Beyonce has chosen to go with a new pixie cut, a Russian man has sued a bank after they refuesed to honor the (modified) contract they signed, and the email provider previously used by former Marylander Edward Snowden has shut down under what appears to be a mysterious gag order. Welcome to your trends report for August 9, 2013.
What: Beyonce Haircut
Where: Google search
Why: This latest move may mark her continued foray into the land of androgyny and general boss-itude.
What: Credit cards
Why: When Dmitry Argarkov was sent a letter offering him a credit card, he found the rates not to his liking. But he didn't throw the contract away or shred it. Instead, the 42-year-old from Voronezh, Russia, scanned it into his computer, altered the terms and sent it back to Tinkoff Credit Systems.
Why: A call between David Cameron and his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, intended to resolve the mounting dispute between Gibraltar and Spain over border fees and fishing rights appears to have failed.
What: PGA Championship
Where: Google search
Why: After bogeying No. 17, Rory McIlroy slipped in a six-foot putt to save par on the 18th that led to the Northern Irishman giving a small fist pump for a grinding one-under-par 69, a round that could have been worse and that leaves him with a realistic chance at winning.
What: Hull City Tigers
Why: The Hull owner Assem Allam has confirmed the club will be formally renamed Hull City Tigers from the start of the new season.
Who: Jay Spearing
Why: Bolton Wanderers have completed the signing of midfielder Jay Spearing from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.
Why: The e-mail service used by National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden is suspending operations. And they can’t tell us why — although this cryptic post heavily suggests it has something to do with a government request for information.
What: Real Sociedad
Why: Seven-times European champions AC Milan received a tough tie against former winners PSV Eindhoven in Friday's draw for the Champions League playoff round.
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