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Woodstock 50 plans roll on; court nixes cancellation bid

NEW YORK — The Woodstock 50 festival is back on after a court on Wednesday rebuffed an ex-investor's effort to cancel the anniversary extravaganza — but organizers will have to do without some $18 million, at least for now.

Upgrades done at popular music venue in time for '19 season

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — A $1.75 million renovation project has been completed at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in time for the start of the summer concert season later this month.

Toddler missing for 3 days in rural Kentucky is found safe

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky State Police say a 22-month-old boy has been found safe, almost three days after disappearing from his rural Kentucky home. State police said in a tweet the boy was found just before 2 p.m.
Julianne Moore on gender parity: 'I believe in quotas'

Julianne Moore on gender parity: 'I believe in quotas'

CANNES, France — Julianne Moore says that for the movie industry to reach gender parity, it's necessary to implement quotas.
TV's Sandra Lee, NY Gov. Cuomo are selling house

TV's Sandra Lee, NY Gov. Cuomo are selling house

NEW CASTLE, N.Y. — Food Network star Sandra Lee says she and her longtime partner, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are selling their house in the New York City suburbs.
'Fire and Fury' author has new Trump book out in June

'Fire and Fury' author has new Trump book out in June

NEW YORK — The author of "Fire and Fury" has more inside stories on the Trump administration. Michael Wolff's "Siege: Trump Under Fire" comes out June 4, Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday.
Retail sales in 2019 are a wild ride, slip 0.2% in April

Retail sales in 2019 are a wild ride, slip 0.2% in April

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales declined last month as Americans cut back their spending on clothes, appliances, and home and garden supplies. Sales dropped 0.2% in April, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, after a big 1.7% jump in March.
US industrial production down 0.5% in April

US industrial production down 0.5% in April

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production fell in April, dragged by a big drop in factory output as production of autos and auto parts continued to slide. Industrial output — reflecting total production at factories, utilities and mines — dropped 0.

Ford adds 270,000 cars to recall for unintended rollaways

DETROIT — Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly. The addition covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion midsize cars with 2. 5-litre engines.

Life without parole for New Orleans rapper in double murder

New Orleans rapper Widner 'Flow' Degruy has been sentenced to two life terms without parole for the 2015 Memorial Day slaying of two brothers.