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De la Renta gave first ladies fashion, friendship

WASHINGTON (AP) — For America's first ladies, Oscar de la Renta was more than just a skilled artist who helped give them a dose of confidence...

Paris's Picasso museum finally reopens after renovation

A top‑level sacking, harsh words from the artist's son, delays and a huge budget overrun -- Paris's Picasso museum reopens its doors on...

Museum shows Louis Armstrong photos by friend

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his "white son," inviting him to private rehearsals, recording...

Gossip could promote personal self-discovery and growth: study

Our penchant for gossip is sometimes referred to as the root of all evil, but it can help us adapt to a...

On the road to find the world's funniest person

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli‑Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit...

Napoleon's two-cornered hat up for grabs at French auction

Rarely have a man and his hat been so linked in the collective imagination as Napoleon and his black, two‑cornered hat.

Pit bull vote aims to settle disputes over breeds

Sharee Talbot wants her dog back. For now, though, she has to drive out of town to visit Buddy because the two‑year‑old pit bull isn't...

Google executive makes record skydive from edge of space

A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere -- some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 meters high, his...

Miss Uganda contestants compete in farming

When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high‑heels would not be useful. So they...

Remains of French ship being reassembled in Texas

A frigate carrying French colonists to the New World that sank in a storm off the Texas coast more than 300 years ago is being reassembled into a display...