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Analysis: Mueller paints a damning portrait of the president

Apr. 18, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — To Donald Trump, the start of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation looked alarmingly like the end of his presidency. So he tried to stop it. His months-long effort pushed the boundaries of presidential powers and the law, revealing a commander in chief consumed by self-interest...

The Latest: University of Notre Dame to donate $100,000

Apr. 16, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local): 8 p.m. The president of the University of Notre Dame said the school will donate $100,000 toward the renovation of Notre Dame cathedral following a devastating fire. The Rev. John Jenkins announced the...

French tycoons show competitive streak over Notre Dame aid

Apr. 16, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two of France's richest men, long locked in a very public rivalry, are once again pitted against each other — this time over flashy and competing donations to rebuild Notre Dame. Billionaire luxury tycoons — Bernard Arnault, 70, and Francois Pinault, 82 — are among...

To a tea: handcrafted gifts that celebrate a nice cuppa

Apr. 16, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

Lana Effron, a Denver-based graphic designer with an online shop and a collaboration with Terrain , the home and garden retailer, has a motto she brings to all her work. "Nice matters," Effron says. "That little bit extra of something handmade, something original, makes even a small gesture significant and...

Notre Dame hailed as monument to the 'best of civilization'

Apr. 16, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame, a survivor of wars and revolutions, has stood for centuries as not merely the greatest of the Gothic cathedrals and a towering jewel of Western architecture. It has stood, in the words of one shell-shocked art expert, as "one of the great monuments to the best of civilization."...

Fire ravages soaring Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris left aghast

Apr. 16, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A fire swept across the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral while the soaring Paris landmark was under renovations Monday, collapsing its spire and threatening one of the world's greatest architectural treasures as locals and tourists watched aghast from the streets. The French president pledged...

The Latest: World mourns Paris fire, offers rebuilding help

Apr. 15, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 5:30 a.m. World leaders are mourning the devastating fire damage at the Notre Dame Cathedral. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the damage was "a loss for all of us" and called for the world to come together to...

Around world, 'our hearts ache' at Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Apr. 15, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

The world reacted with shock and prayers to the massive fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, united in grief and in solidarity with the people of France. As the flames tore through the 12th-century cathedral, Spain's prime minister offered France the help of his country in the recovery. The fire is a...

Nebraska library adds Mark Twain sculpture

Apr. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — There is a familiar face to literature lovers lounging on a bench outside the Grand Island Public Library. Famous author Mark Twain has set up permanent residence there in the form of a bronze statue. Sitting with one leg crossed over the other and holding a book in his hands, the...

Artist reflects on Strawberry Shortcake's 40-year birthday

Apr. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Strawberry Shortcake — the character, not the dessert — is 40. Unveiled in 1979, Strawberry Shortcake has a local connection. Artist Muriel Fahrion, who created Strawberry Shortcake, is an Ohio transplant who has lived in Tulsa for three years. "I always thought what I did...