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Cannes Film Festival, born out of war, grapples with Ukraine

Cannes Film Festival, born out of war, grapples with Ukraine

CANNES, France (AP) — The war in Ukraine took a starring role on the opening night of the 75th Cannes Film Festival and it has rarely been far out of frame since. The parties have continued nonstop, as has the red-carpet frenzy.

'FBI' season finale pulled after Texas deadly shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS pulled the season finale of “FBI” after a deadly elementary school shooting in Texas. The network said Tuesday that it will not air the show’s season four finale titled “Prodigal Son.
Top Southern Baptists plan to release secret list of abusers

Top Southern Baptists plan to release secret list of abusers

Top administrative leaders for the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in America, said Tuesday that they will release a secret list of hundreds of pastors and other church-affiliated personnel accused of sexual abuse.
Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard denies rape allegations at sex assault trial

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard denies rape allegations at sex assault trial

TORONTO — Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard has emphatically denied raping a teenager and a young woman nearly six years ago, testifying Tuesday that both encounters were consensual and "passionate.
Quebec legislature adopts Bill 96 language law, Legault calls reform 'moderate'

Quebec legislature adopts Bill 96 language law, Legault calls reform 'moderate'

Quebec Premier François Legault sought to reassure anglophones that his government's language law reform, adopted on Tuesday, won't prevent people from accessing health care in English.
Léa Seydoux, once again, rules the Cannes Film Festival

Léa Seydoux, once again, rules the Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival , yet again, belongs to Léa Seydoux.
Creator of popular kids' YouTube channel slams federal online-streaming bill

Creator of popular kids' YouTube channel slams federal online-streaming bill

OTTAWA — The Canadian creator of a children’s YouTube channel with 34.2 million subscribers has condemned the government’s online-streaming bill as a "bad piece of legislation" written by people who don't understand how digital platforms work.
Ricky Gervais' Netflix special blasted as 'anti-trans rants'

Ricky Gervais' Netflix special blasted as 'anti-trans rants'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following in Dave Chappelle's footsteps , Ricky Gervais ridicules transgender women in his new Netflix comedy special.
Artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun's Truth & Reconciliation Day painting up for auction

Artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun's Truth & Reconciliation Day painting up for auction

TORONTO — A painting by Indigenous artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun in honour of Canada's National Day for Truth & Reconciliation will go up for auction this month in support of drawing attention to the intergenerational effects of the residentia
Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

PORTLAND, Ore.