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Pakistani Nobel laureate honoured in Philadelphia

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai honoured with Liberty Medal for her work to educate girls
Kathy Matheson, The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education brought her passion for learning to Philadelphia, where she received the Liberty Medal on Tuesday.

In accepting the honour, Malala Yousafzai implored world leaders to spend money on supporting learning, not wars, and to solve their differences with words.

"Education is the best weapon against poverty, ignorance and terrorism," she said.

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies in New York
Linda Deutsch, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died.

Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes Sunday at his New York apartment, said Chris Murray, who owns Washington, D.C's Govinda Gallery which counts Wertheimer among its artists.

NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

NYC police looking into arrest of subway player; confrontation began over not having a permit
Deepti Hajela And Colleen Long, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as straphangers jeered police.

The New York Police Department said it's looking into the arrest of Andrew Kalleen.

NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

NYC police looking into arrest of subway player; confrontation began over not having a permit
Deepti Hajela And Colleen Long, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as commuters jeered police.

The New York Police Department said it's looking into the arrest of Andrew Kalleen.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, favourite of movie stars and socialites, dies at 82
Shelley Acoca, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

Reaction to death of Oscar de la Renta

Reaction from worlds of fashion, Hollywood to death of designer Oscar de la Renta
The Associated Press

Reaction to the death late Monday of iconic designer Oscar de la Renta:

"America has lost a brilliant, enduring talent and a true gentleman. Oscar was a fashion legend but he was also my friend for nearly fifty years. I admired him greatly as a kind, gracious individual with a generous spirit who brought beauty and elegance to everything he touched." — Former first lady Nancy Reagan, in a statement.

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Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

Dominican Republic mourns death of Oscar de la Renta; fashion icon was glittering native son
Ezequiel Abiu Lopez, The Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in his native Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamor and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear.

Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

Fighters suing boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. over cable TV bout depicted on Showtime 'All Access'
Ken Ritter, The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.

Hashim Rahman Jr., 23, and younger brother Sharif Rahman, 18, accuse Showtime Networks and Mayweather of profiting at their expense.

Olympic leaders to finalize Bach's reform package

IOC board to meet in Switzerland to finalize Thomas Bach's Olympic reform package
Stephen Wilson, The Associated Press

LONDON - IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel.

IOC President Thomas Bach convenes his ruling executive board Wednesday for a private two-day meeting to finalize recommendations for "Olympic Agenda 2020," his blueprint for the future of the Olympic movement.

Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

Fighters suing boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. over cable TV bout depicted on Showtime 'All Access'
The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.

Hashim Rahman Jr. and younger brother Sharif Rahman accuse Showtime Networks and Mayweather of profiting at their expense.

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