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CANNES WATCH: Rita Ora plans to soak up Cannes

AP Photo/James McCauley CANNES, France (AP) — Rita Ora has been to Cannes before, but she can’t tell you much about it because it felt like a blur. “I’ve never been to Cannes properly. I’ve been one time to perform, and then I left, so I never really...
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Arson suspect charged, most blazes dying down

Smoke plumes rise behind the Marine Corps Camp Pendleton entrance Friday, May 16, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif. San Diego County officials said Friday five wildfires have been 100 percent contained. Still, crews were focusing efforts on two large fires — one in the city of...
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Arson suspect charged, most blazes dying down

Smoke plumes rise behind the Marine Corps Camp Pendleton entrance Friday, May 16, 2014, in Oceanside, Calif. San Diego County officials said Friday five wildfires have been 100 percent contained. Still, crews were focusing efforts on two large fires — one in the city of...
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Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives

A member of the Bosnian army carries a boy rescued from his home, during floods, in the Bosnian town of Maglaj, 150 kms north of Sarajevo, Friday May 16, 2014. Two people drowned in Serbia and the country declared a national emergency Thursday as rain-swollen rivers across the...
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Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash

FILE – Laotian Defense Minister, Douangchay Phichit, is seen during a visit to Moscow in this Tuesday, April 27, 2004 file photo. A Laos air force plane believed to be carrying 20 people including the country’s defense minister crashed on Saturday May 17, 2014,...

ECHL Playoff Glance

Thursday, April 17: Cincinnati 4, Orlando 2 Sunday, April 20: Cincinnati 7, Orlando 3 Wednesday, April 23: Cincinnati 2, Orlando 1 Friday, April 25: Orlando 2, Cincinnati 0 Saturday, April 26: Orlando 3, Cincinnati 2, OT Tuesday, April 29: Cincinnati 2, Orlando 1 Thursday, April...
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Vietnam’s PM calls for end to anti-China protests

In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 photo, an officer on board Vietnam Coast Guard 4033 vessel films China Coast Guard 3411 vessel sailing in the waters claimed by both countries in the South China Sea. China’s deployment of an oil rig off Vietnam’s coast has prompted a...
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Lao military plane carrying defense chief crashes

FILE – Laotian Defense Minister, Douangchay Phichit, is seen during a visit to Moscow in this Tuesday, April 27, 2004 file photo. A Laos air force plane believed to be carrying 20 people including the country’s defense minister crashed on Saturday May 17, 2014,...

UN chief condemns water cut in Syria’s Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations chief has condemned a cut in water supplies in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo that he says has deprived at least 2.5 million people of access to potable water. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that preventing people access to...
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Turkish miner who survived says company to blame

Police use water cannons and teargas to disperse people gathered to commemorate the Soma mine accident victims and protest the government’s labor policy in Izmir, Turkey, late Friday, May 16, 2014. A Turkish mining company defended its safety record Friday, four days after...