Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows designer Oscar de la Renta, right, and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

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Athlete tries for record-breaking swim in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — An Australian endurance athlete has started an attempt to achieve a world-record 128-kilometer (roughly 80-mile) swim in the open waters of the Bahamas.

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