Judge lets 'X-Men' director's accuser drop lawsuit

HONOLULU (AP) — A former child model can drop his lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii and has the option of refiling it later, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Millions lose Internet access in US

Time Warner Cable apologizes for a 'very serious failure' after millions of people across the US are knocked off the Internet because of a faultTime Warner Cable apologized for a "very serious failure" after millions of people across the United States were knocked off the Internet because of a fault. An estimated 11 million Internet subscribers were hit by the early morning outage on Wednesday, which lasted more than hour, The Wall Street Journal said, while other reports said the problem affected customers nationwide. "During an overnight network maintenance activity in which we were managing IP addresses, an erroneous configuration was propagated throughout our national backbone, resulting in a network outage," the company said in a statement. The outage comes days after federal regulators fined Time Warner Cable for inadequate reporting of some outages in 2013, the WSJ said.



Maria Sharapova comes through in 3 sets at US Open

Maria Sharapova, of Russia, reacts after a point against Alexandra Dulgheru, of Romania, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.



USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

This undated photo provided by the University of Southern California sports information office shows defensive back Josh Shaw. The university is investigating his story that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. Head football coach Steve Sarkisian said USC has received calls contradicting Shaw's detailed claims about his two high ankle sprains. (AP Photo/University of Southern California)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.



Sharapova reaches US Open third round, American men in new low

Maria Sharapova of Russia waves to the crowd after defeating Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania during their US Open women's singles match, in New York, on August 27, 2014Maria Sharapova booked her US Open third-round berth with a gritty three-set victory over Alexandra Dulgheru as US men produced an historic low in their home Grand Slam. "It was difficult," Sharapova said. Sharapova was one of the day's headliners, along with Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka and five-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams on a day that saw two-time defending women's champion Serena Williams along with top men Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all having a day off.





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