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Live blog: Hollywood collides with politics at WHCD

The White House Correspondents’ Association is holding its annual dinner Saturday night. “Saturday Night Live” comedian Cecily Strong is hosting the event in a ballroom filled with journalists, politicians and Hollywood celebrities at the Washington Hilton hotel in D.C. Continue reading

Photos from the red carpet at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Here’s a look at the weekend festivities including the red carpet walk at the 101st White House Correspondents’ Dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington D.C on April 25, 2015. Celebrities and journalists arrive for this annual affair to celebrate another year of White House coverage… and oh yes, to see what the guest of honor, President Obama has to say about to their efforts Continue reading

Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

File-This July 31, 2013, file photo shows Sophia Bush, left, and Dan Fredinburg arriving at the Do Something Awards at the Avalon in Los Angeles. Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press April 25, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. Continue reading

Thousands take to the streets for Freddie Gray rally

By SKIP FOREMAN, MEREDITH SOMERS AND JULIET LINDERMAN. BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday to demand answers in the case of Freddie Gray, the largest rally since the 25-year-old black man died in police custody. Continue reading

Nets beat Hawks 91-83, pull within 2-1 in series

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Saturday to cut the Hawks’ lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference series. Continue reading

Sens. Warren, Brown counter Obama on trade

By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the Democratic Party’s most vocal opponents of strengthening President Barack Obama’s hand in trade deals are taking issue with his recent criticism and are calling on him to make public the draft text of a still incomplete deal with 11 other Pacific rim nations. Sens Continue reading

Up to 150,000 Bangladesh workers lost jobs after Rana Plaza safety overhaul

By Serajul Quadir By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Some 220 garment factories have shut down in Bangladesh with the loss of up to 150,000 jobs after the collapse of Rana Plaza shone a light on unsafe working conditions in the ready-to-wear industry, triggering a wave of inspections, according to a report on Saturday. More than 1,100 workers were killed when the building collapsed in 2013, creating urgent demands for global retailers to do more to ensure the safety of their workers in Bangladesh, the world’s second biggest garment exporter after China. Since then, the $24 billion industry has been in the throes of a massive safety overhaul, with more than 2,000 of 3,500 exporting factories inspected by the government or as a result of retailer-led initiatives Continue reading

Greece, lenders must reach deal by early May, Deputy PM tells paper

ATHENS (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Greece and its lenders must reach a reform deal by early May to address Greece’s need for cash, Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis said in an interview with a Greek newspaper published on Saturday. Shut out of international markets and locked in talks with its European Union and International Monetary Fund creditors over its proposed reform-for-cash deal, Greece risks running out of cash within weeks. Continue reading

Abercrombie & Fitch to ditch ‘sexualized marketing': Washington Post

WASHINGTON (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Retail clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch will end by July its “sexualized marketing,” after years of blanketing its web sites, store windows and shopping bags with photos of half-naked men, according to the Washington Post. It will also stop using shirtless models or lifeguards at events and store openings for both the Abercrombie & Fitch and the Hollister brands, the newspaper reported late Friday, citing an announcement Continue reading

11 stories reportedly under scrutiny so far in NBC’s Brian Williams investigation

By Caitlin Dickson Months after Brian Williams admitted to falsely claiming he was onboard a helicopter hit by rocket fire in Iraq, three NBC executives reportedly gathered in a Rockefeller Center conference room to talk about their embattled anchor.  So far, unnamed sources told the Washington Post and the New York Times, the network’s internal probe has identified 11 occasions when Williams apparently bent the truth about his reporting. NBC decided to suspend the “Nightly News” anchor back in February and launch an investigation into Williams’ work after the Iraq admission sparked an onslaught of accusations of embellished reporting Continue reading