NUMBER 5 - JAY Z AND BEYONCE RELEASE STATEMENT
Superstar couple Jay Z and Beyonce are finally talking about the now infamous elevator attack involving Solange. The Carter-Knowles family released a statement saying, "Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family." The statement goes on to say that "reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior are simply false."
NUMBER 4 - PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY TOUR 9/11 MUSEUM
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama toured the September 11th Museum on Thursday, ahead of a ceremony marking its opening. They saw a memorial wall with photos of victims and a mangled fire truck. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined them. The museum opened its doors Thursday for survivors, families and rescuers. It opens to the public next Wednesday.
NUMBER 3 - STERLING SENDS LETTER TO NBA
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has sent a letter to the NBA, telling the league he will not pay his $2.5 million fine, and that he rejects his lifetime ban. Sports Illustrated and USA Today, citing unnamed sources, say the letter also threatens the NBA with a lawsuit if Sterling's punishment for making racist remarks is not rescinded.
NUMBER 2 - NEW GM RECALLS
General Motors has issued five new recalls that will cost $200 million to fix. The largest applies to 2.4 million cars recalled for a wiring problem. The models affected are: The 2004-2012 Chevy Malibu, 2004-2007 Chevy Malibu Maxx, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6, and 2007-2010 Saturn Auras. GM says the issue is tied to 13 accidents and two injuries. The company issued a service bulletin to dealerships in 2008 about the flaw, but never ordered a recall.
NUMBER 1 - AT LEAST ONE KILLED IN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES
Despite thousands of evacuations, the wildfires in California have killed at least one person. Some of the fires burn in the foothills near the San Marcos campus of Cal State University. Two others burn in areas on Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton, one of them relatively small, the other covering nearly ten square miles. Years of drought conditions in california combined with strong winds and near-triple-digit temperatures are prime weather for wildfires.