Here are the 5 things to know this Wednesday, according to USA Today.
Hopes fade for trapped Turkey miners
An explosion and fire in a coal mine in westernTurkey 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.