ONE KILLED DURING GUNFIGHT AT CLUB
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.