Man charged over fatal crash
A man arrested in connection with a New York car crash that killed a rabbinical college student, his pregnant wife and their baby has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and other offenses. Julio Acevedo was arraigned on Thursday in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn and was ordered held without bail. He arrived in the city earlier on Thursday after agreeing to be returned from Pennsylvania, where he had surrendered on Wednesday. Police in New York say Acevedo left the scene of Sunday’s fatal crash. He is accused of speeding down a Brooklyn street and crashing into a car carrying 21-year-olds Nachman and Raizy Glauber. Acevedo has told the Daily News he was fleeing someone who was trying to shoot at him.
Bieber faints during show
Justin Bieber is recovering after fainting backstage at a concert in London. A spokeswoman for Bieber said late on Thursday that the 19-year-old pop star was given oxygen and took a 20-minute reprieve after fainting backstage at London’s O2 Arena. “Getting better,” Bieber later posted on Twitter. “Thanks for everyone pulling me thru tonight. Best fans in the world. Figuring out what happened. Thanks for the love.” Jazz Chappell, a 20-year-old concertgoer who brought her younger sister and her friend to the show, said a backup dancer helped Bieber off stage after he announced he could not breathe and needed water. She said many fans in the audience were gasping and crying, while others kept cheering for him to return. “I thought, ‘Give the guy a break. He just fainted. He’s not a performing horse. Let him rest a second,’” Chappell said. In a video of the concert posted online, Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, appeared on stage and told the crowd that the singer was feeling “very low of breath,” but would come back to finish the show. Chappell said Bieber, who is in London to perform four concerts at the O2, later returned and performed low-energy renditions of his hits Boyfriend and Baby.
Female heading for space
Russia will send a female cosmonaut into space for the first time in two decades next year, an official at the space training center said on Wednesday. Yelena Serova, 36 and a professional cosmonaut, “is getting ready for a space flight in the second half of 2014,” said Alexei Temerov, an official at Russia’s Star City space training center. Russia will this year celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first woman’s trip to space. The feat was accomplished by Valentina Tereshkova on June 16, 1963. However, only one Russian woman has flown to space since the early 1980s.