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Source: The Guradian

Dutch museums discover 170 artworks stolen by Nazis

Wednesday 15:27 GMT

A project to return artworks stolen from Jewish families by the Nazi regime and its collaborators has discovered 170 such pieces in Dutch museums, including a painting in the royal collection.

In 2015, the Dutch royal family returned a painting by Joris van der Haagen that had been bought by Queen Juliana from a Dutch art dealer in 1960 without her knowing its history, according to the royals. The palace’s investigation into tens of thousands of artworks in the House of Orange’s collection brought to light convincing evidence that the owner of the van der Haagen painting, depicting a view of Huis ten Bosch Palace, had been forced to hand it over to a Nazi bank, Lippmann, Rosenthal & Co, in Amsterdam.

Source: Common Domain

Is There a Cure for My Dog’s Bad Breath?

Wednesday 15:27 GMT

More often than not, a dog’s bad breath comes from periodontal disease, tooth decay or a continuing lack of dental care, he says.

The term “dog breath” has long been associated with a stinky odor emanating from the mouth—not just of canines, but also of humans. But halitosis isn’t normal for dogs.

Source: The Guradian

'I believed love could cure cancer': how grief sent Steve Perry on a new Journey

Wednesday 15:27 GMT

Don’t Stop Believin’, a monster hit in the US on its release in 1981 and since championed on the TV show Glee, has been so unavoidable in the past few years that you wouldn’t guess Perry has largely been silent for 20 years, since he left Journey once and for all.

The result is Traces, an album of slick, album-oriented rock that sounds as if Perry had not taken 20 years off and for which – keeping his promise to Nash – he is putting himself out into the world, doing interviews in numbers he never did with Journey, when he was zealous about guarding his privacy.

Source: Common Domain

The Battle Over Kavanaugh Takes Confirmation Process to New Low

08-Oct-2018

“One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock bottom,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine), whose support for the judge ensured he had the votes for confirmation.

In a city famous for partisanship, senators on both sides agree on one thing: The Brett Kavanaugh proceedings made the already-fraught process of confirming judges much worse. Republicans and Democrats have felt more emboldened in recent years to oppose each other’s nominees as the focus has shifted from credentials to potential implications, such as what a nominee would mean for abortion, civil rights and government regulation, longtime participants in the process say.

Source: CBS News

Brett Kavanaugh hears first arguments as Supreme Court justice

Wednesday 20:03 GMT

Following weeks of contentious debate over sexual assault allegations, Tuesday marked Brett Kavanaugh's first full day as associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation, the Associated Press reports.

Source: Common Domain

5 Mood-Lifting Museums

Sunday 05:10 GMT

From New York to San Francisco, these colorful, whimsical exhibits are happy hunting grounds for everyone, especially those with Instagram accounts

Pools of sprinkles, confetti domes, a digital cheese cave—you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking the Museum of Ice Cream, the Museum of Pizza and other similarly frothy exhibits popping up in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York were attractions aimed at children.

Source: CBS News

What happened at Studio 54 is still an "embarrassment" for co-founder Ian Schrager

Saturday 17:15 GMT

It started at the door, where crowds were kept behind a velvet rope and doormen lifted it only for the famous, the outrageous, the beautiful and the unusual.

Agents uncovered the club's financial records, which included "payouts" for drugs and, as prosecutor Peter Sudler recalls in the film, one column that was labeled "skim." "So that you had a daily record of everything that they took in and what they took out as skim and didn't report," Sudler said.

Source: Washington Post

A supermodel recalls the glorious decade when no one cared if you gained a few pounds

Saturday 17:15 GMT

Discovered at a Staten Island hot dog stand, she came to fashion after the waifish Twiggy of the 1960s and before the supermodel Amazons of the 1980s.

Patti Hansen began her storied career in the pages of Glamour magazine when she was just a teenage model — a freckled-face blonde with long legs and good bone structure. She eventually graduated to Vogue, to iconic Calvin Klein advertisements and ultimately, the pages of pop-culture history.

Source: Global News

Busy Philipps says James Franco assaulted her on set of ‘Freaks and Geeks’

Tuesday 20:02 GMT

Busy Philipps claims that her Freaks and Geeks co-star James Franco was a “bully” and assaulted her on the set of the 1999 TV series while they were filming a scene.

READ MORE: Alison Brie addresses sexual misconduct allegations against brother-in-law James Franco. “He grabbed both my arms and screamed in my face, ‘DON’T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!’” Philipps writes in her book. In an excerpt from her upcoming memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, Philipps says the scene required her character to gently hit Franco in his chest during their dialogue together.

