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After Cannes awards, Iranian cast receive hero's welcome

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 7:20am

Iran's state news agency is reporting that the cast and crew "The Salesman," which won two prizes at the Cannes film festival this week, have returned to the Iranian capital where they were greeted by crowds of fans.

$650K in grants to boost oral history projects, exhibits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:00am

The Michigan Humanities Council is awarding nearly $650,000 to 28 cultural organizations across the state for projects including oral histories, exhibits and digital archives.

Swedish crown princess' son Oscar Carl Olof is christened

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:20am

Crown Princess Victoria's newly born son and second child has been christened Oscar Carl Olof.

Country music takes over Baton Rouge this weekend

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:00am

Country music fans descend on Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the Memorial Day weekend to hear some of the hottest performers in the genre including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Eric Church as part of the 2016 Bayou County Superfest.

40-year mark: Spoleto Festival USA opens in South Carolina

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:40am

The Spoleto Festival USA is opening its 40th season, which promises to be a celebration of the spirit of Charleston, South Carolina.

Closing arguments next in 'Shield' actor's murder trial

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 3:40am

Closing arguments are scheduled on Friday in the murder trial of Michel Jace, who played a police officer on television, with dueling portrayals of the actor presented to a jury.

National Spelling Bee ends in its unlikeliest tie to date

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:20am

If not for his high-pitched voice, there would be no way to peg Nihar Janga as the youngest-ever winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Rapper facing charges in T.I. concert shooting

Jake Pearson and Stephanie Siek, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:10pm

Fists were flying and then bullets inside a crowded New York City concert venue where four people were shot, one fatally, and now a rapper who police say was seen on surveillance footage firing a gun is facing attempted murder and weapons charges.

Trump agrees to debate Sanders but sets stiff price

Laurie Kellman and David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:30pm

Donald Trump has provisionally accepted Bernie Sanders' proposal to debate, but the billionaire is setting a high price for participating. His condition: The hosting TV network would have to put up millions of dollars for charity.

'Groundhog Day' actress Angela Paton dies at age 86

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:50pm

Angela Paton (PAY-ton), an actress best known for appearing with Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day," has died at age 86.

The Latest: National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 3rd year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:10pm

The Latest on finals of the National Spelling Bee (all times local):

Rapper arrested in T.I. concert shooting that killed 1

Jake Pearson and Stephanie Siek, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:00pm

Police investigating a deadly shooting at a packed hip-hop concert arrested a rap artist Thursday, saying surveillance footage showed him stalking through the venue firing a gun.

Lawyer: Rapper Gucci Mane released early from Indiana prison

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:51pm

Rapper Gucci Mane was released a few months early from an Indiana prison where he was serving a federal firearms sentence, his lawyer said Thursday.

Dark musical 'American Psycho' feels the knife

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 6:10pm

The life of the Broadway musical "American Psycho" has been cut short, a victim of vicious box office numbers.

Spielberg to Harvard grads: Be the movie heroes of real life

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:20pm

In a world full of villains, Harvard University graduates must become the heroes, filmmaker Steven Spielberg told the 2016 class during a commencement address Thursday.

The Latest: NYC rapper arrested in shooting at concert hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 5:10pm

The Latest on a fatal shooting inside a New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform (all times local):

Bill Moyers turns down $35,000 speaking fee from Rutgers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:10pm

PBS journalist Bill Moyers has turned down a $35,000 fee that Rutgers University offered for speaking at part of its graduation ceremony.

Transcript: Actor said he wanted to wound wife, not kill her

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:00pm

An actor who played a police officer on television said he wanted to hurt his wife and only intended to shoot her in the leg in what turned out to be a deadly attack, according to a transcript of his interview with detectives released Thursday during his murder trial.

Memorable words from the National Spelling Bee

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:31pm

Here are some memorable words and definitions from the final rounds of the 89th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Biological terms were particularly challenging, and shorter words often present a greater challenge than longer ones, which are made up of roots that spellers can piece together.

The Latest: 'Shield' actor said he only wanted to wound wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 2:21pm

The Latest on the murder trial of Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the television series "The Shield" (all times local):