May 17, 2013 |
After days of silence during which long-held resentment toward Abercrombie & Fitch Co. began to boil over, Chief Executive Michael S. Jeffries tried to stem a backlash against the teen-focused retailer. Jeffries, in a statement Thursday, discussed criticism that the company lacks women's XL and XXL sizes in favor of catering toward young, good-looking customers. "A&F is an aspirational brand that, like most specialty apparel brands, targets its marketing at a particular segment of customers," he said in the statement.
September 15, 2005 |
They looked like perfectly normal kids, riding bicycles in the streets and playing on a plastic jungle gym in their backyard. But neighbors had one nagging question about Michael and Sharen Gravelle's 11 children: How could all of them, 1 to 14 years in age, possibly live in such a small home? People are friendly but private in this rural community west of Cleveland, and nobody dared to intrude.
February 24, 2012 |
The cost of executions is soaring, especially in the state that conducts the most: Texas. The reason? The necessary drugs have become increasingly hard to get. A year ago it cost the Texas Department of Criminal Justice $83.55 for the drugs used to carry out an execution -- sodium thiopental, pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride. Then last March the state was forced to replace sodium thiopental with pentobarbital after the U.S. supplier of the former drug halted distribution amid international protests.
October 28, 2012 |
MARION, OHIO - Mitt Romney made a direct appeal to Democrats at his final stop on Sunday, telling thousands of supporters to reach out to those across the aisle. “Your friends may have voted last time, perhaps in the Democratic primary. They may have voted for, who knows? They may have voted for Hillary Clinton or they may have voted for Barack Obama,” Romney said. “… but I need you to convince them to vote for Paul Ryan and me.” He urged them to ask their friends whether they believe the nation is on the right course, or whether it needs a major course correction.
November 6, 2012 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - President Obama won Ohio on Tuesday, capturing the electoral battleground that Mitt Romney needed more than any other in his quest to oust the Democratic incumbent, according to exit polls for the Associated Press and news networks. By laying claim to Ohio's 18 electoral votes, Obama all but ensured his reelection after a grueling campaign against his Republican rival, the former governor of Massachusetts. The results in Ohio appeared to vindicate Obama's tireless pursuit of the white working-class voters who dominate the state's election landscape.
November 7, 2012 |
Every election night has at least one standout television moment, and -- with all due respect to John King and his magical fingertips -- the clear winner Tuesday was Republican strategist Karl Rove, who staged a civil war on the air after Fox News called Ohio -- and therefore the entire election -- for President Obama. Technically speaking, it was Chris Wallace who fired the first shot. Shortly after Fox projected Obama as the winner, Wallace explained that he had received an email from the Romney campaign contesting the network's decision.