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AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years
Mon Oct 20, 2014 - 10:42 PM
NEW YORK (AP) â?? Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers.His specialty was evening gowns, and celebrities from Penelope Cruz and Sarah Jessica Parker to former first ladies Laura Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton wore his creations.Here's a gallery of some of his designs over the past five decades:___Associated Press photographers and photo editors on Twitter: http://apne.ws/15Oo6jo__ ...
Moroccan man sentenced to 30 years in U.S. bomb plot
Fri Sep 14, 2012 - 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced after pleading guilty in June to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
He faced a maximum sentence under the law of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to 25 to 30 years as part of a plea deal.
"The sentence in this case must be a beacon to those would seek to commit such attacks that, when caught and prosecuted, they will be sentenced to d ...
Brazil presidential race heading for Oct 26 photo finish
Wed Oct 15, 2014 - 8:02 PM
In an increasingly acrimonious campaign, the candidates traded accusations of lies, corruption and nepotism in a bruising television debate on Tuesday night that had no clear winner and saw more attacks than discussion of policy issues. Neves, the market favorite, gained ground after his stronger-than-expected showing in the first-round vote on Oct. 5, when he bested environmentalist Marina Silva to place second behind Rousseff. But Neves has struggled to ...
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Total chief executive De Margerie killed in Moscow plane crash
Tue Oct 21, 2014 - 5:16 AM
Russian Total, one of the world's biggest oil company, confirmed the death of its 63-year-old boss known affectionately as the "Big Moustache" because of his distinctive facial hair.The group said it was ready to deal with the tragic event which sent its stocks sliding 2.0 percent briefly at the opening of trade, as its executives were due to gather for an emergency meeting.While admired by the industry for expanding Total's activities around the world, De Margerie was also oft ...
Nobel laureate to be honored in Philadelphia
Tue Oct 21, 2014 - 4:46 AM
Organizers of the Liberty Medal ceremony didn't know that would be the case when they decided months ago to honor the Pakistani teenager. But the coincidence might have been expected: Yousafzai has become the seventh Liberty Medal recipient to subsequently receive the Nobel Peace Prize."Malala's courageous fight for equality and liberty from tyranny is evidence that a passionate, committed leader, regardless of age, has the power to ignite a movement for reform," said Jeb Bush ...
Royals manager lets young player 'be themselves'
Tue Oct 21, 2014 - 2:25 AM
(Reuters) - After nine seasons as a Major League Baseball manager Kansas City Royals skipper Ned Yost decided to put games in the hands of his young players, who repaid the trust by reaching the World Series. Yost said on the eve of Tuesday's World Series opener against the San Francisco Giants that he quit trying to fashion his players into an ideal about two seasons ago and encouraged them to be themselves. "My mindset was always try to mould my ...
Inarritu leaps off the ledge with 'Birdman'
Sat Oct 18, 2014 - 8:52 PM
MORELIA Mexico (Reuters) - As Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu neared his 50th birthday, he took stock of his string of acclaimed, dark films, and decided to do something really scary: confront his own struggle with being an egomaniacal filmmaker, in a comedy, in a single shot. "Fear of the unknown is a great creative partner," Inarritu told Reuters at the Morelia International Film Festival. "It makes you more aware and open to circumstances that you havenâ? ...
Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82
Tue Oct 21, 2014 - 5:01 AM
At De la Renta, who dressed first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, died Monday evening at his Connecticut home at age 82, only six weeks after that runway show. But not before another high-profile honor was bestowed on him: The most famous bride in the world, Amal Alamuddin, wore a custom, off-the-shoulder de la Renta gown to wed George Clooney in Venice. Photos of the smiling designer perched on a table at the dress fitting appeared in Vogue.De la Renta died su ...
How your NFL team can predict the next president
Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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