Source: Common Domain

Logistics Report: Korea’s Shipping Aid; Holiday Inventory Games; Bakken Crude Comes Back

Wednesday 15:27 GMT

The government will provide some $5 billion in new state aid for container shipping line Hyundai Merchant Marine, the WSJ’s Costas Paris writes, backing that will help the carrier finance a big order for mega-ships that will be built at the country’s shipyards.

The aid will give Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Samsung Heavy Industries Co. and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. work while other orders have dried up and ship operators are anxious to rein back capacity expansion.

Source: Common Domain

Sears would be a brand that has ‘no value’ if it files for bankruptcy

Wednesday 19:07 GMT

If Sears Holdings Corp. files for bankruptcy, which many retail watchers expect it will, the company will be left with a brand that has “no value,” according to Chuck Tatelbaum, director at the law firm Tripp Scott.

The SPDR S&P Retail ETF XRT, -1.55%   is up nearly 17% for the last 12 months, the Amplify Online Retail ETF IBUY, -4.06%   has gained 23.3%, and the S&P 500 index SPX, -2.09%   is up 10.7% for the period.

Source: Common Domain

Hunting in Tanzania the Way Our Earliest Ancestors Did

Tuesday 20:02 GMT

Richard Grant is the author of“Dispatches From Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta” (Simon & Schuster). Writer Richard Grant, armed with bow and arrow, stalks baboons with one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa

The way they live, roaming the land, hunting and gathering, sheltering under rocks, is how our earliest ancestors existed 200,000 years ago. The headman was a strikingly handsome, muscular man, wearing a beaded antelope hide tied over one shoulder, a pair of denim shorts and tire-tread sandals.

Source: DW

Bundesliga: Markus Weinzierl named new Stuttgart boss

Tuesday 11:48 GMT

Tayfun Korkut only took charge in January and initially impressed, leading a relegation-threatened team to seventh place before extending his contract in June and leaving win a win percentage of 45. . Weinzierl will become the Swabians' eleventh coach in the last five years and welcomes unbeaten league leaders Borussia Dortmund in his first match in charge on October 20, after the international break.

Source: The Guradian

America's first robot farm replaces humans with 'incredibly intelligent' machines

Tuesday 11:48 GMT

America’s first autonomous robot farm launched last week, in the hopes that artificial intelligence (AI) can remake an industry facing a serious labor shortage and pressure to produce more crops.

“Angus”, which the Iron Ox co-founder Brandon Alexander described as “incredibly intelligent” and like a self-driving car (he gushed about being “very proud of it”), is a 1,000lb machine that moves around the farm, sensing and lifting, and transporting grow modules to the processing area.

Source: The Guradian

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie accepts PEN Pinter prize with call to speak out

Tuesday 20:02 GMT

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has spoken out about the responsibility of authors to engage with politics and “call a lie a lie”, as she accepted the PEN Pinter prize on Tuesday evening. Awarded to an outstanding writer who shows “the real truth of our lives and our societies” with their work, the prize went this year to the Nigerian novelist who judges described as “sophisticated beyond measure in her understanding of gender, race, and global inequality”.

Source: CBS News

The mystery of Jamal Khashoggi

Monday 03:19 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Trump Visits Hurricane-Torn Florida, Offers Praise and Support

Monday 19:07 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Meghan and Harry’s baby will not automatically be a prince or princess. Here’s why.

Monday 16:21 GMT
Source: DW

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Australia for Pacific tour

Monday 10:51 GMT
Source: Fox News

Jamal Khashoggi search: Turkey, Saudi Arabia to conduct joint ‘inspection’ of consulate as activist last seen nearly 2 weeks ago

Monday 19:07 GMT
Source: CBS News

Sears closing these 142 stores in bankruptcy filing and liquidation sale

Monday 20:58 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Warren releases DNA test suggesting distant Native American ancestor

Monday 19:07 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump signs landmark music bill: what to know

Sunday 19:59 GMT
Source: DW

Ukrainian church wins independence battle against Moscow Patriarchate

Friday 18:13 GMT
Source: CBS News

Credit cards are hiking rates, but cutting fees

Wednesday 21:52 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Drew Brees’s Shortcut to Breaking Peyton Manning’s Passing Record

Tuesday 01:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Average Home Price in Brooklyn Breaks $1M Threshold for the First Time

Friday 11:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Music Piracy Remains a Problem in the Spotify Era

Wednesday 20:58 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Security Systems for a Smart Home

Wednesday 10:52 GMT

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