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  • 6 days California woman sickened by mercury-bearing skin cream Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman is hospitalized in a semi-comatose state after using a skin cream from Mexico that was laced with toxic methylmercury. California health officials say the 47-year-old Sacramento woman bought the cosmetic at a Jalisco pharmacy. She was hospitalized with numbness in her hands and face, slurred speech and problems walking but her condition worsened. Her son tells KCRA-TV she's been hospitalized since July. Mercury is sometimes used to lighten skin and eliminate age spots, although it's poisonous. Authorities say the woman had 2,630 micrograms of mercury per liter in her blood — more than ... more
  • 6 days At peak storm season, TWIA funding remains stressed Beaumontenterprise
    People across the coastal United States are keeping an eye on the Atlantic as peak hurricane season kicks off, but while they buy supplies and make check lists, the state of the insurance backstop protecting almost half of coastal Texas homeowners from wind damage is still in question. ... more
  • 6 days London Fashion Week: Extravaganza kicks off with gala shows Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LONDON (AP) — Styles fans in high heels, skinny jeans and dragon-themed jackets have descended on London with Friday's start of Fashion Week. The opening of London Fashion Week was marked by protests — fashion doesn't pay enough attention to climate change, the activists said — and warnings that Brexit poses a threat to the industry. But by afternoon the focus was on the champagne and the clothes with the first of five days of shows that will include big names like Burberry, Victoria Beckham and Christopher Kane. One of the main events will be a Fashion for Relief show ... more
  • 6 days WeWork to list shares on Nasdaq, reduce CEO’s voting power Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — WeWork's parent company announced major changes in its corporate governance practices Friday as it revealed plans to list shares on the Nasdaq. The office-sharing company is pressing on with its highly anticipated stock market debut — expected later this month — despite doubts about its ability to make money and decisions that have raised commitment and conflict of interest concerns about CEO Adam Neumann. WeWork's parent company, The We Company, said it was cutting by half — to 10 per share from 20 — the voting power of highest-class shares that Neumann and others would have ... more
  • 6 days Auction of collection of TCM’s Robert Osborne includes Oscar Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    DAVENPORT, Wash. (AP) — A 1936 Academy Award is among the items going up for auction next month from the collection of the late Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne. Grant Zahajko Auctions of Davenport, Washington, announced Friday that Osborne's vast movie memorabilia collection will be auctioned on Oct. 10. The collection of the TCM host and movie historian, who died in 2017, includes the 1936 Oscar statuette given to art director Richard Day for his work on the film "The Dark Angel," which starred Fredric March and Merle Oberon. It's expected to go for between $70,000 and $100,000. The ... more
  • 6 days U.S. Service Academy Forum works to attract local students Beaumontenterprise
    About 100 students from various Southeast Texas high schools and middle schools filed into the Hardin-Jefferson High School cafeteria Saturday to learn about military service academies and various avenues for joining the military after high school. ... more
  • 6 days Whole Foods to cut health care for part-time workers Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods, the grocery chain owned by Amazon, is cutting health care benefits for its part-time workers, a move that could leave about 1,900 of its employees without medical coverage. Starting next year, Whole Foods employees have to work at least 30 hours a week to qualify for its health care benefits, up from the 20 hours a week it currently requires. The grocer, which has about 95,000 workers, said it is making the change "to better meet the needs of" its business. Whole Foods said it is helping worker explore full-time jobs at its stores ... more
  • 6 days US Treasury sanctions 3 North Korean hacking groups Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three North Korean hacking groups suspected of perpetrating cyberattacks around the world were placed on a U.S. sanctions list on Friday, drawing attention to the isolated nation's illegal efforts to fund its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The Treasury Department said the so-called Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel are controlled by the North Korean government. It said Lazarus Group was behind the devastating WannaCry ransomware, which froze 300,000 computers across 150 countries in 2017, and the destructive cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014. The U.S. government's action makes it easier to seize any assets the hacking ... more
