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Influential Fashion Journalist André Leon Talley Dies at 73

NEW YORK — André Leon Talley, the towering former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73. Talley’s literary agent David Vigliano confirmed Talley’s death to USA Today late Tuesday, but no additional details were immediately available. Talley was an influential fashion journalist who worked at Women’s Wear Daily […]Read More

Microsoft Buys ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Candy Crush’ Maker For

Microsoft is buying the gaming company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, gaining access to blockbuster games like “Call of Duty” and ”Candy Crush.” The all-cash deal will let Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, accelerate mobile gaming and provide building blocks for the metaverse, or a virtual environment. The announcement Tuesday arrives with Activision […]Read More

Winter storm whipping northeast US with snow, thunderstorms

Pedestrians make their way down a partially plowed Murray Avenue Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. (Pam Panchak/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) By JULIE WALKER and KAREN MATTHEWS NEW YORK (AP) — A dangerous winter storm brought significant snowfall, strong thunderstorms and blustery winds to the northeastern U.S. on a holiday Monday. […]Read More

Atlanta transit leader CEO Jeffrey Parker dead

ATLANTA — Jeffrey Parker, who led the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority during a time of expansion and then during the pandemic when public transportation ridership plummeted, has died, the agency announced. A spokesperson for the agency, Stephany Fisher, said that Parker killed himself when he was struck by a train in the East Lake […]Read More

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

In this satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, and released by the agency, shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific nation of Tonga Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending large waves crashing across the shore and people […]Read More

Alec Baldwin Surrenders Phone for Shooting Probe: Official

SANTA FE, N.M AP— Alec Baldwin has surrendered his cellphone to authorities as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall, a law enforcement official said. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Juan Rios said Baldwin’s phone was turned over Friday to law enforcement officials in Suffolk […]Read More

Emirate of Ajman will penalize workers for being exposed to

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The emirate of Ajman is warning its government employees that they will be penalized for coming into contact for a second time with anyone who has contracted COVID-19, state-linked media in the United Arab Emirates reported Thursday. Local media outlets said federal employees in Ajman will not receive paid sick […]Read More

Cops Say Man Faked Death to Evade Justice but Was

(PROVIDENCE, R.I.)— A Rhode Island man who is believed to have faked his death and fled the U.S. to evade prosecution in Utah and other states has been apprehended in Scotland after being hospitalized with COVID-19, authorities said. Nicholas Alahverdian was discovered after developing a serious case of the coronavirus and being placed on a […]Read More