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Retail chain Cato to settle federal discrimination probe

Dec. 11, 2018 1:25 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials say a nationwide investigation found that a North Carolina women's clothing retail chain discriminated against pregnant workers and workers with disabilities. The Charlotte Observer reports The Cato Corporation has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle the U.S. Equal...

Royal brides' personalized wedding touches strike a chord

Dec. 4, 2018 8:59 AM EST

With two blockbuster British royal weddings this year and an enduring fascination with the Brits, American brides craving a regal look with personal twists can find plenty of inspiration. While royal wedding fashion will have an influence on bridal trends in the United States, American brides are continually...

Many couples say 'I do' to Zero-Waste weddings

Dec. 4, 2018 8:56 AM EST

To protect the environment, many couples are saying "I do" to Zero-Waste weddings, focusing on sustainability for everything from floral design and dresses to invitations and food. The goal is to recycle, reuse, compost and otherwise keep anything from becoming trash in a landfill. Whether or not couples succeed...

New exhibit to feature empowered women's footwear, clothing

Nov. 23, 2018 1:52 PM EST

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shoes were made for walking over all her New York City congressional district. Now, the campaign footwear worn by the youngest woman ever elected to Congress will be part of an exhibit chronicling how women use fashion for empowerment in endeavors such as...

Trump nominates handbag designer as envoy to South Africa

Nov. 15, 2018 1:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a South Florida-based luxury fashion and handbag designer to be the new U.S. ambassador to South Africa. The White House announced the nomination of native South African Lana Marks late Wednesday. Marks was born and raised in South Africa and is now...

Woman wears wedding gown after fiance dies in Lion Air crash

Nov. 14, 2018 11:11 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman whose fiance died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea was photographed in her wedding dress and professed her love for him on the day they were to have been married. Intan Syari's fiance, Dr. Rio Nanda Pratama, was among 189 people who were killed...

Iranians fear more economic pain as US sanctions kick in

Nov. 5, 2018 1:12 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians already struggling to get by amid spiraling prices fear even more hardship is on the way with Monday's restoration of crippling U.S. sanctions. At a Tehran pharmacy, customers said medicines were already getting further out of reach. Manijeh Khorrami, who had come to buy...

Meghan's wedding gown goes on display at Windsor Castle

Oct. 26, 2018 9:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has described how she worked with designer Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy to create a "timeless" wedding gown for her wedding to Prince Harry earlier this year. Harry and the former Meghan Markle recorded their memories of the wedding for an audio commentary...

Meghan's wedding gown to be displayed at Windsor Castle

Oct. 25, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has described how she worked with designer Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy to create a "timeless" wedding gown for her wedding to Prince Harry earlier this year. Harry and the former Meghan Markle recorded their memories of the wedding for an audio commentary...

Ole Miss donor's name being removed after racist comment

Oct. 18, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A donor's name is being removed from the University of Mississippi journalism school nearly a month after his Facebook post drew backlash for being racist. Trustees of the state College Board voted unanimously Thursday to strip Ed Meek's name from the Meek School of Journalism and New...