  • 6 days US retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that consumers are still spending enough to support growth. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased 0.4% last month, down from a strong 0.8% in July. There were also signs that consumers have become more cautious. Excluding autos, sales were unchanged for the first time since February. The data follows signs that consumer confidence, while still strong, has slipped a bit as the U.S.-China trade war has intensified. U.S. businesses have cut back on their ... more
  • 6 days Southeast Texas Week 3 high school football matchups Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Previews and predictions for the best Week 3 games around Southeast Texas. ... more
  • 6 days Southern California grocery workers approve contract Beaumontenterprise -Food
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Unionized supermarket workers approved a new contract with major grocery chains, preventing a strike at hundreds of stores in California. About 47,000 employees of Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions and Albertsons stores were eligible to vote this week on the three-year contract, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. The United Food and Commercial Workers union said its members voted "overwhelmingly" for the deal. Specific numbers were not provided. The contract includes hourly wage increases of $1.55 to $1.65 over the next three years, depending on the position, according to the Times. Workers also get more money from their ... more
  • 6 days Southern California grocery workers approve contract Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Unionized supermarket workers approved a new contract with major grocery chains, preventing a strike at hundreds of stores in California. About 47,000 employees of Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions and Albertsons stores were eligible to vote this week on the three-year contract, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. The United Food and Commercial Workers union said its members voted "overwhelmingly" for the deal. Specific numbers were not provided. The contract includes hourly wage increases of $1.55 to $1.65 over the next three years, depending on the position, according to the Times. Workers also get more money from their ... more
  • 6 days Cardi B, A$AP Rocky and more support Rihanna’s Diamond Ball Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Like many kids, Rihanna dreamed of someday growing up to be rich, but helping others was at the forefront of her vision. "It's always been important to me before any success," she told The Associated Press Thursday at her annual Diamond Ball charity gala. "As a kid, just seeing those commercials on television with the kids in Africa where it's like, 'it just takes 10 cent or 25 cents to help somebody,' . I used to think, 'When I grow up, I'm a gonna be rich and I'm going to make a lot of money and ... more
  • 6 days Texas says temperatures just fine in its visitor locker room Beaumontenterprise -Food
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The visitor's locker room at the University of Texas appears almost perfect for serving a nice glass of wine. It may be a tad stuffy for a nap. Texas officials this week produced a chart of temperatures for the room during last Saturday's game when LSU beat the Longhorns 45-38. According to Texas, the temp hovered from 68 degrees, at the top of the perfect range for a glass of red wine, to 75 degrees, above the optimal spectrum for a good night's sleep. Texas compiled the list after LSU coach Ed Orgeron said the Tigers ... more
  • 6 days Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents, marking a step forward in Congress' bipartisan probe of the companies. Letters went out to the four companies from the leaders of the House Judiciary Committee and its subcommittee on antitrust, which has been conducting a sweeping antitrust investigation of the companies and their impact on competition and consumers. The lawmakers are seeking a detailed and broad range of documents related to the companies' sprawling operations, including internal communications. The move comes as scrutiny ... more
  • 7 days EU competition chief hints at new data rules for tech firms Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    LONDON (AP) — The European Union's powerful competition chief indicated Friday that she's looking at expanding regulations on personal data, dropping an initial hint about how she plans to use new powers against tech companies. Margrethe Vestager said that while Europeans have control over their own data through the EU's world-leading data privacy rules, they don't address problems stemming from the way companies use other people's data, "to draw conclusions about me or to undermine democracy." "So we may also need broader rules to make sure that the way companies collect and use data doesn't harm the fundamental values of ... more
