Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finaleCANNES, France (AP) — Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama "Dheepan" on Sunday won the Palme d'Or, the top honor of the Cannes Film Festival.
The choice, as selected by a jury led by Joel and Ethan Coen, was unexpected. "Dheepan" is about a trio of Sri Lankans who pretend to be...
Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, has died. He was 78.
Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan Belgrave, said the musician died...
John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.
Nash and Alicia Nash, 82, of Princeton Township,...
David Letterman drives into retirement with Indy 500 tributeINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — David Letterman has a new No. 1 on his personal Top Ten list of reasons he loves the Indianapolis 500.
The freshly retired Letterman was all grins early Sunday as his IndyCar team paid tribute to the former "Late Show" host by putting a gap-toothed, smiling...
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...
Cannes celebrities protected by seagull-deterrent falconsCANNES, France (AP) — As Mary J. Blige walked outside with her entourage and Mads Mikklesen sipped his chilled glass of wine, the VIP guests of Cannes' Grand Hyatt Martinez appeared blissfully unaware of the dangers circling above their heads.
Aggressive gulls have for years been the...
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.
Susan Sarandon urges tourists to visit earthquake-hit NepalKALLABARI, Nepal (AP) — Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon is urging tourists to come to Nepal, where two powerful earthquakes in the last month killed thousands of people and raised concerns that the nation's vital tourism industry could be seriously hurt.
Sarandon is in...
'Heroes' welcome for Sweden's Eurovision winnerSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Hundreds of elated fans welcomed Eurovision Song Contest winner Mans Zelmerlow upon his return Sunday to Sweden, a mini-superpower in the world of pop music and six-time champion of the glitzy song fest.
Sleep-deprived and smiling, the 28-year-old singer-TV host...
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...
Polish election exit polls to be delayed due to voter death
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials say that exit polls in Sunday's presidential race are being delayed by 90 minutes and won't be announced until 10:30 p.m. local time (2030 GMT, 4:30 p.m. EDT).
The delay is caused by the death of... Full story
Exit polls: New Spain parties get big support in local vote
MADRID (AP) — Exit polls in Spain's local elections indicate that new parties have won strong support as voters turn their back on the country's traditional political heavyweights.
A poll by television channel Antena 3 showed the... Full story
Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh... Full story
Gay couples awake to new Ireland, hope to wed by Christmas
DUBLIN (AP) — Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.
This new reality was sinking in after the Irish people voted with a surprisingly strong 62... Full story
Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale
CANNES, France (AP) — Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama "Dheepan" on Sunday won the Palme d'Or, the top honor of the Cannes Film Festival.
The choice, as selected by a jury led by Joel and Ethan Coen, was unexpected. "Dheepan"... Full story