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Author: 0 Cannes Film Festival: Sofia Coppola becomes second woman to win best director

The festival's most esteemed award, the Palme d'Or , hasn't been accepted by a woman since 1993, when Jane Campion won for her work on The Piano . "Please know that you are not forgotten". Phoenix was recognized for his role in Lynne Ramsay's thriller " You Were Never Really Here ", in which he played a tormented war veteran trying to save a teenage girl from a sex trafficking ring.

Culture Sunny, with highs arond 80 — Sunday weather
Author: 0 Sunny, with highs arond 80 — Sunday weather

A few showers around. Lows will be in the lower 70s. South southeast wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. Small rain chance. Highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. Memorial Day itself should be partly sunny, with highs around 77. Thursday and Friday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid days with a 30% chance of scattered showers and storms and temperatures in the upper 80s. Tonight .Mostly cloudy.

Culture Governor Abbott signs bill to reduce handgun license fees
Author: 0 Governor Abbott signs bill to reduce handgun license fees

Greg Abbott made the gaffe while visiting a gun range in the state capital Austin, where he was signing a bill lowering the cost of a handgun license. After opening 222 new cases last year, the Texas Education Agency opened another 159 cases between September 1 and April 1, up about 40 percent from the same period last year.

Author: 0 Rocker Chris Cornell has died at age 52

Chris Cornell , lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave , died Wednesday night after performing in Detroit , his representative told CNN . "There is no additional information at this time", the Wayne County office added. Soundgarden bagged Grammys in 1995 for their songs Black Hole Sun and Spoonman. RIP Chris Cornell , and thank you. Cornell released five solo records and toured Australia in 2015 with a string of shows off the back of the album, Higher Truth .

Culture 10 inmates escape from Minnesota prison; 1 still on the lam
Author: 0 10 inmates escape from Minnesota prison; 1 still on the lam

According to the Minneapolis Police, those three inmates were still handcuffed and sitting inside the stolen van. Lino Lakes is also a site of the Minnesota Sex Offender Treatment Program, which can house 270 offenders. One man, James Douglas Mitchell, 26, remains at large. The sheriff's office said that four inmates were still at large, though the Department of Corrections said five were at large.

Culture Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley
Author: 0 Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley

Williams , who has won the most Grand Slam singles titles in history, has become more active in the tech and entrepreneurial worlds. Her most recent addition to that stellar performance was a win at the Australian Open. Combined with her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian , Williams can now play a significant role in the future of e-commerce and technology developments from her Silicon Valley boardroom position.

Culture The 'Game of Thrones' official season 7 trailer is here
Author: 0 The 'Game of Thrones' official season 7 trailer is here

The iconic villain's presence in Game of Thrones Season 7 promo art could mean something. From the East , we see Grey Worm, part of Daenerys' army. Jon is the King in the North . Sansa is with Jon, but has Littlefinger whispering in her ear, trying to divide them. Speaking with EW, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, explained: "I'm like, 'Already? Now?" The Dothraki are fighting someone in Westeros, presumably after disembarking all those boats.

Culture Scott Disick's Hidden Hills home has been burgled
Author: 0 Scott Disick's Hidden Hills home has been burgled

But with all those cameras around, maybe they're keeping it private? Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian are showing off their sexy bodies in Cannes! One more item of note: even the notoriously cynical Gossip Cop is reporting that Scott is in need of rehab for at least his alcohol problem if not more .

Culture Chris Cornell, Lead Singer Of Soundgarden And AudioSlave, Dies At 52
Author: 0 Chris Cornell, Lead Singer Of Soundgarden And AudioSlave, Dies At 52

Saturday's Pointfest event at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, which was to be headlined by Soundgarden , is officially canceled following the death Wednesday night of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell. In 2001, Cornell joined Audioslave and the band released three albums - disbanding in 2007. He covered Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" on his Carry On album.

Culture Lil Wayne Threatening to Sue Martin Shkreli Over Leaked
Author: 0 Lil Wayne Threatening to Sue Martin Shkreli Over Leaked "Carter V" Songs

Now it seems like Pain doesn't give a f*ck about waiting any longer. In the 2009, T-Pain teamed up with Lil Wayne to record a bunch of tracks for their collaborative T-Wayne album that was unfortunately shelved. According to TMZ , Lil Wayne has threatened to sue pharma-bro Martin Shkreli if he shares any more material from his long-awaited album. T-Wayne comes at an interesting time for T-Pain and Lil Wayne .

