101 Gold http://www.101gold.com Greatest Hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s Sat, 01 Oct 2016 02:48:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.101gold.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/cropped-site-icon-32x32.jpg 101 Gold http://www.101gold.com 32 32 Charlotte Police to Release Full Body and Dashboard Camera Videos of Shooting of Keith Scott http://www.101gold.com/charlotte-police-to-release-full-body-and-dashboard-camera-videos-of-shooting-of-keith-scott/ Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:44:49 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=b88259c493513f54cca8ecf96b224789 Rakeyia Scott(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- The Charlotte Police Department has announced it will release the full video of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott -- an incident that sparked a wave of violent protests.

The full dashboard and body camera videos will be released after Scott's family reviews them next week, the CPD announced on Twitter.

CMPD will release the remaining portions of unreleased dash and body cam next week after Mr. Scott's family reviews video pic.twitter.com/4G9t6ZE8km

— CMPD News (@CMPD) September 30, 2016

On Thursday, audio was released from police radio and a 911 call placed after Scott was shot. Portions of the dashboard and body cameras were released over the weekend, and a cellphone video taken by Scott's wife, Rakeyia Scott, were released last week.

Scott, 43, was shot by a Charlotte police officer on Sept. 20 and later died, prompting violent protests to erupt in downtown Charlotte in the days following his death. Police said they saw Scott exit his car with a firearm, and a handgun was found on the scene in "close proximity" to Scott's body.

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Rakeyia Scott(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — The Charlotte Police Department has announced it will release the full video of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott — an incident that sparked a wave of violent protests.

The full dashboard and body camera videos will be released after Scott’s family reviews them next week, the CPD announced on Twitter.

On Thursday, audio was released from police radio and a 911 call placed after Scott was shot. Portions of the dashboard and body cameras were released over the weekend, and a cellphone video taken by Scott’s wife, Rakeyia Scott, were released last week.

Scott, 43, was shot by a Charlotte police officer on Sept. 20 and later died, prompting violent protests to erupt in downtown Charlotte in the days following his death. Police said they saw Scott exit his car with a firearm, and a handgun was found on the scene in “close proximity” to Scott’s body.

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No. 1 Overall Pick and Sixers Forward Ben Simmons Fractures Bone in Foot http://www.101gold.com/no-1-overall-pick-and-sixers-forward-ben-simmons-fractures-bone-in-foot/ Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:20:00 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=39ec733b170f0b09c8b182228c14b1e7 Mitchell Leff/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) The No. 1 overall draft pick has fractured a bone in his foot.
Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons rolled his ankle during the final scrimmage of training camp and suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal ...

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Mitchell Leff/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) The No. 1 overall draft pick has fractured a bone in his foot.

Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons rolled his ankle during the final scrimmage of training camp and suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot, according to the team.

It was not immediately clear if Simmons would undergo surgery. The team said, “Further medical evaluation and treatment options are being considered at this time and additional updates will be provided when appropriate.”

Simmons was set to start for the Sixers Tuesday in their preseason opener against the Boston Celtics. Originally from Australia, he was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

Philadelphia finished last season with 10-72.

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Mick Jagger Asks Fans What They Want The Rolling Stones to Play at Desert Trip Festival http://www.101gold.com/mick-jagger-asks-fans-what-they-want-the-rolling-stones-to-play-at-desert-trip-festival/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:00:42 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=2f14203afbe96133f869f1a2172fa8bf Credit: Simon CrossWith The Rolling Stones preparing for their upcoming performances at the Desert Trip classic-rock festival this coming month, Mick Jagger has reached out to fans for suggestions on what the band might play at the shows.
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Credit: Simon CrossWith The Rolling Stones preparing for their upcoming performances at the Desert Trip classic-rock festival this coming month, Mick Jagger has reached out to fans for suggestions on what the band might play at the shows.

Jagger has posted a video on his Facebook page and Twitter feed that shows him strumming an acoustic guitar while commenting, “So, I was just thinking about the set list for the Desert Trip show, and what do you want to hear?…Let me know.”

