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Malala Yousafzai walks onto the stage before receiving the Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pakistani Nobel laureate honoured in Philadelphia

By The Canadian Press
October 21, 2014 - 8:45pm

PHILADELPHIA - A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education brought her passion for learning to Philadelphia, where she received the Liberty Medal on Tuesday.

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama awards former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washington Post. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

By The Canadian Press
October 21, 2014 - 8:39pm

WASHINGTON - Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93.

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 1993 file photo, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton wears an Oscar de la Renta dress, right, as she laughs with conductor Georg Solti, from left, founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem Arthur Mitchell, and entertainer Johnny Carson during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington for the Kennedy Center Honors. The designer, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

From Kors to DVF, fashion mourns de la Renta

By The Canadian Press
October 21, 2014 - 8:34pm

NEW YORK - Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say.

The "more," Vogue's Anna Wintour wrote Tuesday on the magazine's website, was "democratic."

This June 30, 1956 photo provided by courtesy of Taschen shows, "The Kiss," at the Mosque Theater in Richmond, Va. The image is Wertheimer's most iconic photograph, and the identity of the woman was unknown until she came forward in 2011. The photograph is included in the book, "Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll, " by author/photographer, Alfred Wertheimer, published by Taschen. Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. He was 85. (AP Photo/Courtesy Taschen, Copyright Alfred Wertheimer)

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

By The Canadian Press
October 21, 2014 - 8:33pm

LOS ANGELES - Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died.

Andrew Kalleen joins other performers during a protest in the Metropolitan Avenue Subway station Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in New York. Kalleen, 30, was performing Friday, Oct. 17 at the G-train stop in Brooklyn's hipster Williamsburg neighborhood when an officer told him he must leave the station because he needs a permit to play there. The New York Police Department says it's looking into the arrest. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

By The Canadian Press
October 21, 2014 - 8:31pm

NEW YORK - Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as straphangers jeered police.

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea. Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released, the State Department said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said the U.S. is still trying to free Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

By The Canadian Press
October 21, 2014 - 8:23pm

WASHINGTON - North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held.

FILE - In this undated file image released by AMC shows Bryan Cranston as Walter White in a scene from the series finale of "Breaking Bad". Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman. The figures have a detachable bag of cash and a bag of methamphetamines. Toys R Us, which is based in Wayne, New Jersey, told The Associated Press late Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, that the dolls are being removed immediately from its website and shelves. (AP Photo/AMC, Ursula Coyote, File)

Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

By The Canadian Press
October 21, 2014 - 8:21pm

NEW YORK - Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.