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The 1966 Salvador Dalí etching <em>Burning Giraffe</em>, valued at $20,000, was swiped from a San Francisco gallery on Sunday.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 16:48

Surveillance footage shows a young man casually walking away with the $20,000 work, one in a series that's seen as poking fun at both Pablo Picasso and the Spanish tradition of bullfighting.

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 16:22

How does their approach work in practice? And why is it considered so ground-breaking?

Former White House advisor on Russia Fiona Hill (center) leaves the Capitol on Monday after testifying before lawmakers as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 15:49

Former White House aide Fiona Hill told impeachment investigators on Monday that she and former Trump advisor John Bolton were troubled by actions by the president's private lawyer.

Parts of Great Abaco Island are eerily empty after Hurricane Dorian.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 15:44

Just over a month after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the northern Bahamas, parts of the island nation are still in ruins, thousands remain displaced and rebuilding efforts have only just begun.

Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus at a press conference on Tuesday regarding the death of Atatiana Jefferson.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 15:07

Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was shot and killed in the confines of her own home by police officer Aaron Dean, who resigned Monday. Dean has been charged with murder.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, shown here during a game on Monday, has weighed in about comments made by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 14:33

James said he believed Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey "wasn't educated on the situation at hand" when he expressed support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Cars line up to head into the United States (left) and into Canada (right) adjacent to Boundary Bay at a border crossing at Blaine, Wash., in 2009. A British couple who say they accidentally crossed the U.S.-Canada border were arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on Oct. 3.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 13:11

Eileen and David Connors say they accidentally crossed the U.S.-Canada border while vacationing. The couple and their 3-month-old son have been in a federal immigration facility since Oct. 3.

Kathleen Kraninger is director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency that was thwarted by the U.S. Department of Education from examining problems with a troubled student loan forgiveness program.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 10:41

The Trump administration blocked the nation's top consumer protection agency from digging into problems with a program designed to help police, firefighters and other public service workers.

A vineyard in Tarija, Bolivia, the center of the country's wine industry. A growing number of wineries here are improving their techniques, ramping up production and starting to export, as global interest in Bolivia's award-winning wines grows.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 10:23

There's not a ton of room to grow grapes in Bolivia; many of its vineyards are located in mile-high mountain valleys and foothills. The country's wine output may be small, but it's winning big awards.

The overprescription of opioid pain medications such as these oxycodone pills has been blamed for an addiction epidemic in the U.S. — and has spurred a flurry of activity in American courts.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 08:05

The largest-ever federal action related to the U.S. opioid crisis is on the cusp of its first trial next week — and it's complicated. So here's a brief(ish) explainer breaking it all down.

A younger Julie Andrews poses with the Academy Award she won for her role in <em>Mary Poppins</em>.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 07:18

In a new memoir, the actress writes about the films and creative collaborations — like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music — that marked the height of her fame.

Whitney Houston was nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 07:15

Other first-time nominees include Dave Matthews Band, Soundgarden and The Doobie Brothers.

Justice Williams with gym goers and kettlebells at CORE in Brookline, Mass.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 05:38

A Massachusetts pop-up gym aims to strengthen the bodies and spirits of LGBTQ+ clients, who haven't always been made to feel comfortable in other workout spaces.

A man uses a shovel to scoop mud Tuesday in a neighborhood devastated by Typhoon Hagibis in Nagano, Japan.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 04:14

The government says the death toll from Typhoon Hagibis, which struck over the weekend, is at least 74. It brought record rainfall to parts of the country and forced tens of thousands into shelters.

Twelve Democratic candidates are facing off in the fourth primary debate of the 2020 campaign on Tuesday in Westerville, Ohio.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 04:00

Twelve candidates will take the stage at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what to expect and how you can follow along.

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