  • 7 days Margot Robbie feels ‘lucky’ to become face of Chanel perfume Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margot Robbie feels lucky to build upon the Chanel legacy as the face for the brand's newest perfume. The "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" star said she is ready to lead the campaign for the new Chanel Gabrielle Chanel fragrance. She spoke about her involvement as the company's brand ambassador before hosting a private dinner on Thursday night to celebrate the launch of the perfume in Los Angeles. "It's a time of my life where I'm settled into who I am as a woman," she said. "I'm constantly creatively inspired by things happening around me ... more
  • 7 days Marvel’s Kevin Feige to be honored at 45th Saturn Awards Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will be honored at the 45th annual Saturn Awards that will be streamed live for the first time. Feige is set to receive the inaugural Stan Lee Builder award named after the late Marvel Comics mastermind. The awards show on Friday night will be simulcast for the first time on several platforms including its official YouTube channel , Twitch, Cinedigm's CONtv and Pluto TV Sci-Fi Channel. Aisha Tyler will host the event, created in 1973 to recognize horror, sci-fi and fantasy films that typically don't get recognized at major award shows. ... more
  • 7 days AP Exchange: “Horse Soldier” shares war stories in Las Vegas Beaumontenterprise -Food
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — On the morning of 9/11, a member of the group that became known as the Horse Soldiers was training at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, responding to a mock terrorist attack. He had just returned from the Middle East. Another member, in a different Army unit, was getting ready to deploy there on Oct. 1. That morning, an intelligence officer wrote on the whiteboard, "The World Trade Center's been hit." An hour later, he walked back in and wrote , "The second World Trade Center's been hit." "We thought it was part of the exercise," Master Sgt. Scott ... more
  • 7 days Longhorns comeback to defeat Bucs in Rice Bowl Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Hamsire-Fannett wins The Rice Bowl on its home field. ... more
  • 7 days Beaumont United stays unbeaten Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The Timberwolves' three-game winning streak set the mark for the most wins in the school’s short history. ... more
  • 7 days Silsbee tops Nederland for first win Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Silsbee pulled away late in a road win over the 0-3 Nederland Bulldogs. ... more
  • 7 days Newton’s streak stretches to 33 as Eagles hold off ’Stangs Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Newton extends winning streak to 33 games in head coach Drew Johnston’s first home win of his career. ... more
  • 7 days LU preps for loud crowd at Kyle Field Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Lamar football doing what it can to prepare for the gameday atmosphere at Kyle Field on Saturday. ... more
  • 7 days Were you ‘Seen’ at the ‘Not So Newlywed Game’? Beaumontenterprise
    Our cameras were at Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas' 3rd annual "Not So Newlywed Game" fundraiser. Did we see you there? Kim Brent is a Photojournalist for the Beaumont Enterprise. Contact her at KBrent@BeaumontEnterprise.com or on Twitter by clicking here Don't miss a thing: Sign up for our Daily Headlines newsletter. ... more
  • 7 days Biden emphasizes unity at Beaumont campaign stop Beaumontenterprise
    Biden is the second presidential candidate Mohammed Tahir Javed, CEO and President of Riceland Healthcare, has hosted at his southwest Beaumont home. ... more
  • 1 week Google Earth leads to remains of missing Florida man in lake Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — It took 22 years, but a missing man's remains were finally found thanks to someone who zoomed in on his former Florida neighborhood with Google satellite images and noticed a car submerged in a lake, authorities said. The skeletal remains were of William Moldt, who went missing in 1997 at the age of 40, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said on Thursday that a previous resident of the Grand Isles neighborhood in Wellington, Florida, was checking the neighborhood on Google Earth when he zoomed into the lake and ... more
  • 1 week Jasper slaying victim recalled for her kindness Beaumontenterprise
    Judy McKinney Arnold, 61, a teacher’s aide at Few Primary School in Jasper, was recalled fondly on Thursday, the day after she was fatally stabbed. Her boyfriend of two decades has been taken into custody. ... more
  • 1 week Ukrainian man pleads guilty to hacking, wire fraud charges Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SEATTLE (AP) — A member of a sophisticated international hacking group that authorities say targeted businesses in 47 states to steal credit and debit card records pleaded guilty to hacking and wire fraud charges in Seattle. Fedir Hladyr, a 34-year-old Ukrainian, also agreed to pay $2.5 million in restitution as part of his plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court. He could face up to 25 years in prison. Defense lawyer Arkady Bukh said Hladyr agreed to enter guilty pleas to the two counts because he could have faced a possible sentence of hundreds of years in prison if he was ... more
