Report: Art treasures in Gurlitt’s Austrian house

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian state television says experts have found 180 artworks — including a long-lost painting by Claude Monet — in the Salzburg house of the German art collector who hoarded art in his Munich apartment for decades. ORF says the works were...

German collector to return 1st looted artwork

BERLIN (AP) — A recluse who hoarded a priceless art collection at his homes in Germany and Austria — including works possibly looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis — has for the first time agreed to hand back a piece of art, his representatives said...

‘Scandal’ actor Columbus Short charged with felony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have charged “Scandal” star Columbus Short with felony battery after they say he hit a man and caused serious injuries earlier this month. Jail records show Short was arrested by police in Claremont, Calif., on Wednesday, one day...
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MLB’s high-tech replay room opens Sunday

A technician works in front of a bank of television screens during a preview of Major League Baseball’s Replay Operations Center, in New York, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Less than a week before most teams open, MLB is working on the unveiling of its new instant replay...

$2.4 Billion Construction Budget Clears Ohio House

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has passed a nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget that funds a host of community, school, park and prison projects. It now goes to the Senate, where a committee started hearings on Wednesday. The proposal directs $675 million toward...
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Michigan won’t recognize same-sex marriages

FILE This March 18, 2014 file photo shows Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaking to the media during the Governor’s Economic Summit at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich. Snyder, who keeps mostly silent on social issues in favor of focusing on the economy, is stepping carefully...
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Oklahoma judge strikes execution law over privacy

FILE – This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, shows Charles Warner. An Oklahoma judge ruled the state’s execution law unconstitutional Wednesday, March 26, 2014, because its privacy provision is so strict that it that...

Columbus Police To Review 3,000 DNA Test Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus police chief says the agency is reviewing around 3,000 DNA test results, saying updated reporting procedures weren’t always followed. Chief Kim Jacobs says some reports given to investigators, prosecutors, defense attorneys and courts...

Avignon’s far-right candidate backs arts festival

PARIS (AP) — The far-right candidate for mayor of Avignon has criticized the director of the French city’s famed theater festival but promised he would not interfere with its programming. Festival director Olivier Py had threatened to relocate the summer event if...
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AP PHOTOS: Popes meetings with US presidents

FILE – In this June 13, 2008, file photo, Pope Benedict XVI and US President George W. Bush walk in the Vatican Gardens during their meeting at the Vatican. President Obama is scheduled to meet Pope Francis for the first time on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Vatican. (AP...