FBI: REPORT ON ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL SHOOTINGS WILL COME AFTER OCT. 1
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The top FBI official in Nevada says his agency’s report on the shootings at the Route 91 Harvest Festival that left 58 people dead will not be released until after the Oct. 1 anniversary. Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse tells KNPR-FM in Las Vegas that he does not expect the report will reveal a motive for the shootings. Rouse says the report will focus on “how this happened, can it happen again, what are we going to try and stop it the next time?” Rouse says it appears the shooter -- who he did not say by name -- acted alone and was not part of a broader conspiracy. Rouse says there will be a great deal of information that will allow people to understand why the shootings happened. Meanwhile, a separate report by Las Vegas police could come within weeks.
DEMI LOVATO’S “SOBER” RE-CHARTS
NEW YORK (AP) — There’s been a lot of interest in Demi Lovato’s song “Sober” in the days following her hospitalization for a reported overdose. Nielsen Music says “Sober” was streamed 7.2 million times and downloaded 18,000 times in the tracking week ending July 26. Lovato was hospitalized on July 24. “Sober” is now number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after not being on the chart at all the week before. “Solo” by Clean Bandit featuring Lovato moves up five places to number 61.
021973-w-346:32-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-Lovato’s ‘Sober,’ about relapsing, re-enters Billboard chart (31 Jul 2018)
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MARILYN MANSON WAS NOT REALLY ARRESTED
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — That video of Marilyn Manson in handcuffs is just a joke. The police department in Bangor, Maine says Manson and an officer were joking around backstage at the Impact Music Festival on Sunday. Manson had posted the video to his Instagram account. Lt. Tim Cotton writes on Facebook it was all in fun. He says the officer, Curtis Grenier, is no longer allowed to work backstage “except during Lord Of The Dance or anything related to Disney.”
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE’S BRIAN KELLEY PUTS “SHACK” ON SALE
NASHVILLE (AP) — Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line is selling his 70-acre estate outside Nashville. The Nashville Tennessean reports the asking price is $6.2 million. The main house, which Kelley and his wife refer to as “the shack,” has two single-family homes surrounding it. The main house also is connected by a 30-foot bridge to a treehouse that contains a bedroom, living room, patio and recording studio. There are two more buildings: a “party barn” that has a bar, ping-pong table and lounge, and a 300-square-foot wooden saloon. The Kelleys bought the property in 2013 and held their wedding there.
MTV WILL HONOR JENNIFER LOPEZ
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez will get a special honor at the MTV Video Music Awards. She will be given the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for her body of work. Lopez will perform at the show on Aug. 20 in New York. Lopez is up for two VMAs this year, for her collaboration with DJ Khaled (KAL’-ehd) and Cardi B on “Dinero.”
JADE BIRD BALANCED SCHOOLWORK WITH CONCERTS
LONDON (AP) — While other teens were doing homework, Jade Bird was playing concerts. Bird says when she was still a student, she would do three to five shows a week to earn her stripes. Bird says she had the sniffles all the time because she never got proper sleep. She says she was always hoping that effort would pay off and she likes to think it has.
021990-a-81:36-(Jade Bird, musician)-“week pretty much”-Musician Jade Bird went all out for her music during school (1 Aug 2018)
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CULTURE CLUB PUTS OUT NEW MUSIC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Culture Club has released their first single in 20 years. It’s called “Let Somebody Love You,” and it’s the first single off their upcoming album, “Life,” out Oct. 26. The band featuring the original lineup started a tour last night in Morristown, New Jersey.
BOMBER AT ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT HAD BEEN RESCUED BY BRITAIN’S NAVY THREE YEARS EARLIER
LONDON (AP) — Three years before a suicide bomber killed 22 people at Ariana Grande’s (GRAHN’-days) concert in Manchester, England in 2017, Britain’s Royal Navy had rescued him and his brother during Libya’s civil war. Britain’s Daily Mail reports the HMS Enterprise picked up Salman Abedi and his brother, Hashem, along with 100 other British citizens from the Libyan coast. The Navy took them to Malta, where they flew back to the U.K. Hashem Abedi is in jail in Libya. British officials have been unsuccessful in extraditing him.
021963-v-312:00-(Charles de Ledesma, AP correspondent)-“Charles de Ledesma, London”-Royal Navy rescued suicide bomber 3 years before attack (31 Jul 2018)
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by Margie Szaroleta