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Comedian appears headed for landslide victory in Ukraine

Apr. 21, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV appeared poised to reprise the role in real life when an exit poll showed him winning Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday in a landslide. Results from the exit poll after voting stations closed showed...

Fognini realizes boyhood dream to win Monte Carlo Masters

Apr. 21, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — On the clay courts where he once practiced as a youth with big dreams, Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his erratic career by beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final. The local lad from nearby San Remo, a 40-minute drive away along the Mediterranean coast...

The Latest: Comic vows not to let Ukraine down as president

Apr. 21, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's presidential runoff: (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is promising his country's people he won't disappoint them. Zelenskiy said after a poll of voters in a runoff election Sunday suggested his overwhelming victory that his...

Philanthropist Smith, actor Bassett honored at Morehouse

Apr. 21, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The program for Morehouse College's 135th annual commencement exercises featured a keynote address by investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith, as well as other figures in business, academia and the arts. A release from the university says Academy Award-nominated actor Angela Bassett was...

LA man wounded alongside Nipsey Hussle released from custody

Apr. 21, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man arrested on a parole violation after being wounded in the Los Angeles shooting that killed Nipsey Hussle has been released from jail. Kerry Lathan had been in custody since being shot March 31 along with the rapper. KABC-TV reports Lathan walked out of LA's Men's...

University of New Mexico revamps film program amid demand

Apr. 21, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has revamped its film and digital arts program amid the demand of film and television productions in the state. The school announced this month it will offer new degree plans in the Department of Film and Digital Arts that will allow students to focus...

'The Curse of La Llorona' reigns over weekend box office

Apr. 21, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Curse of La Llorona" (yuh-ROH'-nuh) had only good fortune at the box office. The Warner Bros. horror film based on a Mexican legend about a woman who murdered her children and wanders the world looking for them brought in $26.5 million as the weekend's top film. It ended the...

An exit poll from Ukraine's presidential election shows comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy winning with 73% of the vote

Apr. 21, 2019 1:05 PM EDT
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An exit poll from Ukraine's presidential election shows comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy winning with 73% of the vote.

Michelle Branch, Black Keys' Patrick Carney tie the knot

Apr. 21, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys are married. The Grammy-winning musicians tied the knot Saturday at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans in front of close friends and family, a representative for Carney told The Associated Press on Sunday. Among those attending the...

Kansas City sculptor help place Harry Truman in US Capitol

Apr. 21, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City artist has been selected to create statue of former President Harry Truman for display in the U.S. Capitol. Sculptor Tom Corbin was chosen by Truman's family and former and current board members of the Truman Library Institute to produce a statue of the country's 33rd...