Feel the Force: Hamill brings the voice of “Star Wars” to Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — “Warning. Air raid alert,” the voice said with the gravity of a Jedi knight. “Go to the nearest shelter.” It’s a surreal moment in an already surreal war: the low but soothing baritone of actor Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker of ‘Star Wars’, urging people to take cover whenever Russia unleashes another … Read more

Florida school uproar leads Italy to invite to watch ‘David’

ROME (AP) — A Florence museum on Sunday invited parents and students at a Florida charter school to see Michelangelo’s “David” in person after the school’s principal was forced to resign following parental complaints that an image of the nude Renaissance masterpiece was shown to a sixth-grade art class. The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, … Read more

Book thief in conspiracy who tricked famous authors avoids jail

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the stuff of novels: For years, a con artist has plagued the publishing industry, impersonate publishers and agents to carry out hundreds of literary heists. But manuscripts obtained from renowned authors have never been resold or disclosed, making thefts all the more perplexing. Filippo Bernardini’s sentencing in Manhattan federal … Read more

Afroman rapper sued by officers who raided his home

WINCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Seven law enforcement officers have sued rapper Afroman, accusing him of improperly using footage from a police raid on his Ohio home last year in his music videos. Four deputies, two sergeants and a detective from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office filed suit earlier this month, alleging a privacy breach. Other … Read more

Rapper Rick Ross thanks his neighbors for helping bring back his stray buffaloes

CNN — Rick Ross has thanked his neighbors for helping bring back his buffaloes after they wandered away from his property in Fayetteville, Georgia. The buffaloes were first seen wandering around Fayette County on March 13, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office confirmed that the bison … Read more