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Japanese fashion designer Hanae Mori has died at 96. She designed the wedding gown of Japan's empress as well as costumes for many renowned films of the 1950s and '60s. Her elegant signature butterfly motifs were favored as a status symbol for working women. Mori also designed uniforms for high school students, flight attendants and the Japanese team at the Barcelona Olympics. She was a pioneer of a generation of Japanese designers who became globally prominent and her international business extended to perfumes and publishing. Her office says she died Aug. 11 at her Tokyo home after developing a fever.

    A Seattle CEO who announced in 2015 that he was giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees has announced his resignation. The Seattle Times reports Dan Price, the embattled CEO of credit card processing company Gravity Payments, resigned Wednesday. Price stunned his 100-plus workers when he told them he was cutting his roughly $1 million salary to $70,000 and using company profits to ensure that everyone there would earn at least that much within three years. Price wrote in a statement on Twitter that his presence had become a distraction at the company. Price is currently fighting charges of assault and reckless driving in Seattle.

      A fire consumed a building at the site of the long-closed Grossinger’s resort, once among the most storied and glamorous hotels in New York’s Catskills. The fire broke out Tuesday evening in a three-and-half story building on the old hotel property. The cause was under investigation. In its heyday after World War II, Grossinger’s drew hundreds of thousands of vacationers a year, most of them Jewish. The resort had a 27-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, a nightclub, two kosher kitchens and a 1,500-seat dining room. It has been cited as an inspiration for the 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing.”

        Donald Trump’s chief financial officer is expected to plead guilty on Thursday to tax violations in a deal that would require him to testify about business practices at the former president’s company. That's according to two people who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Allen Weisselberg is charged with taking more than $1.7 million in untaxed compensation from the Trump Organization. The people told the AP that Weisselberg will have to speak in court about the company’s role in the compensation arrangement and possibly serve as a witness when the Trump Organization goes on trial in October. Messages seeking comment were left with prosecutors and lawyers for Weisselberg and Trump's company.

        PHOENIX (AP) _ These Arizona lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

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        Here are photos from last night's Cheney watch party, where the congresswoman told supporters that she had conceded to Harriet Hageman.

        After his second impeachment, former President Donald Trump made it his mission to defeat Rep. Liz Cheney, his chief Republican rival. On Tuesday, he succeeded.

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