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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
Cardi B tops BET noms, Nipsey Hussle up for 1

Cardi B tops BET noms, Nipsey Hussle up for 1

NEW YORK — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination.

An emotional send-off for lovable geeks of 'Big Bang Theory'

LOS ANGELES — "The Big Bang Theory" closed out its run as television's top-rated comedy with an emotional final episode that saw some big changes for the show's group of geeky misfits.

University of Oklahoma law dean named interim president

OKLAHOMA CITY — A law school dean will serve as University of Oklahoma's interim president following the sudden resignation of the school's current leader, who'd served less than a year in his role.
South Korean, 3 Filipinos freed after captivity in Libya

South Korean, 3 Filipinos freed after captivity in Libya

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A South Korean and three Filipinos have been freed following months of captivity in Libya, Seoul and Abu Dhabi said Friday.
F-16 fighter crashes into California warehouse, pilot ejects

F-16 fighter crashes into California warehouse, pilot ejects

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — An F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in California, sending a dozen people to hospitals for evaluation after they were exposed to debris, authorities said.
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