Gunfire At Florida Church Results In Two Dead And Two Injured

A funeral Saturday in Florida led to gunfire, killing a teenager and a man and leaving two other people wounded, police said. Riviera Beach police said in a statement that the shooting happened near the Victory City Church shortly after 2:30 p.m. Riviera Beach is a suburb of West Palm Beach.

Police say a 15-year-old boy and the man died at the scene. A woman and a teenager were taken to the hospital. Their conditions were not released nor were the names of the victims.

Pastor Tywuante D. Lupoe said in a statement on the church’s Facebook page that none of the victims are church members and that they were not shot on church property. Police said listening devices in the area that detect the sound of gunshots counted 13 rounds fired. No arrests have been made and no further information was immediately available.

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Suspect Killed In London Terror Attack After Leaving 3 Injured

London police officers shot and killed a suspect after at least two people were stabbed Sunday in what authorities are investigating as a terror attack. The attack in the Streatham neighborhood of south London — an area that doesn’t have any typical British landmarks similar to those areas hit by earlier attacks.

Witnesses reported hearing two gunshots just after 2 p.m. Social media showed multiple ambulances on the scene and helicopters in the air as helicopters responded to the incident. 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “Thank you to all emergency services responding to the incident in Streatham, which the police have now declared as terrorism-related.”

‘Terrorist-related’ stabbing incident in London leaves 3 injured


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Dan + Shay Joined Onstage By Demi Lovato To Perform “Speechless”

Dan + Shay surprised the audience on Saturday night in Miami with a special duet version of “Speechless” with pop star Demi Lovato. The duo was performing as part of Bud Light’s Super Bowl Music Fest at American Airlines Arena when they welcomed Lovato to the stage to perform.

Next month, Dan + Shay will be kicking off their first-ever headlining arena tour, aptly titled Dan + Shay the Arena Tour. The Band Camino and Ingrid Andress will act as support when the tour kicks off in March and runs through April before a five month break, resuming in September through October.

Take a look at Dan + Shay with Demi Lovato at the link below.

Demi Lovato joins Dan + Shay onstage Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest before singing at the big game


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Miranda Lambert Cancels Two Concerts On Her Tour Due To Illness

Miranda Lambert has been forced to cancel at least two concerts on her WIldcard Tour due to illness.  Lambert canceled Friday night’s (Jan. 31) show at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, followed by Saturday’s (Feb. 1) performance at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.

“I’ve been doing everything in my power to be 100% but my voice is just not there,” Lambert said in an update on Instagram on Friday. “Not even close. I am so sorry to let everyone down. Since I’m not well, we thought it would be better to come back and give y’all the best show we can.” On Saturday she wrote, “I spent the last 24 hours on the bus trying to get as well as I could. No talking. All the tea in the world. Sleep. Meds. I’m feeling a lot better but unfortunately my voice is just not back yet and there is nothing else I can do but wait. It’s the worst feeling in the world to not be able to show up and put on a show for y’all.”

The Salt Lake City stop has been postponed until Feb. 25, and Denver’s has been rescheduled for March 2. Tickets from the original concert dates will be honored. Lambert is currently scheduled to resume her tour at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 6, barring any further cancelleations. 

See Miranda’s posts her official Instagram page: here.

Illness Forces Two Miranda Lambert Cancellations


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Kobe Bryant Honored At Kanye West’s “Sunday Service” In Miami

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are turning to their faith in God to show their support for the families and loved ones of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven other passengers aboard a helicopter that were killed in a tragic accident.

Kim took to Instagram to show footage of a somber Sunday Service in honor of the athlete and the others who were killed in the accident. In attendance was Gospel musician Kirk Franklin and Chance the Rapper.  Kim posted a video of Kirk praying with the caption, “Midnight Sunday Service. I needed to hear this.” Kanye also took the stage to lead his choir in gospel songs and paying tribute to those lost.

For videos from the Sunday Service honoring Bryant, click the link below.

Kanye West & Chance the Rapper Pay Tribute to Kobe Bryant at Sunday Service Gospel


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“The Crown” Ending With Season 5 As Imelda Staunton Takes Over Role Of Queen Elizabeth

British actress Imelda Staunton will play an older Queen Elizabeth in the final season of “The Crown,” the show’s creator said. The Netflix series about the British royal family will end after five seasons rather than the six seasons originally planned. Executive producer Peter Morgan said, “At the outset I had imagined ‘The Crown’ running for six seasons but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop.”

