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Ciao Milan, it’s Bonjour for Paris Fashion Week

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer PARIS (AP) — Bye, New York! Ciao, Milan! Bonjour, Paris! The world’s largest traveling circus of fashion editors, models, buyers and journalists has descended on the French capital, clutching their metro maps and city guides, to cap the ready-to-wear fashion season. For spring-summer 2014-15, the dizzying 92 scheduled shows mean the nine-day “week” almost tears at the seams, with events starting early in the day and finishing later than ever at night. Continue reading

Apollo Theater to honor blues singer Billie Holiday

NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater is planning events to commemorate the 100th birthday of blues singer Billie Holiday. The legendary American jazz vocalist was born on April 17, 1915, and died in 1959 at the age of 44. Holiday performed at least two dozen times at the Apollo Continue reading

Andrew Lack in talks to return to NBC

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBC News president Andrew Lack is in talks to return to that network’s troubled news organization. An executive at NBC Universal who spoke on condition of anonymity because it was a personnel matter said Tuesday that Lack, a veteran entertainment executive who worked at NBC for a decade ending in 2003, would return in a lead role overseeing NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. Continue reading

Israel’s Netanyahu warns U.S. against Iran nuclear deal

By Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick By Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday against accepting a nuclear deal with Iran that would be a “countdown to a potential nuclear nightmare” by a country that “will always be an enemy of America”. Continue reading

Jailed Ukrainian pilot ‘may be transferred to hospital’

Moscow (AFP) – A Ukrainian airforce pilot who has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for 81 days might be transferred to a civilian hospital if her health deteriorates, the prison service said Tuesday. The statement by Russia’s prison service raised the possibility of Nadia Savchenko, who is also a member of the Ukraine parliament, being transferred from the hospital of a Moscow prison where she has been held for nearly nine months. Continue reading

Former CIA director Petraeus pleads guilty to federal charge: DOJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former CIA director and U.S. Continue reading

Game Developers Conference offers creators a sporting chance

By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the next “StarCraft” or “League of Legends” might learn a few lessons at this year’s Game Developers Conference Continue reading

3,600 people evacuated as Chile volcano erupts

By Paulina Abramovich Santiago (AFP) – A volcano in southern Chile erupted early Tuesday, spewing fiery plumes of lava into the night sky and forcing the evacuation of some 3,600 people in nearby towns. In its first major eruption in 15 years, the Villarrica volcano, one of Chile’s most active, began spewing lava and ash around 3:00 am (0600 GMT), prompting authorities to declare a red alert, the National Emergency Office said. Continue reading

Fugitive ex-U.S. spy Snowden in talks on returning home: lawyer

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government’s mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home Continue reading

Reports of Maggie Smith’s ‘Downton’ exit may be premature

LONDON (AP) — Predictions of doom for the Dowager Countess of Grantham may be premature. “Downton Abbey” publicists say Maggie Smith was misinterpreted in remarks widely reported as suggesting she will leave the TV show after its sixth season later this year. Smith told the Sunday Times newspaper that “I can’t see how (‘Downton’) could go on.” Speaking of her character, she added: “I mean, I certainly can’t keep going Continue reading