A celebrated painting by British artist David Hockney has been sold at Christie's in New York for just over $90m (£70m) - an auction record for a work by a living artist. Portrait of an Artist (Pool with
By studying Martian meteorites, scientists think they've found an explanation for ancient eruptions on the Red Planet. Most images we see of Mars make its landscape look flat and vast, but it’s actually
Paris (CNN) — Emmanuel Macron's spokesman accused Donald Trump of lacking "common decency" Wednesday after the US President blasted his French counterpart in a series of tweets following his visit to During
U.S. news A St. Louis ballerina was found dead in a lake Wednesday, two days after her car was found unattended near a lake, according to Missouri officials. Raffaella Maria Stroik's body was discovered
Katherine MacGregor, who played the antagonist character Harriet Oleson on TV's "Little House on the Prairie," has died at age 93. Her representative Tony Sears says MacGregor died Tuesday at the Motion
The FBI reported more than a 17 percent rise in hate crimes across America, officials said Tuesday — the third consecutive year the numbers have increased. The annual report showed there were 7,175 bias
Members of Congress and some in Andrew Johnson’s own Cabinet wanted him gone. They did the next best thing. The president of the United States was both a racist and a very difficult man to get along with.
It was junior prom at Baraboo High School in Wisconsin in the spring. The photographer hired for the event asked the boys to throw up a Nazi salute for some of the shots. Most of them did, enthusiastically.
Marie Wilcox is the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language spoken by a Native American tribe of less than 200 remaining members. Wilcox is creating the first Wukchumni dictionary and, in the process,
If you’re thinking about trying something different in the new year, you might consider a trip to a new destination. A number of carriers have introduced brand new routes for 2019 that will open up new
About six months ago, attendees at a Trump rally were so giddy about the president’s masterly diplomatic maneuvering in supposedly convincing North Korea to suspend testing of nuclear weapons that they
Early Monday morning, President Trump sent out tweets repeating a tired inaccuracy: that the United States pays too much to protect Europe and gets nothing in return. Trump claimed — without evidence that
The problem of how to reconcile irreconcilable values is what led to the Civil War. It hasn’t gone away. With the United States starkly divided and with many Americans asking what kind of nation we are,
Tributes are being paid to American writer and former president of Marvel Comics Stan Lee, who has died at the age of 95. In 1961, Lee created The Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics, and went on to create
The stories Hesse tells appeal to young people, because they keep faith with the powerful emotions of adolescence, which most adults forget or outgrow. “It has to be said, there are no points to be won
Editor's note: This story was originally published in October 2017 and has been republished with updated data on gun violence rates. Every fall the University of Washington produces a report comparing