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GOP readies Obama immigration response: No shutdown, but a nod to … – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Recent success at the polls has done little to calm the internal rancor among congressional Republicans, who remain deeply divided over how to respond to President Obama’s overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. The latest evidence came Tuesday as House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) unveiled plans to avoid another government shutdown while also allowing furious Republicans a chance to publicly repudiate Obama for acting on his own. The hybrid…

Power back for downtown Detroit – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A power outage left buildings closed and streetlights out in Detroit today. Detroit Free Press The Frank Murphy Hall of Justice is among several public buildings across Detroit that reported power outages Dec. 2, 2014.(Photo: Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press) DETROIT — Detroit officials fully restored power to downtown government buildings, schools, a hospital, traffic lights and police and fire halls Tuesday after a major cable failure caused parts of…

Three dead in Tennessee crash between school buses – Reuters

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014

(Reuters) – Three people died, including two young children, and almost two dozen were injured in a crash on Tuesday in Knoxville, Tennessee, involving two school buses, police said. The crash happened on Asheville Highway just before 3 p.m., said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch, in a news conference broadcast by WATE television. “It’s a horrible tragedy,” said Rausch, who appeared to hold back tears. “Our hearts go out to…

Exclusive: Jason Wu Taps Karlie Kloss for Spring ’15 – Style.com

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Photo: Inez and Vinoodh Jason Wu has been forgoing traditional ad campaigns since Spring ’13, when he started his popular Supermodel Supper Club. The concept is exactly as it sounds: Bona fide supermodels (including Christy Turlington Burns and Stephanie Seymour) slip into Wu’s latest wares and pose for Inez and Vinoodh in iconic New York restaurants. Each location is chosen to complement the collection. For instance, for Fall ’14, Adriana…

Behind the scenes at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide Candice Swanepoel answers questions backstage prior to the show.(Photo: Joel Ryan, Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) LONDON — What does it mean when a bell rings? If you’ve seen Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, you’ll know it means an Angel has just earned its wings. Backstage Tuesday at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in London, more than 40 supermodels (known as Angels) and a multitude of people devoted to…

Obama Settles on Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary, Officials Say – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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Detroit Power Outage Closes Schools, Snarls Traffic – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A power outage has struck downtown Detroit knocking out power to key buildings and prompting early dismissal from the city’s schools. Multiple municipal buildings including the City County Building, the Joe Louis arena where the Detroit Red Wings play, the Detroit City Airport have been affected according to ABC News affiliate WXYZ-TV in Detroit. The Detroit Fire Department said all firehouses are using backup generators and able to respond to…

Boehner moves to push off immigration fight to 2015 – Fox News

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner announced plans Tuesday to effectively push off a looming battle over President Obama’s immigration policies until next year, while potentially averting a partial government shutdown later this month.  The speaker met behind closed doors Tuesday with fellow Republicans. Boehner is attempting a balancing act — as he tries to avert a budget showdown, while also letting conservatives vent over the president’s controversial executive actions on immigration. …

Putin, Oil and Ruble All Headed for 63 May Be No Russian Joke – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Heard the one about Vladimir Putin, the oil price and the ruble’s value against the dollar? They will all hit 63 next year. That’s the joke doing the rounds of the Kremlin as the Russian government digs in to weather international sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine. According to at least five people close to Putin, pressure from the U.S. and Europe is galvanizing Russians to withstand a siege on…

Kenya security chiefs ousted after massacre – Sky News Australia

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Kenya’s interior minister and police chief have been removed from their posts, hours after Somalia’s Shabab rebels carried out a fresh massacre. In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta also vowed his security forces will “intensify the war on terrorism” after a spate of killings in the country by the al-Qaeda-affiliated insurgents. A group of Shabab rebels stormed into a quarry near the border…

Kathy Griffin is the new chief of ‘Fashion Police’ – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> There are only three women who have ever won Grammy awards for comedy albums, and Kathy Griffin is one of them. (She’s in a great company; the other two are Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin.) From the stage to the screen, Kathy Griffin’s voice has become one of the most recognizable of the…

Kathy Griffin is the new chief of ‘Fashion Police’ – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> There are only three women who have ever won Grammy awards for comedy albums, and Kathy Griffin is one of them. (She’s in a great company; the other two are Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin.) From the stage to the screen, Kathy Griffin’s voice has become one of the most recognizable of the…

Fashion Face-Off: Chanel vs. Victoria’s Secret – Style.com

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Tomorrow, two of the biggest names in fashion, Chanel and Victoria’s Secret, are going head-to-head with runway extravaganzas. Karl Lagerfeld is presenting Chanel’s Métiers d’Art collection in Salzburg, Austria, while across the English Channel in London, Victoria’s Secret is putting on its annual fashion show outside of the United States for the very first time. Much has already been made about which models chose what job—Kendall, in case you haven’t…

Kathy Griffin is the new chief of ‘Fashion Police’ – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> There are only three women who have ever won Grammy awards for comedy albums, and Kathy Griffin is one of them. (She’s in a great company; the other two are Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin.) From the stage to the screen, Kathy Griffin’s voice has become one of the most recognizable of the…

See All the Stars at the 2014 British Fashion Awards: Rihanna, Cara Delevingne … – E! Online

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Getty Images Britain’s biggest night in fashion is finally here! And as expected, some of the most important names in style took to the red carpet in seriously chic attire. Really,…

Fashion Face-Off: Chanel vs. Victoria’s Secret – Style.com

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Tomorrow, two of the biggest names in fashion, Chanel and Victoria’s Secret, are going head-to-head with runway extravaganzas. Karl Lagerfeld is presenting Chanel’s Métiers d’Art collection in Salzburg, Austria, while across the English Channel in London, Victoria’s Secret is putting on its annual fashion show outside of the United States for the very first time. Much has already been made about which models chose what job—Kendall, in case you haven’t…

Des Moines clothing startup nabs $1.85 million investment – DesMoinesRegister.com

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Derian Baugh(Photo: Photo credit: Justin Salem Meyer) A fashion-focused Des Moines startup has attracted investment from big names in retail and technology who are banking on its concept of delivering a personalized wardrobe for the everyman. Men’s Style Lab closed in this month on $1.85 million in financing from investors including former executives of retailers such as Macy’s and Kohl’s, the company’s founder told The Des Moines Register. The investment…

Massive discounts on clothing you can get during Cyber Monday – Christian Science Monitor

Posted: Monday, December 01, 2014

Where Cyber Monday truly shines is within the realm of clothing deals, since many brands will offer their best site wide discounts of the year. Shop smart this week and take advantage of coupons, sales, and free shipping with our roundup of the best Cyber Monday clothing deals. And be sure to keep checking this page, as we’ll be updating it throughout the week with more top offers. Winter Coat Sale…

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