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  • Review: ‘Rule of Four’ author thrills with Vatican mystery

    “The Fifth Gospel” (Simon & Schuster), by Ian Caldwell The curator of a groundbreaking exhibit at the Vatican dies mysteriously hours before its premiere. Within hours, his research partner’s family becomes victim to a home…

  • Review: Maggie Barbieri’s ‘Lies That Bind’ lacks impact

    “Lies That Blind” (Minotaur Books), by Maggie Barbieri Family relationships can be complicated, tangled up with love, loyalty and support in the best situations and, in the worst cases, hostility, resentment and revenge. While secrets…

  • Veronica Roth working on new series; 1st book due in 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown. “The Divergent” author is set to write a new two-book series, HarperCollins Children’s Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The books currently are…

  • Review: Author explores failure of her marriage

    “Leaving Before the Rains Come” (Penguin Press), by Alexandra Fuller In her new memoir, Alexandra Fuller reveals that she wrote nine novels before her agent said her writing was solid but she lacked a compelling…

  • Pollution documentary attracts huge interest in China

    BEIJING (AP) — A slick new documentary on China’s environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water…

  • Theater Review: ‘Abundance’ is a tragicomic look at Old West

    NEW YORK (AP) — In sagas about the American Wild West, pioneers were brave and true-hearted cowboys and homesteaders tamed the savage land while their womenfolk happily tended hearth and family. Playwright Beth Henley provided…

  • Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan

    MILAN (AP) — Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo’s early Mother’s Day present to…

  • Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan

    MILAN (AP) — Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo’s early Mother’s Day present to…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Thousands to march in Moscow to mourn slain veteran Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands are expected to march through central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing has…

  • 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…