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  • Adam Maleski

    Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

    WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) — Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall. The median annual household income is $38,000 — about 25 percent below the national average. Nearly 20 percent of its 1,800 residents live in poverty. And more than one ...
  • Only on AP: CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That’s the biggest raise in three years. The bump reflects how well stocks have done under ...
  • Hock E. Tan

    The biggest CEO pay raises and pay cuts of 2016

    Here are the three CEOs who got the biggest pay raises last year, and the deepest pay cuts, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. ___ Top raises: ___ 1. Hock Tan Broadcom Corp. $24.7 million, up 513 percent ___ 2. Thomas Rutledge Charter Communications Inc. $98 million, up 499 percent ___ 3. Robert Kotick ...
  • Colin Farrell, Tilda Swinton, Charlize Thero

    Cannes fetes itself with massive 70th anniversary bash

    CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d’Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival’s birthday. Big names from across cinema streamed down the Cannes red carpet Tuesday night for a ceremony. Earlier in the day, the festival gathered more ...
  • Expiring law could leave Route 66 towns without key funding

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program, which would end years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns. A federal law authorizing the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is set to expire in two years, ...
  • Neighbor charged in Ohio fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A neighbor of a family that died in a house fire was charged Tuesday with intentionally setting it ablaze, killing two adults and five children. Stanley Ford, 58, was charged with aggravated murder and arson, Akron police said. Investigators would not discuss a possible motive in the May 15 fire or say what led them to ...
  • Manchester police name bomber, hunt for accomplices

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American pop star’s trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Monday night carnage, which also left ...
  • Manchester police name bomber, hunt for accomplices

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American pop star’s trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Monday night carnage, which also left ...
  • The Latest: Annan says extremists ‘will lose this time, too’

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 6:59 p.m. Former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan says the world must stand together against “the extremists and terrorists” responsible for the attack in Manchester and similar senseless violence elsewhere. Annan told The Associated Press on Tuesday that all countries need ...
  • Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey Republican congressman who helped push the House health care bill to passage quit his post Tuesday as a chairman of the chamber’s moderate Tuesday Group, criticizing colleagues for having “different objectives and a different sense of governing than I do.” Rep. Tom MacArthur, a second-term congressman, played a central role in reviving the GOP ...
  • The Latest: Macron pledges improved intelligence cooperation

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 2:10 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron walked to the British Embassy to offer support to the ambassador there, and pledged to improve intelligence coordination in Europe. He said “it’s all of free Europe that was attacked, all of Europe’s youth ...
  • Donald Trump

    Trump condemns against ‘wicked ideology’ behind terror

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned a deadly attack at a pop concert in Manchester, England as the act of “evil losers” and called on nations to band together to fight terrorism. “The terrorists and extremists, and those who give them aid and comfort, must be driven out from our society forever,” said Trump, speaking ...
  • Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A night highly anticipated by Ariana Grande fans ended in blood and terror after police said a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the Manchester Arena. At least 22 concertgoers were killed and about 60 others were wounded in the Monday night bombing, with six area hospitals treating the victims by Tuesday morning. Shaun Hunter was with ...
  • The Latest: Police say bomber died in concert attack

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England (all times local): 8 a.m. Manchester police say the man who set off an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England died in the attack. Police said Tuesday 22 people died in the attack Monday night. It wasn’t clear ...
  • Missing earring halts Philadelphia TV weather forecast

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia meteorologist has a TV news anchor to thank for finding an earring that fell off during her live forecast. In a video posted on Cecily Tynan’s social media accounts , she can be seen giving the details for Memorial Day weekend weather when her earring pops off. Moments later, WPVI-TV anchor Jim Gardner walks behind ...
  • Andrei Arshavin

    A year before World Cup, Russian clubs battle financial woes

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kuban Krasnodar’s fans hoped that signing Andrei Arshavin would herald long-awaited success for their club. The local governor hoped for a pre-election boost. By July 2015, Arshavin had lost much of the pace and attacking skill which made him a star in England for Arsenal years earlier, but he was still among Russia’s best-known footballers. Like most ...
  • PBS airing live nature special from Alaska this summer

    NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a special live event this summer where cameras will try to catch bears, wolves, eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat in Alaska. “Wild Alaska Live” will air over three nights on PBS on July 23, 26 and 30. Cameras placed in the Tongass National Forest, the Kenai ...
  • Three lawsuits allege foot-dragging by Fox on harassment

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three new lawsuits filed Monday allege racial discrimination or sexual harassment at Fox News, deepening the network’s legal woes. The cases increase to 23 the number of past or present Fox employees represented by attorney Doug Wigdor, the majority having cases alleging racial hostility by a since-fired financial executive. Fox said Monday that the lawsuits have ...
  • Nicole Kidman

    With 4 projects at Cannes, Kidman is open to ‘bold’ material

    CANNES, France (AP) — Unveiling a new chapter in her already-considerable career, Nicole Kidman has brought four projects to Cannes this year, making her almost ubiquitous at the French Riviera festival. “I’m at that place in my life where I’m trying to pretend I’m 21 and starting my career,” Kidman, who turns 50 next month, told reporters on Monday. “I ...
  • Billy Bush

