KTTH Morning Update – June 18, 2014

By KTTH | June 18, 2014
Lee Doss, Ted Bolser, Jeremy Kimbough

Redskins Patents Cancelled: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six federal trademark registrations held by the Washington Redskins Wednesday because they were “disparaging to Native Americans.” U.S. patent law does not allow a trademark on what it deems offensive language. This may mean that anyone is now free to use the Redskins name and logo.

No Iraq Airstrikes: The White House is moving away from launching airstrikes against the ISIL Sunni Jihadists in Iraq, saying that it does not have enough clear targets. Officially, the White House is saying, “the president has not made a decision at this stage” on airstrikes.

Obama Poll Numbers at New Low: Iraq, the VA scandal, the disastrous trade of Bowe Bergdahl for five dangerous Taliban leaders – could these have anything to do with why Obama’s have returned to their lowest level? An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found the approval rating at 41 percent – that’s the lowest it’s been since March.

$18 Minimum Wage Proposed: A group that opposes the $15 minimum wage ordinance will forward a ballot measure asking voters to approve an $18 minimum wage. The group Forward Seattle says that’s where minimum wage will be by the end of the phase-in period. The $18 figure, they say, is the “real” minimum wage.

Benghazi Suspect Headed to U.S.: Ahmed Abu Khattala is the man federal law enforcement officials say was a leader in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya. They are transporting him back to the U.S. – or perhaps Gitmo – to face charges of providing material support for terrorists, possessing a firearm in committing an act of violence, and killing a person on an attack on a federal facility.

Wire Cut Causes Blackout: Nearly 3,000 Puget Sound Energy customers lost power early Wednesday morning when a man cut a copper wire at a transformer in Renton. The man sustained burns, and may have been trying to steal copper wire.

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