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Domingo to sing at 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival

Nov. 13, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Plácido Domingo is scheduled to sing two concert performances in Verdi's "I Vespri Siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers)" next summer as part of the 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival, which features 221 performances over 44 days and includes seven staged operas. Domingo, who turns 79 in January, was dropped or...

Smith, Cowan spark No. 7 Maryland's rally past Rhode Island

Nov. 10, 2019 12:41 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland switched its defense and steadied its offense in the second half Saturday to overcome a scare against Rhode Island. Jalen Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Anthony Cowan Jr. scored all 14 of his points in the second half and turnover-prone No. 7 Maryland overcame a...

Fatal crash caused by motorist distracted by pet dog

Nov. 7, 2019 2:34 PM EST

YORK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 73-year-old man has been killed in a crash on a Michigan roadway caused when another motorist became distracted by one of six dogs in her pickup truck. The Ann Arbor News reports Thursday that Cyril Berry Jr. died following Wednesday's crash in York Township, about 46 miles...

This is for you, South Africa: Springboks start trophy tour

Nov. 7, 2019 5:13 AM EST

With captain Siya Kolisi telling ordinary South Africans that the victory and the spoils were for them, the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks started a five-day tour on Thursday to take the trophy to people in big cities and poor townships. Kolisi, a product of one of those townships, stood in the morning...

Russell carries Rhode Island over LIU 76-65

Nov. 5, 2019 10:11 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Fatts Russell had 18 points to lead five Rhode Island players in double figures as the Rams topped Long Island University 76-65 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. Cyril Langevine added 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Rams. Jeff Dowtin and Tyrese Martin added 13...

'We love you South Africa': Kolisi pride after World Cup win

Nov. 2, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Siya Kolisi grabbed the Webb Ellis Cup, gave it a kiss and hoisted it high as fireworks exploded and his teammates — black and white — rejoiced behind him. A blowout victory in the Rugby World Cup final for the Springboks. Yet another transcendent moment for...

Springboks' 1st black captain gets his chance at history

Oct. 31, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was the week after Siya Kolisi's fourth birthday when Nelson Mandela presented Springboks captain Francois Pienaar with the Webb Ellis Cup in a defining moment for rugby, and for South Africa. Kolisi was 16 when the Springboks won their second Rugby World Cup title. There was no television...

South African police arrest 100 after refugees protest

Oct. 30, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police in the South African city of Cape Town used water cannons Wednesday while arresting and dispersing hundreds of refugees and asylum-seekers, including children, who had camped for weeks outside the U.N. refugee agency's office seeking protection after anti-immigrant attacks. Local...

MD lawmakers, officials, union meet on staffing shortages

Oct. 29, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — State union employees told lawmakers Tuesday they are concerned that staff shortages — of about 2,600, according to a 2018 study — are causing safety issues, including some injuries, for employees at certain agencies. Maryland lawmakers, state officials and union members...

Report: Saudi Aramco shares to start trading in December

Oct. 29, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A long-delayed initial public offering of the state-run oil giant Saudi Aramco will see its shares traded on Riyadh's stock exchange in December, a Saudi-owned satellite news channel reported Tuesday as the kingdom's showcase investment forum began. The report by Dubai-based...