Weekly News Briefs: Feb. 29


Multiple people shot near Georgia State campus

Four people were shot after a brawl inside J.R. Crickets restaurant just north of Georgia State’s campus late Wednesday night. The shooter opened fire after a disagreement inside the Downtown eatery. Two of the victims began to shoot back, injuring the initial shooter. Channel 2 Action News said the victims, including the shooter, were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and are expected to be okay.


Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump for president

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former Republican presidential hopeful, endorsed businessman and GOP front-runner Donald Trump the night of the Republican South Carolina Primary on February 20th. Christie, who withdrew from the political race earlier this month, praised Trump for “re-writing the playbook of American politics, because he is providing strong leadership that’s not depended on the status quo,” according to CNN. Christie said he believes Donald Trump will become the republican nominee and, ultimately, the next United States president. Trump said, “This was an endorsement that really meant a lot.”


Ceasefire in Syrian Civil War

A Syrian ceasefire took effect at midnight Feb. 26 so the divided nation could carry out negotiations for peace. The negotiations are to take place March 7, only if the country abides to the limitation of the ceasefire. U.N Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura told CBS News, “There needs to be some form of critical mass for the opposition to be able to go to the talks, and for that they need the cessation of hostilities and the resumption of humanitarian access.”