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Feb 13, 2013

At New York fashion shows, black jacket becomes ‘it’ piece for fall

NEW YORK, Feb 13 (Reuters) – The myriad designs parading on
the runways of New York Fashion Week converged on one standout
style-savvy look for fall and winter 2013: the black jacket.

Ubiquitous in the latest collections, the jacket appeared
sporting a boxy silhouette, swinging lines or oversized
shoulders, but the black was non-negotiable. It was by far the
dominant color among the hundreds of the fall and winter women’s
collections unveiled by designers at the semi-annual

Feb 11, 2013

Carolina Herrera plays with fur at New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Fur stole the show at Carolina
Herrera’s fashion show on Monday – fur in eye-catching hues and
unusual places.

Herrera dyed fur a rich green and deep violet in her fall
and winter 2013 collection, one of hundreds on display at New
York Fashion Week, which runs through Thursday.

Feb 9, 2013

New York fashion shows carry on, unruffled by deep snow

NEW YORK, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Designers took fashion traveling
through time in New York on Saturday, displaying looks
showcasing the past and future to crowds undeterred by deep snow
that covered the city.

Ruffian, Lacoste and Porsche Design were three of the lines
showing their fall and winter 2013 collections at New York
Fashion Week, which brings more than 200,000 models, design
experts and journalists to the city for the semi-annual

Feb 8, 2013

Tailored looks get fresh update on New York fashion runways

NEW YORK, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Tailored clothes for fall and
winter are turning away from the traditional as designers at New
York’s Fashion Week add twists and tucks to give time-honored
looks an up-to-date image.

Sleek wool topcoats and jackets took center stage at
Friday’s show by Yigal Azrouel, among the designers showing
their latest collections during the city’s semi-annual fashion

Jan 20, 2013

Katie Couric to interview Te’o, parents about girlfriend hoax

NEW YORK, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Television’s Katie Couric will
interview Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o, the linebacker
entangled in a girlfriend hoax, and his parents on her daytime
talk show, “Katie,” ABC News said on Sunday.

The interview will be his first on camera since news broke
last week that his story about his girlfriend’s cancer death -
and her existence altogether – was exposed as a fraud.

Jan 18, 2013

Family of children allegedly slain by nanny returns home to NYC

NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The New York City family, whose
two young children were murdered allegedly by their nanny, has
returned home from a cross-country road trip that helped them to
“live in the present,” they said in a Facebook posting on

The 11-day journey was part of an effort to heal, following
the deaths of Leo Krim, 1, and Lulu Krim, 6, who were fatally
stabbed on Oct. 25 in their Manhattan apartment, the family said
on Facebook.

Jan 3, 2013

Governor sues NCAA over Penn State sex scandal

By Ellen Wulfhorst

(Reuters) – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett filed a lawsuit on Wednesday demanding that sanctions imposed on Penn State University over the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal be thrown out, saying they threatened to devastate the state’s economy.

Corbett called the sanctions imposed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which include an unprecedented $60 million fine, “overreaching and unlawful.”

Jan 2, 2013

Governor announces lawsuit vs NCAA over Penn State scandal

By Ellen Wulfhorst

(Reuters) – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said on Wednesday he will ask a federal court to throw out the multimillion-dollar sanctions levied by the NCAA against Penn State University over the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, saying the punishment threatens to cause devastating damage to the state’s residents and economy.

The sanctions, which included an unprecedented $60 million fine, are “overreaching and unlawful,” the governor said at a news conference in State College where the university is located.

Jan 1, 2013

$100M claim against Connecticut in school shooting is dropped

NEW YORK, Jan 1 (Reuters) – A $100 million legal claim filed
against the state of Connecticut in the wake of the deadly
Newtown elementary school shooting has been dropped, an attorney
involved in the case said on Tuesday.

New Haven, Connecticut-based attorney Irving Pinsky said he
dropped the claim because he was evaluating new evidence,
according to a report published online at CTPost.com.

Dec 28, 2012

Jean Harris, convicted of murdering “Scarsdale Diet” doctor, dies

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jean Harris, a former girl’s school headmistress who was convicted and imprisoned for the 1980 murder of a best-selling diet doctor, has died, The New York Times reported on Friday.

Harris died on Sunday at an assisted-living facility in Connecticut, the Times said, citing her son James. She was 89.