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Arts Nov 15Rare da Vinci painting sells for $450 million, smashing auction record
"Salvator Mundi," which depicts Jesus Christ holding a glass orb and giving a benediction, is one of only 16 da Vinci paintings known to exist.
Nation Nov 01WATCH: Federal prosecutors announce terrorism charges against NYC truck attack suspect
The suspect in Tuesday's fatal truck attack in New York City faces two counts of federal terrorism charges, prosecutors said Wednesday night.
Nation Nov 01What we know — and what we don’t — about the New York City truck attack
Saipov "did this in the name of ISIS," police told reporters on Wednesday. The suspect had been planning the attack for weeks, police said, adding they discovered a note inside the truck, handwritten in Arabic.
Nation Mar 12Most convicted terrorists are U.S. citizens. Why does the White House say otherwise?
A dive into the data behind terrorism convictions in the U.S. since 9/11.
World Mar 03Al-Qaida number two killed by U.S. drone strike in Syria
Abu Khayr al-Masri, a 59-year-old Egyptian and a longtime top member of al-Qaida, was killed in an American drone strike in Syria, the terrorist group confirmed on Thursday.
Nation Jun 19Led Zeppelin faces copyright case for ‘Stairway to Heaven’
This week in Los Angeles federal court, a jury began hearing evidence and testimony on whether rock band Led Zeppelin may have lifted part of their iconic song, “Stairway to Heaven.” At stake is the band’s reputation and millions of…
Arts May 22Why finding Nazi-looted art is ‘a question of justice’
Holocaust survivors and their descendants have been embroiled for decades in complex legal battles for the art that once belonged to their families.
Arts Apr 3070 years on, the search continues for artwork looted by the Nazis
For many Jewish families whose artwork was stolen by the Nazis during World War II, the theft was compounded by murder in concentration camps. For the children and grandchildren of survivors, finding the missing art can be an international decades-long…
Arts Apr 03For Lucinda Williams, songwriting is ‘the life force that drives me’
One of the more distinctive voices in American music belongs to Lucinda Williams, a singer-songwriter whose body of work has struck a chord with critics and Grammy voters.
World Mar 12Conviction in first ISIS trial in the U.S. underscores foreign fighter threat
On Wednesday at the Federal District Court in Brooklyn, Tairod Pugh became the first accused ISIS supporter to be convicted by a jury trial in the U.S.