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  • Usher to perform on the MTV Video Music Awards

    Usher to perform on the MTV Video Music Awards
    Usher is the latest addition to the list of performers slated for the MTV Video Music Awards, the network revealed to Pop & Hiss. MTV was expected to announce the appearance early Wednesday via its social media platforms, The multi-platinum Grammy...
  • Cavs make salary room, Heat to make pitch for LeBron

    (Reuters) - The Miami Heat were poised to make a direct pitch to retain free agent LeBron James, while the Cavaliers reportedly agreed to a deal on Wednesday to free up salary cap room in their bid to lure James back to Cleveland. With the signing period...
  • Prosecutors in NYC's Brooklyn won't pursue low-level pot cases

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prosecutors in New York City's most populous borough of Brooklyn will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession cases, particularly for first-time offenders, the office said on Tuesday. Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth...
  • Eileen Fisher opens new concept store in L.A.

    Eileen Fisher opens new concept store in L.A.
    Eileen Fisher, the 30-year-old brand built on easy, understated knits and separates, is aiming to address a younger customer with a new boutique on a stretch of Robertson Boulevard peppered with paparazzi and trend-driven boutiques like Kitson and Curve....
  • New York firefighter dies in cluttered apartment in burning high-rise

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City firefighter recently honored for saving the life of a young boy was killed battling an electrical blaze at a high-rise building that began in a dangerously cluttered apartment, officials said on Sunday. Gordon Matthew...
  • Cleveland picked for 2016 U.S. Republican National Convention

    Cleveland picked for 2016 U.S. Republican National Convention
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Republican Party's national convention to nominate a presidential candidate in 2016 will likely be held in Cleveland, the Republican National Committee said on Tuesday. The site selection panel chose Cleveland over...
  • Umami Burger names new CEO to succeed founder Adam Fleischman

    Umami Burger names new CEO to succeed founder Adam Fleischman
    Umami Restaurant Group, the company that runs the Umami Burger chain and is a partner of 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, announced Monday that Paul E. Clayton will take over as its new chief executive officer. Clayton is replacing Adam Fleischman, founder...
  • N.Y. man jailed for rape revealed in stepdaughter's college essay

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday for raping his stepdaughter, who revealed the sexual abuse in a college application essay. Albert Tarrats, 62, of Brooklyn appeared in State Supreme Court where he...
  • U.S., Amex duel at antitrust trial over credit card fees

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Express Co has hindered price competition in the U.S. credit card market and prevented merchants and consumers from reaping cost savings, a lawyer for the U.S. government said on Monday during the first day of a trial in...
  • Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes' Kristopher Soto passes advanced sommelier exam

    Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes'  Kristopher Soto passes advanced sommelier exam
    Kristopher Soto of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes is among 13 wine experts nationwide who have passed the advanced sommelier exam. Three days of intense testing added the 13 new names to the Court of Master Sommeliers. Three women and 10 men...
  • Philadelphia archdiocese sells nursing homes for $145 million

    PHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has reached an agreement to sell its seven nursing and senior-living facilities for $145 million, officials said Tuesday. It's the biggest deal yet in Archbishop Charles Chaput's effort to fill deep...