Saturday, May 23, 2015
Entertainment
Giants extend winning streak to 8 with 10-8 win over Rockies

The rains soaking Colorado let up just long enough for the San Francisco Giants to extend their winning streak to eight games Saturday.

After showers pushed the start back by 2 hours, 15 minutes, Brandon Crawford drove in three runs and San Francisco held on for a 10-8 win over the skidding Rockies in the opener of a day-night doubleheader at drenched Coors Field.

Longtime Oscars director Marty Pasetta dies in car accident

Marty Pasetta, a television veteran who directed Academy Awards telecasts for most of the 1970s and 80s, has died.

Pasetta died Thursday night in La Quinta, California, after being hit by an unattended car that was apparently left running. He was 82.

Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT

Dayton vetoes agriculture-environment and jobs-energy bills

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov, Mark Dayton vetoed two major budget bills ahead of a Saturday night deadline for final action on measures that passed before the end of the legislative session, but he proposed a temporary tax cut in return for a scaled back version of his proposal for universal preschool for all 4-year-olds.

Xfinity driver Jamie Dick crashes Charlotte

A week after metal went through his windshield and struck his helmet, driver Jamie Dick hit the wall hard Saturday during the Xfinity series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The engine on the No. 55 Chevrolet blew up on lap 45. Dick turned sideways, hit the wall as smoke billowed behind and climbed out of the car.

Marion Cotillard is queen of red carpet at Cannes' 'Macbeth'

Marion Cotillard plays a queen in Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth," but at its Cannes premiere she was also a bejeweled queen of the red carpet.

In a blue-and-rose truncated minidress from Dior's haute couture spring-summer 2015 collection, Cotillard sparkled Saturday as she posed alongside co-star Michael Fassbender, thanks to the outfit's myriad embroidered pailettes and jewels.

Nigerian senator-elect wanted for US drug deal 'arrested'

Nigerian drug agents Saturday surrounded the house of a senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that was the alleged basis for the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."

Buruji Kashamu is under house arrest, according to the chairman of Nigeria's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Ahmadu Giade.

Palme d'Or up for grabs ahead of Cannes Film Festival finale

A week and a half of French Riviera frenzy comes down to, as it always does, wild conjecture.

The 68th Cannes Film Festival concludes Sunday with the awarding of its top honor, the prestigious Palme d'Or, as well as a handful of other distinctions.

Powerful Cannes film 'Mediterranea' humanizes migrants

It may be the most topical film at Cannes — but "Mediterranea" — a searing account of a desperate African migrant who travels by boat from Burkina Faso to Italy — is not just pulled from the headlines.

It's been years in the making and is based on a true story.

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