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  • Eurovision Song Contest is back, ready to defy the pandemic

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Pounding beats? Check. Uplifting lyrics? Check. Huge, backlit white wings? Check.
  • The Hall calls: Bosh, Webber, Wright among the 2021 class

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Jay Wright was in trouble three years into his tenure at Villanova, with speculation swirling that he would be fired. Ben Wallace was once undrafted and unknown. Chris Bosh’s playing career ended years before he planned. Chris Webber had been a snubbed finalist time and time again.
  • The Latest: Israeli airstrikes hit buildings, roads in Gaza

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers amid the latest escalation in the Middle East:
  • Israel strikes Gaza home of Hamas leader, destroys AP office

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel slammed the Gaza Strip with airstrikes on Saturday, in a dramatic escalation that included bombing the home of a senior Hamas leader, killing a family of 10 in a refugee camp — most of them children — and pulverizing a high-rise that housed The Associated Press and other media.
  • Medina Spirit passes drug tests, cleared to run in Preakness

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Medina Spirit has passed three rounds of prerace drug testing and been cleared to run in the Preakness on Saturday.
  • Bills sign 5 draft picks, including 2nd-round DE Basham

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills signed five of their eight rookie draft picks, including second-round selection defensive end Carlos Basham of Wake Forest, on Thursday, the eve of a three-day rookie camp.
  • The Latest: Netanyahu raps 'anarchy' of Jewish-Arab fighting

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians as Israel signals a widening military campaign:
  • In a new film, Gia Coppola dissects ‘Mainstream’ culture

    Gia Coppola was feeling out of touch with popular culture when she stumbled upon the ending of Elia Kazan’s 1957 satire “A Face in the Crowd” several years ago. The story of a folksy truth-teller who rises to dangerous levels of fame and influence on television seemed oddly prescient (and this was before it became “trendy” again after the 2016 presidential election). The image of Andy Griffith laughing maniacally stayed with her.
  • Review: 'Human Factor' gets personal about Mideast peace

    Ready for a documentary about three decades of agonizing fits and starts of the Mideast peace process, from the perspective of U.S. negotiators? You’re probably thinking that doesn’t sound too enticing right about now.
  • Arizona town readies for tourists after 'Nomadland' movie

    QUARTZSITE, Ariz. - “Nomadland” was partly filmed in the Western town of Quartzsite and won the Academy Award for Best Picture this year, but it’s still unclear if that will translate into more tourists.

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