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Sep 25, 2014

New York officials scramble to reassure city after security threat

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A warning by Iraq’s prime minister that Islamist militants planned to attack New York City sent political leaders scrambling on Thursday to assure the public it was safe to ride the subways and travel the streets of the nation’s largest city.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio each had the same idea – take a subway ride to a busy transit hub to announce that everything was under control.

Sep 23, 2014

Obama calls for closer U.S. ties to civil groups overseas

NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Obama on Tuesday said U.S. agencies working overseas will forge stronger ties with civil groups in other countries to help fight against attacks on human rights and freedom of expression.

Strong and vibrant civil societies are critical to building strong successful countries, the president said in a speech to the Clinton Global Initiative.

Sep 22, 2014

New York man sent to prison for causing death of 13 pit bulls

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A suburban New York man who admitted causing the death of 13 pit bulls he trained to fight was sentenced on Monday to up to three years in prison, officials said.

Anthony Reddick, 53, also will be prohibited from owning any animals for 15 years, according to the office of Nassau County, New York District Attorney Kathleen Rice.

Sep 22, 2014

New Jersey hiker killed by black bear: police

By Ellen Wulfhorst

(Reuters) – A man hiking in a heavily wooded area of northern New Jersey was killed by a black bear during the weekend, police said on Monday, in what experts called an extremely rare attack.

Darsh Patel, 22, of Edison, New Jersey, and four friends encountered the bear on Sunday afternoon in the Apshawa Preserve, about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of New York City, according to the West Milford Township, New Jersey, police department.

Sep 11, 2014

Earthy elegance at Ralph Lauren tops off New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ralph Lauren capped a week of New York fashion shows on Thursday with a collection that mixed and matched a desert-inspired palette with fluid silks and glistening beads in what one observer praised as “safari goes glam.”

The veteran U.S. designer paired casual with elegant styles and utilitarian looks with evening wear for spring 2015. Gowns sported bush-style pockets and cotton canvas jackets overlaid elaborately beaded tops.

Sep 8, 2014

Menswear a sleeping giant at New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Menswear plays a poor relation
to women’s styles at New York Fashion Week, but it is enjoying
faster-growing sales and consumer tastes that are becoming more
daring, experts say.

Just a fraction of the hundreds of shows at New York Fashion
Week are devoted to men’s lines, and they attract far smaller
crowds and less coverage, yet the menswear scene is flourishing.

Sep 4, 2014

Newest fashions go high tech at New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The newest in technology is driving the latest in fashion this week in New York, where hundreds of designers are unveiling their looks for spring.

From cutting-edge fabrics to wearable smart clothing, technology will be grabbing the spotlight at the semi-annual event that kicked off on Thursday and draws thousands of buyers, media and fans to see the newest styles.

Sep 4, 2014

The newest fashions go high-tech at New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) – The newest in technology is
driving the latest in fashion this week in New York, where
hundreds of designers are unveiling their looks for spring.

From cutting-edge fabrics to wearable smart clothing,
technology will be grabbing the spotlight at the semi-annual
event that kicks off on Thursday and draws thousands of buyers,
media and fans to see the newest styles.

Aug 31, 2014

Family of seriously ill Joan Rivers ‘keeping fingers crossed’ -daughter

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – The daughter of comedian Joan
Rivers, hospitalized in serious condition after suffering
cardiac arrest, said on Sunday the comedian’s family members are
“keeping our fingers crossed,” according to a hospital
statement.

Rivers, 81, has been hospitalized since Thursday, when she
suffered cardiac arrest after her breathing stopped during a
vocal cord procedure at a Manhattan clinic, her family and
hospital officials said.

Aug 20, 2014

Police move against protesters as calm dissolves in Ferguson, Missouri

By Scott Malone and Ellen Wulfhorst

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Police in riot gear ordered demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late on Tuesday, then charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved during an 11th night of protests over the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

Protests in the town of 21,000, a predominantly African-American suburb of St. Louis, have been punctuated by looting, vandalism and clashes between demonstrators and police every night since Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, was killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9.