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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Super Bowl week that had gone so smoothly for the Big Easy suddenly turned bizarre when everyone was watching. The lights went out on the biggest game of the year. Just imagine the uproar if Baltimore had lost.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For a Super Bowl with so many story lines, this game came up with quite a twist. Try a blackout that turned a blowout into a shootout — capped by a brilliant defensive stand.
LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's oldest anarchist publishers says its east London bookshop has been firebombed. Freedom Press — set up more than 100 years ago — said Friday that no one was injured in the overnight fire, but that its shop and electrics "have been seriously damaged." The publisher said on its Twitter page that it doesn't know who is responsible for the blaze.
ROME (AP) — Producers of a documentary that takes a sharply critical view of the political, economic and social trends in Italy in recent decades are protesting they are victims of censorship after the culture ministry blocked the film's Italian debut during the run-up to elections. "Girlfriend in a Coma" is billed as a documentary on "the decline" of Italy written by Bill Emmott, former editor of the Economist, and Italian journalist Annalisa Piras.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Clarkson says she's extremely happy she's nominated for three Grammy Awards, but there's something else the pop singer is more thrilled about: her recent engagement. "I couldn't even find someone to go on a date with that I enjoyed their company. Like, it was just rough," she said in a recent interview. "You don't see it coming. And it sounds cheesy and it sounds like a movie, but it is that though. One day you'll meet them and everything will change."
PARIS (AP) — In London, the paparazzi hunt in packs, as David Beckham and other celebrities know well. When Beckham moved to Los Angeles, high-speed road chases by photographers were the norm until a Hollywood star became governor and set a few ground rules. The Parisians — soon to have the star in their midst, playing for soccer club Paris-Saint Germain — catch their prey from a distance, equipped with long lenses all the better to see you with. Three different cities, all feeding a public hungry for celebrities in their own ways.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News President Steve Capus, who presided over years of strong ratings at the news division but was hurt by the downfall of the "Today" show, said Friday that he was resigning. He was a longtime producer for Brian Williams before being appointed by Jeff Zucker, at the time chief of NBC Universal, to run the news division on the week that Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — While state and federal politicians consider changes to gun laws, a group of Minnesota lawmakers want to improve mental health care in schools. Sen. Kathy Sheran unveiled a bill Friday that would give schools an extra $10 million over the next two years to bring in mental health specialists. The bill would also provide more training to mental health professionals handling psychotic episodes, and resources for earlier treatment of teens experiencing a crisis.
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of protesters denouncing Egypt's Islamist president marched on his palace in Cairo on Friday, clashing with security forces firing tear gas and water cannons in the eighth day of the country's wave of political violence.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo Beer Co. officials say they have sealed the deal on a brewery in the city their product is named for. Company spokesman Aaron Hill says the lease for the building officially begins on March 10. The brewery will be located at 610 North University Drive in downtown Fargo. The company is currently brewing its beer at Sand Creek Brewery in Black River Falls, Wis. The product is then shipped to North Dakota and sold at taverns in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., area.