Lost Leonardo painting had tangled path to $450 million sale

Nov 16, 2017

Some art experts are stunned at the jaw-dropping $450 million New York auction price for a Leonardo da Vinci painting with a patchy history and heavy restoration

Texas county sues chemical plant owner over fires, blasts

Nov 16, 2017

The county that is home to Houston has asked a state court to order safeguards and fine the owner of a chemical plant that partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey

LPGA rookie Sung Hyun Park takes big step toward award sweep

Nov 16, 2017

Sung Hung Park off to solid start in the rookie's bid to sweep all LPGA awards

Congress debates oil drilling in largest US wildlife refuge

Nov 16, 2017

A showdown is looming in the nation's capital over whether to open America's largest wildlife refuge to oil drilling

Strong earnings from Wal-Mart, Cisco drive US stocks higher

Nov 16, 2017

Strong quarterly earnings from Wal-Mart Stores, Cisco Systems and other companies are driving U.S. stocks higher in late-afternoon trading, placing the market on course to snap a two-day losing streak

FCC relaxes limits on owning newspapers, TV stations

Nov 16, 2017

Federal regulators vote to loosening rules meant to support independent local media

Israeli billionaire buys 15 percent stake in Atletico Madrid

Nov 16, 2017

Atletico Madrid says Quantum Pacific Group is acquiring a 15 percent stake in the club for 50 million euros

Tribes make renewed push for pipeline protections

Nov 16, 2017

Two American Indian tribes in the Dakotas that are fighting the Dakota Access pipeline in court are making a renewed push to bolster protections for their water supply

'Wind River' filmmakers take control back from Weinstein

Nov 16, 2017

The 'Wind River' filmmakers take control back from Weinstein, and donate future profits to charity

Nebraska to build wind farm to power Facebook data center

Nov 16, 2017

Utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern Nebraska will provide 200 megawatts of power a planned Facebook data center

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