Show goes on: DiDonato, Beczala sing opera from apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — Joyce DiDonato and Piotr Beczala made sure the show went on, albeit in an unusual format and venue — from the living room of DiDonato's New York City apartment. The A...

Nev. union support for Sanders shows limits of labor warning

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Members of Nevada’s most politically powerful labor group were warned by union leaders that Bernie Sanders’ plan would doom their prized health care, but they voted for him anyway. ...

Fire sale: An Iran plant makes the US flags protesters burn

KHOMEIN, Iran (AP) — Near the hometown of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, workers at a small Iranian factory diligently add all 50 stars and 13 red-and-white bars to what are supposed to be U.S....

9-year-old boy among victims killed in Pennsylvania crash

A 9-year-old boy was among the five people killed in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that also injured at least 60 people, authorities said Monday. Meanwhile, authorities contin...

Name dropping: A few up-and-comers who may make mark in '20

Some are already on the ascent (rock climber Brooke Raboutou). Others are currently making waves (surfer Kanoa Igarashi) or shooting for the stars (skateboarder Poppy Starr Olsen). ...

Soul-searching in opera world after tumultuous #MeToo year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It was a tumultuous year in the opera world, a year in which sexual harassment allegations against superstar Placido Domingo prompted his disappearance from American stages and sp...

Peru's operatic knight set to enchant Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Peruvian operatic tenor Juan Diego Flórez is expected to take the stage in Taiwan after becoming the first person to perform an encore at the Teatro La Scala Opera ...

CCP destroys more Buddhist statues to stamp out religion in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of its efforts to subjugate religion in China, photos have surfaced showing the Communist Chinese government defacing, walling up, and tearing down Buddhist statues acr...

LA Opera to investigate Placido Domingo over accusations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two music companies canceled appearances by Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it would launch an investigation in response to an Associated Press story ...

Women: Opera’s Domingo sexually harassed them, hurt careers

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women profes...

Family mourns 6-year-old girl killed by father's golf shot

OREM, Utah (AP) — Relatives of a 6-year-old Utah girl who died after her father accidentally struck her with a golf ball are remembering her as a loving, playful child. Aria Hill's u...

A high-voiced rising star at 25

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen's improbable career has brought him rapidly to the brink of operatic stardom at age 25. So it's not surprising that the Brooklyn-born countertenor would fall ...

Senator proposes routine US arms sales to Taiwan once every two years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, speaking at a forum in Washington D.C. on June 18, called for the U.S. to make routine arms sales to Taiwan, proposing a single bu...

"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in "Romeo and Juliet" and the mini...

The Latest: Woman facing felony charges in Bezos protest

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a protester who approached Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on stage at a conference in Las Vegas (all times local): 2:50 p.m. ...