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Kiss' Gene Simmons abandons bid to trademark 'horns' hand gesture

Gene Simmons performs with Kiss.

KISS bassist Simmons has abandoned his bid to trademark the "horns" hand gesture, a staple at rock concerts for decades, according to paperwork filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Prince Harry: Rising to throne is more duty than desire for royal family

Britain's Prince Harry stands by a sign as he watches a short film at an International Mine Awareness Day reception at Kensington Palace in London, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The world's two leading landmine charities, Mines Advisory Group (MAG) and The HALO Trust, held a reception on International Mine Awareness Day in order to galvanise support for their goal of a world free of landmines by 2025. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth,pool) ORG XMIT: MIN2017041915260442

Britain's Prince Harry has suggested that no one in the royal family really wishes to rise to the throne — and that it is duty, rather than desire, that prompts them to continue serving the British people.

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion.

The Latest: Mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

The Latest on The World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California (all times local):

C.J.: Floor director Tim Niccum leaves Fox 9 for better hours

He is leaving Fox 9 to work for BlueEarth Innovation, a Web development firm in St. Paul.

The Latest: Trump welcomes man who said Clinton be shot

The Latest on Johnny Depp's remarks about assassinating President Donald Trump during an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival (all times local):

Former NBA player Marcus Camby sued over nephew's drowning

Former NBA player Marcus Camby has been named defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit over the drowning of his 9-year-old autistic nephew in a pond on Camby's Houston-area property last Thanksgiving.

Mary Valastro, mother of 'Cake Boss' star, dies at 69

The mother of "Cake Boss" reality star Buddy Valastro has died. Mary Valastro was 69 years old.

Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says the environment shouldn't be a partisan issue.

Lionel Richie: Tour with Mariah Carey will be 'camp city'

Lionel Richie is welcoming full diva behavior from Mariah Carey when she joins his "All the Hits " tour next month.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were…

University of Missouri revokes Cosby's honorary degree

The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby.

Olivia Wilde on totalitarianism, babies and split lips

As an actress, Olivia Wilde has lots of reasons why making her Broadway debut in George Orwell's dystopian thriller "1984" is special. As a mother, she has just two: her young children.

Billie Jean King celebrates 45th anniversary of Title IX

Billie Jean King celebrated the 45th anniversary of Title IX at the New York Historical Society.

Billy Joel returning to NY hometown to speak at graduation

Fifty years after he finished short by one English class credit from graduating high school, Billy Joel is returning to his Long Island hometown to speak at this weekend's commencement ceremony.

Spokesman: Cosby plans tour to educate youth on misbehavior

Bill Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create and other issues, a spokesman for Cosby said.

Bernie Mac, Snoop Dogg to get Hollywood Walk of Fame stars

Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, "Weird Al" Yankovic and late entertainers Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin will be receiving stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next year.

Popular French fitness blogger killed when whipped cream canister explodes

French authorities are investigating the death of a fitness blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister that was withdrawn from the market in 2013, officials and the company that makes the product said Thursday.

Michael Vick's father arrested on drug-ring charges

The father of former pro-football star Michael Vick has been arrested on charges of being involved in a drug ring.