A trifle for the queen: UK unveils Jubilee pudding winner

LONDON – It’s not just a trifle. It’s history. A 31-year-old copywriter’s seven-layer lemon Swiss roll and amaretti trifle beat 5,000 desserts in a U.K.-wide competition to become the official pudding — or dessert, if you’re not British — of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Contest organizers hope people throughout Britain will serve Jemma Melvin’s sunshine … Read more

Ukraine band favored in Eurovision Song Contest final

MILAN – Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra and its members’ folk-hip hop anthem to their war-torn nation is the oddsmaker’s favorite to win the Eurovision Song Contest, an event intended to celebrate diversity and promote friendship among nations. Twenty-five bands are set to compete Saturday in the grand final of the annual songwriting contest. It’s taking … Read more

Jury clears American Airlines in celebrity chef’s alleged sexual assault of flight attendant

FORT WORTH, Texas – Jurors in a civil lawsuit decided Wednesday that American Airlines did not bear responsibility for an alleged sexual assault against a flight attendant by a celebrity chef who was hired by the airline as an independent contractor. The jury in state court in Fort Worth deliberated for parts of three days … Read more