NBA to address Donald Sterling case
Los Angeles Clippers player Donald Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life, according to ESPN. Sterling will also be fined $2.5 million after making racist comments to his girlfriend on April 26. Due to Sterling’s comment, the Clippers are already losing sponsors such as CarMax, which they have had a nine-year sponsorship with. Virgin America, Chumash Casino Resort and Mercedes are also cutting ties with the Clippers. State Farm said it would be “taking a pause” from the team, according to the Washington Post.
Severe tornadoes cause deaths in the south
Up to three deaths have been reported after a tornado struck Mississippi and Alabama, according to Fox News. An unknown amount of people were injured. Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia were affected by the tornado. Other tornadoes killed at least 18 people on April 27 in Oklahoma, Iowa and Arkansas. Tornadoes heading to Alabama could rise to an EF-3 or higher tornado rating on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which can damage more than 30 miles. Georgia and Mississippi are currently in a state of emergency.
Muslim Brotherhood Sentenced to Death
An Egyptian court sentenced now-banned Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 683 other Muslim Brotherhood members to death, according to Time Magazine. The members were charged with the murder or attempted murder of a police officer during riots in Minya in August. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was surprised by the massive death sentence and plans to negotiate with the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Egypt later this week. Other countries are responding with large disgust at the results of the court.