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UNITED STATES

Teen takes model to prom

A Southern California teenager turned heads at his prom when he showed up with a Danish model as his date. Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal agreed to step in as Jake Davidson’s date for the traditional high-school dance on Thursday night after he was turned down by supermodel Kate Upton. The teenager appeared in a YouTube video that was viewed more than 2.5 million times asking Upton to be his date. After Upton declined because of a scheduling conflict, Agdal volunteered to go, saying she never got to attend her own prom. The Danish model appears as the bikini-clad sunbather in a Carl’s Jr ad. Davidson told the Los Angeles Daily News he had an incredible night and said Agdal was down to earth.

UNITED STATES

Ohio hero refuses burgers

A man who put aside his McDonald’s hamburger to help rescue three women held captive in an Ohio house said he is not endorsing a group of restaurants offering him free burgers for life. The restaurant where Charles Ramsey worked as a dishwasher initially created a burger named in his honor, then more than a dozen area eateries decided a larger tribute was due. Ramsey said in a written statement released through his attorney on Friday that he does not endorse the northeast Ohio restaurants that are offering burgers bearing his name or promoting a lifetime of free burgers for him. The restaurant group told the Plain Dealer newspaper it will drop the Ramsey burger from the menu and said it is saddened he is not taking the offer in the spirit intended.

UNITED STATES

Actress in court over bong

Actress Amanda Bynes appeared in court on Friday and denied charges of possessing marijuana and tossing a bong out of the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment. The former Nickelodeon child star was released on her own recognizance after spending a night in jail after her arrest on Thursday. She was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment and attempted tampering with physical evidence, according to court documents. All the alleged offenses are classified as misdemeanors rather than felonies. Her attorney at the hearing denied the charges and accused police of entering the actress’ apartment illegally. The actress, 27, who has had several brushes with the law in the past year and is on probation for driving on a suspended license in California, was ordered to return to court on July 9. New York police were called to Bynes’ 47th Street midtown high-rise building after an employee there reported that someone was smoking marijuana in the building’s lobby. Police said they were then directed to Bynes’ apartment, where the actress invited them in. Officers said they detected a strong smell of marijuana in the apartment and observed the bong — a tube-shaped water pipe commonly used for smoking marijuana — in the apartment. Bynes then grabbed the bong and threw it out the window and the actress was taken into custody, police said.

ITALY

Bullets sent to prosecutor

The prosecutor in former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s sex trial has received a series of anonymous threatening letters, including one with two bullets, Milan’s chief prosecutor said on Thursday. The letters sent to Ilda Boccassini have become more frequent since she requested a six-year jail sentence and a lifetime ban on holding public office for Berlusconi, Edmondo Bruti Liberati said.

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