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AFTRA elects president to complete term

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists elected Roberta Reardon as its president, the union announced in New York and Los Angeles.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Convicted ex-FBI agent wants new trial

BOSTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Ex-FBI Agent John Connolly Jr. cited "utterly explosive" statements of a former Mafia driver in his request for a new trial on racketeering charges.

Actors spar over video-game voices

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Video games generate large profits, and Hollywood movie actors are pushing to reap a bigger share of those rewards.
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent

Actors ratify new contract with producers

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Members of unions representing U.S. professional actors have ratified a new contract with producers, the unions announced Monday.

Actors to get pros, cons in contract vote

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Leaders of the two major actors union said Thursday they will recommend both pro and con arguments be included in a member vote on a new contract.

Analysis: Producers' DVD hot streak intact

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Actors and producers have agreed on a three-year contract, one that contains no changes in the decades-old formula for distributing revenues from home video sales and rentals -- and gives producers a clean sweep on that issue in the most recent round of b
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Report may wreck Boston mob extortion case

BOSTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A report Monday by the Boston Herald indicated claims of a mob shakedown that spawned a $100 million lawsuit and sent an FBI agent to jail may have been a lie.

Unions want hearings on media ownership

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Congressional representative have met with FCC officials in Washington to urge hearings be held on media-ownership consolidation.

Hollywood unions, businesses talk shop

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A panel of entertainment industry union leaders had a rare oportunity this week to speak directly to an audience of Hollywood business executives about what the
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Actors unions reject consolidation

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) -- By a slim margin, members of the Screen Actors Guild have rejected a proposal to consolidate the union with the American Federation of Radio and Television Arti
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

HOLLYWOOD UNIONS CLOSER TO NEW DEAL
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of the weekend's top Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Performers' unions confirm merger plan

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The two main unions representing actors confirmed Thursday that they're weighing a plan to merge. The plan is motivated by a recognition that the unions and their members are operating in a media environment that's changed dramatically since performers fi
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

PIRATES BOARD 'LORD OF THE RINGS'
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Convicted ex-FBI agent facing prison time

BOSTON, May 29 (UPI) -- A former FBI special agent once highly praised for recruiting gang bosses as underworld informants now faces lengthy prison time for protecting them. John Connolly remained free on bail Wednesday awaiting sentencing in August after being convicted of rack
DAVE HASKELL

Convicted ex-FBI agent facing prison time

BOSTON, May 29 (UPI) -- A former FBI special agent once highly praised for recruiting gang bosses as underworld informants now faces lengthy prison time for protecting them. John Connolly remained free on bail Wednesday awaiting sentencing in August after being convicted of rack

Jury convicts ex-FBI agent of corruption

BOSTON, May 28 (UPI) -- A federal jury in Boston Tuesday convicted a former FBI agent of racketeering and obstruction of justice. The jury deliberated over two days before deciding Joh

Jury mulls ex-FBI agent's fate

BOSTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The fate of a former FBI agent was in the hands of a federal jury Friday. The jurors were deliberating the case of retired FBI Special Agent John Connolly, accu

Jury gets FBI corruption case

BOSTON, May 23 (UPI) -- A federal jury in Boston begins deliberating Friday whether a former FBI agent was corrupted by his underworld informants or was a dedicated agent who risked his life to recruit criminal snitches for the agency's war against the Mafia. Closing arguments w
DAVE HASKELL

Jury gets FBI corruption case

BOSTON, May 23 (UPI) --

Trial of FBI agent nears end

BOSTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Closing arguments were set for Thursday in the Boston trial of a former FBI agent accused of being corrupted by the underworld informants he was supposed to be controlling. Retired FBI Special Agent John Connolly is on trial on federal charges of racketee

Ex-FBI agent's defense rests

BOSTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The defense rested Tuesday without calling a former FBI agent to rebut federal charges he took bribes to protect his gang-boss informants. Closing arguments hav
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