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University gets horror filmmaker George Romero's archives

University gets horror filmmaker George Romero's archives

PITTSBURGH — The University of Pittsburgh is getting a spooky addition: the archives of late iconic horror filmmaker George A. Romero.

Judge won't kick decision in Smollett case to another judge

CHICAGO — A judge has rejected a request to have a judge outside Chicago consider whether to appoint a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case.
Business manager sentenced for defrauding Ne-Yo, McKnight

Business manager sentenced for defrauding Ne-Yo, McKnight

NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey man who served as business manager for Ne-Yo has been sentenced in Ohio to more than seven years in prison for defrauding the R&B singer in a sports beverage scheme.
Woodstock 50 festival: Investment bank is lining up money

Woodstock 50 festival: Investment bank is lining up money

NEW YORK — Organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival are signalling progress toward resolving a financial crunch after a falling-out with backer Amplifi Live. The festival announced Friday that investment bank Oppenheimer & Co.
Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

WASHINGTON — Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S.

Explosions near Syrian capital in apparent Israeli strikes

DAMASCUS, Syria — Several explosions were heard in the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday night as the country's air defences opened fire on "objects" coming from the direction of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state media reported.
United Airlines to lay off 100 in Houston, outsource jobs

United Airlines to lay off 100 in Houston, outsource jobs

HOUSTON — United Airlines says it will cut about 100 accounting jobs in Houston in July and shift the work to a contractor. The airline reported the layoffs in a letter this week to the Texas Workforce Commission.

Thief must pay $28K to fix stolen 'Dukes of Hazzard' Sno-Cat

EAGLE, Colo. — A Colorado man has been ordered to pay more than $28,000 to cover damages after he pleaded guilty to stealing a Sno-Cat painted to look like the "General Lee" car featured in the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard.

Coin toss settles rare Philippine election tie

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine election officials settled a rare tie in a mayoral race on Friday by tossing a coin.
Uncertainty looms over UK as Brexit compromise talks fail

Uncertainty looms over UK as Brexit compromise talks fail

LONDON — Talks between Britain's Conservative government and the opposition Labour Party seeking a compromise over Brexit broke down without agreement Friday, plunging the country back into a morass of uncertainty over its departure from the European