A judge on Monday rejected a convicted man's request for a new trial in the 2018 killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, whose body was found in a cornfield weeks after she disappeared while out for a run near her small hometown. Judge Joel Yates' ruling cleared the way for sentencing to proceed Aug. 30 in the trial of Cristhian Bahena Rivera, who was convicted in May of first-degree murder in Tibbetts' death. During questioning by police, Bahena Rivera acknowledged that he encountered Tibbetts as she was running near her small eastern Iowa hometown of Brooklyn and he led investigators to the field where her body lay hidden under cornstalks.
Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) announced Monday it plans to pay $1.1 billion in two separate deals for a pair of shoe retailers that march to a different tune than the retail giant's longstanding but perhaps slowly fading reliance on enclosed shopping malls.In one announcement, the New York-based retailer said it plans to pay $360 million for Text Trading Company, which operates 49 stores -- including 39 in Japan and a handful around the United States -- under the atmos brand. In the other, Foot Locker says it will pay $750 million for Eurostar Inc., which operates 93 stores -- primarily on the West Coast – under the WSS brand, an acquisition that gives it access to a large and growing base of Latino consumers, The Wall Street Journal said today. Foot Locker -- which said it will buy the companies using available cash -- already has about 3,000 stores in 27 countries under brands that include Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Eastbay, Footaction, and Sidestep.
Greetings from Variety Awards Headquarters! Today is Aug. 2, 2021, which means it’s 17 days until final-round voting starts on Aug. 19; 28 days until final voting ends on Aug. 30; and 48 days until the Primetime Emmys telecast on Sept. 19. GET YOUR VACCINE. You want to attend the 73rd Emmy Awards this year? You better be vaxxed up, as the Television […]