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Cannes readies Palme d'Or closing ceremony

11 hours 13 sec ago

After nearly two weeks of showing stirring, sleek and thought-provoking movies -- and a couple of duds -- the Cannes Film Festival ends Sunday with an awards night to declare the winner of its coveted Palme d'Or. Critics unanimously gave the trite movie a thumbs-down.


LEADING OFF: Bernie's Bash at Yankee Stadium, Price returns

11 hours 29 sec ago

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:


Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects

11 hours 8 min ago

By Aaron Josefczyk and Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the United States. Judge John O'Donnell said Officer Michael Brelo, 31, acted reasonably in shooting the two suspects while standing on the hood of their surrounded car and firing multiple rounds through the windshield. Protesters took to Cleveland streets on Saturday night as police patrolled in riot gear.


Fighting partly destroys Yemeni-Saudi border crossing - witnesses

11 hours 9 min ago

Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which blew up part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war. The Haradh border crossing, the largest for passengers and goods between the world's top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, and its impoverished neighbor, was evacuated amid shelling which razed its departure lounge and passport section, witnesses said. Saudi Arabia has led an Arab coalition bombing the Houthis and backing southern Yemeni fighters opposing the group and loyal to the exiled government in Saudi Arabia headed by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.


Cedenio dominates Merritt at Ponce Grand Prix

11 hours 10 min ago

Ponce (Puerto Rico) (AFP) - World champion LaShawn Merritt settled for second place behind rising star Machel Cedenio in the 400m at the Ponce Grand Prix athletics meeting.


Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-4 in Game 4 of Western final

11 hours 12 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Antoine Vermette turned a huge disappointment into a moment of pure joy. That is how it goes for the Chicago Blackhawks when the playoffs go to overtime.


Cormier submits Johnson in 3rd, wins vacant title at UFC 187

11 hours 15 min ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Cormier was clearly conflicted when he got the UFC's light heavyweight title belt strapped around his waist in the same Vegas cage where he failed to win it a few months ago.


At least 10 Afghan police officers killed in Taliban assault

11 hours 22 min ago
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials in Afghanistan say at least 10 police officers have been killed in an ongoing Taliban assault in the country's volatile south.

Indonesia begins search for migrant boats

11 hours 29 min ago

Indonesia has begun search and rescue operations for stranded migrant boats carrying Bangladeshis and ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, an official said on Sunday, after it dropped a hardline policy of refusing them sanctuary. Jakarta sparked international outrage by turning away vessels filled with desperate migrants, among thousands stranded at sea since a Thai crackdown on human-trafficking in early May threw the illicit trade into chaos. While Indonesian fisherman have helped hundreds of stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshis to shore, so far there has been no official rescue effort from Jakarta.


Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia: media

11 hours 29 min ago
Mass graves believed to contain bodies of hundreds of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been found in Malaysia, media reported said on Sunday. Police discovered 30 large graves containing the remains of hundreds of people in two places in the northern state of Perlis, which borders Thailand, the Utusan Malaysia newspaper reported. It was also not clear if the bodies were members of a Muslim minority from Myanmar known as Rohingyas, the official said.

Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead

11 hours 43 min ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr described Stephen Curry's performance Saturday night simply.


Peace activists make rare crossing of North-South Korea border

11 hours 47 min ago

An international group of women peace activists, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, made a rare crossing on Sunday of one of the world's most militarised borders between North and South Korea. The group of 30 activists rode by bus through the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas in what Steinem described as a "triumph" for peace and reconciliation, dismissing criticism that the women had allowed themselves to be used as propaganda tools by the North. Detractors argued that the group's peace mission had played into the North's hands by refusing to directly criticise Pyongyang for its dismal human rights record.


Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in 'Deflategate'

11 hours 54 min ago

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" scandal.


Orioles reliever leaves game after umps inspect his forearm

12 hours 6 min ago

MIAMI (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles' bullpen was already stretched thin in the 12th inning when left-hander Brian Matusz was ejected for using a sticky substance that was on his right arm.


Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

12 hours 18 min ago

HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.


Women's walk across Koreas' DMZ denied; they cross on bus

12 hours 21 min ago

DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) — International women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates on Sunday were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark peace event.


Jennings gets 1st win, Marlins top Orioles 1-0 in 13 innings

12 hours 31 min ago

MIAMI (AP) — New Miami Marlins manager Dan Jennings splashed around in the nightclub swimming pool adjacent to the team's clubhouse, surrounded by a dozen of his players whooping it up shortly before midnight.


Protests, arrests after Ohio officer's acquittal in 2 deaths

12 hours 36 min ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in riot gear made numerous arrests as protesters took to Cleveland's 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 gunfire.


Poles to vote in presidential cliffhanger

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:40

Poles vote Sunday in the second round of a too-close-to-call presidential election with incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski trying to fend off the populist challenge of conservative newcomer Andrzej Duda. After nearly eight years in power, the centrist Civic Platform (PO), in which Komorowski once served as minister, is running neck and neck in the polls with Duda's right-wing opposition Law and Justice Party (PiS). Duda, a 43-year-old lawyer and MEP with a populist streak, scored a one percent victory by winning over disillusioned voters with promises of generous social spending, an earlier retirement age and lower taxes.


Ohio patrolman's acquittal in 2 deaths sets off protests

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:37

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 patrolman firing from the hood of the car and the deaths of two unarmed black suspects.