AirTalk for June 18, 2014

Washington Redskins v Oakland Raiders
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board today cancelled six federal trademark registrations own by the NFL team Washington Redskins, saying that “a substantial composite of Native Americans found the term Redskins to be disparaging.”
LAPD Revenge Killings
LAPD has two new drones equipped with cameras and night-vision. The small, remote-controlled Draganflyer X6 aircraft were a gift from the Seattle Police Department last month (after Seattle residents protested their use).

Auto recall economics: the fix is broken

A parade of recall announcements from GM and other auto companies have left customers bitter, not just about the faulty car parts, but about the system for fixing affected vehicles.
Five Dead, Including 2 Police Officers In Las Vegas Shooting

Looking for terrorism in your own backyard

When we talk about terrorism, we often think of the kind abroad, that we’re fighting wars with far, far away.

Would you pick up a hitchhiking robot?

This summer, a hitchBot will travel across Canada in stranger’s cars. The little robot has its thumb permanently out, asking for a ride.
Two teenage sisters were found raped and hung by attackers from a mango tree in India last month – yet another case of violence against women in a country where a rape is committed every 22 minutes.
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