Facebook Down; Cameroon Eliminated From World Cup

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What Happened to Facebook?
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PHOTO: An error message appears for Facebook users, June 17, 2014, following an outage.
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Social media users were miffed when Facebook crashed around 4 a.m. today.

The social network was down for about half an hour, forcing early birds and night owls alike to find another way to temporarily entertain themselves.

"Sorry, something went wrong," an error message read. "We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can."

Facebook is back up and running but hasn't yet explained the outage.

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Cameroon Eliminated From the World Cup
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PHOTO: Cameroons Pierre Webo, right, and Croatias Darijo Srna battle for the ball during the group a World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, June 18, 2014.
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Cameroon lost 4-0 to Croatia Wednesday night, making it the first African nation to be eliminated from the 2014 World Cup.

Hints that the match would be tough came early when fans learned Cameroon's best player, Samuel Eto'o, wouldn't be starting because of a knee injury.

The game was a blowout, and it clearly put Cameroon in a bad mood.

Another key player, Alex Song, was red-carded for elbowing Croatia's Mario Mandzukic in the back, and two of Cameroon's own players even squabbled.

"I think that this team has shown some things that are not acceptable," Cameroon coach Volker Finke said, "and there will be consequences for the players involved, definitely."

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Amazon Introduces 'Fire Phone'
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PHOTO: BGR released this image of Amazons Fire Phone.
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Tech addicts are in for a treat: The new Amazon phone is here.

Amazon hopes the gadget will compete with Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market, and the Fire Phone has plenty of fancy features, including Firefly, which uses object recognition technology to help users track down items for purchase on the Internet.

Basically, it's a shopaholic's dream.

"We wanted to make a device that's great for one person," Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said. "It's like a certain person likes chocolate and another person likes vanilla. The customer can choose."

It's been widely reported the phone might even be able to display 3-D images, which would heighten users' shopping experience, but Amazon hasn't confirmed that feature.

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Washington Redskins Trademark Revoked
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PHOTO: Bashaud Breeland #26 works out during Washington Redskins rookie minicamp at Redskins Park on May 17, 2014 in Ashburn, Virginia.
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The latest move in the Washington Redskins' never-ending drama? The U.S. Patent and Trademark said on Wednesday that the NFL team's federal trademarks for the team name will be canceled.

That could mean just about anyone with a Sharpie and a T-shirt could start making "Redskins" gear, and the team won't be able to do anything about it, although not until all appeals are exhausted.

The decision could prompt the team to change its name and logo, but owner Dan Snyder has previously vowed he will never change the Redskins' name.

The team doesn't appear to be shaken by the ruling.

"We've seen this story before," Bob Raskopf, trademark attorney for the Redskins, said in a statement. "And just like the last time [in 1967], today's ruling will have no effect at all on the team's ownership of and right to use the Redskins name and logo."

An NFL spokesman declined to comment to ABC News.

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