    Billy Bush says he’s ready to get back into television

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Today” co-host Billy Bush says he’s a better man and ready to get back into television seven months after being fired from his job at NBC following the release of a videotape in which he can be heard engaging in lewd talk with Donald Trump. In an interview posted Sunday, Bush told The Hollywood Reporter ...
  • Vanessa Bayer

    Cast member Vanessa Bayer leaving ‘SNL’

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” is losing cast member Vanessa Bayer following this weekend’s season finale. Bayer is finishing her seventh season with NBC’s comedy institution, and her memorable impressions include Miley Cyrus, Rachel from “Friends” and Jonah the Bar Mitzvah Boy. She’s been with the show longer than any other female cast member. Bayer, who’s acted in ...
  • Colin Farrell, Tilda Swinton, Charlize Thero

    Cannes fetes itself with massive 70th anniversary bash

    CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d’Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival’s birthday. Big names from across cinema streamed down the Cannes red carpet Tuesday night for a ceremony. Earlier in the day, the festival gathered more ...
  • Cannes festival holds moment of silence for Manchester

    CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival paused Tuesday for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Thierry Fremaux, director of the festival, led Cannes in a minute of silence from the red-carpet steps of the Palais, the festival’s hub. The moment, he said, was to show ...
  • Roger Moore

    Reaction to death of actor Roger Moore at age 89

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Roger Moore Tuesday at age 89: — “The world has lost one of its great champions for children — and the entire UNICEF family has lost a great friend. In his most famous roles as an actor, Sir Roger was the epitome of cool sophistication; but in his work as a ...
  • ‘Dangal’ becomes China’s biggest non-Hollywood foreign film

    BEIJING (AP) — The Aamir Khan film “Dangal,” about an Indian man training his daughters to become wrestlers, has become China’s biggest-grossing non-Hollywood foreign movie. The Indian film, whose name translates as “Let’s Wrestle, Dad,” was released in China on May 5. By Tuesday, it had pulled in 806 million yuan ($117 million) in mainland China, according to data from ...
  • Rebel Wilson

    Rebel Wilson tells court Australian articles hurt her career

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A tearful Rebel Wilson testified on Tuesday that a series of magazine articles published in Australia were a deliberate attack on her character and damaged her acting career. Wilson is suing Australian publisher Bauer Media for defamation over several articles published in 2015 that the Australian-born actress said led to her film contracts being terminated. The ...
  • Zack Snyder

    Zack Snyder exits ‘Justice League’ after daughter’s death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The recent death of director Zack Snyder’s daughter has driven the prominent filmmaker to step away from finishing the ensemble superhero movie “Justice League.” A source close to production who was not authorized to speak publicly said Monday that director Joss Whedon would take over completing the film, which should still hit its Nov. 17 release. ...
  • Jordan Peele

    Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ follow-up set for 2019 release

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian turned filmmaker Jordan Peele is following up the remarkable success of “Get Out” with a provocative original thriller set for release in March 2019. Universal Pictures announced the release date for Peele’s untitled film on Monday. Peele’s buzzy directorial debut “Get Out” became a box office phenomenon this year grossing $229.6 million worldwide on a ...
  • Colin Farrell, Tilda Swinton, Charlize Thero

    Cannes fetes itself with massive 70th anniversary bash

    CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d’Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival’s birthday. Big names from across cinema streamed down the Cannes red carpet Tuesday night for a ceremony. Earlier in the day, the festival gathered more ...
  • Manchester police name bomber, hunt for accomplices

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American pop star’s trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Monday night carnage, which also left ...
  • The Latest: Annan says extremists ‘will lose this time, too’

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 6:59 p.m. Former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan says the world must stand together against “the extremists and terrorists” responsible for the attack in Manchester and similar senseless violence elsewhere. Annan told The Associated Press on Tuesday that all countries need ...
  • Bill Cosby

    8 people now seated on jury in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three more jurors were chosen Tuesday to serve on the panel that will hear Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case, bringing to eight the number so far agreed upon by prosecutors and the defense team. Lawyers will continue to question Pittsburgh-area residents this week until they find a panel of 12 jurors and six alternates in a case ...
  • Bill Cosby, Angela Agrusa

    The Latest: 8th juror chosen to serve in Cosby assault case

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A man in his 30s who says he doesn’t watch much news has now become the eighth juror chosen in Pittsburgh for Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial. Lawyers have now selected five men and three women for the trial starting June ...
  • Roger Moore

    Reaction to death of actor Roger Moore at age 89

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Roger Moore Tuesday at age 89: — “The world has lost one of its great champions for children — and the entire UNICEF family has lost a great friend. In his most famous roles as an actor, Sir Roger was the epitome of cool sophistication; but in his work as a ...
  • Victims of attack in United’s ‘hearts,’ Jose Mourinho says

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The victims of a deadly bomb attack were in the “minds and hearts” of the Manchester United squad that flew to Stockholm for the Europa League final, Jose Mourinho said Tuesday. The club’s players and coaching staff observed a minute’s silence at a morning training session, a day after at least 22 people were killed when an ...