Hoboken Train Crash: 1 Killed As Focus Turns To Rail Safety:
It happened without warning, without time for passengers to realize they were barreling headlong into a deadly tragedy, without time for commuters standing on the station platform to flee.
About 8:45 a.m. Thursday, a New Jersey commuter train packed with passengers and traveling way too fast crashed into Hoboken Terminal, killing a woman waiting on the platform. It injured more than 100 others.
World Leaders Gather For Funeral Of Former Israeli PM Peres:
The body of former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres will be laid to rest in a funeral attended by world leaders flanked by heavy security.
Early Friday morning, Peres’ casket was loaded onto a hearse for the drive from the Knesset — the Israeli parliament of which he was a member for more than 45 years — to the national cemetery at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl.
A long list of dignitaries and foreign leaders arrived in Jerusalem to pay their respects, including President Barack Obama, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and the leaders of France and Germany.
Lady Gaga To Perform At Super Bowl Halftime Show:
Little Monsters, rejoice: Lady Gaga is headed to the Super Bowl.
The singer announced via Twitter on Thursday that she will be performing at halftime during Super Bowl LI, set for Feb. 5, 2017.
“It’s not an illusion. The rumors are true,” she wrote in a tweet. “This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA!”
Billboard first reported Lady Gaga was in talks for the gig earlier this month.
This is the second year in a row the Super Bowl has featured an appearance from Lady Gaga, who won a Golden Globe in January for her role on FX’s “American Horror Story: Hotel.” She sang the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 to rave reviews.
Miley Cyrus Throws Shade At Mariah Carey:
There’s been no silence of the “Lambs” (as diehard Mariah Carey fans are known) after Miley Cyrus threw shade at Carey.
Cyrus has started a bit of feud with Carey’s followers thanks to her comments to Elle magazine that she’s “never really been a fan” of the Grammy winner.
Why? Because, Cyrus claims, Carey makes her music all about herself and the 23-year-old can “see through that.”
The “Smilers” (as Cyrus affectionately calls her fan base) and the “Lambs” have taken sides on Twitter.
Video Released Shows Officers Shooting 6-Year-Old:
A Louisiana judge released body cam video Wednesday showing officers firing multiple rounds into a car, unknowingly striking and killing a 6-year-old boy.
The marshals began pursuing the car after they witnessed an argument between a man and his girlfriend in front of a local bar, a source told CNN. Officers moved to detain the man, identified as Christopher Few, who took off in his car.
The pursuit ended in gunfire on a dead-end street in Marksville, Louisiana.