https://www.theweeklyobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/pink-thubnail.jpg

U.S.

Sotheby's worldwide chairman for global jewellery David Bennett, who conducted the auction, called it a " historic sale ". The gem was eventually sold to Hong Kong jeweler Chow Tai Fook, who gave the gem a new name. Sotheby's decided the time was right to bring the diamond back to the market because of rising demand from wealthy Asian buyers. Sotheby's was then forced to buy the gem itself because it guaranteed a $60 million sale price.
  • Authorities Still Looking For Wisconsin Gun Robbery Suspect

    Authorities Still Looking For Wisconsin Gun Robbery Suspect

    U.S.

    Jakubowski has more than 150 law enforcement officers on his trail after he stole 16 high-caliber rifles and handguns from the Armageddon Gun Shop in Janesville, Wisconsin on Tuesday, NBC News reported . "This level of support is certainly appreciated during this hard and risky search", sheriff's officials said in a news release. Two updated pictures have been provided to Rock County Sheriff's Office of Jakubowski at a gas station.
  • Exchange Club Holds 53rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Exchange Club Holds 53rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    U.S.

    There will also be a face-painting station and the Easter Bunny has promised to stop by for a visit with the kids. Easter egg hunts are a spring tradition held at just about every locale imaginable. Participants are encouraged to bring their baskets and bags to gather Easter goodies. The boys variety baseball tournament starts today, April 10, and runs until Thursday, April 13.
  • Russian Federation and Syria could face 'further sanctions', Boris Johnson warns

    Russian Federation and Syria could face 'further sanctions', Boris Johnson warns

    U.S.

    As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was making the Trump administration's first official trip this week to Russia , Mr. McMaster said Moscow will have to decide whether it wanted to continue backing a "murderous regime". The Syrian civil war began after Assad forces attempted to violently quash the protests that had swept across the country as part of the Arab Spring .
  • 5 dead in Mason City crash

    5 dead in Mason City crash

    U.S.

    All were apparently in a 2007 Jeep Liberty that reportedly struck a tree and caught fire on the 400 block of Sixth Street Southwest at about 2:30 a.m. They are described as two black men, a white man and a white woman, according to the news release. Police have not released the identity of any of the victims.
  • Gorsuch Taking Supreme Court Seat After Divisive Confirmation

    Gorsuch Taking Supreme Court Seat After Divisive Confirmation

    U.S.

    Gorsuch , a conservative appeals court judge whose character and qualifications have been widely praised, especially by Republicans, will become the 101st Supreme Court associate justice . The vote brought to an end to an nearly 14-month battle over a vacancy created by the death of conservative justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016.
  • Tornado and severe thunderstorm watches announced over

    Tornado and severe thunderstorm watches announced over

    U.S.

    Storms brought heavy rain and wind to parts of south Louisiana early Monday morning, causing a tree to fall on a house in Baton Rouge. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma says tornadoes and strong winds are likely from MS to SC.
  • UK Authorities Want Access To Whatsapp

    UK Authorities Want Access To Whatsapp

    U.S.

    The 52-year-old lone attacker, Khalid Masood, used the Whatsapp messaging service just minutes before he smashed his hired vehicle into the railings at the Houses of Parliament, The Independent daily claimed on Saturday. But while saying she was "calling time on terrorists using social media as their platform", Ms Rudd also appealed for cooperation from the owners of encrypted messaging apps such as Facebook's WhatsApp, backing away from seeking to introduce new legislation.
  • Longoria breaks up Pineda's perfect-game bid in 7th

    U.S.

    But Pineda's bid for perfection ended one batter later. Stewart attended Monday's home opener at Yankee Stadium, with the team hosting the Tampa Bay Rays. Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI double in the third scored Brett Gardner , who reached on a strikeout/wild pitch, giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Both clubs were allowed unlimited challenges; it was announced in the first inning that there was a technical issue with the replay system.
  • Russian Response To Strikes Disappointing, Unsurprising: Rex Tillerson

    U.S.

    The media was gushing over Trump's decision to strike a Syrian air base on Thursday with 59 Tomahawk missiles in response to the Syrian regime's chemical weapons attack on a village. Still, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he believed that Trump didn't need to consult with Congress. Haley made clear that the first priority for the United States is still to "defeat ISIS".
  • Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts set to be awarded

    Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts set to be awarded

    U.S.

    This is the contest's 101st year. The winners were revealed Monday afternoon at Columbia University. The Pulitzer Prizes recognizes the best journalism of 2016 in newspapers, magazines and websites. The award for commentary went to Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal for columns that the judges said "connected readers to the shared virtues of Americans during one of the nation's most divisive political campaigns".