In The News @ 3:00

Glitches Hit NYSE, WSJ, United

Some of the biggest names in business are being affected by technical glitches today.  At about the same trading was halted on the New York Stock Exchange,  technical issues knocked off the “Wall Street Journal’s” website.  Earlier in the day, United Airlines flights were grounded due to another glitch.  Government security officials have reportedly said there’s no indication of a cyber attack. 

Judge Upholds Ruling Voiding Redskins Trademark

A judge is dealing the Washington Redskins a legal blow in the battle over trademarks that were voided because they may be offensive to Native Americans.  A federal judge upheld a previous ruling by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office that tossed six trademarks that might disparage Native Americans.  A canceled trademark means the team wouldn’t have protection against the sale or import of counterfeit goods, but they can still use the Redskins name.  The legal battle will likely continue as the team can appeal the ruling to a higher court.

SC Flag Debate To Pick Back Up In House Today

The Confederate flag is the hot topic on the floor of the South Carolina House today.  The South Carolina Senate formally approved the bill yesterday with a 36-3 vote, but the House is debating the issue today.  While some members are opposed to removing the flag, Democratic leaders believe they have the two-thirds majority vote needed to pass the bill.

New Ben’s Chili Bowl Now Open

The lines are long as the newest location of Ben’s Chili Bowl in Northeast Washington opens for business.  DC Mayor Muriel Bowser cut the ceremonial ribbon around noon today at the restaurant on “H” Street, but embattled comedian Bill Cosby was not around.  Instead the celebration included music from the Chuck Brown Band and lots of balloons.  Cosby’s image still graces the original Ben’s Chili Bowl on “U” Street, Northwest.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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