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Nov 19

David’s Bridal Files For Bankruptcy Protection

(CNBC) — Wedding dress retailer David’s Bridal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, as expected, grappling with a heavy debt load amid changing consumer tastes in the wedding industry.

The bankruptcy is part of a deal the retailer has reached with its lenders that will reduce its debt by more than $400 million.

David’s Bridal said in a statement the company will continue to operate throughout bankruptcy. Customers can continue to shop in its more than 300 stores, and its orders and appointments will not be impacted.

The retailer it anticipates completing the court-supervised process by early January.

“For more than 60 years, David’s has delivered beautiful, high-quality dresses and accessories for our customers’ most special occasions, and the actions we are taking will enable us to build on that tradition,” CEO Scott Key said in a statement.

“We are implementing our consensual restructuring plan from a position of strength and, with the support of our lenders, noteholders and equity holders, the plan will allow us to reduce our debt significantly while continuing to run our business as usual,” he added.

David’s Bridal said Monday it’s received commitments for $60 million in new debtor-in-possession financing from existing lenders, along with a recommitment of its existing $125 million asset-backed loan, which will help it stay open for business during restructuring.

The bridal store was acquired by private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in 2012 for roughly $1.05 billion.

The bankruptcy comes roughly a year after bridal store Alfred Angelo liquidated its business, another victim of the changing times.

Millennials now marry later on. When they do, they often opt for non-traditional garments. Newer online retailers like Reformation now offer brides more relaxed alternatives to the traditional gowns worn in years past.

David’s Bridal made its own online push, buying digital gift company Blueprint Registry this past summer. It can be hard, though, for traditional retailers hamstrung by debt to build up the infrastructure necessary to support an expansive e-commerce business.

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Nov 19

Markets Right Now: Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

9:35 a.m.

Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street led by declines in technology and industrial companies.

Apple sank 2.6 percent in early trading Monday and Amazon lost 1.5 percent. Boeing gave up 1 percent.

Nissan’s U.S.-listed shares slumped 8.5 percent after the company’s chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested after allegedly under-reporting his income.

The S&P 500 index fell 6 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,729.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 53 points, or 0.2 percent, to 25,365. The Nasdaq composite lost 38 points, or 0.5 percent, to 7,209.

The price of crude oil fell 1.7 percent.

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Nov 19

London mayor scraps water cannons bought by Boris Johnson

LONDON (AP) — London Mayor Sadiq Khan says three used water cannons bought for police under predecessor Boris Johnson have been sold for scrap, at a loss of more than 300,000 pounds ($385,000).

Johnson, while mayor, authorized police to buy the 25-year-old cannons from Germany after riots swept London and other cities in 2011.

They cost 322,000 pounds to buy and refit, but have never been used. The government banned them, citing safety risks and saying they could be counterproductive.

Khan, the Labour Party successor to Johnson, a Conservative, has been trying to sell them since he was elected in 2016.

Khan said Monday that “we have finally got rid of them.” He said they had been sold for 11,025 pounds to a firm that will dismantle them and export the parts.

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Nov 19

White House Again Threatens CNN Reporter’s Pass


CNN’s Jim Acosta walks out of the U.S. District Courthouse with a smile, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Washington. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly ordered the White House to immediately return Acosta’s credentials. He found that Acosta was “irreparably harmed” and dismissed the government’s argument that CNN could send another reporter in Acosta’s place to cover the White House. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is threatening to again suspend White House press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

After a federal judge ordered that Acosta’s credentials be temporarily restored Friday, the White House sent Acosta a letter saying they had made the “preliminary decision” to suspend his pass when the judge’s order expires.

The White House argues Acosta did not follow “basic standards” at a news conference when he scrapped with President Donald Trump.

In a court filing Monday, CNN said the administration was creating “retroactive due process.” The network tweeted that the White House “is continuing to violate the First and Fifth amendments of the Constitution.”

A judge last week issued a ruling of a “limited nature” that restored Acosta’s credentials temporarily while a CNN lawsuit against the administration proceeds.

