• Former Gibson Guitar factory alive with music

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — People who don't often make it to Kalamazoo's north side could be excused if they're puzzled by the sounds of rock ballads echoing inside the former Gibson Guitar Co. factory. It's not the ghost of Orville Gibson accompanied by a progressive band, just Jeff...

  • Robin Williams' wife, children head to court in estate fight

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate. The lawyers are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge Monday to argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the...

  • Van Gogh exhibit to feature artist's nature paintings

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — An exhibit featuring 50 paintings and drawings of nature by Vincent Van Gogh will open in western Massachusetts in June. "Van Gogh and Nature" is the first exhibit devoted to the artist's exploration of nature. It will open at the Clark Art Institute in...

  • Today in History

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Today is Friday, April 10, the 100th day of 2015. There are 265 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 10, 1925, the novel "The Great Gatsby," F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age evocation of empty materialism, shattered illusion and thwarted romance, was first...

  • Greece and its creditors still struggle with reform list

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    BRUSSELS (AP) — With its next financial deadline looming, Greece is struggling to convince its creditors it has a viable economic reform plan to unlock emergency funds and prevent the country from going bankrupt. Without outside help, Greece faces the prospect of going bankrupt in the...

  • France's Senate debates punishing prostitutes' customers

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — A French bill aimed at decriminalizing prostitutes and fining their customers is being turned upside down by the Senate, led by the conservative opposition. The bill was approved by France's Socialist-dominated lower house of Parliament in 2013 amid heated debate....

  • Kerry pizza: Savvy restaurateur cashes in on nuke talks

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Whether or not Secretary of State John Kerry succeeds at nuclear talks in Lausanne with Iran, his name will live on in this lakeside Swiss city — as a pizza. Garnished with chicken, bacon, onions and rocket salad, the "John Kerry mini-pizza" went on sale...

  • US, UK: Signs of political interference in Nigerian election

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The United States and Britain said Monday there are signs that the vote counting for Nigeria's presidential election may be subverted by "deliberate political interference." A joint statement says the countries would be "very concerned" by any attempts to...

  • New Maldives law strips ex-president of party membership

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' Parliament has passed a law that strips people serving prison sentences of their political party memberships, a rule critics say is designed to oust jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed from politics. The law was passed Monday by a 42-to-2 vote...

  • Knox's ex-beau after their acquittals: We're still friends

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox's former Italian boyfriend said Monday he needs to heal wounds inside his heart and soul, now that he and the American have been definitively acquitted of her British roommate's 2007 murder in the Italian town where all three were then students. Raffaele...

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