CANNES WATCH: Phoenix’s last film to be released

CANNES, France (AP) — More than 20 years after his death, River Phoenix’s last film is finally getting a release. Cinemavault announced Friday that it has sold the North American distribution rights of “Dark Blood” to Lionsgate. The film has been in limbo...

Browns Release Wide Receiver Greg Little

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have released inconsistent wide receiver Greg Little. The 24-year-old Little became expendable after Cleveland added veteran wide receivers Miles Austin and Earl Bennett to its roster on Thursday. Those players were added as insurance in case Pro Bowl...
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1st of major San Diego-area fires accidental

Firefighter Philip Pinal, of Cal-Fire Lions Valley, searches for burning embers in a devastated home after a wildfire Friday, May 16, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Some evacuation orders were lifted early Friday in an area near the fiercest of several wildfires in San Diego County,...
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GM is fined $35 million over deadly defect

This Friday, May 16 2014 photo shows the General Motors logo at the company’s world headquarters in Detroit. U.S. safety regulators fined General Motors a record $35 million Friday for taking at least a decade to disclose defects with ignition switches in small cars that...

US Embassy in Kenya requests security upgrade

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. ambassador in Kenya is requesting additional security assistance and reducing the number of people stationed at the embassy because of an increase in security threats. Ambassador Robert Godec sent a letter to embassy staff Friday saying he...

Paul Casey shots 27 on back nine at Nelson

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Paul Casey has matched the PGA Tour record for the best score on a back nine, carding an 8-under 27 in the second round at the Byron Nelson Championship. The overall nine-hole scoring record is Corey Pavin’s 8-under 26 on the front nine in the...

Yardley: Book review: “Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter,” by Randall Balmer

Religion is a tricky business, never more so than when it gets mixed up with government. Although Balmer pays due respect to the argument that “religion functions best from the margins of society and not in the councils of power,” that “once a religious group panders after...
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Companies sue over possible Jackson hologram use

AP Photo/Cliff Schiappa LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owners of technology used to digitally resurrect Tupac Shakur have asked a federal judge to block the use of their techniques in any effort to project a Michael Jackson hologram at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards....

Manziel Sent Browns Text Urging Them To Draft Him

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns’ quarterbacks coach says the team received a text from Johnny Manziel during last week’s draft urging them to select him. Cleveland passed on the Texas A&M quarterback earlier in the first round but selected him with their second pick....
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Bombings kill 10, wound 70 in Kenyan market

A member of the security forces patrols at the site where two blasts detonated, one in a mini-van used for public transportation, in a market area of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 16, 2014. Two blasts hit Kenya’s capital on Friday, killing a number of people and injuring many...