$7.4 million awarded in Marvin Gaye case
A federal jury found that the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines" infringed on the 1977 Marvin Gaye chart-topper "Got to Give It Up," awarding nearly $7.4 million to Gaye's children. Jurors ruled against singer-songwriters Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, but held harmless the record company and rapper T.I. A Williams spokesperson called it "a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward."
Odds of a massive earthquake increase
Estimates of the chance of a magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquake hitting California in the next three decades have been raised from about 4.7 percent to 7 percent, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Scientists said the reason for the increase was the growing understanding that earthquakes aren't limited to separate faults, but can start on one fault and jump to others. The result could be multiple faults rupturing in a simultaneous mega-quake.
Injured ambassador is out of the hospital
U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert said that he would continue to be "open and friendly" as he was released from a Seoul hospital five days after a knife attack. "This incident has only strengthened our love and affection for this country and our belief in the unbreakable bond" between the U.S. and South Korea, Lippert said.
French athletes killed in midair collision
A midair collision involving two helicopters killed at least 10 people, three of whom were prominent French sports stars. They were killed while flying to a gorge in the province of La Rioja while filming the reality TV show "Dropped," which chronicles celebrities foraging for food and shelter in barren environments.