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...
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.
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...
Venice officials shut down mosque-inside-church art exhibitMILAN (AP) — Authorities in Venice on Friday closed a working mosque in an ex-church that was Iceland's contribution to the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair on the grounds that it was being improperly used as a place of worship.
Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Buechel's...
Protests, arrests after Ohio officer's acquittal in 2 deaths
CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight as protesters took to the streets after a judge found a city police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a barrage of police... Full story
Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead
HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 40 points and the Golden State Warriors made it look easy against Houston, beating the Rockets 115-80 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
The Warriors won the first... Full story
Ohio patrolman's acquittal in 2 deaths sets off protests
CLEVELAND (AP) — The acquittal of a white Cleveland police officer Saturday set off angry but mostly orderly protests while shining little light on how an event that started with a car backfiring could end in a 137-shot barrage, the... Full story
The Latest in Cleveland: Multiple arrests after verdict
Cleveland police say more than a dozen arrests have been made at one location during protests Saturday night over the acquittal of a patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects after a high-speed... Full story
Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage
DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.
As the official... Full story