Weekend News Briefs: May 4


Christian flag causes controversy in a Middle Georgia town

Cochran City Council voted to fly a traditional Christian flag in their city hall, which sparked disapproval from some national groups, according to the AJC. The flag was flown for the promotion of the International Bible Reading Association sponsored Bible-reading marathon. Americans United for Separation of Church and State sent letters to Cochran City and Bleckley County, saying they believed the flying of the flag violated the First Amendment. Cochran City later decided to take down the Christian flag.



Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was viewed illegally by live-stream users

The May 2 Mayweather and Pacquiao fight was pirated by Periscope and Meerkat live-streaming app users, according to CNN. Through the sites, smartphone and tablet footage can be shared on social media. Both website representatives said the copyrighted footage will be removed.



Britain’s Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate welcomed new baby girl

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to daughter Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana on Saturday, May 2 at 8:34 a.m. in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, according to the Daily Mail. The princess weighed 8lbs 3oz and will be Queen Elizabeth’s fifth great-grandchild.