Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Australian actress Nicole Kidman blows kisses to onlookers on the streets of Cannes on the eve of the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. / Loic Venance, AFP/Getty Images

1. Hopes fade for trapped Turkey miners

An explosion and fire in a coal mine in western Turkey killed at least 201 workers and left more than 200 more trapped deep inside, officials said. The accident may turn out to be the nation's worst-ever mining disaster.

2. Cannes International Film Festival opens

The granddaddy of all film festivals returns to the South of France Wednesday with previews of this year's hot films, peeks at potential award winners - and the spectacle that movie lovers have come to expect. The 67th Cannes International Film Festival promises glamour and the works of great filmmakers."When it comes to the celebration, the recognition and the love of cinema, it is a festival without peer," says Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation.

3. Obama calls for more infrastructure projects

President Obama uses New York's Tappen Zee Bridge as a backdrop today to push for more funding for highway and bridge repairs. A $3.9 billion project is underway to replace the 3-mile-long bridge across the Hudson River, linking Westchester and Rockland counties.

4. Heat, Spurs look to close out conference semifinals

Miami can end Brooklyn's season in Game 5 Wednesday (7 p.m. ET, TNT). In Miami's Game 2 and 4 victories, the Nets were either within two points or tied with less than six minutes to play but had too many empty possessions and allowed too many Heat baskets. The Spurs are looking to advance to the Western Conference finals for the third straight season. San Antonio, which has won four NBA titles, has reached the playoffs 17 straight seasons.

5. Bieber accused in attempted robbery

Beleaguered singer-songwriter Justin Bieber has been accused in an attempted robbery in the Los Angeles area, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Tuesday night.



Copyright 2014 USATODAY.com

Read the original story: 5 things you need to know Wednesday

More In

test

Real Deals

Flip, shop and save on specials from your favorite retailers in central Ohio.

GET DEALS | COUPONS

Things To Do

THU
18
FRI
19
SAT
20
SUN
21
MON
22
TUE
23
WED
24

CLASSIFIEDS

Classifieds from across Central Ohio
Lancaster
Chillicothe
Newark
Marion
Bucyrus
Mansfield
Zanesville
Coshocton

Weeklies & Shoppers

10TV Headlines

Dispatch Headlines

METROMIX