Hungary: Death toll rises to 19 in Danube tour boat crash

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The death toll from last week's Danube River crash between a sightseeing boat and a cruise ship has risen by four to 19, Hungarian police said Thursday. Poli...

No time to chicken out: Hungary's opposition gets creative

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Selling yourself in five minutes can be tough. But that's all Hungary's opposition parties have been given on state media to promote their visions for Sunday...

Hungary stems migrant flow, but issue remains big in EU vote

ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of migrants a day streamed through the Hungarian village of Asotthalom on their way to Western Europe in 2015. Today there are almost none. So one might think the p...

Review: Josh Ritter's 'Fever Breaks' is especially engaging

Josh Ritter, "Fever Breaks" (Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers) Josh Ritter's "Fever Breaks" is a work of stacked marvels, the result of an auspicious collaboration with Jason Isbell ...

Review: Alan Parsons quotes from his past on 'The Secret'

Alan Parsons, "The Secret" (Frontiers) Magic is one of the themes of "The Secret," Alan Parsons' latest project, and it is best represented by the instrumental opening tune, "The Sor...

Review: J.J. Cale's posthumous album is vital and inviting

J.J. Cale, "Stay Around" (Because Music) J.J. Cale's "Stay Around" is a posthumous collection of 15 previously unreleased tracks that is as authentic as any of the original and compi...

Review: The Yawpers rock hard and soft on 'Human Question'

The Yawpers, "Human Question" (Bloodshot Records) Denver trio The Yawpers are intense and dynamic on "Human Question," a rambunctious album tracing some of the many paths that rock '...

Review: Damien Jurado's frugal sounds rich with love, hope

Damien Jurado, "In the Shape of a Storm" (Mama Bird Recording Co.) Damien Jurado's sneakily quiet "In the Shape of a Storm" is as stark as its cover illustration, but within, the fru...

Review: Scottish band Idlewild return with refreshing album

Idlewild, "Interview Music" (Empty Words) Scottish rock band Idlewild already have one comeback album in their catalog — 2015's "Everything Ever Written" — but four years on, their s...

Review: Gino Vannelli's emotions carve up 'Wilderness Road'

Gino Vannelli, "Wilderness Road" (SoNo Recording Group) Looking for a jazzy follow-up to George Michael's "Kissing a Fool"? Try Gino Vannelli's "Gimme Back My Life." ...

Review: Chris Cohen wraps melancholy in agreeable melodies

Chris Cohen, "Chris Cohen" (Captured Tracks) Like a vaccine on a sugar cube, Chris Cohen's third album disguises consequential content with sweet sounds and agreeable melodies. ...

Review: Steve Earle's 'Guy' digs deep in mentor Clark's work

Steve Earle, "Guy" (New West Records) Guy Clark was one of Steve Earle's main mentors— Townes Van Zandt, the other — and Earle has honored the brilliant songwriter, who died in 2016,...

Review: Luther Dickinson, sisters in song share 'Solstice'

Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon, "Solstice" (New West) Some of the solo and parallel projects of North Mississippi Allstars guitarist-vocalist Luther Dickinson ha...

Review: Ex-Prince guitarist Donna Grantis explores fusion

Donna Grantis, "Diamonds & Dynamite" (eOne) Like with Miles Davis or David Bowie, having played with Prince is an entry in a musician's resume that's worth a thousand recommendat...

Hungary leader grapples with EU as corruption concerns rise

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As the Hungarian prime minister's conflicts with the European Union appear headed to a breaking point, calls are increasing for greater scrutiny of his government's spending o...