Culture On Mother's Day, remember those who are grieving
Author: 0 On Mother's Day, remember those who are grieving

Moms got through sickness, diaper changing and bottle feeding. "It's a 24-hour job", explained Christy Savage of Vestavia Hills. I grew up with a single-mother and every year my younger siblings and I would destroy the kitchen while making her breakfast in bed .

Author: 0 'Unprecedented' cyber attack hits 100 countries including India

Those expectations prompted businesses to call in technicians to work over the weekend to make sure networks were protected with security updates needed to thwart Eternal Blue. These hackers "have caused enormous amounts of disruption- probably the biggest ransomware cyberattack in history", said Graham Cluley, a veteran of the anti-virus industry in Oxford, England.

Author: 0 Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries: Europol chief

The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center was "working round the clock" to restore vital health services, while urging people to update security software fixes, run anti-virus software and back up their data elsewhere. Russia's Interior Ministry, with oversight of the police forces, said about "1,000 computers were infected", which it described as less than 1 percent of the total, according to its website.

Culture Happy Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You
Author: 0 Happy Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You

Sounds pretty exciting, right? You may see fans today dressed up as their favorite characters, and some may bring Star Wars-themed foods to the office. "It's challenging from his melancholy melodies up until his really hectic marches in Empire strikes back". "Tomorrow is May 4th and May the 4th be with you ".

Author: 0 Jason Chaffetz asks DOJ inspector general to investigate firing of James Comey

For anyone who spent Tuesday night and Wednesday "in airplane mode", Trevor Noah caught everyone up on President Trump's firing of James Comey, and its implications, on Wednesday's Daily Show . Mr Trump's stated reason for firing Mr Comey was greeted with overwhelming skepticism from Democrats as well as some Republicans, and many U.S. political observers.

Author: 0 Charlie Hunnam rejected offer from Game of Thrones

A SPECIAL preview screening of the highly anticipated epic film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is being held in Bangor on Sunday. More than 30 years later, Hunnam found himself pulling the fabled sword from the stone, now reimagined as his father Uther's calcified body, in a Hollywood movie.

Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard's Injuries Could Be Worse Than Expected

Leonard twisted his ankle in Game 5 when he stepped on James Harden's foot in the third quarter. While the execution was poor, by both teams, during the overtime of Game 5 it was nice to finally have some real drama. I think everything was good, but I'm not a doctor. "I have no clue". At long last, the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs will meet with a chance to make a trip to the NBA Finals on the line.

Culture Wall surprised by fans' vulgar Oubre chant
Author: 0 Wall surprised by fans' vulgar Oubre chant

Some of the early transition points were on Celtics leak outs, but as a team, you have to be faster to react. Did he say good screen-setter? They should've known Boston would be in "win-or-go-home" mode. The half ended with Boston leading, 67-51. Bojan Bogdanovic came off the bench and led the second unit with 19 points and 10 boards. Horford finished with 19 points and Jae Crowder added 18.

Culture 'Alien: Covenant' Is The Scariest In The Series
Author: 0 'Alien: Covenant' Is The Scariest In The Series

Scott did think that the main problem of fans in the first prequel movie was the lack of the famed xenomorphs. As a science fiction fan, I've always shuddered at the thought of an alien bursting out of my chest. Giger. The "Last Supper" and " The Crossing " prologues will really bring some clarity to a few plot points in the movie. Warning: If you're considering watching " Prometheus " and want to remain unspoiled, don't read the final "What do I need to know?" section.

Culture Exit polls in South Korea forecast win for liberal Moon
Author: 0 Exit polls in South Korea forecast win for liberal Moon

Liberal Moon Jae-in has declared victory in South Korea's presidential election after his two major rivals conceded defeat Tuesday. South Korean presidential candidate Hong Joon-pyo (C) of the Liberty Korea Party and his wife (R) cast their votes in the presidential election at a polling station in Seoul on May 9, 2017 .

Author: 0 US Secretary Tom Price defends cutting almost $1 trillion from Medicaid

Labrador responded: "That line is so indefensible". Continuing his vociferous campaign for the GOP healthcare plan, Trump took another potshot at Obamacare, calling it a lie and dead. Many of these constituents know they can not depend upon their senators, on their own, to block the House bill. She says senators will "come up with a whole new fresh approach".

Author: 0 Conservative party wins over 550 seats amid Labour lossess local polls

That figure this time appears to be down to barely 3 per cent. "The Conservatives have managed to pull in people who voted Leave [in last year's European Union membership referendum] while retaining Remainers", he said. The local elections will also provide the first real test of the hypothesis that Ukip's vote is collapsing in the Tories' favour, as May pledges to deliver Brexit.

