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The Latest: 'When They See Us' star wept at Emmy nomination

Jul. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 12:44 p.m. Actor Jharrel Jerome of "When They See Us" says he cried so much when he learned of his Emmy nomination that you would have thought he had lost a family member. Jerome told The Associated Press that it "was just pure joy...

Beyoncé and docs on R. Kelly, Michael Jackson get Emmy nods

Jul. 16, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé's "Homecoming" film has scored six Emmy nominations, while documentaries on Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the disastrous Fyre Festival also picked up nominations. With Netflix's "Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé," the pop star personally earned four of the six nominations...

Party-goers evacuated after fire erupts on Croatia island

Jul. 16, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Thousands of people have been evacuated from a festival area on a Croatian island after a fire broke out in a nearby forested area. Croatian police say that the fire took hold early on Tuesday close to the beach clubs where the festival was taking place. A statement says no one has...

Taste of the Tour: Garlic soup in Toulouse-Lautrec country

Jul. 15, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

ALBI, France (AP) — Terrible timing: Wout van Aert, the Belgian winner of Monday's stage at the Tour de France, just missed the garlic harvest in Lautrec, and he was a few weeks too early for next month's garlic festival. Stage 10 through the golden corn fields of south-central France to Albi brought the...

Pamplona festival ends with 3 gorings in final bull run

Jul. 14, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A bull broke from the pack and gored two Australians and a Spaniard during Sunday's final bull run of this year's San Fermin festival, health officials from the northern Spanish city of Pamplona said. That took the number of gorings to eight for the eight bull runs that provide a...

Chug chug! Moxie, the polarizing soda, is being celebrated

Jul. 13, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

LIBSON, Maine (AP) — One Maine town is showing its moxie this weekend. The Moxie Festival dedicated to the quirky soda gets underway in earnest Saturday with a parade, music and a chugging contest in Lisbon. The creator of the quirky beverage was a Maine native, Dr. Augustin Thompson, whose brew was...

No gorings in fastest bull run at Pamplona in 2019

Jul. 13, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The seventh bull run of this year's San Fermin festival took place Saturday without any of the runners being gored, health authorities in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona said. The mad dash of six bulls with hundreds of runners wearing the traditional outfit with a red sash...

California exhibit paints Ed Hardy as artist, tattoo pioneer

Jul. 12, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When people hear the name Ed Hardy, they likely think of the flashy, tiger- and skull-emblazoned clothing that rocketed to popularity in the 2000s, appearing on the likes of Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and cast members from the reality TV show "Jersey Shore." Others recognize Hardy as...

Doughnuts with filling syringes nixed from Minnesota fair

Jul. 12, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Doughnuts with a side of syringes have been nixed from the Minnesota State Fair after the offering was roundly criticized. Last month fair officials announced the new foods that would be available at this year's event, including doughnut holes that came with three syringes of...

1 gored, 5 injured in race with bulls at Pamplona festival

Jul. 12, 2019 4:07 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A man was gored and five other people injured in the sixth bull run of the 2019 San Fermin festival Friday, officials in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona said. Regional hospital spokesman Tomás Belzunegui said the man was gored in his left leg early in the run as one bull...