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Visitors to Christie's wait outside in a line to view Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi", Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in New York. The painting is expected to sell at auction for $100 million on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Leonardo da Vinci’s Christ painting sells for record $450M

- Associated Press

A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.

In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, a building is demolished on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan) ** FILE **

U.S. tightens restrictions on travel, trade with Cuba

- The Washington Times

The Trump administration announced stronger restriction on trade and travel with Cuba, further rolling back former President Barack Obama’s normalization of relations with the communist country just 90 miles from U.S. shores.

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What's new for ski season in New York State

- Associated Press

New York is home to 51 ski resorts, the most of any state in the nation, and its three state-run ski areas have undergone several upgrades since last season.

NYC launches new tourism campaign: True York City

- Associated Press

The tourism agency NYC & Company on Monday launched a new campaign called "True York City" designed to promote iconic attractions as well as unique experiences, neighborhoods and local businesses.

Ice Alaska scraps 2018 World Ice Art Championships

Associated Press

The board of Ice Alaska has canceled the 2018 World Ice Art Championships, citing the loss of sponsors and the challenges of rebuilding after a 2016 fire that destroyed the main building of the Ice Alaska Ice Park.

Pieces of once-mighty NY bridge get new life in rural towns

- Associated Press

Steel and concrete panels that were once part of a mighty bridge that carried 50 million vehicles a year across the Hudson River north of New York City will find new life spanning streams along sleepy country roads.

Backers hope Route 66 historic designation can drive tourism

- Associated Press

Anyone who doubts the lure of Route 66 should talk to Winslow Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Hall, who said that capitalizing on the historic highway was key to revitalization of the historic downtown.