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War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse

War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse

BALTIMORE — Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. And he did so in a race featuring a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running.
The Netherlands wins Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv

The Netherlands wins Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel — The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv Saturday, with Duncan Laurence's doleful piano ballad "Arcade" crowned champion of Europe's annual music extravaganza.
In clash with Congress, weak legal case may still help Trump

In clash with Congress, weak legal case may still help Trump

WASHINGTON — For all of President Donald Trump's talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser as his team tries to defy congressional attempts to investigate him.
Abortion rights demonstration held on Cannes red carpet

Abortion rights demonstration held on Cannes red carpet

CANNES, France — Ahead of Saturday's premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
US: Iran military could misidentify airliners amid tension

US: Iran military could misidentify airliners amid tension

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by "miscalculation or misidentification" from the Iranian military amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S.
Matthew McConaughey receives original high school diploma

Matthew McConaughey receives original high school diploma

LONGVIEW, Texas — Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating.
Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

BAGHDAD — When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside.
A newly restored 'The Shining' debuts in Cannes

A newly restored 'The Shining' debuts in Cannes

CANNES, France — Thirty-nine years later, Jack is still not a dull boy. In a new pristine, 4K restoration, Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday evening.
Political pitfalls: Iran tests 'America First' pledge

Political pitfalls: Iran tests 'America First' pledge

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump won the White House pledging to wind down the nation's many foreign entanglements and put "America First.

Official: Bomb blast in western Afghanistan kills 2

KABUL — An Afghan official says that a bomb blast in the western province of Herat has killed at least two people, including a child.