NUMBER 5 - BARBARA WALTERS' LAST WEEK ON TV
This week will be Barbara Walters' last as a regular on broadcast television. The veteran journalist will appear on her final episode of "The View" on Friday. ABC has scheduled a week of events celebrating Walters, and will dedicate an ABC news building in her honor. The 84-year-old started her national broadcast career more than 50 years ago, but has said she's more than ready to work off-camera.
NUMBER 4 - JAY Z ATTACKED BY SISTER-IN-LAW IN ELEVATOR
Jay Z may have 99 problems and his sister-in-law is one of them. In surveillance video released by TMZ, it appears to show Solange Knowles wildly swinging at and kicking Jay Z inside an elevator. You can see Beyonce standing off to the side not getting involved. The argument happened at the Standard Hotel in New York City last week after the Met Gala. Its unclear what triggered the altercation.
NUMBER 3 - SECOND MERS CASE IN UNITED STATES
There is a second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in the U.S. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health are investigating. The first U.S. case was reported earlier this month in Indiana. That person is an American health care provider who was working in Saudi Arabia. CDC scientists do not know exactly how MERS spreads, but they don't believe it's from casual contact.
NUMBER 2 - TEXAS WILDFIRE
A wildfire in the Texas panhandle has destroyed more than 130 structures, including some homes. Authorities say the 2,500 acre fire has forced more than 2,000 people to flee. Emergency crews have blocked off access to many of the roadways in the burned neighborhoods. As of Monday afternoon, firefighters said the wildfire was 35-percent contained. Authorities don't yet know what caused it.
NUMBER 1 - DONALD STERLING BREAKS HIS SILENCE
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling spoke publicly for the first time since a controversial audio recording prompted the NBA to ban him and fine him $2.5 million. In an exclusive interview with Anderson Cooper, Sterling stirred up even more controversy, slamming NBA legend Magic Johnson. Sterling said Magic should be "ashamed of himself" for "catching HIV." Sterling also said, "it's painful to me, because I'm not a racist, and I've never been a racist." After the interview aired, Magic tweeted, "After this week, no more Sterling talk."
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