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  • Wellies maker Hunter makes a splash at London show

    February 15, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    A model wears a design created by Hunter Original during London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014, at Ambika Gallery in central London, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) LONDON (AP) — Watch out: The humble rubber rain boot has arrived...

  • Diao Yinan’s ‘Black Coal, Thin Ice’ wins in Berlin

    February 15, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick shows the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize, he accepted on behalf of director Wes Anderson for the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel during the awarding ceremony at the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, Saturday,...

  • De La Soul give away catalog _ for 25 hours

    February 15, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 18, 2012 file photo, Posdnuos, left, and Dave of the hip hop group De La Soul, perform at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, Calif. De La Soul is giving fans quite the Valentine’s Day gift _ a free download of...

  • LA crews aim for largest continuous concrete pour

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Crews pour concrete to lay the foundation for the New Wilshire Grand building in a record attempt for the largest continuous concrete pour in history, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in downtown Los Angeles. The marathon pour is expected to last 20 hours without...

  • Obama signs debt ceiling measure into law

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md. Obama has signed a bill Saturday that allows the government to borrow money to pay its debts and a separate...

  • Celebrities pack front row at London Fashion Week

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Models wear design created by Julian Macdonald during London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014, at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) LONDON (AP) — Celebrities, starlets and fashion’s...

  • It’s grad school at the museum for NYC students

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Jana Grcevich, a post-doc scholar in the astronomy department, right, works with Wanda Vargas, center, and Noah Kaminsky as part of a 15-month master’s program in teaching at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The...

  • UAW drive falls short amid culture clash in Tenn.

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    U.S. Sen. Bob Corker speaks to reporters in Chattanooga, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, about the defeat of the United Auto Workers in a three-day election at the Volkswagen plant in the city. The multiyear effort to organize Volkswagen’s only U.S....

  • Ag-based curriculum invigorates Kansas school

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 photo, a student walks past a supply of work gloves and boots worn to do chores at the Walton 21st Century Rural Life Center in Walton, Kan. Located in a small farming community, the school faced closing before re-establishing...

  • UAW falls 87 votes short of major victory in South

    February 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    United Auto Workers President Bob King speaks to the media after workers at a Volkswagen factory voted against union representation in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2104. The 712 to 626 vote is a devastating blow to the union and its efforts to...