KOMO helicopter crash: Witnesses said they heard screeching noise

KOMO helicopter crash: Witnesses said they heard screeching noise

March 19 (UPI) -- Witnesses describe strange "ding ding" sound coming from news helicopter shortly before it crashed.
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Djokovic a straight-set winner in Australian Open

Djokovic a straight-set winner in Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic started his attempt at an Open Era-record fourth consecutive Australian Open title with a straight-set win Monday.
Djokovic gets rankings points, Nadal still well ahead for No. 1

Djokovic gets rankings points, Nadal still well ahead for No. 1

LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic gains 150 rankings points this week for his two wins in the Davis Cup final but still trails world No. 1 Rafael Nadal.

Mannarino reaches second round of Colombia Open

BOGOTA, July 15 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Adrian Mannarino defeated Alejandro Gonzalez Monday to reach the second round of the Colombia Open.

Cuban dissident in Spain speaks out

MADRID, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A Cuban dissident sent into exile in Spain has spoken out against the conditions of his detention in his communist homeland, it was reported Monday.

Scorsese wins top DGA award

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese was named best feature film director for "The Departed" at the annual Directors Guild of America awards in Los Angeles.

Scorsese, Eastwood get Oscar directing nod

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese earned his sixth nod for best director for "The Departed" when the 2006 Academy Award nominees were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.

Scorcese leads Directors Guild nominations

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Several new faces were among the nominees for the annual DGA Awards announced in Los Angeles this week by the Directors Guild of America.

Cate Blanchett to make transition to stage

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Despite having five new films coming out next year, Australian actress Cate Blanchett is planning to alter her focus with a three-year stage work hiatus.

Toronto film fest abuzz about 'Babel'

TORONTO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- "Babel" and its star Brad Pitt have been causing a buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Cannes announces 19 film competitors

CANNES, France, April 20 (UPI) -- Richard Linklater's "Fast Food Nation" Thursday was named one of 19 films to compete during France's 59th Cannes Film Festival.

New Paramount chief sets first big project

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures' first major project under new studio head Brad Grey will be "Babel," starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

Real accident inspired '21 Grams'

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The man who wrote acclaimed films "21 Grams" and "Amores Perros" said they influenced by his own experience in a real-life car crash.

Interview: Benicio Del Toro

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- In director Alejandro González Iñárritu's powerful new drama, "21 Grams," Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro adds another electrifying performance to his resu
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BAFTA "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" was the big winner at Sunday?s British Academy Film Awards in London -- picking up five awards, ...
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BAFTA winners

LONDON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the British Academy Film Awards, presented in London Sunday by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts.

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SAG AWARDS NOMINATIONS The honors keep on coming for Russell Crowe and Sissy Spacek. The two are among the nominees for the eighth annual SAG Awards, announced Tuesday in Los Angeles by the Screen Actors Guild.
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Nominees for Independent Spirit Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 17th Annual Independent Spirit Awards, which will be presented in March by the west coast branch of the Independent Featu