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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian leaders are blasting the Eurovision Song Contest for preventing their flag from being flown during the event this month. Palestinian official Saeb Erekat voiced his dismay in a letter to Jean-Paul Philippot, the head of the European...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thunderstorms forced the cancellation of Saturday's late acts at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, including scheduled appearances by Stevie Wonder, rapper Snoop Dogg, Beck and others. Overcast skies turned to rain around 3 p.m. but that didn't stop...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees is denouncing his faith in his latest music video. The lead singer of the Provo-based band released the video Friday for a single titled "Trash...
NEW YORK (AP) — Cowabunga, dudes! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are New York City's official family ambassadors for 2016. The city's tourism agency, NYC & Company, has announced that the sewer-dwelling reptiles will star in ads to encourage families to explore New York...
NEW YORK (AP) — "Live with Kelly and Michael" host Kelly Ripa emerged from her brief "strike" this past week on stronger footing, having extracted an apology from Walt Disney Co. officials for giving her little advanced word that her co-host Michael Strahan was leaving for "Good...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden is celebrating King Carl XVI Gustaf's 70th birthday with a service in the palace chapel attended by his family and royal visitors from Japan, Spain, the Netherlands and Denmark, among others. Outdoor pomp and celebrations for Sweden's monarch in the past...
BANGKOK (AP) — The ferris wheel at a newly opened dinosaur theme park in Bangkok caught fire on Saturday, but the park said no one was on it at the time, and no injuries were reported. The fire broke out following an afternoon thunderstorm in the Thai capital. "At the time of...
LONDON (AP) — Bettors looking for a wager with a fancifully high payoff last fall could have gone into their local betting shop in England and risked a bit of cash on the proposition that Elvis Presley would be found alive and well. Or they could have placed their money on a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are celebrating International Jazz Day a day early with a concert at the White House. Borrowing a line from trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie, who ran for president in 1964, Obama says he intends to turn the...