World News Briefs For Saturday, 12 March 2016
Hello Australia!! - Trump runs away with his tail between his legs - Hillary Clinton steps in it and for some voters, it sticks - 2016 claims yet another legendary rocker - And more in your CareerSpot World News Briefs:
Fascist demagogue Donald Trump was forced to cancel a campaign rally in the Mighty City of Chicago, when protesters entered the venue and refused to back down before his violent rabble - most of whom were from the outer suburbs, anyway. Matched one for one, the republican presidential candidate basically ran away after months of portraying himself as a tough guy. This follows months of violent incidents at Trump rallies, in which his followers would get overheated by the tough guy rhetoric and attacked smaller groups of protesters, usually egged on by Trump himself.
Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton is probably very thankful for the Trump debacle in Chicago, because it takes the attention away from her gaffe from earlier in the day: The former Secretary of State gave an interview on the sidelines of the funeral for former First Lady Nancy Reagan, praising the Reagan s for "starting the conversation" on finding a cure for HIV AIDS. In reality, the Reagans are criticized for ignoring the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s, famously refusing to even say the word until near the end of the Reagan presidency and more than 40,000 people died - including the Reagans' old Hollywood friend Rock Hudson. HIV AIDS activists roundly blasted Ms. Clinton. Hillary Clinton quickly retracted the comments via Twitter: "While the Reagans were strong advocates for stem cell research and finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease, I misspoke about their records on HIV and Aids. For that, I am sorry."
Progressive rock founder Keith Emerson is dead at age 71, the cause of death according to Santa Monica police was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. One of top keyboard players of the era, his band Emerson Lake and Palmer was famous for lengthy, classical-inspired compositions heavy with his work on the Hammond Organ and Moog Synthesizer - "Tarkus", "Nutrocker", "Karn Evil 9", "Tank", "Fanfare for the Common Man" being standouts. After the progressive rock thing wound down in the late 1970s, Mr. Emerson turned to solo work and film scores.
US officials are revealing that one-time Kremlin bigwig Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to President Putin, died of blunt force trauma to the head in his hotel room in Washington, DC four months ago. When the broadcast news network he founded, RT, originally reported his death it said that he had died of a heart attack. Russian officials claim they only became aware of Lesin's injuries when the medical examiner released his report this week and criticize Washington for not providing more details.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) lengthened Russia's ban from international athletics competition. It increases the likelihood that Russian could miss the Olympics in Rio later this year. The sport governing body says Russia has made "considerable progress" but there is "significant work to be done". The IAAF will revisit the matter in May, giving Moscow one more chance to get its act together before the Olympics.