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  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Nemtsov a possible ‘sacrificial victim’ killed to destabilize Russia, investigators say MOSCOW (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western…

  • Femininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week

    MILAN (AP) — Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan. Designers are incorporating more masculine tailoring, while giving a contemporary edge to normally girly touches like bows, ruffles, lace and, yes, polka dots. Among the…

  • Spanish police arrest 9 on suspicion of selling fake art

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have broken up a gang that allegedly created and then sold fake works of art purporting to be by renowned artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Joan Miro. Officers…

  • AP PHOTOS: Germany Young Ensemble

    BERLIN (AP) — Hoping to demonstrate their posture, agility and strength, a handful of boys and more than 120 girls between ages 7 and 9 tried out for the Young Ensemble of Berlin’s Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre…

  • McIlroy lasts only 2 days in American return

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — As far as star power goes, the PGA Tour is like a fireworks show in the rain. The Phoenix Open was more high-charged than ever this year with the…

  • Bryan Cranston becomes a producer of ‘Finding Neverland’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming Broadway musical “Finding Neverland” has found a new producer to join its ranks — Bryan Cranston. Lead producer Harvey Weinstein said Friday that the Tony Award-winning former “Breaking Bad”…

  • Don’t tell Madonna: the cape is making a comeback

    MILAN (AP) — The cape is making a comeback in Milan this season — even though Madonna may have something to say about that. The pop singer took a spectacular fall when her Armani cape…

  • New York exhibits mark centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth

    NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of New York exhibits are paying homage to the centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth by displaying rare photographs and mementos, many of them from the family archive. “Sinatra: An…

  • Former All-Star 2nd baseman Bret Boone is writing a memoir

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bret Boone figures the best way to tell a baseball story is through his own family. The former Gold Glove second baseman has a deal with the Crown division of Penguin…

  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh’s capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night…

  • Miss America Organization president is stepping down

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The president of the Miss America Organization is stepping down after nearly two years at the helm. Sharon Pearce has served the group for the past nine years. She became…

  • Alan Cumming, Lena Hall heading to Cafe Carlyle this spring

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award winners Alan Cumming and Lena Hall are leaving their Broadway shows, but you can still catch them live. The Cafe Carlyle said Friday that Hall will make her debut…

  • Baltimore mayor to join cast of ‘Chicago’ on stage for night

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is getting her big break in theater, joining the cast of “Chicago, The Musical” next week at the Hippodrome Theatre. Show producers announced Rawlings-Blake will join the cast…

  • From ‘Pulp Fiction’ to Oscar meme, Travolta’s highs and lows

    NEW YORK (AP) — Since strutting onto the big screen in “Saturday Night Fever,” John Travolta has had a career marked by dramatic ups and downs, from comeback king to Internet meme. Travolta’s latest step…

  • Lights, camera, blossom! Disney films inspire floral fantasy

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lights, camera … blossom! Floral and garden designers are paying homage to Disney and Pixar films at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens Saturday with the theme “Celebrate the Movies.” Meticulously landscaped…