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Serbia gives award to 2019 Nobel Literature winner Handke

May. 09, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Sunday honored 2019 Nobel Literature Prize winner Peter Handke, who is known for his apologist views over Serbia's nationalist policies and Serb war crimes during the 1990s wars in the Balkans. The Austrian novelist and screenwriter...

Florida school halts use of book about a Black boy's killing

May. 09, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board is halting the use of a fictional book about a Black boy who is killed by a white officer after a police union complained to the school district that is anti-police “propaganda.” The South Florida Sun-Sentinel ...

Famed German architect Jahn killed in Illinois bike accident

May. 09, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Helmut Jahn, a prominent German architect who designed an Illinois state government building and worked on the design of the FBI headquarters in Washington, was killed when two vehicles struck the bicycle he was riding outside Chicago. Jahn, 81, was...

Queen's cousin accused of willingness to sell Kremlin access

May. 09, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An investigative report by British media said Sunday that Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, was willing to use his royal status for personal profit and to seek favors from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The undercover investigation...

Elon Musk shows humility and hubris as 'SNL' host

May. 09, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

Elon Musk showed a combination of humility and hubris as he opened his highly anticipated hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live.” The 49-year-old Tesla CEO, SpaceX founder and one of the world’s richest men opened his monologue by mocking his monotonal speaking style,...

Movie crews return to Tybee Island after pandemic pause

May. 09, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Movie crews are returning to Georgia’s largest public beach for the first time since the coronavirus forced a long pause between productions. Filmmakers used Tybee Island as a backdrop last month to film scenes for a Korean War movie titled...

Vax Live concert raises $302 million, exceeds vaccine goal

May. 09, 2021 02:25 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Global Citizen fundraising concert advocating the importance of vaccine equity has pulled in $302 million, exceeding the goal for the organization’s campaign. Global Citizen announced Saturday that the funds raised helped procure more than 26...

Tawny Kitaen, star of '80s rock music videos, dies at 59

May. 08, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tawny Kitaen, the sultry red-haired actress who appeared in rock music videos during the heyday of MTV and starred opposite Tom Hanks in the 1984 comedy “Bachelor Party,” has died. She was 59. The Orange County coroner’s office said...

Lloyd Price, singer and early rock influence, dies at 88

May. 08, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lloyd Price, an early rock ’n roll star and enduring maverick whose hits included such up-tempo favorites as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Personality” and the semi-forbidden “Stagger Lee,” has died. He was 88. Price died Monday...

NFL star Rob Gronkowski gives $1.2M to renovate playground

May. 08, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An aging playground in Boston will be getting a major upgrade through a $1.2 million donation from NFL star Rob Gronkowski. The former New England Patriot returned to Boston on Friday to deliver a check for the renovation of the Charlesbank Playground on...