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Carrie Underwood becomes a mom, gives birth to a boy

Carrie Underwood tweets baby news after giving birth to a boy
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Carrie Underwood is a new mom, and like all proud parents, she's showing him off in a photo.

The multiplatinum country singer gave birth to Isaiah Michael Fisher on Friday, and on Tuesday, she announced it to the world on Twitter. She posted a picture of Isaiah, showing his tiny hand and a bit of his mouth.

He's the first child for Underwood, 31, and her husband, Mike Fisher, who plays for the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators.

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Game Developers Conference offers creators a sporting chance

Game Developers Conference offers video game creators a sporting chance
Derrik J. Lang, The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO - 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.

Game Developers Conference offers creators a sporting chance

Game Developers Conference offers video game creators a sporting chance
Derrik J. Lang, The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO - 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.

AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

AP PHOTOS: A gallery of top AP pictures from Europe-Africa for week of Feb. 23-March 1, 2015
The Associated Press

LONDON - As the war between Russia-backed separatists and the Ukraine government still raged in eastern Ukraine, another shocking news story involving Russia developed last week: the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on a bridge in Moscow.

Russian police have promised a full investigation into the midnight shooting of Nemtsov in central Moscow. Hundreds paid their respects with flowers where he was gunned down.

Artist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's dress

Artist: Former President Bill Clinton's museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's blue dress
Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia artist has disclosed that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress.

Nelson Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News that a shadow beside Clinton is a literal reference to the dress and a symbolic nod to the shadow the affair cast on his presidency.

Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

Prosecutors ask to tell jury about Florida shooting involving ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez
Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend's shooting in Florida, saying it contradicts the argument his defence team has presented: He would not shoot a friend.

Oscar-winning director: Poles should see 'Ida" not debate it

Director of Oscar-winning 'Ida" wants Poles to see it before saying it is anti-Polish
The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland - The director of "Ida," the Polish movie that won this year's Oscar for best foreign film, said Monday that Poles should see it before calling it anti-Polish.

"Ida" premiered in Poland in 2013, but attracted little attention despite winning best picture in Poland's main movie festival.

Now the Oscar and a slew of other international awards have generated intense debate about whether it's unpatriotic, a charge levelled by right-wing politicians.

Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan

Real-life moms and a pregnant model walk for Dolce&Gabbana's tribute to mothers in Milan
Colleen Barry, The Associated Press

MILAN - 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 women, a collection dedicated to moms.

Elsewhere around Milan, the 1970s got a revival by the young design team Au Jour Le Jour, Missoni reached out for a younger audience and Giorgio Armani launched what may become his "It" bag.

Woman convicted in ex-Penn hoops star's death gets treatment

Wife found guilty but mentally ill in slaying of ex-Penn hoops star to get hospital treatment
The Associated Press

MEDIA, Pa. - The wife of a former University of Pennsylvania basketball standout found guilty but mentally ill in his stabbing death may soon be paroled to the state mental hospital for treatment.

Maria Garcia-Pellon, 54, could have been sentenced to 25 years in prison on the voluntary manslaughter conviction in the February 2013 stabbing death of 55-year-old Matthew White in their Nether Providence home.

Woman convicted in ex-Penn hoops star's death gets treatment

Wife found guilty but mentally ill in slaying of ex-Penn hoops star to get hospital treatment
The Associated Press

MEDIA, Pa. - The wife of a former University of Pennsylvania basketball standout found guilty but mentally ill in his stabbing death may soon be paroled to the state mental hospital for treatment.

Maria Garcia-Pellon, 54, could have been sentenced to 25 years in prison on the voluntary manslaughter conviction in the February 2013 stabbing death of 55-year-old Matthew White in their Nether Providence home.

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