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White House will have to answer petition's call for Justin Bieber deportation

WASHINGTON - It looks like another major political hot potato has just landed on President Barack Obama's desk: what to do about Justin Bieber. That's because a petition on the White House website about the controversy-prone Canadian pop star has just crossed the crucial threshold of 100,000 signatures. Once it reaches that total, the White House is compelled to offer a reply. The petition topic is: "Deport Justin Bieber back to Canada and revoke his green card."

Justin Bieber's arraignment set in drunken driving case

(Reuters) - Teen pop star Justin Bieber will be arraigned next month in Miami, following his arrest last week on a charge of drunken driving when he was caught drag racing in a rented Lamborghini, according to court records published on Tuesday. Bieber, 19, will be arraigned on February 14 on the driving under the influence charge, as well as charges of driving on an expired license and resisting arrest without violence. The pop star is not expected to appear at the Valentine's Day arraignment.

Justin Bieber hits the beaches in Panama

Panama City, Jan 26 (EFE).- Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber hit the beaches on Panama's Pacific coast ahead of his appearance before a judge in the United States this week. The teen idol, who was arrested in Miami Beach for drunk driving and drag racing last Thursday, enjoyed the surf at a luxury hotel in Punta Chame. The 19-year-old Bieber is scheduled to appear before a judge in Miami on Monday. Panamanian media outlets published photos of Bieber surrounded by his bodyguards, strolling with friends and accompanied by a blonde wearing a bikini.

Bieber's troubles strike chord with parents of troubled teens

TORONTO - Media outlets around the world have been captivated by Canadian pop star Justin Bieber's latest tussle with the law, but a much wider audience finds itself engrossed by the singer's struggles with himself. Bieber's increasingly erratic public behaviour, escalating bouts of temper and brazen use of both legal and illegal substances are an all-too familiar narrative for parents who have watched their own teenaged offspring travel down the same treacherous path.

Justin Bieber's image evolving from clean-cut boy next door to bad boy

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Justin Bieber's mug shot hints at the boy-next-door image he's carefully crafted over the past several years, with a glistening smile and professionally upswept hair. But the red jail jumpsuit also visible in the photo tells a different story, one about the singer's recent troubles and emergence as a bad boy. The 19-year-old pop star is facing possible jail time after his arrest in Florida on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.

Bieber busted in Miami for DUI in drag racing incident

Pop star Justin Bieber was charged with driving under the influence after police caught him drag racing in Miami Beach early Thursday -- allegedly after drinking and smoking marijuana. The arrest was the latest in a string of problems that have tarnished the image of the 19-year-old Canadian singer, from rows in Australia and Brazil over graffiti to the search of his California home last week. Police said Bieber was racing a rented yellow Lamborghini on a residential street when he was arrested shortly after 4:00 am (0900 GMT).

In latest sign of trouble, Justin Bieber is arrested on charges of DUI, resisting arrest

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - When he debuted five years ago, Justin Bieber was a mop-haired heartthrob, clean cut and charming. But a series of troubling incidents have put his innocent image at risk, and none more so than his arrest on DUI charges Thursday. Police say they arrested a bleary-eyed Bieber — smelling of alcohol — after officers saw him drag-racing before dawn on a palm-lined residential street, his yellow Lamborghini travelling at nearly twice the speed limit.

Justin Bieber arrested for drag-racing while intoxicated

Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami early Thursday for drag racing while intoxicated, news reports here said, in the pop singer's latest in a series of run-ins with the law. The local NBC television affiliate in Miami reported that at the time of his arrest, Bieber was driving a rented Lamborghini. The incident is one in a long line of controversial headlines which have tarnished the once clean-cut image of Bieber, who has sold more than 12 million albums since emerging on the music scene in 2009 as a schoolboy sensation.

Americas News Agenda for January 24

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Friday: + Following developments after arrest of pop star Bieber MIAMI: Following developments after the arrest of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber in Florida for drag racing while intoxicated. Picture. Video. (ENTERTAINMENT-US-CRIME-MUSIC-BIEBER) -- OTHER AGENDA ITEMS --

Justin Bieber released from Miami jail, waves to fans: Reuters witness

MIAMI (Reuters) - Teen pop star Justin Bieber was released from a Miami area jail on Thursday hours after he was arrested on a drunken driving charge while caught drag racing on a main thoroughfare in a rented yellow Lamborghini, police said. Bieber emerged from jail escorted by correctional officers and his personal entourage, before climbing on the roof of an SUV to wave to fans.
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