Beauty and fashion

FILE - This April 22, 2019 file photo shows actress Sarah Jessica Parker at a special screening of "The White Crow" in New York. Parker and a British jeweler have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the actress. Kat Florence Design sued Parker, arguing that she had agreed to promote a collaborative jewelry line of diamonds and other gems for a fee of $7.5 million but failed to live up to the obligation. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
April 24, 2019 - 11:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Jessica Parker and a British jeweler have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the actress. Kat Florence Design sued Parker, arguing that she had agreed to promote a collaborative jewelry line of diamonds and other gems for a fee of $7.5 million but failed to live up...
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This April 10, 2019, photo shows a sign by furnyc.org in the window of Victoria Stass Collection in New York's fur district. The fur trade is considered so important to New York’s development that two beavers adorn the city’s official seal, a reference to early Dutch and English settlers who traded in beaver pelts. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 17, 2019 - 4:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City. Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the sale of all new fur products in the city where such garments were once common and style-setters including...
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Fashion from the Phuong My bridal collection is modeled, Thursday April 11, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 16, 2019 - 8:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — There was a church wedding with a Madonna soundtrack, a sit-down tea at a fancy Midtown hotel, and yards and yards of tulle and trains at April bridal fashion week in New York. Several dozen designers hosted the media and buyers for appointments or put together runway shows and...
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April 07, 2019 - 11:18 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said on Sunday they had rescued an American woman and her driver who had been kidnapped by gunmen in a national park. The two "are in good health" and "in the safe hands" of security officials, police said in a Twitter update. Although authorities provided no...
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Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko, right, shakes hands with Novichok poisoning victim Charlie Rowley, inside the Russian Embassy in London, where they met for talks Saturday April 6, 2019. UK citizen Charlkie Rowley, who was exposed to the deadly Novichok nerve agent in June 2018 in Amesbury, England, near Salisbury the city where Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with Novichok, visited the Russian Embassy in London to seek answers to their questions about the notorious poisoning. Rowley survived the poisoning, though still suffers various health problems, but his partner Dawn Sturgess died. (RTR via AP)
April 07, 2019 - 12:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British man who survived exposure to a military grade nerve agent said he has questioned Russia's ambassador to the U.K. about the accidental poisoning that killed his girlfriend last year, a newspaper reported Sunday. Charlie Rowley told the Sunday Mirror that Ambassador Alexander...
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This undated electron microscope image provided by William Miller of Baker University in March 2019 shows a tardigrade of the class Heterotardigrada, also known as a "water bear." The small animals, about the size of a period, are able to survive extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. (William Miller via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness. These animals are pipsqueaks, only about the size of a period. Under a...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, talks with rapper 2 Chainz after the Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 115-99. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 07, 2019 - 5:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the very first day LeBron James picked up a basketball, he wanted to be like Mike. James and his closest friends idolized Michael Jordan while they grew up together on Akron's competitive playgrounds and tough streets. As James grew into a tantalizing basketball prospect...
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FILE - This June 11, 2015, file photo shows Virgin Atlantic's newest aircraft a Boeing 787-9 at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich., when Sir Richard Branson, founder and president of Virgin Atlantic Airways, arrived aboard the airplane. Britain's Virgin Atlantic has dropped a requirement that female flight attendants wear makeup, joining other major carriers that have eased their dress and grooming requirements after complaints about turning female employees into sex objects. (Tanya Moutzalias/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 3:12 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Britain's Virgin Atlantic has dropped a requirement that female flight attendants wear makeup, joining other major carriers that have eased their dress and grooming requirements after complaints about turning female employees into sex objects. Virgin Atlantic announced this week that...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. Foreign leaders showered President Donald Trump and his family with more than $140,000 in gifts during their first year in the White House, with China and Saudi Arabia among the most lavish givers. China’s president gave Trump and his wife the two most expensive gifts in 2017: a $14,400 calligraphy display and a $16,250 dinnerware set featuring Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. All gifts were turned over to the National Archives. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 06, 2019 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign leaders showered President Donald Trump and his family with more than $140,000 in gifts during their first year in the White House, with China and Saudi Arabia among the most lavish givers. According to the State Department's annual accounting of such gifts, Chinese...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Stella McCartney ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Paris, Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
March 04, 2019 - 1:26 pm
PARIS (AP) — Words were almost inaudible amid the screams when Stella McCartney presented her collection at Paris Fashion Week Monday, which toyed with draping and upcycling. Such exuberant outbursts would usually come from the designer's fans. But it was McCartney herself who caused the commotion...
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