Jagger also has posted a couple of photos apparently from The Stones rehearsal space. One pic shows a rack of guitars and features the caption, “Rehearsing something new.” The other photo shows a set of harmonicas and has an accompanying note that reads, “Watch this space #playingtheblues.”

As previously reported, The Rolling Stones will team up with Bob Dylan to perform at the Desert Trip fest on October 7 and October 14. The event also will feature Paul McCartney and Neil Young performing on October 8 and 15, and The Who and ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters on October 9 and 16. The festival will be held at the Empire Polo Grounds, in Indio, California, which also is the site of the popular Coachella festival.

The Rolling Stones’ upcoming tour itinerary also includes a pair of performances at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, in October 19 and 22.

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Baby Panda Falls Flat on Its Face During Public Debut of 23 Giant Panda Cubs in China http://www.101gold.com/baby-panda-falls-flat-on-its-face-during-public-debut-of-23-giant-panda-cubs-in-china/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:47:58 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=04593f8df4a6c1b0b4254b038ff4e4df VCG/VCG via Getty Images(CHENGDU, China) -- A group of baby pandas made their public debut at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, China, on Thursday.The sight was one to behold -- 23 adorable lumps of black-and-white fuzzballs...

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VCG/VCG via Getty Images(CHENGDU, China) — A group of baby pandas made their public debut at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, China, on Thursday.

The sight was one to behold — 23 adorable lumps of black-and-white fuzzballs with endearing rounded ears.

At first, all was going well. One little panda worked the camera during a photo-op with its irresistibly cute yawn. Another stole the spotlight with its playful antics with a handler.

But then, one clumsy cub came tumbling down.

A handler appeared to try and catch the lil’ fluffball, but he was a just a little too late. The baby had its face in the ground and its stubby legs waving in the air

No worries, though! The panda was perfectly fine. It was promptly picked up and plopped back on the platform.

Even better news: Despite being especially clumsy creatures, pandas were taken of the endangered species list earlier this month by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

“For over fifty years, the giant panda has been the globe’s most beloved conservation icon as well as the symbol of WWF,” said WWF Director General Marco Lambertini in a statement. “Knowing that the panda is now a step further from extinction is an exciting moment for everyone committed to conserving the world’s wildlife and their habitats.”

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Officials Release Videos of El Cajon Police-Involved Shooting http://www.101gold.com/officials-release-videos-of-el-cajon-police-involved-shooting/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:09:41 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=b0b5295774aedc7c702184e5e5f757f6 iStock/Thinkstock(EL CAJON, Calif.) -- Officials in Southern California have released two videos of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man.Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, died after he was shot by an officer with the El Cajon Police Department Tue...

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iStock/Thinkstock(EL CAJON, Calif.) — Officials in Southern California have released two videos of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man.

Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, died after he was shot by an officer with the El Cajon Police Department Tuesday night. His sister had called 911 saying that he was “not acting like himself” and walking in traffic, endangering himself and others, police said.

When police arrived, Olango allegedly refused multiple instructions to remove his hand from his pocket, according to police. At one point, Olango “rapidly drew an object from his front pants pocket, placed both hands together and extended them rapidly toward the officer, taking up what appeared to be a shooting stance,” police said Tuesday. That’s when one officer deployed his Taser and another fired his gun several times, striking Olango, according to police.

Olango’s death spurred protests in El Cajon, about 16 miles northwest of San Diego. On Wednesday, police revealed that the object Olango had pulled from his pants pocket was a vape smoking device. He did not have a gun on him when he was shot, according to police.

A representative for his family called on the district attorney’s office to release video of the shooting on Thursday.

Federal officials had tried twice to deport Olango, a refugee from Uganda — once in 2002 after he was convicted for transporting and selling narcotics, and again in 2009 after he served prison time for a firearms charge conviction in Colorado, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Olango had not reported to the agency as required since February 2015.


