Christian A. Mijares

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Nice killer ‘made 12 reconnaissance trips in illegal lorry’ without being turned back

The Bastille Day killer drove his rented lorry on 12 reconnaissance trips along the Nice seafront without being turned back despite a local ban on heavy goods vehicles, it emerged on Saturday.<p>Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel repeatedly drove the 19-tonne lorry up and down the Promenade des Anglais in the …

Clinton fashion: The styles, they were a-changin’

The headband is long gone, and so are the eyeglasses. There are no signs of St. John knit skirts, and the simple black pantsuit has cycled out of regular rotation. Even the scrunchies have been tucked away. Hillary Clinton has transformed.<p>She has grown from a bespectacled young woman with a mane of …

Oscar de la Renta

No Rebound for North Carolina Tourism After NBA Pulls All-Star Game

The NBA’s announcement that it will move next year’s All-Star Game out of Charlotte is having ripple effects not only in the world of professional sports but also in the tourism and hospitality industry, which stood to reap a big chunk of the tens of millions of dollars in direct spending the event …

North Carolina

Mary-Kate, Ashley Olsen's Elizabeth and James label opens its first store at the Grove

Elizabeth and James, the women's contemporary lifestyle label founded by Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen in 2007, has picked the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles as the home of its first brick-and-mortar boutique, which officially opened its doors on July 22.<p>The 1,200-square-foot flagship, located …

Saks Fifth Avenue

How to Build Your Own $18,000 Robotic 360° Camera Rig for $650

In one of the most daring (and cost saving) feats of do it yourself engineering we’ve ever seen, the folks at YouTube channel Indy Mogul managed to …

Turkey's Erdogan Shuts Schools, Charities Amid Failed Coup Fallout

ISTANBUL/ANKARA — President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup.<p>Turkish authorities also detained a …

South Asia

Tate Modernist: How Georgia O'Keeffe shaped feminist style

The American artist was one of the most prominent of her generation. Yet despite her seemingly ‘gendered’ paintings, she resisted sexist stereotypes and expressed this most dominantly through her wardrobe<p>If the gender bias surrounding modernist artist Georgia O’Keeffe has begun to peter out, thanks …

Art

The plastic plague: Can our oceans be saved from environmental ruin?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has become the stuff of legend. This hotspot of marine waste, created by the spiral currents of the North Pacific Gyre, has been described as a floating trash island the size of Russia.<p>But when filmmaker Jo Ruxton visited the location, she found clear blue …

Pollution

Summer Is Here! Meet The Top Nine U.S. Cities Americans Are Visiting This Year

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, you don’t always have to travel halfway around the world for your next adventure. Sometimes the best trips are in your own backyard.<p>According to American Express Travel booking data, domestic U.S. travel is on the rise. That’s great for cutting down on …

Cuyana: The Clothing Brand That Plans To Scale By Asking Women To Buy Fewer Things

A pioneer of the “lean closet” movement, Cuyana’s business model is built on quality over quantity.<p>There’s a little factory the countryside of Northern Italy that has been making leather products for three generations. The family who owns the facility has a close relationship with a nearby tannery, …

Spanish tax investigators raid Google's Madrid offices

Tax investigators in Spain have raided Google’s Madrid offices, in the latest investigation into the group’s tax affairs.<p>The search, confirmed by an internal Google source, represents the latest instance of multinational corporations coming under scrutiny for allegedly paying low taxes by shifting …

Europe

Rodrigo Duterte sworn in as Philippines president, extends olive branch to elites

Election winner known for foul-mouthed, unrehearsed speeches and endorsement of extra-judicial killings<p>Rodrigo Duterte, the anti-establishment president of the Philippines, left his often sexist and profanity-laced rhetoric behind in an inauguration speech on Thursday that appeared aimed at …

Asia

Apple patents concert camera blocker

<b>Apple has been granted a patent for technology that could stop smartphone cameras being used at concerts.</b><p>The patent describes a smartphone camera receiving coded infrared signals beamed from emitters in public places.<p>The handset could then offer on-screen information or disable the camera …

Barcodes

The Fashion World's New Sneaker Obsession Is a '90s Favorite

Even with the fashion world's fickle taste for trends, a love of sneakers has remained a constant for the last few years. But the trendsetters' allegiance to brands shifts constantly, alternating between designer riffs on the classics and standbys from Converse, Puma, Nike, and Adidas. The Stan …

