Meek Mill Set to Visit White House: Meek Mill is due to visit the White House today Friday, May 18 to talk about prison reform. It is unclear if he will be meeting with Trump, but according to TMZ, many of his celebrity friends have urged him not to go. The rapper spent the last five months in jail for violating probation from an old gun and drug conviction.
UPDATE: Meek Mill has canceled his meeting with Trump. According to TMZ, Jay-Z talked to the rapper and explained how a meeting with Trump will affect his image. In a statement, Meek said, “I was originally scheduled to be part of a panel on Prison Reform at the White House to help shed light on the issues within the system. Unfortunately, the focus turned to the President and Myself which concerned me that it might take away from creating a positive result from today’s discussions.”
He continues, “As a result, I decided not to attend so that the focus would be solely on fixing our prison system. Most importantly I remain fully committed to improving our criminal justice system.”
Suspect in Custody After Police Lockdown Las Vegas Mall: Las Vegas police evacuated Boulevard shopping mall in Las Vegas Thursday night after reports of a “masked gunman.” Officers obtained video showing a person carrying a gun. He was later arrested without incident. No shots were fired and no one was injured.
Meghan Markle Asked Prince Charles to Walk Her Down Aisle: Meghan Markle has officially asked Prince Charles of Wales to accompany her down the aisle at her royal wedding to Prince Harry, but not give her away. According to the Telegraph, the ceremony will omit the “giving away” portion of the vowels. Markle’s father pulled out of the wedding just days ago citing heart problems.
Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo Has Spread: According to BBC news, about 45 people have been infected by Ebola and 25 deaths are being investigated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The World Health Organization said on Friday that the outbreak has reached a “very high” public health risk.
Anti-Trump Protester Exchanges Fire with Police at Trump Resort in Florida: A man spewed a series of “anti-Trump sentiment” before having a shootout with police. The incident took place in the lobby of a golf resort that President Trump owns in Miami, FL. Dade County police confirm that the shooter has been “neutralized and taken into custody without further incident.”