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Dave Mason, Jorma Kaukonen to Open for Tedeschi Trucks Band Next Week During Group’s NYC Residency http://www.101gold.com/dave-mason-jorma-kaukonen-to-open-for-tedeschi-trucks-band-next-week-during-groups-nyc-residency/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:00:00 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=93fb80d6314933596c0cce4c7512c410 Chris Jensen; Scotty HallTwo Rock and Roll Hall of Famers -- Traffic's Dave Mason and Jefferson Airplane's Jorma Kaukonen -- will be opening for Tedeschi Trucks Band this coming week during the group's six-night run at New York City's Beacon Theatre, ...

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Chris Jensen; Scotty HallTwo Rock and Roll Hall of Famers — Traffic‘s Dave Mason and Jefferson Airplane‘s Jorma Kaukonen — will be opening for Tedeschi Trucks Band this coming week during the group’s six-night run at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, which kicks off tonight. Mason will appear this Tuesday, while Kaukonen’s performance is scheduled for Wednesday.

This marks the sixth annual Beacon residency for Tedeschi Trucks Band, a 12-piece outfit led by ex-Allman Brothers Band slide-guitar whiz Derek Trucks and his wife, singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi. Indigo Girls singer Amy Ray will be the support act at tonight’s concert, while Tedeschi Trucks will play two sets without an opener at the other three Beacon performances — this Saturday, October 1; Friday, October 7; and Saturday, October 8.

Tedeschi Trucks Band has a variety of U.S. shows on their U.S. tour itinerary, which is mapped out all the way through a March 2-4, 2017, engagement at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Kaukonen also is scheduled to open for the group on December 1 at Boston’s Orpheum Theater, while Ray will support the band the following night at the same venue. Various other artists also are scheduled to open for Tedeschi Trucks at select shows, including Leon Russell, former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Jack Pearson and the late Levon Helm‘s daughter Amy and her group, The Handsome Strangers.

Here is Tedeschi Trucks Band full list of forthcoming U.S. tour dates along with the various support acts that will be performing:

9/30 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre — with Amy Ray
10/1 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
10/4 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre — with Dave Mason
10/5 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre — with Jorma Kaukonen
10/7 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
10/8 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
10/30 — Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Casino
11/11 — Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre — with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/12 — Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater — with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/13 — Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center Theatre — with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/15 — Louisville, KY, The Louisville Palace — with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/17 — Fort Wayne, IN, Embassy Theatre — with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/18 — Akron, OH, Akron Civic Theatre — with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
11/19 — Pittsburgh, PA, Benedum Center — with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers
12/1 — Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre — with Jorma Kaukonen
12/2 — Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre — with Amy Ray
12/3 — Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre
1/13 — Mobile, AL, Saenger Theatre — with Leon Russell
1/14 — St. Petersburg, FL, Vinoy Park – Sunshine Music Festival
1/15 — Boca Raton, FL, Mizner Park Amphitheatre – Sunshine Music Festival
1/26 — Knoxville, TN, Tennessee Theatre — with Jack Pearson
1/28 — Chattanooga, TN, Tivoli Theatre — with Jack Pearson
1/29 — Savannah, GA, Johnny Mercer Theatre — with Leon Russell
3/2 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium — with Leon Russell
3/3 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
3/4 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium

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The New Jersey Train’s Data Recorder: What It Can Tell Investigators http://www.101gold.com/the-new-jersey-trains-data-recorder-what-it-can-tell-investigators/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:07:53 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=9b26f6c27ead6fcd435066839d181a74 Pancho Bernasconi/Getty Images(HOBOKEN, N.J.) -- Investigators now know the speed at which a New Jersey commuter train crashed into the Hoboken Terminal on Thursday -- leaving one person dead and 114 injured -- due to the recovery of a data recorder fr...

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Pancho Bernasconi/Getty Images(HOBOKEN, N.J.) — Investigators now know the speed at which a New Jersey commuter train crashed into the Hoboken Terminal on Thursday — leaving one person dead and 114 injured — due to the recovery of a data recorder from the locomotive car at the rear of the train, sources tell ABC News.

