Brittany Spears Leaves X-Factor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears said Friday she has made the “difficult decision” to leave Fox’s “The X Factor” after one season.

In a statement, the pop singer said she had an incredible time working on the singing contest but that it was time to get back into the…

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Boston Declares Flu Emergency

(Reuters) – With flu cases in this city up tenfold from last year, the mayor of Boston declared a public health emergency on Wednesday as authorities around the United States scrambled to cope with a rising number of patients.

U.S. health authorities say the flu arrived about a month earlier…

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NBA Suspends Carmelo Anthony for One Game

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony was suspended one game by the NBA on Wednesday for confronting Kevin Garnett after the New York Knicks’ loss to Boston on Monday.

Anthony, who was angry about Garnett’s choice of words during a fourth-quarter altercation, went toward the Celtics’ locker room after…

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NYC Ferry Crash Injures 57 People

NEW YORK — An investigation was underway to determine why a high-speed commuter ferry slammed into a Lower Manhattan dock Wednesday, tearing open a section of hull and injuring 57 people, two critically.

Fire Department Commissioner Sal Cassano said 11 people were seriously injured after the Seastreak Wall Street ferry…

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Bonds,Sosa and Clemens Denied Entry to MLB Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball’s Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.

Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote, Clemens 37.6…

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