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Friday’s Headlines: ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie, Netflix’s New Rival

Good morning. Here are Friday’s headlines for this week.

3 California Wildfires Force Emergency Evacuations

Multiple wildfires shrouded California early Friday.

Thousands of structures in the three wildfires’ path were destroyed.

Additionally, thousands of residents were forced to evacuate through streets lined with fire.

The wildfires spread rapidly on Thursday night due to low humidity and high winds.

As of Friday morning, the threat continues in the state.

Over 20 million individuals have been placed under red flag warnings.

Philippine Court Orders Imelda Marcos’ Arrest for Fraud Charges

Former first lady Imelda Marcos has been sentenced by a court in the Philippines.

The wife of the late president Ferdinand Marcos is facing charges of fraud.

Mrs. Marcos, who is known for owning 1,000 pairs of shoes, is currently a member of parliament.

The charges against her were in relation to alleged illegal financial dealings with Swiss-based NGOs.

The dealings took place while she was serving in her husband’s government in the 1970s and 80s.

Mrs. Marcos was charged with seven counts of violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. She was sentenced to between six and 11 years in prison for each count.

A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Two Arrested for Shooting Man inside Brooklyn Target

Two individuals have been arrested after a man was fatally shot inside a Target store in Brooklyn.

The melee took place at around 11:35 pm on Wednesday.

According to authorities, Bobby Jackson, 44, fatally shot 25-year-old Carlton Spencer in the City Point Mall Target in downtown Brooklyn.

Spencer, along with five other people, was chasing Jackson through the establishment.

One of Spencer’s companions was armed with a knife.

Jackson reportedly turned around and opened fire after being chased by the group.

Jackson was arrested by police, as well as the man who was carrying a knife.

Netflix Boss Says Streaming Giant is Ready for Upcoming Disney Plus

Reed Hastings, the boss of Netflix, says the streaming giant is prepared to face its newest rival: Disney Plus.

Disney’s very own online streaming service is scheduled to launch next year.

“We’ve been competing with Amazon for more than 10 years, so we’re used to healthy, strong competition,” said Hastings.

He added that it actually makes them “better” at what they do.

Dubbed the “Netflix Killer,” Disney Plus is expected to go against Netflix and Amazon Plus.

“They’ve got so much content [like] Star Wars and Marvel, they’ll be a great competitor,” Hastings added. “And that will push us to do the best work of our lives.”

‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Confirmed by Bryan Cranston

It’s official: A “Breaking Bad” film is happening.

The original series’ star confirmed the project on “The Dan Patrick Show.”

“Yes, there appears to be a movie version of ‘Breaking Bad, but I honestly have not even read the script,” Cranston stated.

According to the actor, he’s not sure whether his iconic character, Walter White, will be in the movie.

The beloved AMC drama starring Cranston and Aaron Paul ran from 2008 to 2013.

Reports say it’s not yet clear whether the movie will be made for the big screen or television.

Featured image:Firefighters from the 106th Rescue Wing assist with extinguishing a brush fire in Westhampton, N.Y., on Aug. 10, 2015. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/US Air Force

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