Nazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to go on saleLONDON (AP) ? A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner's heirs is going on auction.
Private equity fund buying Cincinnati-based Frisch'sCINCINNATI (AP) ? Frisch's Big Boy restaurants are being sold to a private equity fund, the company announced Friday, which will end family operation of the Cincinnati-based chain that dates to a 1939 drive-thru.
Mali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 TuaregsBAMAKO, Mali (AP) ? Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country's north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday.
Army removes WWII bomb near London's Wembley Stadium
IS tightens grip on Iraq-Syria border in jihadist surge
The Islamic State group consolidated its control of the Iraq-Syria border Friday after capturing an Iraqi provincial capital and a famed Syrian heritage site in an offensive that has forced a review of US strategy. The jihadists, who now control roughly half of Syria, reinforced their self-declared transfrontier "caliphate" by seizing Syria's Al-Tanaf crossing on the Damascus-Baghdad highway late Thursday. It was the last regime-held border crossing with Iraq.
Dutch govt eyes limited ban on face-covering clothingTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) ? The Dutch government announced plans Friday to introduce a limited ban on "face-covering clothing," widely interpreted as a new attempt to outlaw burqas, the head-to-toe Islamic robe worn by only a few hundred women in this European nation of 17 million.
Poland presidential vote could bring return to turbulence
Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths
WASHINGTON (AP) ? U.S. marshals and police tracked down and arrested a dangerous ex-convict and five others, bringing a sudden and safe ending to a multistate manhunt in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper, authorities said Friday.
Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) ? Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end a half-century-old conflict.
Time on my side, says ageless Serena
Serena Williams says that at 33 she believes that time is still on her side for her to set a new all-time record of Grand Slam singles title wins. The American bagged her 19th title at the Australian Open in January. With Wimbledon and the US Open to follow it could be that the French Open, played on clay, her least favourite surface, could be the main obstacle in the way of her becoming just the fourth women to complete the calendar Grand Slam.