(NBC) KOBE BRYANT FINISHES CAREER
Basketball legend Kobe Bryant finished his career racking up 60 points against the Utah Jazz Wednesday night. The final score was 101-96. Bryant played 20 years on the L.A. Lakers and is a five-time NBA champion. While the game wraps up the team’s worst season in franchise history, yet fans alike adore Bryant for his dedication to the Lakers. Opening the sold-out game was the bassist from the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing the national anthem Jimi Hendrix-style. Many musicians and celebrities expressed support for Bryant on social media as well.
(FOX) DONALD TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER NOT PROSECUTED
Donald Trump’s campaign manager will not be prosecuted on charges of battery and assault. Corey Lewandowski was accused of grabbing the arm of Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields during a Trump press conference on March 8th. While he originally denied the incident, the Jupiter Police Department obtained video evidence and charged Lewandowski. Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, who has long-standing issues with Trump, stated Wednesday that she is planning to pursue a civil case against Lewandowski for defamation. Trump defended Lewandowski, claiming the Fields came across as a threat.
(GUARDIAN) RINGO STARR CANCELS NORTH CAROLINA SHOW
Former drummer of The Beatles, Ringo Starr, cancels his upcoming concert in North Carolina over the recently passed HB2 law. Starr follows Bryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen who have all pulled shows from the area, citing that HB2 prevents county and city governments from passing anti-discrimination laws. Southern states including North Carolina and Mississippi have recently passed these laws. Upcoming artists in the area like Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and Pearl Jam have expressed support for the LGBT community and may pull their concerts as well. This follows PayPal’s yanking of a new national headquarters facility that was supposed to be built in Charlotte.
(CNN) WILL SMITH KILLER IDENTIFIED
The man who killed ex-NFL player Will Smith did not know who his victim was until the next day. Cardell Hayes collapsed in his chair Sunday morning after learning that the man he shot eight times during a traffic incident was New Orleans Saints former Super Bowl Champion Will Smith. Attorney John Fuller said, “To be accused of murdering one of your idols is earth shattering.” Smith was not armed during the shooting, although he did have three handguns in his SUV at the time. Investigation continues.
(REUTERS) NORTH KOREA HAS PREPARED MISSILES
North Korea has deployed one to two ballistic missiles on the east coast, according to South Korean media and Reuters. The country is known for regularly threatening the South and the US and fires missiles during periods of tension when asked to abandon its weapons programs. Experts say North Korea may declare itself a nuclear power around April 15th, the anniversary of the birth of Kim II Sung. The primary concern is the state making a warhead that could reach the United States. Japan also has protested the missile testing. A Reuters correspondent reports from Japan:
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