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NEW YORK - A maid whose clients included Candice Bergen and Robert DeNiro was sentenced Tuesday to one to three years in prison by a judge who said the defendant was "cleaning out" her celebrity employers' valuables while cleaning their homes.
IRVINE, California - Late at night, the neighbors saw a little girl at the kitchen sink of the house next door.
Shyima Hall, 19, discusses her domestic enslavement Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, in Beaumont, Calif. Shyima was 10 when a wealthy Egyptian couple brought her from a poor village in Northern Egypt to work in their California home. She awoke before dawn and often worked past midnight to iron their clothes, mop the marble floors and dust the family's crystal. She earned $45 a month working up to 20 hours a day. The trafficking of children for domestic labor in the United States is an extension of an illegal but common practice among the upper class in Africa.
The windowless garage where Shyima Hall, 19, lived while forced to work as an unpaid maid is shown on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, in Irvine, Calif. Hall worked as a servant for a wealthy Egyptian couple and was eventually taken by them to California, where she worked 20 hour days inside their posh home. She awoke before dawn and often worked past midnight to iron their clothes, mop the marble floors and dust the family's crystal. She earned $45 a month working up to 20 hours a day. The trafficking of children for domestic labor in the United States is an extension of an illegal but common practice among the upper class in Africa.
May 23, 2005
NEW YORK - A housekeeper who worked for Manhattan's rich and famous has been charged with swiping pricey property from her clients, including Candice Bergen and Robert De Niro's wife, authorities said Wednesday.
Michael Jackson waves to fans as he arrives to the courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif., Monday.
A popular Midwestern restaurant chain will be tempting mouths and threatening waistlines when it opens its first locations in the East Valley. Maid-Rite Diners, an 81-year-old company founded in Muscatine, Iowa, in 1926 and known for its "loose meat" sandwiches, called Mesa a "priority city" in its nationwide expansion plans.
Sun-Maid spent about $8 million transforming their spokeswoman into the computer graphic, with hopes of “really capitalizing on the iconic value of her image.” SUN-MAID AND KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS PHOTOS
Maids a-milking only get minimum wage, but performing artists rake in the bucks, comparatively speaking.
Every year the PNC Financial Services Group calculates the cost of the gifts tallied during the 12 Days of Christmas — you know, pipers piping, maids milking, partridge in a pear tree, etc.
In “Made of Honor” Patrick Dempsey plays a swinging bachelor who — hold on to your funny bones here, lest they shatter from impact — agrees to be the MAID of honor at his platonic gal pal’s wedding.
We all know her. Her long, dark hair. Her big, red bonnet. It’s the famous Sun-Maid raisin girl. For 90 years, she’s been sitting quietly in our lunch boxes and in our pantries, alongside the Quaker Oats man, the Peter Pan peanut butter boy, Uncle Ben and Tony the Tiger.
A woman picks up a copy of a newspaper headlining on IMF head arrest at a news stand in Paris, Tuesday May, 17, 2011. International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused Monday of a pattern of sexual misconduct that began years before he was charged with a weekend attack on a maid in a New York hotel room. Headline of Le Parisien reqds: standing KO. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, is arraigned Monday, May 16, 2011, in Manhattan Criminal Court for the alleged attack on a maid who went into his penthouse suite at a hotel near Times Square to clean it, in New York. Strauss-Kahn must remain jailed at least until his next court hearing for attempted rape and other charges, a judge said Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)
In this undated photo provided by the Key family, Cartoonist Ted Key, whose comic strip "Hazel" about a bossy maid went from magazine page to TV screen, has died. He was 95. Key died Saturday, May 3, 2008 at his home in the Philadelphia suburb of Tredyffrin Township after a 1½-year battle with cancer, his son Peter Key said Monday.
HOUSTON - Major League Baseball ordered the roof open at Minute Maid Field for Game 3 of the World Series on Tuesday night, ignoring the wishes of the Houston Astros.
FILE - In this April 15, 2011, file photo International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn attends the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington. Strauss-Kahn, 62, seen as the strongest potential challenger to French President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2012 presidential elections, was pulled off a plane bound for Paris at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Saturday May 14, 2011, and subsequently arrested in connection with the violent sexual assault of a New York hotel maid. Political rivals expressed shock at his arrest. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Gilbert police are investigating the shooting deaths of two people.
Annie Mawson, Founder and Chief Executive of Sunbeams Music Trust charity, poses with a page from a 1911 Corporation of Liverpool accounts book with an entry for Eleanor Rigby, a scullery maid, in London, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008. The only known documentation of Eleanor Rigby, sent to the Sunbeams Trust charity without explanation by Beatles member Paul McCartney, and said to be the inspiration behind one of their most-loved songs, is to be auctioned by The Fame Bureau, with an estimated price of GBP500,000 (USD758,000; euro 586,000).
LONDON - Naomi Campbell was arrested after allegedly causing a disturbance outside a former boyfriend's home, a British newspaper reported Friday.
PHILADELPHIA - Cartoonist Ted Key, whose comic strip "Hazel" about a bossy maid went from magazine page to TV screen, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK - Naomi Campbell appeared in a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday where prosecutors said a plea bargain was possible in her cell phone assault case. She did not speak during the brief proceeding.