July 26th, 2013
08:27 PM ET

Squirrel tests positive for plague

An evacuation has been ordered for an area north of Los Angeles after a squirrel tested positive for the plague.

While no human being has been infected, authorities are advising people to steer clear for at least a week while further testing is conducted on other squirrels in the area.

OutFront: Dr. Amesh Adalja, senior associate at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and board-certified physician for infectious disease.

Filed under: Animals • Health
July 26th, 2013
07:52 PM ET

San Diego mayor bucks calls to resign, embraces "intensive therapy"

San Diego's embattled Mayor Bob Filner announced Friday that he will undergo two weeks of "intensive therapy" in response to the allegations of sexual harassment against him.

He's not resigning, even though the calls for his removal are mounting.

Four additional women have now come forward, bringing the total to seven. Among them, a retired Navy rear admiral, a dean at San Diego State University, a prominent local businesswoman and the mayor's own communications director who resigned in June.

The allegations range from touching and groping to kissing.

Casey Wian is in San Diego with more on the story.

Filed under: News • Politics
July 26th, 2013
01:07 PM ET

Could Prince George of Cambridge be bad for the fashion business?

While this week has been a joyous and momentous occasion for royal watchers around the World, the arrival of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge may be somewhat of a letdown for the fashion industry.

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for wearing a mix of reasonably priced “High Street” brands like Zara, Topshop and Reiss, combined with couture fashions by design houses such as Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and Issa. When she makes an appearance, her entire outfit frequently sells out instantly online. She’s become such an icon that the fashion industry has come to refer to the trend as ‘the Kate effect.’

In the fashion world, Kate Middleton’s baby was expected to follow her success. But it seems many were betting on a princess instead of a prince. Will the future King of England be less valuable to retailers?

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Filed under: Business • Fashion • Royal Baby
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