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Couture Council to honour Louboutin and his red-soled shoes

Couture Council to honour Louboutin and his red-soled shoes

NEW YORK — From a tiny bottle of nail polish, a luxury fashion empire was born.
Polish advocate for church victims resigns in scandal

Polish advocate for church victims resigns in scandal

WARSAW, Poland — The founder and head of a Polish organization dedicated to helping victims of clerical sex abuse has resigned following a reports that a victim believes he had cheated her for money and that he demanded money from the producers of a

Strong earthquake off coast of El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A strong earthquake hit off the coast of El Salvador early Thursday, sending frightened residents running out of their homes in the pre-dawn hours.
Judge: Kodak Black should remain jailed until trial

Judge: Kodak Black should remain jailed until trial

MIAMI — Federal prosecutors in Miami on Wednesday successfully appealed a judge's decision to release rapper Kodak Black on bond after his arrest for a weapons violation. In a hearing in U.S.
Author Wally Lamb sued by ex-inmate over new book

Author Wally Lamb sued by ex-inmate over new book

HARTFORD, Conn. — A former Connecticut prison inmate has filed a lawsuit alleging she hasn't been paid for her contribution to a new book by author Wally Lamb and accusing Lamb of harassing and intimidating her when she sought compensation.
Austria: Top court justice to lead caretaker government

Austria: Top court justice to lead caretaker government

BERLIN — Austria's president said Thursday he will appoint the head of the country's top court to lead a caretaker government until new elections in September, after the previous one collapsed over a video scandal.
Kutcher testifies he knocked on slain woman's door in 2001

Kutcher testifies he knocked on slain woman's door in 2001

LOS ANGELES — Ashton Kutcher testified at a Los Angeles murder trial Wednesday that he went to pick up a 22-year-old fashion-design student to go out for drinks one night 18 years ago and left when she did not answer her door, only to learn the next
'The Chi' actor loses MTV awards bid amid misconduct claims

'The Chi' actor loses MTV awards bid amid misconduct claims

LOS ANGELES — MTV on Wednesday cut Jason Mitchell from contention at next month's MTV Movie & TV Awards following reports of alleged misconduct by "The Chi" actor.
Thai junta chief gives thumbs-up to Orwell's 'Animal Farm'

Thai junta chief gives thumbs-up to Orwell's 'Animal Farm'

BANGKOK — The late British writer and social critic George Orwell appears to be back in the good graces of Thailand's military ruler after a spell in the doghouse five years ago.