• 2 suspects arrested after Lyon bomb attack that wounded 13

    PARIS (AP) — French police have arrested two suspects following a blast in the city of Lyon that wounded 13 people last week, French authorities said on Monday. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner announced the first arrest on Twitter, a development later confirmed by Paris prosecutors, who handle all terrorism-related cases. The prosecutors’ office later said a second suspect was arrested …
  • Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe

    Trump breaks with Abe, says not bothered by NK missile tests

    TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is not “personally bothered” by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry Standing beside Trump at a news conference after hours of talks, Abe disagreed with the U.S. …
  • World shares advance as centrists lose ground in EU vote

    BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced Monday in Europe after centrists lost ground to pro-business and environmentalist groups in elections for the 28-nation bloc’s parliamentary assembly. Germany’s DAX climbed 0.5% to 12,066.21 and the CAC 40 in France added 0.3% to 5,332.66. Markets were closed in Britain. With U.S. markets closed for the Memorial Day holiday, the future contract for the …
  • North Korea calls Bolton ‘war monger’ over missile comment

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a “war monger” and “human defect” after he described its recent tests of short-range missiles as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The statement by an unidentified North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman came as President Donald Trump visited Japan for meetings with Prime …
  • UK Brexit party scores big as Conservatives, Labour falter

    LONDON (AP) — Veteran politician Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party scored big gains in European elections, with his party and several anti-Brexit parties dooming the governing Conservative Party and opposition Labour to humiliating defeats. With results announced early Monday for all of England and Wales, the Brexit Party had won 28 of the 73 British EU seats up for grabs …
  • Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with French carmaker Renault

    PARIS (AP) — Fiat Chrysler on Monday proposed a merger with France’s Renault, in a deal that would create the world’s third-biggest automaker and save billions needed to invest in the race to make new electric and autonomous vehicles. Shares of both companies jumped on reports of a merger. The joint company would be 50 percent owned by Fiat Chrysler …
  • European victory gives Salvini more leverage in Italy

    ROME (AP) — The League party of Italy’s hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, was one of the biggest winners in the European elections, with sky-rocketing support that bolsters his role as the flagbearer of the nationalist and far-right forces in Europe and could also shake up politics at home. With one-third of the Italian vote, the League is poised to …
  • Lil Nas X, Chase Rice to perform at Stanley Cup Final

    “Old Town Road” is coming to the Stanley Cup Final. Lil Nas X will perform the top song in the world Monday in Boston as part of the pregame festivities before the series between the Bruins and St. Louis Blues gets underway. The NHL announced Friday Lil Nas X and country singer Chase Rice as the artists who will play …
  • Charli XCX

    AmfAR gala near Cannes raises $15 million for AIDS research

    ANTIBES, France (AP) — A signed portrait of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, a motorcycle designed by Lewis Hamilton and a vacation at a private island off Tanzania were some of the items that raised $15 million at the 26th amfAR gala and auction. The event, which raises money for AIDS research, is a fixture during the Cannes Film Festival …
  • World-renowned Spoleto arts festival opens in Charleston

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston is opening 17 days of operas, plays, chamber music and jazz Friday as the world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA returns. The 43rd season of the arts festival kicks off Friday at noon with the opening ceremony from Charleston City Hall. It will run through June 9. The spotlighted performance is the opera “Salome.” Spoleto plans a …
  • Kendall Jenner

    Jenner, Banderas, turn out for glitzy amfAR gala near Cannes

    ANTIBES, France (AP) — Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas and other stars attending the nearby Cannes Film Festival turned out Thursday for the 26th amfAR Gala to raise money for AIDS research.  Mariah Carey gave a special performance for the dinner guests along with Tom Jones and Dua Lipa during Thursday’s event at the famed Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Charli XCX provided …
  • Michael Jackson’s estate and former manager settle lawsuit

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A years-long lawsuit between Michael Jackson’s estate and one of the superstar’s former managers has been settled, ending one of the final legal fights over the King of Pop’s assets. The confidential settlement announced Thursday with Tohme R. Tohme, Jackson’s manager in the last year of his life, was reached after a trial had been underway …
  • Michael Rice

    Britain’s losing Eurovision song now lower-scoring than ever

    PARIS (AP) — Britain’s Eurovision song “Bigger Than Us” is an even bigger flop than previously thought after its last-place entry was stripped of five points to correct a math error. The song performed by Michael Rice in Israel and watched by millions on Saturday had received just 16 points. But the show’s organizers added insult to injury in a …
  • Rihanna feels the pressure as she makes fashion history

    PARIS (AP) — Rihanna may have looked cool and collected next to the debut collection for her new fashion label, Fenty, donning a brilliant white tuxedo dress and a 1,000-watt smile. But on the inside it was another story. “It’s all a facade,” said the Barbados-born star who has become the first black woman to launch a major Parisian fashion …
  • China state TV carries Daily Show spot on Huawei lead in 5G

    BEIJING (AP) — China has deployed an unlikely voice in its trade war with the U.S.: Trevor Noah of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. A brief clip from the comedian’s “If You Don’t Know, Now You Know” segment on Chinese equipment maker Huawei’s dominance in next-generation 5G mobile technology ran on state broadcaster CCTV’s national lunchtime news on Monday. It …
  • Scott Pelley

    Pelley says complaints to execs led to evening news ouster

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley says he lost that job because he wouldn’t stop complaining to management about the hostile work environment for men and women. Pelley was forced out of the position in 2017 after six years on the job. The “60 Minutes” correspondent told CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, however, that things have …
  • NBC, NHL encouraged about ratings heading into Cup Final

