New York, Feb 12 : A local newspaper in the US is under fire for allegedly labeling models, who would be performing at a private lingerie fashion show, as "sluts."
The Carmel Pine Cone, a free publication for affluent Carmel-by-the-Sea in California, sparked outrage by printing the offensive word above a picture of the women on its front page, the New York Daily News reported.
Newspaper bosses said that it was simply reporting the words of a concerned resident who spoke out against the lingerie and tequila show at a council meeting.
New York, Feb 12 : Syrian rebels have captured the country's largest dam and iconic industrial symbol of President Bashar al-Assad family''s four-decade rule.
Rebels led by the Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Jabhat al-Nusra now control much of the water flow in the country''s north and east.
This has sparked warnings from experts that any mistake in managing the dam may drown wide areas in Syria and Iraq, the New York Daily News reports.
According to the report, a Syrian government official denied that the rebels captured the dam, saying `heavy clashes are taking place around it.'
New York, Feb 11 - French design house Lacoste was a hit at New York's Fashion Week with its fall-winter collection, featuring a polar look, while Max Azria unveiled his second Herve Leger line for urban professional women.
The crowd at Lincoln Center enjoyed a sunny day Saturday in the wake of a blizzard that buried parts of Manhattan.
The public and designers appeared happy to get out and enjoy the offerings of Fashion Week.
Organizers brought in snow-clearing equipment Friday, with workers clearing streets and scattering salt to keep people from slipping on the ice.
New York, Feb 11 - Tommy Hilfiger has presented a contemporary take on men's suits of the 1960s with his fall-winter collection during New York Fashion Week, on a day when Rebeca Minkoff showed off her modern "grunge" and Cesar Galindo flaunted Latin elegance.
The Tommy Hilfiger show at historic military barracks in the city of skyscrapers combined the classicism of English bespoke suits with modern cuts and daring combinations of colors and prints in a collection called "Savile Row Meets Ivy League".
New York, Feb 10 : Over 450,000 homes and businesses shivered without power in northeastern America as workers began the massive task of digging out cities and towns left buried under mounds of snow by a monster blizzard.
As the fury of the overnight storm abated Saturday morning and workers from New York to Boston struggled to get airports, trains and highways back online, the snowstorm was blamed for at least nine deaths in three states and Canada.
New York, Feb 9 : A black woman from Los Angeles has claimed that a person wearing a Donald Duck costume had racially discriminated against her children during a Disneyland trip in December 2012.
According to attorney Dan Gilleon, the lawyer for the family, the actor playing Donald Duck ignored the woman's, Nastasia White, children Razzi and Ryder and instead played with white children, in a blatant brush-off, New York Daily News reports.
New York, Feb 9 : The FBI has arrested a California man who planned to blow up a Bank of America branch in Oakland, hoping to start a civil war in the US.
The FBI arrested San Jose resident Matthew Aaron Llaneza, 28, on Friday for trying to detonate what he believed to be a working a car bomb outside a Bank of America.
In reality, the bomb was inoperable, and the man who helped Llaneza make it was an undercover FBI agent who had been tracking the suspect since November 30, the New York Daily News reports.
New York, Feb 9 : Tens of thousands of homes in northeast America were without power in peak winter, thousands of flights were cancelled and people were asked to stay off roads as a monster blizzard carpeted cities from New York to Boston under several feet of snow and paralysed normal life.
After a day of pelting wet snow, five states - New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island - declared state of emergency, and Massachusetts, whose capital is Boston, banned vehicles from every road in the state, the New York Times reported.
New York, Feb 9 : A monster blizzard that is expected to pile up to three feet of snow from New York to Boston and beyond has already knocked out power from tens of thousands of homes in northeast America.
The storm that began Friday morning in parts of New York state had by night fall delivered whipping winds and over a foot of snow in some parts, with prospects of even double that by the time it's done Saturday, according to CNN.
New York, Feb. 8 : A ''church'' In London - The Sunday Assembly - offers monthly services in north London for atheists and nonbelievers.
The Sunday Assembly- a brainchild of stand-up comedians Pippa Evans and Sanderson Jones- is a congregation for atheists and nonbelievers started in January.
It is drawing overflowing crowds to its monthly services at the Nave, a deconsecrated church in the northern part of the city, reports New York Daily News.
Evans said they were expecting about 20 people to turn up, but were amazed when 200 people turned up on the first day.
New York, Feb 8 : A family from Washington got a reduction from their bill because their three children were so well-behaved during the visit.
Laura King, 28, was delighted when 4 dollars were deducted from her receipt at an Italian restaurant in Poulsbo, Washington.
"This was definitely a random act of kindness. We didn't go to the restaurant expecting a reward. We expect our kids to act this way whenever we are out and about. This was just a small surprise," she told the New York Daily News.
New York, Feb 8 : Chief executives officers with large signatures are more likely to be narcissists, a new study has suggests.
They're also more likely to get higher pay checks and ironically, run their companies in their ground by making poor decisions.
"We find that CEO signature size is positively associated with a number of proxies for overinvestment, and that abnormal investment by narcissists destroys firm value via reduced sales growth and future revenues," the University of North Carolina study states.
New York, Feb 8 : Men over 50 are able to start second families with younger women, but not the other way around.
Many boomer men date younger women exclusively, relegating a vast number of incredible boomer women to wonder if or when men will ever "get it" when it comes to what they're missing in terms of dating, sex and relationships with women their age.
Men and women are equally eager to respond to their sexual desires, particularly after long, self-imposed sexual dry spells in bad marriages.
Women seem more controlled in terms of wanting an emotional component to become sexual again.
New York, Feb 8 : A Bangladeshi man who tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has pleaded guilty to detonating what he thought was an 1,000-pound car bomb.
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, admitted in Brooklyn federal court to his destructive ambitions that undercover cops foiled in October.
He admitted that he had an `intention to commit a violent, jihadist act'.
According to the New York Daily News, if the would-be terrorist had gone to trial and been found guilty he would have received a life sentence.
New York, Feb 8 : U. S. military attacks, including drone strikes, have killed hundreds of children in Afghanistan over the last four years, a U. N. body has said.
The Geneva-based Committee on the Rights of the Child said the casualties were `due notably to reported lack of precautionary measures and indiscriminate use of force.'
The committee was reviewing a range of U. S. policies affecting children for the first time since 2008, the last year of the Bush administration and the year Barack Obama was first elected president, the News York Post reports.