Wednesday, April 19, 2017


  Aaron Hernandez commits suicide, officials say   CNN - April 19, 2017
Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star who was convicted of murder, was found hanged Wednesday morning in the Massachusetts prison where he was serving a life sentence, officials said. The death of Hernandez, 27, comes just days after he was acquitted in a separate murder case.

  Democrat Jon Ossoff Falls Short in Georgia Special Election, Race Goes to Runoff   BBC - April 19, 2017
It was a near-miss for Democrats in Georgia's 6th Congressional District - and President Donald Trump was crowing about the opposition party falling short. Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker who shattered fundraising records, finished well ahead of his challengers - but came just shy of the 50% threshold necessary to win the closely watched race outright, according to the Associated Press, which called the race just before 1 a.m. Wednesday.

  Trump Administration Orders Review of Iran Nuclear Deal Sanctions: Tillerson   NBC - April 19, 2017

  Huge Asteroid to Give Earth a Very Close Shave today   NBC - April 19, 2017
An asteroid roughly the size of the Rock of Gibraltar will speed safely by Earth at a mere distance of 1.1 million miles - or less than five times the distance from Earth to the moon. But the flyby - remarkably close by astronomical standards - serves as a reminder that somewhere out there an asteroid may have our name on it.

When the New England Patriots visit the White House today to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, several players will be missing. "I don't feel welcome in that house," said LeGarrette Blount. The missing players won't be the first to decline a White House visit. Tom Brady of the Patriots did so the last time the team won the Super Bowl, in 2015, citing a family commitment. Larry Bird didn't show when the Boston Celtics visited the Reagan White House in 1984. "If the president wants to see me, he knows where to find me," Mr. Bird said. The tradition of sports teams visiting the White House dates back to at least 1865, when President Andrew Johnson welcomed two amateur baseball teams. The first championship team believed to have visited didn't have to travel far: It was the Washington Senators, after winning the 1924 World Series. Even Canadian teams have visited.

April 19-30, 2017

TriBeCa Film Festival

TriBeCa Film Festival    Google News

The TFF was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro
in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center
and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan.