Janet Jackson is Pregnant at the Age of 50

The baby news comes after the 49-year-old singer — who will turn 50 on May 16 — announced last month that she will be postponing her tour to start a family with husband Wissam Al Mana.

“We’re in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change,” Jackson explained in a video posted to Twitter on April 6. “I thought it was important that you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour.”

The fiercely private star secretly married billionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana in 2012, but didn’t confirm the union until 2013. The couple began dating in the summer of 2010.

Janet Jackson Pregnant With Her First Child

In late December, Jackson attributed a tour delay to her need to recover from an unspecified surgery. Talk swirled then that she was suffering from cancer, but she quickly shot those rumors down.

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the US. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

Since then, this day has continually united Americans from all socio-economic, political, and ethnic backgrounds in prayer while also encouraging personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. 

Obama issued this year’s proclamation May 4:

Obama, May 4: I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 5, 2016, as National Day of Prayer. I invite the citizens of our Nation to give thanks, in accordance with their own faiths and consciences, for our many freedoms and blessings, and I join all people of faith in asking for God’s continued guidance, mercy, and protection as we seek a more just world.

 

The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans and is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens to celebrate our most beloved freedom; the freedom to humbly come before God and seek His guidance in prayer.

 

The prayer written by Dr. Tony Evans;

Dear heavenly Father, we come to You today as a humble people desperate for Your supernatural intervention on behalf of our beloved nation.  First, we thank You for all the blessings You have bestowed on our land, blessings that have allowed us to bring so much good and benefit to not only our own citizens but also to the rest of the world. The very ideals upon which this country was founded were based on biblical truths, no matter how some try to rewrite history to deny that very fact today.

This is why our hearts are so broken over how You continue to be marginalized and dismissed by both our people and our institutions. We are also saddened by the fact that Your people have contributed greatly to the spiritual apathy that now engulfs us. Our satisfaction in remaining religious without being fully committed to living out the truths of Your Word has caused us to become co-conspirators with the forces of evil that are destroying us as a society.

It is for this reason that we personally and collectively repent of our carnality and recommit ourselves to becoming visible and verbal disciples of Jesus Christ. Enable us, by Your Spirit, to no longer be secret agent Christians but rather to publicly declare and live out Your truth in a spirit of love so that You feel welcome in our country once again.

Thank You for Your promise to hear our prayers when we call to You with hearts of repentance and obedience, which is how we are appealing to You today, Father. On behalf of Your church, we affirm afresh the priority You are to us that You would fill every dimension of our lives as we seek to bring You glory through the advancement of Your kingdom in our personal lives, our family lives, and in the lives of our churches and our government leaders. We confidently invite heaven’s intervention into all the affairs of our nation and we praise You in advance for Your answer.

In Jesus’ name we pray.
Amen.

Apple employee found dead in company conference room

An Apple employee was found dead in a conference room at the company headquarters in Cupertino on Wednesday morning, amid unconfirmed reports that the victim might have had a gun.

Law enforcement was contacted at 8:35 a.m. PT by Apple. At the scene, police found a dead male in a conference room. Sgt. Andrea Urena, the public information officer for the office of the sheriff, said she could not confirm how the man may have died.

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Facts about the British engineer and inventor Hertha Marks Ayrton

British engineer, mathematician, physicist and inventor Hertha Marks Ayrton is honoured with today’s Google Doodle , 162 years after her birth.

Born Phoebe Sarah Marks in Portsea, Hampshire, on April 28, 1854, she was the oldest of three children of a Polish watchmaker and a British seamstress.

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Why Beyonce can’t divorce Jay Z after Cheating Scandal

Beyonce and Jay Z have faced countless divorce rumors over the years, but the 34-year-old singer may have hinted that she’s actually ready to pull the plug with major cheating allegations against her hubby on her new album Lemonade. If that is the case, though, it’s not going to be easy for Bey to get what she wants. A new report says they’re basically forced to stay together, no matter how unhappy they are!

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Nintendo announces new console, codenamed ‘NX’

Last night Nintendo announced some big news: the company’s next home console, code-named NX, will be launching globally in March 2017. That’s a quick turnaround from the Wii U, which launched in November 2012. However, even though it’s releasing in less than a year, we know very little about what the NX actually is. Nintendo has been very quiet about what the device will be, but thanks to a number of reports and rumors, we can at least piece together some details on the Wii U’s successor.

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Tornadoes, large hail striking Midwestern Plains

This same storm produced hundreds of hail and wind reports on Tuesday as well as a few tornadoes across the Plains and Ohio Valley. Heavy rain led to flash flooding in some communities across the Plains.

Severe thunderstorms will shift eastward and threaten areas from Houston to St. Louis on Wednesday.

Five people were injured in Grayson County, Texas, amid the storms. Two possible tornadoes touched down in the area, emergency management said.

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Doris Roberts Dead at 90

 

 

“Everybody Loves Raymond” star died in Los Angeles overnight on Sunday in her sleep.

She won 5 Emmy awards, 4 of them for ‘Raymond.’ She’s also starred in tons of other TV shows and movies, like “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “Grandma’s Boy.”

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