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House passes bill to reform US-funded broadcasts

A House committee unanimously approved a bill on Thursday to reform U.S.-funded broadcasting to counter what a California congressman dubs the "weaponization of information" from Russia and anti-American propaganda being aired by Iran and Islamic State militants. Read more

Blues great B.B. King's daughter to host Vegas Strip event

B.B. King's eldest daughter says she'll host a free musical tribute event at a Las Vegas Strip venue after a public viewing of her father's body at a funeral chapel. Read more

Motorcyclists to gather around US for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day is one of the biggest holidays on the calendars of motorcycle riders. This year, just about a week after nine people were killed and more were wounded in a shootout involving what authorities say were outlaw motorcycle gangs during a gathering in Waco, Texas, rallies around the coun... Read more

Sharper set to plead in federal rape case May 29

Former NFL star Darren Sharper, who already has pleaded guilty or no-contest to sexual assault charges in three states, is set to enter a new plea in a federal case next week in New Orleans. Read more

Sharper set to plead in federal rape case May 29

Former NFL star Darren Sharper, who already has pleaded guilty or no-contest to sexual assault charges in three states, is set to enter a new plea in a federal case on May 29 in New Orleans. Read more

Judge: Convicted killer Aaron Hernandez can't sell Hummer

A judge has extended a restraining order barring former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who was recently convicted of murder, from selling his 2005 Hummer and keeping the money. Read more

AP PHOTOS: Crews rake, vacuum up oil after California spill

California Oil Spill

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Cleanup is underway after an oil spill spanning 9 miles of California coastline, with crews in protective suits working hard to rake, shovel and vacuum up the sticky black goo. Read more

Huckabee is latest straw poll no-show. Is event in jeopardy?

GOP 2016 Iowa Straw Poll

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The people running Iowa's Republican presidential straw poll want less money and glitz involved as they try to take this summer's event back to basics. But now they are facing a different kind of downsizing — fewer candidates. Read more

Manfred: MASN eventually must pay Nats increased rights fees

Owners Meetings Baseball

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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will eventually be forced to pay increased rights fees to the Washington Nationals. Read more

Jeff Gordon to join Fox as full-time analyst in 2016

NASCAR Charlotte Auto Racing

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Jeff Gordon will join Fox as a full-time analyst in 2016, teaming with Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the three-man booth. Read more

Karlie Kloss towers over other celebs in stylish amfAR look

Model Karlie Kloss gave celebrity guests at the amfAR annual charity gala more than a run for their money in the style stakes, wearing a slinky diamante-encrusted halter neck cocktail gown with sensually large arm holes by Tom Ford. Read more

Nielsen: 13.76 million viewers for Letterman

Comic celebrities turned out for David Letterman's late-night farewell — and so did his biggest audience in more than 21 years. Read more

2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change

Rand Paul


Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform. Read more

Sri Lankan immigrant drama 'Dheepan' finds a home at Cannes

France Cannes Dheepan Photo Call

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Before making the Sri Lankan immigrant drama "Dheepan," French director Jacques Audiard acknowledged he couldn't have even found his characters' native country on a map. Read more

SportAccord's Vizer issues 20-point plan for talks with IOC

SportAccord IOC

Alexei Druzhinin

As more sports cut ties with his umbrella association, SportAccord chief Marius Vizer issued a 20-point plan Thursday for discussions with the IOC — including prize money for Olympic athletes and a 50 percent stake for federations in the new Olympic television channel. Read more

Cross-dressing diva Conchita Wurst to Putin: Let's hang out

Conchita Wurst would like to hang out with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read more

Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine

People Rockefeller

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The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park. Read more

Hou's 'The Assassin' offers martial arts with an arty twist

France Cannes The Assassin Photo Call

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"The Assassin" is a rare thing — a martial-arts movie in competition for prizes at Cannes. Read more

Repairs wrapping up for Galveston Arts Center to return home

Exchange Ike Galveston Arts Center

Stuart Villanueva

For more than 30 years, the Galveston Arts Center was housed in the heart of downtown on The Strand. Read more

Red carpet Emergency Room at Cannes is always full of drama

France Cannes Red Carpet Emergency

Photo by Vianney Le Caer

For most of the year, room 331 of the Martinez Hotel is just your run-of-the mill luxury five star hotel suite. Read more

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