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Mar 10, 2013

New York City Council speaker joins race to succeed Mayor Bloomberg

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, considered a front-runner to be New York’s next mayor, officially launched her candidacy on Sunday for the job that would make her the city’s first female and first openly gay mayor.

The Democratic Quinn, 46, made her announcement on Twitter, saying: “It’s official. I’m running for mayor to fight for the middle class.”

Mar 7, 2013

NYC man arrested for hit-and-run crash that wiped out family

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York City man with a lengthy criminal record surrendered to police on Wednesday, ending a manhunt for the driver who fled a hit-and-run car crash that killed a young Orthodox Jewish couple and whose baby was later delivered by C-section but then died, police said.

Julio Acevedo, 44, of Brooklyn, surrendered shortly after 5 p.m. EST to New York City detectives in the parking lot of a convenience store in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, said New York City Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne.

Mar 6, 2013

New York police apprehend suspect in fatal hit-and-run crash

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York police on Wednesday said they arrested a suspected hit-and-run driver following a weekend accident that killed a young Orthodox Jewish couple whose baby was later delivered by C-section but then died.

“The suspect has been apprehended,” said New York Police Detective Kelly Ort.

Feb 18, 2013

Lawyer says getting hate mail over man accused of slapping baby

Feb 18 (Reuters) – A lawyer for a man fired from his job
after being accused of slapping a baby and using a racial slur
on an airplane denied on Monday he was a racist and said she was
getting hate mail over the assault case.

Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho plans to plead not
guilty to federal assault charges stemming from the Feb. 8
incident in which he is accused of striking in the face a
19-month-old boy on board a Delta Air Lines flight, said his
lawyer Marcia Shein.

Feb 13, 2013

At N.Y. 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
with a boxy silhouette, swingy lines or oversized shoulders, but
the black was non-negotiable. It was by far the dominant color
among the hundreds of fall and winter women’s collections
unveiled by designers at the semi-annual extravaganza.

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
extravaganza.

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
extravaganza.

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
extravaganza.

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.