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Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 7, the 189th day of 2020. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7,...

Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis

BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — For the first time ever, Lebanon on Sunday hosted its annual music festival in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek without an audience, a move organizers dubbed “an act of...

Retired pope's elder brother, Georg Ratzinger, dies at 96

BERLIN (AP) — The Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI who earned renown in his own right as a director of an acclaimed German boys’ choir, has died. He was 96. ...

Italy honors, remembers virus dead with Donizetti's Requiem

ROME (AP) — Italy bid farewell to its coronavirus dead on Sunday with a haunting Requiem concert performed at the entrance to the cemetery of Bergamo, the hardest-hit province in the onetime epicenter...

Man allegedly threatens to kill passengers in packed train in N. Taiwan

17:45 Update: The police found the person who posted the call for help on social media, announcing that this person revised their statement to having only heard Gu murmur to himself and without a deat...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 23, the 175th day of 2020. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2...

From Italy, Muti looks to reopen US classical music scene

RAVENNA, Italy (AP) — Conducting a joyful Mozart motet, Riccardo Muti sent a resounding message Sunday night, that live classical music has returned to the Italian stage after the coronavirus lockdown...

Taiwan NSO director concludes farewell concert with Mahler pieces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Acclaimed conductor Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉), music director of Taiwan's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), on Saturday (June 20) marked the end of his 10-year tenure with a...

Trump to attend Wednesday's NASA astronaut launch in Florida

STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to be on the Florida coast Wednesday to watch American astronauts blast into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center for the first time in more than a dec...

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Today in History Today is Friday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2020. There are 223 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 22, 196...

NASA, SpaceX bringing astronaut launches back to home turf

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in nearly a decade, U.S. astronauts are about to blast into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil. And for the first time in the history of ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, May 18, the 139th day of 2020. There are 227 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 18, 198...

John Macurdy, bass who sang 1,001 times at Met, dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — John Macurdy, a bass who sang 1,001 performances at the Metropolitan Opera over four decades and created characters in notable world premieres, has died at 91, his wife said Wednesday....

China, S. Korea see new virus cases as world lockdowns ease

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China and South Korea both reported more coronavirus infections Friday after reopening economies damaged by devastating outbreaks. Around the globe, governments are opting to...

Rosalind Elias dies at 90; made Broadway debut at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosalind Elias, an American mezzo-soprano who created roles in a pair of Samuel Barber world premieres and made her Broadway debut at 81, has died. She was 90. Elias ...