Miley Cyrus has said she meant no offense by a gesture that some have construed as insensitive to Asians — but one woman isn't buying the pop star's story, and she thinks Cyrus should pay.
The Los Angeles woman, Lucie J. Kim, has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all Asian Pacific Islanders living in Los Angeles County. And she's seeking quite a payout: $4 billion.
In the controversial photo, Cyrus, 16, is shown sitting on her boyfriend Justin Gaston’s lap surrounded by a group of friends all making a stereotypical gesture by pulling their eyes into a slanted position. The gesture is commonly thought to be offensive to Asian Pacific Americans.
Husband Left Wife on Floor for 10 Weeks Before She Died
Sheriff's officers in Medical Lake, Washington have arrested an 82-year-old man after his wife died on the floor of their home, apparently about 10 weeks after she fell out of bed and was unable to get up.
John Klein was arrested for investigation of second-degree manslaughter after he called 911 on Monday to report that his 73-year-old wife Pia had no pulse.
Klein told Spokane County sheriff's Detective Jim Dresback that his wife of 52 years fell out of bed around last Thanksgiving,
Klein had been working outside, came in and found his wife lying next to the bed in the doorway of the master bathroom. He said she cried out in pain and told him to leave her alone when he tried to help her up.
After that, Klein said he left her lying on her left side on the floor for the next 10 weeks, bringing her food and water, giving her medications and cleaning her but did not summon any medical aid. The woman had no significant medical problems, Klein told detectives. It was not clear what medications he gave her.
Body dragged nearly 20 miles on NYC highways
A van traveled for nearly an hour over busy New York City roads before its driver discovered the horrific cargo it had dragged almost 20 miles: the partially scraped-away body of a man who was plowed over by an SUV just before he got caught under the van.
Police said the gruesome episode was accidental and that they have no plans to charge the drivers at this time.
But that did not diminish the shock of seeing a dead man hooked under a van that had just traversed some of the busiest roads in the city. Police said the driver, Manuel Lituma Sanchez, had no idea he hit the victim until the end of his trip, when a bystander told him something was dragging under his van.
Investigators were working to identify the body, which was found largely intact but horribly battered. The man's heels were shorn off. His clothes and several layers of skin on his legs and buttocks were worn off. The back of his head was worn through to the scalp.
Man Forces Young Son to Drive, Gives Xanax to Calm Down
Police have arrested a Sarasota Florida man they say let his 8-year-old son drive a van.
Police arrested 34-year-old Mark A. Belanger just before midnight Sunday on charges of child abuse and permitting an unlicensed driver to drive.
A Bradenton police report says the boy hit a two trees and nearly hit two pedestrians in a parking lot when his father let him drive. Belanger told police that he had taken Xanax, used to treat anxiety and panic attacks, and was "feeling woozy and didn't want to drive." He said he that he thought letting his son drive would be a "bonding moment."
The boy told police his father took "liquid medicine in order to feel better," pointing to an empty whiskey bottle in the vehicle. Belanger remained in jail Wednesday on a $10,120 bond
Woman Charged With Setting Exotic Dancer on Fire
A woman has pleaded not guilty to trying to kill an exotic dancer by dousing her with flammable liquid and setting her ablaze outside a Los Angeles area club.
Prosecutors on Wednesday charged 27-year-old Rianne Theriault-Odom with attempted premeditated murder, mayhem and torture. She allegedly exchanged words with the dancer, then set her on fire outside the Babes & Beer nightclub last Thursday.
Prosecutors declined to charge a man arrested with her, 22-year-old Nathaniel Petrillo.
The dancer, 27-year-old Roberta Dos Santos-Busby, remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Theriault-Odom remained in custody under $1.03 million bail. Her case will be assigned to a public defender, according to the district attorney's office.
New product being stock in India vending machines...
Does your Pepsi lack pep? Is your Coke not the real thing? India's Hindu nationalist movement apparently has the answer: a new soft drink made from cow urine.
The bovine brew is in the final stages of development by the Cow Protection Department of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), India's biggest and oldest Hindu nationalist group, according to the man who makes it.
Om Prakash, the head of the department, said the drink – called "gau jal", or "cow water" – in Sanskrit was undergoing laboratory tests and would be launched "very soon, maybe by the end of this year".
"Don't worry, it won't smell like urine and will be tasty too,"
"Its USP will be that it's going to be very healthy. It won't be like carbonated drinks and would be devoid of any toxins."
Judge sentences pregnant victim to 100 lashes for committing adultery.
A Saudi judge has ordered a woman should be jailed for a year and receive 100 lashes after she was gang-raped, it was claimed last night.
The 23-year-old woman, who became pregnant after her ordeal, was reportedly assaulted after accepting a lift from a man.
He took her to a house to the east of the city of Jeddah where she was attacked by him and four of his friends throughout the night.
She later discovered she was pregnant and made a desperate attempt to get an abortion at the King Fahd Hospital for Armed Forces.
The District Court Judge in Jeddah ruled she had committed adultery - despite not even being married - and handed down a year's prison sentence, which she will serve in a prison just outside the city.
She is still pregnant and will be flogged once she has had the child.
The Saudi Arabian legal system practices a strict form of medieval law. Women have very few rights and are not even allowed to drive.
They are also banned from going out in public in the company of men other than male relatives.
Middle Eastern Glass Parking Lot scenario.