Turkey’s deputy Prime Minister is now congratulating police in Istanbul, saying they have the suspected nightclub gunman in custody. The suspect had been on the run ever since the New Year’s mass shooting that killed nearly forty people, including tourists from across the globe. Turkish authorities say the suspect has now confessed to carrying out the massacre. They describe him as a well-educated terrorist who carried out the shooting in the name of ISIS, and most likely trained in Afghanistan and is believed to have entered Turkey in January of 2016.
It’s curtains for “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus is shutting down after 146 years in operation.
That’s according to a press release from the company’s CEO, who called it a “difficult decision.” The final performance will be May 21st in Uniondale, New York.
Ticket sales were not enough to match the high cost of running the show and after the circus recently stopped using elephants, sales slowed even more. Ringling Brothers was founded in Wisconsin in 1884 by five of the seven Ringling brothers. The family ran the circus until 1967 when it was sold to Feld Entertainment.
WALTERBORO, SC (WFXB) – A Florida couple finally met their daughter in South Carolina, 18 years after she was abducted from a hospital as a newborn.
Alexis, who was born Kimiyah Mobley, met her birth parents, Shanarra Mobley and Craig Aiken in Walterboro on Saturday, the town she was raised in by her abductor, Gloria Williams.
Williams was arrested on kidnapping charges Friday morning and is now in custody. Williams’ alleged double life was revealed after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip about her daughter’s true identity.
BILOXI, MS (CNN) – Biloxi, Mississippi is in the middle of a social media firestorm after the city referred to Martin Luther King, Junior day by a different name in a tweet.
The social media post read, “Operations would be closed on the third Monday of the month.” But not for MLK Day, for Great Americans Day – a designation in the state since 1985. But the country didn’t like it.
After thousands of shares and re-tweets, the city became click-bait, prompting a meeting Monday morning, where officials would decide whether or not to change the name to align with the federal holiday.
Today the nation honors the late Martin Luther King, Junior.
President Obama is encouraging Americans to observe the federal holiday by taking part in a service project. Government offices and the US stock market are closed today.
King’s actual birthday is January 15th, but the holiday falls on the 3rd Monday in January. The civil rights icon was killed in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983. The first national MLK holiday was observed three years later–in 1986.
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