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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...

Thierry Mugler presents 'Les Exceptions' high-end perfume collection

At a time when every perfume brand seeks to stand out from the crowd, Thierry Mugler may have found the...

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...

Gold nugget found in California finds secret buyer

One of the largest gold nuggets in modern times pulled from Northern California's historic Gold Country has sold to a secret buyer.

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...

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.

Custom urns courtesy of company's 3-D printer

A Minnesota startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold.

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...

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...

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.