NEW YORK (Reuters) – The spring art auctions got off to a solid start on Tuesday as Christie’s sold $286 million worth of Impressionist and modern art, its best New York result in the category in four years.
LISBON (Reuters) – A record 13,000 passengers disembarked on Tuesday in the port of Lisbon from the towering hulls of cruise ships, including Cunard Line’s gigantic trio of “Queens” making a rare joint stopover in a nod to the destination’s growing popularity.
MADRID (Reuters) – For the first time, two women are now free to whack each other with swords until one of them falls down in internationally sanctioned competition. This is progress.
BERLIN (Reuters) – The elderly recluse whose Munich apartment contained a secret hoard of art masterpieces, including works looted by the Nazis from their Jewish owners during the Holocaust, has died following a heart operation, his spokesman said on Tuesday.
PARIS (Reuters) – When Alexander Lobrano looks at a map of France, menus and markets immediately spring to mind.
(Reuters) – Hawaii will no longer defend a law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman, five months after the state legalized same-sex marriage, state officials said on Monday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nancy Silverton, the California baker and chef who parlayed a passion for artisan bread into a popular pizza enterprise, was named outstanding U.S. chef of the year on Monday by the James Beard Foundation.
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – The Utah Department of Transportation has denied a petition to erect a roadside memorial at the site where hundreds of turkeys were killed last month in a tractor-trailer accident, but animal rights activists on Monday appealed that decision.