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Finding the beauty in America's mundanity

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:48
Stephen Shore's remarkable career started early. Born in New York in 1947, he was given his first photography set at six. When he was 14, the trailblazing fashion photographer Edward Steichen -- then a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York -- purchased three of his photos. By 17, he was a regular at Andy Warhol's infamous Factory, photographing the artist and the eccentric personalities who surrounded him.

Startup builds flying taxis you can order on an app

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:22
A flying taxi that you can order through an app? This German company plans to make that a reality in the next six years.

Intimate photos of Royal Ballet dancers

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:51
In 2004, London-born photographer Mary McCartney enjoyed six months of unrestricted access to the Royal Ballet, capturing young dancers from the corps as they prepared backstage at the Royal Opera House, relaxed at home and enjoyed the city's nightlife. These intimate portraits of an all-consuming art form comprise McCartney's celebrated ballet-behind-the-scenes photo series "Off Pointe."

Warren Buffett reveals a $900 million stake in Amazon

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:56
Warren Buffett revealed how much his stake in Amazon is worth: more than $900 million.

Carmakers are taking keyless entry to the next level

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:11
Smartphones have largely replaced cameras, newspapers, books, and personal stereos. Next up: Car keys.

Ex-ETA leader arrested after 16 years on run

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:09
The former political leader of the Basque separatist group ETA has been arrested in France after more than 16 years on the run, Spanish officials said Thursday.

Top fashion houses ban models under 18

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:59
Gucci, Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen are among leading fashion brands who have pledged to work only with models aged over 18.

Sudanese forces storm barricades at sit-in demo

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:08
At least nine people have been injured at a pro-democracy sit-in in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, eyewitnesses say, as violence continued in the country in the wake of the removal of President Omar al-Bashir.

1 in 7 babies is born underweight

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 22:31
Over 20 million babies around the world -- about 1 out of every 7 -- were born underweight in 2015, a slight improvement over rates in 2000 but not enough to meet goals and prevent global health consequences, according to a new study.

Usain Bolt on becoming a startup co-founder

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 21:46
Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt explains why he believes his e-scooter company Bolt Mobility will succeed despite intense competition and major regulatory hurdles.

Welcome to the last days of Theresa May

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 21:06

Hershey's changes look of its candy bar for first time

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 19:26
Hershey's century-and-a-quarter-old chocolate bar design is getting a very modern makeover.

Prince Charles has opened a bed and breakfast

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:58
Now you can stay at a B&B opened by none other than Prince Charles. It's the Granary Lodge on the grounds of the Castle of Mey in northern Scotland.

US citizen in Austria? Help is at McDonald's

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:03
Lost your passport in Austria? In need of assistance? If you're a US citizen, there's a new way to deal with common travel problems.

Four killed in ambush on Catholic parade

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:13
Four people were killed and a statue of the Virgin Mary was destroyed in an attack on parishioners during a religious procession in Burkina Faso, church officials told CNN on Wednesday.

Virtual kidnappings are rattling families across the US

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:00
"I have your son and I'm going to f*ck him up," a voice on the other side of the phone said.

Tencent is finding ways to beat its gaming slump

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:05
Financial services and cloud computing are helping Tencent overcome a slump in its gaming business.