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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82
Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.
US government agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed
The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.
A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car in a city near Montreal had become influenced by radical Islam, an official familiar with the case said.
Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.
Monica Lewinsky said she was one of the first victims of cyber-bullying, becoming “Patient Zero” after falling in love with Bill Clinton, as the former White House intern gave her first speech in 13 years on Monday.
A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending.
The Federal Reserve delivered a stark warning to the largest U.S. banks Monday that they could be forcibly broken up if they do not reform their ways.
Lufthansa pilots, on strike since Monday, extended their industrial action to include long-haul flights on Tuesday, grounding almost all inbound and outbound services at Germany's usually busy Frankfurt airport.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Africa's most populous nation Nigeria was on Monday declared officially Ebola-free but warned that it remained vulnerable as long as the virus was raging elsewhere in West Africa.
Turkey said Monday it was assisting Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga to cross its border and join the battle against jihadists for the Syrian town of Kobane, in a major shift by Ankara which until now had blocked Kurdish fighters.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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