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    Oscar de la Renta, legendary fashion designer, dies at 82

    (CNN) – Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82. The man — often described as the “sultan of suave” — not only dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, but also designed the wedding dresses for many of their children, including Jenna Bush and Chelsea Clinton. “We will always remember him as the man who made women look and feel beautiful,” former first lady […]

  • South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius (C) arrives in Court in Pretoria on June 30, 2014. After a six-week break, the murder trial that has gripped South Africa and the world resumes on June 30. (Photo: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

    (CNN) – Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment for culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, last year. He was also given a three-year sentence on a firearms charge, but it was suspended.  

  • De la Renta passed away at the age of 82. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

    (CNN) – Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82. The man — often described as the “sultan of suave” — not only dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy, but also designed the wedding dresses for many of their children, including Jenna Bush and Chelsea Clinton. “We will always remember him as the man who made women look and feel beautiful,” former first lady […]

  • Harvard professor Amy Cuddy whose TED talk about body language has been viewed more than 20 million times says striking confident poses, even when we don't feel that way, can affect the cortisol and testosterone levels in the brain helping us feel more powerful. This pose, based on the stance of the fictional 1970s crime-fighter, helps you channel your inner superhero. Remember: Don't overdo it, or it can appear aggressive.

    How your body language can make you more successful

    LONDON (CNN) — Imagine your boss as a caveman. He’s running across the Savannah — chasing Palaeolithic game with a rock, wearing only a loincloth. He spots you and halts! Assuming a defensive position, his eyes carefully scan you for signs: Are you friend or foe? The verdict takes seconds for him to reach, and with no verbal language to inform him, his decision is based primarily on your body language. Believe it or not, this is similar to what […]

  • The paramedics who transferred the Ebola patients from Dobbins Air Reserve Base to Emory University Hospital had to take tremendous caution to make sure their own safety wasn't compromised.

    Ebola in the West: Why do some survive while others die?

    (CNN) – There’s no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died? Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Rick Sacra all contracted the disease while working in Liberia — and all survived. Spanish nurse’s aide Teresa Romero Ramos got the virus while tending to stricken patients. She too lived. But like the patients above, Thomas Eric Duncan and Spanish priest Miguel Pajares also received treatment in the West. Yet they […]

  • CREDIT: Capt. Mike Lindberry/Ventura County Fire Department

    Woman arrested after becoming trapped in Calif. chimney

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (KTLA) – A woman accused of illegally entering the Thousand Oaks home of a man she went on multiple dates with was arrested Sunday after firefighters used jackhammers to partially dismantle a brick chimney she had become trapped inside. Deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Woodside Drive at 5:45 a.m. after a caller reported that the woman had been stuck in the chimney, about 8 feet from the top, for two hours, said […]

  • But by 2014, the 5-foot-1 photographer had reached 175 pounds.

    Milestone reached: Woman loses 50 pounds for 50th high school reunion

    (CNN) – In January, Carol Highsmith, 68, began a journey of threes. She had three milestones of 50 that she planned to reach by following three simple rules: At 175 pounds, the 5-foot-1 Highsmith was at her heaviest weight. She vowed to lose 50 pounds so she could fit into a 50-year-old dress from high school. Determined to stun all her old classmates, Highsmith saw her invitation to Minnehaha Academy’s 50th reunion as the catalyst to spark a lifestyle change. […]

  • Former 'American Idol' contestant Joanne Borgella died Saturday at age 32. (Getty Images)

    Former Hoboken resident, ‘American Idol’ alum Joanne Borgella dies at 32

    (CNN) – Singer and model Joanne Borgella, an “American Idol” contestant in 2008, died on Saturday at age 32 after a battle with cancer, her family said on her Facebook page. “With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne,” the family wrote. “Although our family is suffering with this great loss, we find comfort in the closeness Joanne shared with the Lord. We know her spirit still shines and will continue to live […]

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    Military preps quick-strike team for Ebola response in United States

    (CNN) — The U.S. military is forming a 30-person “quick-strike team” equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN’s Barbara Starr on Sunday. A Pentagon spokesman later confirmed portions of the official’s information. The team will be under orders to deploy within 72 hours at any time over the next month, the official said. The Department of Health and Human Services requested the military team, and the Pentagon has given […]

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    Catholics bishops: No agreement on gays and lesbians

    ROME (CNN) – Catholic bishops ended a tense, two-week summit in Rome on Saturday without deciding how to minister to gays and lesbians or whether divorced and remarried Catholics should receive Holy Communion. An interim report issued on Monday, and greated with great fanfare from liberal Catholics, was heavily revised by Saturday. Sections were removed that had praised the “gifts” gays and lesbians offer the church, as well as the “precious support” same-sex partners give to one other. Even the […]

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