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PHOTOS: A look back at New York Fashion Week

For fashion editors, writers, stylists and retailers, New York Fashion Week is a chance to spot trends and themes for the upcoming season. But giving form to those looks are a small army of models, makeup artists, hairstylists and of course, the designers.

Florida girl was bullied for months before suicide

For nearly a year, as many as 15 girls ganged up on 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick and picked on her, authorities say, bombarding her with online messages such as “You should die” and “Why don’t you go kill yourself.”

Christie returns to boardwalk after fire

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was back on the boardwalk at Seaside Heights on Saturday, two days after a wind-swept fire destroyed four blocks of the famous amusement pier.

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After acquittal, Zimmerman still in spotlight

Whether they think that he got away with murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin or that he was just a brave neighborhood watch volunteer “standing his ground,” many Americans can’t seem to get enough of George Zimmerman. And he can’t seem to stop giving it to them.

Obama welcomes Syrian chemical weapons agreement

President Barack Obama welcomed an agreement Saturday to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile as an “important, concrete step” toward the ultimate goal of eliminating them but warned that the U.S. remains prepared to act if the attempt at a diplomatic solution fails.

Rescues accelerate as floodwaters inundate plains

The rescue of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding accelerated Saturday as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas that extended into towns and farms miles from the Rockies. Authorities expected to find more fatalities when full scope of destruction emerged.

Havana sees new life for seedy industrial port

Havana’s harbor has long been an unsightly jumble of piers left to crumble into piles of rusty, twisted rebar. Its dominant feature is a refinery smokestack across the bay that belches smoke and flame 24 hours a day.

Bus overturns in southwest Ohio; 35 injured

A Greyhound bus drove off an interstate highway in southwest Ohio early Saturday, struck a tree and a fence and flipped on its side before sliding to a stop in a cornfield, injuring at least 35 people.

 
‘Up’ balloon cluster attempt falls short

A balloonist who was trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean using hundreds of helium-filled balloons landed short of his goal in Newfoundland.

Taliban attack on US Consulate kills 4 Afghans

The Taliban attacked a U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan with car bombs and guns on Friday, killing at least four Afghans but failing to enter the compound or hurt any Americans.

 
Colorado death toll rises to 4 after body found

Colorado officials have raised the death toll from this week’s flooding to four after a woman’s body was found in Boulder.

 
Slave who died in 1798 finally buried ‘not as slave, but child of God’

A slave who died more than 200 years ago in Connecticut but was never buried was given an extraordinary funeral Thursday that included lying in state at the Capitol and calls for learning from his painful life.

 
Washington teens plead not guilty in vet beating death

Two 16-year-old boys pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and other charges in the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran in Spokane nearly seven decades after he was shot in Okinawa and survived.