Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 18, 2015.
Texas shooting suspects held on $1M bond
About 170 suspects were arrested following a shootout between rival biker gangs in Texas Sunday that left nine dead and 18 injured. They were ordered held on $1 million bonds Monday.
[Read more from KWTX]
No more military style equipment for local police
The Obama Administration announced federal agencies will no longer be able to provide local police departments will certain kinds of military equipment, such as grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and bayonets. This comes after controversy over "militarized" police response in Ferguson, Missouri.
[Read more from CNN]
Extreme athlete dies in BASE jumping accident
Renowned extreme athlete Dean Potter and another man died in a BASE jumping accident in Yosemite National Park over the weekend. The two were trying to fly through a gap between two notches, but smashed into a rocky outcropping.
[Read more from NBC]
He tweets! The president joins Twitter
President Barack Obama officially launched a Twitter account (@POTUS) with the tweet: "Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account." He's following 65 accounts, including all of Chicago's sports teams.
[Read more from the Wall Street Journal]