Shoes

Here are the 3 companies that could lose if the Tesla-SolarCity deal goes through

SolarCity would be further integrated with energy storage and electric vehicles, and with its own solar panel manufacturing plant on the way sometime in the next two years, it could make almost everything it needs in-house.<p>There are sure to be winners and losers after such an alliance, and below …

The King’s Tailor

Once upon a time there was a King of Italy. He lived in Rome, and he had his shirts and suits made by a famous tailor who had his lab/store in the …

FUJIFILM

Hurry! Jaime King's Perfect Dress Is on Sale for $45

An amazing summer wardrobe doesn't have to cost a fortune—and Jaime King's newest look is proof. The actress stepped out in New York City this week …

Both Britain's main political parties seem headed for leadership battles

The battle to elect a replacement for David Cameron as leader of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party and hence as prime minister is underway with nominations to be submitted by noon today.<p>So far few MPs have officially entered the race although Home Secretary Therese May appears to have …

Shirtless Male Caught on Camera Attacking Horrified People in Broad Daylight — and Check Out His Weapon

A Facebook video quickly heading into viral territory shows a shirtless male wielding what appears to be a large stick and attacking people in broad daylight in downtown Denver’s 16th Street Mall.<p>Image source: Facebook<p>The video was posted to Wednesday night by Caleb Bonham, who headlined his …

Denver

Why Airport Security Checkpoint Lines Should Be Short and Quick For Everybody

“I t’s by sheer dumb luck that someone didn’t pull this off in the USA, especially when the ineptitude of the TSA forces 1,000+ people to stand for …

Newport makes way for Lido House Hotel

With hard hats firmly affixed and shovels in hand, Newport Beach city officials and business leaders Wednesday ceremoniously broke ground on the Lido House Hotel, which will take the place of the former City Hall at the entrance to the Balboa Peninsula.<p>Lido House, which will be operated by …

California

North Korea wants its former American prisoner to stop 'babbling' about his hard labor sentence

"And there will certainly not be any such thing as humanitarian action," North Korea's KCNA news agency stated.<p>Bae, an American missionary, was arrested in November of 2012 on his 18th visit to the notoriously secretive nation after being caught with a hard drive containing mission reports and …

British drug smuggler Melissa Reid released from prison in Peru

Twenty-two-year-old photographed with father at Lima airport and thought to be on way back to UK via Amsterdam<p>The British drug smuggler Melissa Reid is on her way back to the UK after spending the last three years in a Peruvian jail.<p>Reid, 22, was photographed with her father, Billy, at Lima airport …

Christmas Trees

London photographer turns Tube commuters into 16th-century-style portraits

A Londoner is making the most of his daily trips on the London Underground.<p>Photographer Matt Crabtree has turned his daily commute into an art project where he creates 16th-century-like portraits of fellow travellers.<p>Explaining how the idea occurred to him, he told The Telegraph: "I was sitting …

Archaeology

“Everyone Deserves to Eat Like a King,” Says Alpha Foodie’s Samira Kazan

Samira Kazan is one smart cookie. Still, the Oxford grad, who’s doing senior post-doctoral research in neurology in London, regularly found herself distracted by hunger around 11:00 a.m. “I had the classic problem of skipping breakfast,” Kazan says. “I needed to solve this.” And she did, with a …

The UK Brexit debate has echoes of 1975

But the 1975 poll, which saw Britain embrace membership of what was then the Common Market, has plenty in common with the current bitter and closely-fought debate.<p>It also carries lessons for politicians ahead of the June 23 vote on whether to stay in or leave the European Union — not least that the …

Kill drug dealers and I'll give you a medal, says Philippines president

Addressing huge crowd, Rodrigo Duterte urges DIY law enforcement and threatens to humiliate police generals<p>The Philippine president-elect has urged citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug dealers who resist arrest and fight back.<p>Rodrigo Duterte told a huge crowd celebrating his presidential …

Asia

Secrets under the Al Aqsa Mosque

The current Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammed Ahmad Hussein, declared on October 25, 2015, that the Al-Aqsa Mosque was a mosque built on the site …

Archaeology