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AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years
Mon Oct 20, 2014 - 10:42 PM
NEW YORK (AP) â?? Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers.His specialty was evening gowns, and celebrities from Penelope Cruz and Sarah Jessica Parker to former first ladies Laura Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton wore his creations.Here's a gallery of some of his designs over the past five decades:___Associated Press photographers and photo editors on Twitter: http://apne.ws/15Oo6jo__ ...
Moroccan man sentenced to 30 years in U.S. bomb plot
Fri Sep 14, 2012 - 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced after pleading guilty in June to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
He faced a maximum sentence under the law of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to 25 to 30 years as part of a plea deal.
"The sentence in this case must be a beacon to those would seek to commit such attacks that, when caught and prosecuted, they will be sentenced to d ...
Brazil presidential race heading for Oct 26 photo finish
Wed Oct 15, 2014 - 8:02 PM
In an increasingly acrimonious campaign, the candidates traded accusations of lies, corruption and nepotism in a bruising television debate on Tuesday night that had no clear winner and saw more attacks than discussion of policy issues. Neves, the market favorite, gained ground after his stronger-than-expected showing in the first-round vote on Oct. 5, when he bested environmentalist Marina Silva to place second behind Rousseff. But Neves has struggled to ...
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Polls shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears
Mon Oct 20, 2014 - 8:12 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election, two surveys showed on Monday. Centrist candidate Neves lost a slight but statistically insignificant lead over leftist Rousseff for the first time since the first round of elections on Oct. 5, according to the survey by Datafolha polling firm. Sinc ...
Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols
Mon Oct 20, 2014 - 7:33 PM
The new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta come as 43 people who were exposed to the first patient diagnosed in the United States were declared risk free, easing a national sense of crisis that took hold after two Texas nurses who treated him contracted the disease. Under new protocols, Ebola healthcare workers also must undergo special training and demonstrate competency in using protective equipment. Use of the gear, n ...
Giants lefty ace Bumgarner set for Royal test
Mon Oct 20, 2014 - 6:55 PM
Major League Baseball's best-of-seven championship final begins at Kansas City with Bumgarner, a 25-year-old left-hander, making his fifth playoff start of the month and feeling fresh despite throwing 249 innings this year."I feel the best I've felt all year for the last probably two months. I feel really good," Bumgarner said. "You've got to go out there and be on and you've got to make pitches. I don't think you ever really start feeling comfortable, but it i ...
Inarritu leaps off the ledge with 'Birdman'
Sat Oct 18, 2014 - 8:52 PM
MORELIA Mexico (Reuters) - As Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu neared his 50th birthday, he took stock of his string of acclaimed, dark films, and decided to do something really scary: confront his own struggle with being an egomaniacal filmmaker, in a comedy, in a single shot. "Fear of the unknown is a great creative partner," Inarritu told Reuters at the Morelia International Film Festival. "It makes you more aware and open to circumstances that you havenâ? ...
AP PHOTOS: Washington hatchery gives away salmon
Mon Oct 20, 2014 - 7:33 PM
POULSBO, Wash. (AP) â?? People lined up with coolers Monday to wait for free fish as coho and chum salmon returned to spawn at a hatchery on Washington's Kitsap Peninsula.Workers at Grovers Creek Hatchery, northwest of Seattle, netted several dozen fish from the pond and harvested eggs from female chum salmon.Each fish was scanned for electronic tags, measured and counted. The hatchery then gave away the salmon, with a limit of one per person due to the limited runs early in the season. Thos ...
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Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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