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Sean Baker's 'Anora' wins Palme d'Or, the Cannes Film Festival's top honor

May. 25, 2024 20:03 PM EDT

Sean Baker's “Anora,” a comic but devastating Brooklyn odyssey about a sex worker who marries the son of a wealthy Russian oligarch, won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or. The win Saturday for “Anora” marked a coronation for Baker, the 53-year-old indie...

Biden's message to West Point graduates: You're being asked to tackle threats 'like none before'

May. 25, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday told graduates of the U.S. Military Academy that their class is being called upon to tackle threats across the globe and preserve the country's ideals at home “like none before.” Biden said the phrase, the class motto, was...

4 hurt, 1 arrested after clashes between Iranian government supporters and opponents in London

May. 25, 2024 05:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police say four people were hurt and one was arrested when supporters of Iran’s authorities clashed with anti-government protesters at a London event marking the death of President Ebrahim Raisi. The Metropolitan Police force said officers were called Friday...

Iran's military says Raisi's helicopter caught fire soon after crash and there was no sign of attack

May. 24, 2024 04:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The helicopter carrying Iran's late President Ebrahim Raisi caught fire soon after it crashed into a mountain and there was no sign it was attacked, state media reported, citing the military's crash investigators. The statement from the general staff of the...

Today in History: May 24, first night game in Major League Baseball

May. 24, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 24, the 145th day of 2024. There are 221 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 24, 1935, the first Major League Baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati’s Crosley...

Iran inters its late president at holiest Shiite site in nation after fatal helicopter crash

May. 23, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran interred President Ebrahim Raisi at the nation's holiest Shiite shrine Thursday, days after he was killed in a helicopter crash that added to the woes of a country already beset by international sanctions, internal unrest and tensions abroad. ...

Mohammad Rasoulof fled Iran to debut his film in Cannes. 'I have many more stories to tell,' he says

May. 23, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

Mohammad Rasoulof was facing eight years in prison — and likely more considering the uncompromising nature of his latest film, “The Seed of the Sacred Fig” — when he decided to flee Iran. His films and statements criticizing government-sanctioned violence against protesters...

Iran's late President Ebrahim Raisi is interred at holiest Shiite shrine in nation, days after fatal helicopter crash

May. 23, 2024 11:52 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's late President Ebrahim Raisi is interred at holiest Shiite shrine in nation, days after fatal helicopter crash.

Iran's supreme leader and proxy militias pray for late president and others dead in helicopter crash

May. 22, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader and representatives of militia groups he backs in the Middle East prayed Wednesday over the coffins of the country's late president, foreign minister and other officials killed in a helicopter crash earlier this week. Hundreds of thousands...

From London to Los Angeles, many Iranians overseas cheer, and fear, after president's death

May. 22, 2024 03:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Among Iranian communities from London to Los Angeles, few tears are being shed over the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, killed in a weekend helicopter crash. But there are not always loud cheers, either. While some hope the demise of a powerful figure...