Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2019. There are 100 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 22,...

Bagpipes, dance, athletics return for Highland Games

LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) — The largest gathering of Scottish clans in the Northeast continues this weekend at New Hampshire's Loon Mountain. The 44th annual New Hampshire Highland Games st...

Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Barack Obama marched into the 2007 Iowa steak fry flanked by 1,000 supporters, skeptical Iowans were put on notice that he could win the caucus. A dozen years later, a new...

Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Andrews will receive the award at the Gala...

Revelers reach gates of Area 51 then peacefully rejoin party

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Hundreds of curious Earthlings from around the world traveled to the secret Area 51 military base in the Nevada desert after seeing an internet hoax dubbed "Storm Area 51." ...

Music Review: Brittany Howard shines in new solo album

Brittany Howard, "Jamie" (ATO Records) Solo projects can be hit or miss for artists looking to break from a band. For some, their newfound creative independence allows them to hit th...

Taiwan's hakka troupe helps revitalize traditional opera

Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe is renowned for its innovative approach to a once dying genre. Blending traditional and contemporary styles, its performances have proven a hit with audiences both at home...

The Latest: EU, UK agree to continue Brexit talks

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The European Union says British and EU negotiators agree to con...

Irish deputy PM says 2 sides far apart on Brexit plan

LONDON (AP) — Ireland's deputy prime minister says the "mood music" over Brexit negotiations is improving but the sides remain far apart. Simon Coveney told the BBC Friday there are ...

California's dive boat, Ghost Ship fires share legal lessons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was a bona fide boat afloat on the ocean off Santa Barbara. Both became fi...

The Latest: Stage being set for event near Area 51 in Nevada

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A stage is ...

'No path is easy': Black opera singers detail struggles

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 60 years after Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera, black singers still face unique obstacles in building their careers within the industry. ...

Review: Hiss Golden Messenger delivers music with a purpose

Hiss Golden Messenger, "Terms of Surrender" (Merge) The new album by Hiss Golden Messenger is one to play on repeat, immersing in every nuance. It's Americana music with a purpose. ...

Nevada desert towns prep for possible ‘Storm Area 51’ influx

Visitors descending on the remote Nevada desert for “Storm Area 51” are from Earth, not outer space. No one knows what to expect, but the two tiny towns of Rachel and Hiko near the once...

Nevada desert towns prep for possible 'Storm Area 51' influx

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Visitors descending on the remote Nevada desert for "Storm Area 51" are from Earth, not outer space. No one knows what to expect, but the two tiny towns of Rachel an...