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  • Tony winner and Neil Simon director Gene Saks dies at 93

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Saks, a prolific actor-director who teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on hit Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as “The Odd Couple” and “Brighton…

  • Pastor in co-pilot’s German hometown says co-pilot, family ‘belong to our community’

    MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz’s hometown says the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the…

  • DreamWorks’ ‘Home’ bests ‘Get Hard’ at box office with $54M

    NEW YORK (AP) — Business was brisk at the weekend box-office, where the DreamWorks animated alien adventure “Home” beat out the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” with a resounding debut of $54 million, according…

  • Michelle Obama declares ‘Black Girls Rock!’

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing…

  • NBC News’ boss faces challenge fixing MSNBC

    NEW YORK (AP) — As he returns to run the NBC News Group, Andy Lack faces one of the same puzzles he tried to solve a decade and a half ago: how to make MSNBC…

  • Rihanna, Madonna, Taylor Swift set for iHeartRadio Awards

    Rihanna will perform her new single for the first time, Sam Smith will deliver his soulful vocals, and Taylor Swift will be in the audience dancing along in her typical awards show form. The iHeartRadio…

  • Led Zeppelin mega movie event in local theaters Monday

    WASHINGTON — If you love the music of Led Zeppelin, you know the chances of the band ever touring again seem slim. This could be the next best thing: A one night-only showing of a film — about an…

  • Russian theater director fired over Wagner opera

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner’s opera “Tannhauser” offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church. The announcement was made as several thousand…

  • Oscar-nominated Czech cameraman Miroslav Ondricek dies at 80

    PRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Ondricek, the Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for the Academy Awards, has died. He was 80. Czech public television announced Ondricek’s death Sunday, citing his son David, also…

  • Police investigate threat to BBC boss over Clarkson firing

    LONDON (AP) — British police are investigating a death threat made to the head of the BBC after the broadcaster fired “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson over an assault on a colleague. The Mail on…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    After deliberate plane crash in France, experts struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Former Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Md.; Victoria Reggie Kennedy. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Victoria Kennedy; former Rep. Patrick Kennedy,…

  • Charles Dickens’ desk to go on permanent display at museum

    LONDON (AP) — They were the best of lines, they were the worst of lines — and the desk where Charles Dickens wrote them has been saved for the British public. London’s Dickens Museum has…

  • Are you ready? 2015 Wrestlemania predictions

    WASHINGTON — It’s known as “The Showcase of the Immortals.” And this Sunday, “Wrestlemania 31″ brings yet another year of memorable matches. Earlier this week, Roman Reigns joined WTOP to discuss his main event against…

  • Jolie delivers empowerment message at Kids’ Choice Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The traditional green slime flowed at the Kids’ Choice Awards, but it was Angelina Jolie’s message of empowerment for youngsters that stuck. Jolie, who has sought to inspire women with public…