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Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria

Aug. 18, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Austrian authorities imposed tight security measures around the site of the ceremony near...

FBI seeks help to find stolen art depicting Old West

Aug. 17, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI is seeking the public's help in rounding up more than a half-million dollars' worth of artworks that were stolen in 1983 from the New York City home of an artist known for his scenes of the American West. The missing art may be linked to a former police detective whose 1985 killing...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Aug. 17, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez denied new corruption allegations aimed at her, while she refused to answer an investigative judge's...

The Latest: Searchers find bodies of 2 young Colorado girls

Aug. 16, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local): 7 p.m. Investigators who found the body of a pregnant Colorado woman reported missing this week have discovered what they believe are the bodies of her two young daughters. Searchers on...

Newseum to honor legendary black journalist with statue

Aug. 16, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pioneering black, female journalist is being honored with a statue in the nation's capital. A life-size sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman credentialed to cover the White House, will go on display next month at the Newseum, the nonprofit news museum in...

Kansas family's insurance didn't pay for broken sculpture

Aug. 15, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — An Overland Park, Kansas, official admits he was mistaken about who paid for a $132,000 sculpture at the city's community center that was damaged by a young boy. City spokesman Sean Reilly said in July that the insurance company for the family of a 5-year-old boy who damaged the...

UK police return Buddha statue to India 57 years after theft

Aug. 15, 2018 8:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in London have returned a 12th century statue of Buddha to India after recovering it 57 years after it was stolen. Police handed over the bronze statue with silver inlay during a ceremony Wednesday in London marking India's Independence Day. The Buddha was one of 14 statues stolen from...

Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed

Aug. 14, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake. The judge in Reno dismissed the lawsuit last week...

Museum of London displays fatberg on 24-hour livestream

Aug. 14, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London's famous, festering fatberg lives on — and is getting its own livestream . The Museum of London says a chunk of oil, fat, diapers and baby wipes blasted out of a sewer last year is now part of its permanent collection. The museum said Tuesday that the "highly toxic" lump will be...

Art museum to feature paintings by rocker Mellencamp

Aug. 12, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio art museum has announced a new exhibition of paintings by rocker John Mellencamp, known for his expressionistic oil portraits and other works. "John Mellencamp: Expressionist" opens Sept. 20 at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown and runs through Nov. 18. It...