Berlin Wall, 9/11 symbols offer message to Trump at NATO
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Berlin Wall, 9/11 symbols offer message to Trump at NATO

BRUSSELS (AP) — A U.S. president who wants to build walls is celebrating the collapse of one of the world’s most iconic barriers: the Berlin Wall. Donald Trump looked on Thursday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg unveiled two sections of the Berlin Wall that divided the German city until 1989, … Continue reading

The Latest: Armed officers deployed to trains across UK
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The Latest: Armed officers deployed to trains across UK

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 4:00 p.m. British Transport Police says armed officers will patrol some U.K. trains for the first time because of the increased threat of extremist attacks. The patrols will begin Thursday afternoon. Officials say the plan is to “ensure … Continue reading

Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care
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Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That option is unlikely to gain much traction as President Donald Trump’s administration and Republicans in Congress … Continue reading

Technical problems force HBO to scrap Jon Stewart venture
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Technical problems force HBO to scrap Jon Stewart venture

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO is scrapping a web-delivered satirical project it was developing with Jon Stewart, a change of plans that keeps the popular political humorist on the sidelines as the Trump administration continues to provide his fellow comedians with comic gold. “HBO and Jon Stewart have decided not to proceed with a short-form … Continue reading

Russell stops Escandon to retain WBC featherweight belt
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Russell stops Escandon to retain WBC featherweight belt

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Gary Russell Jr. began his first hometown fight night by manning his brothers’ corners. He closed it with an apology for the near-melee created by super middleweight Andre Dirrell’s trainer in the co-featured bout. In between, he made easy work of Oscar Escandon, stopping him in the seventh round to … Continue reading

Curry’s 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115
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Curry’s 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the Western Conference Finals. Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State beat injury-ravaged San Antonio with a 129-115 victory Monday night, … Continue reading

Hugh Jackman’s secret? He didn’t know wolverines are real
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Hugh Jackman’s secret? He didn’t know wolverines are real

NEW YORK (AP) — After playing Wolverine in nine movies, Hugh Jackman arguably knows more about the superhero than anyone. But that wasn’t always the case. He recalls researching the animal when he first got the role and being somewhat mistaken about the character. For one thing, he had no idea that a wolverine is … Continue reading

Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1
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Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

NEW YORK (AP) — A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday, killing a teenager, then emerged from his wrecked vehicle wild-eyed and waving his arms before he was subdued by police and bystanders. The driver, a 26-year-old U.S. Navy … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump denies asking Comey to shelve Flynn probe
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The Latest: Trump denies asking Comey to shelve Flynn probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has responded with a direct “no, no” to a question about whether he asked former FBI Director James Comey to shelve an investigation into his former national security adviser. Trump also was questioned Thursday over revelations that he … Continue reading

‘Wonderstruck,’ with deaf newcomer Simmonds, lands at Cannes
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‘Wonderstruck,’ with deaf newcomer Simmonds, lands at Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — The cacophony of the Cannes Film Festival was tamed Thursday by a deaf 14-year-old actress, Millicent Simmonds, whose screen debut is being hailed as a breakthrough. Todd Haynes’ partly wordless fable “Wonderstruck” premiered in competition at Cannes, bringing the festival one of its most anticipated films and a possible Academy Awards … Continue reading

Marvel Universe LIVE!: Superheroes save the day in new show
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Marvel Universe LIVE!: Superheroes save the day in new show

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — There’s a moment at the start of the new Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes show when Spider-Man enters from backstage and zigzags through the air, soaring above the floor. Such display of superpower strength is startling, the director says, and the scene still takes his breath away. “It’s an incredible … Continue reading