  • 1 week Review: Terrific cast but too much white noise in ‘Silence’ Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    Market it right, and you can get people to pay for literally anything these days. Especially in Manhattan. That's why it's not especially shocking when, at the start of the "The Sound of Silence," the lead characters of Peter and Ellen meet because she's hired him to tune her apartment. Yes, we said tune her apartment, and no, she doesn't live inside a piano. Peter (an excellent, excruciatingly sensitive Peter Sarsgaard) is a "home tuner," able to detect the imperceptible frequencies coming from, say, your refrigerator or toaster — which in turn are affecting your mood and behavior. Ellen (a ... more
  • 1 week Man sorry for beer stunt preceding teacher’s suspension Beaumontenterprise -Food
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A man who opened a beer and drank it during a class at the University of Alabama has apologized after a teacher was suspended following the incident. Alabama officials said Thursday they had received an email from Trevor Nappier taking blame for what happened and asking the school to reconsider its suspension of marketing instructor Joel Strayer. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the message. The university suspended Strayer after video of the incident, which occurred earlier this month, was shared on social media. Nappier's message said the stunt was an attempt to boost a ... more
  • 1 week Jacobs dreams a little dream to close Fashion Week on a high Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Twice a year, the New York fashion world trudges to the Upper East Side and the cavernous Park Avenue Armory to see what new tricks Marc Jacobs has up his sleeve. Somehow Jacobs, who has the final Fashion Week slot every time — a position of considerable pressure — tends to find a way to surprise and impress. But on Wednesday night he also sent a jolt of delight through the crowd with a joyful and dreamlike ode to fashion of all kinds and all eras. "Tonight is our reminder of the joy in dressing up," ... more
  • 1 week Google settles with labor board over employee speech Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has reached a settlement over employees' ability to speak out about workplace issues after a former worker filed a complaint. ... more
  • 1 week 91-year-old accused in killing where Fitbit gave clues dies Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 91-year-old California man has died after he was arrested last year in the killing of his stepdaughter whose Fitbit helped provide clues to police. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Tony Aiello died Tuesday at a hospital in San Jose where he was taken due to "deteriorating health" from pre-existing conditions. Aiello was arrested last year in the death of 67-year-old Karen Navarra, who wore a device that tracked her steps and heart rate. Authorities say Navarra's Fitbit recorded a rapid rise in her heart rate before a sudden drop-off. Police say cameras ... more
  • 1 week Jefferson Co. indictments: September 11, 2019 Beaumontenterprise
    The above persons were indicted in Jefferson County on Sept. 11, 2019. ... more
  • 1 week Google pays France over $1 billion to settle tax case Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    PARIS (AP) — Tech giant Google said Thursday it has paid over one billion dollars to French authorities to settle a years-long dispute over allegations of tax fraud. A Paris court approved a penalty of 500 million euros ($551 million) from the digital giant over charges of tax evasion, and Google said it paid a further 465 million euros ($513 million) in "additional taxes." French investigators have since 2015 been investigating Google's tax set-up. The company, like many multinationals, declares profits from activities across the EU in one country, usually a low-tax state. Google declares most of its earnings in ... more
  • 1 week 3D gun company founder gets probation in underage sex case Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The founder of a Texas company that sells plans for making untraceable 3D printed guns has been sentenced to seven years of probation for having sex with an underage girl. Cody Wilson was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty in August to injury to a child after initially facing sexual assault charges. Prosecutors said they met with the teenage victim and her parents before agreeing to the lesser charge. Wilson must register as a sex offender, undergo counseling and perform 475 hours of community service. He won't be allowed to own a firearm while on probation. Authorities ... more
