellectual scene, the way people approach the world and the lives they live.


LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Phil Collins’ third ex-wife and back-for-more girlfriend Orianne Collins settled her bitter divorce with businessman Charles Fouad Mejjati on Friday. She says in a statement, “We have amicably resolved our disputes in the best interest of our family and desire to move forward in a peaceful manner and to otherwise jointly raise our son. We both desire to put this chapter of our lives behind us and for others to respect our desire for privacy.”

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