Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name.

  • Written by By SAM HANANEL , Associated Press

Artists turn a pile of sand into a thing of beauty

 

HAMPTON BEACH, N.H. (AP) — Artists have spent the past several days on a New Hampshire beach turning mounds of sand into massive sculptures that include a bird, warrior and, of course, a castle.

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Castile trial had video evidence _ but not of key seconds

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The world learned of Philando Castile's death through a grim livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after Castile was shot five times by a police officer. Many were outraged by what they saw as Diamond Reynolds' outwardly calm voice described Castile being shot after reaching for his wallet.

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  • Written by By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI , Associated Press

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to reverse some Obama-era Cuba policies landed with a thud among many congressional Republicans who say the new approach surrenders a potentially lucrative market for American goods and services to competitors.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations

MIAMI (AP) — Pressing "pause" on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility Friday with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. He clamped down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues President Barack Obama had opened.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press