Purple and gold lights will flicker off the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign beginning Wednesday morning to pay tribute to the nine victims killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, including Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter Gianna, Clark County officials said.

CIREGLIO, Italy — As Americans mourned NBA legend Kobe Bryant on Monday, fans and friends in Italy remembered a lesser-known chapter in his life when he played in their streets as a boy while his father competed in the local basketball league.

LONDON — Terry Jones, one of the British Monty Python comedy team and director of religious satire “Life of Brian,” has died at the age of 77 after a long battle with dementia, his family said on Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES — Universal’s “Dolittle” and “1917” found out what “Bad Boys” will do when they come for you at the box office. Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life,” the third entry in the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-led series, beat expectations and towered over the competition during the Martin Luthe…