The Trump administration is forging ahead with an overhaul of airport security, brushing aside criticism that the president is squandering resources on a border wall while the much-maligned Transportation Security Administration bungles its job.
On the centennial of the death of Auguste Rodin (1849-1917), museums worldwide are featuring special exhibitions paying homage to the “father of modern sculpture.” Stateside, Philadelphia museums are rolling out several exhibits in tribute to the French master.
From re-smoothing rumpled snow to dressing walkways with perfectly imperfect fallen leaves, much goes into creating a soothing - and orderly and secure - rustic mountain retreat for U.S. presidents.
President Trump’s original travel ban was disastrously implemented, the Homeland Security inspector general said in a new memo to Congress on Monday that concluded department employees illegally tried to prevent some people from the affected countries from even getting on planes to reach the U.S., despite court orders to the contrary.
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.