DUBAI – Christie’s will offer King Farouk of Egypt’s personalized Patek Philippe Reference 1518 in its upcoming Dubai watch auction on March 23. It carries a pre-sale estimate of $400,000-800,000. Around 180 watches will be on public view from March 19 through 23, the day of the auction.
BOSTON (AP) – A man’s portrait has hung for years outside the chambers of the chief justice on Massachusetts’ highest court. The problem? No one knows who he is.
It’s a mystery that has stumped officials at the Supreme Judicial Court for more than a decade. Now they’re turning to the public for help in cracking the case of the unknown justice.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia officials are revealing plans for Thursday’s Super Bowl parade and say fans should expect some dramatic surprises along the five-mile route — and free subway rides all day.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Authorities in Tanzania plan an auction of 3.5 tons of hippo teeth next week, drawing criticism from conservation groups who say the sale could encourage increased killing of the vulnerable species for its body parts.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia’s iconic Rocky statue could be forced to sport New England Patriots colors thanks to a Super Bowl wager with the Massachusetts hometown of heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon’s second headquarters. But many of them will not disclose the tax breaks or other financial incentives they are offering the online giant.
DALLAS (AP) – Animal rights groups are calling on the U.S. government to block a Texas businessman from importing the carcass of an endangered black rhinoceros from Africa. Read more
PARIS (AP) – Looking for fabulous sightseeing, strolling and shopping to ring in the new year? Paris has got you covered. Or maybe you’re simply…thirsty. No problem. Whether you fancy Champagne on New Year’s Eve atop the Eiffel Tower or New Year’s Day coffee at a sidewalk cafe, here are five ways to raise a toast, Parisian style.
ATLANTA (AP) – There will be a new site this year for Atlanta’s New Year’s Eve Peach Drop, one of several large events planned across the South, organizers say.