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USC RB Anthony Brown quits team, calls coach Steve Sarkisian ‘racist’

A day after Trojans star cornerback Josh Shaw was suspended indefinitely for making up a heroic pool rescue story to explain an injury, senior running back Anthony Brown quit the team while accusing head coach Steve Sarkisian of being a racist.

SEE IT: Dutch woman runs naked in Amsterdam for radio stunt

A blonde Dutch woman named Sabine ran naked through the very crowded Dam Square in Amsterdam's capital city of the Netherlands as part of a radio stunt to earn a year of free schooling.

Hackers suggest bomb threat against top Sony official

A Twitter account called Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for a North America-wide outage of the PlayStation Network on Sunday, following up with a tweet that suggested a plane carrying a top Sony official was loaded with explosi...

Real estate exec uses company money to pay personal funds: suit

Neil Binder was sued Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by his business partners, Larry Friedman and Anthony DeGrotta, for allegedly causing $2 million in damages to their company, the Bellmarc Group.

City charter schools get an early start

School started Monday for at least 75 city charter schools that enroll about 25,000 kids in all grades and across all five boroughs, according to the pro-charter advocacy group Families for Excellent Schools.

LAPD releases names of officers who shot unarmed man

Police identified the 25-year-old's shooters Thursday as Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, who were assigned to the Newton Division gang enforcement detail. The names’ release come more than two weeks after Ford was shot three times.

Britney Spears breaks up with boyfriend David Lucado: report

The 'Stronger' singer has reportedly dumped her boyfriend of 18 months following rumors of a video showing him cheating on her. Once Spears got wind of the video the mother of two allegedly set him packing.

Brooklyn Bridge will soon become harder to climb

The Brooklyn Bridge will soon be getting harder to scale, NYPD officials said Thursday.

Obama’s corporate tax sham

Krauthammer: The Obama administration is highly exercised about “inversion,” the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from lower tax rates abroad.

SEE IT: Excited giraffe tries to ride a motorcycle

Hilarious video capturing a limber-legged giraffe passionately trying to ride a motorcycle in South Africa is picking up steam after its posting on YouTube last year.

Mom of toddler who died at Bronx daycare speaks for first time

Tomasina Cheatham, 33, was in tears Thursday as she spoke to reporters for the first time since her 20-month-old son, Cardell Williamson, died at a daycare center on Aug. 22. The child's accused killer, Athena Skeeter, 40, was hit with upgraded murder charges Thursday.

Penn. woman sees UFO, calls cops, they see it, too

Stephanie Wilkerson of Pennsylvania grabbed her cell phone, shot some video and called over her neighbor, who saw what she saw. Then she called 911 and an officer came over. He saw it, too.

State grants will improve three NYCHA developments in the Bronx

THREE NYCHA complexes in the Bronx will get $3.7 million in state grants to bolster safety measures and upgrades, officials said.

Luxury living takes off in Jackson Heights

A posh new development at the nexus of Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Woodside has leased all of its 31 luxury units after being on the market for less than a year.

Okla. death row inmate died from drugs, not heart attack: autopsy

An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state’s prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.

Teens charged with defacing Civil War monument with red paint

Psst... If you don’t want to get caught red-handed, don’t use red paint.

Audio alleged to capture Michael Brown's death was taken at same time: company

The audio capturing what sounds like a series of gunshots was recorded on August 9 at 12:02 p.m. near where the 18-year-old teen was gunned down by a Missouri police officer, Glide, the company that recorded the audio, told CNN.

Bondy: Top ten players to watch - and avoid - at U.S. Open

Roger Federer is an artist. Novak Djokovic is a technician. Lleyton Hewitt is a jackhammer operator. Some players are a joy to watch, others an endless ordeal.

Retired Pa. Marine in dress blues acts a volunteer crossing guard

From the halls of Montezuma to the crosswalks of Lancaster, Pa. Retired Marine Cpl. Lewis Alston, 63, decided to take matters into his own hands when he saw that schoolchildren near his home were endangered by heavy traffic while walking to class.

Ga. siblings had sex after watching ‘The Notebook’: police

Two Georgia siblings admitted to police they had sex three times in a tractor trailer parked outside a church after watching “The Notebook,” cops said.

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