NYPD Officer Shot And Killed After Struggle With Armed Suspect

A veteran NYPD officer was shot and killed in New York City during a physical struggle with an armed suspect. The 27-year-old suspect was also shot and killed, police said.

33-year-old Officer Brian Mulkeen of the New York Police Department was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said Mulkeen was a member of the NYPD for nearly seven years and died “while doing the courageous work New Yorkers needed him to do. There is no worse a moment in our profession than this.Please keep Brian’s family and colleagues in your thoughts.”

Mulkeen and two other officers were investigating gang activity at a public housing complex in the city’s Bronx borough, where several recent shootings had taken place, when a man being questioned by the officers took off running and Mulkeen and other members of an anti-crime unit chased him down.

NYPD officer shot and killed during Bronx arrest

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Terrorism Charges Brought Against Suspect Accused Of Driving Into Chicago Mall

A man accused of driving an SUV through a suburban Chicago shopping mall was charged Sunday with a state terrorism and ordered held without bond.

The Cook County state’s attorney had authorized the charge against Javier Garcia, 22, of Palatine, Illinois. Garcia also was charged with felony criminal damage to property. Garcia drove his SUV through a Sears entrance into the common area of Woodfield Mall. No one was struck by the vehicle.

Investigators said in a statement that they “believe Garcia acted alone, no motive has been determined.” He was released to police custody on Friday from the AMITA Health Behavioral Institute.

After SUV crashes through suburban Chicago mall, suspect charged with terrorism

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Chicago Cubs Part Ways With Manager Joe Maddon After Five Seasons

The Chicago Cubs and manager Joe Maddon are parting ways, team president Theo Epstein and Maddon announced together on Sunday.

Maddon, 65, led the Cubs to their first World Series title in 108 years; he is officially a free agent since the Cubs missed the postseason for the first time in five years following a nine-game losing streak in late September.

Maddon and Epstein made the announcement in St. Louis, with Maddon saying: “we’re both going to move on. Hopefully, the Cubs are going to flourish. Hopefully, I get a chance to do this someplace else. But there’s no tears shed. It’s a good moment for everybody. And we’re both excited about our futures.”

“We both agreed that, this type of change, that it’s time and that this type of change is a win-win.” Epstein said, adding that the Cubs were at a point where they needed a change.

Joe Maddon and Cubs part ways after five years and a World Series victory

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Christian Coleman Pulls Out Of 200 Meters At World Championships

After winning the 100 meter on Saturday at the World Championships, American Christian Coleman’s pulled out of Sunday’s opening round of the 200 meters because he was still “feeling the strain.”

Coleman was due to run in the second heat on Sunday evening but his name was withdrawn from the start list hours before the race. Manager Emanuel Hudson said the 23-year-old had not recovered from his exertions the previous night when he ran a personal best of 9.76 seconds.

Coleman was only cleared to compete earlier this month after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) withdrew a whereabouts charge — a potential anti-doping violation — against him. Coleman has denied wrongdoing.

Feeling sore, Coleman drops out of 200 meters at worlds

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Listen To Lauren Alaina’s New Single, “Getting Good”

Lauren Alaina released her new single, “Getting Good,” written by Emily Weisband and produced by David Garcia. “Getting Good” will be dropped to country radio on October 7.

Currently, Alaina is competing on this season’s Dancing With the Stars.

You can listen to Alaina’s “Getting Good” at the link here.

Lauren Alaina’s ‘Getting Good’ Is A Reminder to Live in the Moment [Listen]

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Carly Pearce And Lee Brice Release New Single, “I Hope You’re Happy Now”

Carly Pearce and Lee Brice have joined together for their new single, “I Hope You’re Happy Now.”

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” will be featured on Carly’s upcoming sophomore album, which is slated to drop later this year, and was co-written by Carly, Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana.

Watch the new lyric video of “I Hope You’re Happy Now” at the link here.

Carly Pearce, Lee Brice’s ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ Is Vintage Country Teamwork [Listen]

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‘Abominable’ Tops ‘Downton Abbey’ To Reach No. 1 At Weekend Box Office

DreamWorks/Pearl’s “Abominable” opened this weekend with an estimated $20 million, taking the top spot from last week’s big earner “Downton Abbey,” which drops to second place this weekend. “Downton” brought in an estimated $14.4 million for it’s second weekend total, which would give it a 10-day total of $58.4 million.

In third is “Hustlers,” performing well with an estimated $11.7 million total in its third weekend. That would give the film a $80 million total.  “Ad Astra” is in fourth with $10 million in its second weekend, just ahead of “It: Chapter Two” with an estimated $9.9 million in its fourth weekend.  “Judy,” a potential awards contender thanks to Renee Zellweger’s lead performance as Judy Garland, was projected to earn $2.9 million it’s opening weekend.

‘Abominable’ expected to lead weekend box office as first animated film of fall season

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Singer Pitbull In Talks To Join Jennifer Lopez And Shakira At Super Bowl Halftime Show

According to reports, negotiations are underway for musician Pitbull to make a guest appearance during the Super Bowl halftime show at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, in February.

As was previously announced, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform during halftime of Super Bowl LIV, and discussions have taken place between Pitbull’s camp, J.Lo’s representatives and the NFL. Hard Rock Stadium executives reportedly want Pitbull to make an appearance, since he is a Miami native.  It is also being reported “other surprise acts” are planned for the halftime show.

The 38-year-old Pitbull has won one Grammy Award and a Billboard Music Award; he is best known for the hit songs “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” “Give Me Everything” and “We Are One (Ole Ola),” which featured Lopez.

Pitbull Reportedly Pushing for Spot in Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ Documentary Film Coming Next Month

IMAX announced that it is releasing a companion film to Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” album, bearing the same name. It will be released exclusively in IMAX theaters around the world on Friday, October 25, 2019.

A release from IMAX said of the film: “Filmed in the summer of 2019, ‘Jesus Is King’ brings Kanye West’s famed Sunday Service to life in the Roden Crater, visionary artist James Turrell’s never-before-seen installation in Arizona’s Painted Desert.”

West showed excerpts from the film during “Jesus Is King” listening parties in Detroit and Chicago on Friday and Saturday. 

Kanye West Is Releasing His ‘Jesus Is King’ Documentary Next Month

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Lil Nas X Announces Short Break From Music; Cancels Two Appearances

Lil Nas X announced on Twitter that he’s taking some time off — canceling two shows in the process. The announcement comes after a huge 2019 for the 20-year-old rapper, whose song “Old Town Road” spent a record-breaking 19-week run atop Billboard’s Hot 100 charts.

Lil Nas said in his tweet: “It’s been a wild last 7 months and I’m ready to take a little time off. Sorry to everyone attending TwitchCon or the Sandbox Music Festival, I will not be there. I love you guys and will make it up to you some way.” 

Those appearances were scheduled for the end of September, but as of right now, his other future shows are still on the schedule.

Lil Nas X Cancels Two Shows as He Announces He’s Taking a ‘Little Time off’ from Music

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