  • 1 week 7 tips for becoming an ethical shopper Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    Sustainability, labor conditions, politics and other issues prevalent in the news have left many consumers wondering how to be socially responsible. For some, this seems like an impossible task. "Trying to create a perfect world or be a perfect consumer is not at all realistic," says Dr. Ellis Jones, author of "The Better World Shopping Guide" and assistant professor of sociology at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. "We just have to try our best to practice and get better at navigating this so that collectively, our dollars start moving things in the right direction." Shopping ethically starts ... more
  • 1 week Banderas drew on his heart attack for emotions in new film Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    TORONTO (AP) — Antonio Banderas says his emotional state from having a heart attack a few years ago influenced his award-winning performance in the Pedro Almodóvar film, "Pain and Glory." Banderas won the best actor trophy earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival. In an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, Banderas told The Associated Press that drawing on personal experience has always helped him, but Almodóvar stressed that he especially embrace it for the performance. "I had a heart attack two and a half years ago and it changed me in certain ways, yeah, and Pedro detected ... more
  • 1 week Badgley Mischka evokes an island flair at NY Fashion Week Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — All that was missing was the sand at the Badgley Mischka spring/summer show that featured floral prints, bathing suits and glitzy evening gowns, evoking island flair. The show opened Wednesday with a series of light green dresses and suits printed with oversized orchids and lilies in bright oranges, reds, and pinks. Some included beading, tassels and sparkly belts to heighten the tropical look. Designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka often take inspiration from their travels and from classic icons and their latest collection combined both. Badgley said they had actress Claudette Colbert in mind when creating ... more
  • 1 week Meghan launches clothing line to help jobless British women Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has launched a clothing line for a British charity that helps unemployed women find work. The wife of Prince Harry attended a reception at a John Lewis department store to showcase a collection of workwear and accessories she created with designer and friend Misha Nonoo. The line includes professional attire such as a blazer, tote bag and trousers. The launch came the day before London Fashion Week starts. The Smart Set collection supports Smart Works. Meghan is royal patron of the charity that provides women with training and interview clothes. Meghan said: ... more
  • 1 week Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink ‘news deserts’ Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is trying to coax "news deserts" into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday it is expanding its "Today In" service to 6,000 cities and towns across the U.S., up from 400 in its previous iteration . Launched in early 2018, the service lets Facebook users opt into local news and information from local organizations. Such news can include missing-person alerts, local election results, road ... more
  • 1 week Protesters rappel off Baytown bridge ahead of Democratic debate Beaumontenterprise
    More than a dozen Greenpeace USA protesters are demonstrating at the Fred Hartman bridge at the Houston Ship Channel Thursday ahead of the Democratic debate taking stage at Texas Southern University later, the organization said. ... more
  • 1 week Michael Kors pays tribute to American style on 9/11 Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — There were no flag outfits, but Michael Kors' show for New York Fashion Week was very much a patriotic tribute as he saluted American fashion with a collection that ran from nautical chic to classic glamour-girl gowns to whimsical polka-dot designs. Taking place Wednesday, the last official day of fashion week, the show fell on one of the most solemn days in New York — the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While the terrorist attack was not referenced, the show radiated not only American pride but themes of love and peace, from a sweater worn by ... more
  • 1 week Immigration tale ‘El Norte’ returning to theaters for 1 day Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    PHOENIX (AP) — "El Norte," the seminal film about a brother and sister who flee violence in Guatemala to seek a new life in the United States, is returning to the big screen for one day this month to commemorate its 35th anniversary. As the flood of Guatemalans and other Central Americans endure the arduous trek to The North, the movie feels as fresh today as it did more than a generation ago, when civil war raged in the highlands south of Mexico. Today's migrants are more likely to have small children in tow, but they aren't much different than ... more
