• Oklahoma features briefs, May 24

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Features briefs, May 24

  • BC-SD--South Dakota News Digest 3 pm, SD

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    EDITORS: Adds weekend exchange stories slugged "EXCHANGE-PIERRE HEIR" and "EXCHANGE-RAPID CITY SIGNS" Here's a look at AP's general news coverage in South Dakota at 1:30 p.m. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Kevin Burbach is on the desk. This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. TOP STORY: INDIAN CHILD WELFARE RAPID C

  • BC-MA--Massachusetts News Digest 2 pm, MA

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or apboston@ap.org. Phil Marcelo is on the desk. AP-New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

  • BC-RI--Rhode Island News Digest 2 pm, RI

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Rhode Island. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to AP Providence at 401-274-2270, or approvidence@ap.org. Phil Marcelo is on the desk. AP-New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. AP Providence correspondent Michelle R. Smith can be reached at 401-274-2270, mrsmith@ap.org. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

  • AP-ND--North Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, ND

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Here's a look at AP's general news coverage in North Dakota at 1:30 p.m. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Kevin Burbach is on the desk. This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

  • Artist captures Bakken's life, landscape in 25 paintings

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    More than two dozen paintings that depict life and landscape during different seasons in the heart of North Dakota's oil boom, including workers operating machinery, a train loaded with shale crude and pickup trucks lined up outside a church, will be showcased for the first time next month. The paintings by Minneapolis artist Joe Burns document the changes brought by the modern-day gold rush for the newly available riches of northwest North Dakota. Burns took his easel and a camera to Williston for about 30 days in 2014, doing some painting on site and taking pictures of people he would later paint on canvases at his studio.

  • Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture closer to reality

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The 100,000 or so artifacts earmarked for the would-be Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture have for several years been neatly tucked away in numerous boxes at the state's history center in Oklahoma City. While historians pined for the day when they'd be able to show off all the films, recordings, art and other memorabilia, critics assailed the proposal as a vanity project that would never get off the ground. Now, the OKPOP museum in Tulsa has a heartbeat. House lawmakers approved a $25 million bond issue for the museum Friday, one day after it failed by seven votes. The bill calls for the construction of a 75,000-square-foot, four-story building that is expected to open in late 2018.

  • New England Aquarium offers original paintings by seals

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — An original Matisse or Rembrandt may be worth millions, but the New England Aquarium is hoping visitors prefer an original painting by another kind of artist: seals. The aquarium is offering a "Paint With the Seals" experience for visitors to watch as an Atlantic harbor seal paints a custom piece of art using a specially adapted brush and flicks of its head or flipper. Visitors will stand beside a trainer while a seal uses three paint colors to create an original painting. The animal encounter is offered Mondays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. The cost is $150 per person for a large painting plus aquarium admission, or $135 for members. Small paintings cost $100 plus admission, or $90 for members. The experienc

  • BC-MN--Minnesota News Digest 6 pm, MN

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Minnesota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to (800) 552-7250 or (612) 332-2727. News editor Doug Glass can be reached at those numbers or dglass@ap.org. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. TOP STORIES: MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE-DEMOCRATS DIVIDED ST. PAUL, Minn. — All eyes heading into this year's legislative session were on new House Speaker Kurt Daudt, a relative political rookie tasked with holding together 71

  • Venice officials shut down mosque-inside-church art exhibit

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    MILAN (AP) — Authorities in Venice on Friday closed a working mosque in an ex-church that was Iceland's contribution to the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair on the grounds that it was being improperly used as a place of worship. Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Buechel's exhibit inside a former Roman Catholic Church creating the first mosque ever in the historic center of Venice sparked controversy from the outset. The chairman of the Icelandic Art Center, which commissioned the project, complained that Venetian authorities "have tried to prevent its realization rather than assist in making it possible," under the claim "that the Icelandic Pavilion is not art." "Perhaps most disappointingly, the administration of

  • Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity schmoozing, glamorous fashions, musical performances and the frequent banging of the auction hammer, the French Riviera's annual star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody. But, importantly, Thursday's celebrity auction in Cap d'Antibes, at the luxurious Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc, raised in excess of $30 million for the fight against AIDS, a cause for which Elizabeth Taylor, one of the organization's founders, fought until her death in 2011.

