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Supreme Court sides with designer over allegedly offensive trademark

(WASHINGTON) -- In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Los Angeles designer who sought to trademark "FUCT" for his clothing line but was blocked by a federal law prohibiting registration of "immoral or scandalous" ideas.The court said the law violates the First Amendment."There are a…... Read More

Rat falls from ceiling onto customer's table at Buffalo Wild Wings

(LOS ANGELES) -- An unwanted guest surprised a woman at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday.Alisha Norman, a Houston native who was visiting Southern California, told Houston ABC station KTRK-TV she was at the restaurant watching the U.S. women’s soccer team play Sweden in the World…... Read More

Google's $1 billion housing plan draws more questions than answers

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- As the San Francisco grapples with a persistent homelessness that many critics blame on tech companies, Google has unveiled a $1 billion plan this week to address the housing crisis.The company announced its plan in a blog post on Tuesday titled "$1 billion for 20,000 Bay Area…... Read More

Victorian house from 'Stepmom' movie listed for sale at $3.75 million

(NYACK, N.Y.) -- Fans of the 1998 film Stepmom can now live in the Victorian home from the movie that made us all ugly cry.Listed at $3.75 million by Christie's International Real Estate, the 5,239-square-foot house boasts six bedrooms, four-and-a-half bedrooms and fireplace.The wrap-around porch rekindles memories of iconic scenes…... Read More

New Jersey governor signs 'Sami's Law' for rideshare safety in honor of slain student

(ROBBINSVILLE, N.J.) -- New Jersey's governor on Thursday signed a law to improve rideshare safety in honor of Robbinsville, N.J., native Samantha "Sami" Josephson, a college student who was kidnapped and killed after she got into a car she mistakenly thought was an Uber.Josephson, a 21-year-old senior at the University…... Read More

How some moms supplement income working for grocery shopping apps

(NEW YORK) -- The art of the side hustle may not always be as easy as it seems, but some moms are finding flexible jobs that offer a little financial boost and allow them to work hours that also work for their families.Hilary Gordon has a lot to take care…... Read More

Women working more, sleeping less than they did a year ago, data suggests

(NEW YORK) -- Women are working more and sleeping less than they were a year ago, while men are going in the opposite direction, new data suggests. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual American Time Use Survey looks at breakdowns for work and play by gender and engagement. On days…... Read More

California ammunition sales surging before new background checks law, dealers say

(LOS ANGELES) -- Bullet sales are surging across California ahead of a new law that will mandate background checks on new ammunition purchases, dealers reported on Thursday.Residents will have to show identification and undergo background checks to purchase ammunition in the state starting July 1. Proponents say its a formidable…... Read More

DC restaurants share their kitchens with refugee and asylum-seeker guest chefs

(WASHINGTON) -- At the trendy Washington, D.C. restaurant Maydan, executive chef Gerald Addison tends to kebabs sizzling over a huge fire pit, as Nejat Ahmadollah, a guest chef and an Afghan refugee, fans the flames. Both men look right at home.Over the course of six nights, and ending on Saturday…... Read More

What you need to know about Libra, Facebook's new cryptocurrency

(NEW YORK) -- Facebook has announced that it's launching its own cryptocurrency next year, leaving many to wonder how the social media giant's offering, Libra, will differ from Bitcoin.For most people, the biggest difference will be how the currency is used. Bitcoin has been mostly used for investments, while Facebook…... Read More

Chuck Schumer wants investigation into delay of $20 bill redesign

(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has requested an investigation into the Trump administration’s delay of the $20 bill redesign.In a letter to the U.S. Department of Treasury Inspector General Eric Thorson, Schumer, D-N.Y., questioned the decision to delay the redesign, and asked the inspector general to inquire “whether…... Read More