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Illinois state trooper accused of publicly strip-searching man during traffic stop

An Illinois state trooper was accused of aggravated battery for allegedly forcing a man to strip during a traffic stop and using a flashlight to “examine” him, KMOV-TV reported. 32-year-old Cory Alberson pleaded not guilty on Tuesday and was released from jail on a $20,000 bond. State police said he…

‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer accused of sexually assaulting 17-year-old boy in 1999

Bryan Singer, director of The Usual Suspects and the upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past, was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy after allegedly plying him with drugs and alcohol on several occasions in 1998 and 1999. The Wrap reported Wednesday night that the lawsuit against Singer was…

New Jersey college teacher suspended for daughter’s ‘Game of Thrones’ shirt

An art and animation teacher at Bergen Community College in New Jersey believes his suspension over a shirt he wasn’t even wearing is part of an ongoing dispute between the faculty and college President Kaye Walter. Inside Higher Ed reported that Francis Schmidt was suspended after posting a picture online…

Texas ‘Boats ‘N Hoes’ PAC with links to GOP candidates sinks after bipartisan criticism

A Texas GOP political action committee will be shut down on Thursday after being denounced by Democrats and disavowed by gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott over its name, the Texas Tribune reported. Allen Blakemore, a political consultant based out of Houston, confirmed that the “Boats ‘N Hoes” PAC, originally registered by…

Homeless man straps GoPro camera to his chest to film his life in tech-heavy San Francisco

A self-described “entrepreneur and sociologist” has teamed up with a homeless man in San Francisco to use technology to combat what they describe as a tech-based lack of compassion. “People are losing their social skills,” Adam Reichart says in a video showing him attempting to get donations from passers-by on…

Elizabeth Warren’s new book: Run-ins with Obama and praise for Hillary Clinton

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) flustered both President Barack Obama and his former economic advisor on top of making Republicans “nervous,” according to an her upcoming autobiography, the Boston Globe reported on Wednesday. In the book, scheduled to be released on April 22, Warren wrote that Obama informed her during a…

Arby’s worker challenges Florida Republican over minimum wage: ‘Take a walk in my shoes’

A Florida GOP congressman faced pushback from his constituents over raising the minimum wage, with one man directly challenging him to work at a local fast food restaurant for a day, Think Progress reported. “Lay your tie and your suit down, just for a day, 24 hours, and take a…

Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper severs own penis, jumps from 2nd floor balcony

A rapper affiliated with the popular Wu Tang Clan cut off his own penis and jumped off his second-story apartment balcony in an apparent suicide attempt, TMZ reported on Wednesday. 40-year-old Andre Johnson, who performs under the name Christ Bearer, was listed in critical condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in…

Boston hoax bomber Kayvon Edson’s wild performance art videos: ‘I really need exposure’

The man identified thus far as the suspect in a fake bomb threat at the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday night is also tied to online accounts belonging to a self-described performance artist who wants to “bring the world to a more stylish and freely-dressing place.” “I really need exposure,”…

Boston police arrest barefoot man in connection with false-bomb scare at marathon finish line

A 25-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly leaving two bags near the site of the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombing attack last year that killed three people and injured more than 200 others. WBZ-TV identified the suspect as Kayvon Edson. Edson was charged…

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