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This undated handout image provided by The Phillips Collection shows an infrared image of Pablo Picasso’s "The Blue Room," painted in 1901. Scientists and art experts have found a hidden painting beneath the painting. Advances in infrared imagery reveal a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand, with three rings on his fingers. Now the question that conservators at The Phillips Collection in Washington hope to answer is simply: Who is he? It’s a mystery that’s fueling new research about the 1901 painting created early in Picasso’s career while he was working in Paris at the start of his distinctive blue period of melancholy subjects. (AP Photo/The Phillips Collection)

Picasso painting reveals hidden man

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists and art experts finally know what’s beneath one of Pablo Picasso’s first masterpieces, “The Blue Room,” using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a hidden portrait of a bow-tied man with […]


Window-washers rescued after platform collapses

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Three window-washers were pulled to safety Friday after the platform they were working on at a New Orleans high-rise gave way, leaving them dangling on safety harnesses for about 20 minutes […]


Germany's Nicole Fessel, left, and United States' Sadie Bjornsen ski on the finish straight during the women's 10K classical-style cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Fun in the sun for Sochi athletes (Photos)

An Olympic skier competes wearing a tank top. Bare-chested spectators cheer on Canada during the men’s ski slopestyle qualifier. Construction workers dress after taking a dip in the Black Sea. Is this Sochi or SoCal? […]


Ashley Wagner of the United States blows a kiss to spectators as she waits for her results after competing in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)

Olympians bestow Sochi smooches

Their fans, their teammates, their significant others — even their medals. Winter Olympians have bestowed Sochi smooches on all of them. Here’s a look at athletes puckering up at the 2014 Olympics. Copyright 2014 The […]


FILE - In this Jan. 17, 1994 file photo, the Santa Monica Freeway has split and collapsed over La Cienega Boulevard following the Northridge quake in the predawn hours. The Jan. 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake caused death and destruction over a wide area of Southern California. While the state has made strides in retrofitting freeways and hospitals, work remains to strengthen concrete buildings and housing with underground parking. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)

Northridge Earthquake anniversary (PHOTO GALLERY)

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – It was 20 years ago today that Southern Californians were jolted out of their sleep by the magnitude-6.7 Northridge Earthquake, and several events will be held to look back on the […]


People watch and photograph enormous waves as they break on Porthcawl Harbour, South Wales, Monday Jan. 6, 2014.  Residents along Britain's coasts braced for more flooding as strong winds, rain and high tides lashed the country. (AP Photo/PA, Ben Birchall, File)

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People watch and photograph enormous waves as they break on Porthcawl Harbour, South Wales, Monday Jan. 6, 2014. Residents along Britain’s coasts braced for more flooding as strong winds, rain and high tides lashed the […]


Fireworks explode at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of 2014 in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Revelers around the world ring in 2014

From huge street parties and fireworks displays in Sydney and Jakarta, to quiet moments of prayer in a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, people are welcoming in 2014. Here’s a gallery of images from New Year’s […]


In this Jan. 4, 2013, photo provided by the Holmes family, Tammy Holmes, second from left, and her grandchildren, two-year-old Charlotte Walker, left, four-year-old Esther Walker, third from left, nine-year-old Liam Walker, eleven-year-old Matilda, second from right, and six-year-old Caleb Walker, right, take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages near-by  in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, Australia. The family credits God with their survival from the fire that destroyed around 90 homes in Dunalley. (AP Photo/Holmes Family, Tim Holmes, File)

AP’s Top 10 photos of 2013

How to sum up an entire year of news in just 10 photos? The very notion is daunting when we consider that the AP’s award-winning team of hundreds of staff photographers, freelancers and photo editors […]


Sept. 17, 2013: Musician Linda Ronstadt in New York to promote the release of her memoir "Simple Dreams." (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel headed to Rock Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat […]


Two boys walk past a mural depicting former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Alexandra township in Johannesburg, South Africa, in this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

PHOTOS: Art honoring Mandela around the world

(AP) – Colorful murals of Nelson Mandela by an Indian artist adorn walls in the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town. A snow-dusted bronze likeness stands with arms outstretched in London’s Parliament Square. South Africa’s […]




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