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This image released by the Gronninger Museum on Monday March 30, 2020, shows Dutch master Vincent van Gogh's painting titled

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

Mar. 30, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday. The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam said “The Parsonage Garden at...

Dutch museum says Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid

Mar. 30, 2020 9:18 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch museum says Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid.

2 charged with painting near ancient rock art in Nevada

Mar. 10, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Nevada men have been indicted on charges of vandalizing an archaeological site after U.S. prosecutors say the pair spray-painted rock formations in a national monument that features petroglyphs — and were caught soon after while still covered in blue paint. Daniel Plata and...

In this photo taken on Monday, March 2, 2020, billionaire art dealer David Nahmad poses in front of a colorful work by French-born American artist Arman, in Nahmad's home in Monaco. Nahmad has spent decades accumulating what he believes is now the world's largest private collection of works by Pablo Picasso, but he is about to part with one of them. A still life that Picasso painted in 1921 is being raffled off for charity in Paris this month with tickets at 100 euros each. (AP Photo/John Leicester)

AP Interview: Billionaire bids anxious farewell to Picasso

Mar. 10, 2020 4:06 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Billionaire art collector David Nahmad can't fully recall why he bought “Nature Morte,” a charmingly simple oil on canvas that Pablo Picasso painted in 1921. Given that Nahmad owns about 300 of the Spanish genius' works, his forgetfulness is perhaps understandable. With such a...

Iraqi workers spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus in the shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf, Iraq, Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)

The Latest: 2 in Congress self-quarantine over virus contact

Mar. 8, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak (all times local): 3:15 a.m. Two members of Congress, Sen. Ted Cruz and congressman Paul Gosar, say they are isolating themselves after determining they had contact at a political conference with a man infected with the coronavirus. Cruz says he had brief...

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Mick Jagger in a scene from the film,

Returning to acting, Jagger plays a man of wealth and taste

Mar. 5, 2020 10:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been nearly 20 years since Mick Jagger last acted, but as the new film “The Burnt Orange Heresy” shows, his chops have gathered no moss. In the film, which Sony Pictures Classics will release Friday, Jagger co-stars alongside Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki as a...

The Latest: Australia bans travel from S Korea over virus

Mar. 4, 2020 10:19 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Australia has banned travel from South Korea and will more thoroughly screen travellers from Italy in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The travel ban from late Thursday follows similar bans on travel from China...

Visitors take photos of Raphael's painting Virgin with Child and Infant St. John the Baptist, at a press preview of Raphael's exhibition in Rome, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The paintings,  drawings and sketches in the most ambitious assemblage ever of Raphael works in an exhibition, more than even the Renaissance superstar had in his workshop at one time, are collectively insured for 4 billion euros, against the likes of theft or vandalism. But no money can guarantee that Italy’s outbreak of coronavirus, the largest in Europe, won’t play havoc with the three-month run in Rome of the art world’s eagerly-awaited blockbuster. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Raphael fever hits Italy but art isn't immune from virus

Mar. 4, 2020 4:08 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The paintings, drawings, tapestries and sketches in the most ambitious exhibition of Renaissance superstar Raphael's works are collectively insured for 4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) against theft, vandalism or other damages. But no money can guarantee that Italy’s outbreak of...

Kathaleen Pittman, the administrator of the Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, La., works in her office on Feb. 20, 2020. The clinic is one of three in the state that provides abortions to women, and it is challenging a state law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The Supreme Court is hearing the case on March 4. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)

A clinic prepares for Supreme Court abortion fight

Mar. 2, 2020 11:58 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The Hope Medical Group for Women in northern Louisiana fields phone calls every day from anxious pregnant women who ask if abortion is still legal and if the clinic, one of only three that provides abortions in the state, is still open. Despite the protesters who sometimes gather...

People walk past the St. Louis of the French church in Rome, Sunday, March 1, 2020. The French community church in Rome, St. Louis of the French, closed its doors to the public on Sunday, reportedly after a priest was infected with a new virus. The church in the historic center of Rome is famous for three paintings by the Baroque master Caravaggio, and is a tourist draw. A sign on the door Sunday noted in French that the church had been closed as a precaution by the French Embassy for both Masses and touristic visits until further notice. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Virus accelerates in Italy; US urges citizens to avoid north

Mar. 1, 2020 3:13 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Coronavirus infections in Italy rose 50% Sunday and the U.S. government issued its strongest travel warning yet, advising Americans against any travel to two regions in northern Italy that have been hard hit by the virus that first emerged in China in December. Authorities said the total...