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Mrs. Ireland named new Mrs. World after on-stage fracas

Apr. 21, 2021 05:52 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Kate Schneider from Ireland has been named the new Mrs. World after the reigning titleholder resigned following an on-stage fracas in which she pulled the crown off the head of the winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty pageant, organizers said. ...

Public art display in Nashville promotes social justice

Apr. 21, 2021 04:38 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A large-scale public artwork composed of giant sheets of jute sacks will be on display at Fisk University through May 31 as part of an initiative to promote social justice. Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama’s display includes the sacks used in...

Queen Elizabeth marking 95th birthday in low-key fashion

Apr. 21, 2021 04:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 95th birthday in a low-key fashion at Windsor Castle, just days after the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip. Some members of the royal family are expected to be with the queen on Wednesday. Her birthday falls within...

New Zealand remembers Prince Philip at national service

Apr. 21, 2021 03:29 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prince Philip was remembered in New Zealand on Wednesday as frank, engaging and willing to meet people from all walks of life during his 14 visits to the country. New Zealand lowered its flags and held a national memorial service for...

Prince fans headed to Paisley Park five years after death

Apr. 21, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Paisley Park, where Prince lived and worked, will welcome back a select 1,400 fans Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of his death from inside his creative sanctuary. The sprawling studio's atrium will be opened to those who rushed for one...

Floyd's hometown exalts in verdict but tempers expectations

Apr. 21, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The streets of Houston’s Third Ward, a historically black neighborhood where George Floyd grew up, echoed with screams filled with the word “justice” in the moments after former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder. “We...

Globes group ousts member over his Black Lives Matter email

Apr. 20, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former president of the organization that hosts the Golden Globes has been dropped from the group’s board after sending an email that called Black Lives Matter a “hate movement.” The Hollywood Foreign Press Association board said in an email...

Carter scores first with Pittsburgh in 7-6 win over Devils

Apr. 20, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins can play dazzling hockey at times. They can also occasionally flirt with disaster. They managed to do both in a 7-6 victory over New Jersey on Tuesday that started as a blowout before stunningly turning into something far more harrowing. ...

For George Floyd, a complicated life and consequential death

Apr. 20, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Years before a bystander’s video of George Floyd’s last moments turned his name into a global cry for justice, Floyd trained a camera on himself. “I just want to speak to you all real quick,” Floyd says in one video, addressing the young men in...

Through the media covering Chauvin case, a collective pause

Apr. 20, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With a collective nervous energy, millions of people paused in front of television sets or other screens Tuesday for a verdict in the case that for nearly a year has exposed the raw nerve of racial relations in America. Three times they heard a Minnesota...