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US First Lady Melania Trump, left, is welcomed by Emanuela Mauro, spouse of Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni at Chierici Palace, part of a visit of the G7 first ladies in Catania, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. On Friday and Saturday, for the first time all seven are around the same table, including also newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France, Theresa May of Britain and the Italian host, Paolo Gentiloni, forging a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
May 26, 2017 - 12:20 pm
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that comes off the rack at $51,000. Mrs. Trump also carried a matching clutch when she went to lunch with the other spouses of G7 leaders at the historic...
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Police patrol past a pink ribbon tribute in central Manchester, England Friday May 26 2017. More than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
May 26, 2017 - 12:18 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the concert bombing in England (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The police chief in Manchester says there has been an increase in reported hate crimes since the suicide bombing at a pop concert in the city. Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins said Friday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2006 file photo Olympic gold medalist Armin Zoeggeler comes on the catwalk with Italian designer Laura Biagiotti, wearing white, at the end of her Autumn/Winter 2006/2007 collection, unveiled in Milan, Italy. On Friday, May 26, 2017 Laura Biagiotti's daughter announced her mother's death after suffering a heart attack. She was 73. (AP Photo/Alberto Pellaschiar, files)
May 26, 2017 - 7:47 am
ROME (AP) — Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose women's clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname "Queen of Cashmere," died Friday following a heart attack. She was 73. Biagiotti suffered the heart attack Wednesday evening at...
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Sonja St. John applies varnish on a violin at her workshop in Neenah, Wis., on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Her brother, Jon St. John, died in Iraq in 2007 while serving in the military. Among other things, Sonja has found solace in her career, making and restoring violins. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
May 26, 2017 - 4:14 am
NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving...
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Actor Jessica Chastain, left, and Will Smith pose for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR charity gala during the Cannes 70th international film festival, Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 25, 2017 - 10:13 pm
CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — A lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20 million (17.8 million euros) to combat the disease globally. Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Diana...
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In this photo provided by Sotheby's, an oil on canvas entitled The Bird Charmer (Encantador De P·jaros) by Rufino Tamayo is shown. The painting will be part of Sotheby's Latin America: Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Sotheby's via AP)
May 25, 2017 - 8:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Bird Charmer" by Rufino Tamayo was sold for $4.3 million on Thursday at Sotheby's Latin American art auction in New York. The 60 1/4 by 50 1/4 inch (153 x 128 cm) oil on canvas was sold a day after another impressive work by the Mexican artist, "Músicos," didn't find a buyer at...
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Actor Jessica Chastain, left, and Will Smith pose for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR charity gala during the Cannes 70th international film festival, Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 25, 2017 - 8:29 pm
CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — A lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than three million euros ($3.4 million) to combat the disease globally. Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and...
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In this photo provided by Sotheby's, an oil on canvas entitled The Bird Charmer (Encantador De P·jaros) by Rufino Tamayo is shown. The painting will be part of Sotheby's Latin America: Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Sotheby's via AP)
May 25, 2017 - 8:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Bird Charmer" by Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo has fetched $4.3 million at Sotheby's Latin American art auction in New York. The 1945 painting shows the reddish figure of a man against a blue wall playing a wind instrument while birds fly around him. It was sold on Thursday, a...
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May 25, 2017 - 8:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Financial services firm USAA is adding itself to the list of companies that have pulled advertising from Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show. But the company, which caters to members of the U.S. military and their families, says the move had nothing to do with pressure on Hannity's...
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May 25, 2017 - 7:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Financial services firm USAA is adding itself to the list of companies that have pulled advertising from Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show. But the company that caters to members of the U.S. military and their families says the move had nothing to do with pressure on Hannity's...
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