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Documentary "Fire at Sea" open at Berlin Film Festival

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:01am

The director of "Fire at Sea" — a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of asylum-seekers are arriving from lawless Libya — says he wanted "to show the tragedy that's playing out in front of our eyes ... We're all responsible."

Ai Weiwei art project in Berlin features refugee life vests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:00am

An art installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Berlin showcases thousands of used life vests by refugees from the Greek island of Lesbos.

Rock band kicks off rescheduled tour after Paris carnage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:00am

Jesse Hughes, frontman of the U.S. band whose Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan theater in Paris was stormed by Islamic extremist suicide bombers killing 89 people, says "my friends died very beautifully, they died very well, with great courage."

Conan's biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:20pm

Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom.

Cosby's lawyers try again to get his sex assault case tossed

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 3:51pm

Lawyers for Bill Cosby tried again Friday to have his criminal sex-assault case dismissed, asking an appeals court to consider whether Cosby had a binding agreement that he would never be charged.

Concert postponements for Barry Manilow after surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 3:11pm

Barry Manilow has been forced to postpone two concerts following a rough week of oral surgery.

Obama has thought about leaving White House in disguise

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 3:04pm

President Barack Obama says he's considered going out in disguise, but hasn't acted on the impulse.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:51pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine's Day massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:11pm

Written by hand, the autopsies on the seven bullet-riddled bodies vividly describe why the Valentine's Day massacre of 1929 is still considered Chicago's most infamous gangland killing.

Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum becomes dad to baby boy

Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 11:31am

Singer Charles Kelley of the country group Lady Antebellum and his wife, Cassie, announced the birth of their first child, Ward Charles Kelley.

Picture this: The Met will feature exhibit on crime photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:40am

Picture this: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is turning to crime.

Make them an offer they can't refuse: Puzo archive for sale

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:50am

Make them an offer they can't refuse and a massive collection of "The Godfather" author Mario Puzo's papers can be yours.

Ex-hunting TV show host sentenced in poaching case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:50am

A former host of a cable TV hunting show has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for his role in a poaching operation on a remote national preserve in Alaska.

George and Amal Clooney meet Merkel to discuss refugees

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:20am

Actor George Clooney and his lawyer wife Amal had a private meeting Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the crisis in Syria and Europe's efforts to help refugees.

UK police charge boyfriend in slaying of actress, children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:50am

British police say they have charged the boyfriend of a British actress with murdering her and her two young children.

New Orleans Mayor Landrieu hails Mardi Gras as a success

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 4:10am

From a decline in arrests to the number of visitors, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is hailing the Carnival season in New Orleans as a success.

Judge says Cosby wife must give deposition, but with limits

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:12pm

A federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Thursday that Bill Cosby's wife must give a deposition in a defamation lawsuit against the comedian, but said she can refuse to answer questions about private marital conversations.

Section of suburban Detroit street renamed Glenn Frey Drive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:21pm

A suburban Detroit school board has approved naming a stretch of street after the late Eagles star Glenn Frey.

Stalking defendant says he wanted Paltrow to forgive him

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:21pm

A man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow told jurors Thursday that he wanted the actress' forgiveness for bombarding her with lewd messages years ago, but a prosecutor urged the panel to see him as a calculated and crazy stalker intent on tormenting the Oscar winner.

Berlin Film Festival jury questioned over diversity

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 3:52pm

The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled Thursday in the debate about diversity in the movie industry, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Africans, really."