  • 1 week Proenza Schouler explores interplay between power, softness Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Lesley Gore classic "You Don't Own Me" played as Proenza Schouler's models took their final lap of the runway, a clear message that the designers were thinking about power. "It's a message of strength," designer Lazaro Hernandez said of the chosen finale song, with lyrics that include "Don't tell me what to say, don't tell me what to do." He and partner Jack McCollough presented a collection Tuesday night that was dedicated, they said, to expressing female power, but imbued with a little softness. In clothes, that translated to structured tailoring but combined with soft, ... more
  • 1 week Update: Woman found dead in Jasper hotel parking lot Beaumontenterprise
    A Jasper man remains in jail Thursday morning following the stabbing death of a woman Wednesday evening. ... more
  • 1 week Smoked salmon the old-fashioned way for family biz in London Beaumontenterprise -Food
    LONDON (AP) — Lance Forman's family has been producing traditional smoked salmon in London for four generations, and he says the smoking process hasn't changed much since those early days. H. Forman and Son has long supplied some of London's finest restaurants, hotels and stores, including The Ivy, Fortnum & Mason, The Savoy, Harrods and Selfridges. Lance's great grandfather Aaron "Harry" Forman started in the salmon business back in 1905 with his son Louis. A Jewish immigrant from Ukraine, he settled in the East End of London and began smoking salmon to preserve the fish for friends and family, just ... more
  • 1 week Rollback of water rule could affect SETX wetlands Beaumontenterprise
    The Environmental Protection Agency announced it was scrapping a 2015 rule that extended federal protections to many streams and wetlands. Instead, states will follow previous regulations that more narrowly define what bodies of water are protected, until the administration finalizes its own revision by year’s end. ... more
  • 1 week Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work approved sweeping legislation Wednesday designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling an expensive fight on the 2020 ballot. The measure heading to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom outlines a three-part test that makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors who are not entitled to minimum wage and benefits like workers compensation. Uber has argued that forcing its drivers to become employees would upend a business model ... more
  • 1 week Beaumont archery club takes aim at national competitions Beaumontenterprise
    The Spindletop Straight Shooters, a Junior Olympic Archery Development Club, trains participants 8 to 20 years old on the archery range that was built at Tyrrell Park next to the horse stables. ... more
  • 1 week New cadets a good sign for BPD Beaumontenterprise
    Beaumont police seek “people who want to get in for the right reasons.” ... more
  • 1 week The Blonds go over-the-top with the help of ‘Moulin Rouge’ Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Runway met Broadway when The Blonds took to the stage of the splashy musical "Moulin Rouge." With the help of Billy Porter, who performed two songs, the ever-theatrical design duo stuck to the musical's theme, focused on a cabaret, and stayed true to their risque style Monday for the New York Fashion Week show. After an opening number by performers from "Moulin Rouge," Phillipe Blond descended from the ceiling in a bedazzled jumpsuit, matching moto jacket and long, blond locks. They dressed models in corsets, bustier tops, lace catsuits (worn by men and women alike) and ... more
  • 1 week Big Sean, Halsey, Migos rock Rihanna’s lingerie fashion show Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Big Sean, A$ap Ferg, Halsey and Migos rocked Rihanna's Savage X Fenty crowd Tuesday from a color-saturated stage at the Barclays Center as Normani and Laverne Cox joined an army of supermodels and dancers in a showcase of her latest loungewear and lingerie. But don't look for the juicy new collection on social media, at least not in a big way. The curated audience heavy on young influencers had their phones locked in cases for the New York Fashion Week show, which was filmed for streaming Sept. 20 exclusively on Amazon Prime. Rule-breakers spent the rest ... more
  • 1 week Still time to register for Sabine Showdown at LSCPA Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Registration for the first Lamar State College Port Arthur Sabine Showdown fishing tournament ends Friday afternoon. ... more
  • 1 week Court cuts jury award, warns Steinbeck kin to end litigation Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court attempted to close the book on endless litigation between the relatives of author John Steinbeck in a ruling that upheld a $5 million verdict against his daughter-in-law, but threw out $8 million she faced in punitive damages. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday delivered partial victories to the late author's stepdaughter, Waverly Scott Kaffaga, and to Gail Steinbeck, the widow of his son, Thomas. The court upheld a jury verdict two years ago in Los Angeles federal court that found Gail Steinbeck and her husband meddled ... more
