Top US News: Adele Victorious At 2016 Billboard Awards; 5-Year-Old Killed In Vallejo Fire, 2 Injured; & More
Adele wins Top Artist prize at 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Adele bagged the Top Artist award, outracing Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, as reported by the Hollywood Life. Taylor previously won the Album of the Year award for “1989” at the Grammys in February, and the Best Tour Award at the iHeart Radio Music Awards in April. Meanwhile, Beiber previously won the award for International Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards in February.
5-year-old killed in Vallejo fire, 2 others injured
A two-alarm house fire in Vallejo on Sunday caused the deaths of three people, including a 5-year-old child, KTLA reports. The single family home was in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene. The child was in the back bedroom swallowed entirely by flames. A woman sustained second and third degree burns and a male suffered minor burns.
California wildfire spreads to six square miles
A wildfire in the Central Coast in California has spread to almost six square miles, SFGate reports. Although the fire, which started on Sunday afternoon, had only burned 800 acres in the first two hours, it spread to nearly 4,000 acres due to strong winds. According to fire spokesman Daniel Berlant, the blaze had been 20 percent contained. There have been no injuries reported in the fire.
Lesbian couple arrested for kissing in public to receive $80K from Honolulu
Honolulu will pay $80,000 in settlement of a lawsuit filed by two lesbian women, Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero, who were arrested after kissing each other in a grocery store, FOX News reports. On a trip to Hawaii from Los Angeles, the women claim that they were arrested because the officer did not like their public display of affection. The two women are not a couple anymore.
1 killed, 10 injured in crash involving chase by US Border Patrol
A chase between the U.S. Border Patrol agents and a truck, which ended in a crash, caused the deaths of one person and injured 10 others, KSAT said. The driver of the truck, driving on Interstate 35 access road 37 miles north of Laredo, tried to evade the tire deflation device put by the Border Patrol agents but lost control of the truck. While one person was killed at the scene, the extent of the injuries of those wounded is not known.