NEW YORK — Some art experts are stunned at the jaw-dropping $450 million (380 million euros) New York auction price for a Leonardo da Vinci painting with a patchy history and heavy restoration.
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LOS ANGELES — A hawk named Riley soars between high-rises in downtown Los Angeles. Smaller birds take notice. And take flight.
Riley lands on a branch, surveys the concrete jungle below and swoops down to land on the gloved hand of her owner.
Blazer-clad professionals on their way to lunch do double-takes.
When Devin Kidner was a child, she looked forward to the box of goodies her aunt sent from England each December.
If you’ve got avid travellers on your gift list this year, or just armchair ones, consider getting them a custom map. Maps of favourite places might commemorate special trips or experiences, and can appeal to any age or gender.
Map Your Travels, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, has some options. One of its maps shows all the national parks, with pins to chart your visits.
When extended families lived closer together, it was easy to pass on family stories and anecdotes, maybe while cooking dinner or putting children to bed.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A small grasshopper has been found embedded in a Vincent van Gogh painting at a Kansas City museum.
NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey’s back with her longest holiday gift list ever at 102 of her favourite things.
NEW YORK — The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government report shows.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A historic Episcopal church in northern Virginia has decided to relocate two plaques in its sanctuary that honour George Washington and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who worshipped there.
Leaders of Christ Church in Alexandria sent a letter to congregation members last week explaining the decision, and announcements were made during Sunday services.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums as of next year, the kingdom’s latest step toward easing rules on gender segregation but they will be seated in the so-called family section, an area separate from the male-only crowd.
Still, the decision, announced on Sunday, marks another incremental step toward greater women’s rights in the kingdom.