But a second recorder that was located in the train’s “controlling cab” at the front of the train has yet to be recovered due to safety concerns at the crash site in Hoboken, New Jersey. The front of the train was the most severely damaged in the crash, and in addition the station’s canopy fell onto the front car, making it difficult for investigators to access. The National Transportation Safety Board hopes to recover the second data recorder Friday if the area is safe enough for investigators to get it.

Investigators said they may release some information publicly as soon as Friday.

What the recorder could tell us

Train data recorders differ significantly from those on airplanes. While data recorders on a commuter train and freight train can vary in function, most only record a train’s technical operations and not voice data. According to investigators, the NTSB hopes to retrieve pertinent information from the data recorder besides the train’s speed prior to and at the time of the accident, such as: the train’s throttle position; if the brakes were applied and whether the engineer used standard brakes or emergency brakes; and whether a horn was used. When the data recorder located in the controlling cab is recovered, it may also tell investigators what signals and lights were visible prior to the accident.

The problems investigators face

But as with flight data recorders, possible challenges are at play. Although train data recorders have protective material around them to withstand an accident, the recorder can still malfunction and fail to record data or can be so badly damaged that it is difficult to extract data from it.

In some cases, the NTSB will bring in the manufacturer of a train or its data recorder to assist federal investigators with downloading and analyzing the data.

It’s not all about the recorder

Experts are quick to note that they rely on more than the data recorder during the investigation process.

“Even if we don’t have all the information from an event recorder, we can still gain additional information from examining the track, examining the train itself,” and looking into other things related to the accident, NTSB Public Affairs Officer Keith Holloway told ABC News.

Holloway said his agency will also look at whether the train’s data recorder correlates to other information from the accident scene, such as security-camera footage and witness testimony.

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Hurricane Matthew Gaining Strength in Caribbean http://www.101gold.com/hurricane-matthew-gaining-strength-in-caribbean-2/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:57:57 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=b4806947d9278ea81879ffa8aa22512a ABC News(MIAMI) -- Hurricane Matthew gained strength over the Caribbean Sea on Friday, and with its eye beginning to form became a major category 4 hurricane with winds up to 150 mph. This is the second major hurricane in Atlantic Basin in 2016.The hur...

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ABC News(MIAMI) — Hurricane Matthew gained strength over the Caribbean Sea on Friday, and with its eye beginning to form became a major category 4 hurricane with winds up to 150 mph. This is the second major hurricane in Atlantic Basin in 2016.

The hurricane is on path to travel west-by-southwest through the central Caribbean on Friday afternoon and to retain its strength as a major hurricane, the National Hurricane Center showed.

By early Sunday morning, Matthew is forecast to begin to turn north toward Jamaica, with sustained winds that could be as high as 120 mph with even stronger gusts. A Hurricane Watch was issued for Jamaica, a Tropical Storm Watch for eastern Haiti, and a Tropical Storm Warning for the border of Columbia and Venezuela.

Matthew is expected to make landfall or come close to Jamaica early Monday morning. On Monday night, the eastern part of Cuba could see a direct hit from Matthew with damaging winds, flooding rain and large waves.

“As Matthew moves over Cuba it will lose some strength due to the friction with the land mass,” ABC News meteorologist Max Golembo said. “As it re-emerges north of Cuba in the Bahamas it could regain its strength back.”

“At this time, most forecast models keep Hurricane Matthew east of Florida, and only a few models have it hitting Florida by the middle of next week,” Golembo said.

Matthew developed very quickly from a tropical wave into a tropical storm with sustained winds of 60 mph around 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The only other storm that has done this was Hurricane Debbie in 1961, Golembo said.

As Matthew moved over the eastern Caribbean, it brought wind gusts from 50 mph to 60 mph from Dominique to St. Lucia and Barbados. Heavy rain of up to 3 inches fell on the islands, producing landslides and flash flooding. Landslides were so severe that one person was killed by a boulder in St. Vincent.

