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Mac Miller: Man charged over rapper’s death



The rapper overdosed in September a year ago.

Investigators in Los Angeles state he thought he’d been sold a painkiller called oxycodone – yet it had really been bound with fentanyl, an amazing medication that is multiple times more intense than heroin.

Cameron James Petit, who’s 28 and from LA, has been captured on doubt of disseminating a controlled substance.

Mac Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, was 26 when he died.

The coroner found fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol in his body and concluded he’d accidentally taken an overdose.

Prosecutors say their evidence against Cameron James Petit includes messages he sent after the body was discovered.

He told a friend: “Most likely I will die in jail.

“You have no clue how frequently I cautioned him that that would occur and battled that battle, for how long of our companionship, of our relationship”, she included.

All through his profession, Mac worked together with any semblance of Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams.

He put out his first mixtape when he was 15 under the name EZ Mac, however it was his 2010 discharge KIDS that got him a record bargain.

He additionally featured in a MTV reality arrangement in 2013 which tailed him and a gathering of companions after he moved to Los Angeles to seek after his vocation.

Snoop Dog, Wiz Khalifa, Shawn Mendes and Chance the Rapper all paid tribute to him after he passed on.

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Ric Ocasek, frontman of new wave pioneers the Cars, dies at 75




The performer and maker Ric Ocasek, whose singing, songwriting, style and attitude as pioneer of Boston musical crew the Cars characterized the American new wave development of the late 1970s and mid ’80s, has passed on. He was 75.

Ocasek’s demise was affirmed by the New York Police Department, which said that officials reacting to a 911 approach Sunday evening found him lethargic at around 4 p.m. There were no indications of unfairness, as per the Associated Press.

Beginning with the Cars’ self-titled introduction collection in 1978, the cool, slender frontman and his bandmates hurried the graphs — and the early music video channel MTV — with a string of smoothly present day, ultra-appealing force pop hits including “My Best Friend’s Girl,” “How about we Go,” “Bye Love” and “Shake It Up.”

“The Cars had it all: the looks, the hooks, beat-romance lyrics, killer choruses, guitar solos that pissed off your parents, dazzling music videos,” Brandon Flowers of the Killers said last year when the Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The respect topped an inventive life known not just for work with the Cars and as an independent craftsman, however as a brilliant eared dilettante who created original chronicles for New York synth-punk pioneers Suicide, Washington, D.C. afro-punk band Bad Brains and Los Angeles pop-punk band Weezer.

Ocasek’s downplayed, cumbersome charm was with the end goal that he wedded supermodel Paulina Porizkova at the pinnacle of both of their notoriety, and in doing offered a route forward for unassuming artists less inspired by the peacock shenanigans of a Mick Jagger or Freddie Mercury. There was no compelling reason to thrash about like a maniac when a curved eyebrow and insignificant hip-shake could work.

The methodology was fruitful. “On the off chance that anything, I’m unmistakable,” he said with normal modest representation of the truth when gotten some information about his 1980s omnipresence on MTV.

That nearness was hard-earned. When the craftsman conceived Richard Theodore Otcasek framed the Cars with Benjamin Orr, Greg Hawkes, David Robinson and Elliot Easton, he’d been working the upper east circuit for a considerable length of time. Ocasek and the late Cars bassist Orr opened for proto-punk groups the Stooges and MC5 in the mid ’70s, and recorded a collection as a component of a society shake outfit called Milkwood later.

The Cars shaped in 1976, and in the wake of winning Boston radio airplay for an early recording of “Exactly What I Needed,” before long marked with the regarded name Elektra, where they joined a program that included Queen, Carly Simon, Harry Chapin and many other ’70s rockers.

In the midst of the long-hairs as yet humming over the flower child thing, Ocasek’s half-expressed, demurely conflicted conveyance stuck out, and recommended his declared motivation, Lou Reed, as directed through a rockabilly crooner. Ocasek groveled over a previous fire’s “atomic boots” and “softened cowhide blue eyes” on “My Best Friend’s Girl.” For “Bye Love,” Ocasek featured a “wavy 12 PM” rich with “shrouded insinuations” and “substitution, mass disarray, mists inside your head.”

Thus inspired, the artist’s creativity ignited like a spark plug.

“So many people are so goddamned bored and won’t even… get out of their chairs to go look for something to do,” he told Creem magazine in 1983, of his drive for musical success. “You can’t rely on the rest of the world to take your hand, you know. You have to sort of get out and look for something to get involved in or just do it yourself.”

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30-Acre Brush Fire Threatened Homes In Eagle Rock




A brush fire along the 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock threatened some homes Sunday and caused the closure of two freeways.

But late Saturday, officials happily reported no structures were lost and a mandatory evacuation in one area was lifted by 10 p.m.

