MOSCOW (AP) — Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others widely referred to as political prisoners will not be freed in Russia's upcoming amnesty.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives arrested a teenager Thursday accused of stealing some wreckage from the Porsche that "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was in when he died in a crash, and a second suspect was planning to turn himself in, authorities said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan's sunburst Fender Stratocaster made rock history when he played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Now it is again set to make news when it goes on the auction block, where it could sell for half a million dollars.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives arrested a teenager Thursday accused of stealing some wreckage from the Porsche that "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker rode in when he died in a crash, and a second suspect was planning to turn himself in, authorities said.
LONDON (AP) — Television cook and author Nigella Lawson on Thursday accused lawyers for two former assistants of treating her like a suspect rather than a witness, as she again denied allegations of heavy drug use.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Phil Collins, the former Genesis drummer whose earnest ballads made him a star in the 1980s, is penning songs again. Although he dreads the idea of extended touring because it would take him away from his five children, Collins says he has missed the creativity of music since he retired in 2010.
NEW YORK (AP) — With a flick of the switch, a 76-foot Norway Spruce officially became the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree after it was illuminated for the first time this holiday season in a ceremony that's been held since 1933.
Morgan Freeman, who played Nelson Mandela in the Oscar-nominated film "Invictus" after being chosen by the icon himself as his favored actor, hailed the late South African leader Thursday as a "giant" of the 20th century. "Nelson Mandela was a man of incomparable honor, unconquerable strength, and unyielding resolve---a saint to many, a hero to all who treasure liberty, freedom and the dignity of humankind," he added. Idris Elba, praised for his title role in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," said: "What an honor it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world.
With its tales of infidelity, backstabbing and money-grabbing, "Lekki Wives" has become one of the most talked-about television programmes in Nigeria. But the edgy portrayal of life in one of Lagos' newest suburbs is far from imagined -- and a sharp turn for an entertainment industry long shaped by outlandish plots and, at times, supernatural storylines. She wanted to show how Nigeria's so-called economic boom has brought untold riches to a lucky few but left life unchanged for most. With Africa's biggest population and largest oil industry, Nigeria has averaged more than seven percent economic growth over the last decade, among the highest rates in the world.