- Shakespeare First Folio fetches $2.75 million at auction Updated: May-25-16 1:02 pm
LONDON - A set of the first four editions of William Shakespeare's plays - dubbed the "Holy Grail of publishing" by Christie's auction house - sold Wednesday for almost 2.5 million pounds ($3.68 million).
- Late Cornell professor's Nobel Prize medal to be auctioned Updated: May-25-16 7:26 am
ITHACA, New York - An 18-karat gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to former Cornell University physicist Kenneth Wilson in 1982 is being sold at auction by his estate.
- Terry Redlin remembered as conservationist, artist, hunter Updated: May-23-16 12:27 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - In the early 1980s a little-known artist who painted scenes full of ducks, geese, deer and pheasants donated an original work to his local Ducks Unlimited banquet as an auction item.
- Lady Gaga's childhood piano doesn't sell at auction Updated: May-21-16 7:32 pm
NEW YORK - Lady Gaga's childhood piano, which she used to write her first song at age 5, didn't hit a high note at an auction in New York.
- Pages astronauts followed to land on moon sell for $175,000 Updated: May-20-16 5:36 pm
DALLAS - Three pages with the step-by-step computer procedures that U.S. astronauts followed to land the Apollo 11 lunar module on the moon's surface in 1969 have sold at auction for $175,000.
- Johnny Ramone's guitar sold at auction to his widow Updated: May-20-16 1:28 pm
BOSTON - The custom-made guitar punk rocker Johnny Ramone traded to a friend more than three decades ago is back in the loving arms of his family.
- Diego Rivera painting sells privately for $15.7 million Updated: May-20-16 11:35 am
NEW YORK - A Diego Rivera painting has sold privately for $15.7 million, setting a world record price for any Latin American work of art, Phillips auction house said Friday.
- Georgia O'Keeffe painting fetches $12.9M at NYC auction Updated: May-19-16 5:53 pm
NEW YORK - A monumental painting by Georgia O'Keeffe that can be viewed horizontally or vertically sold for $12.9 million at a New York City auction.
- Oil and gas company founded by Aubrey McClendon to close Updated: May-18-16 11:09 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - American Energy Partners, the Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas company founded by the late energy tycoon Aubrey McClendon, is shutting down.
- Record crushed, diamond intact: Oppenheimer Blue draws $58M Updated: May-18-16 5:38 pm
GENEVA - The "Oppenheimer Blue" diamond sold Wednesday for more than 56.8 million Swiss francs ($57.6 million) including fees, crushing the previous record for the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction.
- Historic 1493 letter on Columbus voyage is returned to Italy Updated: May-18-16 9:54 am
ROME - The U.S. has returned to Italy a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen from a Florence library and unwittingly acquired by the Library of Congress.
- 1886 Winchester rifle sells for $1.2 million at auction Updated: May-15-16 11:42 am
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - An 1886 Winchester rifle that once belonged to a man who helped capture Apache leader Geronimo has sold for $1.2 million at an auction.
- Lock of hair from Thomas Jefferson auctioned for $6,875 Updated: May-15-16 11:31 am
DALLAS - A lock of hair from Thomas Jefferson has sold at auction in Texas for $6,875, nearly 190 years after the former president died.
- Stamps issued when Hawaii was kingdom going to auction Updated: May-15-16 10:28 am
NEW YORK - A collection of historic postage stamps issued when Hawaii was a kingdom is expected to fetch at least $2 million at auction.
- The Latest: Sen. Bob Bennett remembered in Salt Lake City Updated: May-14-16 5:18 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Latest on the funeral for former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett (all times local):
- 600 marijuana plants seized in Ellicott City home Updated: May-13-16 3:02 pm
ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland - Howard County police say officers have seized more than 600 marijuana plants from an Ellicott City home in what they say is the largest indoor marijuana growing operation discovered in the county.
- Frida Kahlo fetches record $8M for artist at NYC auction Updated: May-12-16 9:12 pm
NEW YORK - A painting by Frida Kahlo set a new auction record for the Mexican painter when it sold for $8 million at Christie's sale of impressionist and modern art Thursday night.
- The Latest: Kahlo work sets auction record for artist Updated: May-12-16 8:43 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on Christie's sale of impressionist and modern art (all times local):
- Francis Bacon, Cy Twombly artworks highlight Sotheby's sale Updated: May-11-16 8:49 pm
NEW YORK - A Francis Bacon double-panel self-portrait and a Cy Twombly "Blackboard" painting executed in blue - both in private collections for decades - were the highlights of Sotheby's auction of contemporary art on Wednesday.
- The Latest: Francis Bacon, Twombly artworks fetch $71M in NY Updated: May-11-16 8:29 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on Sotheby's contemporary art sale (all times local):
- Online retailer buys Basquiat painting for record $57.3M Updated: May-11-16 6:18 pm
NEW YORK - A Japanese online retailer is the buyer of a self-portrait by Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) that sold for a world auction record of $57.3 million in New York City.
- Video shows officer shooting patrol car with suspect inside Updated: May-11-16 2:49 pm
LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas police officer shot several times into a patrol car with a carjacking suspect at the wheel, before the car nearly hit the officer and crashed with sparks flying through an apartment complex gate in a bid to escape, according to police accounts and security video.
- Basquiat sets artist record at Christie's sale at $57.3M Updated: May-10-16 9:34 pm
NEW YORK - A monumental self-portrait by Jean-Michael Basquiat set a world auction record for the artist at $57.3 million Tuesday evening at a Christie's contemporary art sale.
- The Latest: Basquiat sells for $57.3M at Christie's sale Updated: May-10-16 9:18 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on a Christie's contemporary art sale Tuesday evening in New York City: (all times local):
- Brighton Boulevard: A hipster Denver 'hood in the making Updated: May-10-16 1:59 pm
DENVER - A busy street connecting downtown Denver to the interstate, roaring with trucks and running alongside railroad tracks, might not sound like a trendy neighborhood in the making. But now's the time to visit Brighton Boulevard before it begins to look too much like any hipster street in any other city. It offers a close connection to Denver's gritty roots, as well a glimpse of what's coming, along with eateries, entertainment and more.