Offbeat | Couple charged for spending over $100K in accidental deposit

A Pennsylvania couple who police say went on a spending spree after a bank accidentally deposited $120,000 into their account are headed to trial. State police tell the Williamsport Sun-Gazette that

Vera Wang returns, with hippie hair and couture lingerie

After a two-year break, Vera Wang returned to the New York Fashion Week runway with a moody and visually arresting show that featured high-couture lingerie elements, hippie hair, and heels

Tennis court to runway: Serena Williams hits Fashion Week

Talk about a quick recovery. Only three days after her shocking loss in the U.S. Open final, Serena Williams went from the court to the runway to present the latest

The Buzz | Norway’s highest court: child-like sex dolls violate the law

Norway’s highest court says it is “beyond doubt” that child-like sex dolls represent the sexualization of children and are a violation of Norwegian law. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled this week

Lawyer: John Hinckley interested in music industry job

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan is interested in getting a job in the music industry, possibly in California, his lawyer said at a court hearing in

World Briefs

AUSTRALIA The first Chinese-born lawmaker to be elected to Australia’s Parliament has come under attack over her links to a Chinese foreign influence network. Gladys Liu, born in Hong Kong

Hurricane survivors struggle to start new life in Bahamas

Thousands of hurricane survivors are filing off boats and planes in the capital of the Bahamas, facing the need to start new lives after Hurricane Dorian but with little ideas

Irishman set to lead EU future trade talks with UK, US

The incoming president of the European Union’s powerful executive arm yesterday nominated Irishman Phil Hogan to lead future EU trade talks, which could put him in charge of negotiations with

This Day in History | 2001 – US rocked by day of terror

The United States is in a state of shock after a day of attacks which have left thousands dead and New York’s World Trade Center destroyed. The Pentagon was also severely

Offbeat | Sweden rejects TRUMP vanity license plate request

Swedish authorities say that a man has been denied a vanity plate with the letters TRUMP because it violated motor vehicle department rules, calling the letter combination “offensive.” The Aftonbladet tabloid,

Toronto Film Fest pays tribute to Streep, Phoenix

In a gala dinner held yesterday amid the Toronto International Film Festival’s unspooling premieres, the festival paid tribute to Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, filmmaker Taika Waititi and cinematographer Roger

Pyer Moss celebrates black culture with fashion and music

There was a huge choir that veered from stirring, soaring gospel, then spit verses from Cardi B and sang lines from Queen Latifah’s “U.N.I.T.Y.”; a spoken word artist who reminded

The Buzz | Iranian female soccer fan dies after setting herself on fire

An Iranian female soccer fan has died after setting herself on fire outside a court after learning she may have to serve a six-month sentence for trying to enter a

For 9/11 families, mixed views on Trump-Taliban talks

If President Donald Trump’s now-canceled plan for secret talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents on U.S. soil was stunning, the date chosen was perhaps even more so: days before the anniversary

World Briefs

CHINA Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, who helped launch China’s online retailing boom, stepped down as chairman of the world’s biggest e-commerce company yesterday at a time when its fast-changing

UK | Johnson tells Irish leader Brexit deal can be reached

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, facing staunch opposition at home, told Ireland’s leader yesterday that a new Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by the

Putin’s system survives local elections as some cracks appear

Simmering popular anger led to setbacks for Russia’s ruling party in closely watched races in Moscow Sunday, even as the Kremlin used its tight control of the electoral system to

UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran installing new centrifuges

The United Nations’ atomic watchdog confirmed yesterday that Iran is preparing to use more advanced centrifuges, another breach of limits set in the country’s unraveling nuclear deal with major powers. Iran

This Day in History | 1963 – American Express comes to Britain

American Express, one of the world’s largest banking houses, has opened a credit card service in Britain. Holders of the cards will be able to use them at nearly 3,000 hotels,

Offbeat | Man calls police demanding they return his stolen pot

A man confused about Ohio drug laws has called a police department demanding that officers return the small amount of marijuana they “stole” from him. WXIX-TV reports the man told a

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