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Nov 19

Pakistan PM fires back after criticism from Trump

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister has fired back after President Donald Trump accused the country of harboring Osama bin Laden despite getting billions of dollars in American aid.

Imran Khan tweeted Monday that Pakistan had suffered 75,000 casualties and lost $123 billion in the “US War on Terror” that followed 9/11, despite the fact that no Pakistanis were involved in the attacks. He says the U.S. has only provided a “miniscule” $20 billion in aid.

In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Trump said “everybody in Pakistan” knew bin Laden was there and no one said anything despite the U.S. providing $1.3 billion a year in aid. Trump said he had cut off the aid “because they don’t do anything for us, they don’t do a damn thing for us.”

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Nov 19

WHO: Malaria reductions stall after progress

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says progress in reducing the number of people contracting malaria has stalled after several years of global declines.

The WHO said Monday that there were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2017, up 2 million from the previous year. In contrast, the number of malaria cases had dropped from 239 million in 2010 to 214 million in 2015, according to the United Nations agency.

The WHO’s annual report on malaria says 70 percent of cases (151 million) and deaths (274,000) in 2017 happened in India and 10 African countries. It says there were 3.5 million more malaria cases in the 10 African nations than in 2016, while India made progress in reducing cases of the deadly disease.

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Nov 19

Sensual goddess fresco discovered in ancient Pompeii bedroom

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists have found in an ancient Pompeii bedroom a fresco depicting a sensual scene of a goddess and swan.

Pompeii archaeological park director Massimo Osanna told Italian news agency ANSA on Monday that the figure of goddess Leda being impregnated by a swan representing Roman god Jupiter is a fairly common theme in Pompeii home decoration.

But he praised this fresco as exceptional since the goddess appears to look at whoever’s looking at the fresco. Osanna said “Leda watches the spectator with a sensuality that’s absolutely pronounced.”

The fresco was discovered Friday during ongoing work to consolidate the ancient city’s structures after rains and wear-and-tear in past years caused some ruins to collapse.

The flourishing ancient Roman city was buried by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.

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Nov 19

Police officer frees bear cub from garbage bin

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A bear cub has been reunited with its mother thanks to a police officer in Northern California who colleagues are calling a “bear whisperer.”

Truckee Police Sgt. Mon Pere responded to a report of the momma bear trying to free her cub from a garbage container. Police video shows Pere calling out to momma bear that he was going to help baby bear. The officer climbed on another container and told the cub he was a friend as he lifted the lid. The cub scampered out and ran to its mother, who was watching up a hill.

Police say the sergeant has had two bear rescues in recent weeks.

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Nov 19

Polish official: ruling party treated way Goebbels did Jews

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s culture minister has compared the treatment of members of his conservative ruling party by political opponents to the way Jews were treated by Nazi Germany’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

Piotr Glinski, who is also a deputy prime minister, was describing how members of his ruling Law and Justice party were treated when they were still in the political opposition before 2015 and now. He said that while in the opposition “we were excluded, treated like lepers” and now “we are compared to fascists, dictatorships.”

In an interview published Monday by the news magazine Wprost, he said the language often used to describe the party is meant “to dehumanize” and that party members are “treated like Jews by Goebbels.”

Nazi Germany murdered 6 million Jews in the Holocaust.

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Nov 19

Police: 2-year-old Texas girl dies, was beaten and burned

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Police in the Fort Worth area say a 2-year-old girl died after a caregiver hit her with a belt and burned her buttocks for discipline.

Police were called to an apartment in Arlington early Saturday because a child wasn’t breathing. Aniyah Darnell was pronounced dead at a hospital. An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

An affidavit says Shamonica Page admitted she repeatedly struck Aniyah and that she didn’t seek medical help for the burn. She told police she had been caring for Aniyah since August for the girl’s mother. Her precise relationship to Aniyah is unclear.

Page is charged with injury to a child. Jail records don’t list an attorney for her.

Two other children in the home have been placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.

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