In the news
■ Barack Obama, the former president, took his daughter Malia to a Broadway show in New York, where they saw a revival of Arthur Miller’s The Price, which stars Danny DeVito and Mark Ruffalo.
■ Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, tweeted a photo of her with Mickey and Minnie Mouse at the Eiffel Tower to “celebrate the attractiveness” of the French capital, in response to President Donald Trump’s speech at a political conference, in which he said his friend “Jim” had stopped his regular travel to the city because of terror attacks that have struck the city.
■ President Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe, formally celebrated his 93rd birthday with a speech in the country’s Matopo Hills, proclaiming his “mission” and “mandate” as Zimbabwe’s leader.
■ Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, won 95 percent of the delegate vote at her Christian Democratic Union party’s convention, allowing her to run for re-election in the country’s parliamentary balloting this fall.
■ Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, the son of boxer Muhammad Ali, was detained for about two hours at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and questioned by immigration officials about his Muslim faith, the family lawyer said, calling the incident a case of Islamic profiling.
■ Jennifer Garner, the actress, addressed the National Governors Association in Washington, telling of how her childhood years “surrounded by generational, rural poverty” in West Virginia inspired her to advocate for early-childhood education for kids of low-income families.
■ Juan David Pemberty, 25, of Medellin, Colombia, has opened a bar dedicated to Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer players who were killed in November in a plane crash outside the city, where they were to play in an international tournament.
■ Michael Peterson, 73, a novelist convicted of murder in 2003 but granted a new trial in the death of his wife, Kathleen, whose body was found at the base of the stairs in their North Carolina home, agreed to a plea deal that allows him to maintain his innocence while acknowledging there’s enough evidence to convict him of manslaughter.