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cincin­nati» A gun­fight broke out in­side a crowded Cincin­nati night­club early Sun­day, leav­ing one man dead and 15 oth­ers wounded af­ter a dis­pute among sev­eral pa­trons es­ca­lated into a shootout, author­i­ties said.

No sus­pects were in cus­tody by Sun­day night in the shoot­ing at the Cameo club, which has a his­tory of gun vi­o­lence, and po­lice said there was no in­di­ca­tion of any ter­ror­ism link.

The dead man was iden­ti­fied as 27-year-old O’Bryan Spikes. No other de­tails were pro­vided.

U.S.-backed forces cap­ture Syr­ian air base from the Is­lamic State. U.S.-backed Syr­ian

Kur­dish forces cap­tured a strate­gi­cally im­por­tant air base from Is­lamic State mil­i­tants in north Syria on Sun­day in the first ma­jor vic­tory for the group since the U.S. flew the forces be­hind en­emy lines four days ago. The Kur­dish-led Syr­ian Demo­cratic Forces an­nounced they had cap­tured the Tabqa air base, 28 miles west of Raqqa, the Is­lamic State’s de facto cap­i­tal in Syria.

Bei­jing’s pick Lam cho­sen as leader B The

hong kong» can­di­date fa­vored by China’s Com­mu­nist lead­er­ship was cho­sen as Hong Kong’s new leader Sun­day, in the first such vote since huge pro-democ­racy protests erupted over the semi­au­tonomous Chi­nese city’s elec­tion sys­tem in 2014.

A com­mit­tee dom­i­nated by pro-Bei­jing elites se­lected Car­rie Lam, Hong Kong’s for­mer No. 2 of­fi­cial, as the fi­nan­cial hub’s chief ex­ec­u­tive even though she was far less pop­u­lar than her main ri­val. Lam re­ceived 67 per­cent of the votes cast by the 1,194-mem­ber com­mit­tee.

Her vic­tory was hardly a sur­prise. China’s lead­ers had lob­bied heav­ily be­hind the scenes for the 59-year-old Lam, who will be­come Hong Kong’s first fe­male leader and its fourth since Bri­tish colo­nial con­trol ended in 1997.

Cou­ple su­ing Ge­or­gia to name their daugh­ter Al­lah.

The baby’s first name posed no is­sue: Za­lyKha. Ge­or­gia law could han­dle that. Her next two names are Grace­ful Lor­raina. But that wasn’t the is­sue, ei­ther.

It was the girl’s fourth and last given name, Al­lah, that state of­fi­cials balked at — which has now led the Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union to sue in hopes of get­ting Za­lyKha Grace­ful Lor­raina Al­lah a birth cer­tifi­cate, at the age of nearly 2.

And that law­suit, at least one ex­pert on the ar­cane le­gal­i­ties of birth cer­tifi­cates says, could lead to far-reach­ing changes in the United States’ hodge­podge of state rules that de­ter­mine who is al­lowed to call their baby what.

Za­lyKha was born in At­lanta to an un­mar­ried cou­ple in May 2015. She had an older brother, Mas­ter­ful Mosirah Aly Al­lah, whose name was never ques­tioned by gov­ern­ment author­i­ties, the cou­ple wrote in their law­suit against Ge­or­gia.

Ban­deras says he has re­cov­ered from heart at­tack B

madrid» Film star An­to­nio Ban­deras says he has re­cov­ered from a heart at­tack that he had in Jan­uary.

The 56-year-old Ban­deras tells Span­ish me­dia that “I suf­fered a heart at­tack on Jan. 26, but it wasn’t se­ri­ous and hasn’t caused any dam­age.”

“Beauty and the Beast” dances off with top box-of­fice spot

B hol­ly­wood» Not all re­boots are cre­ated equal.

This past week­end at the box of­fice, nos­tal­gia-driven fare was ev­ery­where, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Power Rangers” and “CHIPS,” pro­duc­ing both suc­cess­ful and un­der­whelm­ing re­sults.

On the high end, Dis­ney’s live­ac­tion “Beauty and the Beast” con­tin­ued en­chant­ing au­di­ences in its sec­ond week­end in the­aters, eas­ily top­ping the charts with $88.3 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to stu­dio es­ti­mates Sun­day. On the low end, Warner Bros.’ raunchy, R-rated “CHIPS” de­buted in sev­enth place with $7.6 mil­lion.

In the mid­dle was Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers,” which earned a solid $40.5 mil­lion to grab the No. 2 spot.

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