    The television ratings for this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs have been steady despite many top markets not having teams qualify and finalists from the past two years eliminated in the first round. Going into the start of Monday’s final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins, television ratings for all games across NBC Sports Group are slightly down from …
  • The Latest: Sunny the dog stars at Cup Final media day

    BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on media day at the Stanley Cup Final (all times Eastern): 3:45 p.m. The biggest star at Stanley Cup Final media day doesn’t play for the Boston Bruins or St. Louis Blues. He’s 18-month old “Today” show dog Sunny, who roamed the interview room the day before the Cup Final begins, interacting with players in …
  • Miller Lite

    Judge: Anheuser-Busch must pull some ads about MillerCoors

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors’ light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers. U.S. District Judge William Conley for the Western District of Wisconsin on Friday granted a preliminary injunction sought by MillerCoors that temporarily …
  • Adam Levine leaving ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons

    NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Levine is leaving NBC’s “The Voice” after 16 seasons. Carson Daly made the announcement Friday morning on the “Today” show. Daly said Gwen Stefani will return for season 17 in Levine’s chair. The Maroon 5 frontman wrote a length Instagram post Friday, saying the Emmy-winning show “went on to be a life shaping experience that …
  • Mexican American sisters of ‘Vida’ back amid gentrification

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Starz drama “Vida” returns for its second season on Sunday with an even deeper exploration of an issue facing many U.S. Latino communities: gentrification. The show follows Emma and Lyn, played Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera respectively, who have inherited from their late mother an East Los Angeles apartment building and a lesbian bar. Each …
  • Mena Massoud

    ‘Aladdin’ soars, but ‘Booksmart’ barely passes at box office

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” crushed the competition at the box office, which included two new original R-rated films that opened as counterprogramming to the family pic: The critically acclaimed teen comedy “Booksmart” and the horror movie …
  • Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Pedro Almodovar

    Bong d’Or: Korean director wins Cannes’ top prize

    CANNES, France (AP) — South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s raucous social satire “Parasite,” about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, won the Cannes Film Festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or, on Saturday. The win for “Parasite” marks the first Korean film to ever win the Palme. In the festival’s closing ceremony, jury president Alejandro …
  • Bale, Damon set to star in film chronicling 1966 Le Mans

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Bale remembers hunkering down in front of a television set with his father to watch Formula One races, back in the glory days of Alain Prost, Jacques Laffite and Nelson Piquet. They even went to Brands Hatch before F1 left the circuit near Kent, England. So the actor who’s been behind the wheel of the Batmobile …
  • Elle Fanning

    Fanning says she’s been transformed by Cannes experience

    CANNES, France (AP) — Elle Fanning, the youngest juror ever at the Cannes Film Festival, said she’s been transformed by her experience at the French festival. The 21-year-old actresses’ jury service came to an end Saturday with the Cannes closing ceremony. She wanted the festival to keep going. “I didn’t know how I would come out of this experience. I …
  • Bong Joon-ho

    The Latest: Bong Joon-ho’s satire “Parasite” wins Palme d’Or

    CANNES, France (AP) — The Latest on the Cannes Film Festival (all times local): 8:25 p.m. South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s social satire “Parasite,” about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, has won the Cannes Film Festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or. The win for “Parasite” marks the first Korean film to ever win …
  • Best actor at the Cannes Film Festival goes to Antonio Banderas for director Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory”

    CANNES, France (AP) — Best actor at the Cannes Film Festival goes to Antonio Banderas for director Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory”
  • At the Cannes Film Festival, Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne win best director for “Young Ahmed”

    CANNES, France (AP) — At the Cannes Film Festival, Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne win best director for “Young Ahmed”
  • Truex overcomes early problems to win Coca-Cola 600

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. gave team owner Joe Gibbs another reason to celebrate at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then broke to the front on a wild final restart and won the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four seasons Sunday night. It was the perfect cap to …
  • The Latest: Salvini says populists will control 150 EU seats

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 3 a.m. The leader of Italy’s right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, calculates that populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new 751-seat European Parliament. Votes were still coming in early Monday, but Salvini told RAI state television that his League, Marine …
  • Scott Pelley

    Pelley says complaints to execs led to evening news ouster

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley says he lost that job because he wouldn’t stop complaining to management about the hostile work environment for men and women. Pelley was forced out of the position in 2017 after six years on the job. The “60 Minutes” correspondent told CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, however, that things have …
  • Beckham scores as United faces Bayern 20 years after CL win

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wound back the years as the Manchester United manager came off the bench to score for Alex Ferguson’s side against a Bayern Munich team in the “Treble Reunion” match — 20 years to the day after United won the 1999 Champions League final. Fans young and old descended on Old Trafford on Sunday …
  • Stan Lee, Keya Morgan

    Man accused of defrauding comic book icon appears in court

    PHOENIX (AP) — A former business manager of the late comic book legend Stan Lee had his initial court appearance early Sunday in Arizona, where he was arrested after fleeing California charges of fiduciary elder abuse. Keya Morgan appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court on a charge of being a fugitive of justice. Court documents show Los Angeles police alerted …
  • Stan Lee, Keya Morgan

    Stan Lee’s former manager arrested on elder abuse charges

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend. Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month. Morgan faces felony charges including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an …
  • Melania Trump colors fish with kids at Japan digital museum

    TOKYO (AP) — Melania Trump was perfectly cool Sunday at an air-conditioned interactive digital museum in Tokyo where she drew a purple fish and had it projected on a digital aquarium on the wall, as she and her host, Japanese first lady Akie Abe, joined dozens of schoolchildren while their husbands played golf under the scorching sun. Mrs. Trump drew …