Redford to college graduates: World needs you; be fearlessWATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Redford is encouraging college graduates to be fearless in a world of challenges and to become collaborators with others and the environment to overcome life's daunting difficulties.
Redford was the commencement speaker...
Actress Anne Meara, wife of Jerry Stiller, diesLOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85.
Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided.
The Stiller family released a...
John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater successTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental...
Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finaleCANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or.
The choice of "Dheepan," as selected by a jury led by Joel and Ethan Coen, left some...
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, died Sunday. He was 78.
Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said...
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.
After officer's acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of... 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
Polish president concedes defeat after exit poll released
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county's presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician.
If the exit... Full story
New parties shake Spain's political system in local vote
MADRID (AP) — Voters punished Spain's mainstream political parties in local elections Sunday as many people switched their allegiance to new parties that campaigned on a promise of change amid chafing austerity policies, high... Full story
Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale
CANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or.
The choice of "Dheepan," as selected... Full story