  • 1 week JP: Rolling pin used among ‘possible other kitchen instruments’ in Sartin death Beaumontenterprise
    Justice of the Peace Brad Burnett said the preliminary autopsy results for the death of a restaurant founder show the cause of death is pending while the medical examiner waits for more test results. ... more
  • 1 week Michael Kors pays tribute to American style on 9/11 Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — There were no flag outfits, but Michael Kors' show for New York Fashion Week was very much a patriotic tribute as he saluted American fashion with a collection that ran from nautical chic to classic glamour-girl gowns to whimsical polka-dot designs. Taking place Wednesday, the last official day of fashion week, the show fell on one of the most solemn days in New York — the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While the terrorist attack was not referenced, the show radiated not only American pride but themes of love and peace, from a sweater worn by ... more
  • 1 week Christian Cowan honors his roots in Spain at NY Fashion Week Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan always brings playful, colorful looks to the runway and his spring 2020 collection was no exception. There were electric reds, fluorescent pinks, voluptuous feathers, metallics and sequins, but there were also softer tones, inspired by the Spanish coastal city where he spent time by the beach growing up. "My family's from Galicia in Spain, a village called Moana," he said. "There (were) strong powerful women who run their businesses and their homes with what seems like ease, and I just wanted to kind of do a collection inspired by them." There were nods to ... more
  • 1 week Review: Adaptation of ‘The Goldfinch’ is elegant but flawed Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    Everything is beautiful in John Crowley's adaptation of "The Goldfinch ," even the grilled cheese sandwich that a kind stranger makes for a boy who has just lost his mother. It's easy to get swept up by the refined stateliness surrounding this messy odyssey of grief and trauma. But like its well-pressed and repressed Anglo-Saxon protagonists, the film keeps the drama, the emotion and the catharsis at a tidy and safely compartmentalized distance, making the experience of sitting with this two and a half hour film a unique and perplexing one. Adapted from Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Goldfinch" ... more
  • 1 week Google advertising practices targeted in antitrust probe Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State attorneys general investigating whether Google is engaged in monopolistic behavior are planning to take a deep look into the tech giant's advertising business. The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to Google on Monday seeking internal documents about how it sells ads and tracks the behavior of people who use its search engine and other products. The letter was sent on the same day Paxton and other state prosecutors announced the multistate antitrust probe. The Texas-led investigation involves 48 states along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Paxton's document ... more
  • 1 week Harvey housing help running out for SETX Beaumontenterprise
    Hardin, Jefferson and Orange counties are three of 17 that have more applications than money available for the General Land Office’s Homeowner Assistance Program. ... more
  • 1 week Teacher suspended after video shows student drinking Beaumontenterprise -Food
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama teacher is off the job after video surfaced of a student drinking a beer in class. School spokesman Chris Bryant said Wednesday marketing instructor Joel Strayer has been placed on administrative leave while "several concerns" are investigated. A video posted to a social media site a week ago shows a young man punching a hole in the side of a beer can and drinking it while others in the classroom watch and clap. Someone is heard saying: "I am impressed." The student newspaper at Alabama, The Crimson White, reports the incident occurred ... more
  • 1 week Swiss say Facebook’s digital currency plan will face hurdles Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    GENEVA (AP) — Facebook and its partners have asked financial authorities in Switzerland to evaluate their plan to create a new digital currency to be called Libra. Facebook unveiled a proposal in June to create a digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use. The company said it would set up a nonprofit association headquartered in Geneva with its partners to oversee Libra, putting it under Swiss regulatory authority. The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority said Wednesday that the Libra Association has requested an "assessment" of its plan. The authority, known as FINMA, says the proposal has to meet anti-money ... more
  • 1 week Alabama prison contraband search finds more than 600 weapons Beaumontenterprise -Food
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