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NEW YORK (AP) — A large blue and green painting by Mark Rothko and a monumental self-portrait by Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) are among the major highlights of Christie's contemporary art sale. Other top lots at Tuesday evening's sale include an...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lezley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been shot in the street near Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson. Within minutes, her cellphone rang again. It was a family member declaring the...
NEW YORK (AP) — During his campaign to become New York City's mayor, Bill de Blasio held himself out as a champion of the average New Yorker who would diminish the clout of big business interests at City Hall. But in recent weeks, his administration has become mired in a flurry...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six states that allow marijuana use legal tests to determine driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation's largest automobile club that calls for scrapping those laws. The study commissioned by AAA's...
FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — With drab olive chairs and worn carpet, the conference room in the low-slung administrative building near the Genesee County wastewater treatment plant isn't fancy, but it showcases one of Jeff Wright's greatest treasures: Permit No. 2009-001. Wright...
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A Muslim high school student said Monday she's hurt after being mistakenly identified in her Southern California yearbook as "Isis Phillips." Bayan Zehlif, a 17-year-old high school senior, said at a news conference with Muslim community advocates...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tornadoes swept across portions of the Plains on Monday, killing two people in Oklahoma including an elderly man who was inside a home that was torn apart by one of the violent storms. An emergency management director said a man believed to be in his upper...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers advanced a proposal Monday that would require all single-stall public restrooms to be gender neutral. The vote came hours after North Carolina's governor sued the federal government to defend a law in that state requiring...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Some current and former Wyoming lawmakers as well as national religious groups are supporting a municipal judge who faces a dismissal petition before the Wyoming Supreme Court for saying she would not preside over same-sex marriages. The Wyoming Commission...