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  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama celebrates India’s Republic Day

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama’s experience at India’s Republic Day celebration may have felt a little like his two presidential inaugurations. He watched the two-hour parade of military hardware, marching bands and elaborately…

  • ‘March: Book Two’ shows all sides of civil rights movement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring a young John Lewis into the civil rights movement. Fifty-years later, the Georgia Democratic congressman is hoping graphic novels about his life…

  • Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday’s pageant…

  • AP NewsAlert

    MIAMI (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega crowned Miss Universe; Miss USA Nia Sanchez named runnerup.

  • Sundance Watch: ‘Cobain’ premieres, women talk Hollywood

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here’s what they’ve seen and heard: ____ AMATEUR PORN SPOTLIGHTED IN ‘HOT GIRLS…

  • Salma Hayek leads Saint Laurent menswear finale

    PARIS (AP) — Fashion royalty Salma Hayek — the Academy Award-nominated wife of the luxury heir François-Henri Pinault — led the front row pack at Saint Laurent, the highlight of the Paris menswear shows on…

  • Swiss Guard’s cookbook reveals Vatican culinary treats

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — If an army travels on its stomach, what does the world’s smallest army eat? A chef who serves in the Swiss Guards, David Geisser, is shedding light on the culinary tastes…

  • TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted…

  • ‘Racing Extinction’ documentary a call to save the planet

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — It’s not too late to save the planet, but documentarian Louis Psihoyos says the time is now. The filmmaker behind 2009’s Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” returns to the natural environment…

  • Celebrities gasp at Dior’s hidden orchestra in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — From behind a black curtain in the central catwalk, fashion powerhouse Dior pulled a surprise on its guests in unveiling a concealed orchestra at the start of the Paris menswear show. “Matrix”…

  • American University Museum features ‘Locally Sourced’ art

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American University Museum is opening new winter exhibits, including a display of “Locally Sourced” art from community supported art programs in six cities. The exhibit “Locally Sourced” opened Saturday featuring more…

  • Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Cervantes’ remains

    MADRID (AP) — Forensic experts began excavating graves and examining bones Saturday in a tiny chapel in Madrid, hoping to solve the centuries-old mystery of exactly where the great Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was…

  • Sister of ‘Mockingbird’ author leaves books to famed writer

    MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The late sister of “To Kill A Mockingbird” author Harper Lee, Alabama attorney and church leader Alice Lee, is leaving books and other personal items to the famed writer. Alice Lee’s…

  • Galliano missing at Margiela, with Paris tense after terror

    PARIS (AP) — Friday’s Paris fashion shows seemed less about who attended — like F1 racer Lewis Hamilton at Givenchy or singer Bryan Ferry at Berluti — as who did not attend. John Galliano, fashion’s…

  • Children’s TV activist Peggy Charren dies at 86

    BOSTON (AP) — Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children’s Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children’s programming, has died. She was 86. Charren, who had vascular dementia, died…