Extradition of Quaid fails
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- A California prosecutor said Tuesday U.S. officials rejected a request to seek the extradition of actor Randy Quaid and his wife from Canada to face felony vandalism charges.
Authorities in Santa Barbara have sought the couple's return for months. Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter said the U.S. State Department notified him last week that it would not pursue extradition.
The Quaids were arrested in September in the coastal city and accused of causing more than $5,000 in damage to a home they once owned. They were no-shows at several court hearings and were arrested in Vancouver, where the actor sought asylum from a group he dubbed ''Hollywood star-whackers.''
Trail around Hetfield's land moves ahead
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- Work is under way on a Northern California hiking trail being built at a cost of more than $650,000 to bypass the home of Metallica front man James Hetfield.
The 3-mile trail connecting two open space preserves north of San Francisco is set to be finished as early as September.
The new path stems from a 2008 dispute in which Hetfield erected a metal fence blocking a portion of the old trail running through in Marin County land. He complained trail users were damaging his property.
Marin officials said the rocker has been accommodating to the new project.
Black debuts 2nd video
NEW YORK -- Unlikely viral video star Rebecca Black has released a follow-up to her first hit, ''Friday.''
Black's second music video, ''My Moment,'' debuted Monday. In less than 24 hours, it was watched more than 1.9 million times on YouTube. It's also streaming on her website and is available on iTunes.
The video is better produced than her ''Friday'' video, which amassed more than 160 million views before it was removed from YouTube last week. Black and her team have disputed the rights of the video with Ark Music Factory, the company paid to produce it.