Staunton, best known for playing the the Ministry of Magic official Dolores Umbridge in the “Harry Potter” movies, will take over from Olivia Colman, who is playing the Queen in middle age in season three and the yet-to-be-released fourth season of “The Crown.”

“The Crown” dramatizes key events in the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth, the world’s longest-serving monarch. Claire Foy, as the young queen, and Colman both won Golden Globes for their performances and the series has won multiple awards since it launched in 2016.

‘The Crown’ ending with Season 5


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Trump Administration Announces Overhaul Of Medicaid Program Funding

On Thursday morning, the Trump administration announced that it would take steps to overhaul Medicaid. Named the “Healthy Adult Opportunity,” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said the new guidance would provide states the option to receive their federal Medicaid funding as a block grant, or a lump sum, to provide coverage to nondisabled adults, while providing states greater autonomy to manage their programs.

Under the new option, states can choose to cap the cash they receive from the federal government to a lump sum based on enrollment or a number negotiated with the CMS. This would likely be attractive to red states that want to limit spending, maintain greater flexibility, limit the size of the overall program and gain the opportunity to share in the ultimate cost-savings with the federal government.

The overhaul will have the largest impact on those adults who receive care through Medicaid expansion, a program under the Affordable Care Act that provides care up to 138 percent of the poverty level.

Health care: Trump Medicaid funding changes take aim at working-age adults


First Case Of Person-To-Person Spread Of Coronavirus Reported In U.S.

For the first time in the U.S., the coronavirus has spread from one person to another, health officials said on Thursday. The 6th diagnosed case in the U.S. was identified as the husband of a Chicago woman who got sick from the virus after she returned from the epicenter of an outbreak in China. There have been previous cases in China and elsewhere of the virus spreading between people in a household or workplace. 

The Chicago woman came back from the central China city of Wuhan on Jan. 13, then last week went to a hospital with symptoms and was diagnosed with the viral illness. She and her husband, both in their 60s, are hospitalized. The man began feeling sick Tuesday and was put in isolation that day. Tests confirming that he was infected came back Wednesday night, officials said.  The man doesn’t use public transportation and he had not attended any large gatherings. Anyone who had been in close contact with him is being monitored, said officials with the state and with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The other U.S. cases are in Arizona, Southern California and Washington state. The coronavirus has sickened thousands, mostly in China, and killed about 170. Older people, and those with other health conditions, are believed to be at greater risk for severe illness from the virus. Coronavirus can cause fever, coughing, wheezing and pneumonia. Health officials think it spreads mainly from droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how the flu spreads.

U.S. reports 1st case of person-to-person spread of coronavirus


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Lauren Alaina Announces New ‘Getting Good’ EP

Lauren Alaina has announced the title and release date for an upcoming new EP. Getting Good. The 25-year-old said that her EP would drop March 6.

The EP will feature six songs while Alaina continues working on her third studio album, for which there is not yet a title or release date. The title of the EP comes from the name of her latest single, “Getting Good.” Alaina filmed the music video for the song alongside her former Dancing With the Stars professional dance partner, Gleb Savchenko.

Alaina’s first headlining tour, That Girl Was Me Tour, will conclude in February, after which Alaina will hit the road with Blake Shelton on his 2020 Friends & Heroes Tour alongside Trace Adkins, John Anderson, and the Bellamy Brothers. 

Lauren Alaina Announces GETTING GOOD EP


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Chris Stapleton Announces New “All-American Road Show Tour” With Dwight Yoakam, Sheryl Crow And More

Chris Stapleton is taking his All-American Road Show back on the road this summer and fall with more than 30 dates, including stops in Phoenix, Denver, Atlanta, New York, Chicago and more.

Chris will be bringing along a slew of supporting artists at various stops, including Dwight Yoakam, Elle King, Hank Williams Jr., Kendell Marvel, Margo Price, Nikki Lane, Sheryl Crow, The Marcus King Band, Yola, Jason Isbell, The Highwomen and more.

Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale on Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. local time, with pre-sale available on Feb. 4 for Chris’ fan club members and Citi cardmembers.

Chris Stapleton Confirms 2020 ‘All-American Road Show’ Headline Tour


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