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April 13, 2019 - 1:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — British standup comedian Ian Cognito has died on stage during a gig. South Central Ambulance Service said medics were called to a club in Bicester, in southern England, on Thursday night, and "sadly one patient passed away at the scene." Police said the death was not suspicious. Show...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2019 file photo, Chris Rock presents the award for outstanding comedy series at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Netflix is launching its first audio venture that will feature the video streaming service’s comedy programming on SiriusXM. The companies on Wednesday, April 10 announced “Netflix Is A Joke Radio” will feature highlights from such comedians as Rock, Dave Chappelle, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes. The channel also will feature segments from future stand-up specials and clips from Netflix’s comedy talk shows. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 10, 2019 - 8:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is launching its first audio venture that will feature the video streaming service's comedy programming on SiriusXM. The companies on Wednesday announced "Netflix Is A Joke Radio" will feature highlights from such comedians as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Ricky Gervais, Sarah...
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Election officials start counting ballots at a polling station during the presidential election in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Ukrainians choose from among 39 candidates for a president they hope can guide the country of more than 42 million out of troubles including endemic corruption, a seemingly intractable conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the country's east and a struggling economy. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
March 31, 2019 - 9:56 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's presidential election (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Ukraine's central elections commission says nearly 64 percent of the country's registered voters took part in the presidential election. Only fragmentary results from the election had been reported...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 file photo shows the humanoid robot "Alter" on display at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. Understanding humor may be one of the last things that separates humans from ever smarter machines, computer scientists and linguists say. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 31, 2019 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robot walks into a bar. It goes CLANG. Alexa and Siri can tell jokes mined from a humor database, but they just don't get them. Linguists and computer scientists say this is something to consider on April Fools' Day: Humor is what makes humans special. When people try to teach...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 file photo, West Ham United's Ravel Morrison in action against Fulham during their English Premier League soccer match in London. Ravel Morrison is going to great lengths to revive his soccer career that started at Manchester United before he was sold following concerns over his attitude and he is scheduled to make his debut for Ostersund in Sweden upcoming Sunday March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
March 29, 2019 - 5:43 am
OSTERSUND, Sweden (AP) — From the Italian capital to western Mexico to a club located 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, a player who Alex Ferguson said "possessed as much natural talent as any youngster" at Manchester United is going to great lengths to revive his career. And be sure, Ravel...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gestures during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. During the plenary session the Ukrainian parliament voted to the Constitution on joining the EU and NATO. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
February 09, 2019 - 10:01 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine must join the European Union and NATO to protect itself from Russia's expansionist actions, Ukraine's president said Saturday as he officially launched his re-election campaign. President Petro Poroshenko, who is seeking a second five-year term in the March 31 vote,...
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Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during his interview with The Associated Press, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Zelenskiy, who has taken the lead in Ukraine’s presidential race, says his popularity reflects the public disillusionment with the nation’s politicians. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
February 08, 2019 - 12:44 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Election officials in Ukraine said Friday that 44 candidates have registered to compete in the March presidential election — a record for the nation. The latest polls show that comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who plays the nation's president in a popular TV series, has surged...
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CORRECTS NETWORK FROM SHOWTIME TO CW - Gina Rodriguez speaks in the A Final Farewell to "Jane the Virgin" panel during the CW TCA Winter Press Tour on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 31, 2019 - 8:58 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The upcoming final season of "Jane the Virgin" is already drawing tears. The CW show's creator, Jennie Snyder Urman, said she's crying in the editing room as she works on the concluding episodes of the show starring Gina Rodriguez. The producer and actress grew emotional...
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Jason Bateman, right, and Amanda Anka arrive at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 27, 2019 - 9:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (all times local): 6:26 p.m. Jason Bateman and Sandra Oh have won the Screen Actors Guild awards for best actors in a drama series. Bateman won for his role in...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Sandra Oh poses for a portrait in Pasadena, Calif. This year’s Golden Globe Awards is set to feel like a major evolution from four years ago, when comedian Margaret Cho was the only Asian on stage the entire evening. The awards show telecast Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, on NBC will have a decidedly different feel with co-host Oh as the first ever Asian emcee and rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians” up for two nominations, including best comedy or musical. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 05, 2019 - 12:33 pm
This year's Golden Globe Awards is set to feel like a major evolution from four years ago, when comedian Margaret Cho was the only Asian on stage the entire evening. Some slammed her comedy bit as a North Korean film journalist who spoke in heavily accented English as awkward and racist. Sunday's...
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