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Brazil police recover art masterpieces stolen in elderly con

Brazil police recover art masterpieces stolen in elderly con

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday were seeking the arrest of six people accused of involvement in stealing 16 artworks together valued at more than 700 million reais ($139 million), some of which were recovered.
Reviving Mexico's groundbreaking muralism a century later

Reviving Mexico's groundbreaking muralism a century later

POXINDEJE, Mexico (AP) — A painter in orange overalls touches up the image of a hand holding a rifle while an artist perched on scaffolding painstakingly places bits of colorful ceramic in a mosaic of a guerrilla fighter.
Alan Tudyk infuses 'Resident Alien' with the art of clowning

Alan Tudyk infuses 'Resident Alien' with the art of clowning

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alan Tudyk owes his teachers more than a few measly apples. In school, he received sound career guidance from those who recognized his nascent talent.
London kids to be offered polio shot after more virus found

London kids to be offered polio shot after more virus found

LONDON (AP) — Children ages 1-9 in London were made eligible for booster doses of a polio vaccine Wednesday after British health authorities reported finding evidence the virus has spread in multiple areas of the city but found no cases of the paraly

Young Gaza artist was among those killed in Israeli strikes

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — When Israeli bombs began falling last week, 22-year-old Duniana al-Amour ran into her room and tried to escape into her art and drawing, just as she had during Gaza's past wars.
WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

LONDON (AP) — The number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable, according to the latest weekly pandemic report released by the World Health Organization Wednesday. The U.N.
Imagine Dragons hit the U.S. road, now mixing light and dark

Imagine Dragons hit the U.S. road, now mixing light and dark

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Dragons are touring the U.S. this summer and fall, which means frontman Dan Reynolds has to go to a lot of dark places.
Houshang Ebtehaj, prominent Iranian poet, dies at 94

Houshang Ebtehaj, prominent Iranian poet, dies at 94

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Houshang Ebtehaj, a distinguished Iranian poet whose small but influential body of work made him a major figure in his own country and in world literature, died on Wednesday in Cologne, Germany. He was 94.
What Medicare Part A’s belly-up date means for you

What Medicare Part A’s belly-up date means for you

At its current pace, Medicare’s Hospital Insurance trust fund will run out of money in 2028, according to the June 2022 Medicare trustees report .
Russians buy last goods from H&M, IKEA as stores wind down

Russians buy last goods from H&M, IKEA as stores wind down

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians are snapping up Western fashion and furniture this week as H&M and IKEA sell off the last of their inventory in Russia, moving forward with their exit from the country after it sent troops into Ukraine.