Top 25 stock watch: Syracuse takes over at No. 1 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA wild week in college hoops meant big changes in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll, and this time the shake-up went all the way to the top. COACHES…

Bieber compares himself to Michael Jackson on Instagram – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA day after his arrest in Miami, Justin Bieber hasn’t said much about the incident. No tweets, no official statements. But Bieber posted an Instagram photo worth at least…

Raw: 3 Reported Dead in Ukraine Clashes – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA medic for anti-government demonstrators in Kiev, Ukraine says three demonstrators died following overnight clashes with police. The medic says one demonstrator died after falling from a high place…

Video shows Toronto mayor in boozy rant against chief – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA week after declaring himself sober and off alcohol, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged Tuesday to drinking ” a little bit” after a video showed him apparently drunk and…

Russians seeking black widows as possible Games threat – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA possible female suicide bomber may have already made it past the ring of security for the Sochi Olympic Games, according to reports from ABC News and NBC News.…

Report: New terrorist threat for Sochi Olympics – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA new terror threat to the Sochi Olympics surfaced Sunday, according to reports. ABC News reported that Islamist militants in Russia released a video recorded by two suicide bombers…

Asiana Airlines passengers sue over San Francisco crash – USA TODAY

Asiana Airlines passengers sue over San Francisco crashUSA TODAYA group of passengers who were aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crash landed last summer at a San Francisco airport filed…

Judge rejects $765M NFL concussion settlement – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA federal judge denied preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing it may not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players. (Jan. 14). Loading……

Auction draws animal rights protesters – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino sold Saturday night for $350,000 at a Dallas auction held to raise money for conservation efforts but criticized by wildlife…

Bell: Tom Brady aside, Patriots lacking Super Bowl pedigree – USA TODAY

Bell: Tom Brady aside, Patriots lacking Super Bowl pedigreeUSA TODAYA rookie defensive tackle from Bowling Green, Jones is a new kid in town. He didn’t want to miss anyone. So,…

Russian, Chinese ships escape Antarctic’s icy grip – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA shift in wind direction has freed a Russian-built research ship and a Chinese icebreaker that were both stuck trapped in Antarctic ice fields, according to Russian news media.…

Whiteboard in Ohio State locker room destroyed after Orange Bowl loss to … – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA disappointed Urban Meyer strolls down the sideline following Ohio State’s 40-35 loss to Clemson. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports). Clemson beat Ohio State 40-35 in the Orange Bowl Friday…

Lisa Robin Kelly died of multiple drug intoxication – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA drug overdose claimed another Hollywood life, according to reports on multiple celebrity gossip sites today. Lisa Robin Kelly died accidentally of multiple drug intoxication, the Los Angeles County…

Lions fire coach Jim Schwartz after failing to reach playoffs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA late-season collapse has cost Jim Schwartz his job as head coach of the Detroit Lions. The Lions fired Schwartz on Monday, a day after they finished the season…

Beyonce criticized for sampling Challenger disaster audio – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA song on BeyoncĂ©’s latest album has upset families of the victims of the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster. The love song XO opens with a six-second audio sample that…

A&E calls off ‘Duck Dynasty’ suspension – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA&E has ducked away from a controversy surrounding the stars of its hugely popular reality series Duck Dynasty. The network issued a statement late Friday backing off from its…

Website tracks how apps consume data – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA website launched by wireless trade group CTIA examines how some of the most popular mobile apps consume data. Know My App features several popular apps and estimates how…

70 Argentine people injured during terrifying piranha attack – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA man is treated after he was bit by a palometa, a type of piranha, while wading in the Parana River in Rosario, Argentina.(AP Photo/La Capital, Silvina Salinas). A…

Watch a referee get knocked over during Bulls-Thunder game – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA collision between Chicago Bulls guard D.J. Augustin and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson had an unintended victim on Thursday: referee Michael Smith. Jackson and Augustin were running…

Daft Punk to play Grammy Awards – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA stroke of luck for the Grammy Awards: Daft Punk will perform. The last time they played a televised performance was at 2008’s Grammy Awards alongside Kanye West. The…

Is Mark Trumbo worth it for the Diamondbacks? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA lot of things did not go right offensively for the Arizona Diamondbacks this past season. They received surprising down years from some of their veterans, they had trouble…

O’s Trade of Johnson About One Thing Only – Eutaw Street Report

Eutaw Street ReportA lot of emotions came into play for Orioles fans on Monday night when the team elected to trade closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics. Some people…