Author: 0 USA regulator vows to roll back 'net neutrality' rules

Pai has already ended those investigations, but he said , "We shouldn't leave the Internet conduct standard on the books for a future Commission to make mischief". "Title II has kept countless consumers from getting better internet access or getting access, period". Republican lawmakers who opposed the 2015 rules on Wednesday invited Democrats in Congress to work on net neutrality legislation that would take precedence over FCC regulations.

Culture Here's What's In The Republicans' Revised Health Care Bill
Author: 0 Here's What's In The Republicans' Revised Health Care Bill

House speaker Paul Ryan said the American Health Care Act "protects people with pre-existing conditions ". The bill has provoked widespread condemnation as hospital associations, consumers and insurers have said the new proposals would make health care less affordable.

Author: 0 Trump's pick for Army secretary drops out

Democrats and military groups fiercely opposed Green over his past comments about the LGBT community, Muslims and Latinos as well as legislation he worked on in the Tennessee state senate. Green graduated from West Point in 1986 and served as an Army physician. Green had also made Islamophobic remarks, saying he does not believe schools should teach students about the Muslim faith.

Author: 0 'Baahubali' 2 amasses Rs 792 crore worldwide

Adding the weekend collections of Rs 128 crore, Baahubali now stands at a total Hindi collection of over Rs 200 crore at the box-office. With PK at the top of the tree with 792 Crores will be dropping to the second position tomorrow with Baahubali collections not getting down even on the working days.

Author: 0 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3: Director Reveals Third Installment Details

And fans of the wrestler-turned-actor have even more to look forward to from him after James Gunn's eagerly anticipated film. But George Lucas, who produced "Howard the Duck", the first modern-age movie rendering of a Marvel comic, knows better than anyone how hard it can be to make sci-fi amusing.

Culture Lawmakers to airlines: Improve service or Congress steps in
Author: 0 Lawmakers to airlines: Improve service or Congress steps in

But Shuster and others said they would prefer not to legislate around issues about how airlines sell their product. Lawmakers let airline executives know how much they fly (a lot) and how unhappy they are with them (very) during Tuesday's congressional hearing on airline customer service.

Author: 0 Anaheim Ducks: Corey Perry Needs to be Better in Game 3

We knew we were in a real dogfight then. Even after the Boston Celtics dropped the first two games of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, coach Brad Stevens wouldn't let his players drop their heads. The second break came early in the final period when Silfverberg took a deft pass from Manson between the circles and drove the puck by Talbot. In the earlier game, Vladimir Tarasenko finally came to life as the St.

Author: 0 Easter: Nigerians should imbibe Christ's sacrificial spirit - Jonathan

So as this Easter weekend approaches, do give time to reflect on the great sacrifice Christ made for humanity and pray that this life-changing impact of Easter continues to impact us all for the better. I asked myself the question, "How did Easter come about?" "We must proclaim the resurrection of Christ in our daily lives, actions and conduct.

Author: 0 San Jose Sharks break out in 7-0 rout of Edmonton Oilers

Certainly Talbot does not bear sole responsibility for the loss because he had no appreciable defensive help. Chris Tierney , battling for a loose puck in the corner, was struck in the groin by the stick of Oilers center Leon Draisaitl , who got a five-minute penalty for spearing and a game misconduct.

Culture 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Keri: Guide to flirting and romancing the Asari journalist
Author: 0 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Keri: Guide to flirting and romancing the Asari journalist

Even though it might not live up to some people's expectations, real people spent years of their lives and hundreds of hours working on a game meant to be played for your enjoyment. Mass Effect Andromeda has a ton of things that you can do and in-game sex is one of them. This armor gives you a 2% boosts in encounters XP. You can check out some of the action in the video below.

Culture 'Bachelor' Spoilers Week 11: Nick Viall's Final Pick Looks At Wedding Dresses
Author: 0 'Bachelor' Spoilers Week 11: Nick Viall's Final Pick Looks At Wedding Dresses

Sources connected to Le Chateau tell us the shop invited Vanessa - who's from Montreal - to check out their new line and to talk about a partnership once Bachelor wraps. This means Rachel goes home. By the time Vanessa gets to the sauna, she curls up in a ball and really doesn't even care if Nick's there. "Definitely not true about the whole orgasm thing".

Author: 0 Women's March on Washington 2017: Find Michigan Sister March

There will be protest marches by women and minorities resentful of what some consider a stolen election, even as the victorious pro-Trump brigade will roll into town to party, including a group of motorcycle enthusiasts going under the banner Bikers for Trump.

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