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Analysis: Big decisions await governor, voters after session

Jun. 13, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers wrangled their votes, worked out their deals and wrapped up their session. But they still have two hurdles to getting their most significant measures enacted: persuading the voters and surviving the governor's veto pen. One...

Christie's sale highlights L'Wren Scott creations for Jagger

Jun. 11, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

Designing concert clothes for a rock star is not a simple task, especially if that rock star is as specific as Mick Jagger about the message he wants to send. So back in 2013 when designer L’Wren Scott, Jagger’s then-partner, was creating designs for the Rolling...

Handwritten example of famous Einstein equation gets $1.2M

May. 21, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A letter written by Albert Einstein in which he writes out his famous E = mc2 equation has sold at auction for more than $1.2 million, about three times more than it was expected to get, Boston-based RR Auction said Friday. Archivists at the Einstein...

Janet Jackson's ensembles from "Scream" video sold for $125K

May. 15, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Janet Jackson’s ensembles she wore in the “Scream” music video opposite of her brother Michael Jackson are among the items up for bid in a three-day auction. Julien’s Auctions says her black circular bubble textured fabric...

Rock legend Alice Cooper to auction off Andy Warhol artwork

May. 13, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — An Andy Warhol canvas found years ago in the garage of rocker Alice Cooper could become the highest selling artwork ever in Arizona. The music legend, who has a home in metro Phoenix, announced Thursday that he would auction off “Little...

Treasure trove of rock memorabilia includes Kurt Cobain hair

May. 12, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Guitars from Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith as well as autographed memorabilia from The Beatles and even strands of hair from Kurt Cobain are some of the highlights of an online rock ‘n’ roll auction that ends over the weekend. Six...

NASCAR's future is here: Next Gen car finally arrives

May. 05, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's next generation race car is finally here after two years of hype and hope that it will revolutionize the stock car series. How can a spec car radically change a sport? Competition. Cost containment. Manufacturer...

Brazil privatizes Rio de Janeiro's water, sewage utility

Apr. 30, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro state privatized its water and sewage utility on Friday, after years of broken promises to improve sewage treatment and clean up the state's polluted Guanabara Bay. It was Brazil's biggest-ever privatization in the sewage sector, and...

Love's Bakery auction includes vintage aloha shirts, signs

Apr. 21, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Vintage Love's Bakery aloha shirts, signs, equipment, leftover ingredients and some baked goods are being auctioned off after the closure of the state's oldest and largest commercial bakery. Hawaii News Now reported Oahu Auctions...

Memorabilia from Springsteen to 'Phantom' set for auction

Apr. 19, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, Elton John, Bette Midler, Christine Baranski, Steve Martin and Tina Fey have all raided their closets to offer up personal items for a charity online auction, with one prize being a key prop from the worldwide smash musical “The Phantom of...