Redskins fight trademark ban

A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins’ trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday. The team wants to overturn a decision last year by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to cancel the Redskins’ trademark on the […]

KG returns to Minnesota as player, wants to stay as owner

Kevin Garnett never wanted to leave Minnesota when the Timberwolves traded him to Boston nearly eight years ago, never wanted to jump from a sinking Celtics ship before Paul Pierce convinced him to follow him to Brooklyn two years ago. And he sure didn’t feel great about uprooting his family in the middle of a […]

Ex-NFL star’s fiancée looked nervous day after alleged killing

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée was visibly nervous the day after an associate of the ex-NFL star was killed, a woman who cleaned Hernandez’s Massachusetts home testified at his murder trial on Tuesday. Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, spent time on the telephone, peeking out the window and crying after hauling away a […]

Texas man convicted in killing of ‘American Sniper’

A former Marine was sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of murdering the US Navy Seal whose story inspired the blockbuster movie “American Sniper.” After deliberating for less than three hours, jurors unanimously rejected claims from Eddie Ray Routh, 27, that he was not guilty on grounds of insanity when he […]

Ferguson attracts large pool of applicants to police jobs

The city of Ferguson is attracting a large pool of applicants to police jobs, including minority candidates seeking the position left vacant by the resignation of Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, the mayor said. Mayor James Knowles III believes city leaders have made it clear they are seeking minority officers to […]

U.S. deciding whether to extend Obamacare enrollment

Americans who have started enrolling for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act can still sign up, and the U.S. government is weighing whether to open a special enrollment period for those who missed Sunday’s deadline, the health secretary said on Wednesday. So far, 11.4 million Americans have enrolled in private health insurance through the […]

Giuliani questions Obama’s love of US; Democrats cry foul

Democrats on Thursday assailed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Barack Obama’s love of country, and urged the potential field of Republican presidential candidates to rebuke his comments. Giuliani said at a New York City event on Wednesday night that “I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I […]

UT Austin president influenced ‘handful’ of admissions: repo

University of Texas at Austin president Bill Powers used his influence to admit a “select handful” of applicants who would otherwise have been rejected by the admission’s office, according to an independent report released Thursday. The report, requested by the UT System Board of Regents, also said Powers misled an earlier investigation by failing to […]

Black Brains Matter: Why are graduation rates so low?

If education is an escalator to lift people from poverty, young African American males are languishing at the bottom level. Only about 60 percent of them will earn high school diplomas, and roughly four in 10 drop out before graduation day. That’s compared with a 65-percent graduation rate for Latino males and 80 percent for […]

Jon Stewart leaving Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’

Comedian Jon Stewart, famed for his biting television satire of politicians and the media, will leave his job as host of Comedy Central’s parody newscast “The Daily Show” later this year, he told his studio audience at the end of Tuesday night’s episode. Stewart, 52, who has starred on the show since 1999, said he […]


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