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Mar 4, 2013

Newborn baby dies after parents killed in hit-and-run on way to NY hospital

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A newborn baby delivered by emergency surgery after his parents were killed in a hit-and-run car accident on their way to the hospital has died, a New York police spokesman said on Monday.

The baby boy died from injuries overnight at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, the spokesman said.

Feb 26, 2013

Protests mark anniversary of Trayvon Martin death

SANFORD, Florida/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Demonstrators symbolically wearing hoodies gathered in New York and Florida on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, reviving a national discussion on gun laws and racial profiling.

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, 17, in the Orlando suburb of Sanford on February 26, 2012, and initially went free based on his claims of self-defense. But a national outcry forced the city’s police chief to resign and the governor to appoint a special prosecutor.

Feb 26, 2013

Titanic II blueprints unveiled, but don’t call it ‘unsinkable’

NEW YORK, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Australian mining entrepreneur
Clive Palmer on Tuesday unveiled blueprints for Titanic II, a
modern replica of the doomed ocean liner, although he stopped
short of calling the vessel unsinkable.

The ship will largely recreate the design and decor of the
fabled original, with some modifications to keep it in line with
current safety rules and shipbuilding practices, and the
addition of some modern comforts such as air conditioning,
Palmer said at a press conference in New York.

Feb 24, 2013

“Miracle on Ice” hockey jersey, Red Sox bloody sock sold at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A jersey worn by the captain of the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team in its “Miracle on Ice” victory over the Soviet Union in 1980 sold at auction on Saturday for $657,250, less than had been anticipated.

A blood-stained sock worn by Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in the 2004 World Series also was among the more than 100 items of sports memorabilia offered by Heritage Auctions in New York. It sold for $92,612.50, including auctioneer fees.

Feb 23, 2013

“Miracle on Ice” hockey jersey, Red Sox bloody sock go on sale

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The jersey worn by the captain of the men’s Olympic hockey team in its “Miracle on Ice” victory over the Soviet Union in 1980 goes on the auction block on Saturday and is expected to sell for at least $1 million.

A blood-stained baseball sock is also among more than 100 items of sports memorabilia offered up by Heritage Auctions on Saturday night. Bids for the sock worn by Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling during the 2004 World Series were expected to top $100,000, the auctioneer said.

Feb 14, 2013

Ralph Lauren’s new collection evokes 19th century Russia, France

NEW YORK, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Wool coats and jackets
befitting 19th-century Paris and elegant, hourglass-figured silk
gowns suiting imperial Russia filled the fall and winter 2013
Ralph Lauren collection unveiled on Thursday at New York Fashion
Week.

Evoking “Les Misérables” and “Anna Karenina,” the American
designer showed white high-collar ruffled blouses with bows at
the neck and double-faced wool crepe stovepipe pants.

Feb 13, 2013

Labrador retriever again denied at Westminster dog show

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) – A 6-year-old German wirehaired
pointer that came in as the top-ranked dog in the United States
won best in group for sporting dogs at the 137th Westminster
Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, eliminating the Labrador
retriever once again.

The German wirehaired named Oakley advanced to the best in
show competition on Tuesday along with a Portuguese water dog
named Matisse, which won the working dog group, and a smooth fox
terrier named Adam, which was named top dog in the terrier
group.

Feb 13, 2013

Obscure breeds truly one of a kind at New York dog show

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A kuvasz can search the entire Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show without finding another dog like him.

The same is true of a plott, an Anatolian shepherd dog, a Norwegian lundehund and an Entlebucher mountain dog, all obscure breeds represented by a single entry this year at the dog show, which was due to crown its best in show dog later on Tuesday.

Feb 12, 2013

Sheepdog emerges as surprise contender at New York dog show

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) – A crowd-pleasing old English
sheepdog with only three previous shows to his name emerged as a
surprise contender for best in show at the 137th Westminster
Kennel Club Dog show, which concludes on Tuesday.

Swagger, a 20-month-old, 90-pound (40-kg) cloud of white and
gray fur, won best in group for herding dogs on Monday at New
York’s Madison Square Garden to some of the loudest cheers of
the night.

Feb 12, 2013

Foxhound becomes first champ in New York dog show

NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) – A 3-year-old female American
foxhound named Jewel became the first champion of the 137th
annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday, winning best
in group in the hound category to advance to the best in show
competition on Tuesday.

Co-owned by handler Lisa Miller and Ellen Charles from the
Baltimore area, Jewel won the best in breed competition for the
foxhound last year as well. This year she advanced a step
further, capturing the blue garland at Madison Square Garden as
the best among 30 breeds of hound.