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  • iStock/Thinkstock(MILWAUKEE) — A woman driving a Jeep told police she blacked out prior to hitting a curb, sending her SUV through the air and straight through a brick wall in Milwaukee early Thursday morning.The Jeep landed inches away from a man sleeping inside."To me it was like an explosion," the man told ABC-affiliate WISN. "I didn't know if it was a fire, explosion. I didn't know what was going on."The driver, as well as the man, identified only as Theo, were not injured.Milwaukee city inspectors still need to determine if the duplex is safe to live in, but significant damage to the building can be seen.Milwaukee Police told ABC News the driver could be cited for inattentive driving.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A judge in Los Angeles, California, has issued an arrest warrant for Bikram Choudhury, the founder of "hot" yoga who was ordered in 2016 to pay more than $7 million in a sexual harassment suit.Choudhury has not paid the judgment. Authorities believe that he has hid his assets and left the country.According to ABC station KABC-TV, the warrant allows authorities to arrest him if he returns to the U.S. or, possibly, in Mexico.In January 2016, a jury determined that Choudhury had sexually harassed and then unfairly fired Minakshi "Miki" Jafa-Bodden, his onetime lawyer. He was ordered to pay nearly $6.5 million in punitive damages in addition to $924,000 in compensatory damages.Jafa-Bodden was general counsel to Bikram's Yoga College of India but was fired after refusing to cover up allegations that Bikram had raped and sexually assaulted a yoga student."I feel vindicated," she told ABC News in 2016. "I'm elated."She convinced the jury that the 69-year-old guru had repeatedly sexually harassed her and subjected her to obscene comments about women.She also claimed she was fired after she tried to investigate another woman's sexual harassment and rape allegations against him. During the trial over Jafa-Bodden's allegations, Bikram strongly denied sexually assaulting any women. He also denied to ABC News ever having any sexual contact with his students or followers.Choudhury was one of the pioneers of yoga in the United States, setting up shop in Beverly Hills in the 1970s. His client list is a who's who of the rich and famous. Now his yoga studios are franchised worldwide.Bail was set at $8 million. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • WABC-TV(NEW YORK) — The driver suspected of plowing into a crowd in New York's Times Square midday Thursday, killing an 18-year-old woman and injuring 20 others, was arraigned Friday on charges of murder, attempted murder and aggravated vehicular homicide.Four people remain hospitalized with critical injuries from the crash.At 11:55 a.m. Thursday, 26-year-old Richard Rojas of the Bronx, a Navy veteran, was driving south on 7th Avenue when he made a quick U-turn at 42nd Street and drove on the sidewalk for three-and-a-half blocks, striking multiple pedestrians until crashing at 45th Street, according to law enforcement.There is no indication of terrorism, officials said.After Rojas crashed, he fled the scene but was detained by police and civilians, police said.The car killed Alyssa Elsman, an 18-year-old tourist from Michigan, officials said. Her 13-year-old sister was among the injured.Witness Annie Donahey told ABC News, "I was walking toward the subway station and the sidewalk that I was on was super crowded. Last minute I decided I was gonna cross the street ... I turn around because someone screamed. There's this red car, full speed, careening down the sidewalk."Donahey said one woman she was walking next to was struck by the car. "I looked back and she was in a pile on the street," Donahey said. "It could've been me."She continued: "I wouldn't be here now if I hadn't crossed the street. It happened too fast."Rojas faces one count of murder, one count of aggravated vehicular homicide and 20 counts of attempted murder.Rojas has had multiple arrests in the past, including two for drunken driving, police said.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a plane that went missing just east of the Bahamas with four on board after it failed to arrive in Florida.The twin-engine turboprop MU-2B, manufactured by Mitsubishi, departed Puerto Rico around 11 a.m. Monday and was scheduled to arrive in Titusville, Fla., according to the Coast Guard.Believed to be on board are Jennifer Blumin and Nathan Ulrich from New York, and Blumin's 4-year-old and 10-year-old sons, according to the Coast Guard.At 2:10 p.m., air traffic controllers in Miami reported the plane was approximately 37 miles east of Eleuthera in the Bahamas when radar and radio contact was lost.In the search for the aircraft are a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a Cutter.Customs and Border Patrol and Royal Bahamas Defense Force are assisting the Coast Guard in the search. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(TRENTON, N.J.) -- (TRENTON, N.J.) -- Armed police in Trenton, New Jersey, are hoping for a peaceful resolution as they engage in a deadly standoff with a suspect inside a home for a second straight day.The incident began Wednesday morning in a residential neighborhood in New Jersey's capital when U.S. Marshals went to a home to attempt to serve a warrant, officials said. The suspect, 35-year-old Tyleeb Reese, who was inside, allegedly fired on the marshals. The officers backed out of the house while under fire, officials said.A bystander outside the home was crawling on the ground for safety when he was struck by gunfire and died, according to ABC affiliate WPVI in Philadelphia.Resident Roseman Pilot told WPVI, "I come right out and see a body laying on the ground, cops hiding behind cover. It was crazy."Three Mercer County Sheriff's officers have been injured, WPVI reported.Capt. Brian Polite of the New Jersey State Police said this morning there has been little progress with the suspect, adding that everyone is "hoping for a peaceful resolution."Officers have used bullhorns to negotiate with Reese, saying things like, "I want this to end peacefully," and, "We have not tried to hurt you."Authorities also deployed tear gas and have sent in a robot with a cellphone in an attempt to talk the suspect into surrendering.Police are working with the suspect's mother as well, hoping she can help bring the standoff to a peaceful end.At one point, the suspect came to the window, but did not go outside.Gunfire between the police and the suspect was heard early this morning.Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson today urged residents to stay calm, saying law enforcement officers have been working tirelessly to resolve this matter.Armed officers were seen helping neighbors to safety and officials said shelters and services are available for anyone who has been displaced.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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