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Survivor of limo fire disputes driver's account

(USA TODAY) -- One of the survivors of a limousine fire that killed five women on a San Francisco Bay bridge is disputing the driver's version of what happened when the limo burst into flames.

Nelia Arellano told San Francisco's KGO-TV that she yelled at the driver to stop the car, but he "didn't want to listen."

When the driver, Orville Brown, did finally stop, Arellano says he did nothing to help the women get out of the burning car after he exited.

Brown has said that, at first, he misunderstood what one of the passengers in the back was saying when she knocked on the partition between the passenger area and the driver and complained about smelling smoke.

With the music up, he initially thought the woman was asking if she could smoke. Seconds later, he said, the women knocked again, this time screaming, "Smoke, smoke!" and "Pull over," Brown told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Pink Posts A Scathing Open Letter

(USA TODAY) -- Two weeks ago, a respiratory infection forced Pink to cancel a concert in Birmingham, England. The response from some of her fans couldn't have made her feel much better.

Ten Cities With The Worst Traffic

(USA TODAY) -- Last year, the average American driver wasted 38 hours sitting in traffic. While the occasional traffic jam inconveniences most drivers, some unlucky people live in the nation's most congested cities. In addition to spending an average of 42 hours a year in traffic, drivers in these cities face peak hour congestion that can increase travel time during rush hour by 15% or more.

Keira Knightley Ties The Knot

Keira Knightley has found her Mr. Right(on).

The actress, 28, married musician James Righton, 29, today in the town hall in Mazan, in the south of France, reports The Telegraph.

Wearing a Chanel cream dress made by Karl Lagerfeld, the bride had her hair down. The groom wore a dark suit. Both sported sunglasses as they left the hall just after noon.

The Daily Mail reports the two "skipped for joy" when the ceremony was over.

There were less than a dozen guests inside as mayor Aime Navello performed the ceremony. Guests were said to include Knightley's mother/playwrite Sharman Macdonald, 62, and members of Righton's band, the Klaxons, as well as his parents.

She and Righton were driven to her mom's nearby estate, where a party with guests including actress Sienna Miller and Lagerfeld was planned. 

Police: Woman Found Dead in Car in Md.

HOWARD COUNTY (WUSA9) -- A woman was found dead in a car this morning in Columbia, Md., police said.

Police are now offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information to the case of Deborah Castellano, 47, who recently moved into the area in Columbia, Md. 

Police responded to a 9:00 a.m. call from someone who saw the woman who appeared to be injured in a Toyota Corolla at a parking lot in the 9600 block of Basket Ring Road. When they arrived at the scene, they found a woman dead with multiple gun shot wounds, police said.

They are still investigating the case. 

Weekend Picks for Book Lovers

(USA TODAY) -- What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include a very creepy horror novel from Stephen King's son and much lighter fare from Shopaholic creator Sophie Kinsella.

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill; William Morrow, 686 pp.; fiction

The pitter-patter of tiny feet and the wonders of the holiday season will never sound or feel the same if you dare to read Joe Hill's terrifyingly creepy third novel, NOS4A2.

In the real world, Christmas comes but once a year. In NOS4A2, in Charlie Manx's Christmasland, it's always Christmas morning. But anything that sounds that good, especially in a horror novel, comes with a deadly price.

Funeral home: No one wants to bury bomb suspect

(USA TODAY) -- A funeral home director is scrambling to find a cemetery that will bury a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, ignoring protesters gathered outside his business and saying everybody deserves a dignified burial service no matter the circumstances of his or her death.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev died from bullet wounds to his torso and extremities and blunt trauma to his head and body, Peter Stefan, owner of Graham, Putnam, and Mahoney Funeral Parlor, said Friday as he read details of the death certificate.

Tsarnaev, 26, was pronounced dead at 1:35 a.m. ET on April 19, four days after the twin bombings that killed four and wounded 264 others. He was shot during a gun battle with police in the Boston suburb of Watertown, then run over and dragged by his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar, as he fled in a stolen car.