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  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

    PARIS (AP) — A Tommy Lee Jones western and a David Cronenberg expose on Hollywood are among the 18 films vying for the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The festival organizers also said Thursday that two women directors and famed New Wave filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard will be in competition...

  • Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow...

  • Court extends NYC officer's weapons case in India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court says it won't rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. The New York Police Department says Manny Encarnacion was arrested in March after Indian authorities discovered three bullets he had...

  • Ford to sell Lincoln cars in China for first time

    BEIJING (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities. Lincoln is a late comer to China's luxury car market, but Robert Parker, president of Lincoln China, said the brand is...

  • UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

    UnitedHealth Group says its first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent the performance of the nation's largest health insurer. UnitedHealth says it earned $1.1 billion, or $1.10 per share, in the three months that ended March 31....

  • Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss. Toy makers are facing a weak environment globally due to the uncertain economy and popularity of...

  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said. The morning attack at the base outside the city of Mosul, about 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad,...

  • Films by Tommy Lee Jones, Jean Luc Godard among 18 movies in running for top Cannes prize

    PARIS (AP) — Films by Tommy Lee Jones, Jean Luc Godard among 18 movies in running for top Cannes prize.

  • Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine .

  • UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    VIENNA (AP) — UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade .

  • Reality show starring Capitol Hill staffers in the works

    Hollywood might soon be coming to Hollywood for Ugly People. Sources tell the Washington Examiner that a "House of Cards" veteran is working to produce a reality show based in the district starring “D.C. up-and-comers,” including Capitol Hill staffers. The show is currently in development,...

  • Federal agencies can't track costs or benefits of National Environmental Policy Act reviews, GAO says

    Federal agencies have little data on the costs and benefits of environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Policy Act, even though thousands of projects requiring the reviews are high-profile and expensive, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office....

  • Rising GOP star strikes back after left-wing site calls her 'nasty, petty, juvenile, vindictive'

    On Wednesday, Mother Jones -- the publication that first revealed the secretly-recorded Mitt Romney "47 percent" video -- published a piece attacking New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. Like the Romney story, the article was based in part on recordings "obtained by Mother Jones." It...

  • Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a hero's welcome. Responding to what it sees as...

  • Obama must defend NATO's real red lines from Vladimir Putin's aggression in Ukraine

    Last week masked men, in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin in eastern Ukraine. They appeared to be working in tandem with local militias in defying the...



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