Painting sells for staggering sum
GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (AP) The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House kept secret its 2013 sale of an oil painting by French post-impressionist Paul Cezanne to a private buyer for $100 million to help protect Detroit-owned artworks under threat due to the city's bankruptcy.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:51:36 -0500
8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia
SYDNEY (AP) The bodies of eight children aged 18 months to 15 years and a wounded woman were discovered in a home in northern Australia on Friday, police said.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:17:04 -0500
'Colbert Report' gets star-studded sendoff
Even though it was the last-ever edition of The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert seemed determined to treat Thursday night's farewell like any ordinary episode.
Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
Lawyers for two friends of accused Boston bombers due in court
BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for two friends of the accused Boston Marathon bombers are due in court on Friday for separate hearings as the city braces for the January start of a trial focused on the attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. Attorneys for Khairullozhon Matanov, a cab driver from Kyrgyzstan who was charged with lying to investigators by downplaying his relationship with the accused bombers after calling police to offer information on them, are expected to ask a judge to crack down on leaks about their client from law-enforcement sources. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:07:31 -0500
White House releases snapshot of plan to rate U.S. colleges
By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday released a draft of its plan to rate U.S. colleges and tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to pull up their socks. The U.S. Education Department will rate institutions on their performance, intake of low-income students, completion rates, affordability, employment prospects and student loan repayment rates. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:06:46 -0500
Five dead, dozens sickened by listeria linked to caramel apples
(Reuters) - Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in recent weeks in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, health officials said on Friday. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The CDC warned consumers not to eat any pre-packaged, commercially-produced caramel apples, including those with other toppings such as nuts, chocolate or sprinkles, until more information is available. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:37:13 -0500
Report: Secret Service needs more, better-trained agents
After a prostitution scandal and consternation over how a fence-jumper at the White House got deep into the presidential mansion before he was stopped, the Secret Service needs to make sweeping changes like building a taller fence, hiring many more agents and stepping up their training, an independent commission says.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:05:16 -0500
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