Matthew became a hurricane at 2 p.m. on Thursday and as it moved west Thursday night, it strengthened into category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph and gusts up to 120 mph.

At this time, most forecast models keep Hurricane Matthew east of Florida and only a few models having it hit Florida by the middle of next week. Because of the uncertainty of the long range forecast, we should all be watching for the track of the storm.

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President Obama Beckons Tardy Bill Clinton to Get on Air Force One After Israel Trip http://www.101gold.com/president-obama-beckons-tardy-bill-clinton-to-get-on-air-force-one-after-israel-trip/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:41:00 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=068008ac5f128256d4fef6978ee50e94 ABCNews.com(JERUSALEM) -- Who can keep the president of the United States waiting? Only another president, of course.After the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, former President Bill Clinton hitched a ride back from Israel Friday on Air...

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ABCNews.com(JERUSALEM) — Who can keep the president of the United States waiting? Only another president, of course.

After the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, former President Bill Clinton hitched a ride back from Israel Friday on Air Force One with President Obama.

Clinton has a reputation for running a bit late and it seems Obama was no deterrent. Video shows Obama standing in the doorway of the plane, motioning Clinton to hurry along and board the plane.

With no success, Obama walks off the plane onto the steps and calls out to the former president: “Bill, let’s go! I gotta get home.”

Finally, Clinton walks up the steps to board the plane. The two presidents shake hands, pat each other on the back and board together.

Both presidents were speakers at Peres’ funeral earlier Friday.

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California Governor Approves Bills Inspired By Brock Turner Sex Assault Case http://www.101gold.com/california-governor-approves-bills-inspired-by-brock-turner-sex-assault-case/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:31:00 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=b0bf81b5caefe6ee49e5623ad09594ab Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(STANFORD, Calif.) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law two bills inspired by the case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who was sentenced to six months in jail with probation for sexually ass...

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Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(STANFORD, Calif.) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law two bills inspired by the case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who was sentenced to six months in jail with probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on the college campus, Brown’s office announced Friday.

Turner was found guilty in March of three felony charges: assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated/unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person and penetration of an unconscious person. The assault — digital penetration — was stopped by two men who noticed that the victim wasn’t moving, authorities said. Turner fled, but the witnesses tackled him and held him until police arrived, according to the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office.

Turner was sentenced June 2 to six months in Santa Clara County Jail by Judge Aaron Persky. Turner was facing up to 14 years, and prosecutors asked for six years, but the judge sentenced Turner to six months, as recommended by the probation department.

Turner, now 21, was released from jail after he served three months. Many inmates in California serve only half of their sentences for good behavior. Turner’s case and sentence sparked national attention and Persky was criticized for what many critics said was a too-lenient sentence. Turner must complete three years of probation and register as a sex offender.

One bill signed by Brown that was inspired by Turner’s case, AB 2888, aims to ensure that anyone in California convicted of sex assault can’t be sentenced to probation.

Evan Low, one of the assemblymembers who introduced the bill, said in a statement Friday: “This sends the strongest possible message that rape is rape and in California, if you do the crime, you’re going to do the time.”

“Judge Persky’s ruling was unjustifiable and morally wrong, however, under current state law it was within his discretion,” Low said. “While we can’t go back and change what happened, we have made sure it never happens again.”

The second bill signed by Brown, AB 701, aims to close a “loophole” in the California state penal code “that the Brock Turner case highlighted” by adding a section to the penal code that says “all forms of non-consensual sexual assault may be considered rape for purposes of the gravity of the offense and the support of survivors,” according to a statement from Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, one of the bill’s authors.

The previous law stated that “a defendant’s use of force triggers a mandatory prison sentence.” But “when a victim is unconscious or severely intoxicated, the victim is unable to resist, and the perpetrator does not have to use force,” lawmakers said in a previous joint statement about why it was necessary to close the loophole.

“Sexual penetration without consent is rape, Garcia said. “It is never invited, wanted or warranted. Rape is rape, period.”

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