At Cannes, Michel Franco's 'Chronic' looks death in the faceCANNES, France (AP) — Death is something we'd all like to avoid. But director Michel Franco thinks a reluctance to look at the end of life is unhealthy.
The Mexican filmmaker's Cannes Film Festival entry "Chronic" stars Tim Roth as a homecare nurse to the dying. It's an unflinching...
Palme d'Or up for grabs ahead of Cannes Film Festival finaleCANNES, France (AP) — A week and a half of French Riviera frenzy comes down to, as it always does, wild conjecture.
The 68th Cannes Film Festival concludes Sunday with the awarding of its top honor, the prestigious Palme d'Or, as well as a handful of other distinctions.
Longtime Oscars director Marty Pasetta dies in car accidentLA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Marty Pasetta, a television veteran who directed Academy Awards telecasts for most of the 1970s and 80s, has died.
Pasetta died Thursday night in La Quinta, California, after being hit by an unattended car that was apparently left running. He was 82.
B.B. King memorial more cheers than tears in Las VegasLAS VEGAS (AP) — A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas.
"B.B. was energetic, Amen?" Pastor Pamela Myrtis Mason said to open the service that drew more than 350 to...
CANNES WATCH: Going out In styleCANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was going out in style this weekend, with Marion Cotillard drawing raves on both carpet and screen at the "Macbeth" premiere and the very cool entourage from the LA indie "Dope" continuing to wow the fest as anticipation grew for...
Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booedVIENNA (AP) — Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies.
Italy took third...
B.B. King Homecoming festival honors memory of blues legendJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of music fans are expected to let the good times roll Sunday at the 35th annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival, a free gathering that the legendary bluesman started in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi.
Performers this year include a country blues...
Nigerian senator-elect wanted for US drug deal 'arrested'LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian drug agents Saturday surrounded the house of a senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that was the alleged basis for the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."
Buruji Kashamu is under house arrest, according to the...
Separating earthquake fact from fiction in 'San Andreas'LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood sign topple. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge.
Sensation of 'Dope' continues at Cannes Film FestivalCANNES, France (AP) — A year ago, writer-director Rick Famuyiwa was struggling to find financing for his film after studios in Hollywood passed on it. Now, he's sitting in a restaurant at Cannes riding the sensation of "Dope," his comic Los Angeles coming-of-age tale that sparked a...
Poles vote in cliffhanger presidential election runoff
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles were voting Sunday in the final round of a cliffhanger presidential election race between the conservative incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski and an even more conservative challenger.
In his five years in... Full story
At Cannes, Michel Franco's 'Chronic' looks death in the face
CANNES, France (AP) — Death is something we'd all like to avoid. But director Michel Franco thinks a reluctance to look at the end of life is unhealthy.
The Mexican filmmaker's Cannes Film Festival entry "Chronic" stars Tim Roth as a... Full story
Local elections in Spain test upstart parties' voter appeal
MADRID (AP) — Local elections in much of Spain could see two upstart parties end nearly four decades of dominance by the conservative Popular Party and the center-left Socialists.
At stake in Sunday's vote are 8,100 town halls as well... Full story
Ethiopians vote in 1st election without former strongman
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians voted Sunday in national and regional elections, the country's first since the 2012 death of its longtime leader, but the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power.
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'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a... Full story