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Miami Beach mayor calls for Spring Break ban after shootings, Deadly fungal infection spreading, Def Leppard’s drummer attacked outside Florida hotel, Shaq’s hospital photo has fans worried, Finland world’s happiest country, and more news.

Miami Beach mayor calls for Spring Break ban after shootings

The mayor of Miami Beach is calling for a ban on Spring Break after two men were shot dead, crowds brawled in the streets, and shops were trashed despite a 12 AM curfew, the Daily Mail reported. “We don’t ask for spring break in our city,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber.

One of the shootings was done execution-style and was captured on video, occurring as tourists were milling Ocean Drive around 3:30 AM on Sunday, sending people scrambling, the New York Post reported.

Police arrested the shooter, identified as 24-year-old Dontavious Leonard Polk from Fort Lauderdale. The victim was identified as 21-year-old Georgia college student Jordan Idahosa.

Deadly fungal infection spreading

A deadly, drug-resistant, and potentially deadly fungus is spreading rapidly through healthcare facilities across the US, a new study by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Monday. The fungus is a type of yeast called Candida auris, or C. auris, and can cause severe illness in people with weakened immune systems, Yahoo reported. The CDC warned it can cause severe infections with high death rates/ The instance of case counts tripled in 2021 and continued to increase in 2022.

Def Leppard’s drummer attacked outside Florida hotel

Rick Allen, 59, the one-armed drummer for rock band Def Leppard, is reportedly recovering after being attacked outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Florida on Monday night as he was smoking a cigarette. The suspect was identified as 19-year-old Max Edward Hartley, who also allegedly attacked a woman who ran out of the hotel to help Allen, Fox 11 News reported. Hartley was later arrested at another nearby hotel where he was breaking car windows. He was charged with two counts of battery, four counts of criminal mischief, and abusing an elderly or disabled adult.

Shaq’s hospital photo has fans worried

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, 51, caused a stir on social media after sharing a photo of himself in a hospital bed on Sunday, joking that he was getting “some BBL work” done, referring to a Brazilian butt lift. In reality, O’Neal was recovering after hip replacement surgery over the weekend, the New York Post reported. It is unclear when Shaq will return to his gig as an analyst on the “NBA on TNT.”

Finland world’s happiest country for 6th time in a row

The annual World Happiness Report was released on Monday, and for the sixth time in a row, Finland was declared the happiest country in the world. The list is derived from Gallup World Poll evaluations on matters such as GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, and corruption, the New York Post reported.