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CANNES WATCH: ‘Expendables’ star gets down time

In this photo taken on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from left, television personality Ben Lyons, actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and actor Kellan Lutz pose prior to a dinner at the Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort in Tourrettes, France. Guests were invited to the property as a...
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Special Operations Forces may get ‘Iron Man’ suit

In this May 20, 2014 photo, Michael Fieldson , the civilian project manager for the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit at McDill Air Force Base, looks at sketches of the body armor exoskeleton during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Fla. Elite US...

McCartney still ill, cancels South Korea concert

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Paul McCartney has canceled his concert in South Korea next week due to the virus-caused illness that forced him to call off his entire Japan tour, organizers said Wednesday. The former Beatle, who turns 72 next month, had planned to hold...
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Missouri inmate’s hopes rest with Supreme Court

FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2014 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is Russell Bucklew who is scheduled to die for killing a romantic rival as part of a crime spree in southeast Missouri in 1996. Bucklew, who suffers from a congenital condition that...

State TV: Iran police arrest 6 over ‘Happy’ video

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Police in Iran have arrested six young people and shown them on state television for posting a video online of them dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy.” The song has sparked similar videos all over the world. But in Iran,...

Logo network to honor gay rights leaders

NEW YORK (AP) — The Logo network next month will launch what it hopes will become an annual televised event saluting pioneers in the gay rights movement, with the woman who challenged the federal Defense of Marriage act as the first honoree. “Trailblazers”...
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World shares drift as central bank cues awaited

A women looks at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in the rain in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Asian stock markets were muted Wednesday as investors watched for cues from central banks in Japan and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) A women looks at an...
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Russia: forces near Ukraine en route to home bases

Pro-Russian gunmen atop of an armored personnel carrier patrol a street in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. One rebel leader in Donetsk, Denis Pushilin, retaliated Tuesday by threatening to nationalize Akhmetov’s assets over his refusal to pay taxes to the Donetsk...
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Thai army chief assumes role as crisis mediator

A Buddhist monk walks past a Thai soldier who provides security near the pro-government demonstration site on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Thailand began its second day under martial law Wednesday with little visible military presence on the streets...

Thailand’s turmoil spotlights a colorful country

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s latest round of political turmoil has prompted the army to declare martial law, once again propelling into international headlines a colorful country known for its beaches and pagodas, spicy food and nightlife, and relative prosperity in a...