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Royal praise for Dutch singer's victory at flashy Eurovision

May. 19, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch royal family and prime minister are leading an unusual outpouring of praise for the 25-year-old singer who brought the Netherlands its first victory in the Eurovision song contest since the 1970s. Duncan Laurence beat out over-the-top, camp-filled performances from across Europe...

Blame it on Bieber: Iceland canyon too popular with visitors

May. 19, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

FJADRÁRGLJÚFUR, Iceland (AP) — A large sign warns motorists that Iceland's Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more...

Country star Travis Tritt's tour bus involved in fatal wreck

May. 18, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Country music star Travis Tritt says his tour bus was "sideswiped" in a multi-vehicle crash that left two people dead in South Carolina. News outlets report the crash occurred early Saturday on Highway 22 in Horry County. One person suffered minor injuries. Tritt tweeted that his tour...

The Netherlands wins Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv

May. 18, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv Saturday, with Duncan Laurence's doleful piano ballad "Arcade" crowned champion of Europe's annual music extravaganza. The 25-year-old was tapped as an early front-runner before the Grand Final but was only ranked...

The Latest: Netherlands wins 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

May. 18, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local): 2:00 a.m. The Netherlands is the winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Duncan Laurence's doleful piano ballad "Arcade" was tapped as an early front-runner before Saturday's Grand Final. But it had...

The Netherlands wins the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with Duncan Laurence's piano ballad "Arcade"

May. 18, 2019 7:16 PM EDT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Netherlands wins the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with Duncan Laurence's piano ballad "Arcade" .

Actor-comedian Sammy Shore, father of Pauly, dies at 92

May. 18, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92. Through a spokeswoman, Shore's family said he died at his Las Vegas home surrounded by family. He was the father of actor-comedian Pauly Shore. Shore's nearly seven-decade career stretched...

Review: Egerton glitters in glossy, conventional 'Rocketman'

May. 18, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

Whatever you say about Dexter Fletcher's glossy, glittering Elton John blinged-out biopic "Rocketman ," a shiny sequin of a movie, it doesn't lack for sparkle. Like its flamboyant subject, it's a movie outfitted to the nines in dazzle and verve, even if it's gotten all dressed up with nowhere to go but the most...

As Uganda targets a pop star rival, media under pressure

May. 18, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Until recently the Ugandan pop star and opposition figure known as Bobi Wine could count on news crews trailing him. As his popularity grew in the past year, his activities were increasingly covered live by broadcasters satisfying public interest in his anti-government movement known...

Herman Wouk, a consummate writer until the end, dies at 103

May. 17, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk was a prize-winning, million-selling author never quite in fashion. He was a religious Jew among secular peers, a respecter of authority in a field of rebels. He didn't brag like Norman Mailer and was spared the demons driving the madness of Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint."...