  • Art world descends on Cuba for a month amid surging interest

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    HAVANA (AP) — A surge in interest in all things Cuban is extending to paintings and sculpture, with U.S. art collectors and dealers descending on Havana for a monthlong exhibition amid expectations that art prices will rise because of the detente between the former Cold War rivals. The event known as the Biennial, or the Bienal in Spanish, was opening Friday with works by artists from 40 countries at museums, galleries and outdoor spaces around Cuba's capital. But most of the attention is on the works of native-born artists, especially for the legions of foreign collectors and dealers who have been filling hotels and restaurants in recent days. It is taking place at a historic moment in U.S.-Cuba relations.

  • Nazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to go on sale

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner's heirs is going on auction. Max Liebermann's "Two Riders on a Beach" was discovered in 2012 in the long-hidden art trove hoarded by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. Gurlitt died last year and the painting was one of the first from his trove to be released back to the heirs of their rightful owners. The oil painting will go on auction in London on June 24, when it is estimated to sell for up to $850,000, Sotheby's said Friday. David Toren, the great-nephew of the painting's original owner, businessman David Friedmann, said he and other heirs have decided to sell the painting so it can "pass into a new phase of

  • Here come the judges as 'AGT' returns for its 10th season

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — "They keep telling people it's the 10th anniversary. But it's the fourth season, as far as I'm concerned," says Howard Stern, who joined "America's Got Talent" as a judge in 2012. That's what you'd expect Howard to say. But quickly he adds that with "AGT" launching what everyone but Stern would consider its 10th season (Tuesday at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC), he's having a ball with fellow judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B. "I may be the most important judge in the history of the world, but secretly I'll tell you, I'm glad they're there," he confides during a recent interview.

  • Dutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures crafted for Adolf Hitler, as more details emerged Friday about an amazing trove of Nazi-era art seized by authorities this week. Arthur Brand provided tips to German detectives who made the stunning discovery in a series of coordinated raids, capping a long investigation into illegal art trafficking. Berlin police spokesman Michael Gassen, who confirmed authorities worked with Brand, said so far some 100 tons of art has been loaded onto trucks in the southwestern spa town of Bad Duerkheim where they were found in warehouses.

  • BC-AP News Digest 3:55 am

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. Corrects keyword to EUROVISION-AUSTRALIAN WILDCARD; adds two Sports entries. ------------------- NEW & DEVELOPING ------------------- IRELAND-GAY MARRIAGE — Ireland votes on whether to permit gay marriage despite Catholic Church opposition. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing; polls close at 6 p.m., results expected Saturday. --------------- ONLY ON AP --------------- DEM 2016-CLINTON-TAX BREAKS — As first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed planned tax breaks for private foundations and wealthy donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations fo

  • Berlin art show pairs impressionist, expressionist paintings

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — Camille Pissarro's famous "Boulevard Montmartre at Night" shows a brightly illuminated avenue in Paris — the city lights turned into gentle dabs of oil paint. Next to the French impressionist's 1897 work is a painting by German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner from 1912 depicting a Berlin street scene in flashy yellow, blue and black — the broad brush stokes clearly visible. Both masterpieces are featured in "Impressionism - Expressionism: Art at a Turning Point," a Berlin exhibition which opens Friday at the city's Alte Nationalgalerie museum. "In general people think of art history as linear, that first impressionism came and then expressionism as a reaction.

  • Despite stormy weather, Memorial Day weekend events are planned across Oklahoma

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The eighth Music & Mayhem Festival has been canceled due to flooding at Oklahoma’s Lake Eufaula, but many other music events, arts festivals and military service member salutes across the state are planned to go ahead during the holiday weekend that marks the unofficial start to summer.

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    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

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  • AP-TX--Texas News Digest 5 pm, TX

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Good afternoon! Here's a look at AP's general news coverage in Texas at this hour. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Dallas bureau at 972-991-2100 or, in Texas, 800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org. Terry Wallace is on the desk. A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central. — UPDATES Waco Shooting-Charges-Q&A. — UPDATES Waco Shooting. — ADDS Waco Shooting-The Latest. — UPDATES Religious Objections-Texas. — ADDS Prison




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