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Private hospitals could take some pressure off VA

FILE – This May 15, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will allow more veterans to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics. Shinseki announced the...
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The most buzzed-about performances at Cannes

Actor Steve Carell poses for photographers during a photo call for Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Actor Steve Carell poses for photographers during a photo call for Foxcatcher at the...

Director of Malaysian plane film rushed promo

CANNES, France (AP) — The director of a movie based on the Malaysian Airlines plane disappearance says he rushed the trailer of the project so he could bring it to the Cannes Film Festival. “I was seeing the festival calendars and I could not miss Cannes. And so I...
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Thai coup official: Democracy caused ‘losses’

An anti-coup protester cries as she asks a Thai soldier to go away during a demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 25, 2014. The top general in Thailand’s ruling junta warned people Sunday not to join anti-coup street protests, saying normal democratic principles...
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Sweets makers work to keep names off e-cigarettes

Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food...
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Juliette Binoche goes back to her roots at Cannes

Actress Kristen Stewart, left, and actress Juliette Binoche pose for photographers following the screening of Sils Maria at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Actress Kristen Stewart, left, and actress...

Sports Cap Sales Help College Students, Veterans

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A university in southwestern Ohio has joined with a national nonprofit group to sell co-branded sports caps with the proceeds supporting university scholarships and military veterans. Miami University in Oxford says it has joined in the effort with Operation...

Columbus, Toledo Zoos Opening New Exhibits

Two of Ohio’s zoos are opening their big new exhibits this weekend. The Columbus Zoo is showing off its 43-acre safari-themed addition where visitors can see lions, wildebeests and cheetahs. The area also offers camel rides and a chance to feed giraffes. The Toledo Zoo has...

County Around Cleveland Marks Missing Persons Day

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County is holding its first Missing Persons Day in downtown Cleveland. Officials say the event is meant to raise awareness and generate tips in missing persons cases. They also want to help people with loved ones who have...
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Carter leads Kings past Chicago 4-3 in West final

Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, left, scores past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the second period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Los...