Knife-Proof, Bulletproof Clothes Premier in Colombia

Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:13
Fashionable and practical - two words that could describe a line of men's clothes recently shown at Medellín, Colombia's Colombiamoda 2014 international fashion show. A line of anti-ballistic clothing — hoodies, t-shirts and polo shirts —also offers varying levels of above-the-waist protection from knife and blade cuts, bullets and abrasion, like falling from a motorcycle. Neil Gallagher, an American designer and co-founder of clothing brand Miguelo Romano, said to Colombia Reports he first thought of…
Slow Death: Inside Arizona's 'Gasping' Two-Hour Execution
Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:13
An Arizona judge was in the middle of an emergency telephone hearing on the execution of Joseph Wood when word came that the inmate had finally died after more than an hour of what witnesses have described as gasping. A transcript of the hearing shows that 45 minutes after defense lawyers filed a motion asking that Wood's execution be stopped because he was still alive, no decision had been made. The parties — U.S. District…
Analysis: Broken Washington, at Your Service
Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:13
Partisan divides and ideological battles are hardly new to Washington. But what is new is how the legislative process has essentially stopped, making Capitol Hill more dysfunctional than it's been in decades. The latest examples of dysfunction are the responses -- or lack of responses -- to crises that had once seemed to unite Washington: the unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and the veterans who have been unable to get timely care at Veterans…
Hotels Open Pools to 'Daycationing' Visitors
Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:13
With the mercury rising, millions of Americans are looking forward to traveling to destinations where they can relax and lounge around hotel pools, beaches and spas. But maybe you don't have to go far from home to experience the leisurely resort lifestyle. Some hotels are opening their pools and other amenities to non-guests, who can enjoy a mini-vacation without booking a trip, hopping a flight — or even paying for a room. Sign up for…
Facebook goes express to mega-cap status - now valued more than AT&T, Coke
Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:10
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the days after its infamously mishandled initial public offering in May 2012, it looked as if Facebook would struggle to become a must-own for fund managers. Now the company's $190 billion market value makes it bigger than such bellwethers as Coca-Cola and AT&T. It's not a member of the Dow industrials, but if it were, it would be larger than two-thirds of that index's 30 members.
Wall St. ends mostly flat, S&P at record close
Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:10
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Thursday, following a record close on the S&P 500 index, lifted by strong job market data in the United States and overseas factory readings, while better than forecast results sent Facebook shares rallying. The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> is up 15.7 points, or 0.09 percent, to 17,102.33, the S&P 500 <.SPX> added 2.07 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,989.08 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC>…
Police: 3 shot at Pennsylvania hospital, suspect in custody
Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:10
Three people were shot at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania, on Thursday and one person was in custody, according to NBC10 television station in Philadelphia. Darby Borough Police were at the scene of the hospital, about 7 miles (11 km) west of Philadelphia, according to NBC10. The shooting took place inside the hospital's wellness center. Authorities said a 911 call identified one of the victims as a doctor but police had not confirmed the…
AH5017: Missing plane seen 'falling' in Mali
Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:10
Air Algerie flight AH5017, en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers and carrying 116 people, has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters. "I can confirm that it has crashed," the official said, declining to give details of where the plane was or what caused the accident. Here is what we know so far: • Swiftair, the Spanish airline operated by Air Algerie, said it lost contact with MD83 aircraft — with 110 passengers and…
Expert: ‘I’ve never seen a week like this'
Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:10
View photo.An Air Algerie Airways plane prepares to land at Houari Boumediene Airport in Algiers July 24, 2014.
Weird Al Yankovic has his first No. 1 album ever
Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:10
A lot of people bought Weird Al Yankovic's new album. The comedian nabbed his first No. 1 album with Mandatory Fun selling 104,000 copies in its first week. The parody album far exceeded initial expectations: according to Billboard, industry forecasters had predicted that Fun and Jason Mraz's Yes! would each sell around 70,000 to 75,000 copies. Mraz's latest opened at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 81,000 units sold and is the singer-songwriter's fourth…

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