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"Before This is Over" (Little, Brown and Co.), by Amanda Hickie Author Amanda Hickie was living in Canada when severe acute respiratory syndrome — SARS — hit Toronto in 2003. The panicked response to that outbreak, spread first by travelers returning from Asia and then among...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wildly popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018. De Blasio says the artwork, called "Fearless Girl," has inspired many people and "fueled...
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions. Spokesman Stefen Petersen said thieves apparently entered through a window about 3:30 a.m. Monday, broke into a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Books on gun violence, Koch Industries and New York's history of immigration have won prizes for outstanding nonfiction work. Prize officials told The Associated Press on Monday that Gary Younge's "Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short...
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The unfinished Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece "Adoration of the Magi" has emerged from a six-year restoration cleaner and brighter. The large, nearly square oil painting returned to its home at Florence's Uffizi Gallery for a special exhibit starting...
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on the Arab Summit held in Jordan (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Jordan's foreign minister has told Arab counterparts that the region must come together and urgently confront crises that have been allowed to fester, including violent conflicts...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A subsidiary of the state-backed developer Emaar says it made an $800-million offer to purchase the online retailer Souq.com amid rumors of a possible acquisition of the website by Amazon. A filing Monday by Emaar Malls PJSC on the Dubai...
ORASAC, Serbia (AP) — Ahead of Serbia's presidential election on Sunday, a political parody has emerged as a true star. His real name is Luka Maksimovic, but the 25-year-old student bidding to become the Balkan country's next leader has won fame — and public support — appearing...
(Photo credit: Jared Ficklin) A proposal to build a gondola lift in Austin that would have been incorporated as part of the city's transportation system won't be flying anytime soon. The Austin American-Statesman reports city and transportation officials concluded Friday they...