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Apr 14, 2014

Pulitzer Prizes to honor top journalism on Monday

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Pulitzer Prizes, the United States’ most prestigious journalism awards that honor news reporting and photography as well as literature, are to be awarded for the 98th time on Monday.

The prizes, awarded by Columbia University, are given in 14 categories of journalism as well as drama, music, poetry and books.

Apr 11, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. estate, Harry Belafonte settle legal fight

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and U.S. singer and activist Harry Belafonte said on Friday they settled their dispute over possession of documents of the late civil rights leader that gives ownership to the entertainer.

Belafonte had sued the King estate over the documents that he said were given to him by King and his wife during their long friendship.

Apr 11, 2014

Former Connecticut governor indicted on campaign charges

By Ellen Wulfhorst

(Reuters) – Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland, who spent time in federal prison for corruption, was indicted on Thursday on charges of illegal campaign activities, authorities said.

Rowland, 56, a Republican, is accused of trying to conceal payments made to him for working on two congressional campaigns, the office of the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut said.

Mar 27, 2014

Cupcake machine opens in New York to satisfy 24-hour cravings

NEW YORK, March 27 (Reuters) – New Yorkers, who live in the
city that famously never sleeps, now can satisfy their craving
for cupcakes in any of those endless waking hours.

A 24-hour vending machine that dispenses gourmet cupcakes
opened for business this week on Manhattan’s Upper East Side,
and locals are lining up despite the wintry temperatures for a
taste.

Feb 26, 2014

Wintry weather returns to U.S. Midwest, Northeast with a vengeance

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A recent stint of warm days and sunshine in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast was just a tease, as forecasters on Wednesday predicted an extended stretch of bitter cold and snow reaching well into March.

The wintry conditions were likely to take a firm hold on Thursday in the Midwest and move eastward over the weekend, meteorologists said.

Feb 21, 2014

From a tainted Christie, Republican voters demand time and attention

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Sipping his breakfast coffee in a cozy booth at Chez Vachon, a New Hampshire cafe favored by political junkies and a regular stop for aspirants on the campaign trail to the White House, Bill McEvoy debated the presidential future of Republican Chris Christie.

“If they can prove that he lied, then he’s out,” said McEvoy, 71, referring to the so-called Bridgegate scandal that has dogged Christie for weeks and raised questions about whether his administration orchestrated massive traffic jams as political payback.

Feb 10, 2014

Gold glitters among the looks at New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Going for the gold isn’t just a
slogan for the Olympics Games; the gleaming metal is dominating
fashions for fall.

Gold is appearing in elegant evening wear, where it might be
expected to shine, and in casual tops, sweaters and jackets as
well on the runways in New York, where hundreds of designers are
showing their Fall 2014 collections this week.

Feb 10, 2014

Facebook’s Zuckerberg tops 2013 list of top U.S. philanthropists

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc. founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife topped a list of the biggest U.S. philanthropic donors in 2013, giving away nearly $1 billion, the Chronicle of Philanthropy said on Monday.

The top 50 U.S. donors gave $7.7 billion last year, up 4 percent from the previous year, helped by a surge on Wall Street, according to the Chronicle, which compiles the list.

Feb 6, 2014

Fashion Week kicks off in snowy New York with anoraks, sweaters

NEW YORK, Feb 6 (Reuters) – A gala week of designer fashion
shows kicked off on Thursday in New York, where insiders said to
expect everything from fringe and shearling to pared-down
monochrome on styles coming down the runways.

Nicholas K, a brother-and-sister design team based in New
York, was first out of the chute at the official Fashion Week,
staged at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center, with oversize anoraks and
folded, draped sweaters in somber hues of midnight blue, gray
heather and indigo, with dashes of burgundy.

Feb 5, 2014

Fashion fans flock to New York for unveiling of newest looks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fashion followers and fans descend upon New York this week for shows by designers – from edgy newcomers to influential veterans – who say, despite its faults, Fashion Week is key to sartorial success.

The semi-annual fashion spree has faced a growing chorus of criticism over its role and relevance in the industry, yet thousands of designers, stylists, editors and photographers make the trek to runways in New York to unveil, assess and promote the newest looks.