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AMSTERDAM — Miffy is hanging with Matisse at the Rijksmuseum. A new exhibition highlighting the significance of Dick Bruna, the Dutch artist who created the cute white bunny, puts his work alongside that of the artists who inspired him, including Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger and members of Dutch art movement De Stijl. The exhibition, which […]
A review of Noah Baumbach’s “Mistress America,” starring Greta Gerwig as a young Manhattanite on the move. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — They’re cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins — the continent’s only species of the flightless bird — are at risk of extinction. As shoals of anchovies and sardines have migrated south into cooler waters, the population of African Penguins […]
Is running back Dwayne Washington ready for a breakout season?
BEIRUT — A new 48-hour cease-fire went into effect Thursday between Lebanese Hezbollah fighters allied with Syrian government forces and insurgents in a Syrian border town and two Shiite villages. Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV said the Shiite group’s fighters and Syrian forces have besieged the rebels in the town of Zabadani, near the border with Lebanon, […]
A lawyer for a New Hampshire prep-school graduate charged with raping a freshman assailed the accuser's credibility.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race. Underdeveloped party resources such as voter […]
The State Patrol is investigating a shooting that happened a little before 8 a.m. Thursday on southbound Interstate 5 near the exit to Highway 518.
The NFL and Marshawn Lynch have reached a settlement of a fine for not talking to the media following the NFC Championship game and the league expects Lynch to comply with media access rules this season.
U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. Investors were encouraged by a surge in the Chinese stock market as the nation’s main index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks. In the U.S., a report showed that the […]
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina as protesters prepared to march for his resignation and the attorney general’s office urged him to step down “to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation.” The government comptrollers’ office also issued a statement saying Perez Molina, whose government has been shaken […]
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The police department in Illinois’ second largest city is going to compile a “habitual drunkard” list to help fight public intoxication. Aurora Police Department Sgt. Tom McNamara says the list will have “certain clientele” whom police and fire departments see regularly. The (Aurora) Beacon-News reports (http://trib.in/1IhxoVp ) that includes people whom […]
NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming installation at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan invites kids to explore the sounds, sights and flavors of New York City. Young visitors will play-act parallel parking, driving a taxi and writing a parking ticket inside an interactive 3,000-square-foot gallery. They can pretend to be a construction worker by moving […]
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky clerk’s office on Thursday again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country two months ago. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses, citing her Christian faith […]
PLAINS, Ga. — Members of a small Baptist church in southwest Georgia where former President Jimmy Carter frequently teaches Sunday school lessons are capping the number of people who can attend. Church representatives said in a statement that starting this Sunday, seats win the church will be limited to 400 people. Carter’s recent disclosure that […]
AURORA, Colo. — An expectant mother of conjoined twins in Colorado has been told by doctors one of her babies won’t survive, but she’s hopeful the other can be saved. Amber McCullough, of Hastings, Minnesota, was scheduled to have a cesarean section to deliver twin girls at the Colorado Fetal Care Center at Children’s Hospital […]
BEIJING (AP) — Turns out, only a man on wheels can take down Usain Bolt. Shortly after the Jamaican great won a fourth 200-meter title and a 10th gold overall at the world championships, a cameraman on a two-wheel vehicle banged into Bolt from behind. Suddenly, the Olympic champion was down on his back, flipping […]
MEYERSDALE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania couple who bought a neighboring vacant house because they feared it was a fire hazard was right: It caught fire while they were at the county courthouse signing the deed. The (Somerset) Daily American (http://bit.ly/1KOm9FS ) reports that Bradley and Penny Mason bought the house in Meyersdale intending […]
MOSCOW — The Ukrainian government said Thursday it has reached a deal with its international bondholders to lighten its public debt burden, a crucial move that will help the country avoid default as it tries to cope with the devastating costs of war. As part of the deal, investors who own Ukraine’s bonds will write […]