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London mayor sends message of support to Hong Kong emigres

London mayor sends message of support to Hong Kong emigres

LONDON (AP) — London’s mayor on Thursday sent a message of support to Hong Kong residents fleeing China’s crackdown on democracy to seek new live in the United Kingdom, saying his office will spend 900,000 pounds ($1.
Toronto Film Festival to honor Villeneuve and Obomsawin

Toronto Film Festival to honor Villeneuve and Obomsawin

Filmmakers Denis Villeneuve and Alanis Obomsawin are among those being honored at the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
Home Fires: Volcanic lava sparks decorative design

Home Fires: Volcanic lava sparks decorative design

Mother Earth has been blowing off lots of steam lately – as well as ash and a mess of lava. The volcanic eruptions, and the pumice and other rock they leave in their wake, have inspired some remarkable decorative design.

NYFF to open with Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth” starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington will have its world premiere on opening night of the New York Film Festival, organizers said Thursday. The 59th edition of the festival kicks off Sept. 24.
Private sale or trade-in? Selling your vehicle comes down to cash vs. convenience

Private sale or trade-in? Selling your vehicle comes down to cash vs. convenience

HALIFAX — Jonathan Tyson sold two cars in two years. The first, a Volkswagen Golf, he advertised through online classifieds and sold privately.
FirstEnergy to pay $230M in settlement in Ohio bribery case

FirstEnergy to pay $230M in settlement in Ohio bribery case

CINCINNATI (AP) — The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted to riveting new details of its role in the conspiracy Thursday as part of a settlement agreement with federal prosecutors, including how it used secret

Exfo board won't pursue rival bid after founder insists on his take-private offer

QUEBEC — The board of director of Exfo Inc. has decided not to pursue an unsolicited takeover proposal from competitor Viavi Solutions Inc. after its controlling shareholder rejected anything but his deal to take the company private.
Democrats stand behind Biden public lands pick amid pushback

Democrats stand behind Biden public lands pick amid pushback

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S.
Venice avoids designation as UNESCO heritage site in danger

Venice avoids designation as UNESCO heritage site in danger

MILAN (AP) — Venice and its lagoon environment avoided placement on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in danger Thursday following Italy’s ban on massive cruise ships traveling through the city's historic center.

Report: Disney may get $570M in tax breaks for new campus

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.