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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NYPD officer who shot Brooklyn man indicted by grand jury

A rookie New York City police officer is expected to surrender Wednesday to face criminal charges in the November shooting death of an unarmed man, according to a city official and a lawyer involved in the case. A grand jury in Brooklyn returned an indictment today against Officer Peter Liang, who was 18 months out […]

University of Texas investigates fraternity party

A University of Texas fraternity is under investigation following complaints about how Hispanics were portrayed during a weekend party, university officials said Tuesday. At least nine complaints about the Phi Gamma Delta party’s “culture, costumes and construction-worker scenario” were filed with the university’s division of diversity and community engagement, said Erica Saenz, the office’s associate […]

Sisters divided in murder trial of ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez

They are sisters, born just two years apart. Now they are divided by the aisle of a courtroom. Shayanna Jenkins sits behind her fiance, Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriot on trial for murder. Shaneah Jenkins sits with the family of Odin Lloyd, her boyfriend and the man Hernandez is accused of killing on […]

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