Lifestyle Headlines

Mon, Sep 29 2014

New Yorkers fled to suburbs but offspring seek city life: report

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NEW YORK - From the 1950s to the 1980s, families in the New York City area fled to the outer suburbs, but their offspring are heading back in droves to eight counties that make up the city's regional core, according to a report released on Monday.

29 Sep 2014

Trafficking victims in Europe forced into life of crime

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Linh, a 14-year-old Vietnamese girl, is found in a cannabis farm during a police raid in the Netherlands.

29 Sep 2014

U.S. government lawsuits target transgender discrimination in workplace

NEW YORK - A funeral home and an eye clinic that fired employees who had changed their sex from male to female were sued last week as the U.S. government filed its first-ever federal lawsuits for transgender discrimination.

29 Sep 2014

Women who have been unemployed have fewer kids: U.S. study

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BOSTON - Women who were unemployed in their youth tend to have fewer children into middle-age than women who worked, according to a U.S. study released on Monday.

29 Sep 2014

Record number of migrant deaths at sea, in deserts this year: IOM

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GENEVA - A record 4,077 migrants have died already this year crossing deserts and seas worldwide, three-quarters of them in perilous journeys across the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe, an aid agency said on Monday.

29 Sep 2014

Clooney and Alamuddin cap weekend nuptials with civil ceremony

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VENICE - American screen idol George Clooney and Lebanese-born human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin formalized their marriage in a civil ceremony in Venice on Monday, after a weekend of celebrations attended by Hollywood stars. | Video

People, Entertainment 29 Sep 2014

Stella McCartney goes airy for summer, Lagerfeld Barbie a hit at Paris Fashion Week

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PARIS - Oblong cut-outs, oversized buckles and a utilitarian aesthetic were the defining features of Stella McCartney's 2015 summer collection in Paris on Monday. | Video

29 Sep 2014

Full plates fight prejudice in Hungary restaurant

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SZEKSZARD Hungary - Waitress Maria Kecskemeti says working with people is a daily challenge, requiring much skill and empathy.

29 Sep 2014

German government condemns pictures showing refugees abused

BERLIN - The German government on Monday condemned suspected cases of abuse against refugees in which asylum-seekers were maltreated by security guards and even forced to lie in a bed filled with vomit.

29 Sep 2014

Costs, politics erode chances for a Tokyo casino by 2020

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TOKYO - Plans to open Japan's first casino in Tokyo before the 2020 Olympics are becoming increasingly unlikely, with developers facing skyrocketing building costs and a city government that no longer considers casino development an economic priority.

29 Sep 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.