Private equity firm KKR is considering an investment in Saks and may push to merge the upscale department store with rival retailer Neiman Marcus, according to a report from Bloomberg News. It?s unclear whether KKR has approached Saks about a potential investment thus far, and a source told Bloomberg that there?s no guarantee that a transaction will occur. But retail experts say such a combination would make sense for both the Saks and Neiman Marcus brands, which are battling their ... Quick Read
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A fourth-grade field trip to a Mississippi River park popular with fossil hunters turned deadly Wednesday when gravel saturated by persistent rain gave way, killing one child and injuring two others. A fourth child was missing.The landslide at Lilydale Regional Park swept over a group of children from Peter Hobart Elementary School in St. Louis Park, burying one to the waist and completely burying another, Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard said.Read More...
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Bishop E.W. Jackson, the controversial Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in Virginia, once reportedly claimed that the so-called "three-fifths clause" was actually an anti-slavery amendment -- an opinion disputed by several American historians.Ratified as part of the U.S. Constitution in 1788, the clause made slaves worth three-fifths of a "free individual" for the purpose of state representation in Congre ... Quick Read
When and why should a woman decide to freeze her eggs?Sarah Elizabeth Richards, author of the recent book Motherhood, Rescheduled, and Dr. Nicole Noyes, Director of Reproductive Surgery at NYU's Fertility Center, joined host Dena Takruri to discuss the elements of that question on a recent HuffPost Live segment.Asked if she would encourage all women in their late 20s to consider freezing their eggs, Dr. Noyes stressed that everyone's personal situation is different. Women should ... Quick Read
WASHINGTON -- Oklahoma's senators can thank sequestration, and perhaps more importantly, funding for Superstorm Sandy cleanup that they opposed, for sparing them from a difficult vote on disaster aid for tornado-ravaged Oklahomans.Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) argued that an aid bill for the Sooner State would be totally different than the Sandy bill. And Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) argued in an interview Wednesday that Oklahomans will get whatever they need from the federal government ... Quick Read
MOORE, Okla. -- Nicknamed `The Wall,' 8-year-old Kyle Davis loved soccer and going to Monster Truck exhibitions at the fairgrounds with his grandfather. JaNae Hornsby, 9, loved to draw, sing, and be a big sister and cousin to her younger relatives.The two were among the young victims of Monday's monstrous tornado, their small bodies pulled from the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School after it was reduced to a massive heap of bricks and twisted metal. Twenty-two others were ... Quick Read
Adult kids' relationships with their parents can be complicated, to say the least. And according to a new study out of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a father's divorce and remarriage can make those relationships even more complex.The research, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family's June 2013 issue, points out that a large number of children will have experienced a father's remarriage by the time they reach adulthood; indeed, about ... Quick Read
Local hero and burger enthusiast Charles Ramsey will never have to pay for a beef patty in Cleveland again, thanks to a special free burger card good at more than a dozen area restaurants, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Ramsey became a national sensation this month after giving a colorful account of the rescue efforts that helped free Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight earlier in May. "I heard screaming," ... Quick Read
A group assessing China's role in stealing trade secrets from American companies wants the U.S. government to consider a controversial method for protecting those firms from Chinese hackers: Let them hack back."Without damaging the intruder?s own network, companies that experience cyber theft ought to be able to retrieve their electronic files or prevent the exploitation of their stolen information," said the report released Wednesday by the Commission on the Theft of American ... Quick Read
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Authorities in South Florida say a man is charged with murder because he was overheard discussing the killing when his cellphone pocket-dialed 911.The Broward Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Scott Simon is charged with first-degree murder in the May 5 shooting of 33-year-old Nicholas Walker. Walker was shot while driving his car onto an Interstate 95 on-ramp.Read More...
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