Facebook Fight in Birmingham Ends With Gunfire and One Dead

One of the girls, 14, died from gunshot wounds and two others are in the hospital, but expected to recover, authorities said.
 
Two male suspects, including one who was said to have been dating one of the girls involved in the fight, are believed to have fired the shots and have been taken into custody, police said.
 
Three weeks earlier several girls began quarrelling with each other on Facebook, Edwards said.  “Several of the girls, including the victim, agreed to meet at a local park and fight,” he said.There is one report the girls planned to video the fight and post it online.
 
When the girls began fighting in the park, all of a sudden two teenage males, who are now suspects, pulled out their guns and started shooting at the girls, police said. Neither the names of the victims or the suspects have been released.
 
Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards said police responded to a call of a person shot around 6:15 p.m. and arrived to find a wounded 14-year-old girl in the 900  Block of Washington Avenue S.W.  She was taken to Baptist Princeton Hospital where she was pronounced dead..
 
Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper was at the crime scene and in an interview with al.com said he was disturbed by the incident.
 
“It’s extremely challenging for us as a police department,” Roper told al.com  “It’s challenging for these families because here’s a group of kids who have decided that they’re going to fight and put it on social media where everybody can see it.”

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Congress Averts Partial Shutdown of Homeland Security

Meanwhile, Democrats expressed optimism that a nearly $40 billion spending plan for the DHS, which already passed in the Senate, would advance in the House next week, the report says. The DHS was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and includes the Coast Guard and the Secret Service.

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Man Celebrates 108th Birthday and 82 Years of Marriage to 104-Year-Old

The husband and wife are believed to be the oldest couple in New York’s Rockland County, the report says, and both will celebrate their birthdays this weekend. Veillard’s wife, Jeanne, will turn 105 in May, but both will celebrate their birthdays at their home this weekend with family, friends and others, notes the report.

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Andrew ‘I’m Not Gay No More’ Caldwell Says He Still Desires Men

And the world says, “You don’t say.” Last year, Andrew Caldwell made news when he proclaimed in front of a congregation that he was delivered from homosexuality. The video was captured during the annual COGIC convention held in St. Louis. After being surrounded by several ministers, Caldwell gave his testimony, which ended with him saying he’s no longer gay and “likes women, women, women!” Bishop Brandon Porter of Memphis, Tenn., also gave Caldwell a $100 bill after his testimony.

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Kanye West Apologizes to Beck and Bruno Mars 

Kanye West has had a change of heart. After lambasting Beck’s Grammy win, West sent out a heartfelt (sarcasm) apology via Twitter to the Album of the Year winner.

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