Napoleon's two-cornered hat up for grabs at French auction

Friday, 24 October 2014 19:32
PARIS (Reuters) - Rarely have a man and his hat been so linked in the collective imagination as Napoleon and his black, two-cornered hat. Next month, a "bicorne" felt hat thought to have belonged to the French emperor will be up for auction in Fontainebleau in what the auctioneer calls the "sale of a century" for fans of the legendary leader. Nearly 1,000 objects will be put on sale by auction house Osenat on Nov.
Wall St. ends lower after shooting at Canadian parliament
Friday, 24 October 2014 19:31
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 up for a fifth straight day as technology companies rallied on strong results, though weakness in Boeing weighed on the Dow. With the session's advance, which builds on a jump of about 2 percent on Tuesday, the S&P 500 is up 4.5 percent over the past five sessions, putting it on track for the biggest five-day rally since…
Second Deputy Shot in California Dies, Suspect in Custody
Friday, 24 October 2014 19:19
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Follow Live: Royals vs. Giants in World Series Game 3
Friday, 24 October 2014 19:19
Keep track of all the action during a pivotal Game 3 of the World Series, with both teams tied 1-1.
The last words she spoke to Nathan Cirillo
Friday, 24 October 2014 18:32
In Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's last moments, Barbara Winters made a point to tell him he was loved. STORY HIGHLIGHTSBarbara Winters ran to help when she heard gunshotsA photo of her kneeling over Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was heavily circulated on social mediaAlthough he was unconscious, she believes he heard her
Calif. deputy dies in rampage; 3 wounded
Friday, 24 October 2014 18:32
STORY HIGHLIGHTSDanny Oliver, 47, a 15-year officer with a wife and two daughters, is killedTwo officers in Placer County also are shot, the highway patrol saysA civilian motorist is shot during a failed carjacking"We don't know what the motive is," Sacramento County sheriff says (CNN) -- A California sheriff's deputy was fatally shot in the forehead Friday morning when he and a partner confronted a motorist in a suspicious vehicle parked at a motel, Sacramento…
Remains belong to UVA student Hannah Graham
Friday, 24 October 2014 18:32
Hannah Graham, 18, went missing in Charlottesville before dawn on September 13. (CNN) -- Human remains discovered last weekend in Albemarle County, Virginia, belong to University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Friday. Graham, 18, went missing before dawn on September 13 after being last spotted on several surveillance cameras in Charlottesville's Downtown Mall area.
New video shows shooting details
Friday, 24 October 2014 18:32
Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is believed to have communicated with extremists. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Source: Canada gunman tied to jihadists
Friday, 24 October 2014 18:32
STORY HIGHLIGHTSMichael Zehaf-Bibeauhad not had his passport revoked, as previously reportedHe was applying for one and police believe the issue could have figured into motiveThe gunman's interactions with extremists were limited, a source says There is no evidence so far that he had any "operational links" to jihadists, source says (CNN) -- The Ottawa gunman had "connections" to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to…
'Highway of Heroes': Slain Canadian Soldier Comes Home
Friday, 24 October 2014 18:19
Supporters pay tribute as the body of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo is transported in a hearse from Ottawa to Hamilton, along the Highway of Heroes in Port Hope, Ont., on Friday. The road is designated the Highway of Heroes because it is often traveled by funeral convoys for fallen Canadian Forces personnel from a major military base in Trenton to the coroner's office in Toronto. The 25-year-old reservist was gunned down as he stood ceremonial guard…


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