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Workers at Philadelphia Museum of Art begin walkout

Sep. 26, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art began a strike Monday citing wage and health care issues as the institution said it would remain open during the walkout. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the union representing about 180 of the museum's...

Oklahoma honors defensive stars Selmon brothers with statue

Sep. 24, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma dedicated a statue Saturday honoring the Selmon brothers — defensive linemen Lucious, Dewey and Lee Roy. The trio starred for Oklahoma from 1971 to 1975 and helped the Sooners compile a 54-3-1 record with national championships in...

CIA unveils model of al-Qaida leader al-Zawahri's hideout

Sep. 24, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

McLEAN, Virginia (AP) — The CIA has revealed a model of Ayman al-Zawahri’s safe house, used to brief President Joe Biden about the al-Qaida leader’s whereabouts before the agency killed him in a drone strike in Afghanistan. Shortly after al-Zawahri's death, White House...

Milestone balls leave fans with a choice: Return it or sell?

Sep. 22, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

If Aaron Judge passes Roger Maris, some lucky fan might become this generation's Sal Durante. As a 19-year-old in 1961, Durante caught Maris' record-breaking 61st home run. The story of what followed — Durante sold the ball for $5,000, and it was returned to Maris as part of the...

Brad Pitt, Nick Cave make surprise art debut in Finland

Sep. 20, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Hollywood's Brad Pitt and Australian musician Nick Cave have debuted as artists in an exhibition in Finland that displays sculptures and ceramics created by the movie star and the singer-songwriter. The Sara Hilden Art Museum, located in the southern Finnish city of...

Bull rider Jack Bass lands in Louisiana Cowboy Hall of Fame

Sep. 18, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, la. (AP) — Life has been quite a ride for Jack Bass of Alexandria ever since he rode his first bull as a high school student. The former bull rider whose rodeo career spans over 40 years is one of five being inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame Nov. 5 at the Hirsch...

Donaldson, Mathis piled up rushing TDs, WVU whips Towson

Sep. 17, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — On a day when West Virginia held a ceremony to honor some of its greatest offensive players, the Mountaineers put together their best showing in a year. Tony Mathis rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns, CJ Donaldson ran for 101 yards and three scores,...

Suspended sculpture transforms Cape Town museum's atrium

Sep. 16, 2022 05:54 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Moody, brooding and floating, Malagasy artist Joel Andrianomearisoa's "The Five Continents of All Our Desires” is transforming the towering atrium of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape Town. Malagasy's sculptures in black silk...

New York museums to disclose artwork looted by Nazis

Sep. 16, 2022 05:41 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Museums in New York that exhibit artworks looted by Nazis during the Holocaust are now required by law to let the public know about those dark chapters in their provenance through placards displayed with the stolen objects. At least 600,000 pieces of art were...

MLB celebrates Roberto Clemente Day, ceremony at Citi Field

Sep. 16, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the big leaguers who saw him play, Roberto Clemente was a breathtaking talent and unmistakable force on the field who made a powerful impact on young ballplayers. His selfless humanitarianism left a lasting impression, too. Major League Baseball...