Minnesota GOP chair says she faced racism from within party

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan says she has been the target of racist and sexist attacks from fellow Republicans.

Carnahan posted on her personal Facebook page on Friday that some GOP leaders around the state have called her “a stupid Asian not even born in America” and used racial slurs, the Star Tribune reported. 229 more words


Bright colours, odd shapes, huge crowds for Paris menswear

Paris’ frenetic menswear shows are highlighting bright colours and odd shapes as they attract huge crowds and VIPs to top collections.

Thom Browne transformed a chic Paris inner courtyard into a garden wonderland that showed off his dramatically oversized clothes and wacky, off-kilter vibe. 557 more words


5 killed in suspected Boko Haram extremist attack in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A member of a civilian self-defence group says five people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria. 100 more words


Major New York-area traffic bottleneck about to get worse

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — It is the bane of tourists and truckers, theatregoers and weekday 9-to-5ers: the congested, pothole-strewn roadway that bisects the teeming towns overlooking the Hudson River before descending into the Lincoln Tunnel to New York City. 671 more words


Ornate NYC theatre, used for years as a gym, to be restored

NEW YORK — For years, Long Island University’s basketball team played in a French Baroque movie palace in downtown Brooklyn.

The gilded wall fountains, plastered statuettes and towering, one-of-a-kind Wurlitzer organ pipes of the historic Paramount Theater were preserved by the university when it converted the big hall into a gym in the 1960s. 601 more words


Israelis, Palestinians await William's inaugural royal visit

JERUSALEM — Prince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week for the first official visit of a member of the British royal family, ending the monarchy’s decades-long mostly hands-off approach to one of the world’s most sensitive regions. 873 more words


New Hampshire prep school settles with abused former student

CONCORD, N.H. — An elite New Hampshire prep school has agreed to a confidential legal settlement with a former student who was sexually abused by two teachers in the 1970s. 218 more words