NY fraud victim gets 18 artworks, worth $33M

NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan U.S. attorney says 18 contemporary artworks have been transferred to the last victim of a massive $400 million fraud scheme. The works by such artists as Mark Rothko and Damien Hirst had…

Knitters cover Pittsburgh’s Warhol Bridge in yarn

PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than 1,800 knitters have covered Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Bridge in 3,000 feet of colorful yarn. Volunteers worked all weekend to attach 580 blanket-size, hand-knitted panels to the pedestrian walkways on the downtown bridge, and…
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Grover’s to stay open in Topeka

According to Grover's Smokehouse's Facebook page the local BBQ restaurant has decided to keep their doors open a little while longer and re-evaluate their position. …

Lincoln brand introducing dealers to luxury buyers

CHICAGO (AP) — How to sell a Lincoln in 2013: Make the dealership smell like luxury. And lay out some wine and cheese. After decades of selling hulking Town Cars to retirees, Ford Motor Co. wants the Lincoln…

Albuquerque hopes ‘Breaking Bad’ ending a start

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s been five years of meth addicts, deadly shootings, violent drug traffickers and hidden secrets of the desert. And throughout the filming of AMC hit television series “Breaking Bad” in Albuquerque, interest in this…

Stocks cut losses at midday; BlackBerry jumps

NEW YORK (AP) — Mining companies and a handful of corporate deals are in focus on Wall Street on an otherwise quiet summer day on the stock market. Stock indexes were lower in early trading as investors reacted…

Italian Senate vote on Berlusconi’s future in fall

ROME (AP) — A senator says the Italian Senate will vote on whether or not to confirm ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi’s ban from public office before November. Dario Stefano, head of the parliamentary commission which must formally rule on…

Feds: Trinidad casino owner stiffed US on taxes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is charged with failing to pay taxes on nearly $4 million in earnings from a casino he owned in Trinidad. David Migliore is scheduled to make an initial appearance Monday…

Slain rebels flown to Peru capital for DNA tests

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s president says security forces believe they have killed two top leaders of the Shining Path rebel group in combat in a southeastern coca-growing region. President Ollanta Humala told reporters that three rebels were…

Report: Drug lords behind attacks on Brazil NGO

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A taped conversation between two convicted drug lords serving time in a prison in southern Brazil suggests the pair might be behind a spate of attacks on one of Rio de Janeiro’s most…

Turkey introduces warning labels for alcohol

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Bottles and cans of alcohol sold in Turkey must soon bear warnings similar to those on cigarette packages, including the phrase “Alcohol is not your friend.” The new regulations about the labels result from…

UK bars trash cans from tracking people with Wi-Fi

LONDON (AP) — Officials demanded Monday that an advertising firm stop using a network of high-tech trash cans to track people walking through London’s financial district. The Renew ad firm has been using technology embedded in the hulking…