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Sep 13, 2012

NY Fashion Week produces spring clothes styled to move

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The hottest trend emerging from New York Fashion Week hasn’t been bold neon colors or cutting-edge silhouettes but simply practical clothes designed to sell.

Runways were filled with useful separates, uncomplicated sheath dresses and comfortable trousers aimed to appeal to consumers, observers said at New York Fashion Week for Spring 2013, which wrapped up on Thursday.

Sep 9, 2012

Tracy Reese, a favorite of Michelle Obama, shows at Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Designer Tracy Reese, enjoying
the spotlight after Michelle Obama wore one of her dresses at
the Democratic National Convention, on Sunday showed her latest
collection that she said is made for women who share the first
lady’s confident sense of style.

Reese, one of hundreds of designers unveiling their spring
lines during New York Fashion Week, showed easy-to-wear shift
dresses, sleeveless tunics and softly draped cropped pants.

Jul 7, 2012

New York law puts older pedophilia cases off-limits

NEW YORK (Reuters) – He is a former altar boy, now in his 30s, who says a small-town parish priest won his trust, sexually abused him, often violently, and left him too ashamed to tell anyone for years.

It is the kind of allegation that has shaken the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions and led to trials, convictions and millions of dollars in civil settlements.

May 31, 2012

Family of New Jersey suicide rejects apology from former roommate

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Relatives of a Rutgers student who committed suicide after his roommate used a webcam to spy on his gay encounter rejected the roommate’s apology on Thursday, calling it a work of “public relations” designed to counter his lack of remorse.

Dharun Ravi, who is serving a 30-day prison sentence, should have been given a stiffer punishment for his conviction in March in Middlesex County, New Jersey Superior Court on 15 charges, including invasion of privacy, bias intimidation and witness tampering, the family said in a statement.

Apr 19, 2012

Levon Helm, longtime drummer in The Band, dead at 71

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Levon Helm, the drummer for The Band whose twangy vocals brought a poignancy and earthiness to songs like “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Up on Cripple Creek,” died on Thursday at the age of 71 from cancer, his manager said.

The three-time Grammy Award winner had been fighting throat cancer since 1998.

“Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon,” Helm’s manager Barbara O’Brien said in a statement.

Apr 5, 2012

Book Talk: Wyoming author C.J. Box returns with “Force of Nature”

NEW YORK, April 5 (Reuters) – Wyoming-based author C.J. Box
has just released “Force of Nature,” the 12th in his series of
mysteries starring Joe Pickett, a game warden in the Bighorn
Mountains.

“Force of Nature” features Pickett’s longtime friend Nate
Romanowski, a man with a secret past that comes back to haunt
him and puts Pickett and his family in danger.

Apr 1, 2012

More than two dozen arrested in Kentucky’s Final Four celebration

By Ellen Wulfhorst

(Reuters) – More than two dozen people faced criminal charges on Sunday after violence broke out as fans celebrated the University of Kentucky’s win over arch rival Louisville in their NCAA Final Four match-up, officials said.

Thousands of fans filled the streets of Lexington downtown and near the campus Saturday night following Kentucky’s defeat of Louisville 69-61 in New Orleans, but the party was marred by violence, authorities said.

Dec 13, 2011

Police believe New York body is Craigslist prostitute

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Police on Tuesday said they found a body believed to be that of missing Craigslist prostitute Shannan Gilbert in a marsh on Long Island where she likely got stuck while fleeing a client’s home and died.

“We went in with the idea we were going in one last time to see if we could find anything and we did,” said Suffolk County, New York Police Commissioner Richard Dormer of the body discovered on Tuesday morning.

Nov 9, 2011

Gambling efforts lose in Maine, win in New Jersey

NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Efforts to expand gambling to
shore up strapped municipal finances and help job creation
headed for defeat in Maine voting on Tuesday while New Jersey
voters cast their support for sports betting.

With 73 percent of the votes counted, Maine voters rejected
two ballot questions that would have expanded the number of
licensed gambling halls in the state to five from two.

Nov 9, 2011

Gambling efforts lose in Maine, win support in New Jersey

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Efforts to expand gambling to shore up strapped municipal finances and help job creation headed for defeat in Maine voting on Tuesday while New Jersey voters cast their support for sports betting.

With 73 percent of the votes counted, Maine voters rejected two ballot questions that would have expanded the number of licensed gambling halls in the state to five from two.