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Someone paid $16,000 for a sketch by President Donald Trump

1:13 pm Oct. 23, 2017

Someone has a new presidential addition to his or her art collection and paid $16,000 for it: a sketch of the Empire State Building by President Donald Trump.

Julien’s Auctions reports that a portion of proceeds from the hand-drawn work, created in “black market” and signed by Trump (before he was president), will be donated to National Public Radio. It was an item in the auction house’s biannual “Street, Contemporary & Celebrity

VIDEO: What it’s like in Puerto Rico, a month after Hurricane Maria hit

5:41 pm Oct. 17, 2017

Mark Davis of the US Fish & Wildlife Service has been in Puerto Rico for about a week as part of the agency’s disaster response efforts. He and his colleagues have been responding to various needs, such as helping to distribute water and other supplies.

Agency staff members stayed through the storm to protect endangered Puerto Rican parrots by bringing them indoors and securing them in cages in concrete cages and

Designer Donna Karan apologizes after defending Harvey Weinstein

5:19 am Oct. 10, 2017

Designer Donna Karan issued an apology of sorts after prompting outrage with comments calling disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein “wonderful” and wondering whether provocatively dressed women are “asking for it.”

In a statement released to the Hollywood Reporter and other outlets, Karan basically said she didn’t mean what she said: “I made a statement that unfortunately is not representative of how I feel or what I believe,” she said,

Trump to meet with victims, responders as Vegas plead for patience

9:43 am Oct. 4, 2017

President Donald Trump is on the way to Las Vegas, where he and First Lady Melania Trump will meet with victims of Sunday night’s deadly massacre as authorities work diligently to continue processing the scene and search for answers.

WATCH: Body-cam footage shows cops running toward danger when shooting broke out

During a Tuesday evening update, Undersheriff Kevin McMahill sounded weary as he addressed sourced reports that Paddock had

U2 cancels St. Louis concert after Friday night riots

10:51 am Sep. 16, 2017

U2 decided to cancel a concert planned for tonight in St. Louis after Friday night protests following a former police officer’s acquittal in a shooting death became violent. Former officer Jason Stockley, who is white, was found not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black. Details on the case are here.

Stockley shot and killed Smith following a high-speed chase, the Associated Press

There’s a copy of the U.S. Constitution in Savannah. It’s safe, don’t worry

4:23 pm Sep. 8, 2017

I’ve been coming to Savannah on the regular for more than 20 years but I didn’t know this: There’s a draft copy of the U.S. Constitution down here.

I’m in town this week on hurricane duty, and made the rounds to check on my husband’s relatives in between talking to folks getting ready, including those out on Tybee Island, some of whom just got finished cleaning up from Hurricane Matthew.

On the

People are hoping Hurricane Irma hits Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

7:35 am Sep. 6, 2017

Hurricanes usually have a way of pulling people together despite political or other differences. Usually.

As Irma approaches south Florida, though, we’re seeing a contingent of Twitter users actually hoping for a direct hit on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago.

MORE: $4 evacuee housing for those fleeing Irma .. but there’s a catch

People criticized and defended Joel Osteen after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston 

This three-legged dog rescued from Houston needs a