The Los Angeles Fire Department and Glendale Fire battled the blaze in tandem.

As of about 5:15 p.m., authorities said they were getting the upper hand on the blaze that was reported about an hour before.

Desmond Shaw, reporting in Sky2, said a lot of white smoke would indicate firefighters had managed to turn back most of the flames.

The 134 and 2 Freeways were shut in both directions. A woman who said she’d only moved to Los Angeles from Chicago a year ago was stranded on the 134 that for hours resembled a parking lot. She deadpanned, “I think we’re in for a long evening.”

Additional resources were called for to aid in structure protection.

Smoke was visible to Dodger Stadium, witnesses said.

By 6:20 p.m., some evacuations on the Glendale side were being ordered. Mandatory evacuations included Mount Carmel & Bywood – both sides of

Glenoaks Canyon and every single blood vessel road.

As of about 7:15 p.m., it was assessed 100 homes were cleared.

For more data about potential departures, click here for Glendale Fire’s Instagram maps.

In excess of 200 firemen combat the burst. The flame was around 50 percent contained by 11 p.m. however, authorities told CBS2/KCAL9’s Brittney Hopper they intended to stay on scene medium-term to put out any problem areas that may erupt.

Three LAFD helicopters dropped water on the flame, in any event six drops were seen. Air-Crane and LA County each had a helicopter dropping extra water on the flares.

No wounds have been accounted for.

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‘Start Here’: NYPD fires officer in Eric Garner death and Planned Parenthood leaves federal funding program




  1. Strangle hold cop terminated

Five years after Eric Garner’s last words, “I can’t inhale,” touched off across the country challenges, the New York City cop legitimately accused for his strangle hold passing has been terminated.

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill reported Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s end on Monday, calling it “an amazingly troublesome choice,” after a departmental judge not long ago prescribed that Pantaleo be terminated for his “rash” activities during Garner’s capture.

Accumulate was slaughtered July 17, 2014, when Pantaleo and his accomplice halted him for purportedly selling untaxed cigarettes. In the experience, recorded on record, Pantaleo snatched Garner from behind and set him in a strangle hold, a move restricted by the NYPD in 1993.

“It didn’t murder him legitimately, yet it added to an asthma assault that the medicinal analyst’s office said did, and that is the place the departmental judge and the police official observed Officer Pantaleo to be foolhardy,” ABC News Senior Investigative Reporter Aaron Katersky says on “Begin Here.”

Pantaleo has denied he utilized the strangle hold on Garner. The Police Benevolent Association blamed the official for picking “legislative issues and his own personal circumstance over the cops he professes to lead.”

2. Title X funding

Planned Parenthood is withdrawing from the federal Title X family planning program, rejecting millions of dollars in funding for low-income women, instead of complying with new rules enacted by the Trump administration.

Title X, started in 1970, already prohibits the use of funding for abortions, but the new restrictions include that participating clinics aren’t allowed to counsel women about where they can receive an abortion, an issue that the federal government has taken different positions on over the years, according to ABC News Legal Analyst Kate Shaw.

“Under the rule that was in effect previously,” she says, “providers could give factual, neutral information about the availability of abortions and could refer people who were pregnant and wanted information about it, or wanted to access abortions, to places that provide them.”

As Planned Parenthood fought the new rule in court, clinics were supposed to submit “compliance” plans to the Department of Health and Human Services by Monday.

3. Trump on guns

As the gun control debate rages on in the wake of the El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mass shootings, President Donald Trump appears to be softening his stance on new gun legislation.

A few weeks after he told reporters “we have to have very meaningful background checks,” on Sunday he seemed to back off any push for tougher gun sale background checks, saying “Congress is going to be reporting back to me with ideas … but just remember, we already have a lot of background checks.”

His shifting position has lawmakers questioning whether they will have enough political support to pass any gun control legislation when they return to Washington after the August recess, according to ABC News’ Katherine Faulders.

“I think you see the president genuinely wanting to do something about this, but [he’s] being lobbied and pulled by all sorts of different outside forces that it’s just unclear what Congress really has an appetite for,” she says.

4. China’s troll campaign

Twitter and Facebook have removed hundreds of fraudulent accounts linked to China that they say were spreading disinformation about pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

The social media platforms accused China of claiming demonstrators were violent, with some posters likening them to cockroaches and members of ISIS.

“There’s much, much more activity from the social media platforms going out and hunting for this kind of activity and then taking it down,” Ben Nimmo, a digital analyst and director of investigations at the firm Graphika, says on the podcast. “It’s really changed the dynamic of what’s happening online. You’re not just getting troll operations running, but you’re actually getting the platforms acting as troll hunters and going out finding them.”

Twitter said in a blog post on Monday it would update its policies to reject advertising from state-controlled news media entities. Facebook does not ban ads from state-owned media companies, according to the Associated Press.

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