The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name of the Washington Redskins, ruling that the name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus cannot be trademarked under federal law that prohibits the protection of offensive or disparaging language. The U.S. PTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued […]
The next chapter in Marvel’s Avengers Universe hits theaters July 31, 2014.
Making a gajillion Pumpkin Spice Lattes for an endless queue of girls wearing Ugg boots is a thankless job. But Starbucks is adding a new incentive to becoming a barista: They’ll pay for your college. Today, Starbucks announced a “monumental, historic” partnership with Arizona State University in which the company will bankroll online courses for […]
From the debut album “Going To Hell” in stores now.
The Foo Fighters have agreed to play a show in Richmond, Virginia that was orchestrated and crowdfunded without their knowledge. After a months-long campaign by local fans to sell tickets to a show that didn’t yet exist, the band announced their willingness to play the city late Friday evening with a Twitter message that read: […]
From the new album “Savages” in stores July 29, 2014.
A man is suing a hospital for $155,000 because he claims a botched penis surgery left his appendage an inch shorter and ruined his marriage. The native of the Montreal suburb of Repentigny, Que., accuses Le Gardeur hospital of misdiagnosing his sex-induced penis injury. “This has caused a greater impact on my life than when […]
A senior from Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville will not receive his diploma after stripping down to his underwear at his graduation ceremony. Cumberland County School Superintendent Dr. Frank Till said Thursday that Quinton Murphy would not get his diploma. ———- I regularly go off on schools overreacting to situations but this time I […]