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    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico’s circus owners’ association says his group’s animals may die or be put down because of a ban on animal acts in circuses. Armando Cedeno said new laws…

  • Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles dies at 88

    NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Maysles, the revolutionary documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer nonfiction movies by turning a keenly observant eye on both the famous and the ordinary in films like “Gimme Shelter” and “Grey…

  • No booze during ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ showings, Idaho says

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho authorities are telling movie theaters serving alcohol that they can’t provide drinks during showings of the erotic blockbuster “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The Idaho State Police’s Alcohol Beverage Control has…

  • Witness: Hernandez DNA matched cigarette butt at crime scene

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez’s DNA was found on a cigarette butt at the scene of a murder near his home, a crime lab scientist testified Friday. Hernandez…

  • Hans Zimmer on scoring TV boxing show; playing with Pharrell

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is known for powerful scores for such films as “Inception,” ”Gladiator” and “The Dark Night.” Now he’s hoping to knock people out with music for the small…

  • Kanye West and Lorde make unlikely musical duo at Dior

    PARIS (AP) — Kanye West swapped the newly-blond Kim Kardashian for a brunette at Dior on Friday, confusing some photographers into thinking momentarily that his wife had dyed her hair back to its natural color.…

  • Peter Max still living the colorful, pop-art vibe he created

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you haven’t seen one of Peter Max’s paintings or drawings today, chances are you haven’t opened your eyes yet. Since he charged onto the pop-art stage a half-century ago, the…

  • Jaguars re-sign exclusive rights free agent Ryan Davis

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed exclusive rights free agent defensive end Ryan Davis. Davis had a career-high 6 ½ sacks last season, proving to be the team’s most versatile pass rusher.…

  • Harrison Ford’s love of flight marked by mishaps, service

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evildoers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford finds his answer in a pilot’s license and the freedom to…

  • For boxing’s ‘other guys,’ a prime-time opportunity

    Boxing is about to put on its richest fight ever. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao can attract hundreds of millions of dollars, but the superlatives of their planned May bout don’t reflect the state of…

  • 10 emerging writers each receive $50,000 prize

    NEW YORK (AP) — Four poets and three fiction writers are among the winners of a $50,000 prize given to emerging artists of exceptional promise. On Friday, the Whiting Foundation announced 10 recipients of the…

  • Jury resumes deliberations in ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has resumed deliberations in a copyright infringement case in which Marvin Gaye’s family claims the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” copied their father’s music. The eight-person panel resumed deliberations Friday…

  • Bus-Riding Dog Inspires Children’s Book

    (SEATTLE) — A black Labrador who rides Seattle buses on her own motivated a class of Colorado sixth graders to write a children’s book from the dog’s perspective. The 2-year-old dog named Eclipse made headlines…

  • Greek ultra-right lawmaker cleared over TV talk show slap

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a Nazi-inspired Greek party was acquitted Friday of a charge stemming from an attack on two female left-wing colleagues during a live TV talk show. An Athens court…

  • Fox’s Kelly, author Sandberg agree: Do laundry, guys

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly and “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg agree: Chore play can work at home. Sandberg, who wrote the working women’s manifesto, was talking with Kelly on…