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Warhol painting could set record for artist

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Records are meant to be broken, and they were with remarkable speed at Christie's auction house on Tuesday night.

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'Challenger Disaster' TV film stars William Hurt

NEW YORK (AP) — The watching world was horrified when, on Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded over Cape Canaveral, Fla., just seconds after liftoff. Seven crew members, including beloved Teacher-In-Space Christa McAuliffe, lost their lives and the manned space program was dealt a nearly mortal blow.

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The latest on deaths, damage in Philippine typhoon

Here are the latest casualty figures and damage reports from the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. All figures are preliminary and based on national and regional government officials and media reports.

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US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

For decades, if you asked your doctor what your odds were of suffering a heart attack, the answer would turn on a number: your cholesterol level.

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Smithsonian makes push in 3D imaging of artifacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — With most of its 137 million objects kept behind the scenes or in a faraway museum, the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more of its massive collection accessible to schools, researchers and the public worldwide.

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Francis Bacon artwork sets auction record in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1969 painting by Francis Bacon set a world record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction and a sculpture by Jeff Koons broke a world auction record for a living artist at a Manhattan sale on Tuesday.

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Toronto's City Council seeks to isolate the mayor

TORONTO (AP) — Cries of "shame" rose up as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford walked up to the podium to honor war veterans. One World War II veteran refused to shake his hand, calling him a "druggie." Unfazed, Ford declared to a supporter moments later, "I'm not going anywhere." The next day, he was signing bobblehead dolls of himself at City Hall to raise money for charity.

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UN says Afghan opium production hits record high

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's opium production surged this year to record levels, despite international efforts over the past decade to wean the country off the narcotics trade, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.N.'s drug control agency.

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