News 3’s Top Trends: May 23

Monday's trends feature an American airstrike against the Taliban, Earth's neighbor Mars getting closer than it's been in 11 years and Chris Brown says his daughter Royalty's dress is too "risky" for a toddler.

Go to the WRBL News 3 Facebook page, answer the Question of the Day and your response could be featured on News 3 Midday!

 

White House confirms U.S. strike kills Taliban leader

The wreckage of a vehicle that Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour was said to be traveling in near the Afghan border in the Pakistani province of Baluchistan. (Credit Abdul Salam Khan/Associated Press)
The wreckage of a vehicle that Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour was said to be traveling in near the Afghan border in the Pakistani province of Baluchistan. (Credit Abdul Salam Khan/Associated Press)
taliban_leader
Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, in an undated photo. (CBS News)

President Barack Obama confirms Monday a U.S. drone strike in a Pakistani province killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour.

President Obama calls the terrorist leader’s death an “important milestone”. At a meeting with top officials in Vietnam, he says the United States has “removed the leader of an organization that has continued to plot against and unleash attacks on American and coalition forces.”

“Mansour rejected efforts by the Afghan government to seriously engage in peace talks and end the violence that has taken the lives of countless innocent Afghan men, women and children,” Mr. Obama continues in the statement. “The Taliban should seize the opportunity to pursue the only real path for ending this long conflict — joining the Afghan government in a reconciliation process that leads to lasting peace and stability.”

 

 

 

Earth’s next door neighbor coming for visit, Mars most visible in 11 years

The Hubble Space Telescope snapped this image of Mars just days before the red planet’s opposition on May 22. (NASA)
The Hubble Space Telescope snapped this image of Mars just days before the red planet’s opposition on May 22. (NASA)

Experts at NASA say Earth’s planetary neighbor Mars will be orbiting closer to our planet than it’s been since 2005. What NASA is calling the “Mars Close Approach” will be on May 30 when Mars will be at a distance of 46.8 million miles (75.3 million kilometers).

Mars has already started appearing more brightly as it gets closer and closer. Stargazers Sunday saw the “Mars Opposition” when Mars and the sun were directly opposite each other. If you missed seeing Mars and the Sun rise and set respectively opposite each other, don’t worry — “Mars Oppositions” happen every 26 months.

Chris Brown says baby mama photo of 2-year-old daughter Royalty is inappropriate

royalty_pic

Social media is torn over a disagreement between Chris Brown and his baby’s mother Nia Guzman over a photo Guzman posted on Instagram of their 2-year-old daughter Royalty. The photo shows Royalty after a dance class dressed in a tutu and bare legs with knee-high leg warmers.

Brown responds to the Instagram post saying the outfit and Royalty’s pose while sitting looks “risky”, calling it the outfit of a 16-year-old — not a 2-year-old.

While some are calling this just the latest of Brown’s internet “trolling” others agree and say they wouldn’t want their children looking the same.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s