By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A powerful trio formed by President Barack Obama, pop star Katy Perry and a survivor took their fight against domestic abuse to the Grammy Awards on Sunday and exhorted artists to use their power to stop violence against women and girls. Obama appeared at music's biggest night via a pre-recorded video stating that nearly one in five women in America has been a victim of rape or attempted rape and one in four women has experienced domestic violence. "It's not OK and it has to stop," Obama said. "Artists have a unique power to change minds and attitudes and getting us talking and thinking about what matters." Obama asked the millions of viewers of the CBS telecast to go to the site ItsOnUs.org to make a pledge to stop violence.
Paparazzi photographers were not responsible for a deadly traffic accident involving Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner, who appeared uninjured in the four-car crash on a California highway this weekend, police said on Sunday. Jenner, who has become the object of intense media attention since reports that he planned to become a woman, was accustomed to attracting photographers, said Sergeant Philip Brooks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department station in Malibu/Lost Hills.
SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — Ira Hanson milled around an evacuation center near tiny Swall Meadows on Sunday afternoon, not quite sure what to do after learning that the dream home he and his late wife had built 30 years earlier was damaged in a wildfire that consumed 40 homes and buildings.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, according to an analysis of information that manufacturers provided to a senator.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The parents of a 26-year-old American who has been held hostage for more than a year by Islamic State extremists were clinging to hope Sunday that their daughter is alive, having yet to receive information confirming otherwise.
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A teenager who police say opened fire at a Pittsburgh-area mall, shooting his intended target as well as a couple, was arrested early Sunday after police used surveillance footage and an Instagram photo to link the suspect to the shooting.
(Reuters) - A federal judge in New Jersey on Sunday called a temporary halt to the pending sale of bankrupt Revel Casino in Atlantic City and scheduled a hearing on Monday on a motion to block some of the terms of the $94.5 million deal. U.S. District Court Judge Jerome B. Simandle ordered an emergency hearing for 3 p.m. in the proposed sale of the property to Florida developer Glen Straub, who could lose his $10 million deposit if the deal does not close by Monday's deadline.