March 3, 2013 |
AVONDALE, Ariz. - When the race was over, Carl Edwards parked his No. 99 Ford at the finish line and climbed onto the car's window frame. Cheers from the grandstands swelled at Phoenix International Raceway, because the fans knew what was coming next. The question was: Did Edwards still know how to do it? After all, it had been 70 races since Edwards had won a Sprint Cup Series race and performed his trademark victory back flip from the car. "I was a little nervous," Edwards, 33, later admitted.
January 29, 2013 |
Apple's retail store design has been granted a trademark from the U.S. government, giving the company some protection from copycat retailers. The Cupertino, Calif., company's "clear glass storefront" design, complete with "large, rectangular horizontal panels over the top of the glass front," received trademark status last week from the U.S Patent and Trademark office. The trademark covers the store's interior furniture and fixtures as...
January 28, 2013 |
- There were a few pages still to be turned Monday in the book titled, "Here Comes Tiger Woods Again. " After an intense and gutty Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open, that book now seems publishable. Hot off the presses and coming soon. The final chapter, of course, cannot be completed until Woods wins another major title. His next would be his 15th and would put him back in shape to get to Jack Nicklaus' record 18. He won three titles on the PGA Tour last year, which most golf fans took as an obvious lead-in to 2013 as the year of a return to normalcy in pro golf.
January 11, 2013 |
BEIRUT - After weeks of fighting, Syrian rebels said Friday that they had seized a strategic air base in northwestern Idlib province, depriving the government of its ability to carry out helicopter airstrikes in the area. The Taftanaz air base has been used by the government to stage helicopter attacks on rebels in the province, adjacent to the Turkish border. The campaign to seize it had been spearheaded by hard-line Islamic fighting groups, such as Al Nusra Front, which is affiliated with Al Qaeda.
December 21, 2012 |
Walt Disney Co. has won an appeals court ruling that protects the Burbank entertainment giant's trademarks to the valuable Winnie the Pooh characters. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington upheld a decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that blocked Stephen Slesinger Inc.'s challenges to Disney's control of the trademark for the Hundred Acre Wood clan. The ruling appears to end a 21-year legal odyssey against Disney by Stephen Slesinger's family.
November 30, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - Picture the lion before the kill. Sitting comfortably in a tony suite backstage at the Mirage casino, comedian Lewis Black was in a mellow mood. A reasonably fit, aging man with black and gray hair and glasses, he seemed a bit professorial as he mulled over a question: What was his best tool to disarm a heckler? Within an hour he would be onstage, face scrunched in disbelief, arms and hands flailing in trademark fury, voice bawling with frustration and anger as he eviscerated politicians, baby boomers and social media while slaying a packed multi-generational house that had turned out to see a 64-year old man complain himself into a rage.
November 10, 2012 |
Forget the lineups, the game strategies and the individual matchups. If you're looking for a key to the Galaxy's chances in its playoff series with the Seattle Sounders, count how many times Robbie Keane flips out. There has been no greater correlation to the team's success this season than Keane's trademark goal celebration of a cartwheel and forward roll. Because when Keane tumbles, the Galaxy tends not to. In the 13 games the team lost, including in the playoffs, Keane scored just twice.
October 19, 2012 |
A short time ago, Tim Tebow got down on one knee and prayed. That inconspicuous move led to a craze, whose name has now been trademarked. Yes, it's true, Tebow has trademarked the prayer pose, dubbed "Tebowing" by observers. He apparently doesn't want to make money off of it, but rather wants to make sure that its integrity is protected. "I know it was something that was cool for me in the past, but it's not something I do as 'Tebowing,' " Tebow said. "It's something I do that's prayer for me and then it got hyped up as Tebowing.
September 30, 2012
Set on a bluff, this remodeled Harry Gesner-designed home retains his architectural trademarks: a high-pitched wave-style roof and semicircular living spaces, including the kitchen and master bathroom. A two-story stone fireplace in the living room is flanked by walls of windows to take in 180-degree coastal views. Location: 32248 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265 Asking price: $2.995 million Year built: 1980 House size: Six bedrooms, 61/2 bathrooms Lot size: 0.33 acres Features: Gated, wood ceilings, two fireplaces, den, master suite with a two-entrance walk-in closet, decks, stone patio with spa, rear lawn, parking for six cars, private path to steps leading to a cove.
September 14, 2012 |
AMAGANSETT, N.Y. - Some actors take a part because they admire a director's vision or love the script. Richard Gere signed on to his new Wall Street cautionary tale "Arbitrage" because he liked how the filmmaker responded when he slammed him against a wall. Gere and Nicholas Jarecki were dining at the upstate N.Y. bed-and-breakfast Gere owns, discussing the actor's potential involvement in the dramatic thriller that opened Friday to strong reviews. Then Gere made an odd request: He wanted Jarecki to read with him as the wife of Gere's character.